Posted by: Matthew | November 8, 2011

Horizons not doing their job

On the Manawatu Standard website is this story: Callers say it is Smelly and Smoky

From it:

“Almost half the environmental incidents recorded by Horizons in the past two months have been related to air and include bad smells and heavy smoke. They have been reported to Horizons’ pollution hotline or noted by its compliance staff. Forty complaints about air quality were received. ”

and also:

“In rural areas there should be no offensive smoke or odour that crosses property boundaries and smoke must not affect visibility on roads or for aircraft.”

So there are at least 40 times when the rules have been breached in two months, which means Horizons is failing at enforcing the rules.

It’s pretty much the fact that all rural burnoffs cause offensive smoke and odour, so all rural burnoffs should be banned. C’mon Horizons do your job. We actually don’t like being subjected to offensive smoke and odour.


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