Waikawa Beach local, writer Glenn Colquhoun, has just published a new book:
The picture book
The Small Girl Who Lives Next Door follows Jack, who is curious about the girl next door who speaks te reo Māori.
The story follows his journey to becoming more proficient in te reo, and learning about Māori culture.
Picture book follows curious boy on a journey to learn te reo Māori.
Book cover: The Small Girl Who Lives Next Door.
Glenn has the book available for sale on his website:
The Small Girl Who Lives Next Door.
Maybe it’s the wind gusting to nearly 80 Kph (a bit back from the beach where I suspect it’s way stronger), but the power went out this morning somewhere around 11.30. Looks quite widespread.
Power out 28 June 2021.
While typing this it came back at 11:53. Hope it stays on …
Have you seen these kayaks?
I was given your details regarding a community email group. A group of us lost three kayaks and paddles up above the Waikawa Reserve DoC campground today. We intend to look for them when the stream is low but in the meantime people may come across them, on the beach or riverside. Would appreciate hearing from anyone if they find them.
In the past few days we’ve had about 18mm rain with another 20 forecast for today. Up in the hills though it’s been raining a lot more.
The paddocks beside Waikawa Beach Road are starting to look more like lakes, and the river at the footbridge is flowing swift and strong.
Where the last few weeks we’ve had a long lazy loop between the groyne and the sea, the river has now broken through the sandbar to flow straight out.
Full river breaks through sandbar.
MetService are forecasting significant swells in the next few days.
Posted: Sunday 27 June 2021, 09.30.