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West Coast Marine Park

Auckland's West Coast Marine

Park Proposal



Concerns raised about the Marine Park proposal for Auckland's west coast prompted option4 to get involved in the process. During 2003 option4 attended many meetings and addressed the Auckland Conservation on a number of occasions to discuss this proposal. The proposal presented a range of marine protection options for the wild west coast including a mammal sanctuary and fishing restrictions. The proposal was a result of work by the West Coast Working Group with support from Forest and Bird and the Department of Conservation.


Public awareness
Reference material
Public Awareness
Sand and Sea respond to the article in the Investigate magazine.

2 Oct 03

An in-depth article from the Investigate magazine on the west coast plan.

Sep 2003

Auckland Conservation Boards marine sub-committee reports on making a submission to this proposal June 2003.

19 Jun 03

option4 Alert#4 sent out on 4 June 2003 informing the public of the marine park propsal for Auckland's west coast.

4 Jun 03

Submission were due by 30 September 2003, option4 provided the following form for people to have their say on the proposal.

4 Jun 03

Media Report - Nor-West News article

29  May 03

Report on public meeting held at Laingholm Hall

19 May 03

Media Report - Nor-West News article

15 May 03

Trish Rea from option4 addresses the Auckland Conservation Board meeting about this proposal

14 May 03

Sand and Sea address the ACB meeting

14 May 03

West Coast Working Group discuss their proposal with the ACB at their May meeting

14 May 03

Media Report - West Coast Working Group convenor slates option4

13 May 03

Report on public meeting held at Waitakere Council Chambers

12 May 03

Report on public meeting held at Waiuku

9 May 03

Media Report - Nor-West News article

8 May 03

Report on public meeting held at Bethells Beach

4 May 03

Frequently Asked Questions about this proposal from Bethells Beach Meeting.

Report on public meeting held at Muriwai Golf Club, Muriwai Beach

28 Apr 03

Media Report - Nor-West News article

3 Apr 03

The Discussion Document prepared by the Auckland Wild West Coast Working Group. To be read in conjunction with the proposal document —80 printed and not widely distributed
The proposal document from Forest and Bird, in consultation with the West Coast Working Group — only 3000 printed


The proposal document (as above) with option4 dissection and rebuttal

Reference Material

Marine Reserves (in general) — Frequently Asked Questions as prepared by Dr Floor Anthoni

Manukau Sports Fishing Club second letter to the Working Group overriding previous support for Marine Park concept

May 2003

Ngati Whatua comment on Marine Park proposal

Te Kawerau a Maki Trust covering letter supporting their submission to the Marine Park proposal dated

6 Mar 03

Te Kawerau a Maki Trust submission to Marine Park proposal

Ngaati Te Ata Tribal Policy statement

Possible Marine Park Legislation as proposed by the West Coast Working Group

Manukau Sports Fishing Club letter to Working Group

Dec 2002



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