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Kaiaua township experiences regular flooding from the Hauarahi Stream during major rainfall.

We’ve been working with Waikato Regional Council and the community on some options to help reduce the impact of flooding by improving the flow of the Hauarahi stream. The work will help manage the effects of storm water, but it won’t prevent flooding altogether, or address coastal hazards.

We’ve allocated $100,000 for the Hauarahi stream work, including:

  • Rock protection of high erosion areas and earthworks
  • Stream clearing and blockage removal

The work would be done over a two‐year period, with the cost recovered via a targeted rate over five years.

Kaiaua Coast 2120 - Looking Ahead

The Hauarahi Stream work is in addition to other work the council is doing to find a long term solution to managing coastal hazard risks in the area, including sea level rise. 

The council has appointed environmental management experts, Traverse Environmental Ltd, to work alongside the relevant councils and with the affected communities, iwi and other stakeholders, to develop a strategy for how we will respond to coastal hazard risks in the future.

The community is participating in a separate community planning process that will look at a wide range of issues around the coast and how we can provide for a resilient and prosperous future over the next 100 years.

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Mar 2019 - Community consultation

Sep 2019 - $100,00 allocated to the project

Early 2020 - Work begins

2022 - Expected completion

View the maps

Map of proposed works (jpg, 351KB)

Map of area of benefit (jpg, 88KB)

Kaiaua Coast 2120 - Looking Ahead

The community is participating in a separate community planning process that will look at a wide range of issues around the coast.