Wash your white­bait

Marlborough Express - - MARLBOROUGH LIVE -

White­baiters are be­ing warned to wash their catches from Blen­heim’s paoa River due to raised E. coli lev­els. Marl­bor­ough District Court en­vi­ron­men­tal health of­fi­cer Karen Win­ter says white­bait fish­ers should wash their hands, their equip­ment and their catch un­der the tap at home to avoid get­ting ill. There is also a risk of cross­con­tam­i­nat­ing the kitchen, she warns. The coun­cil found high lev­els of E coli in the paoa River from dam­aged pipes af­ter the Novem­ber earth­quake, though lev­els had fallen in the past six months. Other white­bait­ing ar­eas are not af­fected, Win­ter says. GST). Please con­tact the cham­ber or email info@mcoc.org.nz to re­serve a place by 3pm to­day.

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