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Written by Lindy Laird, The Northern Advocate   
Wednesday, 27 October 2010

We need everyone to be more aware of the jewel we have and the potential to create an exciting and sustainable economy based on it.

The Tutukaka Coast is one of the top three coastlines in the world, according to the prestigious National Geographic Traveler.

The coastline was named equal second best with the Pembrokeshire coast in Wales and pipped for the top spot by the remote, austere Avalon coast on Canada's Newfoundland.

Local tourism operators say money could not buy the kudos given Tutukaka Coast by the magazine's finding.

New Whangarei District Council member Jeroen Jongejans - co-owner and founder of award winning Dive! Tutukaka, chairman of the Tourism Development Group and Northland Conservation Board member - said there was no doubt it would benefit the district.

"The biggest message to take from Traveler's high ranking is its confidence in the sustainability of this destination," Mr Jongejans said.

Further development must not impact negatively on ecological, scenic and cultural values, and must build on relationships between iwi and business that create jobs, he said.

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Article reprinted in The New Zealand Herald as, Tutukaka among top-rated coastlines.
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