One Waikawa Beach tiny home in the news

The tiny home that last year arrived beside the all-purpose beach access at the end of Manga Pirau Street has turned up in the news, and our erosion problem is the reason:

Tiny homes are also being used as a solution to red zoned land where building permits cannot be given due to safety concerns, Ms Stevens said. 

A tiny home has been set up as an Airbnb on Waikawa Beach on the Kapiti Coast on a piece of coastal land in an erosion zone, she explained. 

“The owners of that property wouldn’t have been able to put a regular batch down there so it’s an awesome solution for them.”

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August 2018 Newsletter

Kia ora Waikawa whānau. Well, pollen season is upon us. The yellow is everywhere, even down on the beach.

In this newsletter …

  1. The pollen is upon us
  2. Footbridge refurbishment complete
  3. Beach access
  4. River update
  5. Whitebaiting season starts on 15 August
  6. Lose some, win some
  7. Property news
  8. Did you know: Waikawa Beach, population 3,000

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Congratulations, we’re engaged

Councillor Christine Mitchell, who attends all of our Waikawa Beach Ratepayers Association Committee meetings and fronts up very often at other meetings of concern to our community here, has praised our community in the Horowhenua Chronicle of Friday 22 June 2018:

One example of the power of the decision making process to inform Councillors’ decisions was when Waikawa Beach ratepayers explained why they had no need for water or sewage services. Councillors listened and have decided not to pursue feasibility studies there.

I would specifically like to commend the … Waikawa Beach ratepayer groups who presented detailed, professional submissions on behalf of their communities.

Councillor Mitchell commends us.
Councillor Mitchell commends us.

I think we can congratulate all of ourselves on having a great discussion within our community. People left comments on this website, emailed the Committee with their views and turned up en masse at our Public Meeting to discuss the issues.

Then we all sent in our submissions on the Draft Long-Term Plan.

All that discussion informed the submission your Committee made on behalf of the whole community too.

I know the opinions weren’t 100% unanimous, but engaging in the consultation was the important thing.

What a great community we have!

On Track Waikawa : Beach access works, June 2018

Footbridge

On Monday 25 June 2018 work begins on resurfacing the footbridge:

Planning to install the project signs this Wednesday and some further safety fencing on Friday with physical works starting next Monday.

The bridge will be closed between 7.30am – 5pm weekdays when the works are undertaken.

Those who find the bridge a bit slippery on wet or frosty days will be glad to know a mesh will be applied to the surface.

Vehicle access

On 28 June 2018 work should begin on the river cut. A small team of locals will be co-ordinating with Horizons Regional Council and Horowhenua District Council. More information to come.

Boat Day in the 1980’s before the old bridge was washed away by a flood in March 1990. This was before the days of OSH as the bridge had no handrails and looked as though it fall into the river at any time
Boat Day in the 1980’s before the old bridge was washed away by a flood in March 1990. This was before the days of OSH as the bridge had no handrails and looked as though it fall into the river at any time.