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Your old mate had to giggle at a recent media proclamation from the Waikato Regional Council. The local government body boldly claimed it is “taking a fresh approach to helping farmers with effluent management”.

The Hound reckons no one knows more about effluent – mainly talking about it – than local government bodies.  However, further down in the WRC’s media statement came an interesting point: next year the council will hold more catchment-based field days “and has decided not to hold its annual expo at Mystery Creek in 2016 given the dairy payout situation”. Next year, could be a real case of the green jackets at Fieldays: ‘Been up Effluent Creek without a paddle’! 

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