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OPOTIKI District Council has closed the right-hand side of the Opotiki Wharf boat ramp to make emergency repairs.

Scouring of the river bed has caused the ramp to tilt, which has opened gaps in the surface.

These could be dangerous to users, swimmers and vehicles launching boats.

According to the council, these repairs could take several weeks to complete, with the area fenced off for that duration.