‘Gypsies’ asked to keep roads clean
Farmers are being urged to prepare their stock for transport ahead of the annual ‘‘gypsy week’’ to help keep the Waikato’s roads clear of effluent and safe for users.
Every year in the first week of June, the dairy industry sees a mass transporting of cows around the country’s roads as farmers prepare for the new season.
Waikato Regional Council senior transport planner Isy Kennedy said responsibility for minimising the amount of effluent on the roads was the responsibility of farmers and livestock carriers.
‘‘The traditional gypsy day now occurs over a week and with it not far away we’d like farmers to take time now to make the necessary arrangements,’’ Ms Kennedy said.