Our congratulations to our own John Russell (voted in as WBRA Secretary at the 2018 AGM). He was awarded a Queen’s Birthday honour a couple of weeks ago for services to education.
The Queen has been pleased, on the occasion of the celebration of Her Majesty’s Birthday, to make the following appointments to The New Zealand Order of Merit: … Mr John Spencer Russell, of Porirua. To be Member of The New Zealand Order of Merit.
The diggers did great work over the last two days and it’s good to see the rock groyne now lines up with the river and has been bolstered. The rocks have been laid fairly broad and low rather than narrower and higher.
With any luck this change will reduce the erosion caused by the river in times of flood, storm and high-tide by helping it move towards the sea rather than doubling back to the dunes.
The digger driver also shaped the vehicle entrance before leaving. It should at the moment keep any driver happy for ease of use.