The want for rich people to put houses and other development in beautiful places must not outweigh the need for our environment to be protected

A marine reserve north of Auckland could have 1000 houses built on its shores if a development company has its way.

Okura Land Holdings Ltd is going to the Environment Court next to appeal a decision by the Auckland Council to knock back the development.

Long Bay Okura Great Park society spokesperson Teresa Moore said that number of houses would cause silt and heavy metals to go into the Okura Estuary.
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