This review affects most of the rural roads reached by turning off SH1 onto Waikawa Beach Road. We’ve collated the individual suggestions from the proposal document available at the Council’s website (and linked below in case their link disappears).
We may know the Waikawa River from what we see of it at the footbridge, but around 6 Km upstream our Waikawa River is formed from two other streams: the Waikawa and the Manakau. The two streams converge about 100 metres west of Whakahoro Road. That’s the shingle road with all the letterboxes that runs north, opposite 363 Waikawa Beach Road.
The new owner of the Manakau Dairy is local to Waikawa Beach. Opening hours are now from 6 am to 6 pm, 7 days a week.
A Horowhenua store has changed hands for the first time in nearly two decades, with the new owner bringing her culinary skills into the mix.
Sonya Martin has taken over The Manakau Store …
Sonya says she’ll maintain a local focus, as well as adding a broader range to the store and increasing its food offerings, as she has many years’ experience in the food industry. …
She and her partner and children have owned a section nearby in Waikawa for 14 years, and moved back full time three years ago. …
A new cold cabinet display is planned for the main counter, which will be stocked with homemade sandwiches and salads, there are muffins and other creations already in stock, and she’ll continue to supply the popular pies the store gets from Temptations Patisserie in Ōtaki. …
She offers gluten-free options, carefully prepared using different equipment to gluten-containing foods, as well as vegetarian options, and stocking items that are organic or reduced sugar.
There are reports on Facebook from the last few days of people ‘visiting’ local properties at suspicious times.
Be alert for prowlers, burglars, thieves.
Lock up your stuff and keep an eye on neighbouring properties. Call Police if you see something odd or feel concerned. Talk to your neighbours too: building up good connections with the people around you is a good way to increase safety for all of us.
Before Christmas there were a couple of instances of thefts or attempted thefts in the village, luckily foiled by alert neighbours.
And please let the Ratepayers Association know of any incidents. Email the Secretary at email@example.com .
Rob Cross is biodiversity manager at Kāpiti Coast District Council. In the 10 minute video below he talks about the natural highlights of Kāpiti’s sand dunes, reminding us what an important job they do creating homes for plants and wildlife and helping protect our coastline. We could reasonably expect our dunes at Waikawa Beach to be the same.