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Human Interest - Local
Written by Imran Ali, Northern Advocate   
Thursday, 07 January 2010

Streams leading into seven of Northland's most popular beaches have been found to have high levels of pollution, the region's top environment watchdog says.

Testing last week identified Matapouri (at second bridge) and Ngunguru (at toilets) as unsafe to swim.

The Northland Regional Council says streams at Coopers Beach, two sites at Langs Beach (mid-beach and by the toilets), Ocean Beach, Otaua, Otamure Bay, Pacific Bay and Whangarei Falls have poor water quality.

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