7 May 2019

Hundreds of New Plymouth properties at risk of erosion

From Morning Report, 7:54 am on 7 May 2019

A Taranaki pensioner fears he'll never sell his Onaero home - and his children will miss out on their inheritance - unless a rock wall at the coastal settlement is extended.

Existing protection at Onaero

Photo: RNZ / Robin Martin

New council assessments of the erosion risk at Onaero reveal George Corlett's home could be swallowed by the ocean in as little as 20 years.

George Corlett outside his Onaero home.

Photo: RNZ / Robin Martin

RNZ Taranaki-Whanganui reporter Robin Martin has the story.

Onaero beachfront

Photo: RNZ / Robin Martin