Alert: the owners of the private land across the footbridge have asked us to advise the community:
on Saturday 27 November 2021 there will be no public access across the bridge and onto the private land as there will be an Orienteering event there that day. Access across the bridge will be closed from before 10 am until around 4 pm.
You’re still welcome to use the bridge and the private land before then and after the event.
Many thanks to the landowners for generously allowing the general public to use their land the rest of the time.
The thunderstorms rolled in on the evening of Tuesday 17 August 2021. Round about 1030 pm though there was fierce lightning and a really loud thunderclap right overhead. Then the lights went out. And stayed out till almost 6 am on the 18th, just after more fierce thunder and lightning.
There was torrential rain too, at several points, but with the power off the weather stations weren’t recording …
It may have just been the Strathnaver area as folks in the village apparently didn’t lose power.
It’s a good reminder though to keep devices charged and to have some emergency drinking water in the house.
On Saturday 05 June 2021, a fine day with a bit of sunshine, about 40 or 50 people and several dogs gathered to launch the Awa Pukapuka, the Little Free Library, at the corner of Drake Street and Waikawa Beach Road.