Articles By: Geoff Mercer

Spillway did not work – claims

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Flood group score: failed miserably WHY does Bay of Plenty Regional Council have a flood protection and control group of activities? To “provide security, and…

How low can it go?

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LAKE Matahina was lowered to a lake height of 71.6 metres – its minimum consented operating level – ahead of the April 6 Edgecumbe flood,…

Flood property buy out

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OWNERS of red-stickered homes in Edgecumbe have been told Bay of Plenty Regional Council wants to buy them to enable stopbank and other infrastructure repairs…

Lime to counter sewage

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LIME is to be applied to sewage-contaminated paddocks near Taneatua and Edgecumbe. According to Whakatane Civil Defence, sewage ponds near both towns were overtopped by…