Pakuranga Lower is located on a broad mudflat in the lower reaches of the Pakuranga Creek, close to the confluence with the Tāmaki Estuary main channel. This site was first monitored in 1998 and today is sampled every few years for macrofauna, muddiness and metals.
The catchment surrounding Pakuranga Creek is a mixture of residential, commercial and industrial land use, and the site has had consistently high levels of metals over the monitoring period.
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: