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Performance targets

Continue to implement and improve a prioritised State of the Environment (SOE) monitoring programme and monitor compliance with, and the effects of, the exercise of resource consents and regional plans by:

· Monitoring and reporting on summer coastal and freshwater bathing water quality and water quality for the collection of shellfish – ACHIEVED.

· Annual median compliance of the 20 representative bathing sites to be more than 95 percent compliant with the Ministry of Environment Guidelines – NOT ACHIEVED (92 percent in 2010-2011: affected by heavy rainfall events).

· Report the results from the SOE monitoring programmes in the annual monitoring report and make available on the council's website at www.nrc.govt.nz/soe by 31 October - NOT ACHIEVED (loaded four weeks late).