Mermaid Pools

PHOTO: BROOK SABIN Social media has contributed to the increase in the number of visitors to the Mermaid Pools.

A mana whenua spokesperson claims a rāhui placed over the famous Mermaid Pools in Northland is being breached and ignored.

The highly popular summer destination near Whāngārei is still closed off to the public until their puna wai is cleaned and restored.

Ngātiwai Trust Board trustee Ngapera Hohepa says “We’re frustrated but we will monitor the area and ensure that local government are involved.”

The local iwi board put a notice on their Facebook page during the week advising that the pools continue to be closed off to the public.