Cyclone Lola hit the beach late October and caused damage in the area of the beach that was most affected from the first two cyclones this year. Other parts of the beach withstood damage and plants are looking great with lots of sand build up! We have had the beach assessed by our coastal expert Jim Dham and we will commence the last push up works for the year starting from the 4th Dec-20th.
Please take care around the machines operating on the beach and follow the instructions of our contractors Readfieilds, and our onsite Health and Safety people. Please visit the Coast Care page for more details on areas to be completed. We will be holding a community hui next Feb to discuss our Coastal Strategy. Ka nui te mihi.
Good news - we can now commence with some further dune restoration work. Please see the update here on Coast Care page with information about the scope of mahi to be completed at this time. Please note that only push up work will be happening this year as there is a lack of plants to complete reshaping work. We would like to hold a community meeting about the Coast Care and Dune Restoration strategy for Pukehina. We'd love to share success stories of reshape and planting work, learn more from Jim Dahm and Chris Pronk about coastal erosion and approaches to help build resilient dune systems, and gather your thoughts and options moving forward. We will confirm this date shortly - looking to be November.
Following the emergency pushup completed in early March we have been waiting for a window to complete the second stage of this mahi. Unfortunately the high tide beach and prior commitments from our contractors have meant this has not be able to happen yet. We acknowledge this is frustrating for some people but we are working with nature and the weather patterns have not been favourable this year. We have pleased to let the community know we have secured our contractors for the the month of May so are waiting on beach conditions to improve. (Also a reminder that the worst affected areas with property at risk has had one lot of works done). If you would like to help out in this space please get in touch - will definitely need monitors on the push up days. Ka nui te mihi.
Cyclone Gabrielle 14th Feb 2023 Update: Cyclone Gabrielle has been a devastating event for our country and our aroha flows for those people affected in Northland, Auckland, Hawkes' Bay and Gisborne. We unfortunately experienced some additional damage along our coastline - the worst in some areas in over a century. We are working with our coastal expert to do an emergency push up in the worst affected areas of the beach, and will be completing push up and re-shape work in other areas of the beach once it has recovered more. View the actions were are taking here: Feb 2023
Keep updated through our Coast Care page where you can also report new erosion damage, or pop your name down for dune plants for this coming planting season (using the form at the bottom of the Coast Care page). NB: there is a plant shortage this year so we are doing our best to arrange more.
Ngā mihi, take care at this time, and please remember that we are a volunteer committee doing our very best to arrange this work. Please reach out and offer to assist, we would welcome more hands.Nov