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.

Ambrose Golf, 02 January 2018

A morning of fun golf at Levin.

Report Waikawa Beach Annual Ambrose Golf — January 2018

29 players, including 2 juniors enjoyed a beautiful day of Ambrose Family Fun Golf held at Levin Golf course on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

Prize giving and a sausage sizzle followed at the golf course afterwards. Thanks to everyone for supporting this event.

Winners with a gross score of 35 were:
Ngaire Hunter, John Hewitson, Brendon Beirne, Nick & Fred Ascough.

Runners Up on 37 were:
Lauren Small, James Cox, Aaron King & Joe Sione

There were 2 teams on 38 & 3 teams on 39, so very close scoring.

Fred Ascough is our second 8 year old to have his name engraved on the trophy. Watch this space as this kid showed the adults how to hit a straight ball & there were a number of times his ball was chosen.

Other results:

  • Ladies Longest Drive: Ngaire Hunter
  • Ladies Tee Shot Closest the Pin: Cecily Archer
  • Men’s Longest Drive: Isaac Smith
  • Men’s Closest the Pin: Gary Ashton
  • Longest successful Putt: Aaron King

Many thanks to Ngaire Hunter for organising!

Ngaire Hunter, John Hewitson, Brendon Beirne, Nick & Fred Ascough (front row).
Ngaire Hunter, John Hewitson, Brendon Beirne, Nick & Fred Ascough (front row).

Sports Day 01 January 2018 photos

On 10 January 2018 a crowd turned out to the Hank Edwards Reserve for the annual Sports Day. The day included popular races such as running, three-legged, sack and leapfrog.

We hope to add more photos later, but here are a few to give you a taste.

And speaking of taste, there were sausages for sale, along with drinks — very handy for a hot and sunny summer’s day.

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Waikawa Beach Sports Day 01 January 2018.
Waikawa Beach Sports Day 01 January 2018. Sack race.
Waikawa Beach Sports Day 01 January 2018.
Waikawa Beach Sports Day 01 January 2018. Three-legged race.
Waikawa Beach Sports Day 01 January 2018.
Waikawa Beach Sports Day 01 January 2018. Sprints.
Waikawa Beach Sports Day 01 January 2018.
Waikawa Beach Sports Day 01 January 2018. Committee members Warwick Bainbridge, Yvonne Small, Lesley-Anne Walker and Elaine White staff the barbecue desk.
Waikawa Beach Sports Day 01 January 2018.
Waikawa Beach Sports Day 01 January 2018. The spider crawl.
Waikawa Beach Sports Day 01 January 2018.
Waikawa Beach Sports Day 01 January 2018. Three-legged race.