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What is the case study for economic development?

Mangawhai Pakiri


Where is the Mangawhai Pakiri coast?

Auckland - NZ


Economic uses and factors

Access to sea (fish and transport)
Sand used to make glass
Near to Auckland (most econ dynamic area, 35% GDP of whole country)
Benefits to business, finance and tourism (2.3 million annually)


Sediment budget

Dredging has occured over last 70 years
Rate of extraction 75 000 m^3 per year
Extraction = 5 x input


Landforms changing

Unsustainable rate of extraction
Beaches have lower sediment, become flatter and wider
Less vegetation so more erosion
Beach retreat by 35m at end of century