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Charges have been laid after silt from a storm-damaged dam clogged Wairoa waterways over the summer.
A company whose damaged dam poured silt into Wairoa waterways for months over summer had been breaching its resource consent for years. Audio
Wairoa locals want the government to investigate why it has taken months for a privately-owned dam, which is letting silt into waterways, to be fixed. Video, Audio
Wairoa iwi are angry at the way a private company has treated local waterways, after a dam broke three months ago, contaminated rivers and stopped people from fishing and swimming over the summer. Audio
The Wairoa District Council has been spending thousands cleaning up silt from its drinking water after a privately owned dam broke, its mayor says. Video, Audio
The Hawke's Bay Regional Council is reviewing a plan to stop the discharge of sediment from the Waihi Dam into the Waiau River near Wairoa.
It's been three months since sediment started pouring into the Waiau River, but Hawke's Bay Regional Council hopes it will only be another two weeks before the issue is solved.