Northland drought: Kaitaia's emergency pipeline due to start flowing on Monday

Water is expected to start flowing on Monday through a new pipeline aiming to relieve Kaitaia's water crisis.

The pipeline takes bore water from iwi-owned Sweetwater Farms directly to the council's water treatment plant on Okahu Rd.

Kaitaia's town supply has relied entirely on the Awanui River but after a long run of dry weather the river is now little more than a trickle.


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Abridged, taken from the Northern Advocate, 17 March 2020