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Written by Steve Marshall   
Wednesday, 11 May 2011

June 2007 - National Party Environment spokesman Nick Smith says he'd push for a land-swap.

January 2008 - Landco's plans seem to be stalled, but Landco denies it.

April 2008 - "In April 2008, Minister of Conservation Steve Chadwick visited Ngunguru. After discussions with Ngunguru Sandspit Protection Society (NSaPS) and the landowner (Landco), the government agreed to negotiate to secure the sandspit as a conservation area." Scene Magazine, December 2010.

April 2008 - DoC and LandCo are still investigating a landswap.

July 2008 - LandCo effectively goes into receivership and Todd Capital buys out Greg Olliver's half-share in the company.

January 2009 - The purchase of the sandspit by DoC stalls.

May 2009 - Greg Olliver of LandCo battles to avoid bankruptcy.

February 2010 - Ngunguru Sandspit: Values, community and property on the Northland coast is published.

September 2010 - During Conservation Week a walk on Ngunguru Sandspit is organised.

November 2010 - National Geographic Traveler magazine rates the Tutukaka Coast its top warm-water coastal destination.

December 2010 - The New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement comes into force.

February 2011 - The society launches "Save Ngunguru Sandspit" - its new identity.

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


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