You’re invited! Awa Pukapuka launch

Anja and Theo created a wonderful Awa Pukapuka, Little Free Library, Wendy Hodder has done a beautiful paint job, and numerous folk have contributed books, DVDs and other items.

Horowhenua District Council contributed funding, as has the Waikawa Beach Ratepayers Association.

Now it’s time to launch! A couple of speeches, a glass of wine or juice and some snacks. Meet and chat with neighbours.

29 May 2021 at 1.30 pm, rain day Sunday, at the library, by the footbridge.

Please join in!

Let us know below if you’re coming along so we can buy snacks and wine etc. If you like, bring a bottle of something to share and perhaps your own glass to help save the environment. 😀

Awa Pukapuka with painting completed.
Awa Pukapuka with painting completed.
Awa Pukapuka with painting completed (front view).
Awa Pukapuka with painting completed (front view).
Awa Pukapuka with painting completed (side view).
Awa Pukapuka with painting completed (side view).

Car theft from Takapu Road May 2021

Not happy to see wrongdoing close to Waikawa Beach reported in the 14 May 2021 newsletter from Deborah Campbell, District Coordinator, Horowhenua Neighbourhood Support:

UNLAWFUL TAKES OF M/V: Takapu Road (40-50), Manakau, 4/5/2021

CAR/PERSON ACTING SUSPICIOUSLY: Ihaka Hakuene St (1-20), Manakau, 12/5/2021

Newsletter screenshot.
Newsletter screenshot.

If you see suspicious behaviour around your own property or your neighbours, take photos if it’s safe to do so, and call the Police.

Plastic recycling — only types 1, 2 and 5

From Horowhenua District Council Recycling Changes:

We’re making a few changes to our kerbside recycling that will affect you. Due to some plastic types not being able to be recycled in New Zealand, from 31 May 2021 we’ll only be accepting plastics 1, 2 and 5 in your kerbside recycling. Clean cardboard, paper, tins, cans and glass will continue to be collected.

The information in our ‘Recycling made easy’ flyer will help you understand what you can and can’t recycle in your recycling wheelie bins and crates.

BTW: recycling dates are listed on the righ-hand side of the WBRA website. Next recycling day is Monday 24 May 2021. Then 07 and 21 June, 05 and 19 July.

Road accidents stats for 2020

Earlier this year we queried road accident statistics for 2020 (the year of Covid and lockdown) for SH1 in our area. The good news is that with heavily reduced traffic, there were only 8 crashes (none fatal), only 4 of which led to road closures. Our query:

Regarding the stretch of SH1 between the intersection with Mill Road in Ōtaki and the intersection with Hokio Beach Road in Levin, for the calendar year 2020, I would like to know:

  1. How many vehicle accidents were there which closed or led to delays on SH1?
  2. How many people died as a result of vehicle accidents?

In response to a query we also asked:

[…} if you could provide information on

  1. the total number of accidents and then
  2. also delays, whether caused by crashes or other factors

that would be very helpful.

The response:

To provide context to your request, the Traffic Road Event Information System (TREIS) within Waka Kotahi is updated according to the situation of the incident at the time. For instance, the status of any one incident can be changed from caution, to delays, and then to road closure. These are known as situational changes.

I will respond to each of your questions in turn.

a) How many vehicle accidents were there which closed or led to delays on SH1?

In 2020, TREIS has a record of eight crashes on the stretch of State Highway 1, between the intersection of Mill Road in Ōtaki and the intersection of Hokio Beach Road in Levin, that led to the incident status being recorded as caution. These eight crashes were all subsequently updated to delays, and four of them were further updated to road closure.

b) How many people died as a result of vehicle accidents

In 2020, the Crash Analysis System (CAS) shows there have been no fatal crashes recorded on SH1, between the intersection of Mill Road in Ōtaki and the intersection of Hokio Beach Road in Levin.

Please note, Waka Kotahi manages the CAS; New Zealand’s primary tool for capturing information on where, when and how road crashes occur. The system is updated once a Traffic Crash Report (TCR) is received from NZ Police sometime after the crash. Due to the police reporting time frame and subsequent data processing, there is a lag from the time of a crash to full and correct crash records within CAS. Therefore, data for the 2020 year is not complete.

c) the total number of accidents and then

For crashes recorded in 2020, the CAS shows there were 4 serious, 8 minor, and 14 non-injury crashes that occurred on SH1, between the intersection of Mill Road in Ōtaki and the intersection of Hokio Beach Road in Levin.

d) also delays, whether caused by crashes or other factors that would be very helpful

Please refer to my response for question a) above. No further delays have been recorded in TREIS.

OIA-7561 Response.pdf

Manakau District Community Association AGM, 25 May 2021

From our friends at the Manakau District Community Association:

The Annual General Meeting for the Manakau District Community Association will be held on Tuesday 25th May at 7pm in the Manakau Hall.

Light refreshments will be served at the close of the meeting. Should you wish to include an Agenda item please notify me prior to the AGM.

Please see the Minutes attached for the last AGM.

Nga Mihi

Esther Sweet
Secretary

Manakau AGM Minutes 21st July 2020.docx (130 KB)