Marfell toxic tip site gets all-clear

27/08/2009 Independent experts who cleared Marfell Park for dioxins have also warned the district council against repeating its mistake elsewhere. Contaminated sites specialist Graeme Proffitt yesterday released his report on the park a former city tip and said there was… Continue Reading

Greens demand closure of park

30/06/2009 Marfell Park must be closed immediately to ensure the safety of the community, says the Green Party’s spokesperson, Catherine Delahunty. “The park must be closed to the public and fenced off immediately. “A wait-and-see approach is just too dangerous,”… Continue Reading

Marfell fruit trees may get the chop

20/06/2009 A New Plymouth man is poised to chop down his fruit trees after dioxin was uncovered in the park next door. Construction engineer, Tony Cooper, who owns a house on Endeavour St at the base of Marfell Park, is… Continue Reading

Expert called in to examine Marfell Park

16/06/2009 New Zealand’s foremost expert in the investigation and clean-up of contaminated sites has been called in to check out Marfell Park after the shock discovery of dioxins. Environmental consultant Graeme Proffitt has been asked to lead a sampling and… Continue Reading

Ratepayers landed with clean-up bill

15/07/2009 New Plymouth district ratepayers will be left with the bulk of the bill for the Marfell Park chemical clean-up despite a Government payout. Environment Minister Nick Smith said yesterday nearly $25,000 would be made available from the Contaminated Sites… Continue Reading

Paritutu “Follow The Money”

“The Money” This website is an archive research resource for issues relating to 1960 to 1972 Paritutu families and workers and their children and offspring (along with those elsewhere) who have suffered adverse effects from significant dioxin exposures, as well… Continue Reading