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  • Summer packs a waspish sting

    Wasps are thriving in Taranaki this summer and the Taranaki Regional Council’s phones have been running hot with calls for advice on controlling them.

  • Highway announcement best in decades

    The Government’s announcement of multimillion-dollar bypass projects at Mt Messenger and Awakino Tunnel have been warmly welcomed by the Taranaki Regional Council.

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Business

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  • Council finds no evidence to support allegations

    The Taranaki Regional Council has found no evidence to support recent non-specific allegations of non-compliance at wellsites operated by Australian-based Origin Energy Ltd in Taranaki.

  • Summer packs a waspish sting

    Wasps are thriving in Taranaki this summer and the Taranaki Regional Council’s phones have been running hot with calls for advice on controlling them.

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  • Marae site is clean, investigation shows

    Work will begin soon on an iconic new urban marae for New Plymouth after a site investigation found no significant contamination resulting from previous activities including oil exploration and production.

  • Summer packs a waspish sting

    Wasps are thriving in Taranaki this summer and the Taranaki Regional Council’s phones have been running hot with calls for advice on controlling them.

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  • Summer packs a waspish sting

    Wasps are thriving in Taranaki this summer and the Taranaki Regional Council’s phones have been running hot with calls for advice on controlling them.

  • Wetlands important for everyone's future

    Sustainability is the central theme for this year’s globally recognised World Wetlands Day, which will be marked in Taranaki on Sunday (31 January) with a public field trip at Lake Rotokare.

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Tupare's shady characters to fore

Light will be shed on shade-loving plants at a free home gardening workshop at Tupare in New Plymouth on Sunday (14 February).

TRC Bulletin - 4 February 2016

Items of interest from today’s meeting of the Taranaki Regional Council’s Policy and Planning Committee:

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January rainfall

See maps showing January rainfall at sites we monitor, and the distribution of rainfall.

What to do about wasps

Read our information sheet containing information and advice on dealing with wasps.

Latest schools newsletter

Read the the latest Schools in the Environment (SITE), our quarterly education newsletter

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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Summer packs a waspish sting

Wasps are thriving in Taranaki this summer and the Taranaki Regional Council’s phones have been running hot with calls for advice on controlling them.

Highway announcement best in decades

The Government’s announcement of multimillion-dollar bypass projects at Mt Messenger and Awakino Tunnel have been warmly welcomed by the Taranaki Regional Council.

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Flood recovery assistance

Grants are available to help Taranaki farmers repair infrastructure damaged by the 20 June floods and slips. $416,000 of additional relief funding has been made available by the Government for allocation in this region.

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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Council finds no evidence to support allegations

The Taranaki Regional Council has found no evidence to support recent non-specific allegations of non-compliance at wellsites operated by Australian-based Origin Energy Ltd in Taranaki.

Summer packs a waspish sting

Wasps are thriving in Taranaki this summer and the Taranaki Regional Council’s phones have been running hot with calls for advice on controlling them.

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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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Marae site is clean, investigation shows

Work will begin soon on an iconic new urban marae for New Plymouth after a site investigation found no significant contamination resulting from previous activities including oil exploration and production.

Summer packs a waspish sting

Wasps are thriving in Taranaki this summer and the Taranaki Regional Council’s phones have been running hot with calls for advice on controlling them.

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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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Summer packs a waspish sting

Wasps are thriving in Taranaki this summer and the Taranaki Regional Council’s phones have been running hot with calls for advice on controlling them.

Wetlands important for everyone's future

Sustainability is the central theme for this year’s globally recognised World Wetlands Day, which will be marked in Taranaki on Sunday (31 January) with a public field trip at Lake Rotokare.

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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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Tupare's shady characters to fore

Light will be shed on shade-loving plants at a free home gardening workshop at Tupare in New Plymouth on Sunday (14 February).

Tupare, Pukeiti all go for holiday weekend

Fun galore for all ages is in store this holiday weekend, with family-focused events at two of Taranaki’s premier heritage properties, Tupare and Pukeiti.

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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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Tupare's shady characters to fore

Light will be shed on shade-loving plants at a free home gardening workshop at Tupare in New Plymouth on Sunday (14 February).

