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And the winners are ...

Fourteen Taranaki Regional Council Environmental Awards have been made for 2014. The awards were presented in five categories. Click on the link for full details of recipients:

Taranaki Regional Council Environmental Awards 2014 winners

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New Plymouth possum campaign expands

Householders in Welbourn, Vogeltown, Brooklands and Highlands Park are being targeted in an expansion of New Plymouth’s urban possum control programme.

'Walking the talk' rewarded with TRC awards

Fourteen Taranaki organisations and individuals who ‘walk the talk’ have become the latest recipients of the region’s flagship Environmental Awards.

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Healthy report for region's rivers

A third annual report card has been published setting out the latest findings of the Council’s extensive freshwater monitoring programmes. It is increasingly clear that freshwater quality is improving or remaining steady across Taranaki.

Annual Report 2013/2014

Read the Taranaki Regional Council's Annual Report for 2013/2014.

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.

October rainfall

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

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 Plymouth possum campaign expands

Householders in Welbourn, Vogeltown, Brooklands and Highlands Park are being targeted in an expansion of New Plymouth’s urban possum control programme.

'Walking the talk' rewarded with TRC awards

Fourteen Taranaki organisations and individuals who ‘walk the talk’ have become the latest recipients of the region’s flagship Environmental Awards.

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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

'Walking the talk' rewarded with TRC awards

Fourteen Taranaki organisations and individuals who ‘walk the talk’ have become the latest recipients of the region’s flagship Environmental Awards.

World Rivers Day - good reason to celebrate

New Zealanders have good reason to celebrate World Rivers Day on Sunday, says Taranaki Regional Council Chairman David MacLeod.

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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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'Walking the talk' rewarded with TRC awards

Fourteen Taranaki organisations and individuals who ‘walk the talk’ have become the latest recipients of the region’s flagship Environmental Awards.

World Rivers Day - good reason to celebrate

New Zealanders have good reason to celebrate World Rivers Day on Sunday, says Taranaki Regional Council Chairman David MacLeod.

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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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New Plymouth possum campaign expands

Householders in Welbourn, Vogeltown, Brooklands and Highlands Park are being targeted in an expansion of New Plymouth’s urban possum control programme.

'Walking the talk' rewarded with TRC awards

Fourteen Taranaki organisations and individuals who ‘walk the talk’ have become the latest recipients of the region’s flagship Environmental Awards.

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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

New Plymouth possum campaign expands

Householders in Welbourn, Vogeltown, Brooklands and Highlands Park are being targeted in an expansion of New Plymouth’s urban possum control programme.

World Rivers Day - good reason to celebrate

New Zealanders have good reason to celebrate World Rivers Day on Sunday, says Taranaki Regional Council Chairman David MacLeod.

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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

New Plymouth possum campaign expands

Householders in Welbourn, Vogeltown, Brooklands and Highlands Park are being targeted in an expansion of New Plymouth’s urban possum control programme.

'Walking the talk' rewarded with TRC awards

Fourteen Taranaki organisations and individuals who ‘walk the talk’ have become the latest recipients of the region’s flagship Environmental Awards.

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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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 Last updated: 24/11/2014 04:00 am

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

Rainfall: 0 mm/30 min

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Kapoaiaia at Lighthouse

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Ngutuwera

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Stratford (Patea River)

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Uriti at Kaka Rd

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Wastewater Treatment Plant N.P

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 Last updated: 22/11/2014 08:00 am

Brooklands Zoo at New Plymouth

Air temperature: 15.1 °C

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Hillsborough

Air temperature: 15.43 °C

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Inglewood at Oxidation Ponds

Air temperature: 14.8 °C

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Kapoaiaia at Lighthouse

Air temperature: 15.92 °C

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Mangati at SH3

Air temperature: 15.6 °C

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Mangorei at Reservoir N.P

Air temperature: 14.85 °C

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North Egmont at Visitors Centre

Air temperature: 11.64 °C

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Patea at Bore 3

Air temperature: 17.73 °C

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Stratford (Patea River)

Air temperature: 15.21 °C

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Tawhiti at Duffys

Air temperature: 18.76 °C

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 Last updated: 24/11/2014 02:00 am

Kaikura below 7346

River level: 0.37 m

Water temperature: 14.25 °C

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Kapoaiaia at Lighthouse

River flow: 0.62 m3/sec

River level: 0.66 m

Water temperature: 15.57 °C

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Kapuni at Normanby Rd

River flow: 0.94 m3/sec

River level: 0.68 m

Water temperature: 14.3 °C

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Kaupokonui at Glenn Rd

River flow: 2.06 m3/sec

River level: 0.8 m

Water temperature: 15.15 °C

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Mangaehu at Bridge

River flow: 6.66 m3/sec

River level: 1.12 m

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Manganui at Everett Park

River flow: 9.2 m3/sec

River level: 0.71 m

Water temperature: 14.57 °C

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Manganui at SH3 Midhirst

River flow: 0.91 m3/sec

River level: 1.27 m

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Mangaone 3 at Katere Rd

River flow: 0.3 m3/sec

River level: 0.9 m

Water temperature: 15.52 °C

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Mangaoraka at Corbett Rd

River flow: 1.78 m3/sec

River level: 0.93 m

Water temperature: 14.5 °C

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Mangati at SH3

River flow: 0.08 m3/sec

River level: 0.39 m

Water temperature: 15.43 °C

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Mangawheroiti Above Intake W.W

