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anything and everything. From news events, items for sale, upcoming
community and local events...
in fact anything at all thats related to Waitarere Beach and the
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am looking for a 2bedroom plus home with dishwasher and heat pump.
I am willing to pay up to $300 per week. I have references, it
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I am best contacted on this email address.
Beach over the summer
surf club is running in full swing over the summer break. Keep
an eye out for information regarding the Nippers, a children’s
club run by the surf club.
note of driving on the beach – re vehicles and motorbike
have a local policeman on full duty at the beach over the summer
break as well as the usual Beach Wardens. Any concerns please
ring 111 and ask for the Waitarere Beach policeman.
to note, if you need urgent help re an accident, fire, etc dial
111 and ask for the Waitarere Beach Fire Brigade as they have
a defibrillator. Also ask for any other services you need i.e.
the ambulance, but the Waitarere Beach Fire Brigade is right there
to be handy for any emergencies.
Please make sure you have street numbers on your letterbox or
if you have no letterbox, on a fence so you can be found if you
need to be.
4 Square is fully stocked – you will be impressed with the
wonderful selection of homemade pies and cakes as well as the
usual shelf products, ice creams – tip top and rush Monroe,
the fire ban is in place.
Police draw line in sand over beach behaviour
Watch: Constable Ian Hamblyn will be stationed at Waitarere
Beach, his patrol area extends south to Waikawa Beach
Patrol: Constable Terry Hansen is based at Foxton Beach
police station and will be overseeing Foxton Beach, linking up
with Mr. Hamblyn and Mr. Barclay
eye on Himatangi: Senior Constable Chris Barclay will
be based at Himatangi Beach during summer season
aren’t being killjoys with their insistence on sticking
to the rules, they just want the thousands of beachgoers who flock
to the districts beaches this summer to be safe and enjoy the
sun, sea and surf.
Each of the three main beaches in the district will each have
their own constable on the lookout for lawbreakers and those just
being stupid and spoiling good times for others.
Constable Terry Hansen will cover Foxton Beach; Senior Constable
Chris Barclay will be keeping a wary eye on Himatangi Beach and
coastal liaison officer Constable Ian Hamblyn will be working
from Waitarere Beach south to Waikawa Beach.
Mr. Hansen said anyone thinking of breaching the beach rules this
summer should think again, as police in the Horowhenua will be
taking a zero tolerance approach to illegal activity, especially
where motorized vehicles are involved.
“This is not about being killjoys,” he said.
“It is about making sure that visitors to the beach have
a safe, enjoyable, family experience which isn’t spoiled
by the minority who see the beach as their personal playground.
“We have had a very positive feedback about police presence
on the beach from those genuine visitors and residents who abide
by the rules.
“Those who act responsibly have nothing to fear from us,”
Mr. Hansen said there are some rules that are regularly ignored
or misunderstood, motocross bikes for instance cannot be registered
or warranted for use on the road.
Therefore they cannot be ridden on the beach, as the beach is
classified as a road.
All ATVs, three and four-wheeled motorcycles must display a number
plate and have a current registration.
Helmets are also compulsory for all two wheeled motorcycles and
quad bikes, as well as ATVs and dune buggies if no seat belt is
worn. Helmets must be to NZ Safety Standards.
A sign, sponsored by local businesses, has been placed at the
entrance to Himatangi Beach and Manawatu District Council making
it clear that helmets are compulsory.
The Horowhenua District Council will be erecting a new series
of signs providing general information and the road rules for
Constable Hansen said there would be no excuses accepted for non-compliance.
Other rules are, sustained loss of traction will lead to vehicles
Charges of careless and reckless driving can apply and vehicles
will be seized where appropriate.
The speed limit of the beach is 30kmh and police will be using
hand help radar guns.
Coastal Liaison Officers will carry ‘sniffers’ to
detect drivers who have been drinking.
Operating a vehicle in a manner which causes annoyance attracts
a $600 fine and all vehicles on the beach are required to be in
good repair and operating safely.
