April 2007 newsletter

April 2007 newsletter


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AGM and Holiday Activities

Your committee for this year is: John Hewitson Chairperson, Erica Wyatt Secretary, Helen Hewitson Treasurer, Liz Duncan, Cecily Archer, Lesley Anne Walker, Joe Wilson, Graham Hassell, John Brown, Gary Drake.

Speed Limit

At the AGM the question of the speed limit in Waikawa Beach Rd and within the settlement was discussed. There was a very mixed reaction to the suggestion that Waikawa Beach Rd be limited to 80kph and 30khm in the village over December and January. I would be pleased to hear your views.

Honorary Life member

Erica Wyatt was made an Honorary Life member of the Association.

Sand sculpture competition winner.

Holiday Activities

All the holiday activities were thoroughly enjoyed and this is Andy’s photo of the winning sand sculpture. We are getting professional aren’t we!

Obituary: Andy Chaplow

It is with regret that I inform you of the sudden and untimely death of Andy Chaplow. Andy was a member of the committee, the organiser of Boat Day and a stalwart helper at all the holiday activities. He will be sadly missed. Our condolences to Karen and the children.

Boat Ramp

The Association was granted $2000 from the Manakau Medieval Market and it will be used to install a simple ramp by the footbridge to enable canoes and kayaks to have easier access to the river. It will be named Andy’s Ramp as he would have made good use of it!

Neighbourhood Support

A coordinator is still required for this essential post. Please let me know if you are interested. Continue to be vigilant and report anything suspicious. Try to make a note of the make and colour of any vehicle and even two or three letters or numbers of the numberplate. There was a daytime burglary not too long ago so we cannot afford to relax.

Working Bees

A working bee was held at Easter on the Reserve and it now looks very tidy and attractive. Another is planned for Anzac Day 9am at the entrance way where there is a large amount of mulch to spread. One truck load was donated by Mitchpine and we thank them most sincerely


At present there are two subdivisions planned for the area.

Strathnaver Drive

This comprises 44 rural lots. Entrance is approximately by the first judder bar on Strathnaver Drive. The application for the development is available for inspection at the Horowhenua District Council offices in Bath St Levin or is available from Bianca Hurrell at Harrison Grierson Consultants Ltd Wellington on 04 385 0005. Submissions close 2 May and must be on the official form.

The Association will put in a submission re: concerns on ground water. Many of the lots could put down sandtraps and this would have a direct bearing on those of us who rely on ground water.

  • construction traffic. While Strathnaver was being developed there was a lot of heavy traffic on the road and this caused several near accidents. It is possible to restrict the hours and the speeds the trucks etc can travel
  • the provision for a fire tank.
  • provision for some land to be vested in the Horowhenua District Council as reserve land.
  • the type of native trees that are to be planted along the road ways.
  • the possibility of a 30km speed restriction both in the subdivision and the village as all traffic to the new development would travel via Sarah St.
Strathnaver Drive subdivision plan.
Strathnaver Drive subdivision plan.

Waikawa Lakes

This development has not yet been lodged for Resource Consent. It is situated adjacent to Wakawa Beach Rd and Sarah St. The proposal is for 93 rural lots with lakes. I would appreciate any comments or concerns you might have.

Waikawa Lakes subdivision plan.
Waikawa Lakes subdivision plan.

Erica Wyatt


24 Manga Pirau St Waikawa Beach

RD 31


Ph 06 362 6679

E-mail pberrett@xtra.co

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