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As a public health precaution, it is routinely recommended that people avoid swimming in rivers, streams and harbour areas for 48 hours after heavy rainfall events. For further public health information visit

See further information about Regional Council's water monitoring programme and beach status gradings.

More detailed water quality monitoring data is available at

Wairoa River at SH 29Papamoa Beach at Harrison's CutTauranga Harbour at Bowentown Boat RampPongakawa River at SH2 Pukehina Beach Waihi Estuary Main ChannelMaketu Surf ClubWaimapu BridgeTilby Point at Fergusson ParkOmokoroa DomainPahoia BeachPilot Bay Mid Beach Mt Maunganui at Surf Club Waihi Beach Surf ClubAnzac Bay Tanners Point Beach Ongare PointTauranga Harbour at Maungatapu BrgWairoa River at SH2Uretara Stream at Henry RdWairoa River below McLaren FallsTuapiro Stream at McMillan RoadKaiate Falls at WaitaoWaitui Reserve at Te PunaWaihi Beach near 3 Mile Creek