Golden Bay


PHOTO: NINA HINDMARSH Laurie Jarrett, chairman of the Pakawau Residents Association.

Residents in a small Golden Bay settlement fear their properties are one big storm away from being swallowed by the sea after their bid to build a seawall on public land was rejected.

Pakawau Residents Association chairman Laurie Jarrett said residents were now investigating an alternative option for their own properties to prevent further erosion.

The group would not be appealing the decision due to it being both “hugely expensive” and “stressful”. Residents and were instead investigating the “only option left” which was sheet piling each affected property.