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BAY OF PLENTY REGIONAL COUNCIL TOI MOANA

Kaituna re-diversion effects on boating

The Kaituna River Re‐diversion and Ongatoro / Maketū Estuary Enhancement Project (the Project) aims to re-divert 20 percent of the Kaituna River’s flow back into Ongatoro / Maketū Estuary.

See main page for full project details.

Through resource consent submissions received in October 2014, a number of people expressed concern about the effects of the Project on boat navigation through Te Tumu Cut.

The Regional Council project team has carefully investigated this concern and found that the proposed re-diversion will not cause any noticeable change in bar conditions for boaties crossing either Te Tumu or Maketu bars.

See further information about those investigations and the findings:

For further information, please contact Kaituna Catchments Manager, Pim de Monchy, email pim.demonchy@boprc.govt.nz or phone 0800 884 881 extn 8518.