What we do

We are an independent community group dedicated to protecting the natural character and environment of Sandspit harbour, coastline and estuary.

SSOSI – Sandspit SOS Inc. members are predominantly residents of Sandspit and the Matakana Estuary.

Our objectives are to preserve and protect our environment. SSOSI founders were objectors to the Resource Consent application to construct a marina at Sandspit, and we successfully negotiated a tough set of conditions in the Environment Court that bind the Sandspit Yacht Club.

We undertake a range of projects to advance the interests of members and our knowledge base of the local ecology.


A photo essay from Sandspit SOS about the beauty of our natural heritage and challenge of preserving precious small places for future generations: