This site is located within Ohiwa Harbour along the Ohope Spit. This site has been monitored since 2006 and is sampled once per year for mud content, heavy metals, organic nutrients and sedimentation rate. This site has soft silty sediments with lots of burrows. There is some small patches of nuisance algae (Gracilaria chilensis) growing on the 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: