Fox­ton Fair all set to kick off New Year

The Tribune (NZ) - - CONVERSATIONS - MIKE SMITH, WA­TER AND EN­VI­RON­MEN­TAL CARE AS­SO­CI­A­TION

the en­vi­ron­ment when in­dus­tries, farms and coun­cils ap­ply to dis­charge ef­flu­ent to the Manawatu River, its trib­u­taries and other wa­ter­ways.

By fo­cus­ing on ef­flu­ent dis­charge – com­mer­cial waste­water, farm runoff, stormwa­ter drainage, or par­tially treated ef­flu­ent – WECA aims to treat the prob­lem at the source. Us­ing the sub­mis­sion process un­der the Re­source Man­age­ment Act and re­gional plan­ning rules, WECA seeks to di­vert all dis­charges to land or to treat the ef­flu­ent to a higher stan­dard.

So reserve Mon­day, Jan­uary 2 from 9am to 3pm to en­joy a day at the beach saun­ter­ing around the stalls, see­ing the kids have the time of their lives, and help­ing the en­vi­ron­ment while you do it. The Manawatu Es­tu­ary - a Ram­sar wet­land of in­ter­na­tional sig­nif­i­cance – is within easy reach of the Daw­ick Street Reserve on Se­abury Ave, and not far from Fox­ton Beach’s na­tional award­win­ning Lit­tle White Rab­bit cafe.

There’s easy ac­cess and plenty of park­ing, in­clud­ing load­ing places for those with dis­abil­i­ties.

Any­one want­ing stalls should con­tact WECA fair through Mike Smith 021 0868 5886.

GRANT MATTHEW/FAIRFAX NZ

Fun in the sun at the Fox­ton Beach New Year Fair.

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