5th August 2009
Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is confirming the following advice to the public for the Hauraki Gulf and Great Barrier Island:
We are continuing to work with Department of Conservation (DOC), local councils and Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Biosecuirty NZ (MAFBNZ).
Investigations by MAF are continuing, but it is possible that the cause will remain unknown. ARPHS will continue to advise the public on any precautions that may be required.
Pet owners are advised to contact their local veterinary clinic should their pet develop symptoms from exposure on the beach. People developing any symptoms within approximately an hour of exposure to sea water or sea life should see their GP and inform ARPHS.
Further questions relating to public health issues and water safety can be directed to:
Auckland Regional Public Health 623 4600. A spokesperson will be available from 10.00am Thursday 6th August.
Questions relating to unusual numbers of dead fish or other marine life, can be directed to:
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Biosecurity 0800 80 99 66.
For further information contact Auckland Regional Public Health Service
021 938 431
623 4600 x 27135
If you have a media enquiry, please phone ARPHS on (09) 623 4600 and ask to speak to a member of the Communications team.
All requests for interviews, photographs or filming must be made through this team.
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