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Auckland windsurfers want to protect their little spot of windsurfing paradise

Windsurfers are backing a petition against plans to create a ferry wharf at Takapuna. They have concerns about the safety of commercial ferries using the same area they enjoy. Auckland Windsurfing Association vice-president Anton Blijlevens says the beach is popular with surfers when there is an northeasterly wind. "We don't want them ruining our little spot of paradise," he says.

Residents have already promised a fight beyond Auckland Council's "worst expectations" if it backs the ferry wharf.

Some fear the area will be gobbled up for the wharf project if the Takapuna Holiday Park goes.

Ron Batty organised a petition against the development that attracted about 100 signatures from neighbours and visitors.

He presented his petition to be included in submissions on the Takapuna Beach management plan.

Full article in North Shore Times
http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/north-shore-times/5530417/Par...

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