June 22, 2021
Gaps seen in Hauraki restoration plan
A leader in the fight to stop dumping near Aotea Great Barrier says a new plan for the Hauraki Gulf doesn’t go far enough.
The Government’s response to the Sea Chance Plan report released yesterday includes restrictions and the creation of 18 new protected marine areas.
Kelly Klink says it has been developed without proper consultation with tangata whenua living on the gulf islands.
She says it’s a good start, but it won’t stop attacks on the health of the environment like the sand mining at Pakiri, the dumping of port dredgings and the building of a marina on Waiheke.
"How can we have another marina and more boats in the water? So what is going to happen is we have marine reserves in these little pockets, and the other areas are going to be pounded with boats and fishing," Ms Klink says.
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