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Coast Care

Coast Care Bay of Plenty works with our community to remove weeds from the reserve strip and dunes, and plant native sand-binding species, Spinifex and Pingao. Dunes are the backbone of our beaches.  We will never stop the natural erosion that occurs in this dynamic environment, however, plants like spinifex & pingao help build and stabilise dunes. It is recommended to have at least 10-15m of healthy native dune grasses growing in front of beachfront properties.

BOP Coast Care

The Pukehina Residents’ and Ratepayers’ Association hold a resource consent through Bay of Plenty Regional Council to do remedial work on the beach in the event of significant erosion.  All ratepayers pay into a targeted rate held by Western BOP District Council to fund this work. 

Properties on the beachfront pay $46.02 and those on the inland side of Pukehina Parade pay $8.23 per year.  

There are two types of work/mahi we are currently undertaking under the guidance of coastal experts.  

1. Push up of sand in areas where the beach does not repair after storm events 
2. Re-shaping work to limit the angle of the dune and create a more resilient dune for the long-term.  

In both areas of mahi, Spinifex and Pingao are planted along the top edge and landward of the dune and send runners down to trap sand and help build a resilient dune system.


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Know your property boundaries

Please ensure you know the rules around what you can and cannot do if you own a beachfront property. This area is called the Primary risk zone and therefore resource consent may be required for earthworks etc