Kōrero: Coastal erosion

Storm damage

Storm damage

This view of Paekākāriki, on the Kāpiti Coast, shows the damage caused by high seas in July 1978. The wooden sea wall has been built in an attempt to stop the dunes (and the houses behind them) being undermined by the sea. Such engineering methods, however, are usually ineffective. A better option is to stabilise dunes by planting sand-binding vegetation.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1978/2492/37

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/6325/storm-damage (accessed 21 January 2022)

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