Key points 2010-2011

· 1057 incidents were reported to the council in 2010-2011. The extent of investigation depends on the severity of the incident and the potential or actual effects on the environment.

· The council investigates all reported incidents.

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

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

· 91 percent of reported incidents had no or only a minor environmental impact.

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

Algae discharge to land.Blue-green algae being discharged to land to prevent pollution of rivers.