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  • Field trip highlights wetlands effort

    A Taranaki couple’s award-winning efforts to preserve and enhance native biodiversity on their hillcountry bush block will be highlighted at a public field day on Sunday (1 February) to mark World Wetlands Day.

  • Best of all worlds in Pukeiti excursion

    Exotic plants originating from afar and a taste of New Zealand’s pre-history will both be on offer at an event at Pukeiti on Sunday (1 February).

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Farming

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  • Field trip highlights wetlands effort

    A Taranaki couple’s award-winning efforts to preserve and enhance native biodiversity on their hillcountry bush block will be highlighted at a public field day on Sunday (1 February) to mark World Wetlands Day.

  • 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.

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Business

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  • Message to Wellington

    Wellington is getting a strong and clear message from Taranaki as campaigning begins in the lead-up to the General Elections on 20 September.

  • 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.

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Tangata Whenua

News

  • Field trip highlights wetlands effort

    A Taranaki couple’s award-winning efforts to preserve and enhance native biodiversity on their hillcountry bush block will be highlighted at a public field day on Sunday (1 February) to mark World Wetlands Day.

  • Algae prompts warning

    Taranaki people, particularly dog owners, are urged to be wary of potentially toxic algae mats being exposed at waterways as river levels fall in the region.

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Schools

News

  • Algae prompts warning

    Taranaki people, particularly dog owners, are urged to be wary of potentially toxic algae mats being exposed at waterways as river levels fall in the region.

  • 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.

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Recreation

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  • Field trip highlights wetlands effort

    A Taranaki couple’s award-winning efforts to preserve and enhance native biodiversity on their hillcountry bush block will be highlighted at a public field day on Sunday (1 February) to mark World Wetlands Day.

  • Best of all worlds in Pukeiti excursion

    Exotic plants originating from afar and a taste of New Zealand’s pre-history will both be on offer at an event at Pukeiti on Sunday (1 February).

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Media

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  • Field trip highlights wetlands effort

    A Taranaki couple’s award-winning efforts to preserve and enhance native biodiversity on their hillcountry bush block will be highlighted at a public field day on Sunday (1 February) to mark World Wetlands Day.

  • Best of all worlds in Pukeiti excursion

    Exotic plants originating from afar and a taste of New Zealand’s pre-history will both be on offer at an event at Pukeiti on Sunday (1 February).

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News

Field trip highlights wetlands effort

A Taranaki couple’s award-winning efforts to preserve and enhance native biodiversity on their hillcountry bush block will be highlighted at a public field day on Sunday (1 February) to mark World Wetlands Day.

Best of all worlds in Pukeiti excursion

Exotic plants originating from afar and a taste of New Zealand’s pre-history will both be on offer at an event at Pukeiti on Sunday (1 February).

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Algae prompts warning

Taranaki people, particularly dog owners, are urged to be wary of potentially toxic algae mats being exposed at waterways as river levels fall in the region.

Draft Regional Land Transport Plan

The Draft Regional Land Transport Plan for Taranaki is open for public consultation until 9 February 2015.

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.

Yellow Bristle Grass

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

Hydraulic fracturing reports

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

Water metering requirements

Government regulations are being phased in for measuring and reporting consented water takes. Water takes greater than 10 litres/second must be verified by 10 November 2014.

Council jobs

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Field trip highlights wetlands effort

A Taranaki couple’s award-winning efforts to preserve and enhance native biodiversity on their hillcountry bush block will be highlighted at a public field day on Sunday (1 February) to mark World Wetlands Day.

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.

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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.

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

Message to Wellington

Wellington is getting a strong and clear message from Taranaki as campaigning begins in the lead-up to the General Elections on 20 September.

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.

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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

Field trip highlights wetlands effort

A Taranaki couple’s award-winning efforts to preserve and enhance native biodiversity on their hillcountry bush block will be highlighted at a public field day on Sunday (1 February) to mark World Wetlands Day.

Algae prompts warning

Taranaki people, particularly dog owners, are urged to be wary of potentially toxic algae mats being exposed at waterways as river levels fall in the region.

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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.

News

Algae prompts warning

Taranaki people, particularly dog owners, are urged to be wary of potentially toxic algae mats being exposed at waterways as river levels fall in the region.

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.

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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

Field trip highlights wetlands effort

A Taranaki couple’s award-winning efforts to preserve and enhance native biodiversity on their hillcountry bush block will be highlighted at a public field day on Sunday (1 February) to mark World Wetlands Day.

