One apple orchardist said he's lost $60,000 already thanks to a lack of RSE workers.
For many years banks have been pulling out of small towns, blaming a lack of foot traffic and profitability.
"It's that continuing loss of services right across the spectrum in rural New Zealand."
The wastewater could be leaching a colourless, odourless and tasteless pollutant into private drinking water supplies
The dairy company spilt 110,000 litres of skim milk into the ocean from the same plant in 2008.
Japan is now testing all honey from New Zealand at the border.
He went out on the bike in Omakere on Saturday morning and failed to return.
"We believe that this movement to a cheque-less New Zealand has come too soon for many."
"We have a responsibility to deliver to those communities who voted for us," says Jacinda Ardern.