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Other Coastlines - Matapouri
Written by The Northern Advocate   
Thursday, 22 April 2010

Otito Reserve with Morrison House on the left.

A cottage on newly acquired Department of Conservation land at Matapouri's Otito reserve is being demolished, even though legal action is ongoing.

The crown paid $3.5 million for 0.9ha of the 1.1ha property previously owned by the Ringer family. The land was bought after Whangarei coastal group Friends of Matapouri and Te Whanau o Rangiwhakaahu hapu Charitable Trust lodged High Court action against the Department of Conservation, Land Information New Zealand and the then Attorney-General Michael Cullen over the land in 2008.

They said the land and its wahi tapu sites originally formed part of the Otito Reserve, but was wrongly converted to private ownership through a surveying error in 1999.

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1. 23-04-2010 05:53
 
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This is a travesty of justice. Public money should not be used for this purpose
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