Preserve New Chum for Everyone Inc

Preserve New Chum for Everyone Inc

Act NOW .“We ” believe that New Chum is special, a ‘taonga’ (treasure), which should remain undeveloped for future generations to enjoy.


We are the voice of the past, the present & the future, dedicated to the preservation of New Chum for ever.

New Chum Beach - Our - Window of opportunity! NOW

30ha of the Northern headland is up for Tender by 23rd Nov 2021!

New Zealand we need to act NOW to raise funds to tender for purchase this iconic piece of land.

Of course we will be continuing with ongoing fundraising for legal costs & resolution toward protection for the greater part of New Chum, Wainuiototo.

Preserve New Chum for Everyone Inc is partnering with EDS, local residents and mana whenua working to bring the northern headland of New Chum Beach into public ownership to protect it in perpetuity. This 30ha lot is part of the wider New Chum property in Wainuiototo Bay and this 30ha lot is being separately marketed by Colliers on behalf of the Bank of New Zealand.

The wider property is subject to Environment Court proceedings over a proposed structure plan development, with a decision awaited.. Now the BNZ has stepped in because of a dispute with one of the owners over a mortgage and put the northern part of the block on the market. In addition there is no clear access to the 30ha lot which is effectively landlocked.

The moneys raised will contribute to the tender process as indicated above on the Nth headland of New Chum Beach (Wainuiototo). Failing this process, donations will support the ongoing campaign for the greater preservation of New Chum Beach & its landscape. In 2019 alone PNC4E legal costs for the Environment Court were $86,000+ and this was with great generosity from those representing us. this is the battle for protection we are all fighting. Thank you from New Chum to everyone.

New Chum Beach is iconic, pristine, remote, untouched. 30ha at the Northern end of New Chum, Wainuiototo is for sale through the Bank ( Colliers are selling). We have until 23rd Nov to raise funds. No price has been given to date it is by Tender. However there is no legal access, and a tremendous will by many to preserve New Chum for future generations. Your goal is our goal. Lets all do this together.

Recognised as one of the world’s top wilderness beaches, New Chum is under threat of development. The catchment behind the beach is privately owned and over the years, there have been several attempts to subdivide.

“Preserve New Chum for Everyone Inc” believes that New Chum is special, a ‘taonga’ (treasure), which should remain undeveloped for future generations to enjoy.

The impact of development which would bring with it houses, people, pets, and recreational vehicles would destroy the very values; isolation, remoteness, pristine vistas and endangered wildlife, that make New Chum unique.

The significant heritage value associated with this land further entrenches the importance of this iconic location, untouched for generations. It also hosts significant forests and native wildlife colonies which add to its outstanding and important coastal value.

We were successful raising funds to employ legal experts to assist us in opposing a proposed housing development behind New Chum Beach. The hearings were heard in the Environment Court in April 2019. As of October 2021 we are awaiting the outcome from these Hearings.

As New Chum is recognized as one of the top 3 Wilderness Beaches in the World, this iconic area requires a concerted effort by us all that its protection for future generations is secured.

For a detailed timeline of events associated with New Chum beach go to our website

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New Chum Beach - Our window of opportunity is NOW!

30 ha of headland at the northern end of New Chum is for sale by tender on 23 Nov 2021!

New Zealand we need to act NOW to raise funds to purchase this iconic piece of land.

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The momentum is growing for New Chum - Lets all keep it moving. Goal is $500,000  13 November 2021

Preserve New Chum would like to say "Thank you NZ" for your response to the fundraising effort to preserve the 30.6ha at New Chum Wainuiototo. To date our combined pages have raised $70,000 with a goal of $500,000 and 10 days to go! We know this can be achieved with all of us letting everyone know their donations are needed Now. Please share the givealittle link. If there are donors who would like to give larger amounts please have them contact us by email: Thank you Nga Mihi Nui

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Dennis on 06 Dec 2021
Thank you to all the people who have saved our beach ,well done
Sharyn on 06 Dec 2021
Congratulations on your incredible effort! Sorry I'm late to donate, just kept forgetting.

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