Just before Christmas some people moved out from a house in the village and abandoned their pet cats. Concerned neighbours have been feeding the cats, hoping the owners would return to pick them up, but that hope is fading fast.
Before the neighbours take the cats to the SPCA, is anyone in Waikawa Beach wanting to adopt a cat?
If you’re interested or have any other information please text as soon as possible to: 0273242231.
The cats are very friendly: all females, one around 8 months old, the other two a bit older. None of them appear pregnant.
The youngest one is the photo I have labelled Spotty, next eldest would be Torti and then Tabby would be the eldest. Tabby is not very old by the look of her.
I don’t know if they are microchipped or speyed. I do know that Torti and Tabby were being fed by the people that have left. Spotty is a new hungry wee thing that seems to be part of their group as there is no fighting when they are feeding.
Safety might be improving on the stretch of road between Ōtaki and Levin. While frequent congestion is still obvious, and perhaps even getting worse, the number of crashes and fatalities has declined between 2018 and 2019.
In response to an Official Information Request we received the following information.
Crashes reported to the Wellington Transport Operations Centre on SH1 between Mill Road (Ōtaki) and Hokio Beach Road (Levin):
In 2018 there were 64 crashes. 12 incidents required the road to be closed and 2 were recorded as causing delays. The remaining 50 incidents were recorded as the road remained open with no delays.
In 2019 there were 43 crashes. 4 incidents required the road to be closed and another 3 were recorded as causing delays. The remaining 36 were recorded as the road remained open with no delays.
In 2018 four people died as a result of four vehicle crashes.
In 2019 one person died as a result of one vehicle crash.
Yoga session with teacher Julie Donaldson: Sunday 19 January 2020, 9 am at the platform overlooking the river at Hank Edwards Reserve. Bring a mat and $10. All welcome. Depends on weather. Arrive a few minutes ahead of time.
This was organised by folks on the Waikawa Beach Facebook page.