Tukituki - black mat algae

Regional Council staff have observed mats of black algae in the Tukituki River and parts of Waipawa River. This algae can be on bedrock or free-floating in the water.

While algae have not been at levels where an official health warning needed to be issued, signs have been erected advising people of algal blooms in those areas, and to be cautious - particularly for dogs that like to forage, and young children.