5 Mar 2010

Wellington beach still closed

6:11 am on 5 March 2010

A beach in Wellington is still closed as investigations continue to determine the cause of contamination in the water.

Owhiro Bay has been closed to the public since 17 February after contamination levels in the bay exceeded safe levels for the third time in a month.

Wellington City Council says the quality of water is still fluctuating and varies too much for the council to be comfortable opening the beach.