Toxic Algae Cyanobacteria
Toxic algae (also known as Cyanobacteria) is naturally present in many New Zealand waterways. It's found in ‘clean’ rivers but can grow when river flows are low and stable, and temperatures are consistently warm. Council routinely monitors its level and informs the community when action needs to be taken.
Current Alert Level is Low. (Updated 23 Feb 2017) Most parts of rivers will not have cyanobacteria. Take usual care and be aware of cyanobacteria and risks. Learn more.