Mokau baches on the edge

Last updated 10:00 12/08/2014

Relevant offers

Emergency rockwall additions credited with saving two Mokau baches from heavy seas over the weekend may now be starting to give.

A resident, who asked not to be named, said the section of one of the baches had started slumping after heavy seas on Monday night and Point Rd had been undermined to beneath the tarseal at the road end.

It may also have got worse last night. A messy two-metre swell combined with a 3.9m high tide due yesterday evening was expected to have the sea crashing into and over the rock walls.

The emergency additions of rocks to the existing walls were made last week in anticipation of this week's exceptionally high tides.

Over the weekend the extra rocks appeared to be the difference between the baches surviving the weekend seas or being dangerously undermined.

Ad Feedback

- Taranaki Daily News

Special offers
Opinion poll

Should New Plymouth council sell off assets from the Perpetual Investment Fund to pay off debt?



Not sure, but it should be debated

Vote Result

Related story: Perpetual Investment Fund asset sell-off 'should be debated'

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content

Follow the Taranaki Daily News on Twitter

Get Taranaki's frequent news and sport updates

TDN North Taranaki Midweek

The North Taranaki Midweek's online

Get your mid week news fix

TDN South Taranaki Star

South Taranaki Star online

Get your South Taranaki news online