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Help protect our environment from landfill

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Help us STOP a proposed landfill in the pristine Dome Valley. Together we can protect the area and Kaipara Harbour for future generations.

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Our group needs your help to fight against a huge landfill in the Dome Valley, Wellsford.

We are opposing the proposed Auckland Regional Landfill in the Dome Valley in order to protect our environment including the Hoteo River, Wellsford town water and Kaipara Harbour, and to eliminate the impact of 300-500 extra trucks a day on SH1 through the notorious Dome Valley.

The proposed landfill is located in a valley that includes a tributary to the Hoteo River. This area gets high rainfall, intense flooding and is prone to slips, so in our own experts opinions is not a suitable location for a landfill due to the high risks of contamination. The Hoteo River runs into the Kaipara Harbour, our largest snapper breeding ground and habitat to many species - an important current and historic fishery for locals including iwi, the fishing industry and for recreational fishing. The site is also adjacent to Department of Conservation land which includes areas identified as potential locations of the 'at risk' species of Hochstetters Frogs, and to 4 identified Wetlands on the Springhill site also now owned by Waste Management. We need your help to protect these significant waterways.

Our group has collectively found much evidence to oppose this landfill, and we have a team of volunteers working on our own submission. There are better locations and technologies that can instead be used. Our team includes ecologists, a botanist and an environmental scientist. We will be opposing the consent application and with your help to raise the required funds will fight this proposed landfill all the way to the Environment Court.

We have also started a nationwide petition to parliament as we think that putting a landfill near any waterway in NZ is totally unnecessary and poses a potential high risk of widespread and irreversible contamination in the event of any leachate leak. For more information please email or join our facebook group Fight the tip, Save the Dome.

Use of funds

Funds will be used for an Environmental Lawyer, advertising, billboards, costs to hire community facilities for meetings or any other costs used to fight this landfill. Any left over funds will be donated to local charities within the Rodney District.

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  • David Wilmot

    David Wilmot on 08 Oct 2019


    Fight to the end


  • Allan and Patricia Mortensen

    Allan and Patricia Mortensen on 01 Apr 2019


    Go hard, and don't stop.


  • Haley W.

    Haley W. on 04 Mar 2019


    Keep up the fight everyone...I'm telling everyone I know...even family/ friends who live abroad!


  • Kerry Allen

    Kerry Allen on 11 Feb 2019


    Help protect the Kaipara from toxic leachate and shield the Dome Valley from 600 heavyweight rubbish trucks daily.


  • Flowerpower Northland

    Flowerpower Northland on 10 Feb 2019


    A totally inappropriate proposal- no way!


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This page was created on 2 Feb 2019 and closes on 2 Feb 2021.
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