Over on the Waikawa Beach Facebook Page Charlie Strivens, Moderator, has offered to convene a Covid buddy system for Waikawa Beach. A Covid buddy would help someone get the things they need if they are isolating.
Get more details or just visit the Facebook link to join in.
Note: the above link gives a full list of vaccination sites for the event, including in Ōtaki.
Note: we were recently (08 October 2021) advised by Deborah Campbell, District Coordinator, Horowhenua Neighbourhood Support that in the Waikawa Beach area 70.5% of people have already had their first shot, and 44.4% have had their second shot.
Update 13-Oct-21: Kath has found a place. I’ve removed the contact info.
Wanted: Waikawa Beach Rental
Kia ora Waikawa Beach,
My family and I are looking for a rental at Waikawa Beach. If anyone is interested in renting out their bach/house from Dec/Jan/Feb until at least Nov 2022, please let me know. We will need somewhere with fibre internet, we could pay to get this installed if necessary.
We are: 2 professionals (teacher, IT), 2 x 6-year-old- kids, non-smoking, no pets, tidy, good references. We are already frequent Waikawa Beach visitors (we have family who share a bach on Drake St).
Alternatively – if you are interested in swapping your house for a tidy, warm 3-bedroom home in Newtown (Wgtn) for the year, please get in touch.
Reading gives us a place to go when we have to stay where we are.
On Monday, 12 April 2021 the first books were loaded into the new Awa Pukapuka near the footbridge. Anja and Theo Geelen have done a superb job with this new Little Free Library. They’ve also been given plenty of support and help by the community who have helped lay concrete, put the library in place and contributed books.
Congratulations to all!
The library is now open, although there are a few finishing touches yet to come, including artwork.
That means that an official launch hasn’t yet been scheduled, but there will be one.
There are a few guidelines:
Please note that books need to be in reasonable order. We also reserve the right to discard books if they don’t attract an interest, are not ‘moving’, or deemed unsuitable. This is a LITTLE library and we don’t have much storage capacity.
Games, puzzles (complete), DVDs, and magazines less than a year old, are also welcome.
Please use your own sound judgement when you drop off books to make sure we don’t become a ‘dumping ground’…
We are looking forward to growing Awa Pukapuka as a community project for all to enjoy. Many thanks.