Vant, B. 1999: Coromandel Peninsula Bathing Beach Survey 1998/99. Environment Waikato Technical Report 1999/04, Environment Waikato, Hamilton.
Vant, B. 2000: Whangamata Harbour Water Quality Investigations, 1999–2000. Environment Waikato Technical Report 2000/02, Environment Waikato, Hamilton.
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Coastal recreational water quality - Waikato Regional Council: Waikato Regional Council monitors a number of popular open coast beaches during the summer months to assess the suitability of the water for recreation such as swimming and surfing. We monitor these beaches weekly from November to March and the results are presented on this page.
Coastal water quality for swimming - Waikato Regional Council: Coastal water quality for swimming in the Waikato region is usually satisfactory or better. Often, our water quality is excellent. Some beaches occasionally experience high bacteria levels. See the results on this page.
Microbiological water quality guidelines for marine and freshwater recreational areas - Ministry for the Environment(external link): These guidelines help councils/agencies to better inform their communities of the risks related to swimming at their bathing beaches.
Can I swim here? - LAWA(external link): LAWA shows the results from the weekly monitoring of indicator bacteria (E. coli levels in lakes and rivers, and enterococci levels for coastal beaches) so you can see the latest data for swim sites in your area.
Coastal and estuarine water quality - Statistics New Zealand(external link): Coastal and estuarine ecosystems are affected by changes in the levels of nutrients, oxygen, and light. An overload of nutrients can be toxic or lead to algal blooms. These blooms can kill marine life by depleting oxygen levels.
Marine Environmental Indicators - Statistics New Zealand(external link): Find out about the state of our marine environment, the pressures that contribute to this state, and the impact it has on us.