The catchments of the Far North harbours are relatively undeveloped and little is known about their water nutrient characteristics. Following studies conducted in 1998-1999 and 2004, monitoring of seven Far North harbours was undertaken in 2013 to assess water and sediment quality.
This report aims to assess the current water and sediment quality in the Parengarenga, Houhora, Rangaunu, Taipa/Mangonui, Whangaroa, Hokianga and Whangape harbours. It also aims to draw comparison of the previous investigations and compare 'contaminant' levels between harbours studied.
Raw data for this study is available on request in MS Excel format. If you require this data, send your request and contact information through to us using the email link below.