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Written by Northland Regional Council   
Thursday, 23 February 2012

Taipa Beach Improvement Society members receive the annual ‘Best Coastal Dune Restoration Project Award’ from Dune Restoration Trust of New Zealand chairman Mark Dean, second from right.
Taipa Beach Improvement Society members receive the annual
‘Best Coastal Dune Restoration Project Award’ from Dune Restoration
Trust of New Zealand chairman Mark Dean, second from right.

Several years of work transforming Taipa’s beachfront has earned a small Northland CoastCare group a national dune restoration award.

The Taipa Beach Improvement Society is this year’s winner of the ‘Best Coastal Dune Restoration Project Award’; an annual award presented by the Dune Restoration Trust of New Zealand.

...a great recognition of the efforts the society’s committee, members and supporters – “average age 70” – had put in since the group formed in 2006.

The roughly dozen-strong Tapia group and its supporters were recognised for work they have done along their beach, which has been transformed from an eroding kikuyu bank to a healthy spinifex and pingao dune with walkways and fences to protect it from heavy foot traffic.

The award was presented – much to the delight of local delegates – at the dune trust’s fifth annual national conference in Taipa recently.

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