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Written by Gary Taylor   
Monday, 10 September 2007

Wednesday May 30, 2007

...At Ngunguru in Northland, Landco proposes a 350-lot subdivision on a low-lying spit that is equally vulnerable to storm surges and rising sea levels over time. That developer will find planners and other experts prepared to support the project through the consenting process.

This is even though no one in their right mind would build on sand given the likely impacts of climate change and even just normal storm events on that coast.

Yet the Whangarei District Council and the Northland Regional Council have failed to step in and designate the land for a reserve, which is an option available to them.

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