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Green light given for recreational use of Waihi Estuary

Thursday, 14 March, 2019 - 10:36

One of two health warnings issued for Waihī Estuary at Pukehina (Little Waihī), has now been lifted by the Medical Officer of Health.

Health Warning for algal bloom in Lake Forsyth

Friday, 5 October, 2018 - 13:45

The Community and Public Health division of Canterbury District Health Board has issued a health warning after potentially toxic blue-green algae (planktonic cyanobacteria) was found in Lake Forsyth/Te Roto o Wairewa

Health warning issued for Waihi Estuary at Pukehina

Friday, 17 August, 2018 - 14:47

A health warning has been issued for Waihī Estuary at Pukehina because of a bloom of potentially toxic algae. The algae are forming mats in the shallow areas of the estuary and these may float free and spread through the estuary.

Algal bloom in Lake Forsyth

Wednesday, 13 June, 2018 - 15:43

The Community and Public Health division of Canterbury District Health Board has issued a health warning after potentially toxic blue-green algae (planktonic cyanobacteria) was found in Lake Forsyth/Te Roto o Wairewa.

Microplastics and small plastics, a 'big problem'

Wednesday, 6 June, 2018 - 15:00

This glimpse of the future was crafted by: Paul Stephenson

25 years since NZ's most impactful toxic algal bloom

Friday, 23 March, 2018 - 09:30

This week in 1993, New Zealand’s export-focused shellfish industry reopened following a nationwide three month shutdown. The enforced closure and ban on exports was in response to a toxic algal bloom that posed a public health threat.

Work to improve Otuihau catchment

Thursday, 15 March, 2018 - 06:08

"When Whangarei District Council began improving the sewer network about 10 years ago our aim was very clear," said solid waste and drainage manager Andrew Carvell.

Toxic algal bloom found in Lake Forsyth

Tuesday, 20 February, 2018 - 12:29

The Community and Public Health division of Canterbury District Health Board has issued a health warning after potentially toxic blue-green algae (planktonic cyanobacteria) was found in Lake Forsyth/Te Roto o Wairewa.

Toxic algal bloom warning for Lake Ellesmere

Sunday, 24 December, 2017 - 21:54

The Community and Public Health division of Canterbury District Health Board has issued a health warning after high concentrations of blue-green algae (planktonic cyanobacteria) were found in Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere.

Akaroa Harbour health warning lifted over biotoxin in shellfish

Friday, 27 October, 2017 - 16:43

The Community and Public Health division of Canterbury District Health Board has lifted a health warning advising the public not to collect or consume shellfish harvested from all of Akaroa Harbour.