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Water Quality - Gisborne to Wainui

Waikanae Beach

Date TestedWater QualityResult Level
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
17 June 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 70
17 June 2018 - Low health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = 42
15 June 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 84
15 June 2018 - Caution - increased health risk, exceeds health guidelines E.Coli CFU/100mL = 260
14 June 2018 - Caution - increased health risk, exceeds health guidelines Enterococci CFU/100ml = 260
14 June 2018 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = 1300
13 June 2018 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 5100
13 June 2018 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = 6000
12 June 2018 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 5700
12 June 2018 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = 15000
11 June 2018 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 460
11 June 2018 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = 570
10 June 2018 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 410
10 June 2018 - Caution - increased health risk, exceeds health guidelines E.Coli CFU/100mL = 530
8 June 2018 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 4400
8 June 2018 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = 4400
7 June 2018 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 3200
7 June 2018 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = 4200
6 June 2018 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 310
6 June 2018 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = 580
5 June 2018 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 2200
5 June 2018 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = 2700
8 May 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = <1.6
9 April 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 4.9
27 March 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = <1.6
23 March 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 10
20 March 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 18
18 March 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 28
18 March 2018 - Low health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = 41
16 March 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 36
16 March 2018 - Low health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = 120
15 March 2018 - Caution - increased health risk, exceeds health guidelines Enterococci CFU/100ml = 170
15 March 2018 - Caution - increased health risk, exceeds health guidelines E.Coli CFU/100mL = 460
14 March 2018 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 2700
14 March 2018 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = 2000
13 March 2018 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 9600
13 March 2018 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = 5100
12 March 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 3.3
12 March 2018 - Low health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = 3.3
8 March 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 8.2
6 March 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 4.9
2 March 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 8.2
21 February 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 5
14 February 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 1.6
8 February 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 4.9
5 February 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = <1.7
1 February 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = <1.7
24 January 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 8.2
23 January 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = <1.7
17 January 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = <1.6
12 January 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 56
9 January 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 3.3
3 January 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 28
28 December 2017 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 8.3
22 December 2017 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 1.7
18 December 2017 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 13
13 December 2017 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = <1.7
6 December 2017 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = <1.7
5 December 2017 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 30
29 November 2017 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = <1.6
26 November 2017 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 9.8
21 November 2017 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 820

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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