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Sand mining hearings

The resource consent applications by McCallum Bros Limited to renew consents to extract sand from the coastal marine area of Pakiri Beach will be held from Wednesday, 27 July 2022 to Friday, 5 August 2022 at 9.30am in the Warkworth Town Hall, Omaha Marae, and Pakiri Hall.

You can watch these presentations each day here.

The Endangered Species Foundation will be presenting at 3pm on Thursday 4 August, in the Warkworth Town Hall, to communicate the devastating effects that sand mining is having on the endangered tara iti, (New Zealand fairy tern) and 25 other at-risk or endangered birds that live in this area.

There is massive community opposition to these applications and hours of scientific evidence and local, witnessed experience will be presented.


Other key groups presenting include:

  • Te Whānau o Pakiri 

  • Ko Ngati Paoa Te Iwi

  • Manuhiri Kaitiaki Charitable Trust

  • Save our Sands 

  • NZ Fairy Tern Trust 

  • Auckland Conservation Board

  • Damon Clapshaw, with witnesses: - Shaw Mead, eCoast - Greg Jenks, coastal restoration specialist 

  • Environmental Law Initiative

  • Environmental Defence Society

  • Institute of Marine Science, Auckland University

  • Friends of Pakiri Beach

  • Save Te Arai

  • Surfbreak Protection Society

  • Department of Conservation (including Penny Nelson, Director-General of Conservation)

To see the full schedule of timings when each group will present please click here.

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Tara iti and chicks on Mangawhai sand spit, Jacob Ball, DOC

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