TRC Bulletin - 4 February 2016

Items of interest from today’s meeting of the Taranaki Regional Council’s Policy and Planning Committee:

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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

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Brooklands Zoo at New Plymouth

Rainfall: 0 mm/30 min

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Dawson Falls

Rainfall: 0 mm/30 min

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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

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: 0 mm/30 min

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Mangati at SH3

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Mangorei at Reservoir N.P

Rainfall: 0 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: 0 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

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Stratford (Patea River)

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Taungatara at Eltham Rd

Rainfall: 0 mm/30 min

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Tawhiti at Duffys

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Uruti at Kaka Rd

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Waitotara at Hawken 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: 30.1 km/h

Wind direction: 223.2 °

Wind speed: 22 km/h

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Ngutuwera

Max gust speed: 36.7 km/h

Wind direction: 236 °

Wind speed: 17.7 km/h

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Patea at Bore 3

Max gust speed: 42.8 km/h

Wind direction: 255 °

Wind speed: 32.41 km/h

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Stratford (Patea River)

Max gust speed: 29.2 km/h

Wind direction: 190 °

Wind speed: 11.1 km/h

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Taungatara at Eltham Rd

Max gust speed: 35.5 km/h

Wind direction: 232 °

Wind speed: 20.62 km/h

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Uruti at Kaka Rd

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Wastewater Treatment Plant N.P

Max gust speed: 35.3 km/h

Wind direction: 222 °

Wind speed: 21 km/h

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Brooklands Zoo at New Plymouth

Air temperature: 24.54 °C

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Dawson Falls

Air temperature: 16.43 °C

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Hillsborough

Air temperature: 21.68 °C

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Inglewood at Oxidation Ponds

Air temperature: 23.38 °C

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Kapoaiaia at Lighthouse

Air temperature: 22.22 °C

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Kaupokonui at Glenn Rd

Air temperature: 21.84 °C

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Mangati at SH3

Air temperature: 22.59 °C

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Mangorei at Reservoir N.P

Air temperature: 22.33 °C

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North Egmont at Visitors Centre

Air temperature: 18.42 °C

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Patea at Bore 3

Air temperature: 22.8 °C

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Stony at Mangatete Bridge

Air temperature: 20.37 °C

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Stratford (Patea River)

Air temperature: 22.74 °C

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Taungatara at Eltham Rd

Air temperature: 21.49 °C

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Tawhiti at Duffys

Air temperature: 22.46 °C

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Waitotara at Hawken Rd

Air temperature: 23.93 °C

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Kaikura below 7346

River level: 0.32 m

Water temperature: 19.66 °C

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Kapoaiaia at Lighthouse

River flow: 0.23 m3/sec

River level: 0.54 m

Water temperature: 26.39 °C

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Kapuni at Normanby Rd

River flow: 0.24 m3/sec

River level: 0.58 m

Water temperature: 23.1 °C

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Kaupokonui at Glenn Rd

River flow: 0.63 m3/sec

River level: 0.7 m

Water temperature: 23.69 °C

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Mangaehu at Bridge

River flow: 2.38 m3/sec

River level: 1.19 m

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Manganui at Everett Park

River flow: 3.38 m3/sec

River level: 0.41 m

Water temperature: 22.87 °C

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Manganui at SH3 Midhirst

River flow: 0.45 m3/sec

River level: 1.2 m

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Mangaone 3 at Katere Rd

River flow: -0.08 m3/sec

River level: 0.54 m

Water temperature: 21.51 °C

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Mangaoraka at Corbett Rd

River flow: 0.16 m3/sec

River level: 0.69 m

Water temperature: 24.19 °C

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Mangati at SH3

River flow: 0.01 m3/sec

River level: 0.31 m

Water temperature: 21.28 °C

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Mangawheroiti Above Intake W.W

River flow: 0.2 m3/sec

River level: 0.13 m

Water temperature: 14.9 °C

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Mangorei at Pipebridge

River flow: 0.4 m3/sec

River level: 0.64 m

Water temperature: 23.11 °C

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Ngatoro at SH3

River flow: 0.34 m3/sec

River level: 0.65 m

Water temperature: 21.08 °C

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Patea at McColls Bridge

River flow: 11.47 m3/sec

River level: 0.75 m

Water temperature: 21.45 °C

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Patea at Skinner Rd

River flow: 1.4 m3/sec

River level: 0.91 m

Water temperature: 21.11 °C

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Punehu at Pihama

River flow: 0.28 m3/sec

River level: 0.25 m

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Stony at Mangatete Bridge

River level: 1.34 m

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Tawhiti at Duffys

River flow: 0.11 m3/sec

River level: 0.39 m

Water temperature: 21.51 °C

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Tawhiti below Meat Plant

River flow: 0.42 m3/sec

River level: 0.31 m

Water temperature: 20.53 °C

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Timaru at Tataraimaka

River flow: 0.43 m3/sec

River level: 0.67 m

Water temperature: 21.14 °C

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Waiau 2 above resource consent 7372

