Surfbreak Protection Society
Surfbreak legal protection and planning
New Zealand is recognised as the first country in the world to incorporate surfbreak preservation concepts within its legal and planning framework. The intention of this page is to discuss and link all available literature to do with surfbreaks in …
- Feb 19, 2014
There is real concern from individuals and groups like the Coromandel Watchdog that the TCDC proposed District plan will weaken controls over mining , the term Coastal Zone has been replaced with the term coastal environment without imposing rules around mining in and around the coastal zone, leaving our coastal areas vulnerable to underground and surface mining.read article
- Jan 30, 2014
–PRESS RELEASE–read article
New planning research outlines approaches to the sustainable management of surf breaks in New Zealand
New Zealand was the first country in the world to adopt surf break protection within its resource management policy framework. This came as a result of a groundswell from the grass roots surfing community backed by an improved knowledge and understanding of surf break environments that had been developing internationally in the area of coastal science.
- Dec 11, 2013
A win – win for Aramoana and Whareakeake surfbreaks
A comprehensive monitoring plan has been agreed to by all parties with the assistance of Environment Court mediation in Dunedin last week. Port Otago Ltd and Otago Regional Council agreed in principle with SPS scientists and legal team that adverse effects on the surfbreaks at Aramoana and Whareakeake must be avoided with regard to deposition of dredge spoil.
A baseline study regime for the first year with greatly reduced amounts, plus inclusion of SPS and South Coast Boardriders club observers on the monitoring committee are among the agreed terms of reference. A comprehensive camera system is already in place and it is expected the baseline study will identify possible trigger points for any adverse effects on the surfbreaks.read article
- Dec 9, 2013
Trans-Tasman Resources Limited, (TTR) have applied for consents to disturb 50 million tonnes of marine sands to extract 5 million tonnes of iron ore per year, if granted, these permits often apply for a term of 35 -40 years.
Make your submission via the KASM website (http://kasm.org.nz/submission/).
It should be noted that TTR acknowledges that all living organisms will be destroyed during the extraction process. The applicant is relying on recolonisation of the area only and leaves the damage to nature to mitigate.read article
- Oct 10, 2013
The Surfbreak Protection Society has appealed the Otago Regional Council Hearing decision to the Environment Court regarding the deposition of dredge spoil in the swell corridors of the Nationally significant surfbreaks of Aramoana and Murderers ( Whareakake) …read article
- Oct 8, 2013
Only two days left to let our Government know how much we care about our Maui Dolphin, Please sign the auto submission form provided by Forest and Bird on the link provided…http://www.forestandbird.org.nz/node/108093read article