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Human Interest - Local
Written by Kristin Edge, The Northern Advocate   
Wednesday, 07 November 2012
Sand from Whananaki (pictured) is burying headstones of a historic cemetery.

Shifting sands have buried some headstones and part of New Zealand's settler history on Whananaki sandspit.

But plans are under way to preserve the historic cemetery at Whananaki over the next few months.

Pine trees will be cleared and the cemetery boundaries defined.

Whangarei District Council Cemeteries and Conservatory manager Helen Cairns said preservation of the cemetery was of great importance.

The small cemetery is situated within the Whananaki South reserve.

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