Tagged: Nelson, whitebait
The Marie Stream was muddied and laden with sediment after an earthworks discharge in April 2017, much to the dismay of residents who reported it to the Nelson City Council.
Contractors fined after sediment destroys native fish habitat in Nelson Contractors developing a large Nelson retirement village have been fined $90,000 for “gross pollution” of a stream.
At an Environment Court hearing in Nelson, Judge Brian Dwyer said sediment from earthworks discharged into Maire Stream meant the population of indigenous banded kokopu had sharply declined and may not recover.
See Hannah Bartlett’s article on Stuff.co.nz 31 May 2018
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