Ruakaka Estuary Monitoring Programme Report

Because of the importance of estuaries to both man and the environment, and because of their susceptibility to anthropogenic impacts, the regional council has implemented an estuary monitoring programme. The objective of this programme is to assess the health of Northland's estuaries and to provide baseline data, which can be used to track changes in the health of these systems over time

The results from this programme will provide resource planners, politicians and the public with information regarding the health of Northland's estuaries, identify environmental issues impacting these systems and enable informed decision making relating to activities which impact these systems.