10-Year Plan consultation

The Council is preparing its 2015/2025 Long-Term Plan and has a published a Consultation Document highlighting the draft plan's major issues, key choices and implications.

Click on the link to read the Consultation Document and its supporting documentation, and information on how you can make a submission. The deadline for submissions is 4pm on Friday 3 April.

2015/2025 Long-Term Plan Consultation Document

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    The Taranaki Regional Council today signalled essentially no change in rates next year despite plans to expand some programmes.

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

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Reap some holiday fun at Hollards Harvest Festival

Competitions, live music, delicious food and family fun will be on the agenda at a Harvest Festival at Hollard Gardens, Kaponga, on Easter Monday, 6 April.

New campaign tackles $870 million scandal

It’s a hidden scandal that costs New Zealand $872 million a year, with the burden in Taranaki alone totalling nearly $20 million.

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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.

Latest Council newsletter

Read the March edition of Recount, our quarterly Council newsletter.

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.

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New campaign tackles $870 million scandal

It’s a hidden scandal that costs New Zealand $872 million a year, with the burden in Taranaki alone totalling nearly $20 million.

TRC rates unchanged, programmes improving

The Taranaki Regional Council today signalled essentially no change in rates next year despite plans to expand some programmes.

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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

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TRC rates unchanged, programmes improving

The Taranaki Regional Council today signalled essentially no change in rates next year despite plans to expand some programmes.

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.

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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

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New campaign tackles $870 million scandal

It’s a hidden scandal that costs New Zealand $872 million a year, with the burden in Taranaki alone totalling nearly $20 million.

TRC rates unchanged, programmes improving

The Taranaki Regional Council today signalled essentially no change in rates next year despite plans to expand some programmes.

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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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Reap some holiday fun at Hollards Harvest Festival

Competitions, live music, delicious food and family fun will be on the agenda at a Harvest Festival at Hollard Gardens, Kaponga, on Easter Monday, 6 April.

New campaign tackles $870 million scandal

It’s a hidden scandal that costs New Zealand $872 million a year, with the burden in Taranaki alone totalling nearly $20 million.

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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

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Reap some holiday fun at Hollards Harvest Festival

Competitions, live music, delicious food and family fun will be on the agenda at a Harvest Festival at Hollard Gardens, Kaponga, on Easter Monday, 6 April.

TRC rates unchanged, programmes improving

The Taranaki Regional Council today signalled essentially no change in rates next year despite plans to expand some programmes.

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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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Reap some holiday fun at Hollards Harvest Festival

Competitions, live music, delicious food and family fun will be on the agenda at a Harvest Festival at Hollard Gardens, Kaponga, on Easter Monday, 6 April.

New campaign tackles $870 million scandal

It’s a hidden scandal that costs New Zealand $872 million a year, with the burden in Taranaki alone totalling nearly $20 million.

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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

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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

Rainfall: 0.5 mm/30 min

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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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Kapoaiaia at Lighthouse

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Ngutuwera

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Stratford (Patea River)

Max gust speed: 23 km/h

Wind direction: 222 °

Wind speed: 8.7 km/h

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Uriti at Kaka Rd

Max gust speed: 21.6 km/h

Wind direction: 209 °

Wind speed: 9.4 km/h

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Wastewater Treatment Plant N.P

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Brooklands Zoo at New Plymouth

Air temperature: 14.18 °C

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Hillsborough

Air temperature: 16.06 °C

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Inglewood at Oxidation Ponds

Air temperature: 14.05 °C

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Kapoaiaia at Lighthouse

Air temperature: 17.58 °C

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Kaupokonui at Glenn Rd

Air temperature: 16.83 °C

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Mangati at SH3

Air temperature: 16.38 °C

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Mangorei at Reservoir N.P

Air temperature: 14.46 °C

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North Egmont at Visitors Centre

Air temperature: 10.86 °C

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Patea at Bore 3

Air temperature: 17.25 °C

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Stratford (Patea River)

Air temperature: 16.85 °C

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Taungatara at Eltham Rd

Air temperature: 16.15 °C

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Tawhiti at Duffys

Air temperature: 16.52 °C

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Kaikura below 7346

River level: 0.34 m

Water temperature: 15.28 °C

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Kapoaiaia at Lighthouse

River flow: 1.15 m3/sec

River level: 0.76 m

Water temperature: 15.88 °C

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Kapuni at Normanby Rd

River flow: 0.51 m3/sec

River level: 0.58 m

Water temperature: 15.9 °C

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Kaupokonui at Glenn Rd

River flow: 0.94 m3/sec

River level: 0.73 m

Water temperature: 15.94 °C

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Mangaehu at Bridge

River flow: 6.27 m3/sec

River level: 1.11 m

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Manganui at Everett Park

River flow: 9.17 m3/sec

River level: 0.71 m

Water temperature: 15.4 °C

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Manganui at SH3 Midhirst

River flow: 1 m3/sec

River level: 1.29 m

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Mangaone 3 at Katere Rd

River flow: 0.35 m3/sec

River level: 0.92 m

Water temperature: 16.62 °C

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Mangaoraka at Corbett Rd

River flow: 1.38 m3/sec

River level: 0.89 m

Water temperature: 15.56 °C

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Mangati at SH3

River flow: 0.09 m3/sec

River level: 0.4 m

Water temperature: 16.72 °C

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Mangawheroiti Above Intake W.W

