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Whangarei District Council's Coastal Management Strategy PDF Print
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Environmental Planning
Written by Steve Marshall   
Wednesday, 24 August 2005
Whangarei District Council's Coastal Management Strategy, including:
"This Structure Plan is intended as a concept for the local Ngunguru area, integrating the protection, use and development of land and resources and setting out how to implement the Coastal Management Strategy vision and mission statements at a local level. In other words, it is a broad physical plan identifying areas for growth, protection, infrastructure and other community requirements over the next 20 years."

Ngunguru 20 year structure plan

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Historic Places Trust pamphlet on middens PDF Print
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Heritage
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Wednesday, 24 August 2005
The New Zealand Historic Places Trust pamphlet - Archaeological Remains of Middens and Rubbish Dumps

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Archive of events and campaigns PDF Print
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Campaigns
Written by Steve Marshall   
Wednesday, 24 August 2005
  • Fill out the Tutukaka Coast Ratepayers & Residents Association's Ngunguru Sandspit questionnaire on-line.

     

  • Whangarei District Council Landscape Review Project
    "The Whangarei District Council is currently undertaking a landscape review project which will provide guidance for how we manage, use and protect the District's landscapes."

    The good news is that the whole of the sandspit, and a whole lot of land south of it, has been designated outstanding landscape of high natural character in the draft. As the council says, "The most important landscapes in the District have been classified as 'Outstanding Landscape Areas'. These are landscapes, which exhibit remarkable and visually dominant physical/natural elements, which help reinforce the distinctive identity of the District. They are largely a product of nature, uncluttered by man-made structures." You can make a submission online.

    Full-page ad in Whangarei Leader, 27 Sept, 2005

  • Become a friend and guardian of the Ngunguru Sandspit. Subscribe to the Friends & Guardians mailing list and be kept informed of developments.

     

  • Sophie Edwards' report on the community consultation meeting held on 5 October 2005.

     

  • Sneak preview of a full-page ad that will be place in the Whangarei Leader this tuesday, 27 September. It's just a proof copy, so there are still a few typos in it, but it gives you an idea what the final ad will look like. Click on the image to view a larger copy.
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  • You can make a submission to local government.
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  • Guidance from Forest and Bird about resource management. Handy stuff when you're writing a submission.
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  • Yes, it's official. Here's a scan of a poster advertising an event planned for 28 May All hands on Deck - protest notice
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  • Word is getting out that a Ngunguru Protest Float Down is being organised.
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  • Print, sign and post off Akke Tiemersma's petition to protect the Ngunguru spit area (70KB)
  • TV3 capture of protest

  • TV3's news coverage of the protest: For dial-up (AVI, 6,672kb) and broadband (AVI 39,041kb)

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A hearing by the Whangarei District Council Judicial Committee PDF Print
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Resource Consents
Written by Steve Marshall   
Wednesday, 24 August 2005
A hearing by the Whangarei District Council Judicial Committee of an application by Mathers, Butt and Partners for consent to subdivide Lot 3 DP 325466 into four allotments. If someone is able to summarise what this weighty document means, that would be real handy!

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Environmental Defence Society: A Place to Stand PDF Print
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Environmental Planning
Written by Steve Marshall   
Wednesday, 24 August 2005

A Place to Stand : The protection of New Zealand's natural and cultural landscapes, Raewyn Peart, Environmental Defence Society, 2004.

"This report examines how well we are managing New Zealand's important landscapes. It explores what are New Zealand's important landscapes, how they are assessed, what are the threats to them, how well we are managing these threats and how we could strengthen the landscape management system. It reviews case law relevant to landscape protection and contains five case studies of landscape management in the Waitakere Ranges, Coromandel Peninsula, Wakatipu Basin, Banks Peninsula and Whangarei District. The report provides a useful overview of planning strategies for landscape protection and their strengths and weaknesses." (PDF, 147KB)

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Archive of documents PDF Print
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Documents
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Wednesday, 24 August 2005

    Landco image of Ngunguru sandspit

  • LandCo has just started to feature Ngunguru on its website
    "A natural marine sandspit bounded by the Ngunguru River and Ngunguru Bay, this 118 hectare waterfront property offers the ultimate coastal experience. The sensitivity of the site is acknowledged, with environmental assessments presently being completed to ensure future development enhances the ecological and cultural heritage features of the land. Planning for an ecological-based development has commenced with public consultation underway."

  • Te Arai Beach Preservation Society— "We are a group of people that feel that the unique nature of Te Arai Beach and its surrounds should be conserved for our enjoyment and for the enjoyment of future generations."

 
  • Project Northland—Bayleys Real Estate markets itself as a one-stop carve-up shop; coming to a beach near you.
 
  • Bayleys removes the sandspit from its website listings, but retains its secure gated subdivision between Whangaumu Bay and Ngunguru. Also, check out the premium residential enclave at BreamTail.

    "The principal objective for the development of BreamTail has been to preserve the quality of its natural assets and make them available to a small group of owners to enjoy collectively, while allowing the public access in daylight through a marked walkway."

  • The New Zealand Coastal Society—Inaugurated in 1992 to promote and advance sustainable management of the coastal environment.
 

 
  • "Here you will find information about the Environmental Defence Society and its history. You will also find information on its main focus areas; Landscape Protection, Oceans and Coastal Environment, Climate Change and Energy, Water and the Resource Managment Act."
 
 
 
 

Quotes

    Colour woodcut image of Hurricane Katrina's effects
  • "...53 percent of the U.S. population now lives along a coastline, and... ...the rate at which people are moving to the coast is larger than population growth. Much of the new development is right on the water’s edge, making beachfront communities extremely vulnerable to storms. On the Mississippi coast between Gulfport and Biloxi, the world’s largest man-made beach (60 miles long) is without sand dunes or salt marshes to deflect the brunt of hurricanes’ fury."
    Stormy Weather - E/The Environmental Magazine
 
  • "Gold Coast City has the highest dollar-value flood risk (as measured by insurance premiums) in Australia, given the high value per square metre of its resort and high-rise properties (which are built on a sandspit prone to inundation). A number of properties are uninsurable."
    Gold Coast City: An approach to planning for climate change
 
  • "There is a conflict between those who see growth as a means of increasing profit and those who care for the kind of society we will bequeath to future generations. How much coastline and seafront must be sacrificed for ever before we learn that, in issues of profit versus environment, environment must win?"
    Mike Moore, introducing the 1975 Coastal Moratorium and Management Bill, quoted in Concern About Coastal Development.

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New Zealand Planning Institute on coastal issues PDF Print
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Wednesday, 24 August 2005
New Zealand Planning Institute 2003 conference papers 



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Whangarei District Council's GIS website PDF Print
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Heritage
Written by Steve Marshall   
Sunday, 24 July 2005
WDC GIS-generated map of the sandspit and surrounds
Map of the sandspit, generated by the Whangarei District Council's excellent GIS website. Those brown circles are sites of archaeological significance.

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