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Proposal to mine sand from Pakiri rejected

A proposal to mine huge amounts of sand from the Pakiri coastline has been rejected by Auckland Council.

Local groups have been opposing sand mining at Pakiri and nearby Mangawhai Beach for decades. See this post on the CTA site, which includes a link to the petition set up by the local group Save Our Sands. The petition currently has 8,664 signatures.

Mining company McCallum Brothers Ltd, seeking to expand its offshore dredging operation from Pakiri, still has two more sand mining applications before the Council.

Image: Save Our Sands