Birds nesting around the estuary and near the north track off Reay Mackay Grove. Please avoid and keep dogs away. Watch for Oystercatchers, Pied Stilts, Dotterels.
Roadworks ongoing at intersection of Waikawa Beach Road and SH 1.
Beach access for vehicles: currently washed out.
Recycling: collected every 2 weeks;
next: 04 and 18 December 2023.
Water quality between 01 November 2023 and 30 April 2024.
Latest: 04 December 2023 : 749 n/100 mL (red)
Season totals: 2 green, 0 orange, 3 red.
Weather on the weekend of 07 and 08 October 2023 was a bit dicey which may have led to a lower turnout than usual. A huge thanks though to the 8 or 10 diligent locals and several Council workers who planted something like 4,000 plants (at $3 each) on the day.
I was out of town at the time, but can see a huge area (approx 12,000 square metres or 3+ acres) was covered and subsequently taped off. The northbound branch of the north track off Reay Mackay Grove has been extended by a good 50 metres.
I’ve gathered photos and text from Stephen Betts, a resident, and from Craig Kidd, Horowhenua District Council Parks and Property Officer | Āpiha Papa Rēhia, Rawa.
Above is a map I’ve finally been able to mark up. It shows where this year’s spinifex was planted and the area of driftwood where birds nest.
Note: lots of photos below. The page may be slow to load and use up to 5 MB of data.