“We have been working hard on the beaches to educate people
of the rules in the past 12 months so there has been plenty of
“The time for warning is over and the time for zero tolerance
begins,” Constable Hansen said.
If you have any questions about what is allowed on the beaches
consult your local Coastal Liaison Officer.
vehicles: ATV registration licensing and safety (Factsheet 19)
factsheet provides an overview of what an ATV is and what the
registration, driver licensing requirements as well as guidelines
for using an ATV safely.
vehicles from registration and licensing (Factsheet 27)
factsheet is an overview of vehicles that are exempt from registration
and licensing requirements and to what extent they are exempted,
explanation of the various exemptions and what requirement they
provide exemption from.
7pm at the Bowling Club
to the Police
want to encourage you to report any unsavoury or criminal activity
to the police. Take down any number plates, car types, colours
etc. We are lucky not to have too many problems at Waitarere Beach
and the community is vigilant keeping an eye on everything and
everyone however just a note to encourage anyone to report to
the police anything that might not be right or is suspicious.
Beach Fire Brigade
now has a defibrillator
to this, the Waitarere Beach Fire Brigade now has a defibrillator.
Follow this link
to read about this wonderful life saving equipment. So if you
are in trouble or are at the scene of an accident , fire or injury
please call 111 and ask for the Waitarere Beach Fire Brigade as
well as any of the other emergency help.
all Phoenix fans
have a caravan on the beach campsite and are mad Phoenix fans.
We have booked a bus for the 12th December to pick a group of
us up at 5pm and take us across to the game in Palmy and back,
We still have a few seats avaliable for sensible mature adults
if they would like a ride as well at a cost.
about $22 return.
feel free to contact Phil at
Phil@ryos.co.nz or call on
for water all
By BRONWYN TORRIE - Manawatu Standard
The Government has frozen funding to pipe
drinking water from Levin to small towns in the district.
Beach, Waitarere, Shannon and Tokomaru were planning on tapping
into the $117.8 million Drinking Water Subsidy Scheme to pay for
initial costs of upgrading the towns' water reticulation.
the communities rely on tank and rainwater, which is not always
safe for drinking.
the subsidy began in 2006, $30m has been given to marae, community-owned
suppliers and territorial authorities throughout the country.
Minister Tony Ryall announced a review of the scheme last week,
meaning communities cannot apply for the subsidy until next year.
the Horowhenua District Council went ahead and sent the application
for the Shannon upgrade, which would have been in time for the
September round, chief executive David Ward said.
also planned to "push on" with the Hokio Beach application,
Ward was "confident" the four towns would still qualify
for funding under new criteria.
review would ensure the scheme was targeting communities most
in need, Mr Ryall said.
Government is concerned that it currently runs on a first-come,
first-served basis and does not adequately target disadvantaged
communities which have the greatest need for this funding."
council had planned to discuss whether it would fund the remaining
set-up costs not covered by the Government subsidy, but this was
also put on hold.
estimated capital cost for Hokio is nearly $3m but 5 per cent,
which is about $149,000, will need to be raised by either the
community or council.
Waitarere project will cost about $8.5m, with the council or community
needing to raise about $1.3m, which is 15 per cent of the cost.
Waitarere Progressive and Ratepayers' Association would continue
to investigate water reticulation and canvass residents' opinions,
Mr Ward said.
the Shannon and Tokomaru water schemes were included in the 10-year
plan, with $3.3m set aside.
in the towns would have to pay for the maintenance and further
upgrades to the water schemes.
for everyone who owns a property at Waitarere
3rd June 09
the long break of Queens Birthday weekend, we were alerted to
a problem that the Police, ambulance and fire brigade desperately
want us to address!
A holiday maker was staying at a property at the northern end
of Waitarere Beach and they got locked in the bathroom. Luckily
they had a mobile with them and were able to call for help. However
because there was no street number on the letterbox, help could
not get to them.
This problem has been bought up before when a resident died, and
the ambulance could not find the actual address.
