Proceedings of the New Zealand Ecological Society (1971) 18: 8- 12

The urban community and natural resources: Preservation of our national seashores.

Research Article
J. D. O'Brien  
  1. Commissioner of Crown Lands, Auckland

For many years New Zealanders had unrestricted use of large stretches of seashore and can be forgiven if they laboured under a myth of super-abundance. More recently it has become increasingly apparent that there is not an endless supply of coastal land nor are the undeveloped areas necessarily to remain open to the public. These changes are discussed along with the remedial action taken and the difficulties encountered.