Uurgh, what a mess. Trying to find facts about rules and responsibilities around outdoor rubbish fires. It’s a confusing mishmash of Horowhenua District Council, Horizons Regional Council, and Fire and Emergency. One thing though: no fires are ever permitted on beaches here.

It’s always good to see ring-necked doves around the place.

Small ring-necked dove.

At the end of September the Horowhenua District Council put up these (incorrect) speed limit signs at the corner of Strathnaver Drive and Reay Mackay Grove. One side said 50, the other 60. Both should be 60. As of today the signs have disappeared. Council? Local? 🤷🏽‍♀️

Speed limit signs showing 50 Kph.

Waikawa folks: if you live in, own a property in or even just regularly weekend in the Strathnaver area then you’re invited to a Labour Weekend BBQ so we can all get to know our neighbours. RSVP required for catering.

Safety improvements on SH1 - your comments:

A review of speed limits on SH1 from Ōtaki to Levin will begin in the near future. … we will be actively seeking input and feedback from the community.

We’re growing

Recently released data from Statistics NZ shows the Horowhenua district increased in population by over 3000 people between the last two census counts.…

Expressway next steps have been funded

NZTA has committed to undertake the next steps for the transport corridor bwteeen Ōtaki and North of Levin.

It is also committed now to progress safety improvements for the existing SH1 as an “immediate priority.” …

FOR RENT: 3 Sarah Street

Spinifex and pīngao were planted:

On Saturday 28 September 2019 a staunch dozen or so folks turned up to help plant 3,000 spinifex and 500 pīngao plants near the north track to the beach off Reay Mackay Grove.

How to report problems to Horowhenua District Council:

Use email to enquiries@horowhenua.govt.nz, phone 0) 366 0999, the Online Request Form or the Council’s Facebook page. Please also let the WBRA know if the issue is related to Waikawa Beach.

New spelling of Manawatū-Whanganui (Horizons) region:

The h in Whanganui has now been added to the spelling of the region, which is consistent with the views of local iwi and their dialect or mita.…

A macron or tohutō has been added to the u of Manawatū

Join us to plant Spinifex on Saturday 28 September 2019.

Horowhenua District Council are again making spinifex plants available to bolster the dunes. Meet at 10 am at the north track to the beach off Reay Mackay Grove. Last year ~40 volunteers helped. Will you come and help?

Volunteers planting spinifex in the dunes in 2018.

FOR SALE: 42A Strathnaver Drive

MDCA Quiz Night Friday 04 October 2019

Date: Friday 4th October 2019, 7.30 pm start

Quiz night brochure.

Stones left on Hank Edwards Reserve to be cleared

Dredge 831350 was working off the south end of the beach today.

Dredge 831350 and shallow waves.

Sarah Street attempted break-in 05 September 2019

It pays to lock up your property folks. If you see or hear anything suspicious, call 111.

FOR LONG TERM RENT: 111 Strathnaver Drive.

$560 per week. Suitable for up to 4 tenants. No pets or smokers.

Some days the beach is covered in what is essentially a mulch carpet of driftwood. Weird how these things come and go. That ‘cliff’ is less than knee high.

A cliff of tiny bits of driftwood. A mulch carpet of driftwood.

Horse Events 14 September and 06 October 2019

(Summer) yoga classes?

a request for yoga classes on Sundays, especially over summer. These could be held on Hank Edwards Reserve, or perhaps on the beach. Are you someone who’d like to offer a public yoga session at Waikawa Beach? Or would you like to participate in one?

Here-turi-kōkā (August) 2019 WBRA Newsletter

Waikawa Beach Burglaries August 2019

… freezer items stolen, house tossed. Also another property where a chainsaw and Kontiki were stolen.

No funding available for expressway or road safety measures

NZTA now also admits that there is no funding available at the moment for the promised safety measures on the existing SH1 between Ōtaki and Levin.

Or for the expressway.

Truck carrying enormous concrete beam.

FOR SALE: home built trailer.

Trailer for sale notice.