4 Jan 2024

Stench won't be a 'major issue' at Juicy Fest, mayor says

From Morning Report, 8:52 am on 4 January 2024

The Seaview Treatment Plant, which has plagued Lower Hutt residents with offensive odours for months, has installed new biofilters ahead of schedule, which Hutt City council says is the first step towards improving its smell.

The news comes ahead of Friday's hip-hop and R&B concert, Juicy Fest, at Hutt Park, which is only about 500 metres from the treatment plant.

But it's not been enough to appease some festival-goers, with social media awash with attendees trying to sell their tickets for the event.

Lower Hutt mayor Campbell Barry spoke with Charlotte Cook.