Geotechnical works on Muriwai Drive
A drilling rig will be at work on Whakatane's Muriwai Drive in the coming days.
Bay of Plenty Regional Council is undertaking investigative work to learn more about the ground beneath and around adjacent floodwalls.
The tractor-mounted geotechnical rig will be taking core samples at three sites.
Access to parts of Muriwai Drive will be restricted during the geotechnical work on Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 September.
The information from the core samples will complement existing reports and data, historical records and knowledge of the area.