The country’s whitebaiting rules are set to change in an effort to save the four species currently threatened or at risk of extinction.…
Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage. … said there were no plans to introduce a licensing system for recreational fishers or a ban on the commercial sale of whitebait within New Zealand.
But the changes do recommend phasing out the export of whitebait.
Consultation and public meetings will be held through until 2 March and final decisions will be made later this year.
Many thanks to Lesley-Anne Walker for these additional Boat Day 01 January 2020 photos. There was quite a crowd!
Yoga session with teacher Julie Donaldson: Sunday 19 January 2020, 9 am at the platform overlooking the river at Hank Edwards Reserve. Bring a mat and $10. All welcome. Depends on weather. Arrive a few minutes ahead of time.
This was organised by folks on the Waikawa Beach Facebook page.
A heap of people turned out to sand sculpture day and there were quite a few very creative efforts. Afterwards the little kids got to dig in the sand for prizes. Many thanks to chief judge, John Hewitson and his assistants Debra Betts and Pat O’Sullivan.
There are loads of photos so most won’t be available in the automatic email that goes out. Visit the post online to see them all. Thanks to Debra for many of the photos, Blair for the excellent drone shots and Miraz for a couple of extra photos.
Hard to believe it’s already 2020, but the year started with some great races on Sports Day. Thanks to all those who joined in and to Stephen Betts for photos.
This slow-loading 3-second video of the under-5s reaching the finish line starts us off. By Miraz Jordan.
There was lots of talk afterwards about how good Boat Day was. Plenty of people joined in and it was a lot of fun. Thanks to Stephen Betts for supplying photos.