Best of all worlds in Pukeiti excursion

Exotic plants originating from afar and a taste of New Zealand’s pre-history will both be on offer at an event at Pukeiti on Sunday (1 February).

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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

Field trip highlights wetlands effort

A Taranaki couple’s award-winning efforts to preserve and enhance native biodiversity on their hillcountry bush block will be highlighted at a public field day on Sunday (1 February) to mark World Wetlands Day.

Best of all worlds in Pukeiti excursion

Exotic plants originating from afar and a taste of New Zealand’s pre-history will both be on offer at an event at Pukeiti on Sunday (1 February).

Quicklinks

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

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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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Stony at Mangatete Bridge

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Stratford (Patea River)

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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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Waiwhakaiho at Egmont Village

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Wastewater Treatment Plant N.P

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Kapoaiaia at Lighthouse

Max gust speed: 26.6 km/h

Wind direction: 257 °

Wind speed: 16.6 km/h

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Ngutuwera

Max gust speed: 28.8 km/h

Wind direction: 219 °

Wind speed: 12.2 km/h

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Stratford (Patea River)

Max gust speed: 20.5 km/h

Wind direction: 296 °

Wind speed: 9.9 km/h

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Uriti at Kaka Rd

Max gust speed: 19.1 km/h

Wind direction: 239 °

Wind speed: 9.2 km/h

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Wastewater Treatment Plant N.P

Max gust speed: 17.9 km/h

Wind direction: 250 °

Wind speed: 10 km/h

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Brooklands Zoo at New Plymouth

Air temperature: 22.86 °C

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Hillsborough

Air temperature: 23.18 °C

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Inglewood at Oxidation Ponds

Air temperature: 25.18 °C

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Kapoaiaia at Lighthouse

Air temperature: 22.35 °C

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Kaupokonui at Glenn Rd

Air temperature: 24.46 °C

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Mangati at SH3

Air temperature: 22.92 °C

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Mangorei at Reservoir N.P

Air temperature: 20.78 °C

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North Egmont at Visitors Centre

Air temperature: 16.91 °C

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Patea at Bore 3

Air temperature: 23.99 °C

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Stratford (Patea River)

Air temperature: 22.52 °C

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Tawhiti at Duffys

Air temperature: 23.13 °C

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Kaikura below 7346

River level: 0.22 m

Water temperature: 18.37 °C

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Kapoaiaia at Lighthouse

River flow: 0.24 m3/sec

River level: 0.55 m

Water temperature: 25.07 °C

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Kapuni at Normanby Rd

River flow: 0.25 m3/sec

River level: 0.55 m

Water temperature: 21.4 °C

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Kaupokonui at Glenn Rd

River flow: 0.79 m3/sec

River level: 0.71 m

Water temperature: 22.24 °C

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Mangaehu at Bridge

River flow: 1.86 m3/sec

River level: 0.89 m

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Manganui at Everett Park

River flow: 3.19 m3/sec

River level: 0.39 m

Water temperature: 20.62 °C

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Manganui at SH3 Midhirst

River flow: 0.59 m3/sec

River level: 1.22 m

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Mangaone 3 at Katere Rd

River flow: 0.07 m3/sec

River level: 0.78 m

Water temperature: 20.16 °C

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Mangaoraka at Corbett Rd

River flow: 0.27 m3/sec

River level: 0.71 m

Water temperature: 20.19 °C

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Mangati at SH3

River flow: 0.01 m3/sec

River level: 0.31 m

Water temperature: 18.53 °C

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Mangawheroiti Above Intake W.W

River flow: 0.17 m3/sec

River level: 0.12 m

Water temperature: 14.61 °C

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Mangorei at Pipebridge

River flow: 0.37 m3/sec

River level: 0.64 m

Water temperature: 20.77 °C

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Ngatoro at SH3

River flow: 0.31 m3/sec

River level: 0.64 m

Water temperature: 19.51 °C

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Patea at McColls Bridge

River flow: 4.92 m3/sec

River level: 0.55 m

Water temperature: 23.96 °C

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Patea at Skinner Rd

River flow: 0.86 m3/sec

River level: 0.86 m

Water temperature: 19.7 °C

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Punehu at Pihama

River flow: 0.3 m3/sec

River level: 0.26 m

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Stony at Mangatete Bridge

River level: 1.47 m

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Tawhiti at Duffys

River flow: 0.19 m3/sec

River level: 0.44 m

Water temperature: 22.54 °C

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Tawhiti below Meat Plant

River flow: 0.46 m3/sec

River level: 0.32 m

Water temperature: 20.38 °C

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Waiau 2 above resource consent 7372

