After the storms and high tides in the latter part of May 2022, the Manga Pirau Street beach entrance has a drop of about 40 cm and the beach below is covered in driftwood. Photos as at 03 June 2022.
Waikawa Beach resident and Facebook group admin, Charlie Strivens reported this drop-off to the Horowhenua District Council. Craig Kidd, Parks and Property Officer | Āpiha Papa Rēhia, Rawa, replied:
Many thanks for forwarding the photo of what the large tides have been doing. We will wait for the weather to settle, tides reduce and reassess next week. We will advise of what we do . If there is an immediate hazard appear please do not hesitate to call