Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Algal Bloom Warning For Lake Tutira, Hawkes Bay


Algal bloom warning for Lake Tutira

Hawke's Bay District Health Board's Public Health Unit has issued a health warning following the discovery of cyanobacteria algal blooms in Lake Tutira, north of Napier.

Exposure to cyanobacteria and its toxins can have health effects, including severe skin rashes and stomach upsets, and can spark hay fever and asthma attacks.

Medical Officer of Health Dr Caroline McElnay, said that people should not swim in Lake Tutira, or pursue any other recreational activities which will involve significant contact with the lake water.

It is important that the water is not used for drinking or cooking purposes. Dog owners should also keep their dogs away from contact with the lake water.

"If you think you may have been in contact with the bloom and experience any of the symptoms (i.e. severe skin rash, stomach upset, hay fever or asthma attack) you should contact a doctor," Dr McElnay said. There is no specific treatment other than managing the symptoms.

Monitoring of the situation will continue over the holiday period, and signs are being erected at Lake Tutira.

To get the latest information ring the Public Health Unit "Safe Swimming Line".

END

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Wellington: Predator Free Capital Plan

Wellington City Council (WCC), the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and NEXT Foundation, today announced a joint collaboration to make Wellington the first Predator Free capital city in the world. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Judith Collins’ Efforts At Self Correction

Thousands of prisoners currently in prison may be entitled to an earlier release than expected – and compensation – because Corrections has incorrectly calculated their term of imprisonment. Unless of course, the government buries its mistakes by changing the law and retro-actively getting itself off the hook… More>>

ALSO:

More Justice & Corrections

Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>

ALSO:

Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>

ALSO:

Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>

ALSO:

General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news