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Manganui River at Everett Park (D/S Kurapete S.)

This ring plain river drains an extensively developed agricultural catchment. The site is situated at Everett Park approximately 300 m downstream of the Kurapete Stream confluence.  

It is a popular site for swimming, walking, picnicking and fishing.

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. 

Since the 1999-2000 season’s survey, discharges from the Inglewood municipal oxidation ponds’ system into the Kurapete Stream (approximately 8 km upstream of the survey site) have been diverted out of the stream to the New Plymouth wastewater treatment plant.

Recreational bathing surveys over the last two summers (2018-2019 and 2019-2020) showed that 100% 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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