Takaka Water Management Area

This page contains 2015 State of the Environment Water Quality Report information for the Takaka Water Management Area.


This area covers the whole Takaka catchment and all streams from Wainui Bay in the east to Tukurua in the north-west.  This is the same area as covered by the Freshwater Management Unit set up under the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management.

Between 2010 and 2014, there were 15 core River Water Quality sites monitored within the Takaka Water Management Area (Figure 1). There was one reference site, Takaka at Harwoods.