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Parking officers at Mangawhai beach over Easter weekend – Kaipara District Council

Parking officers are ramping up their presence at Mangawhai Heads surf beach this Easter weekend.

Warranted officers will be on site to educate drivers on responsible parking and will assist with any parking issues. Monitoring and Compliance Services Manager Dean Nuralli says increased demand for parking caused a flood of complaints over summer. “We know the community is frustrated by a few drivers spoiling it for the majority and creating access issues for emergency responders or people with accessibility needs,” says Dean.

“Issuing infringements and towing vehicles is a last resort. Our officers will be working with visitors first and foremost to park correctly and to suggest alternative options when parking is at capacity.”

If you’re visiting the beach over Easter, please be respectful. Keep footpaths clear and don’t park over berms, yellow lines or flower beds – not even for a couple of minutes. Parking spaces are well signposted.

Planning ahead can avoid the stress of parking – jump on the summer bus or clock up your steps and walk. The summer bus is running all weekend, providing multiple park and ride options from stops throughout Mangawhai. Check the map and timetable.

Council staff are investigating future parking options to deal with the congestion and increased demand for parking at the surf beach.

 

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