Story: Coastal erosion

Restoring sand dunes (1st of 2)

Restoring sand dunes

Residents of Papamoa East in the Bay of Plenty were worried about erosion for decades before this image was taken, in 1997. Local authority Environment Bay of Plenty attempted to restore the dunes by planting sand-binding vegetation in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

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Bay of Plenty Regional Council Toi Moana
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Willem de Lange, 'Coastal erosion - People, houses, and managing erosion', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 September 2023)

Story by Willem de Lange, published 12 Jun 2006