Gisborne rivers contaminated with sewage

Aroha Treacher

Ehara ngā awa o Tūranganui a Kiwa i te wāhi pai hei papa haratau mā te kapa hoe waka ama wāhine taiea o te motu.  E noho mōrearea ana te oranga o ngā kaihoe, tōmua nei i ngā whakataetae ā-ao e kainamu ana. Kei a Aroha Treacher ngā kōrero.

Ngā awa e toru o Tūranga Nui a Kiwa kua pokea e te para hamuti.

Hei tā Kiwi Campbell nō te roopu waka ama o Elite Women, In the last two years it seems like its happening quite frequent which is really a huge concern for our community, we've had a breakout of illnesses with regards to the sewage being pumped into the river.”

Ahakoa te tūpono kei māuiui rātou, kāore he kōwhiringa kē atu mēnā kei te hiahia haere tonu rātou ki te whakataetae o te ao.

“So we just have to take more precautions and make sure we rinse all our gear off, make sure we wash off, no open sores when we hit the water, its pretty shocking but the level that we compete at we need to be on the water,” hei tā Campbell.

E ai ki te Koromatua o Turanga Nui a Kiwa a Meng Foon, “Ka katia te paipa ka pupū ake te teko me te hinu kei rō i te awa koira te mea raru.”

Engari, ko tā te Kaunihera a Rohe o Tūranga Nui a Kiwa kei te ngana marika rātou ki te whakatika i te raru nei.

“Ko te mea raru i te kainga ehara te mea raru i te paipa ko te hinu te mea raru ko te hinu te ngako o te kaupapa ko te raru o te kaupapa ko te hinu,” hei tā Foon.

Ko tā te kaunihera kei te ngana rātou ki te whakamōhio atu i te hunga o reira kia kaua ai te hinu i puru