Eaten alive

Coastal erosion is happening around New Zealand, but there are few places where its effects are so brutally obvious.

At Granity, the sea has been slow but relentless, chipping away at the beach for many years. In the spirit of the town's name, locals have weathered the issue with rock-hard grit. But since the erosion accelerated, they've been reckoning with a future they didn't expect for years to come.