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Swimming in our Rivers & Ocean 

Our science team monitors water quality at popular recreational water spots over summer so you can check their suitability for swimming.

This map is updated midweek with new data, every week from 1 November to 31 March, with the results for 36 monitored spots on coastal beaches, rivers and at Lake Tutira.

We use colour coded symbols to indicate suitability (see the legend on the map), with the green symbol indicating that a beach had good results this week.  But conditions can change quickly, especially after rain, and you can also do your own water quality checks at beaches, so that you can stay healthy in the water. 

Check out the video with Shane Gilmer from HBRC talking about the HBRC recreational water quality programme.

Recreational water quality monitoring is only during summer, between November and March.  There are no updated results here until next summer 2017/2018.

Recreational Water Quality Map

Not Suitable

Recreational Water Quality Environmental Data

LocationStatusLast CheckedGraph
Aramoana BeachSuitable20-03-2017 9:47amView Graph
Blackhead BeachSuitable20-03-2017 9:59amView Graph
Clive River at SH2 Bridge (Clive Boat Ramp)Not Suitable13-03-2017 11:08amView Graph
Esk River at Eskdale ParkSuitable20-03-2017 9:00amView Graph
Hardinge Road BeachSuitable20-03-2017 9:55amView Graph
Kairakau BeachSuitable20-03-2017 8:35amView Graph
Kairakau Lagoon (mouth of Mangakuri river)Not Suitable20-03-2017 8:46amView Graph
Lake Tutira at Camp GroundNot Suitable20-03-2017 1:27pmView Graph
Mahanga BeachSuitable20-03-2017 9:16amView Graph
Mahia BeachSuitable20-03-2017 10:09amView Graph
Maraetotara LagoonSuitable20-03-2017 12:53pmView Graph
Maungawhio LagoonSuitable20-03-2017 9:35amView Graph
Ngaruroro River at Chesterhope BridgeSuitable20-03-2017 10:53amView Graph
Nuhaka River at Opoutama RoadUngraded20-03-2017 10:55amView Graph
Ocean BeachSuitable20-03-2017 1:54pmView Graph
Opoutama BeachSuitable20-03-2017 10:35amView Graph
Pandora PondSuitable20-03-2017 9:42amView Graph
Porangahau BeachSuitable20-03-2017 10:42amView Graph
Porangahau River at Estuary BridgeNot Suitable20-03-2017 11:00amView Graph
Port Sandy BeachUngraded20-03-2017 10:05amView Graph
Pouhokio LagoonNot Suitable13-03-2017 6:55amView Graph
Pourerere BeachSuitable20-03-2017 9:27amView Graph
Te Awanga Beach on point adjacent to camp groundSuitable20-03-2017 1:04pmView Graph
Te Mahia at Whangawehi boat rampSuitable20-03-2017 9:51amView Graph
Tukituki River at Black BridgeSuitable20-03-2017 11:41amView Graph
Tukituki River at Walker RoadUngraded20-03-2017 12:19pmView Graph
Tukituki Rv at SH2 Br (SoE)Suitable20-03-2017 11:51amView Graph
Tutaekuri River at Expressway BridgeSuitable20-03-2017 10:37amView Graph
Waimarama BeachSuitable20-03-2017 7:37amView Graph
Waipatiki BeachSuitable20-03-2017 8:25amView Graph
Waipatiki Stream opposite car park (Waipatiki Lagoon)Not Suitable20-03-2017 7:47amView Graph
Waipuka Stream at Ocean BeachNot Suitable20-03-2017 1:48pmView Graph
Wairoa River at Ski ClubNot Suitable20-03-2017 12:09pmView Graph
Westshore Beach at Surf Club buildingSuitable20-03-2017 9:23amView Graph

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