Rolling down Waitārere Beach

A car crash on Waitarere Beach has left one person seriously injured on Friday [07 December 2018].

It appears the small hatchback vehicle was overloaded. A Fire and Emergency spokesperson confirmed six people were in the car when it rolled near the surf lifesaving club some time after 3pm.…

Photos of the scene posted online by Waitarere Beach Volunteer Fire Brigade, which attended the incident, showed steeply curving tyre tracks near the vehicle.

Source: One person injured after car rolls on Waitarere Beach – NZ Herald.

As we come into summer with more people using the beaches please drive carefully, wherever you are.

3 menacing dogs at Waikawa Beach

Each year the Horowhenua District Council reports on how many dogs are registered, how many of those are dangerous or menacing, and where those dogs are to be found. The numbers seem to change a bit each year. This year there are 3 menacing dogs and no dangerous dogs at Waikawa Beach.

Menacing and dangerous dogs 2017 to 2018.
Menacing and dangerous dogs 2017 to 2018.
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No permission for horses to use the Reay Mackay Grove tracks to the beach

Earlier this month we wrote about a Letter of Request to the Horowhenua District Council to allow horses to use the south track to the beach off Reay Mackay Grove: Safety and convenience: horses on the South Track.

The Council have said No to the proposal.

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Safety and convenience: horses on the South Track

We want your views. For safety and other reasons horse riders want to be able to use the South beach track off Reay Mackay Grove. Please read the item and tell us what you think.

We have a safety issue on Waikawa Beach, and it’s to do with horses. We want your views about what action to take.

Imagine this: you’re down on the beach enjoying your favourite recreational activity, perhaps flying a kite or model aircraft or riding your dirt bike. The kite’s fluttering in the breeze, swooping and diving. It’s good fun.

Now a horse and rider come along after a good jaunt along the beach. The rider sees the kite, between them and the only exit from the beach horses are allowed to use: the vehicle entrance. This rider knows their horse, like many horses, will startle at the erratic movements of the kite.

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Tree trimming underway at village entrance

It’s a wet, cold and miserable day but the folks from Treescape are hard at work trimming back the trees and shrubs at the village entrance. This work is necessary to clear sight lines and to comply with roading regulations.

Tree trimming at the village entrance.

Tree trimming at the village entrance.

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