Saturday, 04 July 2020


It is unlikely that Thames-Coromandel District Council will be prosecuted for breaching their resource consent to supply water to Whitianga during last summer’s prolonged drought. This confirmation was provided to The Informer after councillors heard at a full council meeting on Tuesday from Whitianga Residents and Ratepayers Association chair, Len Salt, that Waikato Regional Council “was not impressed” with TCDC.

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