Aotea

Kawhia, New Zealand
Managed by Swim Guide NZ

Aotea was a canoe that Māori people used to migrate to New Zealand and the fisrt planting spot of kumera on the island. This harbour is smallest natural inlet on the Tasman Sea in Waikato. Most of the surrounding area is used for cattle and sheep grazing but there are nice walking treks as well.

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
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MONITORING FREQUENCY

Aotea is not sampled

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Waikato Regional Council monitors coastal sites from November to March.

A beach has a GREEN current status in Swim Guide when it has met the water quality standard of 280 enterococci/100 mL.

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.

For more information on historical monitoring in this region please visit the council’s website: http://www.waikatoregion.govt.nz/Environment/Natural-resources/coast/Coastal-water-quality/Coastal-water-quality-for-swimming/

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Aotea

Kawhia, New Zealand
Managed by Swim Guide NZ

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
For water quality icon legend, click:   

Aotea was a canoe that Māori people used to migrate to New Zealand and the fisrt planting spot of kumera on the island. This harbour is smallest natural inlet on the Tasman Sea in Waikato. Most of the surrounding area is used for cattle and sheep grazing but there are nice walking treks as well.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Aotea is not sampled

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Waikato Regional Council monitors coastal sites from November to March.

A beach has a GREEN current status in Swim Guide when it has met the water quality standard of 280 enterococci/100 mL.

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.

For more information on historical monitoring in this region please visit the council’s website: http://www.waikatoregion.govt.nz/Environment/Natural-resources/coast/Coastal-water-quality/Coastal-water-quality-for-swimming/

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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