The proponents of a new marine reserve off the coast of Waiheke Island are accusing the Department of Conservation of “bureaucratic slow-rolling”, Newsroom reports. Public submissions for the 2,350 hectare reserve off the northwest coast of Waiheke Island closed in March, with 93% of 1303 submissions in favour of the reserve. DoC’s director of planning, permissions and land Steve Taylor said establishing a marine reserve takes time and steps can’t be missed or rushed.