Save Kennedy Point - Save The Little Blue Penguins! Waiheke Says No To Marina
SKP Inc is calling on all of NZ to help Save Kennedy Point, Waiheke Island, and to Save The Little Blue Penguin colony at KP.Auckland
For the past 5 years Save Kennedy Point Inc (SKP Inc) has been locked in court battles in the Environment Court, High Court, Court of Appeal and now before the Supreme Court - in an effort to stop a 186 berth marina from being developed and constructed at Kennedy Point Bay, Waiheke Island.
With support of tangata whenua and mana whenua, the Ngāti Paoa Trust Board, SKP Inc is opposed to the marina because of the potential adverse effects that the marina may have on the environment and on Maori cultural values at Kennedy Point Bay. This includes much of Kennedy Point Bay being declared wāhi tapu by Ngāti Paoa, and recently placing a rahui on the moana surrounding Waiheke Island.
Despite the appeal still being before the Supreme Court, the Developer, is starting construction on the marina at Kennedy Point. The construction of the marina includes the destruction of the nesting burrows and habitat of the at-risk Little Blue Penguin. Only this month a survey conducted of the proposed marina construction site revealed the existence of significant numbers of Little Blue Penguin burrows. Accordingly, the proposed marina poses a serious risk and threat to the colony of Little Blue Penguin that have called Kennedy Point Bay home for generations. If the habitat of the Little Blue Penguins is destroyed by the marina, there is the chance that Little Blue Penguins, who are already classified as an 'at risk species' may disappear from Kennedy Point Bay forever.
Following the climate change declaration of emergency by Auckland Council in June 2019, and by the New Zealand government in December 2020, the proposed Kennedy Point marina and its potential adverse effects on the environment and on cultural values are completely unacceptable.
SKP Inc is calling on all New Zealanders to help Save Kennedy Point, help Save The Little Blue Penguin and to stand up for the mana and cultural values of Ngāti Paoa. Join us in the important and urgent battle.
Thank you for your support
Use of funds
The funds will be principally used for the legal costs associated with SKP Inc's battle to stop the marina, and to help SKP to Save Kennedy Point and Save The Little Blue Penguins and the environment at Waiheke Island.
Our fundraising goal is $40,000
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This page was created on 11 Apr 2021 and closes on 11 Jul 2021.