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We live in an era of environmental awareness. In this day an age, to put commercial interests ahead of environmental preservation is unacceptable. Especially when there are many other sustainable sources of sand.
Friends of Pakiri Beach are going to fight the sand miners bid to take even more sand from Pakiri. We will be taking a full scale legal objection to McCallum Brothers application to renew its consent to mine sand from our foreshores.
We have formed a team of highly experienced and respected lawyers, headed by leading environmental and resource management law specialist Mike Holm. By making a donation, you can help ensure we have sufficient resources to prepare and fight our case.
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Bring Awareness To Our Cause
In recent years much attention has been drawn to the devastating effect plastic has on our beaches. Look at what’s been achieved as a result.
Now is the time to bring awareness to the devastating effects of sand mining. We know what can be achieved when we work together.
We must stand up for our beaches, their miraculous dunes, the species that inhabit them, the people that visit them and the generations that have yet to experience them.
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A lot can be achieved through fundraising. Be it a simple sausage sizzle, raffle or a dedicated event, every contribution helps our cause.
By fundraising for Pakiri Beach, you are helping to preserve it and making a difference that will be appreciated for generations to come.
Join us in saying no to sand mining and help us to preserve our precious beaches, sand dunes, bids and aquatic life before it’s too late.
No other first world country allows nearshore sand mining – we need your help to stop this madness and take back control of this precious resource that sustains our beautiful coastline.
This is the largest single nearshore dredging activity in the developed world. It has to stop.
My parents lived in Pakiri and my family has had a place here for 35 years, and we know the mining is damaging to the beach. There are thousands of non-erosionary sand sources, either on shore or out in the Kaipara, so it’s not needed here.”
Pakiri is a finite sand system. It's got all the sand that it's pretty much ever going to get, and anything you draw is going to be replaced ultimately, in the long term, by erosion of the dunes."
For east coast beaches, [sand erosion] figures generally vary between the potential for 20 metres to 50 metres erosion with one metre sea level rise and we're expecting one or two metres as a minimum. So the last thing you want to be doing is sucking sand out of it."
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