River flow: 0.17 m3/sec

River level: 0.12 m

Water temperature: 12.1 °C

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Mangorei at Pipebridge

River flow: 2.36 m3/sec

River level: 0.86 m

Water temperature: 14.37 °C

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Ngatoro at SH3

River flow: 0.81 m3/sec

River level: 0.75 m

Water temperature: 13.51 °C

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Patea at McColls Bridge

River flow: 6.14 m3/sec

River level: 0.59 m

Water temperature: 18.06 °C

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Patea at Skinner Rd

River flow: 1.53 m3/sec

River level: 0.94 m

Water temperature: 14.62 °C

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Punehu at Pihama

River flow: 0.95 m3/sec

River level: 0.37 m

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Stony at Mangatete Bridge

River level: 1.54 m

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Tawhiti at Duffys

River flow: 0.2 m3/sec

River level: 0.45 m

Water temperature: 16.97 °C

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Tawhiti below Meat Plant

River flow: 0.41 m3/sec

River level: 0.31 m

Water temperature: 16.33 °C

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Waiau 2 above resource consent 7372

River level: 0.61 m

Water temperature: 17.85 °C

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Waingongoro at Eltham Rd

River flow: 0.56 m3/sec

River level: 0.94 m

Water temperature: 14.93 °C

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Waingongoro at SH45

River flow: 1.73 m3/sec

River level: 0.44 m

Water temperature: 19.39 °C

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Waiokura at Winks Rd

River flow: 0.12 m3/sec

River level: 0.23 m

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Waiongana at SH3a

River flow: 1.85 m3/sec

River level: 1.4 m

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Waitara at Bertrand Rd

River flow: 22.79 m3/sec

River level: 1.44 m

Water temperature: 17.8 °C

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Waitara at Purangi Bridge

River flow: 4.6 m3/sec

River level: 2.14 m

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Waitara at Tarata

River flow: 8.59 m3/sec

River level: 2.25 m

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Waitotara at Rimunui Station

River level: 0.55 m

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Waiwhakaiho at Egmont Village

River flow: 7.27 m3/sec

River level: 1.06 m

Water temperature: 13.26 °C

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Waiwhakaiho at Rimu St

River flow: 12.18 m3/sec

River level: 1.27 m

Water temperature: 16.7 °C

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Whenuakura at Nicholson Rd

River flow: 2.13 m3/sec

River level: 0.75 m

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Hillsborough

Soil moisture: 26.49 %

Soil temperature: 18.94 °C

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Kapoaiaia at Lighthouse

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Kaupokonui at Glenn Rd

Soil moisture: 23.66 %

Soil temperature: 17.61 °C

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Motunui M39 at Weston W3

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Patea at Bore 3

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Pohokura Saddle

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Taungatara at Eltham Rd

Soil moisture: 24.98 %

Soil temperature: 17.23 °C

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Uriti at Kaka Rd

Soil moisture: 38.7 %

Soil temperature: 17.85 °C

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Waitotara at Rimunui Station

Soil moisture: 12.89 %

Soil temperature: 18.6 °C

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Kaupokonui River

E. coli: 290 nos/100ml

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Lake Opunake

E. coli: 56 nos/100ml

Cyanobacteria: 0 cells/1ml

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Lake Ratapiko

E. coli: 110 nos/100ml

Cyanobacteria: 0 cells/1ml

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Lake Rotokare

E. coli: 8 nos/100ml

Cyanobacteria: 502800 cells/1ml

Cyanobacteria (biovolume): 9.69 mm3/L

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Lake Rotomanu

E. coli: 120 nos/100ml

Cyanobacteria: 9463 cells/1ml

Cyanobacteria (biovolume): 0.08 mm3/L

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Manganui River

E. coli: 120 nos/100ml

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Oakura River

E. coli: 120 nos/100ml

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Patea River

E. coli: 280 nos/100ml

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Patea River at Patea Boat Ramp

E. coli: 44 nos/100ml

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Te Henui Stream at mouth

E. coli: 780 nos/100ml

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Timaru Stream

E. coli: 550 nos/100ml

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Urenui River

E. coli: 16 nos/100ml

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Waingongoro River

E. coli: 240 nos/100ml

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Waingongoro River - Eltham

E. coli: 280 nos/100ml

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Waitara River at Town Wharf

E. coli: 96 nos/100ml

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Waiwhakaiho River at Lake Rotomanu

E. coli: 1000 nos/100ml

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Waiwhakaiho River at Merrilands Domain

E. coli: 210 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: 1.2 nos/100ml

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Ngamotu Beach

Enterococci: 3 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: 9 nos/100ml

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Ohawe Beach

Enterococci: 4 nos/100ml

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Onaero Bay

Enterococci: 4 nos/100ml

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Onaero Settlement Beach

Enterococci: 4 nos/100ml

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Opunake Beach

Enterococci: 4 nos/100ml

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Urenui Beach

Enterococci: 28 nos/100ml

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Wai-iti Beach

Enterococci: 15 nos/100ml

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Waitara East Beach

Enterococci: 6 nos/100ml

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Waitara West Beach

Enterococci: 1.2 nos/100ml

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