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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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Submission on application concerning resource consent application that is subject to public notification
To: Auckland Council Submitter: Friends of Pakiri Beach Incorporated This is a submission by Friends of Pakiri Beach Incorporated in relation to an Application by
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
Funding from the National Lottery aims to save threatened sand dunes
Since 1900, sand dune habitats have declined by a third, and by nearly two-thirds in Wales, putting endangered species — such as the natterjack toad, dune
Vast sand scheme to protect Norfolk coast
Nearly two million cubic metres of sand are being shifted to a stretch of eroding Norfolk coastline in a radical plan to save it from
Pakiri sand mining consent up for renewal
Sand supplier McCallum Brothers has started an investigation and consultation programme prior to seeking to renew its consent to mine sand offshore, between Pakiri and
The future of sand mining in NZ
It is the natural resource we consume most of worldwide, after air and water, and word is it’s starting to run out. Sand is being
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
Sand mining: the global environmental crisis you’ve probably never heard of
From Cambodia to California, industrial-scale sand mining is causing wildlife to die, local trade to wither and bridges to collapse. And booming urbanisation means the
Mining at Pakiri extended 14 years
Sand mining at Pakiri Beach has been extended for a further 14 years by the Environment Court. In a reserved decision, the court has dismissed
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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