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Water Quality - Gisborne to Wainui

Waikanae Beach

Date TestedWater QualityResult Level
19 March 2019 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 6
12 March 2019 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = <2
5 March 2019 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = <2
26 February 2019 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 20
19 February 2019 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = <2
13 February 2019 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 3.3
12 February 2019 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 6
4 February 2019 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 8
29 January 2019 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 10
22 January 2019 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 48
14 January 2019 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 2
8 January 2019 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 6
3 January 2019 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 2
27 December 2018 - Caution - increased health risk, exceeds health guidelines Enterococci CFU/100ml = 220
27 December 2018 - Caution - increased health risk, exceeds health guidelines E.Coli (MPN/100ml) = 220
18 December 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 2
11 December 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 10
10 December 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 6.6
5 December 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = <2
27 November 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 38
19 November 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 4
13 November 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 2
9 November 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = <1.6
5 November 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 6
31 October 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 32
24 October 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 2
15 October 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 2
11 October 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = <1.6
10 October 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 4
2 October 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = <2
13 September 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 23
11 August 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 25
11 August 2018 - Low health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = 28
10 August 2018 - Caution - increased health risk, exceeds health guidelines Enterococci CFU/100ml = 210
9 August 2018 - Caution - increased health risk, exceeds health guidelines Enterococci CFU/100ml = 140
9 August 2018 - Low health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = 240
8 August 2018 - Caution - increased health risk, exceeds health guidelines Enterococci CFU/100ml = 200
8 August 2018 - Caution - increased health risk, exceeds health guidelines E.Coli CFU/100mL = 440
7 August 2018 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 2000
7 August 2018 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = 720
12 July 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 8.2

Reading frequency and levels

We monitor the water quality weekly from November to March, and monthly in winter.

The proximity to the outlet of the Turanganui River (formed from 3 rivers with large catchment areas) and the busy port, means that the beach sometimes has poor water quality after rain. Signs are in place warning of this.

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About Waikanae Beach

A safe and popular swimming beach.  It usually has the most gentle surf out of all Gisborne beaches and is ideal for learning to surf.

Waikanae surf lifesaving club patrol the beach in summer with swim between the flags.

Waikanae Holiday Park offers beachfront accommodation.

Waikanae Beach

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