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Large seas cause Waihi Beach coastal damage

Damage cause by the large seas at Waihi Beach. Photos: Western Bay of Plenty District Council Facebook.

The Waihi Beach Surf Lifesaving Club car park will be closed to the public today following flooding due to higher than usual tides.

The Bay of Plenty coastline has been pummelled by high seas this week, with the culprit being an offshore tropical storm churning up the seas.

Western Bay of Plenty District Council says large swells hitting the east coast caused significant flooding in Waihi Beach this week.

“As you can see by the photos we have some work to do,” the council says in a post on Facebook.

“Along with Bay of Plenty Regional Council, we are working hard to clear away debris and repair some access ways.

“As a result, some access ways will be closed for these repairs until further notice.

“The Waihi Beach Surf Lifesaving Club parking lot will be closed off to the public from 7am today to allow our contractors to complete some work.”

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