Vehicle access to the beach, update 24 April 2018

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.

17 April 2018 - the tide at the vehicle entrance.
17 April 2018 — the tide at the vehicle entrance.
17 April 2018 - there's still sand behind this boundary fence.
On 17 April 2018 there’s still some sand behind this boundary fence beside the vehicle entrance.
22 April 2018 - a lot of sand has been eroded.
By 22 April 2018 a lot of sand has been eroded.
It seems this blue vehicle got stuck in the river and had to be towed away.
It seems this blue vehicle got stuck in the river and had to be towed away.

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