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Key Points 2008-09

· The number of incidents reported the Council decreased from 1037 in 2007-08 to 956 in 2008-09

· The Council investigates all reported incidents

· The greatest number of incidents reported were in the Whangarei area

· The highest number of reported incidents were for air pollution and were burning or smoke-nuisance related

· 75% of reported incidents had no or only a minor environmental impact

· Other reported incidents were for odour nuisance, sewage in inland waters and earthworks and vegetation clearance

· Three incidents had a long-term environmental impact and required restoration