The expansion of Auckland's port into the Waitemata Harbour has been shelved after a huge public backlash, and the Auckland Council says it will now review development options.

Widespread public concerns and a campaign by the Herald against further reclamation forced the council to yesterday rewrite its position on port development in the city's 30-year blueprint.

In less than 24 hours, the Auckland Plan has gone from being almost silent on extending the port 250m into the harbour to saying it does not endorse any specific port expansion proposal and describing the harbour as an Auckland-defining asset that the plan seeks to protect and enhance.

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