Waikawa Stream Community Catchment Project is working with the community and regional council to promote sustainable land use and improve the health of streams in the catchment which stretches from the Tararua Range to the coast at Waikawa Beach.
Now there’s a public community workshop on Wednesday 12 June 2019, 6.30 to 8.30 pm at Manakau Hall.
Centred around the Waikawa Stream, the month-long project will include a series of ephemeral arts workshops experimenting with different mediums, and installations in open spaces at multiple spots along the stream, organiser Kristy McGregor said. …
“The arts are a good way of connecting people and engaging them with their waterways and natural environment,” she said. …
The workshops are funded by Creative NZ’s Creative Communities Fund, administered by Horowhenua District Council. They are part of the broader Waikawa Stream Community Catchment Project which aims to improve water quality, which has just begun in the Waikawa catchment.
It is being led by the New Zealand Landcare Trust, and brings together a wide range of community stakeholders.
Note: the next workshop will be held at Easter weekend at Hank Edwards Reserve:
The next workshop will be based on building rafts from driftwood. It will be held at the Hank Edwards Reserve, Waikawa Beach on Easter Saturday, 20 April , 1pm to 3pm.
McGregor said RSVPs were appreciated but not compulsory.
“Don’t let that stop you turning up on the day for some fun,” she said.
All ages are welcome, however children must be accompanied by an adult. The events are weather dependent and will be rescheduled if necessary.
For further information or to book a spot, email email@example.com or phone 021 191 3231.
This morning (Monday 11 March 2019) many people watched as a military NH90 helicopter hovered low for quite some time over the village. Some speculate it was a training exercise, others that they were looking for marijuana crops. We haven’t been able to find any definitive information.
The helicopter had its doors open, and at one point seemed to haul something up and onboard.