Ngunguru Sandspit Protection Society
 
 
Main Menu
Home
Content
All items
Key Resources
Articles by Topic
Events
Other Coastlines
Human Interest
Photo Gallery
Links
Navigation
Search
Index
Action
Contact / Donate / Join
Comment Page
Sandspit Prints
Secure Login Form





Lost Password?
No account yet? Register
Verse of The Day
“Na i te ono o nga marama ka tonoa a Kapariera, te anahera, e te Atua ki tetahi pa o Kariri, ko Nahareta te ingoa, Ki tetahi wahine i taumautia ma tetahi tangata, ko Hohepa te ingoa, no te whare o Rawiri; ko te ingoa o te wahine ko Meri. Na, ko tona haerenga ki roto, ki a ia, ka mea, Tena koe, e te wahine kua manakohia nei; kei a koe te Ariki: ko koe te manaakitia i roto i nga wahine.” (Luke 1:26-28)

Powered by BibleGateway.com
Recent popular items
Tutukaka Coast promo
Home arrow Articles by Topic arrow Public Ownership arrow Fair trade or free for all trade
Fair trade or free for all trade PDF Print
User Rating: / 0
PoorBest 
Articles - Public Ownership
Written by Frank Newman, Coastal Ward Councillor   
Friday, 08 December 2006

The proposal to develop the sandspit has raised an interesting issue about the public purchase of private property. It would seem to me that the best solution is for the land to be purchased from the current owners at a fair market value. As of right the owner can divide their holding into 8 lots and a valuation would factor into the limitations that apply on building. Offering to buy the sandspit at fair market value would seem to be the fair thing to do.

DoC is paying +$10m for single purchases of South Island high country land at present. Given the close relationship between the Greens, NZ First and the government, I would think a combined Greens/NZ First approach to the Minister of Conservation would be the way to go. If central govt chips in something, the NRC and WDC could be lobbied for the balance. Seems strange to me the govt would be prepared to pay for a waterfront stadium in Auckland for those who can afford the entry fee, but not a waterfront recreational reserve in Ngunguru for all.

Full story...
Add as favourites (85) | Quote this article on your site | Views: 6859

Be first to comment this article

Only registered users can write comments.
Please login or register.

Powered by AkoComment Tweaked Special Edition v.1.4.6
AkoComment © Copyright 2004 by Arthur Konze - www.mamboportal.com
All right reserved

Last Updated ( Monday, 23 April 2007 )
 
< Prev   Next >

Email: secretary@ncag.org.nz

© 2017 Ngunguru Sandspit Protection Society
Joomla! is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL License.