River flow: 0.31 m3/sec

River level: 0.15 m

Water temperature: 11.54 °C

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Mangorei at Pipebridge

River flow: 1.61 m3/sec

River level: 0.8 m

Water temperature: 13.79 °C

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Ngatoro at SH3

River flow: 0.62 m3/sec

River level: 0.72 m

Water temperature: 13.39 °C

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Patea at McColls Bridge

River flow: 4.92 m3/sec

River level: 0.55 m

Water temperature: 15.96 °C

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Patea at Skinner Rd

River flow: 2.54 m3/sec

River level: 1.02 m

Water temperature: 13.93 °C

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Punehu at Pihama

River flow: 0.8 m3/sec

River level: 0.35 m

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Stony at Mangatete Bridge

River level: 1.45 m

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Tawhiti at Duffys

River flow: 0.48 m3/sec

River level: 0.55 m

Water temperature: 15.54 °C

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Tawhiti below Meat Plant

River flow: 0.84 m3/sec

River level: 0.38 m

Water temperature: 14.95 °C

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Timaru at Tataraimaka

River flow: 0.71 m3/sec

River level: 0.72 m

Water temperature: 0 °C

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Waiau 2 above resource consent 7372

River level: 0.59 m

Water temperature: 16.45 °C

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Waingongoro at Eltham Rd

River flow: 1.38 m3/sec

River level: 1.05 m

Water temperature: 13.45 °C

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Waingongoro at SH45

River flow: 4.36 m3/sec

River level: 0.7 m

Water temperature: 14.95 °C

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Waiongana at SH3a

River flow: 1.92 m3/sec

River level: 1.41 m

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Waitara at Bertrand Rd

River flow: 28.44 m3/sec

River level: 1.54 m

Water temperature: 15.08 °C

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Waitara at Purangi Bridge

River flow: 8.53 m3/sec

River level: 2.4 m

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Waitara at Tarata

River flow: 35 m3/sec

River level: 2.8 m

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Waitotara at Rimunui Station

River level: 0.74 m

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Waiwhakaiho at Egmont Village

River flow: 4.16 m3/sec

River level: 0.91 m

Water temperature: 12.86 °C

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Waiwhakaiho at Rimu St

River flow: 3.62 m3/sec

River level: 0.93 m

Water temperature: 13.6 °C

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Whenuakura at Nicholson Rd

River flow: 5.01 m3/sec

River level: 1.02 m

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Hillsborough

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Kapoaiaia at Lighthouse

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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

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Taungatara at Eltham Rd

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Uriti at Kaka Rd

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Waitotara at Rimunui Station

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Kaupokonui River

E. coli: 92 nos/100ml

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Lake Opunake

E. coli: 48 nos/100ml

Cyanobacteria: 0 cells/1ml

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Lake Ratapiko

E. coli: 53 nos/100ml

Cyanobacteria: 0 cells/1ml

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Lake Rotokare

E. coli: 37 nos/100ml

Cyanobacteria: 857 cells/1ml

Cyanobacteria (biovolume): 0.18 mm3/L

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Lake Rotomanu

E. coli: 110 nos/100ml

Cyanobacteria: 1222 cells/1ml

Cyanobacteria (biovolume): 0.42 mm3/L

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Manganui River

E. coli: 200 nos/100ml

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Oakura River

E. coli: 80 nos/100ml

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Patea River

E. coli: 110 nos/100ml

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Patea River at Patea Boat Ramp

E. coli: 990 nos/100ml

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Te Henui Stream at mouth

E. coli: 250 nos/100ml

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Timaru Stream

E. coli: 63 nos/100ml

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Urenui River

E. coli: 1.2 nos/100ml

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Waingongoro River

E. coli: 200 nos/100ml

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Waingongoro River - Eltham

E. coli: 46 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: 46 nos/100ml

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Waiwhakaiho River at Merrilands Domain

E. coli: 1700 nos/100ml

Cyanobacteria: 0 cells/1ml

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East End Beach

Enterococci: 11 nos/100ml

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Fitzroy Beach

Enterococci: 5 nos/100ml

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Ngamotu Beach

Enterococci: 7 nos/100ml

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Oakura Beach, camp ground

Enterococci: 4 nos/100ml

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Oakura Beach, surf lifesaving club

Enterococci: 11 nos/100ml

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Ohawe Beach

Enterococci: 24 nos/100ml

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Onaero Bay

Enterococci: 220 nos/100ml

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Onaero Settlement Beach

Enterococci: 1.2 nos/100ml

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Opunake Beach

Enterococci: 1.2 nos/100ml

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Urenui 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: 1.2 nos/100ml

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