Draft Annual Plan

See the Taranaki Regional Council's proposed programmes and budgets for the 2014/2015 financial year, and find out how you can make a submission.

Draft Annual Plan 2014/2015

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Farming

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  • The only good pampas is dead pampas

    New pampas growth is appearing in Taranaki, prompting a reminder to land occupiers that they must destroy all pampas on their property.

  • Freshwater quality on the up and up

    Taranaki’s rivers and streams continue to stabilise and improve, with latest environmental monitoring results the best ever in two decades of testing by the Taranaki Regional Council.

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Business

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  • Freshwater quality on the up and up

    Taranaki’s rivers and streams continue to stabilise and improve, with latest environmental monitoring results the best ever in two decades of testing by the Taranaki Regional Council.

  • 1% rates rise but full steam ahead for TRC

    The Taranaki Regional Council is proposing a modest 1% in its general rates take for 2014-2015, even while momentum gathers pace in major Council projects.

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Tangata Whenua

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  • Freshwater quality on the up and up

    Taranaki’s rivers and streams continue to stabilise and improve, with latest environmental monitoring results the best ever in two decades of testing by the Taranaki Regional Council.

  • 1% rates rise but full steam ahead for TRC

    The Taranaki Regional Council is proposing a modest 1% in its general rates take for 2014-2015, even while momentum gathers pace in major Council projects.

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Schools

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  • Sucessful year for region and Council

    The Taranaki Regional Council today reported on a successful 2012/2013 year, saying the region’s environment and economy are both in relatively good shape.

  • Funds on offer for planting

    Got a restoration planting project in mind for winter 2014? You may qualify for funding assistance from the Taranaki Tree Trust – and now is the time to apply.

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Recreation

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  • Freshwater quality on the up and up

    Taranaki’s rivers and streams continue to stabilise and improve, with latest environmental monitoring results the best ever in two decades of testing by the Taranaki Regional Council.

  • Retro family fun at Tupare Garden Fair

    WHAT: Guided walk (8.30am) and Garden Fair (10am-3pm)WHEN: Saturday 11 JanuaryWHERE: Tupare, 487 Mangorei Road, New Plymouth

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The only good pampas is dead pampas

New pampas growth is appearing in Taranaki, prompting a reminder to land occupiers that they must destroy all pampas on their property.

Tweaks for new bus service

The new Hawera-New Plymouth Connector bus service has been tweaked after its first month of operation.

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Draft Regional Public Transport Plan 2014

The Draft Regional Public Transport Plan for Taranaki 2014 is now out for public consultation.

Catch the Connector

The Connector is a new bus service making four return trips from Hawera to New Plymouth every day from Monday to Friday.

Hydraulic fracturing reports

Council reports and other information relating to hydraulic fracturing in Taranaki.

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.

Council jobs

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The only good pampas is dead pampas

New pampas growth is appearing in Taranaki, prompting a reminder to land occupiers that they must destroy all pampas on their property.

Freshwater quality on the up and up

Taranaki’s rivers and streams continue to stabilise and improve, with latest environmental monitoring results the best ever in two decades of testing by the Taranaki Regional Council.

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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.

Pest plants

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

News

Freshwater quality on the up and up

Taranaki’s rivers and streams continue to stabilise and improve, with latest environmental monitoring results the best ever in two decades of testing by the Taranaki Regional Council.

1% rates rise but full steam ahead for TRC

The Taranaki Regional Council is proposing a modest 1% in its general rates take for 2014-2015, even while momentum gathers pace in major Council projects.

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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

News

Freshwater quality on the up and up

Taranaki’s rivers and streams continue to stabilise and improve, with latest environmental monitoring results the best ever in two decades of testing by the Taranaki Regional Council.

1% rates rise but full steam ahead for TRC

The Taranaki Regional Council is proposing a modest 1% in its general rates take for 2014-2015, even while momentum gathers pace in major Council projects.

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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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Sucessful year for region and Council

The Taranaki Regional Council today reported on a successful 2012/2013 year, saying the region’s environment and economy are both in relatively good shape.

Funds on offer for planting

Got a restoration planting project in mind for winter 2014? You may qualify for funding assistance from the Taranaki Tree Trust – and now is the time to apply.

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Schools newsletter

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

Schools in action

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

Study units for teachers

Download one of our useful study units for teachers. They cover a range of environmental and Civil Defence topics

News

Freshwater quality on the up and up

Taranaki’s rivers and streams continue to stabilise and improve, with latest environmental monitoring results the best ever in two decades of testing by the Taranaki Regional Council.

