Welcome back to Level 1 and we have some dates for your diaries as our meetings return face to face from this month.
Pest Free Matakana Well done to our team of volunteers who have held one working bee and have another planned for later this week. Their amazing efforts in preparing the traps mean we will be able to lay our first trap line before Christmas. If you would like to join the team, please let us know.
Community Car Park We are organising a maintenance resurfacing of the free car park next to the school. The plan is to get this done before the increased summer traffic. Please note this car park is not for commercial use so trucks, buses etc. should not be parking here. Heavier vehicles contribute to the pot holes and increase our costs of upkeep which all come from the community group funds. If you use this car park on a regular basis we always appreciate a donation in the coin box situated at the front gate.
Next Meeting - Tuesday 27th October Join us from 7.30pm in the small hall behind the Community Hall for our regular monthly meeting.
AGM - Wednesday 25th November The original theme and agenda of Conservation and Restoration, which was postponed from our quarterly meeting, will be moved to our AGM in November and we will look to rebook our planned speakers i.e. Friends of Awa Matakanakana (FOAM) and The Forest Bridge Trust. Please note this will be on the last Wednesday rather than Tuesday of the month so we can use the Community Hall rather than the small meeting room. Put this in your diary and join us for a social drink and mingle from 7pm with the meeting proper to start at 7.30pm. Local Community Safe Speeds Initiative – Matakana Area (including Leigh, Omaha and Tawharanui)In spring and summer Auckland Transport is addressing speed-related crashes in Rodney with a community initiative as well as by ongoing infrastructure improvements and setting safe, appropriate speed limits. The wider Matakana area has been chosen because of the very high number of speed-related car crashes resulting in death or serious injury on the local roads.
To inform this partnership work, please complete this short survey about your experiences on roads in the wider Matakana area.
St Leonard's Church now has a 24x7 food donation bin located on the verandah of their well-known OpShop. All non-perishable goods are welcome and they'll be passed on to the Foodlink foodbank in Warkworth for distribution to those in need around our district. Please give generously!
The Rodney Local Board encourages you to apply to the Rodney Healthy Harbours and Waterways Fund
This programme is funded by the Rodney Local Board to support community led initiatives to improve water quality in the Rodney area. Funding is available to all farmers and lifestyle block owners, community groups and environmental groups within North East Rodney.
Why should you apply?
To join the growing movement to help protect and restore our waterways.
This is an opportunity for financial support and professional advice for improving the health of your waterways.
To support the Rodney Local Board’s long-term vision of improved water quality in Rodney’s three harbours
Do you have a stream, waterway, wetland on your rural property?
After a disappointing August where everything we had planned was either cancelled or deferred it is good to see we did make progress on our key projects.
Jubilee Park Planting Day - Held Sunday 6th September Well done to the team who planted 800 seedlings in 90 minutes. Great result!
Pest Free Matakana It was a productive lockdown for the pest free team who purchased all the traps and started making the boxes. We plan to have two trap lines in place by Christmas so once we are back at Level 1 watch this space for dates for your diaries for working bees and trap laying.
One Warkworth - Meeting with the Hon Phil Twyford and Marja Lubeck held 15th September Under level 2.5 restrictions there was a small group of us who had the opportunity to meet with the minister and local MP to discuss the roading infrastructure for the future. I was lucky enough to get an invite as many of the initiatives are critical to Matakana. No surprises that the agenda included hot topics such as Hill Street and the proposed additional toll on Ara Tuhona (Puhoi to Warkworth).
Quarterly Meeting - Cancelled on Tuesday 25th August The original theme and agenda of Conservation and Restoration will be moved to our AGM in November and we will look to rebook our planned speakers i.e. Friends of Awa Matakanakana (FOAM) and The Forest Bridge Trust.
Local's Lunch - Back at Level 1 If you would like join us for these monthly lunches, please contact Janis to register your interest. firstname.lastname@example.org