The summer population of the Thames Coromandel District Council is five times that of its permanent population. The summer population is also expected to grow. The commissioned study will help inform the council’s long term plan and other planning processes. The council is also currently consulting on a coastal management strategy.
Update on marine dumping appeals
In the last edition of the Gulf Journal, we reported that the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) had granted Coastal Resources Limited a 35-year marine ... more
Are cruise ships good for the Gulf?
More cruise ships will be moving through the gulf in coming years, but with speed and light issues, is it time to have a ... more
Mission Bay waterfront development
It may be a quiet little seaside suburb, but affluent Mission Bay, near the entrance to the Waitemata Harbour, could dramatically change under a ... more
Starry night conservation
When Aotea Great Barrier Island was awarded International Dark Sky Sanctuary status last year, it caused quite a stir. It is just one of ... more
Cockle concerns continue
A study on the cause of death of hundreds of thousands of cockles in the Long Bay Okura Marine Reserve has found they are ... more
Calling big spenders
Increasing the number of visiting cruise ships and targeting passengers is just part of a new tourism strategy for Auckland by Council’s tourism agency ... more