A wall being constructed along the shore in Auckland's Takapuna is dividing residents, and opinions.
The wall in question, half-finished, is situated at the edge of 19 Brett Ave, and is technically located on private property.
Boundary data for 19 Brett Ave shows that the property protrudes down on to the shoreline.
However, the wall would make a well-used walkway between Takapuna and Milford Beaches unusable, which has led to outcries from residents.
Colleen Bergin told Stuff she fears she'll no longer be able to walk her dog along the coast, and other residents have also voiced concerns.
"It's one thing to over-intensify building throughout the city and it's another thing to ruin an iconic walk because of one person's demands," Ms Bergin said.
A graphic showing the location of 19 Brett Ave, in relation to the eastern coastline of Takapuna in Auckland.
Source: Google Maps
"Council should be bargaining with these people to preserve this walkway and make it better."
After Stuff made queries to Auckland Council about the wall, it halted construction on August 1, saying a further resource consent would be needed, which is currently being processed.
With the wall in place, walkers would be forced to go further down the rocks, which Ms Bergin said could deter walkers, or even lead to injuries.
James Hunter of Christopher Hay Construction, who is in charge of building the wall, told Stuff previously his client had gone to great lengths to make the wall aesthetically pleasing, and that most people didn't realise the pathway actually crosses private property.
Mr Hunter said the owners are overseas, and do not want to comment.