25 Aug 2020

PONG to track bad smells in Marlborough

From Lately, 10:40 pm on 25 August 2020

There's a bad smell in the air in Marlborough, and the local council is determined to sniff it out. 

Marlborough District Council solid waste manager Alec McNeil has come up with a plot called 'Prevailing Odour Not Good' - or PONG, which is currently before the council for consideration. The scheme would allow people to be able to report strong odours so they can be mapped and traced. 

Land north of Marlborough's Wairau Bar is home to more than 30 archaeological sites, but iwi say they are not protected by a new environment plan.

Photo: LDR / Chloe Randford