"The nationally important surf spots - 13 in the North Island and six in the South - have been recognised and protected under the revised New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement, which comes into effect today."
"Mr Shanks, of Whangamata, said the spark for his involvement was the highly emotional battle between affluent home-owners and local surfers at his home break.
Surfers felt they were left out of the decision-making on a new marina, which many claimed had ruined the Whangamata bar since opening last year.
The statement came too late to protect consistent waves at the Whangamata break, he said."
Peaks - Shipwreck Bay
Peaks - Super tubes - Mukie 2 - Mukie 1
Manu Bay - Raglan
Whale Bay - Raglan
Indicators - Raglan
Stent Rd - Backdoor Stent - Farmhouse Stent
Makorori Pt - Centres
Wainui - Stock Route - Pines - Whales