NORTH HEAD AND FORT TAKAPUNA !!!

 

First they came for the motor-heads....

Then they came for the hangies,

but I didn't speak out because I wasnt a hangie,

 

Then they came for the paragliders

Then they came for me..

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Before 4 pm Friday, TOMMOROW!!!!!

I am posting my submission, please change it up, jump on board as number of submissions counts probly as much as content, and i had the nicest fly at North Head 2 nights ago :) :)

Change a bit, i am pasting the body below, will attempt to attach as well

Send it to:

cmsnorthisland@doc.govt.nz

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Submission on: / Auckland / CMS

 

 

Submitter details:

 

Name of submitter
or contact person:

Donald xxxxxxxx

Organisation name:

(if on behalf of an organisation)

 

Postal address:

 

 

 

 

Telephone number:

(the best number to contact you on)

 

Email:

 

I wish to be heard in support of my submission (this means you can speak at the hearing)

I do not wish to be heard in support of my submission

(tick one box)

Signature: Donald Smith

 



 

 

 

Submission Regards Auckland CMS proposed changes to the

 

CMS,

 

CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT STRATEGY,

 

Auckland Conservancy 2014–2024, Volume 1 DRAFT December 2012.

 

 

 

Specifically;

 

 

 

Policy 2.14.4 "Should not allow aircraft landings on or take-offs of non-motorised aircraft from Fort Takapuna Historic Reserve, to protect its recreation and amenity values, and visitor safety."

 

 

 

and

 

 

 

Policy 2.14.8 "May allow the use of non-motorised aircraft limited to parapenting, model gliders and kites, subject to this activity avoiding any adverse effects on the safety and enjoyment of other visitors, and subject to the criteria in Policy 3.4.2 in Part Three."

 

I am a resident of Bayswater for most of the last 7 years. As such I enjoy the recreational use of of the North Shore beaches and DOC managed places. I oppose the new policies 2.14.4 and 2.14.8.

 

I have been a PG2 certified paraglider pilot for a year and a half, and I have enjoyed flying at North Head and Fort Takapuna during that time.

 

Paragliding is a self regulated body with high qualification standard, with the Auckland Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club responsible for membership use of the Auckland Area Flying Sites. This has ensured a long time track record of responsible use of these places. I believe that paragliding at these historic sites is the most low impact recreational use of the area. There are relatively few days that weather allows the activity. Visitors are normally interested and enjoy taking pictures of the surroundings with a paraglider present. I have not seen any negative interaction with any other visitors to North Head or Fort Takapuna. I do not think that the land use policies for these places should be changed or restricted for the use of non-motorized aircraft.

 

I would like to delete;

 

Policy 2.14.4 "Should not allow aircraft landings on or take-offs of non-motorised aircraft from Fort Takapuna Historic Reserve, to protect its recreation and amenity values, and visitor safety."

 

 

 

and

 

Reword Policy 2.14.8 to read:

 

 

“Allow the use of non-motorised aircraft, subject to this activity avoiding any adverse effects on the

 

safety and enjoyment of other visitors”

 

 

Sincerely,

 

Donald Smith

 

 

 



 



 

 

North head and fort takapuna

I didn't fill out the form but I did get a response when I emailed.

good luck with your sites, your lucky to be able to fly these places.

Dont give up any sites without a fight.

all the best Alex

 

this is what I got in in a very efficient response only an hour later:

 

Hi Alex,
 
Thank you for your email. Can you confirm whether you would like to be heard in support of your submission at the hearing?
 
Kind Regards,
 
Lynn Hansberry 
Administrator Planning and Permissions 
Shared Service Centre Hamilton 
Department of Conservation - Te Papa Atawhai 
Level 3, 73 Rostrevor Street, Hamilton

DDI: +64 7 858 1055 VPN: 6055


Submission sent

Leslie's picture

Thanks for the 'heads up'

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