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Coastal Marine Area and its Environments

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Keep up to date with our cause by browsing some of these articles. We regularly update this section, so be sure to check in on a regular basis. If you have any questions, please contact us. For media enquiries, please send an email

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.

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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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The World Is Running Out of Sand

It’s one of our most widely used natural resources, but it’s scarcer than you think. The final event of last year’s beach-volleyball world tour was

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We have a duty to protect our dunes because they really are quite special and once they’re gone, they’re gone forever.

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