Picnic Bay erosion protection

In May 2018 the Kapua vessel delivered the first of two barge loads of heavy rock to create a protective seawall at Picnic Bay on Waiheke Island.

80% of the cost of the seawall is being funded by residents who have struggled for 10 years to get consent for the project. A geotextile has been laid to prevent clay leaching into the sea and rock laid on top of it. The rock was transported from Matatoki Quarry near Thames by the Kapua along with the necessary earthmoving equipment.