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BOP hearings numbers dominated by surfers
20 Sep 11
Submissions on the BOP Regional Plan were heard this week. Surfer support was extensive leaving the council with a clear message of the importance surfing has to a large part of the region’s communities. See the sick video that was presented. Read on.

Aerial view of The Mount and Matakana Island - © The Mount Boardriders and Surfbreak Protection collaborated and both presented evidence at the hearings with a passion and commitment that council will find hard to ignore.The NZCPS 2010 policy is certainly creating a surfing focus for regional plans not seen before.

Part of the evidence was through visual media with a standout and very professionally put together video focusing on the quality of the Matakana Island and Whaketane Heads breaks. 

Click here to see it, it’s worth every minute.

Shaw Mead of Raglan based ASR gave expert evidence to support both submissions. A big thank you goes to Shaw and his team for their invaluable ongoing support.

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