Riverside quarry riles residents

Tamahere and other southern Hamilton residents on both sides of the Waikato River are planning to fight a proposal to develop a quarry in the middle of a large dairy farm on Peacockes Rd.

Update: Riverglade residents to meet, 7.30pm, Thursday, June 9 at 55a Riverglade Drive (off Newell Rd), hosts Sue and Reece Burnett.

Property owners on the east of the river say it will be an eyesore amid their river front views while Peacockes Rd residents on the west are concerned up to 180 trucks a day could travel along the country road.

Southside Sands has applied for a 10-year resource consent to excavate 600,000 cubic metres of sand from the 120ha dairy farm.

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