Akitio Beach at Pacific Ocean

Akitio, New Zealand
Managed by Swim Guide NZ

Akitio is a small and friendly settlement located just under an hour and a half east of Dannevirke. With awesome sand dunes, rocky shore, historic homesteads, great fishing, diving and surfing, there is something for everyone. Opposite the site of the last remaining landing, sheds are the Akitio Point Camping Ground and the Akitio Surf Beach. Occupying the prime location, and incorporating the local Surf Lifesaving Facilities, is the Akitio Boat Club.

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 at least 95% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on March 22nd, 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 March 22nd, 2020 at 8:36 PM.
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Monitoring Frequency

Akitio Beach at Pacific Ocean is sampled weekly from November 15th from April 30th.

Source Information

Horizons Regional Council monitor water quality at popular swimming spots throughout the Manawatu-Whanganui region.

Water quality data on Swim Guide is sourced from the LAWA Can I Swim Here? website. www.lawa.org.nz/swimAt this site, water is regularly tested for levels of E. coli during the summer months. This faecal indicator bacteria is used to indicate the level of harmful pathogens in the water.See information on recreational water quality monitoring in New Zealand in the LAWA factsheet.Beach sites are shown as a GREEN swim icon if the latest Enterococci test result was in the range of 0 - 280 Enterococci / 100 mL.Beach sites are shown as a RED swim icon if the latest test result exceeded 280 Enterococci / 100 mL or if this site frequently exceeds the standard 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, real-time water temperature and flow rates, and what facilities are available, the monitoring history at this site and helpful factsheets.

Water Quality Graph

Akitio Beach at Pacific Ocean

Akitio, 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 at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on March 22nd, 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 March 22nd, 2020 at 8:36 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

Akitio is a small and friendly settlement located just under an hour and a half east of Dannevirke. With awesome sand dunes, rocky shore, historic homesteads, great fishing, diving and surfing, there is something for everyone. Opposite the site of the last remaining landing, sheds are the Akitio Point Camping Ground and the Akitio Surf Beach. Occupying the prime location, and incorporating the local Surf Lifesaving Facilities, is the Akitio Boat Club.

Monitoring Frequency

Akitio Beach at Pacific Ocean is sampled weekly from November 15th from April 30th.

Source Information

Horizons Regional Council monitor water quality at popular swimming spots throughout the Manawatu-Whanganui region.

Water quality data on Swim Guide is sourced from the LAWA Can I Swim Here? website. www.lawa.org.nz/swimAt this site, water is regularly tested for levels of E. coli during the summer months. This faecal indicator bacteria is used to indicate the level of harmful pathogens in the water.See information on recreational water quality monitoring in New Zealand in the LAWA factsheet.Beach sites are shown as a GREEN swim icon if the latest Enterococci test result was in the range of 0 - 280 Enterococci / 100 mL.Beach sites are shown as a RED swim icon if the latest test result exceeded 280 Enterococci / 100 mL or if this site frequently exceeds the standard 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, real-time water temperature and flow rates, and what facilities are available, the monitoring history at this site and helpful factsheets.

Water Quality Graph

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