What a wonderful Easter weekend it was – lovely weather and great activities.  Thanks to all those who participated and helped to make it such a memorable time. Click on Heading to view

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Although we’d like to have seen more people attending the AGM, those present were all in good heart – and three new committee members were warmly welcomed: Robin Binsley, Liz Painter and Sharlene Tornquist. 

Jean Avery stepped down as Chairperson after carrying out the role for five years and was replaced by Anne Goodmon and Sally Hughes who will share that role.  Steve Goodmon is continuing as Treasurer and Sharlene Tornquist will be the Secretary. 

WRRA Committe Members for 2021 are:

Jean Avery, Stephen Avery, Margaret Bailey, Robin Binsley, Jacky Caddick, Delwyn Chambers, Dennis Chappell, Susan de Spa, Anne Goodmon (Co-Chairperson), Steve Goodmon (Treasurer), Sally Hughes (Co-Chairperson), Liz Painter, Nick Simmons, Mark Smith, Margaret Tier, Sharlene Tornquist (Secretary) and Christine Yardley.

  • Sand Castle / Sand Sculpture Competition:

There was a great turnout and very close competition for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Prizes.  The winners were: 1st Prize  – “Snappy Easter”; 2nd Prize – “Fort Whakapirau” and 3rd Prize – “Sea Snake.”  See the next Blog Post for more details and photos……

  • Easter Egg Hunt:

Another highly successful event organised by Kiera and Grace Dunn and their team of helpers……well done everyone! See separate Blog for photo……

  • The Whakapirau Catch Fishing Contest:

Saturday wasn’t such a good day for fishing……but Sunday proved to be a great day for snapper! See separate Blog for photos……


Men’s Heaviest Fish:  Colm Berry – Snapper – 5.88kg / 66.0cm

Ladies Heaviest Fish: Delwyn Chambers – Snapper – 1.89kg / 40.5cm

Children’s Heaviest Fish: Brody Hume – Snapper – 0.85kg / 31.5cm

Mystery Weight:  Amelie – 1.71kg

Mystery Length: Nicole Hume – 39.25cm

Next WRRA Activities will be at Queen’s Birthday Weekend….a refreshing swim in fancy dress (optional) – followed by bacon & egg buns with mulled wine / milo and marshmallows……native tree-planting on Karaka Green…..and maybe more!

WRRA Committee

8 April 2021