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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.

Recreational bathing surveys over the last two summers 8% (2017-2018) and 15% (2018-2019) 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 for 2018-2019 is available at


Please note that the Taranaki Regional Council calculates the Overall Bacteria Risk (risk of bacterial infection from swimming) for each site based on the test results of bacteria samples collected during routine sampling events.  The test results of follow up samples are not included in the assessment of risk by the regional council.

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