We have been working for a long time with Auckland Council to motivate them to take action on the polution problem in the Piha Lagoon. Council have been studying the problem and initiating reports since at least 1985, yet almost nothing has been done except to institute programs to monitor the water quality through testing and write more reports. (Of course we are focused on Piha while Council has to include all West Coast Beaches.)
Recently Council employed the Services of EcoMatters Trust to carry out testing of septic tank systems in strategic areas and write a further report. See the Report HERE – Love Our Lagoons They also held a workshop at Arataki that the Piha R&R attended and below are some of the follow-up questions from that workshop, and the answers received. Download HERE
Be assured the Piha R&R will continue to fight this battle and keep you informed.