Beachgoers will be pleased to know Auckland’s water quality improved over the summer swimming season. About 92 per cent of 1401 beach water samples between November 2013 and March this year met health guidelines, Auckland Council says. Water samples were taken once a week at 69 beaches and freshwater sites as part of council’s Safeswim water quality project. Go to tinyurl.com/ AucklandWaterQuality during swim season for regular water quality updates. Call 0800 Safeswim for more details.