This is very important if there is an accident, fire or injury
and also if there is a break-in or a burglary. All the essential
emergency services request urgent attention to this matter…
PLEASE PLEASE help the Police, the Ambulance and the Fire Brigade
by placing your street number on your letterbox, or if you don’t
have a letterbox, put the numbers on a fence or on the house itself.
Let’s hope none of the above services are ever needed by
you…but if you do require attention of some sort, be reassured
they can find you!
on Waitarere Beach Rates saga
you to everyone who submitted a submission regarding the rates
increase for Waitarere Beach rates. We understand there are over
400 submissions tallied in total. That is a record we believe
and with that in mind, it really is the peoples voice that will
be noticed. Well done everyone!
So the submissions are currently being read at the Horowhenua
City Council buildings over the nights 3rd, 4th and 5th June 09.
The majorities are about the rates increase and there are some
on the water issue. It seems that the council is pushing for town
supply water…of course this will add more money on top of
what they are asking already…we believe around $500!
We will keep you updated on progress.
An overall rating increase of 3.57% accross the
district is going to effect Beach rate payers anywhere from between
22.3% to 66.9%.... that's without any
We have called an urgent public meeting to discuss this on Wednesday
13 May at 7.00pm at the Waitarere Beach Surf Lifesaving Clubrooms.
We have the right to put in submissions against this but they
must be at council before 22 May.
Come to the meeting ...
as a united voice we can be very powerful.
Waitarere Beach Progressive & Ratepayers Association Inc.
here for more information
in the news again...
well, so to speak!
ATTACK ITALIAN CRUISE LINER AND SUSANNE & MURRAY ARE ON IT!!!!
following article is from the Domion Post
posted 27th April 2009
caught in pirate attack
42 NZers on besieged cruise ship
Two Wellingtonians and two people from Lower Hutt were onboard
an Italian cruise ship attacked by gun-toting Somali pirates off
the coast of Africa.
large group of New Zealanders on the cruise liner took shelter
in their cabins as security guards fought a gun battle with pirates
off the coast of Somalia.
security guards on the MSC Melody were issued with pistols by
Captain Ciro Pinto and opened fire as the pirates tried to climb
the sides of the ship. A fire hose was also used to repel the
attack late on Saturday.
Pinto later said the attack had felt like "war" and
that one passenger and one crew member were injured by broken
glass from windows shattered by gunfire.
ship's other 990 passengers were not injured, including 42 New
Zealanders booked on the cruise through World Journeys in Auckland.
Kate Gohar said those passengers were all safe.
Gohar told NZPA the passengers were taken to their cabins during
the attack 960km off the Somali coast. There may have been additional
New Zealanders on board who booked through other agencies, she
were also 74 Australians on board, including five working as crew,
according to Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
was as if we were at war," Capt Pinto told Italy's ANSA national
news agency as he described the clash in which his ship - with
536 crew - sustained smashed windows and bullet holes in the hull
and a lifeboat.
men on a speedboat and armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles attacked
the cruise ship, he said.
four or five minutes, they tried to put a ladder on the bow,"
Capt Pinto said.
issued pistols to the security guards on the ship, who "opened
fire, and when they saw we were shooting, they abandoned their
effort and went away".
still followed us for about 20 minutes and continued to fire at
us," he added.
managing director Domenico Pellegrino said the Melody was protected
by Israeli security guards.
use them because they are the best. And we have had a demonstration
of that," said Pellegrino.
night the ship was sailing to Jordan, accompanied by a Spanish
April 17, MSC Cruises announced that the Melody would be charting
a new course, taking it further away from the Somali coast to
minimise the risk of attack. It would also have extra crew standing
watch, travel at maximum speed and keep in constant touch with
international warships in the region.
16 ships and more than 270 hostages are still being held by Somali
pirates who seek huge ransoms for the release of ships.
least 11 ships have been hijacked since the start of April, despite
the presence of around 20 foreign naval vessels in the area.
to the International Maritime Bureau, pirate attacks off Somalia
have increased tenfold in the first three months of this year
compared with the same period in 2008, jumping from six to 61.
sad news again for Waitarere Beach...another tradegy
A very popular Waitarere Beach couple die in a terrible car accident
Thursday 26th March 2009.
dies in crash
By BRITTON BROUN - The Dominion Post
woman who underwent pioneering eye surgery she hoped would give
her a new lease of life has been killed in a car crash.
got a bit of living left to do and I would like to be able to
see where I'm going," Noeline Gamboni, 64, told The Dominion
Post last month.
certainly don't intend walking around in a fog for the rest of
my life. That's just not going to happen."
