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Written by The Bay Chronicle, stuff.co.nz   
Thursday, 02 August 2007

THINKING OF THE FUTURE: Volunteers hard at work on the Tauranga Bay dune restoration project.

Beachgoers at Tauranga Bay will find it easier to reach the shoreline.

New natural pathways have been defined and locals hope visitors will use them to access the beach.

Between the paths, extensive planting of native dune vegetation will help stabilise the dune face and encourage the build-up of sand on the face to help prevent erosion.

During a community working bee at the weekend, 22 volunteers dug in to transplant 1800 spinifex and 140 pingao plants into the face of the dune at the edge of the reserve.

The project is supported from the Northland Regional Council's environmental fund, the Far North District Council's community services department, the Historic Places Trust and the Karangahape Marae Trust.

"The level of cooperation has been phenomenal," says Tauranga Bay Community Association secretary Mary Woodworth.

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