Seawall in action

Why do we need to take the Seawall Debate seriously?



BOOF!!! The seawall takes a direct hit in the last big sea.

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And another wave crashes into the recently built timber wall

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Until the wall was constructed the sand dunes and root systems were under severe threat.

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Boiling surf stopped at border

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And after the storm peace breaks out —

The neighbouring sand dune has been eroded to expose round the end of the side wall.

Photos by Bride Coe – Ames Street.

Comment on the wall.

6 meter poles with 4.2 meter palings deeply embedded into the sand and tied back to a horizontal dead man placed 6 meters behind the wall.

It is a great wall, but being timber it’s life span is limited to around 30 years – for the Parade in Paekakariki we MUST consider the longer term.


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