At its meeting on 22 November, the Planning and Regulatory Committee confirmed final water quality primary contact targets.

The targets are required by the National Policy for Freshwater Management, for our larger rivers – the Maitai, Whangamoa, Wakapuaka and Roding rivers.

The confirmed target is that 100 percent of these rivers continue to be swimmable, i.e. are within national primary E.coli limits.