Building groynes a rocky road

A contractor in a digger  puts rocks into Otago Harbour as part of a project to build breakwater groynes at Te Rauone Beach yesterday morning.

Port Otago is building three of the rock groynes at the location, and when they have been completed sand will be deposited at the northern end of the beach to restore about 300m of coastline.

The groynes will extend 90m into the harbour.

About 15,000 tonnes of rock will be required to build them.



Port Otago are happy to do this work and understand that is important to stem erosion, and yet the DCC won't put a few posts in the ground at St Clair to restore the very nessessary and historically efficient groyne?

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