Manawatu River – pollution concerns date back to 1890

A revisit of the Manawatu’s pollution. And it’s not getting any better! Considering we can now only swim in 40% of our rivers. The article is from 2009, from an interesting NZ site that gives us some insight into historical pollution of our once clean green paradise. Not pretty.  (Note: the link to the TV coverage is outdated so the content is no longer there).

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In light of recent media coverage concerning the polluted state of the Manawatu River [click here to view TV news coverage], it is insightful to look back at the river’s history. Even a casual perusal of Papers Past indicates that the vexed issue of pollution of the Manawatu is certainly not a new one.

An article in the Manawatu Herald of 30 May 1890 reports on a meeting held by representatives of local bodies alarmed about Palmerston North Borough Council’s decision to let a contract to discharge the town’s sewerage  into the river. The following are two excerpts:

“[Foxton Mayor] Mr Gower said : The business for this meeting to discuss is the fact that the Borough Council of Palmerston N. have let a contract to convey the sewage of that town into the Manawatu river. It will be for us to consider what steps shall be taken to…

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  1. WE ARE ON THE BRINK OF FULL SCALE WORLD WAR III, I AM ONE PERSON THAT IS LOOKING FORWARD TO THE RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST, AND HE DID INFORM US, THAT HE WOULD NOT RETURN UNTIL ALL PROPHECIES BECOME FULFILLED. WE DO NOT KNOW THE DAY NOR THE HOUR, BUT WE DO KNOW IS THE TIME IS NEAR. AS MUCH AS I WANT TO PRESERVE THIS WORLD, I AM GLAD IN A WAY TO SEE IT END. WHEN JESUS CHRIST RETURNS, THERE SHALL BE NO HOSPITALS, DEATH, NOR CEMETERIES. ACTS ON EARTH SHALL BE CONDUCTED AS THE SAME IN HEAVENS, AND THERE SHALL BE A NEW HEAVENS AND A NEW EARTH. YES, EVERY ISLAND SHALL BE OUT OF IT’S PLACE, AND THERE SHALL BE A NEW HEAVENS AND A NEW EARTH. THIS PLANET DESERVES TO COME TO AN END WITH EVIL AND CORRUPTION, WHO WANTS TO CONTINUE LIVING A LIFE LIKE THIS, NOT ME FOR ONE.

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