The spinifex is starting to produce seed heads.

A swathe of spinifex. Close up on two spinifex seed heads.

When a tree falls…

Check the link for the video.

Man standing by tree stump.

FOR SALE: 5 Strathnave­r Drive.

Overflowing Recycling Station 30-Dec-19](https://waikawabeach.org.nz/2019/overflowing-recycling-station-30-dec-19/)

The recycling station at Hank Edwards Reserve has been stuffed full with paper, plastics and cans. There is no room for more until the station is emptied.

Overflowing recycling station. Note the visible soft plastics.

Beware dangerous trees 30-Dec-19!

Several trees by the end of the footbridge are in imminent danger of falling. They should be removed in the next day or so.

Please stay off the land across the footbridge until the trees have been felled. You enter at your own risk.

Dangerous trees. Private Property sign. Dangerous trees. Dangerous trees.

The river has made a new loop.

View of river mouth and estuary showing the loop. Panoramic view of river mouth and estuary showing the loop.

AGM 2019 initial notes and highlights re hard rubbish collection, the recycling station problems, Horowhenua population growth explosion.

WBRA AGM 2019 top table. Dominic, Liz, Elaine, John and Pip. WBRA AGM 2019, wide view of most attendees.

Latest Water Quality results 22 December 2019:

E. Coli at Footbridge: 591 MPN/100mL (orange)

Enterococci at Tasman Sea: 9 MPN/100mL (green)

E. Coli at North Manakau: 31 MPN/100mL (green)

Water quality graph for the season.

Ready for Boat Day on 28 December 2019?

Get ready for Boat Day on Saturday 28 December 2019 at 10.30 am at the footbridge. If the weather’s bad it’ll be on Sunday 29 December at 11.30 am.

Bring your kayak, canoe, raft, rowboat, whetever floats, and join in the fun. All welcome!

AGM today at 3pm. Do join us at Hank Edwards Reserve: Ready for AGM 2019 and summer fun?.

SOLD: turret house at south end of Reay Mackay Grove.

SOLD sign outside turret house at south end of Reay Mackay Grove.

Surfers love to surf.

A person sitting on a surboard in the sea. A person sitting on a surboard in the sea.

Ready for AGM 2019 and summer fun?

Are you ready for the AGM? Friday 27 December 2019 at 3 pm at Hank Edwards Reserve.

Boat Day, Sports Day, Sand Sculpture Day, Ambrose Golf on 28, 29 December, 01, 04 January.

See you there!

FOR SALE: 41 Strathnaver Drive.

For sale sign outside 41 Strathnaver Drive.

Latest Water Quality results 16 December 2019:

E. Coli at Footbridge: 20 MPN/100mL (green)

Enterococci at Tasman Sea: 10 MPN/100mL (green)

E. Coli at North Manakau: 31 MPN/100mL (green)

E. Coli at Footbridge 16 December 2019: 20 MPN/100mL.

Manakau Christmas Carol Workshop 21 December 2019

Attached is the invitation to a special Christmas Carol Workshop with David Gordon, with the details for registration. This is at the Church prior to the Christmas carol service at 7pm on Saturday 21st December 2019. The Carol Service will be another opportunity to link with all the people in the village, North and South Manakau, Manakau Heights and Waikawa and take a break from the hurly burly to reflect on the year and wish each other well.

Since we only have the details in the body of the image, contact Pip Martin, 06 3626826 for more information.

Invitation to the Christmas carol service.

Hakihea (December) 2019 Newsletter:

  • AGM of WBRA
  • Summer activities
  • Beach access
  • Fireworks and fires
  • Property news
  • Subscriptions and membership details

Tui on a flax flower. Manga Pirau Street beach entrance upgraded with mulch for stability. Some days you wake up to find a house is being delivered along the street.

FOR SALE: Lot 5/55 Waikawa Beach Road, Manakau. Near SH1.

Latest Water Quality results 08 December 2019:

E. Coli at Footbridge: 307 MPN/100mL (orange)

Enterococci at Tasman Sea: 9 MPN/100mL (green)

E. Coli at North Manakau: 1153 MPN/100mL (red)

Graph of water quality results at the footbridge.

Rain, wind, trees

On Sunday we had a good amount of rain — about 28mm. We also had some gusty winds. Outside 41 Manga Pirau Street quite a few branches came down, while 9 Duncan Street suffered a broken fence when a large tree fell on top of it.

Large tree with many broken branches. Large tree on its side.

FOR SALE: 61 Emma Drive

Latest Water Quality results 02 December 2019:

E. Coli at Footbridge: 72 MPN/100mL (green)

Enterococci at Tasman Sea: 9 MPN/100mL (green)

E. Coli at North Manakau: 9 MPN/100mL (green)

Graph of water quality results at the footbridge.

Beach access upgraded 29 November 2019:

The Horowhenua District Council have graded the Manga Pirau Street beach access, added mulch to help stabilise the sand and blocked off the illegally created track.

The illegally created track has been blocked off. The illegally created track has been blocked off.  Mulch is on the actual track. Mulch has been laid to help stabilise the sand on the track.

Lines people are busy replacing cross arms on the power poles. Dangerous work too: the lines are live.

Lines workers up the pole.

Latest E. Coli water quality reading at Waikawa Beach Footbridge —

24 November 2019: orange (309 MPN/100mL).

Since 12 November 2018: 1 green, 1 orange, 2 red.

Tasman Sea: 10.0 MPN/100mL red.

E. Coli at North Manakau Road: 10.0 MPN/100mL (green).

Water quality graph.