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    Health warning in place at 'Coca Cola Lake'

    Lake Rotopotaka at Cape Karikari, widely known as Coca Cola Lake, is not suitable for swimming purposes.

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    Chinese trade deal contradicts NZ govt recycling plans

    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern admits that her Government has a contradictory approach to reducing plastic waste. When asked if the Otakiri deal goes against the governments vision, the PM responded: “Actually, I do.”

  3. Video for 118 million litres of wai Māori exported for 52c per litre
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    118 million litres of wai Māori exported for 52c per litre

    The government and local councils gave the green light to suck up 118 million litres of wai Māori, at a mere 52 cents a litre last year. A Chinese water bottling giant in Otakiri wants to increase that amount by 154,000 bottles an hour. In defending their application to bottle the wai, Creswell NZ LTD said that New Zealand’s reputation could be tarnished because the government actively encouraged the company owners to invest here.

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    Whakatāne rāhui ignored after tragic drowning

    Fishing boats continue to go out on the water despite the rāhui that Ngāti Awa have placed on the Whakatāne River. The rāhui was imposed after the tragic death of a person in a water-related accident yesterday.

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    3.7 million plastic Chinese bottles infuriate Otakiri locals

    A Chinese bottling giant is seeking Māori approval to suck more water from Otakiri Springs, near Whakatane. The Environmental Court granted consent for their expansion, but locals are not happy.

  6. Video for Kawerau residents told to boil drinking water after health concerns
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    Kawerau residents told to boil drinking water after health concerns

    The council is warning residents of Kawerau to boil their water before drinking, as high levels of E. coli were found in their regular water tests. 

  7. Video for Manukau Cruising join lifejacket lending initiative
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    Manukau Cruising join lifejacket lending initiative

    Fishermen and those wanting to get out into one of New Zealand's dangerous stretches of water, Manukau Harbour can now borrow a lifejacket from the Manukau Cruising Club for the price of a gold coin. This is the newest lending hub with more being launched in the coming months.

  8. Video for Water: Western worldview locking out Māori knowledge, expert says
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    Water: Western worldview locking out Māori knowledge, expert says

    What happens when you mix traditional Māori knowledge and modern science at a water wānanga in the North? You get a clearer picture of how the western worldview of water has locked out traditional knowledge, Māori expert Rereata Makiha says. Reporter Dean Nathan has this report.

  9. Video for Hapū calls for more consultation in Council water consent process
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    Hapū calls for more consultation in Council water consent process

    Hapū concern over the impact of council consent to draw water from rivers and streams around the Whatitiri area and the toll they say it’s taken on Poroti Springs has been a contentious issue in Northland for years.

  10. Video for Hapū concerned about water levels at Poroti
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    Hapū concerned about water levels at Poroti

    A representative of the Whatitiri Māori Reserves Trust says the Northland Regional Council is making moves to avoid consulting with hapū and iwi. This follows an application made by council to reduce its daily water intake which could impact the requirement to consult hapū around resource consent.

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