River level: 0.6 m

Water temperature: 24.51 °C

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Waingongoro at Eltham Rd

River flow: 0.34 m3/sec

River level: 0.89 m

Water temperature: 18.98 °C

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Waingongoro at SH45

River flow: 1.28 m3/sec

River level: 0.37 m

Water temperature: 20.8 °C

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Waiongana at SH3a

River flow: 0.4 m3/sec

River level: 1.19 m

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Waitara at Bertrand Rd

River flow: 6.48 m3/sec

River level: 1.01 m

Water temperature: 22.97 °C

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Waitara at Purangi Bridge

River flow: 0.56 m3/sec

River level: 1.67 m

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Waitara at Tarata

River flow: 2.89 m3/sec

River level: 2.01 m

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Waitotara at Rimunui Station

River level: 0.33 m

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Waiwhakaiho at Egmont Village

River flow: 1.86 m3/sec

River level: 0.74 m

Water temperature: 18.81 °C

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Waiwhakaiho at Rimu St

River flow: 8.1 m3/sec

River level: 1.15 m

Water temperature: 23.1 °C

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Whenuakura at Nicholson Rd

River flow: 1.77 m3/sec

River level: 0.71 m

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Hillsborough

Soil moisture: 16.12 %

Soil temperature: 20.98 °C

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Kapoaiaia at Lighthouse

Soil moisture: 9.45 %

Soil temperature: 22.5 °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

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Pohokura Saddle

Soil moisture: 18.25 %

Soil temperature: 20.67 °C

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Taungatara at Eltham Rd

Soil moisture: 12.9 %

Soil temperature: 20.1 °C

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Uriti at Kaka Rd

Soil moisture: 18.99 %

Soil temperature: 22.1 °C

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Waitotara at Rimunui Station

Soil moisture: 12.68 %

Soil temperature: 24.5 °C

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Kaupokonui River

E. coli: 74 nos/100ml

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Lake Opunake

E. coli: 11 nos/100ml

Cyanobacteria: 0 cells/1ml

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Lake Ratapiko

E. coli: 20 nos/100ml

Cyanobacteria: 0 cells/1ml

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Lake Rotokare

E. coli: 64 nos/100ml

Cyanobacteria: 206303 cells/1ml

Cyanobacteria (biovolume): 43.32 mm3/L

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Lake Rotomanu

E. coli: 28 nos/100ml

Cyanobacteria: 0 cells/1ml

Cyanobacteria (biovolume): 0.09 mm3/L

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Manganui River

E. coli: 100 nos/100ml

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Oakura River

E. coli: 80 nos/100ml

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Patea River

E. coli: 160 nos/100ml

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Patea River at Patea Boat Ramp

E. coli: 4 nos/100ml

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Te Henui Stream at mouth

E. coli: 1200 nos/100ml

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Timaru Stream

E. coli: 88 nos/100ml

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Urenui River

E. coli: 8 nos/100ml

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Waingongoro River

E. coli: 77 nos/100ml

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Waingongoro River - Eltham

E. coli: 96 nos/100ml

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Waitara River at Town Wharf

E. coli: 80 nos/100ml

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Waiwhakaiho River at Lake Rotomanu

E. coli: 950 nos/100ml

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Waiwhakaiho River at Merrilands Domain

E. coli: 17 nos/100ml

Cyanobacteria: 0 cells/1ml

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East End Beach

Enterococci: 1.2 nos/100ml

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Fitzroy Beach

Enterococci: 3 nos/100ml

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Ngamotu Beach

Enterococci: 7 nos/100ml

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Oakura Beach, camp ground

Enterococci: 3 nos/100ml

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Oakura Beach, surf lifesaving club

Enterococci: 83 nos/100ml

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Ohawe Beach

Enterococci: 92 nos/100ml

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Onaero Bay

Enterococci: 3 nos/100ml

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Onaero Settlement Beach

Enterococci: 140 nos/100ml

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Opunake Beach

Enterococci: 3 nos/100ml

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Urenui Beach

Enterococci: 4 nos/100ml

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Wai-iti Beach

Enterococci: 1.2 nos/100ml

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Waitara East Beach

Enterococci: 7 nos/100ml

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Waitara West Beach

Enterococci: 4 nos/100ml

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