Pepuere (February) 2022 Newsletter

Kia ora e te whānau,
rain, rain and more rain! So far this month we’ve had about 160mm rain and there’s another 150mm or so forecast for this weekend. It’s hot and humid, so all the weeds are growing well. Top temperature so far this year was a baking 29.9C on 04 February 2022.

AGM update (more below): an in-person event will be held at 3pm on Saturday 19 March 2022 at Manakau Hall. Vaccine passes will be checked at the door.

With renovations on the roughly 60 year old toilet block at Waikawa Beach planned for this year, the handy word for this month is wharepaku: toilet / lavatory.

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Toilet block upgrade begins in March 2022

The long-awaited toilet block upgrade will begin in a few weeks. While work goes on two Portaloos will be in place for public use.

Back in November 2021 we wrote: Plans for new toilet block at Hank Edwards Reserve. Now we have an update from Stephan Titze, Horowhenua District Council, Parks and Property Project Lead:

The contract for the toilet upgrade has been awarded and Lee Builders from Palmerston North will start with the rehabilitation work by mid – end March.

The construction will start with the demolition of the male toilet block which means from mid- March 2022 onwards the toilets as such will no longer be accessible for the public. However, as discussed and agreed I have allowed for the provision of two portable toilets for the time being.

the current material shortage has an impact on this development (later start) and will most likely have also it’s impact in later stage. However for now we can’t say how big the impact will be

It’ll be a relief once this work is complete and locals and visitors alike can benefit from a clean, modern, well-lit, safe and accessible public toilet.

Two Covid cases in Levin, 11 February 2022

MidCentral District Health Board posted on Facebook on 11 February 2022:

MidCentral COVID-19 Update #2 Friday 11 February 2022

As reported earlier today, we have two new cases of COVID-19 in MidCentral, both of these cases have been confirmed as members of the same household in Levin. This brings the total number of active cases in the rohe (region) to thirteen.

A Public Health investigation is currently underway to identify any high-risk locations of interest and close contacts. Close contacts will be notified by Contact Tracers directly and any locations of interest where people need to self-identify as close contacts will be published to the Ministry of Health webpage here:

Burglary at Waikawa Beach 09 February 2022

From the Neighbourhood Support Newsletter 11th February 2022 a report of a daytime burglary at Waikawa Beach Rd (630-660) on 09 February 2022.

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