The future of the Kakanui Camp remains with the Environment
Court as owners of a neighbouring property and the camp's
owner work through a mediation process aimed at resolving
outstanding issues to avoid a full hearing.
A colony of nesting gulls responsible for polluting the
Kakanui River and a popular North Otago swimming hole cannot
be removed from the area because the colony contains
protected bird life.
Community rivers are not industrial sewers, Otago regional
councillor Bryan Scott says.
Federated Farmers is warning against a possible "witch-hunt"
against dairy farmers, after a new study of water quality in
the Kakanui catchment found it failed to meet national
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