TODAY: Water Quality in the Far North - Who is testing, why, and what are they doing about it?

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Water Quality in the Far North: Who is testing, why, and what are they doing about it?

TODAY
Public Meeting
6pm Monday 8th February 2010
Coopers Beach Christian Youth Camp

As part of Doubtless Bay Community Care for Our Catchment programme, there will be a Water Quality meeting at the Coopers Beach Christian Youth Camp (next to the Coopers Beach Creek, Kanekane Stream) from 6pm today (Monday 8th February).

The public and all interested groups are urged to attend this meeting which will seek to define the roles of local government and health agencies as they relate to monitoring water quality and following up the results of water testing. Representatives from those agencies will be present and it is hoped that there will be greater transparency re their respective roles by the end of the meeting.

For more information on Doubtless Bay Community Care for Our Catchment click here. All enquiries to Richard Robbins at the Far North Environment Centre, 09 408 1086, or please click here to email.


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