Health Advice for Puarenga Stream
Friday, 17 June 2011 2:00 p.m.
There have been concerns raised in the media about possible health risks associated with the swimming hole used by recreational water users at Puarenga Stream by the Whakarewarewa Village bridge in Rotorua.
As a result of this, Toi Te Ora - Public Health Service, Rotorua District Council (RDC) and Bay of Plenty Regional Council (BOPRC) have met to discuss these concerns.
The current advice for people considering using the stream for recreation, remains the same. "The stream is generally not suitable for swimming, particularly for the very young and those who are currently unwell," says Dr Jim Miller, Medical Officer of Health.