Following consultation with Mayors, emergency services and other key agencies, it has been determined that the State of Emergency is no longer required.As at 12:00pm the State of Emergency has been terminated and shifted to a Notice of Transition.This notice of transition affects the Tasman District...

Cyclone Gita Update 008 -State of Emergency moves to Notice of Transition

Cyclone Gita Information - SH60 to open from Sunday pending final checks

News about limited, escorted access to SH60 over Takaka Hill from Sunday pending final checks.

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Actions to Minimise Impact From Potentially Hazardous Soils

When pesticide residues are present in the soil, but are below the relevant soil guideline values, several actions can be taken to minimise the chance of contact with contaminant residues.

  • Maintain a dense grass coverage; this acts as a barrier to contact with the soil underneath.
  • Cover any disturbed or excavated soil with bark, mulch or plastic.
  • Wash fruits and vegetables from your garden before eating.
  • Wash hands after playing outside or gardening, and before meals and snacks.
  • Remove footwear before entering the house.

For more information contact our Resource Scientist (Contaminants)