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Written by QEII National Trust   
Thursday, 01 December 2011
Percy Ginders. Photo: Nan Pullman

Matapouri family’s long term commitment to preserving bush recognised by Sir Brian Lochore

Over fifty Whangarei landowners who protect natural features with QEII covenants were acknowledged for their generosity by Sir Brian Lochore on 22 July at Tawapou Farm in Matapouri.

The covenantors, along with representatives from Northland Regional Council, Whangarei District Council and the Department of Conservation, were invited to the farm to meet QEII directors and staff and for a walk through the coastal bush protected by the Bowden family.

Sir Brian, chairperson of the Trust, said a QEII covenant is a legally binding protection agreement which is registered on the title of the land.

'It is voluntary but once in place it protects the area forever,’ he said.

'Private property rights are not jeopardised by a covenant as the landowner retains ownership of the land and continues to control access.’

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