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October 2010 newsletter

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Issue #3
October 2010

As signalled in March, it was expected the Tui Mine Remediation Project would feature intense bursts of
activity followed by periods of 'nothing much new happening'. In light of this, we said Tui Mine updates
would only be published as new information came to hand and milestones were reached.

Since March, consents have been applied for and granted. Work is now about to start on Phase 1 of
the clean up project. Over the next six months, the Tui Mine Remediation Project team will send
you updates every two months covering

  • the planned works schedule and progress made
  • who to contact if you have any questions or comments.

Tui Mine clean up underway

The work to clean up the contaminated Tui Mine on the slopes of Mount Te Aroha is due to get underway on Tuesday, 26 October, as all pre-work consent conditions have been met.

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DOC holds Tui Mine clean up consents

The conservation department has been granted the consents as part of the plans to clean up the site.

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Drivers and cyclists advised to steer clear of heavy truck traffic

Drivers and cyclists are advised to steer clear of the Tui Road from Tuesday, 26 October to avoid heavy traffic associated with the start of work to clean up old mine site.

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Water murky but not for long

Project manager Ghassan Basheer said the community could expect minor discolouration of the water in the Tunakohia Stream.

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Iwi working with project team

Ngati Rahiri Tumutumu, Ngati Hako and Hauraki Maori Trust Board representatives are currently working with the project team.

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Keeping in touch

We want to keep in touch as we work to clean up the Tui Mine. Please sign up to our e-newsletter by following the how to subscribe information.

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