Residents across the suburb of Ellerslie first started reporting the smell of rotten fish and meat back in November 2020, and they say they’re still being plagued by more than a year on, Stuff reports. A refrigerator in Ellerslie belonging to Allied Bulk – which processes fish and animal protein waste for the pet food industry – is responsible for the fish smell. Phil Botting, health, safety and wellbeing group manager of Allied Bulk’s parent company HWR, said it was working with the council to create a new management plan to control the smell.