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Other Coastlines - Coromandel
Written by Tim Lambourne, 3 News   
Tuesday, 14 December 2010

A proposal to put the most beautiful beaches in the country back in public hands has been presented to the Government.

New Chums beach in the Coromandel is privately-owned, but that could change if the Government signs off on the deal.

Its blue water, golden sand and pohutukawa trees have been praised by the likes of Lonely Planet and National Geographic, but another huge feature of New Chums beach is that it's virtually untouched.

Mr Darby never planned on building the 20 houses. He wanted to determine the value of the land.

And when owner and developer John Darby proposed to build 20 houses around New Chums and neighbouring Whangapoua, the local council received around 1000 submissions opposing it.

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