Kaituna River

The Kaituna River is located in the Bay of Plenty region of the North Island of New Zealand. It is the outflow from Lakes Rotorua and Rotoiti, and flows northwards for 45 kilometres, emptying into the Bay of Plenty near Te Puke.

April 2013 | Kaituna River and estuary to be surveyed

Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The lower Kaituna River and Ongatoro/Maketū Estuary could be a hive of activity this month when it is surveyed to collect data on the area. Bay of Plenty Regional Council staff and contractors will survey the lower Kaituna River and all of Ongatoro/Maketū Estuary to collect data that will help improve what’s known about the area, including depth, salinity and currents.

22 Oct, 2012 | Breathing life into Maketu estuary


The regional council is about to have another go at the Kaituna River mouth, altering the river so part of the flow goes through the Maketu estuary to the sea. The committee adopted an engineer’s report presented to the Operations Monitoring and Regulations Committee, recommending the ‘maximum flow, partial diversion’ which is option two in a report by consulting engineer Steve Everitt.

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