Popular New Zealand beaches are being infested with unsafe levels of faecal bacteria around the country.
Government website Safeswim has found high levels of sewage pollution across many Auckland beaches on Wednesday.
Almost 20 beaches across the Auckland region including popular beaches Big Manly Beach and Sentinel Road Beach had high risks of pollution, while Herne Bay and Home Bay had a very high risk.
According to Safeswim, there is a high risk of getting ill from swimming in these beaches, with the 'Faecal Indicator Bacteria' finding the amount of bacteria breaches the national guideline for safe swimming.
But Auckland wasn't the only place with a problem, with beaches all around the country stretching from Tauranga to Southland unsafe.
According to Land Air and Water Aotearoa, Wellington also saw many beaches unsuitable for swimming with high E.coli bacteria and toxic algae detected in their latest water quality test.
The public is urged to check if the conditions are safe at their beach of choice on SafeSwim before swimming.