Waipapakauri Coastal Care Group
Purpose of group: Restore the damaged dune system near the Waipapakauri access point to Ninety Mile Beach (Te Oneroa-a-Tohe) through management of sand dune inundation and degradation being caused by pedestrians, vehicles and wild horses.
About the group: Dunes have been fenced off and a single pathway for pedestrian access from the car park to the beach has been created using locally donated materials and the group’s own labour. Thousands of the native sand-binders spinifex and pingao have been planted on the dunes by group members, local residents and local schools.
Contact: Mary Jane Ardley