When Māui A was dropped to the sea floor it proved a momentous occasion. Everything went according to plan – except that the platform sank further than expected, by over 2 metres. The cartoonist Nevile Lodge exaggerates this point. An extra 2 metres was added to the top of the platform once it was in place, raising it above the reach of storm waves.
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Reference: Paul Fried and others. The story of Maui. Wellington: Maui Development, 1979, p. 125
Cartoon by Nevile Lodge
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