This site is located in the open harbour at Ongare Point on the western end of Tauranga Harbour. This site has been monitored since 2014 and is sampled once per year for mud content, heavy metals, organic nutrients and sedimentation rate. This site has soft silty sediments mixed with sand. Sea lettuce often accumulates at this site in spring and summer.
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: