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E coli test 'not thorough enough' for health

PUBLISHED: Radio New Zealand - 24th August 2016 Written by: Alexa Cook Rural E coli water tests don't pick up all the bugs from animals and some could be slipping through the cracks, a Waikato veterinarian and ecologist says. A feedlot in Papanui in central Hawkes Bay, near Waipawa. Photo: Supplied / Andrew Wilson An estimated 4100 people in Havelock North have suffered from gastric illness following the contamination of the water supply and 523 have been confirmed as due to campylobacter....

September 8, 2016

Effluent Issues Divide Experts

PUBLISHED: Farmers Weekly - 7 April 2016 Critics of Canterbury groundwater management are at an impasse with Federated Farmers and Irrigation New Zealand over the impact intensive livestock farming has in the region on human health. Observations by Canterbury medical officer of health Dr Alistair Humphrey that the region's elevated gastro-intestinal diseases were attributable to intensive livestock farming on coarse, stony soils have been challenged by Irrigation NZ chief executive Andrew Cur...

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