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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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Land Air Water Aotearoa Terms of Use

 

Disclaimer

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 (2008-2017)

This data file contains the results of water quality samples collected by regional and unitary councils for New Zealand.

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Lakes download data 2008-2017.csv
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Land Air Water Aotearoa Terms of Use

 

Disclaimer

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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Terms of Use

Land Air Water Aotearoa Terms of Use

 

Disclaimer

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

LAWA river site locations

This file contains the coordinates for river sites on LAWA.

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LAWA River Site Locations - Oct 2018
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Land Air Water Aotearoa Terms of Use

 

Disclaimer

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 dataset

This data file contains data for ecological indicators that is collected by regional and unitary councils, and NIWA in New Zealand.  You can also find the NIWA invertebrate raw data in NIWA's freshwater biology data archive 

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River Macroinvertebrate Download Data Oct 2018
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Land Air Water Aotearoa Terms of Use

 

Disclaimer

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 raw dataset (2008-2017)

This data file contains the results of water quality samples collected by regional and unitary councils for New Zealand.

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River WQ Raw Download Data Oct 2018
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Land Air Water Aotearoa Terms of Use

 

Disclaimer

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.