Caution advised Waikanae and Otaki Rivers due to toxic algae

Blooms of toxic algae have been observed in the Waikanae River, between Jim Cooke Park and the coast, as well as the Otaki River, from SH1 to the coast.

We recommend you avoid swimming and keep dogs on leads & away from the river at all times as toxic algae represents a very real risk to human and animal health.

Check out the video to remind yourself what toxic algae looks like.