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Urenui River at Mouth

This very popular weekend and holiday site is used for swimming, boating, fishing, and picnicking.

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 (2018-2019 and 2019-2020) showed that 100% of samples met the marine 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 (two consecutive samples >280 enterococci/100mls).

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



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