Covid-19 Update

Alert Level 2
Most Council facilities are open and will be operating under the Level 2 guidelines, keep an eye on our Facebook page for regular updates or visit our Covid-19 Services and facilities page. For up to date information about alert levels, community cases, and getting tested visit and

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Bathing water quality

We let you know whether it is safe to swim at our beaches.

Water testing

We carry out regular testing and monitoring of the quality of the water at our beaches and in our harbour.

These results are collated by Greater Wellington Regional Council and are available on their website for viewing. 

GWRC - Is it safe to swim?

Swimming after heavy rain

It's best not to swim at any beaches after a storm or heavy rain for two-three days. This gives the water time to settle and for any contaminants and silt to wash away.

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View the latest testing results.