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  • Why this status?

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    The science

    Water quality information

    LAWA shows the best available water quality information to help you decide where to swim. The water quality at this site is predicted using models. The models use current environmental conditions such as rainfall, wind and tides to predict the current levels of faecal indicator bacteria (FIB) in the water. The water quality status is also updated when unexpected events such as sewage spills are detected, so you have the latest available information.

    Predicted risk status

    Current Enterococci status

    The latest predicted result is checked every 15 minutes so you can see the current water quality status at this site.


    Heavy rain flushes contaminants from urban and rural land into waterways and we advise you not to swim for 2 – 3 days after heavy or prolonged rain – even at sites that generally have good water quality. Check that the water is clean and clear before taking a dip.

    Conditions may have changed

    There has been significant rain since this site was last sampled. This may have affected the water quality at this site.

    What do the icons mean?

    Suitable for swimming – These sites are generally suitable for swimming.
    Caution advised – Usually suitable for swimming but younger children and older people may be at increased risk at times.
    Unsuitable for swimming – These sites may be a health risk and are not considered suitable for swimming most of the time.
    No data – Data temporarily unavailable.
  • Unpatrolled

    Never swim or surf alone. Find out more.


    Unpatrolled Beach

    When swimming at an unpatrolled beach please watch out for yourself and others, never swim or surf alone, be aware of the dangers and know your limits.

  • What's at this site?

    Find out all recreational activities and facilities at this site

    Activities & facilities

    Site suitable for these activities and has these facilities

    Our lakes, rivers, and beaches are great natural playgrounds but they can be unpredictable.  Be aware of other potential risks such as rips, strong currents, sudden drop offs, or underwater objects before jumping in.  LAWA recommends that you avoid swimming for 2 - 3 days after heavy rainfall and follow the advice of any warning signs in place.




How do I get there?

Taumanu East (Onehunga)