Whanganui District Council has been battling a stench from its sewage treatment plant.
The solution on Friday was to pump raw sewage out to sea.
Imagine the stink if a dairy farmer did that.
I am not suggesting that dumping dairy effluent in the sea, or any other waterway, would be acceptable, just pointing out the double standard.
Farmers have been prosecuted for ponding of effluent which could enter a water way while councils get away with deliberately pumping raw sewage into rivers and the sea.