Stop Pakiri Beach Sand Mining

Say NO before it is too late!

Together we can...
  • Avoid destruction of natural beaches and ecosystems
  • Avoid change in water flows, flood regulation and marine currents
  • Help protect the clean green international reputation of NZ
  • Help protect NZ's rarest bird, iwi lands, the oldest marine reserve in NZ and much more...
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Stop Pakiri Beach Sand Mining

Say NO before it is too late!

Together we can...
  • Avoid destruction of natural beaches and ecosystems
  • Avoid change in water flows, flood regulation and marine currents
  • Help protect the clean green international reputation of NZ
  • Help protect NZ's rarest bird, iwi lands, the oldest marine reserve in NZ and much more...
Donate Now Get Involved

Stop Pakiri Beach Sand Mining

Say NO before it is too late!

Together we can...
  • Avoid destruction of natural beaches and ecosystems
  • Avoid change in water flows, flood regulation and marine currents
  • Help protect the clean green international reputation of NZ
  • Help protect NZ's rarest bird, iwi lands, the oldest marine reserve in NZ and much more...
Donate Now Get Involved

Stop Pakiri Beach Sand Mining

Say NO before it is too late!

Together we can...
  • Avoid destruction of natural beaches and ecosystems
  • Avoid change in water flows, flood regulation and marine currents
  • Help protect the clean green international reputation of NZ
  • Help protect NZ's rarest bird, iwi lands, the oldest marine reserve in NZ and much more...
Donate Now Get Involved
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Sand mined from Pakiri Beach is irreplaceable...

Yet it is the site of the largest single nearshore sand mining activity in the developed world. There are other sustainable sources of sand, but McCallum Brothers (Clevedon Coast Oysters), insist on taking ours when all the other miners have left it alone.

Pakiri Beach is a natural treasure. We must protect its glistening white sand, miraculous dunes, precious ecosystems and the rare species that make it their home. We must preserve it for generations to come. Join us in saying 'no' to sand mining.

Sign the petition to cease sandmining off Pakiri Beach.

It causes so much devastation and it’s not necessary given that there are other sustainable sources of sand. Pakiri beach is a much cherished and priceless asset of all New Zealanders, which is at risk of environmental damage, and to its flora and fauna (including NZ’s rarest bird) if further dredging continues.

Environmental consequences of sand mining

Sand mining literally sucks the life out of our sea bed floor, destroying everything in its path and leaving a dust plume of 16 km in length in its place. It also causes erosion to dunes and foreshores. Read more about the impact of sand mining and why we must stop it before it’s too late.
Diagram of the environmental consequences of sand mining on Pakiri Beach

Latest Media Releases

Media Release
Sand mining ” threatens Mangawhai”

Extensive continued sand mining off Mangawhai could destroy the Sandspit Wildlife Refuge and decimate the harbour and estuary into open sea, according to marine engineers

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