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Written by Northland Regional Council   
Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Holly Ferguson (NIWA), left, and Gail Townsend, NRC Biosecurity Officer, setting starfish traps during the Tutukaka survey.

A thorough investigation of Tutukaka Harbour has turned up nothing unusual or invasive lurking under the water - a fact Northland Regional Council Biosecurity staff are thrilled about.

Regional Council Biosecurity Senior Programme Manager Don McKenzie says the current lack of marine pests like sea squirt is tremendous and provides a great baseline for future monitoring in the marina.

“We weren’t sure what we’d find given the sheer volume of boat traffic that uses the harbour but after last month’s survey we’re confident there’s nothing nasty there at the moment,” he says.

Regional Council staff worked with experts from both the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) and Department of Conservation (DOC) on the underwater survey.

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