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Warning signs up at Judges Bay beach

Warning signs up at Judges Bay beach

Auckland Council has placed warning signs at Judges Bay beach to advise swimmers and other beach users of poor water quality.

The high levels of bacteria were found in Judges Bay by the council’s Safeswim monitoring programme which tests water quality across 63 of Auckland’s beaches.

The testing is in accordance with national guidelines and tested the levels of specific bacteria indicators that suggest a potential risk to human health.

Auckland Council does not yet know the source of contamination but is investigating.

The water will be tested again tomorrow morning. The council will be in a position to advise on any further action 24 hours after the second sample.

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Election Day: Make Sure You're A Part Of It!

Saturday 20 September, is election day, and New Zealanders’ last chance to have a say on who leads the country for the next three years.

“The people and parties we elect tomorrow will be making the decisions that affect us, our families and our communities,” says Robert Peden, Chief Electoral Officer. “It doesn’t get much more important than that, and we need all New Zealanders to use their voice and vote.”

Voting places will be open from 9.00am until 7.00pm on election day. The busiest time at voting places is usually 9.00am - 11.00am.

“Take your EasyVote card with you when you go to vote, as it will make voting faster and easier, and vote close to home if you can. But don’t worry if you forget your card, or didn’t receive one, because as long as you are enrolled to vote, your voice will be heard,” says Mr Peden. More>>

 

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