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We're responsible for managing and monitoring our district's water resources.  This includes the coastline, rivers, streams, wetlands, freshwater and groundwater.

Water users

Enter your water use data(external link)

Freshwater pest plants

Didymo, Lagarosiphon, Hornwort, Hydrilla, Phormidium


Using freshwater resources

Freshwater Plan

To help manage the availability and quality of freshwater in our region


Using groundwater, bore permits

Bore water survey

Te Hapara Sands aquifer survey

Irrigation requirements

Guidelines for water permit applicants on the Poverty Bay Flats

Navigation and Safety

Bylaw, jet ski, hot works application


Our rivers, riverbank management, shingle & sand extraction

Stormwater drainage

Land drainage for flood control, urban and rural, roadside drains

Wetlands and lakes

Working with wetlands

Water Quality - Coast Beaches

Popular swimming and recreational sites

Water Quality - Gisborne to Wainui

Recreational sites we regularly monitor for water quality

Water Quality - Rere and Doneraille

Water test results for Rere falls, rock slide, Doneraille Park


Land Air Water Aotearoa - NZ's rivers through sharing water quality data

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