Te Matuku is located in the mid to upper reaches of Te Matuku Bay. This site is mostly sandy, and the surrounding catchment is relatively undeveloped native vegetation and pasture. The site is monitored every few years for macrofauna, mud content and metal contaminants.
Te Matuku currently has ‘fair’ benthic health and has recorded low levels of metal contamination since monitoring began in 1999.
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: