A South Canterbury resident wants to hold her daughter's wedding in her garden - but for a smell.
[Pareora resident Adrienne Senior says a smell from a new dairy shed has caused her to cancel her annual Christmas dinner and offering her house as a wedding venue for her daughter]
Senior, who lives on Gordons Valley Rd, Paeora, just south of Timaru, has been hounded by what she terms an "unbearable faecal manure smell which permeates my home most days".
Senior said the smell started when a new dairy shed was built three to four months ago, although the farmer denies there is an odour problem.
"A farmer built a second dairy shed and none of the residents were consulted. I have an idyllic lifestyle block which I spent eight years developing. My daughter recently got engaged and my intention was to hold her wedding in our garden, but that is impossible now as it stinks outside."
She said she had been ringing Environment Canterbury (ECan) most days since the dairy shed became operational, but nothing had been done.
"ECan made two phone calls saying they were monitoring it."
When spoken to by The Timaru Herald, Senior's neighbour said there were no odour problems with his farm.
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