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Swimming Quality in Hawke's BayTe kounga kaukau ki Te Matau-a-Māui

Our science team monitors the water at popular swim spots over summer so you can check if it's safe to swim where you like to go. Our results go to the national website so you can see if it's 'good to go' wherever you are in NZ.

Every Monday we check 34 beach and river sites all over Hawke's Bay, updating the results mid-week. This happens from 1 November until 31 March.

Can I swim here?

LAWA has detailed information about each site, with results on where it's safe to swim and the facilities at each site. Click LAWA below to find a swimming spot.

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What about Toxic Algae?

Find out more about toxic algae in this quick video.

If your dog likes having a swim too then check out this flyer.

Recreational Water Quality in Hawke's Bay

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

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