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Protect Pūtiki w/ Bianca Ranson: June 2, 2022

Protect Pūtiki w/ Bianca Ranson: June 2, 2022

Protect Pūtiki w/ Bianca Ranson: June 2, 2022 Protect Pūtiki w/ Bianca Ranson: June 2, 2022, 20.72 MB
Thursday, June 2, 2022

Work has begun to move rocks from Waiheke Island’s Kennedy Bay where there are plans to build a Marina consisting of 180 berths, a floating car park, and onshore facilities like sewage containment and a cafe. This is despite the immediate area having a large, but declining, population of Korora, or Little Blue Penguins.

Concerns have been raised over the council and the Department of Conservation’s handling of resource consent granting, and failures to consider tikanga and the protection of local species.

On Tuesday, Mayor Phil Goff discussed the issue on the Breakfast show, and Emilia Sullivan spoke to Bianca Ranson from Protect Pūtiki about their response to the mayor’s comments.