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.
Once again Barry Jordan has made available fantastic photos of the annual Sports Day event. There are a few below, but see his Flickr page for the whole lot.
BTW: can you spot the invisible egg?
Boat Day was held on 28 December 2018, and Barry Jordan took a lot of excellent photos. A few are below, but see all of them at his Flickr feed.
Many thanks Barry!
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.
|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.
On Saturday 17 February 2018 the private Beach land over the bridge will be out of bounds to the public. The Wellington Orienteering Club are having a training day there for their elite group.
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.
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.
Many thanks to all those who helped us clean up our community a bit.