Should you become ill with symptoms of gastroenteritis after swimming in Northland, it is recommended that you see a doctor if the symptoms are severe or if you are worried.
If you think that your illness was caused by swimming, you should contact the on-call Health Protection Officer on 09 430 4100.
Recreational Water Sampling Program 2016/2017
Each summer season the Northland Regional Council tests the water quality at a number of Northland’s popular coastal and freshwater swimming spots to check its suitability for swimming.
To keep up to date on the monitoring and to be sure of safe places to swim in Northland this summer, click the link to go to the Northland Regional Council - Swmming Water Quality page.
Results of Northland samples are posted on the national environmental reporting website LAWA – click here for Northland sample results via LAWA.
FAQ Swimming Water Testing 2016-17.pdf