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Waiatarua Community Patrol News

It is great to see the weather warming up…but that does mean more vehicles on our local roads and people visiting our walks and beaches. Often these are visitors who are not used to driving our semi-rural and bush conditions – so take it easy and stay aware when driving over the coming Spring and Summer months. If you are parking at one of the walk or beach carparks, make sure you secure your vehicle and remove all valuables. Don’t leave anything in view that might look ‘interesting’ and encourage a break-in.

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Volunteers Urgently Needed

We really need more volunteers for the library as we have lost a few.   Some have moved out of Auckland or into retirement villages. We are also having trouble with illness and covid isolation.  Come in and see us on a Thursday from 10.00am – 12 noon,  or pop in on a Saturday or Sunday morning between 11am to 12pm. We will gladly welcome you!    Do you know where the library is?  We are situated under the Community Hall, just come down the steps and you will find us.   See you soon.   Barbara Field

Some Progress with Auckland Transport

Councillors Linda Cooper, Shane Henderson and Community Board members Ken Turner, Mark Allen and Sandra Coney met with members of the committee on Saturday 23rd August.  This was a follow up to recent communications with AT and the above people regarding a number of roading and drainage issues in the Waiatarua area. Michelle Clayton, whilst not present on the 23rd, had taken the time to visit with us on the prior Saturday. It was disappointing that AT did not see fit to send any participants, even though they were copied into all communications regarding this meeting. We would like to thank everyone that took the time to meet with us.

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What fun everyone had

The Quiz Night that your ratepayers association held on Saturday 23rd August was a great success. It was wonderful to see around 60 residents enjoying the challenges presented by our Quiz Masters, Ian Ford and Cathie Wells – they do throw some curly questions at us! There were a total of nine teams vying for the winning spot which was taken out by The All Sorts – well done!

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