Retro family fun at Tupare Garden Fair

WHAT: Guided walk (8.30am) and Garden Fair (10am-3pm)WHEN: Saturday 11 JanuaryWHERE: Tupare, 487 Mangorei Road, New Plymouth

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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

News

The only good pampas is dead pampas

New pampas growth is appearing in Taranaki, prompting a reminder to land occupiers that they must destroy all pampas on their property.

Tweaks for new bus service

The new Hawera-New Plymouth Connector bus service has been tweaked after its first month of operation.

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Council meetings

Dates for meetings of the Council and its committees, plus agendas and minutes when they are available

News releases

The latest Taranaki Regional Council media releases, and an archive of earlier releases

Environmental Monitoring

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Brooklands Zoo at New Plymouth

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Dawson Falls

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Hillsborough

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Inglewood at Oxidation Ponds

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Kapoaiaia at Kahui Hut

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Kapoaiaia at Lighthouse

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Kaupokonui at Glenn Rd

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Kotare at OSullivans

Rainfall: 1.5 mm/30 min

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Mangaehu at Bridge

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Manganui at Everett Park

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Mangati at SH3

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Mangorei at Reservoir N.P

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Motunui M39 at Weston W3

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Ngutuwera

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North Egmont at Visitors Centre

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Omahine at Moana Trig

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Omaru at Charlies

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Patea at Bore 3

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Pohokura Saddle

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Pouakai at Carrington Rd

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Stony at Mangatete Bridge

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Taungatara at Eltham Rd

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Tawhiti at Duffys

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Uriti at Kaka Rd

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Waitotara at Rimunui Station

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Kapoaiaia at Lighthouse

Max gust speed: 32 km/h

Wind direction: 284 °

Wind speed: 21.6 km/h

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Ngutuwera

Max gust speed: 18 km/h

Wind direction: 311 °

Wind speed: 10.1 km/h

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Stratford (Patea River)

Max gust speed: 23 km/h

Wind direction: 153 °

Wind speed: 9.5 km/h

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Uriti at Kaka Rd

Max gust speed: 19.1 km/h

Wind direction: 0 °

Wind speed: 11.4 km/h

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Wastewater Treatment Plant N.P

Max gust speed: 25.7 km/h

Wind direction: 247 °

Wind speed: 18.3 km/h

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Brooklands Zoo at New Plymouth

Air temperature: 16.3 °C

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Hillsborough

Air temperature: 17.35 °C

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Inglewood at Oxidation Ponds

Air temperature: 18.36 °C

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Kapoaiaia at Lighthouse

Air temperature: 17.93 °C

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Mangati at SH3

Air temperature: 17.59 °C

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Mangorei at Reservoir N.P

Air temperature: 17.01 °C

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North Egmont at Visitors Centre

Air temperature: 9.15 °C

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Patea at Bore 3

Air temperature: 15.47 °C

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Stratford (Patea River)

Air temperature: 13.77 °C

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Tawhiti at Duffys

Air temperature: 16.69 °C

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Kapoaiaia at Lighthouse

River flow: 2.42 m3/sec

River level: 0.92 m

Water temperature: 15.95 °C

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Kapuni at Normanby Rd

River flow: 4.23 m3/sec

River level: 0.96 m

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Kaupokonui at Glenn Rd

River flow: 9.5 m3/sec

River level: 1.02 m

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Mangaehu at Bridge

River flow: 14.48 m3/sec

River level: 1.34 m

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Manganui at Everett Park

River flow: 33.37 m3/sec

River level: 1.29 m

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Manganui at SH3 Midhirst

River flow: 4.33 m3/sec

River level: 1.53 m

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Mangaone 3 at Katere Rd

River flow: 0.22 m3/sec

River level: 0.87 m

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Mangaoraka at Corbett Rd

River flow: 1.46 m3/sec

River level: 0.9 m

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Mangati at SH3

River flow: 0.04 m3/sec

River level: 0.34 m

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Mangawheroiti Above Intake W.W

