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Key points 2009-2010

· 979 incidents were reported to the Council in 2009-2010.

· The Council investigates all reported incidents.

· The greatest number of incidents reported was in the Whāngārei area.

· The highest number of reported incidents was for air pollution, burning or smoke-nuisance related.

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

· 69% of reported incidents had no or only a minor environmental impact.

· One incident had a long-term environmental impact and required restoration.

Burning and smoke nuisance.

Photo: Burning and smoke nuisance