Dead fish found in Otaki River

Author
Newstalk ZB Staff ,
Publish Date
Thu, 23 Nov 2017, 8:17AM
Greater Wellington Regional Council officials are investigating. (Photo \ Getty Images)
Greater Wellington Regional Council officials are investigating. (Photo \ Getty Images)

Dead fish found in Otaki River

Author
Newstalk ZB Staff ,
Publish Date
Thu, 23 Nov 2017, 8:17AM

People are being asked to steer clear of the Otaki River, after dead fish were found near the river mouth.

Greater Wellington Regional Council officials are investigating.

They've collected carcasses and water for analysis.

The council says at this stage there's no obvious cause of death, and no sources of pollution or contamination found.

It's asking people not to fish, gather mahinga kai, or undertake recreational activities in the water in the estuary while tests are carried our.