The Council CoastCare Programme was established in 2005 as a means of helping communities better understand coastal processes and to allow them to initiate protection, restoration and enhancement of dune ecosystems by establishing and resourcing community-based CoastCare groups.
In 2008-09, there were over 25 community CoastCare groups registered with the Council. During the winter of 2008, these groups planted a total of 10,000 spinifex and 6,000 pingao plants, contributing towards the restoration of dune and beach systems across Northland. The majority of these plants were provided with funding from the Northland Regional Council Environment Fund.
For more information on the CoastCare programme, or for groups operating in your area, visit www.nrc.govt.nz/coastcare
Photo: A vehicles on beaches display at Ruakaka beach