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LISTEN: Opening of Bluecliffs bar fails to stem erosion

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16 March 2024, 2:26 AM

LISTEN: Opening of Bluecliffs bar fails to stem erosionPhoto: EMS

The opening of the Bluecliffs bar at the mouth of the Waiau River appears to have failed to have any impact on the coastal erosion that prompted a State of Emergency being declared on 8th February.


Despite contractors moving of more than 30,000 cubic metres of material, Emergency Management Southland Civil Defence controller Paul Le Roux said within a tide cycle the bar had started to close up again.


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Listen to Emergency Management Southland Civil Defence controller Paul Le Roux as he explains challenges they face trying to deal with one of Southland's most drawn out emergencies.



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