NRC Report #045 Oakleigh,Whangarei beef and dairy cattle in tidal waterways Jan

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    Lee Arbach TBP

    To –Northland Regional Council and Whangarei District Council Cc ,DOC, NIWA, NKONWM hapuu and stakeholders.
    Hot line Report #083 – Beef cattle continue to foul the Waikaurakaura tidal stream that flows on into the Oakleigh and Whangarei moana
     This report was sent to NRC as a hotline report on 29.07.2014. Two prior reports have been sent to NRC in regard to this same location –* Reports #049 sent on 07.03.2014 and #045 Report sent 30.01.2014 This is the third report on this farmer at this location.
     This is the eighth report on the Whangarei harbour catchment where beef are causing considerable damage to the riparian at seven different locations. All locations continue to be polluted.
     The Whangarei Harbour is a NRC “priority catchment” and comes under the NRC banner of “Waiora Northland Water”. This programme takes responsibility for the wellbeing of the Whangarei Harbour and its catchments. The catchment committee needs to respond to these obvious detrimental effects at these seven locations.
     Beef cattle continue to foul the Waikaurakaura tidal stream at Oakleigh, Whangarei.They are polluting the stream with excrement, urine and sediment run-off. The stream is part of the Hatea River catchment and flows on down to the Whangarei moana.
     Please advise what action has been taken to instruct this farmer to cease causing detrimental effects to this stream and the greater harbour waters that it flows on into.
     * NRC is now acknowledging receipt of ERP-A reports, but there is no “out-come” on action taken by the farmer to mitigate or eliminate the effects. These reports are clear breaches of the RMA and NRC are duty bound to resolve the issue and to not to let it carry on as is evidenced in this report.
    naku noa
    Millan Ruka
    Environment River Patrol – Aotearoa
    My hapu – Te Uriroroi, Te Parawhau, Te Mahurehure ki Whatitiri

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