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Te Henui Stream

The site is located next to a children playground in East End Reserve and the coastal walkway with a bridge crossing the stream about 100 metres up stream from the river mouth.  

It is a popular recreational area use mainly for walking, picnicking, or whitebaiting (in season) on the banks of the stream.

Ducks and gulls are common at this site and are often encouraged by people feeding the wildlife. Investigations have shown that bathing guideline exceedances at this site are caused by birdlife. 

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.

Summer recreational surveys for both showed that 23% (2015-2016)  and 8% (2016-2017) 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/100mls). 

The State of the Environment technical report showing the freshwater recreational monitoring results for 2016-2017 is available at www.trc.govt.nz/environmental-monitoring-technical-reports/

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