Ohinepouwera (Karitane Sand Spit) driftwood windbreak: Community-led and sustainable coastal management

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Ohinepouwera (Karitane Sand Spit) driftwood windbreak: Community-led and sustainable coastal management

When faced with the decision to construct an engineered sand fence on the Karitane Sand Spit, Dunedin City Council staff worked with Kati Huirapa Runaka ki Puketeraki and the wider Karitane community to design and build a nature-based alternative. The work was a true collaboration with Puketeraki Runaka and involved using driftwood to construct a natural windbreak to trap windblown sand and encourage the restoration of the sand spit.

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