SOLD: 27 Strathnaver Drive.

Sold notice for 27 Strathnaver Drive.

It’s a rare day when you find even a strand of seaweed on Waikawa Beach. After yesterday’s storm though there are clumps of it every 10 or 20 metres. Some kelp, some other stuff. Oshi managed to photobomb.

Large clump of seaweed. Clump of kelp. Large clump of seaweed with a small white dog sniffing it.

River mouth photo 24 April 2019.

Jim Strivens gave me permission to use his photo from Sunday, 28 April 2019. This driver should have paid attention to the ‘Soft Sand’ warning sign.

Photo by Jim Strivens of a vehicle stuck in sand while driving around the Waikawa Beach estuary.

Unfair dog registration fees

Horowhenua District Councillor Christine Mitchell has forced a last-minute review of a dog fee model she said unfairly penalised owners of well-behaved dogs.

Looks like we’re in for 2 to 3 metre swells on Monday:

Wave heights … will still be …spreading up the North Island’s west coast late Monday and into early Tuesday.

High tide on Monday will be around 5.19 am and 5.52 pm.

New Zealand map showing expected wave heights on Monday.

Public meeting about Waikawa Beach erosion

Saturday 08 June 2019, 10 am at Manakau Hall. RAMON STRONG, Horizons Regional Council, will give a presentation on the report from Tonkin and Taylor about erosion at the river mouth and options for Horizons to deal with the erosion.

Meeting flyer.

Love these drone photos shot by a twitter pal: Fresh views of the river and (near) shore . Thanks, Friend of Waikawa.

There were folks fishing off the beach this morning with kontikis. Meanwhile Kāpiti island looked staunch in the background.

3 utes lined up in a very carefully arranged row on the beach, with 2 men chatting and one sitting on the bed of a truck.Looking south across beach and sea to Kāpiti Island.

Kāpiti Island was cloaked in mist, but a gull was relaxing on the beach.

Kāpiti Island with the top hidden by cloud or mist. Black and white gull resting on the beach.