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.

Upgrade to beach access on 29 November 2019:

we have received approval from Mr. Miritana to regrade the entrance to the beach. Our contractor has this earmarked for Friday [29 November 2019].

Tricky beach entrance on 17 November 2019.

Whiringa-ā-rangi November 2019 WBRA Newsletter

  • AGM
  • Summer activities
  • Toilets upgrade
  • Beach access
  • $5,000 rubbish
  • Godwits
  • Driving in the village
  • Summer recycling
  • Fireworks and fires
  • Emergency Mobile Alert Test
  • Strathnaver BBQ
  • Property news
  • Membership

Latest Water Quality results 18 November 2019:

E. Coli at Footbridge: 6870 MPN/100mL (red)

E. Coli at North Manakau Road: 30.0 MPN/100mL (green)

Enterococci at Tasman Sea: 480.0 MPN/100mL (red)

E. Coli at Footbridge: 6870 MPN/100mL (red).

There is a nationwide test of the Emergency Mobile Alert system on 24 November 2019 between 6pm and 7pm.

You should expect to receive a test alert that evening sometime between 6 and 7 pm.

MDCA Quiz Night Friday 29 November 2019:

Date: Friday 29th November 2019 Time 7.30 start Location: Manakau Bowling and Sports Club. Corner of Honi Taipua and Mokena Kohere Streets Cost: $10 per person

Space limited, make sure you register.

MDCA Quiz Night flyer 29 November 2019.

Latest Water Quality results 10 November 2019:

E. Coli at Footbridge: 880.0 MPN/100mL (red)

Enterococci at Tasman Sea: 9.0 MPN/100mL (green)

Graph showing Latest Water Quality results 10 November 2019:  E. Coli at Footbridge: 880.0 MPN/100mL (red)

FOR SALE: 7 Sand Dune Grove

Toilet block improvements?:

The Horowhenua District Council wants to improve our facilities by making some necessary structural repairs and also overhauling things to improve the usefulness and user-friendliness.

Plans for the existing toilet block.

Manakau Strategic Plan 2019— may affect Waikawa Beach

RSVP to the MDCA by 18th November 2019.

Latest Water Quality results 04 November 2019:

E. Coli at Footbridge: 187 MPN/100mL (green)

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

www.lawa.org.nz/explore-d…ū-whanganui-region/swimming/waikawa-estuary-at-footbridge/swimsite

E. Coli at the Footbridge 04 November 2019. Enterococci  at Tasman Sea 04 November 2019.

FOR SALE: 9 Sand Dune Grove

River mouth photo 07 October 2019.

Drone photo of the Waikawa Beach river mouth area.

On the beach this morning, 04 November 2019: what seems to be a partially expended firework. Not what I want to see lying around in the sand…

A partially expended firework.

Summer Activities schedule 2019-2020:

As usual, we have plenty of activities planned for the summer. ALL WELCOME: you don’t have to be a member of the WBRA to join in. If you’re staying at Waikawa Beach then come and have some fun.

Manakau Country Fair, Sunday 10 November 2019 from 11:00-14:00 at Manakau School, 9 Mokena Kohere Street, Manakau.

It’s nearly time for the Council to monitor the river at the footbridge for E.Coli, as they do each summer. I wondered why my bookmark kept failing. In the last 12 months Manawatu became Manawatū (see the macron?). They updated the url: …explore-data/manawatū-whanganui-region/….

Not only do some people think the beach is a rubbish tip ($5,000 for a bit of garden waste?), but there are some who also think the whole darn world is too. I’ve reported today 3 lots of fly-tipping along Waikawa Beach Road! !@#$%!!!!

All perhaps from a garage cleanout?

Plywood, glass and other rubbish on the side of the road. A whole mess of rubbish, perhaps from a garage cleanout? Discarded paint cans.