We trust you are keeping well and staying positive. Here are details of some current Whakapirau community initiatives/activities:
- Whakapirau community response to COVID-19 and Northland drought conditions:
On many occasions in the past, the Whakapirau community has shown care and concern for those amongst us who may need a bit of extra help – and now seems just the right time for a gentle reminder to look out for our neighbours, especially as not everyone has access to community websites, emails and the Messenger service. If you haven’t already done so, it may be a good idea to check on your immediate neighbours to confirm:
- That they have enough water for essentials and, if not, are able to obtain emergency supplies. We are aware that some householders (especially those who are not often in Whakapirau) have given access to their water supply to neighbours who have little or none. That’s great….thank you!
- If they are unwell or self-isolating because of contact with COVID-19 and check if they need help with shopping or other errands.
If you or your neighbour is struggling with either of these situations and there seems to be no easy solution, please ask for help by placing a message on the Whakapirau community web-site (www.whakapirau.co.nz) or on the Whakapirau Community Group Messenger group.
- Whakapirau Residents’ and Ratepayers’ Association (WRRA) Annual General Meeting:
When: Saturday 11 April 2020 at 9.30 amWhere: St Albans Church, Oxford Street, WhakapirauWhat: Please see attached Agenda and nomination forms for WRRA roles – and please ensure you have paid your 2020 membership subscription so that you have voting rights! A membership subscription form is attached. New members are asked to complete the New Member / Updated Information Form (also attached). Please note, meetings with more than 500 participants are currently banned because of COVID-19 – which means we will have to manage our numbers on a first-come, first-served basis. So be in quick!
- Sandcastle / Sand Sculpture Competition:
When: Saturday 11 April 2020 – after high tide (1.30 pm) with judging at 5.00 pmWhere: Anywhere on the beachWhat: Build / Create your castle or sculpture – either individually or with family & friends.
- Easter Egg Hunt:
When: Sunday 12 April 2020 at 10 amWhere: On the foreshore (meet in front of the tennis court)What: Children’s hunt for Easter Eggs. Easter egg donations can be left with Margaret Bailey, 32 Kilbraugh Street prior to Sunday 12 April. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT ANY OR ALL OF THE ABOVE ARRANGEMENTS MAY NEED TO BE CHANGED / CANCELLED IN VIEW OF THE EVOLVING SITUATION WITH COVID-19.
- Kaipara District Council (KDC) Spatial Planning Survey:
We were informed yesterday that a team from KDC were out and about in Whakapirau on Monday – promoting the spatial planning currently being undertaken across the district. We have been asked to circulate the attached form and encourage members of our community to provide input.
- Illegal Dumping
Kaipara District Council spends a large amount of our rates cleaning up illegally dumped rubbish in the area. They point out that dumped waste is not only an eyesore but can create health and other hazards – and ask that dumped rubbish is reported either by phone (0800 727 059) or online (kaipara.govt.nz). KDC will issue instant fines to anyone found dumping rubbish illegally….so let’s keep a lookout and make sure our beautiful environment stays that way!
WRRA Committee18 March 2020