River level: 0.51 m

Water temperature: 23.35 °C

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Waingongoro at Eltham Rd

River flow: 0.36 m3/sec

River level: 0.87 m

Water temperature: 21.52 °C

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Waingongoro at SH45

River flow: 1.13 m3/sec

River level: 0.35 m

Water temperature: 19.94 °C

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Waiokura at Winks Rd

River flow: 0.15 m3/sec

River level: 0.25 m

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Waiongana at SH3a

River flow: 0.38 m3/sec

River level: 1.18 m

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Waitara at Bertrand Rd

River flow: 10.28 m3/sec

River level: 1.14 m

Water temperature: 25.29 °C

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Waitara at Purangi Bridge

River flow: 2.04 m3/sec

River level: 1.9 m

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Waitara at Tarata

River flow: 8.12 m3/sec

River level: 2.23 m

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Waitotara at Rimunui Station

River level: 0.62 m

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Waitotara at Township

River level: 2.71 m

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Waiwhakaiho at Egmont Village

River flow: 2.26 m3/sec

River level: 0.78 m

Water temperature: 20.38 °C

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Waiwhakaiho at Rimu St

River flow: 2.54 m3/sec

River level: 0.85 m

Water temperature: 24.31 °C

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Whenuakura at Nicholson Rd

River flow: 2.14 m3/sec

River level: 0.78 m

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Hillsborough

Soil moisture: 15.08 %

Soil temperature: 21.9 °C

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Kapoaiaia at Lighthouse

Soil moisture: 9.37 %

Soil temperature: 24.02 °C

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Kaupokonui at Glenn Rd

Soil moisture: 10.9 %

Soil temperature: 20.48 °C

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Motunui M39 at Weston W3

Soil moisture: 20.25 %

Soil temperature: 20.67 °C

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Patea at Bore 3

Soil moisture: 10.16 %

Soil temperature: 23.84 °C

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Pohokura Saddle

Soil moisture: 34.36 %

Soil temperature: 23.44 °C

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Stony at Mangatete Bridge

Soil moisture: 6.98 %

Soil temperature: 24 °C

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Taungatara at Eltham Rd

Soil moisture: 13.05 %

Soil temperature: 21.51 °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: 16.37 %

Soil temperature: 25.83 °C

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Kaupokonui River

E. coli: 120 nos/100ml

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Lake Opunake

E. coli: 46 nos/100ml

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Lake Ratapiko

E. coli: 8 nos/100ml

Cyanobacteria (biovolume): 1.66 mm3/L

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Lake Rotokare

E. coli: 88 nos/100ml

Cyanobacteria (biovolume): 1.33 mm3/L

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Lake Rotomanu

E. coli: 130 nos/100ml

Cyanobacteria (biovolume): 2.58 mm3/L

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Manganui River

E. coli: 174 nos/100ml

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Oakura River

E. coli: 120 nos/100ml

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Patea River

E. coli: 130 nos/100ml

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Patea River at Patea Boat Ramp

E. coli: 53 nos/100ml

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Te Henui Stream at mouth

E. coli: 900 nos/100ml

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Timaru Stream

E. coli: 260 nos/100ml

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Urenui River

E. coli: 17 nos/100ml

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Waingongoro River

E. coli: 140 nos/100ml

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Waingongoro River - Eltham

E. coli: 180 nos/100ml

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Waitara River at Town Wharf

E. coli: 250 nos/100ml

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Waiwhakaiho River at Lake Rotomanu

E. coli: 600 nos/100ml

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Waiwhakaiho River at Merrilands Domain

E. coli: 120 nos/100ml

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East End Beach

Enterococci: 5 nos/100ml

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Fitzroy Beach

Enterococci: 17 nos/100ml

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Ngamotu Beach

Enterococci: 12 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: 72 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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Patea Beach

Enterococci: 28 nos/100ml

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Wai-Inu Beach

Enterococci: 6 nos/100ml

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Waitara East Beach

Enterococci: 4 nos/100ml

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Waitara West Beach

Enterococci: 9 nos/100ml

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Waverley Beach

Enterococci: 4 nos/100ml

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