Swimming water quality
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Toi Te Ora health warnings
Waiotahe Estuary - permanent health warning
Toi Te Ora (Bay of Plenty District Health Board) advise a permanent warning is in place for the Waiotahe Estuary due to pollution. The public are advised not to swim (until 48 hours after rainfall), fish or take and eat shellfish in this area.
Signage has been placed at the Estuary.
Biotoxin alerts and information for the safe gathering of seafood
The Ministry of Primary Industries issues public warnings about toxic shellfish.
You can check the Biotoxin alert page on the Ministry of Primary Industries website at any time for any alerts that may be in place where you want to collect shellfish.
The site also includes great information flyers on food safety for seafood gathers and how to keep your gathered seafood safe from contamination.