Residents upset over new well site

Michele Ong, Taranaki Daily News, writes: A group of angry Stratford residents who believe they were not properly consulted over a proposed new well site showed up in full force at an independent hearing yesterday. The matter was heard before commissioner Greg Carlyon at the Stratford District Council in determining whether Tag Oil had acted…

Let’s focus on the issues- water quality and TRC

In response to recent Letters to the Editor let’s focus on the issues. Water quality and the Taranaki Regional Council.  The dairy and ever-expanding oil and gas sector in Taranaki place increasing pressure on the environment particularly with direct discharge to water. Freshwater quality limits are being determined nationally. The Ministry for Environment (MFE) upgraded…