Drilling advances ///

The outlying stench was wholly incompatible with the perfectly manicured meadows, rolling vineyards and lush botanical gardens, all within the shadows of regal Mt. Taranaki and abutting one of the world’s most pampered coastlines. Well north of bucolic New Plymouth, on New Zealand’s North Island, the pungent smell of decaying and burning wastes provided a less-than-inviting welcome, as we pulled off rural Highway 3 and into the Uruti Composting facility.

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