Gamboni and her husband, Peter, were killed about 11.30am yesterday
when their southbound BMW collided head-on with a Subaru Legacy
near the intersection of Waitarere Beach Rd and State Highway
1, north of Levin. The couple lived at Waitarere Beach.
Gamboni, who was almost blind, was the recipient of breakthrough
eye surgery in October which involved a pump being implanted into
her abdomen that sent fluid into her left eyeball.
month she had her right eye attached to the pump.
Gamboni's surgeon, Keith Small, said he was meant to meet her
next step in restoring her sight was a corneal transplant.
was doing well and [her eyes] looked promising," he said.
"She was a sensible and positive person and had seen some
improvement already. It's horrible, she was such a lovely lady."
family member, too distraught to speak at length, said last night:
"We'll never see the result [of her eye surgery]."
could not say what caused the accident but confirmed the collision
happened in the southbound lane. The weather was fine and there
was only a minor left-hand bend in the road.
chief fire officer Lindsay Walker said the couple and the 20-year-old
driver of the Subaru all had to be cut free from their cars.
was major damage to the fronts of both cars and the cabins had
crumpled around the drivers and passenger."
and Mrs Gamboni both died at the scene and the Subaru driver was
flown to Palmerston North Hospital in a serious condition.
lanes of State Highway 1 were initially blocked after the accident
and traffic was diverted around the crash site.
road reopened about 2.45pm.
used in fatal outing recovered
By JONATHON HOWE - The Manawatu Standard
CAMERON/Manawatu StandardDIVE TANK: Police diver Sergeant Nigel
Bullock loads dive equipment on to a boat before heading to the
site of the fatal fishing accident.
sunken wreckage of the boat used by two Levin fishermen who died
off Waitarere Beach has been recovered.
police dive squad, Manawatu Coastguard and Maritime New Zealand
investigators found the capsized boat about 5pm yesterday.
was submerged in 27 metres of water about 75 metres from where
it was originally spotted by rescuers.
boat was turned the right way up and towed to Foxton late last
were no immediate clues as to what caused the fatal accident but
Maritime New Zealand will investigate the craft, a police spokeswoman
NZ spokesman Ross Henderson said inspectors spent the day examining
the boat and assessing what happened on the ill-fated fishing
was too early to say when the investigation would be completed,
with more details possibly available in the next few days, he
Sergeant Bruce Adams, who heads the dive squad, said the investigation
would hopefully provide answers for the grieving families.
man Roger Cutting saw the men fishing as he took his dogs for
a walk along Waitarere Beach on Monday.
could see them out there. It wasn't rough; something must have
gone drastically wrong." Their deaths were a terrible tragedy,
he said. "I've been looking out there and thinking 'those
Beach resident Gordon Whitlock was long-line fishing just 300m
from where the men left their car and trailer.
were out there for hours. We just thought 'it's a calm day, they
must be having a nice day'."
freak wave might have been responsible for the accident that killed
two Levin fisherman off the coast of Waitarere Beach, a family
Steven Michael Militch, 55, and Billy Tane Apiata, 51, were found
by rescuers early yesterday morning.
bodies were found about one to two kilometres from their two-metre
aluminium boat, which was located 4.5km off the coast of Hokio
Militch's sister, Marea Lucinsky, told the Manawatu Standard the
deaths were most likely the result of a "freak accident".
looks like a freak wave has capsized it because it was anchored.
The wave hit the boat and they were flipped out."
Militch was alive when rescuers found him, but died five minutes
later, she said.
was a casual fisherman, but he obeyed every single rule."
men were wearing lifejackets and the boat was understood to have
a radio and flares.
are a large family, but we are not coping with this very well,"
and family gathered at Mr Militch's Levin home yesterday to support
his wife, Lillian, and their three adult children.
