This site is located on the harbour’s northern coastline, approximately 100m from Taylors Bay Road Reserve. The catchment is mainly residential with some pockets of native vegetation, and the site sits adjacent to the popular Waikōwhai Walkway. Hillsborough currently has low metal concentrations and sediment comprising mostly of sand.
First sampled in 2002, Hillsborough is now monitored every few years for metals, mud content and macrofauna.
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: