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Community cleans Mangatarere stream

Oct 23rd, 2012 | By | Category: Radio News

THE CARTERTON community is taking action to improve the water quality of the Mangatarere stream, deemed one of the worst waterways in New Zealand.

The Mangatarere stream restoration society was set up to improve the river ecosystem, and it recently lead a group of volunteers to plant 500 flax and toetoe bushes along the banks.

Spokeperson Jill Greathead says it’s great to see locals from the community, industry and iwi joining forces with the agricultural sector to tackle the task.

FW: The majority…

LW: …plant his stuff

DUR: 18 secs

Jill Greathead says industrial pollution, waste runoff from farms, water treatment plant overspill and stormwater drainage are the biggest obstacles to cleaning up the Mangatarere water.

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