Clay sediment polluting Long Bay Marine Reserve

These shocking photos of clay sediment running down the creek at the north end of Long Bay Beach were posted to our Facebook page in December.

Fine clay particles from the earthworks behind the park are pouring down into the sea, where they will spread in a layer on top of the sand throughout the entire marine reserve.

They were accompanied by this comment:

The following images reveal nothing but the truth... The Long Bay Okura Marine Reserve is one of five marine reserve created to ensure the Hauraki gulf remains healthy.

Its being DESTROYED by intensive property development!

Each time it rains silt runs off the scarred landscape. When it reaches the sea it kills the marine ecosystem. Small shellfish to snapper, dolphins and even whales.. they all get it.

There is still some land undeveloped...

What do you think should happen to it?