Whairepo Lagoon at Frank Kitts Park

Porirua, New Zealand
Managed by Swim Guide NZ

Aotea Lagoon has a paved walkway suitable to all ages and abilities. There is a wide flat paved walkway around the lagoon that takes in the shade house, gardens, duck and wild fowl pond, playground, picnic and barbeque areas and a small fishing jetty. Children love riding their bikes and scooters, and it is an ideal place to let your toddlers loose in a safe environment. Aotea Lagoon is also ideal for wheelchair users and parents with prams.

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on April 21st, 2020. Swim Guide NZ updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on April 21st, 2020 at 9:00 PM.
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Monitoring Frequency

Whairepo Lagoon at Frank Kitts Park is sampled weekly from November 1st from March 29th.

Source Information

The Greater Wellington Regional Council monitors water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the Wellington region.

Water quality data on Swim Guide is sourced from the LAWA Can I Swim Here? website. www.lawa.org.nz/swim

At this site, the level of Enterococci is determined using predictive modelling year round. Enteroccoci is a faecal indicator bacteria used to indicate the level of harmful pathogens in the water.

See information on recreational water quality monitoring in New Zealand in this LAWA factsheet: https://www.lawa.org.nz/learn/factsheets/coastal-and-freshwater-recreation-monitoring/

Beach sites are shown as a GREEN swim icon if the latest Enterococci predicted result was within the guidelines (0 - 280 Enterococci / 100 mL).

Beach sites are shown as a RED swim icon if the latest predicted result exceeded standards (280 Enterococci / 100 mL) or is known to frequently exceed the standards or there is a temporary water quality issue outside the routine testing programme (e.g. sewage overflow).

See information on the standards for recreational water quality monitoring in New Zealand in the 'What do the swim icons mean?' LAWA factsheet.

LAWA recommends for all sites, to avoid swimming for 2 - 3 days after significant rain, even for sites that normally have good water quality.

A good rule of thumb is to check that you can see your toes in knee deep water.

See www.lawa.org.nz/swim for up to date information on current warnings and alerts, weather conditions, tides, real-time water temperatures, what facilities are available, the monitoring history at this site and helpful factsheets.

Water Quality Graph

Whairepo Lagoon at Frank Kitts Park

Porirua, New Zealand
Managed by Swim Guide NZ

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on April 21st, 2020. Swim Guide NZ updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on April 21st, 2020 at 9:00 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

Aotea Lagoon has a paved walkway suitable to all ages and abilities. There is a wide flat paved walkway around the lagoon that takes in the shade house, gardens, duck and wild fowl pond, playground, picnic and barbeque areas and a small fishing jetty. Children love riding their bikes and scooters, and it is an ideal place to let your toddlers loose in a safe environment. Aotea Lagoon is also ideal for wheelchair users and parents with prams.

Monitoring Frequency

Whairepo Lagoon at Frank Kitts Park is sampled weekly from November 1st from March 29th.

Source Information

The Greater Wellington Regional Council monitors water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the Wellington region.

Water quality data on Swim Guide is sourced from the LAWA Can I Swim Here? website. www.lawa.org.nz/swim

At this site, the level of Enterococci is determined using predictive modelling year round. Enteroccoci is a faecal indicator bacteria used to indicate the level of harmful pathogens in the water.

See information on recreational water quality monitoring in New Zealand in this LAWA factsheet: https://www.lawa.org.nz/learn/factsheets/coastal-and-freshwater-recreation-monitoring/

Beach sites are shown as a GREEN swim icon if the latest Enterococci predicted result was within the guidelines (0 - 280 Enterococci / 100 mL).

Beach sites are shown as a RED swim icon if the latest predicted result exceeded standards (280 Enterococci / 100 mL) or is known to frequently exceed the standards or there is a temporary water quality issue outside the routine testing programme (e.g. sewage overflow).

See information on the standards for recreational water quality monitoring in New Zealand in the 'What do the swim icons mean?' LAWA factsheet.

LAWA recommends for all sites, to avoid swimming for 2 - 3 days after significant rain, even for sites that normally have good water quality.

A good rule of thumb is to check that you can see your toes in knee deep water.

See www.lawa.org.nz/swim for up to date information on current warnings and alerts, weather conditions, tides, real-time water temperatures, what facilities are available, the monitoring history at this site and helpful factsheets.

Water Quality Graph

  Beach Location Water Quality
Porirua, New Zealand
Porirua, New Zealand
Porirua, New Zealand
Porirua, New Zealand
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