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Water is a big part of who we are as a region.

It shapes our identity, culture and way of life. Many of us have fond memories of times we’ve spent in and around water. That’s why restoring water is our community’s number one priority.

At this time of year, we’re especially keen to know it’s safe for swimming, fishing and food gathering. But our passion for this taonga isn’t limited to summer – it’s about the seasons yet to come.

As kaitiaki, it’s our collective responsibility to care for water and at Waikato Regional Council we’re focusing on how best to do this. But we can’t do this work alone. Landowners, industry and communities are just as committed. 

Everyone can do their bit when it comes to restoring and protecting our fresh water, so it can keep sustaining life for generations to come.

We Are Water.

Also check out the #WeAreWater updates on Facebook(external link), Instagram(external link), Twitter(external link) and LinkedIn(external link).

Click here to find out about the best swimming spots.

Freshwater monitoring

Find a safe swimming spot.

Click here to find out about a good boating, or fishing spot.

Coastal monitoring

Find out how our coastal waters are doing.

Click here to find out how to be safe on the water

Maritime safety

Lots of helpful information to keep your safe on the water.

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