$1m funding boost to keep Northland beach ‘one of world’s best’

The Whangārei District Council is to receive a roughly $1 million funding boost to restore Matapōuri Beach in Northland.

Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis has unveiled the support this morning as part of a $12m in total being distributed from the Tourism Infrastructure Fund.

He said about 1000 people visit Matapōuri Beach every day during summer, but the increasing numbers are taking a toll because of the lack of infrastructure.

Mr Davis said the money will go towards installing necessary facilities to keep the beach one of the best in the world.

Other projects being funded around the country include upgraded camping facilities and wifi-enabled, solar-powered rubbish bins.