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Timaru Stream at end of Weld Road (near mouth)

This site is near the river mouth and is tidal. It is a popular beach reserve used for swimming, fishing, picnicking and whitebaiting (in season). 

Please note that water quality can change depending on weather. Don't swim if the water is murky or smells unpleasant. Taranaki Regional Council advises not to swim within three days of heavy or prolonged rainfall, even at sites that usually have good water quality.

Recreational bathing surveys over the last two summers showed that 69% (2018-2019) and 91% (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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