October 2005 newsletter

October 2005 newsletter

Working Bees

Three have been held so far this year and it was gratifying to have so many turn out for the last one, when $1000 worth of small shrubs were planted at the entrance way. Our grateful thanks to the Manakau Medieval Market Charitable Association for their grant of the $1000. The area surrounding the shrubs has been sprayed and it is planned to spread twig mulch to save the continual mowing of the area. Arrangements have been made to enable the area to be watered this summer should it be dry. This should ensure a good start to the plants all of which have been recommended as hardy and suitable for our conditions.

So all hands to the wheel on Saturday 22 October 9am. Please bring a bucket or spade to spread the mulch. Your presence will be welcomed.

Rubbish Collection

Saturday 22 October commencing 10am a truck will drive around the streets to pick up hard rubbish from your gate. Your help please to load the trucks. As there was so much to be collected last year we are having two trucks so have a good clean out and I apologise for the late notice. Whitebaiting and school holidays took a priority!

One price this year — $5.

Wheelie bins are recommended over the holiday period and are available from Levin Container Rubbish 06 368 2438 for a minimum four week period — $25.

Monday rubbish collection must be in official Council bags available from the Manakau dairy or local supermarkets. Recyclables only in supermarket bags.

Beach Clean up

Another will be organized in January. Watch the notice boards.

Holiday Activities


Wednesday 28 December 3.30pm Hank Edwards Reserve. Please bring a chair. Refreshments will be provided following the meeting.


Friday 30 December Otaki Golf Club. Tee off at 11am.

Ring John Hewitson 06 362 6926

Fun Sports

Sunday 1 January 2pm Hank Edwards Reserve. This was a most enjoyable occasion last year. Fun for all ages. Don’t miss it.

Boat Day

Monday 2 January 11.30pm At the bridge.

The usual swimming boogie board and boat races followed by the Big Dig for children up to 12 years. Check the notice board. Sausages and drinks available.

Ambrose Golf

Tuesday 3 January 10am Levin Golf Club.

Fun for all the family. Ring Ngaire Hunter 06 362 6007

Holiday Traffic

Unfortunately we have not yet been able to have a 30km speed restriction within the village for December and January so please take care when driving — and walking!

Liquor Bylaws

A reminder that a liquor ban is in place for Guy Fawkes night and New Years Eve. The ban applies to the streets, the Reserves and the beach.

Cape Daisy

The whole area is a mass of those little yellow flowers that quickly smother your lawn. The Council sprayed the Hank Edwards Reserve last year with great success. Should you wish to clear up your berm and lawns use Tordon Gold which will kill broadleaf plants but not the grass.


Lastly — yes you guessed — its subscription time again! The years seem to speed by. Please send your $20 to Helen Hewitson 4 Cathryn St RD31 Levin

Happy Holidays


Waikawa Beach Ratepayers Association

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