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Oakura River below SH45

Corbett Park is a popular beach reserve used for swimming, fishing, picnicking and whitebaiting (in season). 

For all sites, the Council advises :

Avoid for three days after heavy rain, if the river is high, or if you cannot see the bottom clearly.

Recreational bathing surveys over the last two summers 92% (2018-2019) and 100% (2019-2020) of samples met the freshwater microbiological water quality guidelines prepared by the Ministry of Environment in conjunction with the Ministry of Health (MfE, 2003) and did not exceed the ‘Action’ level (>550 E.coli cfu/100mls).

The State of the Environment technical report showing the freshwater recreational monitoring results is available at


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