Militch's sudden death has hit his family hard, but son Stoyan
Militch was grateful for the support they had received.
old man was well known by everyone and loved by everyone ... he
was a good, honest man, he had a smile for everyone."
Militch and Mr Apiata were friends who worked together at a Levin
Militch is understood to have been a former member of the Manawatu
Waitarere Boating Tragedy
men dead after fishing trip
Two Levin men are dead after a fishing trip off Waitarere Beach
turned to tragedy.
men, aged 55 and 51, set out on their trip in a 4.2m aluminium
boat about 9.30am yesterday.
9.30pm police were told a vehicle and a boat trailer had been
noticed on the beach about 2.5km south of Waitarere township.
checked with family of the vehicle's owner and found out the men
were overdue from a fishing trip.
central district search and rescue coordinator Bill Nicholson
said a full scale search was launched involving four boats from
the Manawatu Volunteer Coastguard, two boats from Kapiti and Waikanae
Volunteer Coastguards and one boat from Wanganui.
aircraft, including an RNZAF Iroquois helicopter, a Westpac Life
Flight Trust aircraft from Wellington and a twin-engined specialist
search aircraft from Taupo, also took part using night vision
goggles, flood lights and radar.
1.32am today the missing boat was found about 4.5km off the coast
by Hokio Beach, 10km north-west of Levin.
vessel was located with the tip of its bow protruding from the
water and later sunk," Mr Nicholson said.
2.12am the body of one of the men was found by the Iroquois helicopter,
and at 2.33am the second body was found. Both men were wearing
Nicholson said the names of the dead men would be released after
next of kin had been notified.
coroner's inquest and a Maritime New Zealand investigation have
will be made over the next few days to locate the sunken boat
in an effort to establish the cause of the mishap," he said.
is believed the vessel carried a VHF marine radio and flares,
but no emergency position indicating beacon."
Nicholson said 47 people were involved in the search, including
39 on the boats and aircraft, and the remainder in search management.
Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand and the Marine Operation
Centre also helped police with the search.
Saturday April 4 2009 Waitarere Forest, Levin
Great Forest Events take place in the scenic Matariki Forest,
Waitarere Beach, Levin. The Events are run on forest roads with
absolutely no vehicles to worry about. For the 2009 Events we
have the same two circuit marathon course and half marathon circuit
of 2008 giving views of the scenic Manawatu River. 10 and 5km
Events are fun run/walks and we encourage families and schools
to enter. There are water stations and marshals along each route
and plenty of shade.
Registration at Event Marquee From 6:00am
Marathon walk 7:00am
Marathon run 7:30am
Half marathon walk 8:30am
Half marathon run 9:00am
10k run and walk 10:30am
5k run and walk 11:30am
more inforamtion go to www.greatforest.org.nz
Saturday 21st February at 9 am
for more information
boon as officials
The Dominion Post | Wednesday, 21 January 2009
Photo by MAARTEN HOLL/The Dominion Post
BACK IN CONTROL
Constable Ian Hamblyn, left, and beach warden Garry Fraser on
Waitarere Beach, a spot that is now much quieter thanks to the
work by authorities to drive hoons out.
boon as officials evict hoons
are flocking back to one of Horowhenua's favourite summertime
beaches as authorities successfully stamp out hooning. The local
community, police and district council joined forces four years
ago to rid Waitarere Beach of speeding and hooning drivers.
20-kilometre stretch of beach is Constable Ian Hamblyn's beat
over the six-week summer holiday period.
So far this season, he has nabbed 10 drivers, compared
with the same number in only 10 days during his first beach patrol
five years ago.
awesome. The community has claimed the beach back. Families can
now swim, fish, play cricket and touch rugby without worrying
about cars tearing up and down.
Kids have the right of way."
Hamblyn and 15 volunteer community beach wardens
provided high-profile surveillance to keep the beach safe.
helped nab drivers by flagging down his
four-wheel-drive vehicle and reporting incidents.
drivers, usually teenage males, were issued instant $600 fines.
