Ngā Whetu o Te Mangoroa
Two-wheeled vehicles prohibited on beaches
The new consolidated bylaws adopted in August prohibit two-wheeled motorised vehicles on beaches in the district.
Discussion on the bylaw focussed on public feedback including concerns for children and other users on the beach at risk by fast-moving motorists and the damage that these vehicles do to nesting habitats and birdlife. Other submissions highlighted the importance of vehicle access to the beach to bring in small boats and fishing gear, allowing access for those less mobile. Most submissions agreed that the greatest risk was from two-wheeled vehicles in the dune areas and the bylaw change still allowed for responsible access for most users.
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Footpaths and cycleways
The three footpath crews have been incredibly busy around town and are making great progress. Ōpōtiki’s streets are looking better than ever.
The Motu Trail Cycleway extension is well underway with a new section of gravel cycleway being completed on top of the stop bank between the Coastguard and Volkner reserve and some concrete cycle ways being completed in Volkner reserve itself.
What are we building?
Making sure our workforce matches the jobs
Te Tāhuhu o Te Rangi
It’s all happening at the library
• Jan Preston’s Boogie Woogie Trio on 15 October is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
• The library is also supporting a visit in October from Rob Mokaraka and his one man play, Shot Bro! about his struggle with depression, suicide, violence and abuse, and the bullet that changed his life.
The library also hosted Coffee with Matt Calman and the electric sound of Hopetoun Brown at the start of October. They were both really popular events and the community seems to be coming out in force now we have seen the back of most COVID restrictions.
DORA the mobile digital learning bus has been an incredible resource visiting the district earlier this month and gave library staff a sense of just how many people are struggling to keep up with the pace of change in the digital banking space.
Summer is just around the corner and with it our famous Summer Holiday Events programme. We expect to have another stellar year of events and activities for all the whānau so keep your eyes out for the events guide in the coming weeks.
Until then, get in touch with the Ōpōtiki i-SITE
for all the details on new and regular events in the Ōpōtiki calendar.
JAN PRESTON BOOGIE WOOGIE TRIO
Thursday 15 October – 7:00pm Ōpōtiki Senior Citizens Hall
Date to be confirmed (17 or 19 October)
Wednesday 25 November – 7:30pm Ōpōtiki Senior Citizens Hall