Kōrero: Coastal erosion

Erosion, Whakarewa Point (2 o 2)

Erosion, Whakarewa Point

These cliffs at Whakarewa Point are an example of a hard coast, which is slower to wear away than sandy coasts. However, the constant pounding of waves can undermine the cliffs and cause big blocks to tumble down. People who want to build their houses on coastal cliffs should be mindful of the cliffs’ rate of retreat.

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GNS Science
Reference: CN35367/8
Photograph by Lloyd Homer

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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/6324/erosion-whakarewa-point (accessed 26 January 2020)

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