A Castlecliff couple who drive Heads Rd and smell the Affco Imlay meatworks feel like it's them keeping the company in line - rather than Horizons Regional Council.

Horizons CEO Michael McCartney admits his compliance staff are overworked and said he intends to talk to councillors about getting more.

When Lyn Pearson rings Horizons in Palmerston North about a bad smell from the meatworks it's gone before staff can arrive, if they come at all. And during the hearing into a renewal of Affco's consent to discharge to air in 2017, Lyn and husband Graham heard the company had not

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