Mount Maunganui Reef

Finally gone according to this SunLive NZ article
sunlive.co.nz/news/86837-time-called-on-artificial-reef.html
In September 2014 it was going and Underwater Solutions were taking it:
nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news

Here is the talk in April 2014 about removing the artificial reef affectionately known as “Mt Reef” .

NZ radio interview:
newstalkzb.co.nz/auckland/listen-on-demand/audio/913189242-eddie-grogan–artificial-reef-removal

Dredging today:
dredgingtoday.com/2014/04/17/new-zealand-officials-plan-to-remove-mount-maunganui-reef

NZ Herald:
nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news

See this page (2009) for background information:
estradaphoto.wordpress.com/2009/06/11/the-truth-about-the-mount-reef

I can’t see how one relatively small construction can make a decent surf break when the best breaks have the right shapes underwater in many directions.

Any comment on “local lifeguards complaining“?

 

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