Surfbreak Protection Society
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NZCPS should drive Regional Policy
26 Feb 11

The recently released NZCPS legislation appears to be having a very positive effect on surfers ability to influence RPS (regional policy statement) reviews in an increasing number of regions. Long may this continue.

In some early signs of policy reviews being conducted at regional council level Surfbreak Protection Society is finding that there is a general willingness to adopt the surfing related content from the recently formalised NZ Coastal Policy Statement legislation.

We are hopeful that all regional and city councils will embrace and adopt surfing as an important social, leisure and fitness activity undertaken by an increasing number of people right across the country and as an important part of increased visitor numbers to many cities and regions.

We feel very priviledged to have so many passionate surfers behind us, may with the expertise and cridentials to represent all surfers at council level when Councils review their policy.

HOWEVER, what is also important is that individual surfers also make their feelings known to their local councils. There is a huge impact when local community groups and boardriders clubs make their own feelings known on local coastal policy issues.

If you would like our help to get you started please contact us and go to the ‘campaigns’ page on this website where under the NZCPS campaign you will find a number of documents with our submissions and comments on recent and pending council policy reviews.

Council websites will usually publicise pending reviews with formats and deadlines for submissions and comments.

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