There was a wastewater pipe break between Port Tarakohe and Pohara Beach leading to an overflow at the beach. This break has now been fixed.

Please do not collect shellfish, or enter the water at Pohara Beach for at least 48 hours. There is potential to become ill from eating contaminated shellfish. This should be all clear by Thursday morning, 30 July.

We have put signs up at the beach advising the public not to swim or collect shellfish.