For the first time in something like 50 years there are kiwi in the Brynderwyn ranges. Fourteen north island brown kiwi were released into the 400 hectare Maranui conservation block on the south eastern side of the Brynderwyns on Saturday 13 April 2013 (article from Bream Bay News)
Speaking to several hundred people gathered for the occasion at the King Rd. entrance to the Maranui block, Catherine Hawley, representing the Maranui community, said that the land was purchased 26 years ago by a group of families and was covenanted by the Queen Elizabeth 11 Trust, which gives it protection in perpetuity. Read more
Last week I chaired a public meeting in the Anglican Church Hall which drew a great crowd, and some passions running hot for and against the proposed combined cycleway/walkway between Waipu village and Waipu Cove.
The end result of the meeting was:
- Overwhelming support for the walkway/cycleway to do beside Cove Road (safely and separate from traffic)
- This route would also point to the public access points to the estuary, and from here people could walk along the public esplanade reserves.
- The issue of public access to Esplanade Reserves and strips remains important, and should be something that we continue to work with as a community, and as affected landowners.
- This worthwhile project needs continued community support, energy, and funding
- The Trust overseeing the project will keep people in touch with developments via a newsletter and their website. Read more
The Last Ocean film
A spectacular documentary about the Ross Sea, Antarctica
- the last and most pristine eco marine system left in the world.
Friday 26th April Mangawhai Museum Cheese, Wine & Film evening at 7 pm
Film showing at 7.30 pm. Admission: $10 each
Philippa Ross, Great, Great, Great Grandaughter of Sir James Clark Ross who discovered the Ross Sea.”
Carmen Haver-Wallop and Nigel Gaylord McHavalot will marry at the Waipu Coronation Hall on -
Friday 24th May 2013, 7.30pm
This is a murder mystery night where Waipu locals will plot each others demise and fill your night with laughs. Can you guess who dunnit, if not, don’t worry, just come for the fun.
Tickets are $30 per person (includes finger food). Cash bar available.
Tickets from Waipu Four Square & Waipu Real Estate
FUNDRAISER FOR JOINT VENTURE PROJECT
The Waipu Museum is very pleased to invite you to:
Open Day at the Old Manse on Saturday 11 May 10am – 3pm
Continuous Devonshire teas and sausage sizzle at 12 noon
We invite anyone interested to come and pay a visit to view the results so far and find out a little about the history of this fine old house and its role in the life of the community over the years. Read more
Waipu Saturday Market has been held on first Saturday of the month as long as I have been in Waipu.
Present owner Sue Martin has decided to change venue to:
Waipu Presbyterian Hall next to the Waipu Museum.
The market will also be renamed Waipu Country Market.
CONTACT: Sue Martin ph 0274 586-144 email
Sue also manages the Mangawhai Beach and Country Market
A cardiac arrest during a rugby game or an asthma attack at home, call St John – now they are calling you. Volunteer Ambulance Officer Alex Maunder says, The need for more local volunteer ambulance officers is rapidly growing as the demand for St John ambulance services in the Bream Bay area continues to grow.
A rapidly growing and ageing population and increase in chronic health conditions such as diabetes and obesity means demand for the St John ambulance service is continually growing.
“Our trained volunteers are highly valued as part of our service. Without volunteers there would be no overnight ambulance service at all in the Bream Bay Area.” Read more
The sound of the Northland Brown Kiwi may once again be heard in the Brynderwyn Hills – what a treat that will be. Although some of us who enjoy walking our dogs up there might have to get some kiwi aversion therapy sorted I guess.
Marunui Conservation own a fabulous block of native land on the Mangawhai side of the hills and applied to Doc for some kiwi to be translocated there.
Saturday 13 April 10am 300 King Road, Mangawhai
- All invited to come and share in this magic occasion
(allow 15 minutes to park and walk) Bring a picnic but no dogs please
We look forward to sharing this special occasion with you (Directions below) Read more
The latest Bream Bay News had the picture of Ruakaka based business partners Donna and Dean Logan with the New Zealand Derby trainers cup which the three year old filly Habibi won for them at Ellerslie on Saturday 2 March.
Habibi beat all the best three – year – old racehorses in the country in the 2,400-metre New Zealand Derby at Ellerslie. In its 33 year history the race had only been won four times previously by a filly. The Derby carries a winning purse of $740,000 (the trainers get 10% and the jockey 5%), but the win means a lot more than this.
Donna – It puts us right up in the elite group.
Dean – “We have been doing this for around 27 years. This establishes us as good trainers. It makes people realise that good horses can be trained from here. We are often regarded as a bit of a back water but the facilities here are as good as anywhere”
Congratulations to the trainers, rider and New Plymouth based owners of Habibi Read full article