Story: Law of the foreshore and seabed

Tolaga Bay Coach Service

Tolaga Bay Coach Service

The foreshore has been commonly used in New Zealand as a transport route and therefore as public space. Here, passengers and a great deal of luggage are being carried along the foreshore at Tolaga Bay (on the East Coast) towards the Māori settlement.

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How to cite this page:

Mark Hickford, 'Law of the foreshore and seabed - Public access', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 12 December 2023)

Story by Mark Hickford, published 12 Jun 2006, updated 1 Jan 2015