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Health Warnings & Alerts


Public health warnings are provided by Toi Te Ora - Public Health Service to help the Bay of Plenty and Lakes communities manage and monitor local public health issues.

Scroll below to see if there are any health concerns, shellfish health warnings and/or recreational water health warnings in your area.


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Contact us if you want to report a suspected public health issue.


Infectious diseases

Current health concerns for the Bay of Plenty and Lakes districts include:

For information on infectious diseases, visit our Infectious Diseases page.


Rena Recovery

For public health advice and information related to the MV Rena incident in October 2011, click here.


Recreational water health information

Follow these links for shellfish and recreational water information. For pollution events that could affect recreational water and shellfish gathering contact your local council. Visit the Ministry for Primary Industries website to find out if there is a marine biotoxin alert beyond the Bay of Plenty and Lakes area.

Weekly samples are taken from the coastal areas and the public will be advised once the shellfish are safe to eat.  All health warning advice below is current and any changes in status are updated on this page on the same day.


Bay of Plenty shellfish and recreational water health warnings

Health Warning

Public Health Advice

Reason

Area

Signage

Permanent

Avoid recreational water contact

Contamination -
Elevated levels of faecal contamination.

2 Mile Creek, Waihi Beach


Permanent

Avoid recreational water contact

Contamination -
Elevated levels of faecal contamination.

3 Mile Creek, Waihi Beach


Permanent

Avoid recreational water contact

Contamination -
Elevated levels of faecal contamination.

Maleme Street - difficulty in establishing industrial source contamination.

Courtney Road drain - low level of human source contamination though hgih avian and animal sources.

High catchment run-off and urbanisation of the catchment.

Waimapu Stream, Greerton (includes Maleme Street drain)

Greeton Marist Rugby fields in time of flood.

Courtney drain, Fraser Cove.


Permanent

Not to eat shellfish

Contamination -
Elevated levels of faecal contamination which can be taken up by the shellfish.

Tilby Point, Tauranga


Permanent

Not to eat shellfish

Contamination -
Elevated levels of faecal contamination which can be taken up by the shellfish.

Reticulated sewerage system completed for Little Waihi settlement - should see improvement of water quality.

Little Waihi Estuary, Maketu


Permanent health advice

Avoid recreational water contact within 48 hours after rainfall

Contamination -
Elevated levels of faecal contamination.

High catchment run-off and urbanisation of the catchment.

Lower Wairoa River, Bethlehem


Permanent health advice

Avoid recreational water contact within 48 hours after rainfall

Contamination -
Elevated levels of faecal contamination.

High catchment run-off, animal and avian contamination sources within the catchment.

McLarens Falls, Lower Kaimais


 

Rotorua and Taupo recreational water health warnings

Health Warning

Public Health Advice

Reason

Area

Signage

There are no current health warnings for the Lakes district.

 

 

 

 

 

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