Resource Consenting Process

To ensure we can continue to support the upper North Island’s growth, we are undertaking a resource consenting process to allow ongoing extraction of sand off the coast of Pakiri to help meet the needs of the construction sector.

We know many Kiwis naturally have questions about the sand extraction process. New Zealanders care about the environment and want to see it protected. So do we. Within this website we hope to demystify sand extraction and show that it isn’t like other marine mineral extraction techniques and can be undertaken in an environmentally responsible manner.

We are committed to providing as much information as possible throughout this consenting process. On this website you will find our application documents, background information and answers to many of the questions you might have.

We invite you to explore the site to better understand the nitty gritty of sand extraction off Pakiri.