RiverOfTheMonth

River of the month

The Waingongoro River in Taranaki is a highly valued and important resource. In recent years there have been improvements in both the water quality and biodiversity of this river. This has come about as a result of councils, iwi, rural communities, farmers and industries working together to improve this waterway.
The Waingongoro is the 'River of the Month' for May on the Land Air Water Aoteaora (LAWA) website, which is a partnership involving Regional Councils, the Ministry for the Environment, the Cawthrown Institute, Massey University and the Tindall Foundation.

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Business as planned for Taranaki Regional Council

The Taranaki Regional Council today adopted a ‘no surprises’ Annual Plan for the 2016/2017 financial year, confirming the direction set in the 2015/2025 Long-Term Plan adopted last year.

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See maps showing April and year-to-date rainfall at sites we monitor, and the distribution of rainfall.

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Taranaki as One - Taranaki Tāngata Tū Tahi

Taranaki’s latest five-yearly state of the environment report shows great progress is being made and proves just how seriously everyone in the region takes environmental issues.

Dairy farm effluent

To discharge farm dairy effluent to land, resource consent conditions now require the installation of adequate storage for farm dairy effluent, with the system design and storage volume determined by a suitably qualified person.

Water metering requirements

Water-take consent holders must submit their abstraction records by 31 July.

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Business as planned for Taranaki Regional Council

The Taranaki Regional Council today adopted a ‘no surprises’ Annual Plan for the 2016/2017 financial year, confirming the direction set in the 2015/2025 Long-Term Plan adopted last year.

Hillcountry farmers urged to claim pole position

With winter fast approaching, Taranaki hillcountry farmers need to remember the importance of soil stabilisation measures like poplar poles, and take action accordingly.

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Dairy farm effluent

To discharge farm dairy effluent to land, resource consent conditions now require the installation of adequate storage for farm dairy effluent, with the system design and storage volume determined by a suitably qualified person.

Waste minimisation on the farm

Read about the smartest ways to deal with silage wrap, chemical containers and other farm waste.

Emergency preparedness on the farm

Is your farm prepared to survive for at least five days in an emergency? You may need to be self-reliant for some time. Read our advice on steps you can take to be prepared.

Water metering requirements

New Government requirements are being phased in for measuring and reporting consented water takes.

Yellow Bristle Grass

Read about the problems caused by yellow bristle grass, and download an easy-to-read guide to identification and control methods.

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Information on Taranaki's pest plants and the responsibilities of land owners

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Business as planned for Taranaki Regional Council

The Taranaki Regional Council today adopted a ‘no surprises’ Annual Plan for the 2016/2017 financial year, confirming the direction set in the 2015/2025 Long-Term Plan adopted last year.

Citylink buses caught up in northern gateway upgrade

Passengers and school children should expect delays on New Plymouth’s Citylink buses, held up by the upgrade to the northern gateway.

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Waste minimisation in the workplace

Find out how to reduce the burden your workplace puts on the environment.

Water metering requirements

New Government requirements are being phased in for measuring and reporting consented water takes.

Spillage Contingency Plan guidelines

Many resource consent holders are required to have a spillage contingency plan as part of their consent conditions. These guidelines will help you develop a plan.

Stormwater Management Plan template

This template aims to make it easier for businesses to take steps to reduce their environmental impact. It is in Word format and can be adapted to suit the scale of any enterprise.

Do you need a resource consent?

All the information on when and why you need a resource consent

Resource consent application forms

Downloadable application forms for those wanting to apply for, change, transfer, surrender or make submissions on resource consents

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Business as planned for Taranaki Regional Council

The Taranaki Regional Council today adopted a ‘no surprises’ Annual Plan for the 2016/2017 financial year, confirming the direction set in the 2015/2025 Long-Term Plan adopted last year.

Help for Mother Nature's helpers

Financial assistance is available for Taranaki people and organisations doing their bit to help Mother Nature – but you need to be quick to apply.

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Waitara shellfish tests

Background information on the human norovirus found in some shellfish samples from reefs off Waitara

Kaimoana survey guidelines

These guidelines provide hapu and iwi with information and a suggested process for undertaking a survey of kaimoana resources. The guidelines were prepared by Otaraua Hapu.

