Story: Protected areas

Waikawau Bay

Waikawau Bay

An area of land at Waikawau Bay on the Coromandel Peninsula was bought through the Nature Heritage Fund in 2003, and added to land already owned by the Department of Conservation. The deal prevented the owners, Auckland University, from selling this piece of pristine coast to developers. The government set up the fund in 1990, to help fill gaps in New Zealand’s protected area system.

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New Zealand Herald
Reference: 10 February 2003
Photograph by Kenny Rodger

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Les Molloy, 'Protected areas - Extending the protected areas network', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 May 2022)

Story by Les Molloy, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Sep 2015