15 Jun 2010

Farm fined for spilling effluent from pond

2:02 pm on 15 June 2010

A north Waikato farming operation and its manager have been fined for spilling effluent from a holding pond onto land.

The company, Young Wah Chong Dairy, was fined $27,000 and the farm manager, Garry Box, $20,000 in the Auckland District Court.

Both had received warnings from the Waikato Regional Council in 2006.

The council says effluent was leaking from a pond at a number of places and flowing into a drain.