High E coli levels at Kaupokonui river mouth

The South Taranaki District Council have advised that following testing, the Kaupokonui river mouth has unsafe levels of the E coli bacteria.

With warmer days and very low levels of rainfall, the bacteria has room to grow. The council have erected signs at the beach and will update the public after further testing.

E coli can cause severe diarrhoea or bloody stools, nausea and occasionally vomiting, fatigue and fever.

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