Whakatāne District Council will undertake maintenance dredging at the upper end of the navigation channel opposite the Whakatāne Yacht Club, during daylight hours from Wednesday, 12 February to Tuesday, 18 February.

The sediment from the channel bed will be removed by an excavator mounted on a barge. The barge will be towed by a tug boat into position and across the river, to then transfer sediment into truck and trailers for removal. The public are asked to stay clear of operating machinery at all times.

Anyone seeking further information should contact Whakatāne District Council on 07 306 0500.