Governors Bay

Ngakuta Bay, New Zealand
Managed by Pulse Energy

Governors Bay's sandy beach is shaded by native bush in Queen Charoletts Sound. The Governors walking track connects to the Whenuarnui Bay Scenic Reserve and is only a 10 minute hike in from Queen Charlotte Rd.

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

Governors Bay is sampled weekly from January 1st to April 30th

SOURCE INFORMATION

Marlborough Regional Council monitors coastal waters from November - March for enterococci levels. Water samples are taken at 12 coastal sites and 9 river sites.

Coastal sites are tested for enterococci levels. Beaches with elevated levels of bacteria are tested more regularly.

Pulse Energy updates Swim Guide for the latest water quality information daily, Monday - Friday during the swimming season.

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.

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 storm water outfalls and at stream mouths.

Sites that have been sampled for at least five years have a Suitability for Recreation Grade (SFRG). The SFRG gives an indication for the general suitability of a beach for contact recreation. The grade is a combination of microbiological results obtained through sampling and a risk assessment based on land use around the site.

You can see individual SFRGs here :http://www.marlborough.govt.nz/Recreation/Swimming-and-Boating/Swimming-Locations/SFRGs-For-Swimming-Locations-In-Marlborough.aspx

Data in Swim Guide is sourced from LAWA’s “Can I Swim Here” program.
Visit LAWA’s factsheet on recreational monitoring in NZ here. https://www.lawa.org.nz/learn/factsheets/what-do-the-swim-icons-mean/
LAWA assigns each site a grade, which is based on the last three years of monitoring data from the site.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Governors Bay

Ngakuta Bay, 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:   

Governors Bay's sandy beach is shaded by native bush in Queen Charoletts Sound. The Governors walking track connects to the Whenuarnui Bay Scenic Reserve and is only a 10 minute hike in from Queen Charlotte Rd.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Governors Bay is sampled weekly from January 1st to April 30th

SOURCE INFORMATION

Marlborough Regional Council monitors coastal waters from November - March for enterococci levels. Water samples are taken at 12 coastal sites and 9 river sites.

Coastal sites are tested for enterococci levels. Beaches with elevated levels of bacteria are tested more regularly.

Pulse Energy updates Swim Guide for the latest water quality information daily, Monday - Friday during the swimming season.

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.

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 storm water outfalls and at stream mouths.

Sites that have been sampled for at least five years have a Suitability for Recreation Grade (SFRG). The SFRG gives an indication for the general suitability of a beach for contact recreation. The grade is a combination of microbiological results obtained through sampling and a risk assessment based on land use around the site.

You can see individual SFRGs here :http://www.marlborough.govt.nz/Recreation/Swimming-and-Boating/Swimming-Locations/SFRGs-For-Swimming-Locations-In-Marlborough.aspx

Data in Swim Guide is sourced from LAWA’s “Can I Swim Here” program.
Visit LAWA’s factsheet on recreational monitoring in NZ here. https://www.lawa.org.nz/learn/factsheets/what-do-the-swim-icons-mean/
LAWA assigns each site a grade, which is based on the last three years of monitoring data from the site.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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