Story: Sewage, water and waste

Anti-tip protesters

Anti-tip protesters

By the early 1970s New Zealanders were becoming more environmentally aware. Here a group protests outside the Petone Borough Council against the proposed Korokoro rubbish tip in 1972. The tip, which would have filled in Galbraiths Gully, did not go ahead.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1972/5649/15

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Christine Dann, 'Sewage, water and waste - Recycling and waste minimisation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 June 2022)

Story by Christine Dann, published 11 Mar 2010