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Written by Northland Regional Council   
Monday, 18 April 2011

A panel of three independent commissioners has rejected an application to completely strip Mangawhai Harbour of all its mangroves.

Applicant, the Mangawhai Harbour Restoration Society Incorporated, applied to the Northland Regional Council in August last year for five coastal permits which if granted would have allowed it to remove approximately 87 hectares of mangroves – effectively stripping them from the entire harbour.

The society had also sought permission to burn felled mangroves that could not easily be removed, to dredge about 1.7km of the upper harbour channel and to deposit dredged material on to the foreshore “for the purposes of beach creation”.

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