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The E coli contamination of popular Taranaki swimming spots has saddened the area's medical officer of health.
A warning to avoid Lake Wakatipu's waters due to high levels of E coli over the weekend has prompted calls for more research into the bacteria.
High levels of E coli bacteria have been found at a popular swimming spot in Queenstown.
There is no proof that E coli found in three Canterbury rivers came from cows, according to Federated Farmers. Audio
Scientific testing of three rivers in Canterbury has revealed strains of a severe pathogen which can cause kidney failure and, possibly for the first time, antibiotic resistant E. coli.
Parents need to keep children away from sick calves, health authorities warn.
Waimarama residents are being told they can drink their water again without boiling it for the first time since last weekend.
Despite preliminary tests coming back with no sign of more E-coli, a boil water notice will remain in place for Waimarama residents.
Residents in the Hawke's Bay coastal town of Waimarama are being told to boil their water, after tests today showed low levels of E-coli bacteria in the public water supply.
Hawke's Bay authorities are chlorinating the reservoir, but Napier's mayor says residents should not be worried.
The Tararua District Council is changing its testing methods after receiving both positive and clear water readings for E coli in Pahiatua's water supply. Video
Power Play - New Zealand relies on its clean green image, but could this become hard for tourists to swallow after thousands fell ill from drinking contaminated water? Video
Christchurch's drinking water has been contaminated with E coli 125 times in the past four years, and councillors are being urged to "act urgently". Audio
Havelock North residents who have again had symptoms of gastric illness are being told there is no chance that a new wave of campylobacter infection is sweeping the town.
The chlorine used by the Hastings District Council to clear the town's water supply is useless, says a rural water expert.
Haumoana School in Hawke's Bay has been closed due to E coli contamination in its drinking water.
Work and Income New Zealand is making special assistance available to those who've lost income as a result of the gasto outbreak in Havelock North. Video, Audio
A Hawkes Bay school is deciding what to do next after it was forced to close this morning when E Coli was detected in its water. Audio
Te Mata Mushrooms is near the bores where Havelock North's water comes from and forms part of the council's investigation. Its owner Michael Whittaker joins Checkpoint. Audio
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman, who has just returned from Rio, joins Checkpoint to discuss the Havelock North water contamination crisis and the government inquiry announced today. Video, Audio