Little Kaiteriteri Beach

Kaiteriteri, New Zealand
Managed by Swim Guide NZ

Please note: This site was monitored over the 2013-14 summer season as part of the two-yearly sampling cycle.

Beautiful golden sand lines the shore at Little Kaiteriteri Beach. The primary use of the beach is swimming and the waters are usually warmer here than in the rest of New Zealand as it has the highest sunshine hours. Many visitors also enjoy tramping around the area. Stephens Bay Walk starts at the far end of the beach connecting visitors to Stephens Bay.

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on April 30th, 2017. Swim Guide NZ 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

Little Kaiteriteri Beach is sampled weekly from January 1st to March 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Tasman Regional Council measures water quality at 26 beaches and swim sites. The monitoring program runs on a two-yearly sampling cycle. One year all sites are sampled and the following year a reduced number of sites are tested. The most popular swim sites continue to be monitored during the reduced schedule.

The council issues an amber alert if a single sample level of enterococci are greater than 140 units / 100 ml of water. Daily testing would occur to determine if the problem is ongoing. When two consecutive results show Enterococci levels higher than 280 units /100ml of water warnings are posted. Signs will also be posted at beaches and until water levels return to a safe level.

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.

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

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

Little Kaiteriteri Beach

Kaiteriteri, New Zealand
Managed by Swim Guide NZ

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on April 30th, 2017. Swim Guide NZ 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:   

Please note: This site was monitored over the 2013-14 summer season as part of the two-yearly sampling cycle.

Beautiful golden sand lines the shore at Little Kaiteriteri Beach. The primary use of the beach is swimming and the waters are usually warmer here than in the rest of New Zealand as it has the highest sunshine hours. Many visitors also enjoy tramping around the area. Stephens Bay Walk starts at the far end of the beach connecting visitors to Stephens Bay.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Little Kaiteriteri Beach is sampled weekly from January 1st to March 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Tasman Regional Council measures water quality at 26 beaches and swim sites. The monitoring program runs on a two-yearly sampling cycle. One year all sites are sampled and the following year a reduced number of sites are tested. The most popular swim sites continue to be monitored during the reduced schedule.

The council issues an amber alert if a single sample level of enterococci are greater than 140 units / 100 ml of water. Daily testing would occur to determine if the problem is ongoing. When two consecutive results show Enterococci levels higher than 280 units /100ml of water warnings are posted. Signs will also be posted at beaches and until water levels return to a safe level.

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.

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

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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