9 Dec 2021

Canterbury's Wainono Lagoon unsafe to swim in or fish

From Morning Report, 8:47 am on 9 December 2021

Despite years of efforts to clean up South Canterbury's Wainono Lagoon, it has now been declared too toxic to swim in or fish.

For the first time, the toxic algae, cyanobacteria has been found, giving the lake a green tinge and prompting a public health warning.

Conan Young reports.