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Business as planned for Taranaki Regional Council

The Taranaki Regional Council today adopted a ‘no surprises’ Annual Plan for the 2016/2017 financial year, confirming the direction set in the 2015/2025 Long-Term Plan adopted last year.

Citylink buses caught up in northern gateway upgrade

Passengers and school children should expect delays on New Plymouth’s Citylink buses, held up by the upgrade to the northern gateway.

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We can be waste heroes

Find out how your school can maximise recycling and minimise the amount of waste it sends to landfill.

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Our latest Schools in the Environment (SITE) newsletter is now available online

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A pictorial round-up of our Education Officer's recent work with schools.

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Business as planned for Taranaki Regional Council

The Taranaki Regional Council today adopted a ‘no surprises’ Annual Plan for the 2016/2017 financial year, confirming the direction set in the 2015/2025 Long-Term Plan adopted last year.

Workshops plant practical ideas

A series of free workshops promises to bury the gung-ho gardening approach and prune hours off your gardening time.

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Your environment online

Find out what and when we monitor and how you can access the data in real time. There are also handy links to Taranaki webcams and other useful sites.

Check, clean, dry

You can help to keep didymo ("rock snot") out of Taranaki waterways by taking some simple steps

Port Taranaki navigation and safety bylaws

These cover Port Taranaki and its approaches, including Ngamotu Beach. A must-read for boaties, jetskiers and swimmers

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Business as planned for Taranaki Regional Council

The Taranaki Regional Council today adopted a ‘no surprises’ Annual Plan for the 2016/2017 financial year, confirming the direction set in the 2015/2025 Long-Term Plan adopted last year.

Workshops plant practical ideas

A series of free workshops promises to bury the gung-ho gardening approach and prune hours off your gardening time.

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Brooklands Zoo at New Plymouth

Rainfall: 1 mm/30 min

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Dawson Falls

Rainfall: 0 mm/30 min

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Hillsborough

Rainfall: 2.5 mm/30 min

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Inglewood at Oxidation Ponds

Rainfall: 1 mm/30 min

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Kapoaiaia at Kahui Hut

Rainfall: 0 mm/30 min

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Kapoaiaia at Lighthouse

Rainfall: 0 mm/30 min

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Kaupokonui at Glenn Rd

Rainfall: 0 mm/30 min

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Kotare at OSullivans

Rainfall: 0 mm/30 min

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Mangaehu at Bridge

Rainfall: 0 mm/30 min

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Manganui at Everett Park

Rainfall: 2 mm/30 min

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Mangati at SH3

Rainfall: 1.8 mm/30 min

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Mangorei at Reservoir N.P

Rainfall: 0.5 mm/30 min

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Motunui M39 at Weston W3

Rainfall: 0 mm/30 min

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Ngutuwera

Rainfall: 0 mm/30 min

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North Egmont at Visitors Centre

Rainfall: 1.5 mm/30 min

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Omahine at Moana Trig

Rainfall: 0 mm/30 min

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Omaru at Charlies

Rainfall: 0 mm/30 min

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Patea at Bore 3

Rainfall: 0 mm/30 min

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Pohokura Saddle

Rainfall: 0 mm/30 min

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Stony at Mangatete Bridge

Rainfall: 0 mm/30 min

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Stratford (Patea River)

Rainfall: 3 mm/30 min

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Taungatara at Eltham Rd

Rainfall: 0 mm/30 min

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Tawhiti at Duffys

Rainfall: 0 mm/30 min

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Uruti at Kaka Rd

Rainfall: 0 mm/30 min

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Waitotara at Hawken Rd

Rainfall: 0 mm/30 min

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Waitotara at Rimunui Station

Rainfall: 0.5 mm/30 min

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Waiwhakaiho at Egmont Village

Rainfall: 1 mm/30 min

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Wastewater Treatment Plant N.P

Rainfall: 1.5 mm/30 min

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Kapoaiaia at Lighthouse

Max gust speed: 50.4 km/h

Wind direction: 282 °

Wind speed: 36.6 km/h

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Ngutuwera

Max gust speed: 30.6 km/h

Wind direction: 297 °

Wind speed: 16 km/h

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Patea at Bore 3

Max gust speed: 10 km/h

Wind direction: 65 °

Wind speed: 6.57 km/h

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Stratford (Patea River)

