News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 

Dune Work To Start Soon

Dune Work To Start Soon

Work on reshaping dunes along the New Brighton beaches will start soon to stop erosion.

The dunes will be reshaped and planted for stabilisation.

The annual job will start at the end of this month when a bulldozer and an excavator will move in on the dunes.

Rodney Chambers, of the Christchurch City Council's Coast Care's Supervisor, says sites have been identified for treatment between Southshore and North Beach.

Identification has been made with the help of local residents.

Recontouring of the dunes will be followed by two months of replanting by Coast Care, work groups and volunteer groups.

The dunes will be stabilised before the spring winds.

Community volunteer planting days will be organised by Coast Care.

This will be the fourth year that the dunes have been reshaped.

Mr Chambers says extreme erosion sites have been dealt with and now the work will be with smaller dunes to prevent them getting larger.

In the past large, mobile dunes moved and encroached on properties and roads, he says.

Environment Canterbury monitors the dune-recontouring programme, as strict parameters have to be met, Mr Chambers says.

Dunes must be contoured to a minimum height of 8m above sea level, with a minimum volume of sand in the profile to act as a storm buffer.

Further information: Rodney Chambers: 382 1678.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Reuben Moss' Property is Theft! & Kaitani at The Physics Room

Property is Theft! continues Moss’ interest in the contemporary urban environment as a space controlled by pulsing and unequal flows of capital and labour. Kaitani features work by the University of Canterbury Fijian Students Association and Kulimoe’anga Stone Maka. More>>


Handcrafted Form: Rare Treasures From Japan

This unique exhibition at Expressions Whirinaki represents 90 everyday objects made by contemporary Japanese artisans who employ various traditional craft techniques made in regional workshops. The works used in daily life are crafted from raw materials with techniques appropriate to bringing out the best of its medium, balancing ease of use with aesthetic appeal. More>>

Howard Davis Article: A Musical Axis - Brahms, Wagner, Sibelius

Brahms' warm and exquisitely subtle Symphony No. 3 in F major, Wagner's irrepressibly sentimental symphonic poem Siegfried Idyll, and Sibelius' chilling and immensely challenging Violin Concerto in D minor exemplify distinct stages of development in a tangled and convoluted series of skirmishes that came to define subsequent disputes about the nature of post-Romantic orchestral writing well into the following century. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: A Pale Ghost Writer

Reviewed by Ruth Brassington, Richard Flanagan's new novel is about a novelist hastily ghost-writing the biography of a crook about to go to trial. The reader is kept on a cliff-edge, as the narrator tries to get blood out of his stone man. More>>

New Zealand Wars Commemoration: Witi Ihimaera's Sleeps Standing Moetū

The second of several articles to mark Rā Maumahara, remembering the New Zealand Land Wars. The first was a Q&A with Vincent O’Malley, author of The Great War for New Zealand: Waikato 1800–2000. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland