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Living in Northland

Swimming water quality

Each summer, we test the water quality at a number of Northland’s popular coastal and freshwater swimming spots to check its suitability for swimming. 

Testing starts in late November each year and continues for 17 weeks through to March the following year.

2014-2015 monitoring programme

The 2014-2015 monitoring programme will begin on Monday, 24 November 2014 and will run until the end of March 2015. 


Whale Bay

About our monitoring

A guide to our swimming water quality monitoring for summer 2013-14.

Coastal sampling

Frequently asked questions

Find answers to some commonly asked questions about our testing programme.

Stream at Langs Beach

What's being done?

Find the investigation strategy for sites with inconclusive or poor water quality results.

Surf lifesavers

End of Season Results 2013-2014

View end of season results for swimming water quality monitoring sites.

People in the surf

Beach water quality

The beach water quality testing programme has now been completed. Find the end of season results.

Water and flax

Freshwater quality

The fresh water quality testing programme has now been completed. Find the end of season results.

Reports

Previous results

Find a summary of results from last summer's water quality testing programme.

NZ Map

Around New Zealand

Get current results for other regions and a snapshot of water quality around New Zealand.