This intertidal site is located on the extensive Kaipara Flats in the centre of the southern Kaipara Harbour. It has very firm, clean sand with strong ripple features and ray feeding pits are commonly observed.
Monitoring began in 2009, and mud content and macrofauna are now sampled every five years. Heavy metal contaminants are sampled roughly every ten years. Mud content is very low and contaminant concentrations are unlikely to have ecological impacts, resulting in good health at this site.
Monitored site results
This dashboard shows information on the data collected by the regional councils and unitary authorities for the Estuary health scientific indicators, click the tiles for more information: