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Health warning issued for the Uretara River in Katikati

Posted 13 December 2018 by Gold FM in Environmental

A health warning has been issued for the Uretara River in Katikati as monitoring results have shown persistently high levels of bacteria that may cause illness.

“It’s advised to avoid swimming in the river and parents should particularly make sure that their children do not paddle or play in the river,” says Dr Neil de Wet, Medical Officer of Health for Toi Te Ora Public Health.

Photo: LAWA Aotearoa