Tauranga Harbour at Anzac Bay, Bowentown

Bowentown, New Zealand
Managed by Pulse Energy

Anzac Bay is named in commemoration local soldiers that gave their lives while serving in Anzac Cove, Gallipoli (modern day Turkey) in WWI. Bowentown was once a volcanic Island, similar to Mt Maunganui. The shoreline of this crescent shaped sandy beach is protected from the 290 000 000 tonnes of water that flow through the entrance of the Tauranga Harbour. Facilities include a public boat ramp and picnic tables under pōhutukawa trees.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Pulse Energy updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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MONITORING FREQUENCY

Tauranga Harbour at Anzac Bay, Bowentown is sampled weekly from January 1st to March 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Bay of Plenty Regional Council monitors coastal waters from October - March for enterococci levels. Freshwater sites are monitored for potentially toxic algae. In NZ, marine toxic algal blooms are not usually monitored for WQ for swimming purposes. Any marine toxic algae monitoring usually relates to shellfish gathering and consumption.

LAWA assigns each site a grade, which is based on the last three years of monitoring data from the site. In addition Bay of Plenty considers catchment characteristics such as land use, discharges and climate when assigning grades.

Beaches are either tested week or bi-weekly depending on water quality history. Beaches with elevated levels of bacteria are test more regularly. Data in Swim Guide is sourced from LAWA’s “Can I Swim Here” program.

Signs will also be posted at beaches and until water levels return to a safe level.

Swimming is not recommended within 48 hours after a heavy rainfall or around stormwater outfalls and at stream mouths.

Bay of Plenty follows the Microbiological Water Quality Guidelines for Marine and Freshwater Recreational Areas, published by the Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry of Health in 2003. Visit LAWA’s factsheet on recreational monitoring in NZ here. https://www.lawa.org.nz/learn/factsheets/what-do-the-swim-icons-mean/

A beach has a GREEN current status in Swim Guide when it has met the water quality standard of < 140 enterococci/100 mL and has a rank of GREEN.

A beach has a RED current status in Swim Guide when samples exceed the water quality criteria of > 140 enterococci/100 mL and there is an AMBER or RED alert.

A beach is marked Grey in Swim Guide when there is no current monitoring information available.

You can visit Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s website to see a water quality map: http://www.boprc.govt.nz/environment/water/swimming-water-quality/. You can report pollution concerns by calling 0800 884 883, emailing info@boprc.govt.nz and by using our Report Pollution tool on Swim Guide. Pollution reports can also be send via LAWA.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Tauranga Harbour at Anzac Bay, Bowentown

Bowentown, New Zealand
Managed by Pulse Energy

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Pulse Energy updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   

Anzac Bay is named in commemoration local soldiers that gave their lives while serving in Anzac Cove, Gallipoli (modern day Turkey) in WWI. Bowentown was once a volcanic Island, similar to Mt Maunganui. The shoreline of this crescent shaped sandy beach is protected from the 290 000 000 tonnes of water that flow through the entrance of the Tauranga Harbour. Facilities include a public boat ramp and picnic tables under pōhutukawa trees.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Tauranga Harbour at Anzac Bay, Bowentown is sampled weekly from January 1st to March 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Bay of Plenty Regional Council monitors coastal waters from October - March for enterococci levels. Freshwater sites are monitored for potentially toxic algae. In NZ, marine toxic algal blooms are not usually monitored for WQ for swimming purposes. Any marine toxic algae monitoring usually relates to shellfish gathering and consumption.

LAWA assigns each site a grade, which is based on the last three years of monitoring data from the site. In addition Bay of Plenty considers catchment characteristics such as land use, discharges and climate when assigning grades.

Beaches are either tested week or bi-weekly depending on water quality history. Beaches with elevated levels of bacteria are test more regularly. Data in Swim Guide is sourced from LAWA’s “Can I Swim Here” program.

Signs will also be posted at beaches and until water levels return to a safe level.

Swimming is not recommended within 48 hours after a heavy rainfall or around stormwater outfalls and at stream mouths.

Bay of Plenty follows the Microbiological Water Quality Guidelines for Marine and Freshwater Recreational Areas, published by the Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry of Health in 2003. Visit LAWA’s factsheet on recreational monitoring in NZ here. https://www.lawa.org.nz/learn/factsheets/what-do-the-swim-icons-mean/

A beach has a GREEN current status in Swim Guide when it has met the water quality standard of < 140 enterococci/100 mL and has a rank of GREEN.

A beach has a RED current status in Swim Guide when samples exceed the water quality criteria of > 140 enterococci/100 mL and there is an AMBER or RED alert.

A beach is marked Grey in Swim Guide when there is no current monitoring information available.

You can visit Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s website to see a water quality map: http://www.boprc.govt.nz/environment/water/swimming-water-quality/. You can report pollution concerns by calling 0800 884 883, emailing info@boprc.govt.nz and by using our Report Pollution tool on Swim Guide. Pollution reports can also be send via LAWA.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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