Far Shore Consent Refused!

The Friends of Pakiri Beach are thrilled to announce that the McCallum Brothers application to extract sand from the coastal marine area off-shore at Pakiri was refused on 6 May 2022.

This is a fantastic result and we want to thank all our supporters who have donated to our cause.

The Friends called expert evidence and made legal submissions at the hearing held at the Warkworth Town Hall in May last year. A selection of our evidence and submissions are available here:

However, the fight is not over as the McCallum Brothers have appealed to the Environment Court and have also filed two further applications to take sand from Pakiri closer to the beach!

The Friends of Pakiri Beach will oppose the appeal, which probably won’t be heard until 2023.

And it is opposing the two further applications, which are scheduled for hearing from 27 July 2022 to 5 August. We’ve got more experts and lawyers lined up to fight those applications but it all costs money, so please give generously. We are a registered charity, so all donations are tax deductible.