Please avoid any contact with surface water as it may be contaminated with wastewater.
Due to the amount of rain, a lot of surface water and stormwater overflow is on the ground in Richmond and Motueka, as well as other low-lying areas. Contractors are working on clean-up.
We monitor air, coastal, land and water quality, and report on how well people comply with the rules.
Tailored monitoring programmes are undertaken on a range of activities.