SoE monitoring has shown that water quality in Are Are Creek is marginal. In order to find the causes, a total of 24 sites located throughout the catchment of the creek were monitored for a number of physical and chemical parameters in 2013 and 2014. This report summarises the findings of this investigation.
Are Are Creek flows through the Kaituna valley and is a tributary of the Wairau River. Large pine production forest covers the hills of the catchment, while the valley floor is dominated by pastoral land use. Monthly State of the Environment monitoring at the bottom of the catchment has shown that water quality is poor. In order to find the causes, a total of 24 sites located throughout the catchment were sampled on 6 occasions in 2013 and 2014.