"Impounding a vehicle gets around town real fast. The message
is the beach is not a motorsports arena."
Hamblyn is armed with a laser speed gun, binoculars,
digital camera to identify tyre treads and a radio
local business donated a patrol car for beach wardens.
Garry Fraser has patrolled the beach since 2003.
used to be really bad the beach was regarded as the
local hoon track," he said. "The surf lifesavers knew
they could save people in the sea but were more worried
about the speeding traffic."
Hamblyn could not patrol the beach 24-7 and the odd hooning incident
still occurred. But varying his shift hours meant offenders never
knew when he would pop up.
beach has a 30kmh speed limit. Offenders can be fined for operating
a vehicle that causes annoyance, damaging property (including
sand dunes) or frightening animals, for example horses. Other
potential charges include careless, reckless and dangerous driving,
as well as vehicle impounds and licence breaches.
thanks to the Dominion Post and stuff.co.nz
speed to be enforced
1 January 2009
CAMERON Manawatu Standard
DOWN OR WALK: Foxton Beach Senior Constable Ross Brannigan wants
people to read the signs and stop speeding on the beach.
who use the Foxton, Himatangi and Waitarere beaches as racetracks
are running the risk of having their vehicles impounded.
might find yourself walking back to Palmerston North, or wherever
you've come from," Foxton Beach Senior Constable Ross Brannigan
won't be taking the excuse that you didn't see the signs."
speed limit on Foxton Beach is 30kmh, but motorists were often
seen going at speeds faster than 100kmh.
don't know where the perception that you can drive on the beach
at 100kmh came from, but people are finding it hard to get the
message that you can't."
main offenders are motocross riders, whose actions were ruining
other people's enjoyment of the beach, he said.
are obviously not there to go 30kmh. It's antisocial, it's dangerous,
it's not a racecourse. The beaches aren't for this. If you want
to race your bikes, you can pay to go to a track."
majority of people go to the beach to have a barbecue or a swim,
but an afternoon can quickly be ruined by idiots."
Boost is a joint effort between police and beach wardens to patrol
beach wardens work closely with police to educate beach users
about issues, such as traffic and littering.
on the beach have dropped since the scheme began in 2005, Mr Brannigan
haven't had the rescue helicopter out since we started."
hugely successful operation will focus on Himatangi this year,
we will still be keeping the same presence in Foxton."
a deterrent, Mr Brannigan will be introducing some covert measures,
such as using a speed radar.
Over the December 08
January 09 holidays
Day of Summer
30th Novemebr 2008
There were so many cars and people...the photos don't show it
very well but there were cars for miles either direction of the
surfclub and swimmers and beach lovers for Africa!!!!
They are saying this summer is going to be
the best summer for years!
us your summer photos and we'll post them.
out the record catch!!!
of our favourite locals, Ted Tutt caught the biggest snapper this
year for the Waitarere Beach Fishing Club on Tuesday night the
14th October 08. Funny that the guy who held the previous record
snapper was also fishing on the boat with Ted at the time of the
catch. Good on ya Ted!!!
for photos and information
DISTRICT COUNCIL & WAITARERE PROGRESSIVE ASSOCIATION
all residents (Waitarere Beach and residents of surrounding district)
to a public meeting.
have been invited to involve our beach cam in the www.surf.co.nz
This is New Zealands leading online Surf Resource.
viewer saw this picture on our website beach cam and thought it
was of interest. He headed it up UFO? Perhaps its the UFO that
was recently spotted soaring above the Shannon township or more
likely a toy helicopter? Any ideas?
to our Surf Viewers!
May 10 2007
IN THE DUMPERS
Horizons Regional Council is asking for community help in
finding who is dumping rubbish and garden waste
on both Hokio and Waiterere Beaches.
loses when people do this as ratepayer’s money is
used to clean up the mess,” says Horizons
media liaison advisor Emma Goodwin.
dumped garden waste also allows pest plants to
spread and household rubbish fouls beaches and is
hazardous to both wildlife and people.
can face a fine up to $1000 or prosecution.
is encouraging anyone who has information with
details of who is doing the illegal dumping to phone its
pollution hotline on 0508 476 558.
information should include date,
times and car number plate details.
