Tasman Sea eats away at the Waikato coast

 

 

Port Waikato bore the brunt of last week’s storm and as a result the Port Waikato Surf Lifesaving Club’s watchtower teeters on the edge of the cliff and will have to be removed.

The latest storm has made the move urgent though it was not unexpected.
The tower, built in 2009, replaces one that had to be removed in 2008 for the same reason. By now 20 additional metres of dune have fallen into the water. The lower carpark has been unusable for a few years and a recent report  on the situation recommends making drastic changes to the area and suggest moving the coastal structures much further inland. The local community hall and the clubrooms as well as the upper carpark are next in line and will also need to move.

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