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Photo of the original "The Spirit of Mangawhai - Thank you to Mangawhai Museum


Providing an essential service

"Spirit of Mangawhai II" is one of the most valuable assets to our community.

Clearing the waterways enables unobstructed water flow and improves the water quality, ensuring marine and bird life habitats are sustained and enhancing recreational activities like swimming and fishing.

Plus, sand blown by the wind into the estuary is recycled and used to restore and maintain the distal spit which provides protection for the estuary from the open sea, while planned placement of the sand creates suitable bird nesting habitats.

Links to Information and Media

Dredging the Estuary
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