Story: Coastal erosion

Collapsed cliff

Collapsed cliff

This fallen cliff at Ōmokoroa Point, in the western Bay of Plenty, illustrates the dangers of building too close to cliff edges, especially where the underlying geology is unstable mudstone. Luckily the seaward side of the road that collapsed had no houses on it.

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Willem de Lange, 'Coastal erosion - People, houses, and managing erosion', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 April 2024)

Story by Willem de Lange, published 12 Jun 2006