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Storms brought driftwood, large and small

Driftwood amongst the budding dunes.
Photo by Miraz Jordan.

The storms at the end of May 2022 ate away at the Manga Pirau Street beach entrance again, causing a 40 cm drop-off into driftwood. And they brought driftwood, large and small high onto the beach. It reached as far as the blue post at the beach end of the north track off Reay Mackay Grove, and into the area of new dune growth where that track leads to the river. There is also driftwood at the base of the dunes all the way to Waiorongomai Stream and possibly beyond.

This is very encouraging as the driftwood provides habitat and nesting spots for beach creatures and of course helps with sand build up and stabilisation.

This driftwood pile was about a metre high.

Driftwood reached to the blue beach track marker post.

40 cm drop-off at the vehicle entrance.

This item was updated on Sunday 05 June 2022

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