Key points

· Sites in the Kaipara and Hokianga Harbours and Bay of Islands achieved 100% compliance with the dissolved oxygen guidelines.

· Kaipara, Hokianga, Bay of Islands and Whāngārei harbours achieved more than 95% compliance with MfE Enterococci guidelines.

· Whangaroa Harbour only achieved 51% compliance with MfE faecal coliform guidelines.

· In the Whāngārei Harbour, compliance with the coastal water quality standards for ammonia and phosphorus was less than 53% and in the Kaipara harbour, compliance was 45% for ammonia.

Mangawhai Harbour.

Photo: Mangawhai Harbour