Some Auckland beaches safe for swimming again

Spread the love

More beaches are now suitable for swimming in Auckland after dozens were deemed unsafe.

St Heliers, Auckland.

St Heliers beach is still affected by faecal bacteria. Photo: RNZ / Katie Todd

There are still 29 beaches in the region reported to have high levels of faecal bacteria, down from the earlier 50.

Notices are in force from Whangaparaoa to Brown’s Bay on the North Shore.

Beaches affected in central Auckland include Point Chevalier, Westmere, Judges Bay, Okahu Bay, St Heliers, and Point England.

In the eastern suburbs, beaches around Bucklands Beach and Maraetai have also been affected.

Other affected beaches are on the west coast near Piha, around Titirangi, Green Bay and Grannys Bay.

Weymouth in the south is also affected.


Revealed: The companies dumping contaminants down the drain

Talleys, Ernest Adams and Yoplait are among hundreds of manufacturers and brands dumping contaminants into New Zealand's drains and getting Read more

Racism in Oranga Tamariki not over yet, says Lady Moxon

Having a Māori acting as head of Oranga Tamariki is not enough to solve racism in the Ministry for Children, Read more

Covid community case: Infection at MIQ facility ‘most likely scenario’

Infectious disease expert Michael Baker says it is unlikely the woman at the centre of a Covid community case scare Read more

Leave a Reply