River flow: 0.22 m3/sec

River level: 0.13 m

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Ngatoro at SH3

River flow: 2.23 m3/sec

River level: 0.91 m

Water temperature: 14.23 °C

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Patea at McColls Bridge

River flow: 4814.1 m3/sec

River level: 20.39 m

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Patea at Skinner Rd

River flow: 10.24 m3/sec

River level: 1.45 m

Water temperature: 14.5 °C

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Punehu at Pihama

River flow: 3.47 m3/sec

River level: 0.61 m

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Stony at Mangatete Bridge

River level: 1.94 m

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Tawhiti at Duffys

River flow: 1.59 m3/sec

River level: 0.76 m

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Tawhiti below Meat Plant

River flow: 0.94 m3/sec

River level: 0.4 m

Water temperature: 16.16 °C

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Timaru at Tataraimaka

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Waiau 2 above resource consent 7372

River level: 0.59 m

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Waingongoro at Eltham Rd

River flow: 5.65 m3/sec

River level: 1.35 m

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Waingongoro at SH45

River flow: 24.4 m3/sec

River level: 1.48 m

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Waiongana at SH3a

River flow: 4.07 m3/sec

River level: 1.56 m

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Waitara at Bertrand Rd

River flow: 96.48 m3/sec

River level: 2.31 m

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Waitara at Purangi Bridge

River flow: 11.61 m3/sec

River level: 2.57 m

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Waitara at Tarata

River flow: 40.31 m3/sec

River level: 2.89 m

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Waitotara at Rimunui Station

River level: 0.72 m

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Waiwhakaiho at Egmont Village

River flow: 16.25 m3/sec

River level: 1.34 m

Water temperature: 13.2 °C

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Waiwhakaiho at Rimu St

River flow: 29.79 m3/sec

River level: 1.61 m

Water temperature: 15 °C

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Whenuakura at Nicholson Rd

River flow: 7.11 m3/sec

River level: 1.21 m

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Hillsborough

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Kapoaiaia at Lighthouse

Soil moisture: 24.26 %

Soil temperature: 18.02 °C

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Kaupokonui at Glenn Rd

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Motunui M39 at Weston W3

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Patea at Bore 3

Soil moisture: 23.77 %

Soil temperature: 16.8 °C

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Pohokura Saddle

Soil moisture: 36.56 %

Soil temperature: 16.63 °C

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Taungatara at Eltham Rd

Soil moisture: 36.5 %

Soil temperature: 16.1 °C

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Uriti at Kaka Rd

Soil moisture: 43.67 %

Soil temperature: 17.65 °C

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Waitotara at Rimunui Station

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Kaupokonui River

E. coli: 93 nos/100ml

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Lake Opunake

E. coli: 38 nos/100ml

Cyanobacteria: 0 cells/1ml

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Lake Ratapiko

E. coli: 25 nos/100ml

Cyanobacteria: 0 cells/1ml

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Lake Rotokare

E. coli: 7 nos/100ml

Cyanobacteria: 920 cells/1ml

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Lake Rotomanu

E. coli: 31 nos/100ml

Cyanobacteria: 31 cells/1ml

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Manganui at Everett Park

E. coli: 150 nos/100ml

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Manganui River

E. coli: 120 nos/100ml

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Oakura River

E. coli: 28 nos/100ml

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Patea River

E. coli: 350 nos/100ml

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Patea River at Patea Boat Ramp

E. coli: 1.2 nos/100ml

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Te Henui Stream at mouth

E. coli: 250 nos/100ml

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Timaru Stream

E. coli: 120 nos/100ml

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Urenui River

E. coli: 3 nos/100ml

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Waimoku Stream

E. coli: 780 nos/100ml

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Waingongoro River

E. coli: 66 nos/100ml

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Waingongoro River - Eltham

E. coli: 320 nos/100ml

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Waitara River at Town Wharf

E. coli: 13 nos/100ml

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Waiwhakaiho River at Lake Rotomanu

E. coli: 1800 nos/100ml

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Waiwhakaiho River at Merrilands Domain

E. coli: 45 nos/100ml

Cyanobacteria: 0 cells/1ml

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Back Beach

Enterococci: 140 nos/100ml

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Bell Block Beach

Enterococci: 86 nos/100ml

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East End Beach

Enterococci: 4 nos/100ml

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Fitzroy Beach

Enterococci: 1.2 nos/100ml

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Ngamotu Beach

Enterococci: 1.2 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: 64 nos/100ml

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Ohawe Beach

Enterococci: 3 nos/100ml

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Onaero Bay

Enterococci: 1.2 nos/100ml

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Opunake Beach

Enterococci: 1.2 nos/100ml

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Waitara East Beach

Enterococci: 1.2 nos/100ml

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Waitara West Beach

Enterococci: 11 nos/100ml

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