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Written by Radio New Zealand   
Monday, 04 September 2006

A Whangarei District Councillor says there is still a chance of saving the Ngunguru sandspit from development if the owner will agree to a land swap with the Department of Conservation (DoC).

The spit north of Whangarei has been bought by a real estate company, Landco, which plans to subdivide it.

However, there is widespread opposition to the plan from local people and environmentalists, who want the spit saved as a regional park.

Councillor Frank Newman says the Tutukaka Ratepayers Association has asked DoC if it could offer Landco some DoC land in exchange for the spit. He says turning the sandspit into a regional park would be the best use for the unspoiled peninsula.

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