Manuka villagers fight on to save waterfront

Manuka villagers on the Eastern tip of Tongatapu in Tonga are fighting daily to save their waterfront.

Their latest project now is being supported by the R2R Project which has funded the carting of stones, gravel and sand to the waterfront area to try and help build temporary breakers around the waterfront area.

This is especially targeted at saving trees that line the village waterfront.

The continuing rise in sea level has contributed to the waterfront getting eroded, now with the water levels reaching right up to the village road.

Along the way it has slowly eaten away at tree roots - with some trees now uprooted.

The village is also awaiting more permanent assistance from the Climate Change program as they continue to fight to save their waterfront.


Photo source R2R Media