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 October 31st to December 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Bay of Plenty Regional Council monitors coastal waters from October - March for enterococci levels. From October to June some sites are monitored for toxin-forming algae species (algal bloom monitoring). Each site is given a grade, which is based on the last five years of monitoring data from the site, and catchment characteristics such as land use, discharges and climate.

Beaches are either tested week or bi-weekly depending on water quality history. Beaches with elevated levels of bacteria are test more regularly.

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.

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 or reliable 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.

SPECIAL NOTE: In 2011, parts of the coastline were contaminated with oil and debris from MV Rena after it ran aground on the Astrolabe Reef. The beaches along the Tauranga Coast have been cleaned, however, if you do see any signs of oil please call the number above to report it.

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 October 31st to December 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Bay of Plenty Regional Council monitors coastal waters from October - March for enterococci levels. From October to June some sites are monitored for toxin-forming algae species (algal bloom monitoring). Each site is given a grade, which is based on the last five years of monitoring data from the site, and catchment characteristics such as land use, discharges and climate.

Beaches are either tested week or bi-weekly depending on water quality history. Beaches with elevated levels of bacteria are test more regularly.

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.

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 or reliable 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.

SPECIAL NOTE: In 2011, parts of the coastline were contaminated with oil and debris from MV Rena after it ran aground on the Astrolabe Reef. The beaches along the Tauranga Coast have been cleaned, however, if you do see any signs of oil please call the number above to report it.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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