folks, we’ve moved the picnic table to block the track and added tape. This should at least cause drivers to stop and look before moving things aside and driving off the cliff into the water.
Pedestrians can still cross, however THERE IS NOWHERE TO GO. The ‘other track’ was illegally put in across private land and the owners are not happy at all. If you use that track you are trespassing and endangering everyone’s access to the beach. The owners have agreed we can use the existing track, but it’s at their discretion.
Low tide was around 8.30 am and there was a 3 metre drop-off into the river from the legitimate track then. High tide is around 3 pm and things are likely to get worse.
Last time this happened it was months before vehicles could access the beach again.
Level 4 means Covid-19 is not contained in New Zealand and there is a risk it is spreading in the community.
People must stay at home in their bubble unless for essential movement, including for essential work, to go to the supermarket, clinics and pharmacies, for example.
All businesses must close except for essential services, including those mentioned above, petrol stations and lifeline utilities. Travel is severely restricted.
People can exercise in their local community, but playgrounds are off-limits. All gatherings are cancelled, educational facilities and public venues are closed.
Ministry of Health says in alert level 4 supplies may be rationed and health services reprioritised.
People are advised to get tested if they have symptoms or have been at a location of interest, and keep a safe distance from others.
Stay home; stay safe. If you need help with something let someone know: a neighbour or the Ratepayers Association (email@example.com). Keep an eye on neighbours who may need help too. We’re all in this together.
Wellington region moved to Alert Level 2 at 6pm on Wednesday 23 June . This area includes Ōtaki, Waikawa Beach, Manakau, Wairarapa, and Kāpiti Coast. This measure will remain in place until 11:59pm Sunday 27 June.
That seemed wrong because Waikawa Beach and Manakau aren’t in Wellington region so I emailed the officials. They directed me to the Boundary Map which confirms we are included in Level 2.
The text below reads, in part:
The Greater Wellington region boundary includes Ōtaki, Waikawa Beach, Manakau, Wairarapa, Kāpiti Coast, and also the islands within the Wellington Regional Boundary.
Commencing on the mean high-water mark of the west coast of the North Island at the mouth of the Waikawa Stream
proceeding in a generally north easterly direction along the south bank of the Waikawa stream to intersect with Waikawa Beach Road then along Waikawa Beach Road to intersect SH1
The main Level 2 requirements are to keep your distance, get tested and otherwise stay home if you’re sick, no more than 100 people at social gatherings.
There are several areas around Waikawa Beach where gamebird hunting takes place. It’s easy, for example, to hear the shots from Lake Huritini. If you have animals that respond poorly to the sounds of shooting it would pay to keep them confined for a few hours from dawn on [Saturday] 01 May 2021.
With game bird hunting season starting on 1 May, Police is reminding people to be vigilant about safety.
“We encourage everyone heading out shooting this season to refresh themselves on the seven rules of firearm safety,” says Acting Superintendent Mike McIlraith, Officer in Charge: Arms Safety and Control. …
The Seven Firearms Safety Rules
Rule 1: Treat every firearm as loaded
Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
Rule 5: Check your firing zone
Rule 6: Store firearms and ammunition safely
Rule 7: Avoid both alcohol and drugs when handling firearms