Posts tagged "Hokitika"

Storm cuts power to Westland milk factory and forces farmers to dump milk

[2 February/ NZ Farmer] Westland Milk Products had to temporarily close its factory in Hokitika and dozens of farmers in the region have had to dump milk because of power cuts and impassable roads. ‘There’s flood damage to roads and trees down so tankers cannot get through,” a Westland Milk Products spokesman said. According to...

Westland Milk warned over wastewater

[10 November/New Zealand Herald] Westland milk has acknowledged whitebaiters concerns about wastewater discharge into the Hokitika River. In a statement yesterday, they accepted that their dairy residue was likely responsible for disrupting whitebait fishing nets. The West Coast Regional Council has issued the company with a formal warning. Chief Executive Toni Brendish said that the...