For more information please contact
06 952 2800
report suspected breaches of fisheries regulations,
contact our local Waitarere Inspector
06 368 8732
027 246 3265
0274 498 398
Plumber & Gas Fitter
Adam Herlihy - Kingston
all you plumbing and gas needs
0800 508 766
Ian Ransom - Plumbing
all you plumbing needs
0274 359 222
Kahukura Ave, Waitarere Beach
phone 06 367 3353
Degree heat pumps - supply and install.
& Draughting Services.
Additions & decks.
Plans drawn for building consent & building
(06) 367 3992
Mobile: 027 485 3952
was doing an Open Home on Sunday 29th April on
Waitarere Beach Rd (just east of the shop).
When she finished, she went to pack up and strangely so,
her flag was gone!
disappinting to know that someone took it, but if anyone knows
its whereabouts, please just drop it in the dairy - no questions
$20.00 combo - 5 sacks
Damien or Matthew
$15.00 combo - 2 sacks
Damien or Matthew
priced on size of property
Damien or Matthew
1962 AEC Reliance Bus
Waitarere Beach fisherman caught this 22 pound (nearly!!) snapper
on the weekend!
fast approaching...just take a look at
the fabulous photo taken from our
website beach cam on the 11th September 06.
owns the magpies?
discovered a sign of two magpies having a laugh posted on a poll
in front of our beachcam...we love the idea but we want to know
Email or call us if you know the story...
The magpies have gone!
recieved an email expalining the origin of the magpies on the
sign.It turned out to be a bit of a dig at a mate who
had to work and couldn't get out fishing with the boys.
Great joke guys!
is defiantly here, its cold and the Tararuas are looking magnificent
with its snow capped hills. The good news is that the shortest
day has been and gone and the days will start to get longer.
and I helped sponsor the Kopoturoa School Bus recently. The school
needed help to paint their bus and they decided to get a variety
of local businesses to come to the party. The bus looks fantastic
finished and the kids love it…as do the sponsors. Our website
address is on the drivers’ door below Franks Waitarere Beach
4 Square sign. Great job Kopoturoa School…we are proud to
be able to help.
local farmer has constructed an underpass for his herd of cows
to cross under the main road coming into Waitarere Beach rather
than the old trip they took walking across. Many of the local
Community have voiced their opinion on the problems caused by
the cows constantly crossing the road. The farmer has now made
the pass a reality and the Chronicle featured it on the front
page joking about how the farmer has named the underpass after
Susanne. Susanne respected the humor behind the story and is happy
the job has been done. Congratulations to the farmer for finally
making a difference.
the day has come where all the telecommunication problems you
have been telling me about at Waitarere for the past two years
There are two ways to apply for Jetstream;
1. Ring 123 and give your details over the phone.
Incidently, I hope your cell phones are working OK now that the
Telecom cell site has been completed.
Waitarere now has Mobile, Telephone and Broadband services which
are up with the best anywhere in New Zealand. All you have to
do is use them!!
Best Wishes and happy surfing on the net,
PS, If you have any problems, just give me a ring.
Thanks Graeme...its awesome to finally have the services
available to us at the beach. The cell phone reception is fantastic,
what a change! I don't have to stand in all postions
in order to get some sort of coverage now. Fully appreciate everything
you have done.
good news regarding Jetstream for Waitarere.
1. It has been approved for installation.
2. The timing for this will be about February 2005.
The reason for the lead time is because Telecom, nationally, are
flatout with these installs, with a very long queue. Also the
Government Probe contracts (broadband to the schools etc) are
currently under action. If there is any change on the above I
will notify you as soon as possible.
If you have any queries etc, please feel free to contact me either
by e-mail (Grahame.Delaney@Telecom.co.nz), through Telecoms main
switchboard or call (04) 802 6532.