Kōrero: Coastal erosion

Sandy beach erosion (1 o 2)

Sandy beach erosion

Although there are proverbs about not building your house on the sand, coastal residences are in demand. This house sits behind dunes on the Kāpiti Coast. New Zealanders like to live where they have views of the sea and can walk along the beach. But the lifestyle can come at a price, as coastlines change over time. Parts are swept away and deposited elsewhere in a natural process that can be unnerving for those who own coastal property.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1999/1189/24
Photograph by Ross Giblin

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Willem de Lange, 'Coastal erosion - Shifting sands', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/6322/sandy-beach-erosion (accessed 30 January 2022)

He kōrero nā Willem de Lange, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006