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Punaruku Stream

Punaruku Stream originates from the Russell Forest in the Whananaki Coast and flows north-east to the Whangaruru Harbour about 10 km north of Oakura Bay.

The catchment is dominated by mature native forest. Catchment geology is predominantly weathered greywacke stones mixed with some floodplain alluvial soil, and peat deposits. Riverbed materials mainly comprise of sand and gravel with some bedrocks. The catchment receives elevated rainfall compared to other lowland areas in the region. The monitoring site upstream of the Russell Road represents the natural state in Whananaki Coast.

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Monitored sites in the Punaruku Stream catchment

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