Missing pontoon a Covid casualty
Posted at 12:24pm Monday 29 Jun, 2020
Access denied – boaties have been without the Warkworth pontoon for several months.
A pontoon missing from Warkworth Wharf for several months should be back in place sometime this month.
The pontoon, together with a foot ramp, is usually attached to the wharf between Kapanui and Wharf Streets, where it rises and falls with the tide, giving boats easy access to the riverside.
However, it was removed for repairs in late summer, just before Level 4 lockdown was imposed, and hasn't been seen since.
Auckland Council's community facilities manager for Rodney, Mike Feather, says unfortunately Covid-19 temporarily put a halt to plans to fix the pontoon, but work is underway again and the device should be back in place by the end of July.