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Can’t keep us apart

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The Marawhara and Wekatahi have joined at the high tide mark, four months after a $70,000 Auckland Council project to separate them.

Grant Jennings, Manager of Parks West in Auckland Council is seeking feedback from the community of what to do going forward. He pointed out that the beach and dunes are a sensitive area, and there are environmental impacts, and there was also the issue of cost. The need for the work is to protect the road from being undermined.



At the Piha Open Day at Piha surfclub on Saturday, he presented three options:

  • Do as required work annually or bi-annually to keep the streams separate, cost per visit $10,000

  • Do the work when the streams join up, cost $40,000 per time

  • Re-align streams when they reach a trigger point, cost per visit $80,0000


Here’s a fact sheet outlining the options a little more Wekatahi and Marawhara Streams ongoing Management _2_


Parks West would also like to know your views about weed and animal pest management at Piha Reserves. Go here to find out more about making your views known on this Piha Dune weed & animal pest man


An approach will be taken to the Waitakere Ranges Local Board.  In the meantime, Parks would like to hear your views at parkswest@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz.  Include your name and contact details.


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