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Maps released of landslides from Cyclone Gabrielle

  Auckland Council’s Recovery Office has just released its geotech GHD report which has done the background work behind the categorising of properties affected by Cyclone Gabrielle. It contains some  [ Read More ]

Our dynamic beach

Phil Vine in the Herald on coastal erosion and accretion at Awhitu, Piha and Muriwai. quotes Mischa and Steve Davis, Jim Dahm and others. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11195493

Volcanic past of Piha

The dramatic rugged landscapes of Piha and the surrounding area were created by volcanic activity millions of years ago. An undersea volcano, Waitakere Volcano, 5 or 6 times the size  [ Read More ]

Puaotetai Bay

This bay is located between Taitomo Island and the mainland. Its name denotes the foam that piles up on the beach in stormy weather. Opening onto the beach is a  [ Read More ]