Wednesday, 06 November 2019 08:45

Stink!

Written by  The Hound

Your old mate understands the country’s second largest dairy company, Open Country Dairy (OCD), has just had a ‘stink’ month. During October OCD copped a record fine of more than $221,000 for a “vomitus stench being emitted from its Waharoa factory”.

ODC now has the proud record for the largest fine imposed for any prosecution taken under the Resource Management Act in the Waikato region.

The convictions and fine were imposed in the Morrinsville District Court by Judge Melanie Harland, who stated that the odour impacts on residents were “profound and, of their kind, serious”.

Judge Harland also issued an enforcement order that requires the company to have a community communication plan to keep the community and council informed of any future issues at the plant that may result in objectionable odour being discharged.

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