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Land Related Incidents

The different incident types affecting land resources in Northland have been grouped as for inland waters. For example, all incidents associated with potential bacterial contamination are grouped including sewage, farm dairy effluent (FDE) and dead stock incidents as shown in the figure below.

The sewage/FDE/dead stock group had the greatest number of incidents in 2005-06 with 38 incidents reported, followed closely by 36 earthworks and vegetation clearance incidents. The total number of land related environmental incidents reported to the Council in the 2005-06 year at 135 is consistent with the number of land use incidents reported last year.

Photo of a severe earthworks incident.