St Kilda and St Clair beaches (one runs into the other) are constantly under seige from the sea. Much of south Dunedin is reclaimed and it is as if the ocean is trying to claim the land back. Hence the machines at work rebuilding high tide damage to the sand banks. To form the high banks they are dumping sand that has been imported from elsewhere.
Some surfers braving the freezing breakers.
On the way back we walked along rugby* grounds (sports grounds) at the back of the sand dunes; grounds that are being eaten away by the wind and waves; and came across this fellow. I thought it was dead until I read the notice and discovered that it was in fact sleeping.