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Written by LandCo (paid advertisement) in Coastal Focus Northland   
Friday, 20 October 2006

In New Zealand, it’s still something of a Kiwi summer ritual to escape to your piece of paradise at the beach.

Ngunguru is one such place. And one of the more treasured bits of that piece of paradise is the sandspit, bought several years ago by land developer Landco.

Last year, Landco engaged with the local community on the future of the sandspit. It wanted to know how local people valued the land now and how they saw its future before the company started to assemble initial development concepts for the land.

Landco’s Bruce Waters says that the objective of the first consultation was to ensure that people understood that the company wanted to know what they felt about the sandspit before it began making any plans.

Landco firmly believes that with good planning and carefully thought-through development, its proposals will improve the environment for marine and bird life and, in addition to that, will provide Ngunguru residents and visitors with a wonderful recreational asset.

“It was an unusual approach by a private developer, but it was done sincerely and with the best of intentions. We wanted to hear thoughtful proposals for the sandspit that are sensitive to community values as well as the environment.”

Landco subsequently received considerable feedback from local people. There were people who were vehemently opposed to any development at all, while others gave considered comment.

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