Health warning issued
A health warning was issued on Tuesday by Toi Te Ora Public Health for Lake Rotorua and the western end of Lake Rotoiti. The health warning is based on water test results and satellite imagery provided by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council which indicate an extensive algal bloom throughout much of Lake Rotorua, particularly away from the shore. Contact with water affected by blooms of bluegreen algae can cause asthma and hayfever attacks. More information at Toi Te Ora's website.