Mangahao River at Marima Domain

This swimming and recreational spot is about 12kms south of Pahiatua and is a recreational reserve operated by Tararua District Council.

Water quality at Marima Domain is generally is generally safe for swimming, except during and after high levels of rainfall. Cyanobacteria (potenitally toxic alage) growth has not been a problem at this site.

What is Horizons doing to improve the River?
Rivers have a range of things that need to be balanced to keep the water clean so its fish and plant life can survive and we can enjoy these special spots.

Horizons works to improve water quality by:

  • Helping to fence off rivers and streams so stock do not get into water and contaminate it
  • Helping rural land users to stop soil eroding from hills and into water
  • Ensuring waste that has to go into water is properly treated to meet water quality standards
  • Monitoring water that is taken out of the river so there is enough for everyone, including the fish

River Accord
Industry, councils, iwi and environmentalists have made a promise to look after all the rivers in the Manawatu Catchment. It is called the Manawatu River Leaders' Accord and more information can be found here.