local contractors David Mohns and Val Marshall are working with Dredging NZ’s Hayden Brown to make the seawall, a project which involves a large barge and heavy earth moving equipment.

Picnic Bay residents are finally getting a seawall to protect their waterside properties from tidal erosion – ending a 10-year struggle funded largely from their own pockets.

The first of two barges bringing a total of 900 tonnes of rock from Matatoki quarry near Thames was unloaded on Monday. Contractors say the project should be completed within a week – but meanwhile the area is off limits for safety reasons.

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