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Written by The Whangarei Report, Thursday February 3, 2011   
Thursday, 17 February 2011

Saving grace: Ngunguru Sandspit Protection Society chairperson, Mary Britton flaunts the new campaign tactics.

Ngunguru Sandspit Protection Society members have traded their notorious protest banners for gift cards showcasing the sandspit’s wildlife and scenery.

The change is aimed at keeping the public engaged in protecting the sandspit as ownership negotiations between property developer Todd Property formerly known as Landco and the Government remain dormant.

According to Ngunguru Sandspit Protection Society chairperson Mary Britton the change in tactics is popular among locals.

“Mostly people are buying the cards because they love the images. The cards are made to be beautiful, pieces of what makes the sandspit special and for some people it’s just the stunning view,” she said.

We gave people something lovely and they got to be a part of our campaign directed at not - forgetting about our sandspit until it is in safe hands. I think that the message has reached people it wouldn't otherwise reach.’

Also in the pipeline were “Save Nguriguru Sandspit” bumper stickers.

Save Ngunguru Sandspit gift cards cost $2 each or $15 for a set of eight and are available from

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