Sand Sculpture Day 2019

Saturday 19 January 2019 was a cool and slightly drizzly day, but a hardcore group turned out to make sand sculptures. Many thanks to Stephen Betts for the photos below of Fat cat, Dog and Bone, Air B&B Waikawa, Club Sandwich, Dragon, Volcano and Rabbit. Debra Betts did the judging and John Hewitson handled prize giving. Many thanks too to Frank Averes for his help and support.

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Summer activities schedule 2018-19

As usual, we have plenty of activities planned for the summer. There won’t be any 18 hole golf this year, but the Ambrose Golf (yet to be organised) should be going ahead. Watch for details.

Date Time Activity Notes
Thursday 27 December 2018 3 pm AGM Hank Edwards Reserve. Bring a chair. If wet, at Manakau Hall.
Friday 28 December 2018 2 pm Boat Day At the footbridge. If the weather’s bad it’ll be on Saturday 29 December at 3 pm.
Tuesday 01 January 2019 3 pm Sports Day Hank Edwards Reserve.
Saturday 19 January 2019 Judging at 4 pm Sand Sculpture Day Cross the bridge and turn left.

Most activities depend on the weather so check the noticeboard, the blackboard or the website for last-minute updates.

Please also be sure to pay your membership subs as soon as possible.

Also think about whether you want to stand for, or nominate someone for, the Committee. You must have the permission of anyone you nominate.

Hard rubbish collection, 13 January 2018

The Association organises a hard rubbish collection every second year. It’s a great chance to get rid of those awkward items cluttering up the shed.

Hard rubbish collection: 13 January 2018, starting 9 am. $5 to $10 for small amounts; bigger items: $20.00. You MUST advise us beforehand.

UPDATE Saturday 13 January 2018: the collection has been and gone. If you had rubbish collected but haven’t yet paid please either give the money to a committee member or pay online. See Please Pay your Subs for bank details.

Waiting for the hard rubbish collection.
Waiting for the hard rubbish collection. Piles of stuff like this sprang up on Waikawa Beach kerbsides on Friday.

Two trucks arrived promptly at 9, staffed by 3 people. John Hewitson, Kevin Burns, Miraz Jordan, Dominic Hayden and Barry Whitaker travelled with the trucks to help load items and collect money. When they’re done the trucks are weighed and the Association is charged for the collection.

The collection proceeded at speed, with about 20 or 30 pickups all over the village and Strathnaver. Large metal items went on one truck, while the rest went in the other and was crushed.

Hard at work. Truck workers, Dominic Hayden, John Hewitson and Kevin Burns load  rubbish.
Hard at work. Truck workers, Dominic Hayden, John Hewitson and Kevin Burns load rubbish.
John Hewitson and two council workers by the truck collecting metal items.
John Hewitson and two council workers by the truck collecting metal items.

Watch your eyes! There's glass being crushed.
Watch your eyes! There’s glass being crushed.

Many thanks to all those who helped us clean up our community a bit.