Join Us

You are welcome to join us and help protect the bay for the benefit of the community.

If paying by cheque, please complete a LSB-Join us form and mail it with the current 12 month subscription fee ($10 individual, $20 couple, additional donations are welcome)  to:

The Treasurer
Little Shoal Bay Protection Society
PO Box 34-607
Auckland 0746

You can also make an online donation by direct credit. Please contact us for banking details and use your name as the bank reference.

Thanks for your support – its important to us and the future of the bay.


The Little Shoal Bay Action Committee (LSBAC)

The Little Shoal Bay Action Committee (LSBAC) was established by Tony Holman, who recruited other locals horrified by the idea of intensive housing covering a substantial part of the Bay.  There was a large groundswell of local support for stopping the development.

Protest Meeting, Little Shoal Bay 1996With strong support from the community, he and LSBAC fought a 6 year battle involving dozens of volunteers, hundreds of supporters and thousand of hours of voluntary work. This culminated in Council repurchasing the land in 1999, demolishing the old motel and creating a reserve on the land after a major operation to remove toxins in the soil from the manufacture of gas. Tony Holman then stood for Council.

Today, eastern land in the Bay has become a beautiful and much used public open space.

The Little Shoal Bay Protection Society (LSBPS)

LSBAC changed its name in May 2008 to The Little Shoal Bay Protection Society to give greater emphasis to its guardianship role. LSBPS continues to represent you and works hard to ensure that the Bay is maintained as a precious resource for the whole community.  Everyone regards the Bay as ‘a gem’. But it is very desirable ‘real estate’ and there will always be interest groups wanting to take over parts of it for their own use and excluding the general public. There are also many more environmental improvements to be made – planting, appropriate parking, safety, wildlife protection, access to the foreshore  and perhaps one day a nice beach in place of the seawall!

YOU CAN HELP US by becoming a Friend of LSBPS (see attached subscription form). We will keep you informed from time to time of any issues concerning the Bay.