There’s no better time than now to get to know your neighbours, start a Neighbourhood Support group or update your group contact details. Together let’s REACH OUT, LOOK OUT, and HELP OUT to keep our communities safe, resilient and connected. 🏘
Please make sure that you adhere to the Ministry of health guidelines when you meet people and enter into gatherings. Also remember that the most at risk are the Elderly, young and those with already existing health problems.
As always, please stay up-to-date on the latest news at the above link so that you continue to make well informed decisions.
Please remember their are always little things we can do to help others. Collect groceries for those that may be self Isolating, Making a meal for someone, sometimes even ringing a Neighbour and seeing if they are ok.
If you know of anyone that may need some assistance please let me know and I will do my best to assist.
In 2008 a firm called Corydon Consultants was contracted by the WBRA to survey Waikawa Beach residents. This was to provide information so the Association could respond to planning processes and resource consent applications.
The survey was taken between 21 December 2007 and 28 January 2008. 242 questionnaires were distributed.
The company then produced a printed 17 page report. The report was photographed in February 2020 and is attached below as a PDF.
People valued the natural environment and the undeveloped, low-key style of development, low rates, proximity to Levin and Ōtaki and the feeling of safety.
Things people didn’t like were to do with new housing development, vehicles on the beach disrupting the recreational experience for others and damaging the environment, and deterioration in environmental qualities.
Just before Christmas some people moved out from a house in the village and abandoned their pet cats. Concerned neighbours have been feeding the cats, hoping the owners would return to pick them up, but that hope is fading fast.
Before the neighbours take the cats to the SPCA, is anyone in Waikawa Beach wanting to adopt a cat?