Munted (NZ slang)

adj. refers to the property of an object (or person) as broken, ruined, significantly damaged, disfigured or deformed, often to the extent that it is not reversable or repairable.

Moturoa/Rabbit Island is an 8km long barrier island, protecting the Waimea inlet from the ravages of Tasman Bay.

That means it also protects us, 8 metres up on the bluff on the far side of the inlet.

2 big storms, one in early November and a massive one, combined with a king tide 3 weeks ago, tore out huge chucks of the coastline.

This road was once separated from the beach by dunes and a broad strip of grass.

This is the new coastline.

This is the new normal

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