5 Nov 2021

Covid in Taranaki wastewater: Iwi question delay sharing news

From Checkpoint, 5:11 pm on 5 November 2021

A positive wastewater test in Taranaki has people fearing Covid has spread far beyond the Auckland border.

An ESR sample from Stratford taken on Monday has returned a strong positive result - with authorities informed last night.

But there was no official announcement until this morning, and that has iwi in the region questioning why it took so long to alert the local community.

Our Taranaki Whanganui reporter Robin Martin has been in Stratford.