It seems the river changed course back in February and is not about to move seaward again. Since Ex Tropical Cyclone Gita it runs very close to the properties at the end of Manga Pirau Street, and it looks as though the vehicle entrance to the beach will not be able to be restored.
As a result the Association has approached both Horowhenua District Council and Horizons Regional Council with the aim of achieving a sustainable and usable vehicle entrance.
We’re hoping to organise a public meeting with representatives of the two Councils and other parties in order to find a resolution.
We’ll update everyone as soon as we can.
Please discuss the vehicle access with others and think about questions and comments for a public meeting. We’re looking for constructive ideas, in particular. We welcome comments below that will help move the project forward.