Vehicles no longer allowed on most of Marlborough’s east coast as iwi files High Court review

July 05, 2023

Vehicles are no longer allowed on most of Marlborough's east coast following the adoption of a bylaw that recognises the "special stretch of coast", however a Te Tauihu iwi has filed a judicial review on the ruling with the High Court.

The East Coast Vehicle bylaw came into effect on 1 July, although some exceptions do allow beach access.

Over half of the coast from the Awatere River to the Waima/Ure River was recognised as ecologically significant, including the largest natural dune system in the district.  

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