Safe swimming sites
The Land Air Water Aotearoa site has great info whether the following beaches are safe to swim - Kahutara, Peketa Beach, Armers, Gooches, South Bay Parade, Lyell Creek lagoon and Mangamaunu Surf Beach (meatworks). The results of these summer tests are published and updated weekly.
KDC, Environment Canterbury, Food and Health Standards, CDHB and LAWA work together to take samples and test a variety of popular coastal and river swimming spots across the District weekly.
Visit the Environment Canterbury site to read more about swimmable sites and why/how they are monitored.