Matanaka Dr, at the left of this view of Waikouaiti Beach, is being regularly checked for erosion. Photo by Stephen Jaquiery.
Monitoring photographs will be taken every three months along
Matanaka Dr, Waikouaiti, through to the Karitane Spit, to
help protect important assets nearby.
Information about the photographic plan was included in a
report tabled at a recent meeting of the Waikouaiti Coast
Any significant erosion changes in the Karitane Spit and
Waikouaiti Beach area would be brought to the board's
And the monitoring findings would also feed into reviewing
and updating the 2002 Coastal Dune Conservation Works
Programme this financial year, the report said.
Board chairman Gerard Collings said it was ''appropriate'' to
monitor the situation, because of previous erosion in the
He said an effluent disposal field was located nearby, and
Matanaka Dr provided access to sports grounds.
The report said posts had been reinstated and shade netting
had been replaced on the Karitane Spit.
Mr Collings said that work had been done after a storm had
contributed to erosion-related damage.