Swans an is­sue

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I am in­trigued at the pos­si­ble coun­cil de­ci­sion to halt horses us­ing Tuapiro Point be­cause of pol­lu­tion by horse drop­pings and dam­age to the kaimoana beds.

Hav­ing lived on Tuapiro Rd for a num­ber of years, us­ing the Point al­most daily for walks, I never saw any­one col­lect­ing seafood, but I did see thou­sands of swans defe­cat­ing into the wa­ter and all over the mud­flats. Tox­ins more of­ten than not present in seafood has meant no col­lect­ing is pos­si­ble any­way!

What steps have been taken to deal with peo­ple camp­ing within the pines and driv­ing cars at speed on the mud­flats?

I see the pres­ence of this huge num­ber of swans, not even a na­tive species, as amuch more press­ing is­sue than a dozen or so well be­haved horses. JHASELL Tuapiro

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