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Written by Hayden Donnell, NZ Herald   
Thursday, 16 December 2010

Independent Commissioner Mark Farnworth at the hearing at the Northland Regional Council. Photo / Northern Advocate

A Russian billionaire has been given permission to build a 233m walkway along an untouched Northland coastline to get better access to his fishing boat.

Independent commissioner Mark Farnsworth today approved an application for a walkway and 14 metre long pontoon on the northern end of Helena Bay.

He also allowed the applicant to dredge up to 200 square metres of seabed on the northern side of the bay until 2015.

The new developments will allow a "property owner" improved access from a house to a 17m recreational fishing boat in the previously undeveloped bay.

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