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Te Weta Bay at Lake Rotoiti

A health warning is in place for Te Weta Bay at Lake Rotoiti.  

The health warning is based on water test results and visual observations provided by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council which indicate an extensive algal bloom throughout this area of the lake.

Contact with water affected by blooms of blue-green algae can cause asthma and hayfever attacks in some individuals. Contact with the blue-green algae can also cause skin rashes, stomach upsets, and in some cases neurological effects such as tingling around the mouth, headaches, breathing difficulties and visual problems.

People and their pets should avoid contact with the water

Check the Toi Te Ora health warnings page for further information or the Rotorua Te Arawa Lakes Programme website for details of recent water quality tests.