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LAWA connects you with the environment by sharing scientific data.

LAWA provides free access to data for many of the topics this website. Further datasets will be added over time. You are welcome to use these datasets. Please ensure you adhere to LAWA's Terms of Use and, where applicable, the Creative Commons Licensing.

Can I Swim Here?

Recreational bathing water quality raw dataset

This data file contains the Faecal Indicator Bacteria results from the 2015/16 - 2017/18 summer bathing seasons from monitored sites throughout New Zealand. For some sites, potentially toxic algae information is also available. 

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LAWA Can I Swim Here? dataset 15/16 - 17/18
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LAWA provides this information in good faith. LAWA Partners shall not be liable, whether in contract, tort, equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage of any type (including consequential losses) arising directly or indirectly from the inadequacy, inaccuracy or any other deficiency in information supplied irrespective of the cause.  Use of information supplied is entirely at the risk of the recipient and shall be deemed to be acceptance of this liability exclusion.

Lake water quality

Lake water quality dataset (2004-2018)

This data file contains the monitoring results of lake water quality samples, and results from calculations for TLI, state and trends.

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LAWA Lake WQ Datafile 2004-18.xlsx
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Land Air Water Aotearoa Terms of Use

 

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LAWA provides this information in good faith. LAWA Partners shall not be liable, whether in contract, tort, equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage of any type (including consequential losses) arising directly or indirectly from the inadequacy, inaccuracy or any other deficiency in information supplied irrespective of the cause.  Use of information supplied is entirely at the risk of the recipient and shall be deemed to be acceptance of this liability exclusion.

Land Cover

Land Cover

This data file contains the data shown on the land cover topic.

Creative Commons License

The data presented for download on this website is from a reclassification of the New Zealand Land Cover Database (LCDB) version 4.1 

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 New Zealand License. The New Zealand LCDB v4.1 was created by Landcare Research New Zealand Ltd.

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.ZIP file of Land Cover data
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Land Air Water Aotearoa Terms of Use

 

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LAWA provides this information in good faith. LAWA Partners shall not be liable, whether in contract, tort, equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage of any type (including consequential losses) arising directly or indirectly from the inadequacy, inaccuracy or any other deficiency in information supplied irrespective of the cause.  Use of information supplied is entirely at the risk of the recipient and shall be deemed to be acceptance of this liability exclusion.

River water quality

River macroinvertebrate monitoring results (2004-2018)

This data file contains data for biological indicators collected by regional and unitary councils in New Zealand. 

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LAWA River Macroinvert Monitoring Data 2004-18.csv
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LAWA provides this information in good faith. LAWA Partners shall not be liable, whether in contract, tort, equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage of any type (including consequential losses) arising directly or indirectly from the inadequacy, inaccuracy or any other deficiency in information supplied irrespective of the cause.  Use of information supplied is entirely at the risk of the recipient and shall be deemed to be acceptance of this liability exclusion.

River macroinvertebrate state dataset

This file contains the state calculations (2014-2018) for macroinvertebrate monitoring sites in rivers throughout New Zealand.

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LAWA River Macroinvert State 2018.csv
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Land Air Water Aotearoa Terms of Use

 

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LAWA provides this information in good faith. LAWA Partners shall not be liable, whether in contract, tort, equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage of any type (including consequential losses) arising directly or indirectly from the inadequacy, inaccuracy or any other deficiency in information supplied irrespective of the cause.  Use of information supplied is entirely at the risk of the recipient and shall be deemed to be acceptance of this liability exclusion.

River macroinvertebrate trend dataset

This file contains the trend results (5, 10 and 15 year trends) for macroinvertebrate monitoring sites around New Zealand (2004-2018 dataset).

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LAWA River Macroinvert Trend 2004-18.csv
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LAWA provides this information in good faith. LAWA Partners shall not be liable, whether in contract, tort, equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage of any type (including consequential losses) arising directly or indirectly from the inadequacy, inaccuracy or any other deficiency in information supplied irrespective of the cause.  Use of information supplied is entirely at the risk of the recipient and shall be deemed to be acceptance of this liability exclusion.

River water quality monitoring results: North Island (2004-2018)

This file contains data for water quality samples collected by regional/unitary councils and NIWA, for monitoring sites in the North Island.

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RiverWQMonitoringData_NorthIsland_2004-18.zip
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LAWA provides this information in good faith. LAWA Partners shall not be liable, whether in contract, tort, equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage of any type (including consequential losses) arising directly or indirectly from the inadequacy, inaccuracy or any other deficiency in information supplied irrespective of the cause.  Use of information supplied is entirely at the risk of the recipient and shall be deemed to be acceptance of this liability exclusion.

River water quality monitoring results: South Island (2004-2018)

This file contains data for water quality samples collected by regional/unitary councils and NIWA, for monitoring sites in the South Island.

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RiverWQMonitoringData_SouthIsland_2004-18.zip
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LAWA provides this information in good faith. LAWA Partners shall not be liable, whether in contract, tort, equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage of any type (including consequential losses) arising directly or indirectly from the inadequacy, inaccuracy or any other deficiency in information supplied irrespective of the cause.  Use of information supplied is entirely at the risk of the recipient and shall be deemed to be acceptance of this liability exclusion.

River water quality state dataset

This file contains the state calculations (2014-18) for river water quality monitoring sites in rivers throughout New Zealand.

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LAWA River WQ State 2018.csv
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LAWA provides this information in good faith. LAWA Partners shall not be liable, whether in contract, tort, equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage of any type (including consequential losses) arising directly or indirectly from the inadequacy, inaccuracy or any other deficiency in information supplied irrespective of the cause.  Use of information supplied is entirely at the risk of the recipient and shall be deemed to be acceptance of this liability exclusion.

River water quality trend dataset

This file contains the trend results (5, 10 and 15 year trends) for river water quality monitoring sites around New Zealand (2004-2018 dataset).

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LAWA River WQ Trend 2004-18.csv
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Disclaimer

LAWA provides this information in good faith. LAWA Partners shall not be liable, whether in contract, tort, equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage of any type (including consequential losses) arising directly or indirectly from the inadequacy, inaccuracy or any other deficiency in information supplied irrespective of the cause.  Use of information supplied is entirely at the risk of the recipient and shall be deemed to be acceptance of this liability exclusion.