Max gust speed: 43.6 km/h

Wind direction: 295 °

Wind speed: 19.9 km/h

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Taungatara at Eltham Rd

Max gust speed: 47.1 km/h

Wind direction: 283 °

Wind speed: 31.71 km/h

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Uruti at Kaka Rd

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Wastewater Treatment Plant N.P

Max gust speed: 50 km/h

Wind direction: 255 °

Wind speed: 23.7 km/h

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Brooklands Zoo at New Plymouth

Air temperature: 14.7 °C

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Dawson Falls

Air temperature: 9.94 °C

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Hillsborough

Air temperature: 12.72 °C

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Inglewood at Oxidation Ponds

Air temperature: 11.65 °C

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Kapoaiaia at Lighthouse

Air temperature: 14.62 °C

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Kaupokonui at Glenn Rd

Air temperature: 14.25 °C

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Mangati at SH3

Air temperature: 14.13 °C

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Mangorei at Reservoir N.P

Air temperature: 13.8 °C

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North Egmont at Visitors Centre

Air temperature: 7.33 °C

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Patea at Bore 3

Air temperature: 14.83 °C

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Stony at Mangatete Bridge

Air temperature: 14.86 °C

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Stratford (Patea River)

Air temperature: 10.94 °C

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Taungatara at Eltham Rd

Air temperature: 14.17 °C

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Tawhiti at Duffys

Air temperature: 13.79 °C

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Waitotara at Hawken Rd

Air temperature: 13.46 °C

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Kaikura below 7346

River level: 0.43 m

Water temperature: 11.85 °C

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Kapoaiaia at Lighthouse

River flow: 1.94 m3/sec

River level: 0.87 m

Water temperature: 11.37 °C

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Kapuni at Normanby Rd

River flow: 2.94 m3/sec

River level: 0.88 m

Water temperature: 10.21 °C

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Kaupokonui at Glenn Rd

River flow: 7.6 m3/sec

River level: 0.98 m

Water temperature: 11.8 °C

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Mangaehu at Bridge

River flow: 18.8 m3/sec

River level: 1.68 m

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Manganui at Everett Park

River flow: 52.55 m3/sec

River level: 1.58 m

Water temperature: 11.88 °C

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Manganui at SH3 Midhirst

River flow: 1.37 m3/sec

River level: 1.32 m

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Mangaone 3 at Katere Rd

River flow: 0.1 m3/sec

River level: 0.8 m

Water temperature: 13.73 °C

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Mangaoraka at Corbett Rd

River flow: 3.12 m3/sec

River level: 1.04 m

Water temperature: 13.15 °C

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Mangati at SH3

River flow: 0.34 m3/sec

River level: 0.52 m

Water temperature: 8.14 °C

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Mangawheroiti Above Intake W.W

River flow: 1.01 m3/sec

River level: 0.24 m

Water temperature: 11.2 °C

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Mangorei at Pipebridge

River flow: 4.96 m3/sec

River level: 1.01 m

Water temperature: 11.46 °C

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Ngatoro at SH3

River flow: 2.66 m3/sec

River level: 0.95 m

Water temperature: 10.7 °C

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Patea at McColls Bridge

River flow: 52.22 m3/sec

River level: 1.78 m

Water temperature: 15.1 °C

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Patea at Skinner Rd

River flow: 14.03 m3/sec

River level: 1.57 m

Water temperature: 12.14 °C

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Punehu at Pihama

River flow: 2.45 m3/sec

River level: 0.52 m

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Stony at Mangatete Bridge

River level: 1.9 m

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Tawhiti at Duffys

River flow: 0.58 m3/sec

River level: 0.58 m

Water temperature: 11.22 °C

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Tawhiti below Meat Plant

River flow: 0.51 m3/sec

River level: 0.39 m

Water temperature: 11.38 °C

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Timaru at Tataraimaka

River flow: 3.4 m3/sec

River level: 1.03 m

Water temperature: 12.06 °C

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Waiau 2 above resource consent 7372

