Proposal to disestablish community boards A Hutt City council independent representation review has recommended that community boards, including the Eastbourne Community Board, be disestablished. The Eastbourne Community Board believes that community boards provide an invaluable service to residents. The report argues that representation is inequitable with only three community boards in Hutt City, in Eastbourne, Petone and Wainuiomata. We believe that introducing a community board to each ward would be a better way to address this inequality. (This would see the Eastbourne and Petone Community Boards combine for Harbour Ward). The report also argues that community boards, established in 1989, are no longer relevant inRead More →

Venues available in Eastbourne for events, meetings, gatherings (page under development – any errors or omissions please contact us) Eastbourne Library – (Eastbourne Village) book through Hub ( or 562 8042) Smaller meeting room with audio visual ~ 10 people,  upstairs*, $15/hr, book through library Board Room – larger, used for yoga etc. , 40-50 people, upstairs*, $9/hr, book through library East Harbour Womens Club  – (Eastbourne Village) Muritai Yacht Club – (Eastbourne Village) Eastbourne Sports and Services Club (ESSC)  (Tuatoru Street) ~ 100 people, audio visual facilities, catering available onsite (ESSC Eats) – Eastbourne Hall – (Tuatoru Street) 150 people, kitchen, toilets, wheelchairRead More →

The event has come and gone! Thanks to all who contributed and/or came along! A report on this will be published in tye future – if you would like toget this update, or indeed any updates about the community/ from the community board – you can subscribe to our newsletters here. Are you ready? Do you have a plan? What will you do in an emergency? Will you be safe? Who will you contact and how? This expo is intended to activate and support our community to become safer and more resilient as an individual,  family / whanau and community / kāinga. It’s FREE! ItRead More →

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We outlined a few trials in a survey that sought to provide more options to help getting to/from Days Bay wharf – , you can see a summary of survey results here. We have now opened applications for spaces in a few trials: Shuttle. Wildfinder are helping us get a shuttle trial off the ground starting next Monday 3 July. The shuttle will meet three sailings in the morning and three in the evening on weekdays, and the trial will run for two months. It will run between Matipo St and Days Bay wharf along Muritai Road, and get to Days Bay wharf five minutes aheadRead More →

Eastbourne Business Community

The Eastbourne Business Group is an informal network of businesses operating in the Eastern Bays, and can include businesses that service the community or businesses that are situated within the community, including home based and work-from-home. There is an email news list you can subscribe to, and also a Facebook group for more interactive/social networking. Typically news and events from Hutt City Council and Hutt Chamber of Commerce as well as government business events and news will be notified.  Read More →