Letter to the Editor

MY15_Beachsign.pngOn behalf of the Waitohu Streamcare Group our sincere thanks for the recent support we have had — in no particular order — from James Cootes and the Community Board, the Otaki Police and the wonderful Editorial in the latest Otaki Mail, “Whose Beach is it Anyway?

Also, our congratulations to Philly Mete-Kingi for the success of her award-winning documentary supporting the necessity of dune preservation.

Recently the Flood Control team made a fantastic job of the last stream cut; building berms in an attempt to maintain the current direction of the stream flow. Riders of Quads, cars and motorbikes appeared to think this haven was created solely for their enjoyment. Thanks to recent action by the authorities, and we assume, intervention by the general public, these actions seem to have disappeared, we hear fewer and fewer illegal motor bikes and our berms remain intact.

Slowly the dunes are reforming.

Thank you again.

The Waitohu Streamcare Group