River level: 0.62 m

Water temperature: 14.97 °C

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Waingongoro at Eltham Rd

River flow: 6.9 m3/sec

River level: 1.38 m

Water temperature: 10.33 °C

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Waingongoro at SH45

River flow: 15.78 m3/sec

River level: 1.24 m

Water temperature: 13.33 °C

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Waiokura at Winks Rd

River flow: 0.3 m3/sec

River level: 0.3 m

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Waiongana at SH3a

River flow: 5.82 m3/sec

River level: 1.68 m

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Waitara at Bertrand Rd

River flow: 142.49 m3/sec

River level: 2.67 m

Water temperature: 11.92 °C

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Waitara at Purangi Bridge

River flow: 110.18 m3/sec

River level: 5.68 m

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Waitara at Tarata

River flow: 28.31 m3/sec

River level: 2.79 m

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Waitotara at Rimunui Station

River level: 0 m

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Waitotara at Township

River level: 3.6 m

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Waiwhakaiho at Egmont Village

River flow: 16.78 m3/sec

River level: 1.35 m

Water temperature: 11.38 °C

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Waiwhakaiho at Rimu St

River flow: 24.07 m3/sec

River level: 1.52 m

Water temperature: 11.31 °C

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Whenuakura at Nicholson Rd

River flow: 16.96 m3/sec

River level: 2.18 m

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Hillsborough

Soil moisture: 25.9 %

Soil temperature: 13.32 °C

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Kapoaiaia at Lighthouse

Soil moisture: 27.23 %

Soil temperature: 13.28 °C

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Kaupokonui at Glenn Rd

Soil moisture: 32.21 %

Soil temperature: 12.5 °C

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Motunui M39 at Weston W3

Soil moisture: 25.31 %

Soil temperature: 13.26 °C

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Patea at Bore 3

Soil moisture: 20.99 %

Soil temperature: 12.54 °C

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Pohokura Saddle

Soil moisture: 43.83 %

Soil temperature: 11.14 °C

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Stony at Mangatete Bridge

Soil moisture: 22.59 %

Soil temperature: 11.9 °C

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Taungatara at Eltham Rd

Soil moisture: 42.9 %

Soil temperature: 12.24 °C

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Uruti at Kaka Rd

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Waitotara at Hawken Rd

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Waitotara at Rimunui Station

Soil moisture: 32.83 %

Soil temperature: 19.24 °C

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Kaupokonui River

E. coli: 34 nos/100ml

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Lake Opunake

E. coli: 11 nos/100ml

Cyanobacteria (biovolume): 0.13 mm3/L

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Lake Ratapiko

E. coli: 420 nos/100ml

Cyanobacteria (biovolume): 0.07 mm3/L

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Lake Rotokare

E. coli: 290 nos/100ml

Cyanobacteria (biovolume): 1.08 mm3/L

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Lake Rotomanu

E. coli: 250 nos/100ml

Cyanobacteria (biovolume): 1.48 mm3/L

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Manganui River

E. coli: 190 nos/100ml

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Oakura River

E. coli: 130 nos/100ml

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Patea River

E. coli: 260 nos/100ml

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Patea River at Patea Boat Ramp

E. coli: 57 nos/100ml

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Te Henui Stream at mouth

E. coli: 1500 nos/100ml

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Timaru Stream

E. coli: 71 nos/100ml

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Urenui River

E. coli: 1.2 nos/100ml

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Waingongoro River

E. coli: 240 nos/100ml

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Waingongoro River - Eltham

E. coli: 190 nos/100ml

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Waitara River at Town Wharf

E. coli: 140 nos/100ml

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Waiwhakaiho River at Lake Rotomanu

E. coli: 660 nos/100ml

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Waiwhakaiho River at Merrilands Domain

E. coli: 140 nos/100ml

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East End Beach

Enterococci: 1.2 nos/100ml

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Fitzroy Beach

Enterococci: 1.2 nos/100ml

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Ngamotu Beach

Enterococci: 9 nos/100ml

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Oakura Beach, camp ground

Enterococci: 1.2 nos/100ml

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Oakura Beach, surf lifesaving club

Enterococci: 1.2 nos/100ml

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Ohawe Beach

Enterococci: 3 nos/100ml

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Onaero Bay

Enterococci: 8 nos/100ml

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Opunake Beach

Enterococci: 1.2 nos/100ml

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Patea Beach

Enterococci: 3 nos/100ml

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Wai-Inu Beach

Enterococci: 7 nos/100ml

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Waitara East Beach

Enterococci: 20 nos/100ml

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Waitara West Beach

Enterococci: 7 nos/100ml

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Waverley Beach

Enterococci: 2 nos/100ml

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