Living in Northland

Swimming water quality

Each summer, we test the water quality at a number of Northland’s popular coastal and freshwater swimming spots to check its suitability for swimming. 

Testing starts in late November each year and continues through to March the following year.

2014-2015 monitoring programme

The 2014-2015 monitoring programme began on Monday, 24 November 2014 and ended the first week of March 2015. 

Whale Bay

About our monitoring

A guide to our swimming water quality monitoring for summer 2014-15.

Coastal sampling

Frequently asked questions

Find answers to some commonly asked questions about our testing programme.

Stream at Langs Beach

What's being done?

Find the investigation strategy for sites with inconclusive or poor water quality results.


Previous results

Find a summary of results from last summer's water quality testing programme.

NZ Map

Around New Zealand

Get current results for other regions and a snapshot of water quality around New Zealand.