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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

Uretara Stream at WharawharaWairoa River at SH 29Ngamuwahine River at ReserveTe Rereatukahia Stream at Sapphire SpringsPongakawa River at SH2 Pukehina Beach Waihi Estuary Main ChannelMaketu Surf ClubWaimapu BridgeTilby Point at Fergusson ParkOutmoetai Beach Road Omokoroa DomainPahoia BeachPilot Bay Mid Beach Mt Maunganui at Surf Club Waihi Beach Surf ClubAnzac Bay Athenree Channel at AthenreeTanners 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 WaitaoKopurererua Stream at McCords Ave BridgeWaitui Reserve at Te Puna3 Mile at Waihi BeachOmanu Beach at Mount