Some Havelock North residents have complained the chlorination in their water is now causing skin problems.
The Hawke's Bay water contamination has spread and campylobacter cases are nudging 500.
The government says Bain's ex gratia payment shouldn't be compared to those who were compensated for their proven innocence.
The long awaited Auckland Unitary Plan, devised by an independent panel, has been released publicly.
Homeowners won't be able to access the subsidy because the government is targeting rental property owners instead.