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. 

2018 - 2019 monitoring programme

Routine testing for the 2018 - 2019 monitoring programme commenced Monday, 3 December 2018 and ended Monday, 4 March 2019. 

Can I swim here?

Find water quality results for the Northland region on the LAWA website. (New window). Find contact information for Northland’s district councils. A link to the Northland District Health Board’s website. (New window). Find out more about our monitoring programme.

A guide to our summer swimming water quality monitoring programme.
Find answers to some commonly asked questions about our testing programme.
Find the investigation strategy for sites with inconclusive or poor water quality results.
Find a summary of results from last summer's water quality testing programme.
Get current results for other regions and a snapshot of water quality around New Zealand.