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.
See sampling history and other information about our swim monitoring sites at www.lawa.org.nz/swim
PUBLIC HEALTH WARNING - 17 AUGUST 2018
A temporary public health warning has been issued for Waihi Estuary, near Pukehina due to a bloom of potentially toxic algae. People should avoid contact with the wateror algae and sellfish may be unsafe to eat. The algae can also be harmful to dogs. See details>>
For public health information vist the Toi te Ora website. See further information about Regional Council's water monitoring programme and beach status gradings.