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 (eastbourne.library@huttcity.govt.nz 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) – manager@essc.club Eastbourne Hall – (Tuatoru Street) 150 people, kitchen, toilets, wheelchairRead More →

Hutt City Council is seeking community feedback until 5pm, 1 March 2024, on proposed changes to dog access in parts of the Eastern Bays to safeguard seabirds from potential harm. Four new Bird Protection Areas (BPAs) in the Eastern Bays are required under consent conditions for Tupua Horo Nuku (Eastern Bays Shared Path), to protect native seabirds that may be displaced during and following construction of the seawall and shared path. To protect the birds effectively, changes are being proposed within Hutt City Council’s Dog Control Bylaw to restrict dog access in and around these areas. As part of the consent conditions of the project,Read More →

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Park closed, but not to all.  At a time when wild fires are raging in Canterbury and two have occurred so far in our region, the twin Parangarahu Lakes plus Bariung Head have been closed due to fire risk …    read online >> The Eastbourne Herald is our monthly news source, with community news, issues, profiles, events, information, services, real estate and more. A copy of the Herald is an essential accessory for contact details, local trades services, timetables and more. The Herald is delivered or you can pick up a copy at the Eastbourne Library. Eastbourne Herald Online edition Eastbourne Herald on Facebook , email editor@eastbourneherald.co.nz or phoneRead More →

Information for exhibitors About expo and individual registration – Exhibitor information and registration Sunday 24 March  Enter the school from 7:30am or 8:30am (as notified) from Oroua St gates where you’ll be checked off and then follow the directions of the friendly marshals. You will be given a row number where you will set up your stall. Outside rows will be filled in the order of arrival. Indoor stalls have allocated positions. You will be directed to drop off as close to your stall site as possible, but as space is restricted – be prepared to carry your own materials from the field* to yourRead More →

The event runs from 10am to 3pm on Sunday 24 March. Access to the site for emergency services will be from 7:30am, other groups from 8:30am. All exhibitors must be clear by 4:30pm unless other arrangements have been made. Non-exhibitor registration here. Cost – There is no charge to non-profit exhibit0rs. There is no charge to commercial exhibitors if you offer a suitable spot prize or service to encourage the community to attend. You can pay a small fee or or make a donation instead if you wish. Expo Guidelines Note: The site layout and details are shown here. Eastern Bays Resilience Expo Goals ​TheRead More →

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 at a family / whanau and community / kāinga level. Register now  Exhibitor info and registration Resilience includes day to day safety, having plans and resources in place for more significant emergencies, and acting to prevent or minimise future incidents where possible. The scope is as broad as you can imagine, from ways to stay safe around your home, dealing with family or communityRead More →

Howard Road watermain renewal works UPDATE: Thursday 11 January 2024 Happy New Year everyone. We wanted to confirm that Wellington Water with our partner Action Civil Ltd will start works renewing the water pipeline from the beginning of next week. For the first day of work, Monday 15 January, there will be no road closure as the crew will be establishing the plant and equipment on site, locating services and setting up traffic management. From Tuesday 16 January, the road will be closed to vehicles at 7:30am and reopened at 4:30pm every working day. Pedestrian access will remain open throughout. No work will be doneRead More →

The Eastbourne.nz website attempts to provide timely information on community services in one place. To do this it uses a number of methods which can explain the format in each case. Metlink (bus) information – this information is available in computer compatible format (API) from Metlink, so it’s possible to access specific bus cancellations as well as bus arrival times at each stop, in “real time”. Although it’s part of the Metlink network the East by West Ferry information is not available through this channel. East by West Ferry – the website subscribes to email alerts for the ferry service, so notifications can be delayed,Read More →

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Since introduction the battery and Tetra-Pak recycling at the Eastbourne library we have recycled over 50 kg of batteries through Bunnings and more recently dropped off over 280 Tetra Paks at Earthlink in Taita. Combining this with soft-plastics recycling at the Four Square supermarket and the Lions monthly waste bin (there’s a charge, and they recycle metals and electronics) we are doing well. Recycling (and rubbish) options are listed on this page.Read More →

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The world premiere of an audio-visual production featuring Katherine Mansfield’s story “At the Bay” was screened on 2 July at Wellesley College, Days Bay, as part of a commemoration of the death a century ago of one of our best-known writers. Videos of the full production, preludes, plus readings from “The Doll’s House” and “Prelude” are available online.Read More →

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Full steam ahead as funding secured for entire Tupua Horo Nuku path:  Eighty million dollars has been secured for Tupua Horo Nuku …    read online >> The Eastbourne Herald is our monthly news source, with community news, issues, profiles, events, information, services, real estate and more. A copy of the Herald is an essential accessory for contact details, local trades services, timetables and more. The Herald is delivered or you can pick up a copy at the Eastbourne Library. Eastbourne Herald Online edition Eastbourne Herald on Facebook , email editor@eastbourneherald.co.nz or phone (04) 562 750Read More →

The Eastbourne Community Board may award up to six (including one youth award starting 2022) “Eastbournes” each calendar year to individuals or organisations from Eastbourne who have had noteworthy achievements in the current year or have made a significant contribution to Eastbourne over a period of years. Ginny Horrocks – For her many years of service to Eastbourne on the Community Board and as a life long campaigner on environmental and community issues. Allison Gandy – For her tireless service to Point Howard residents, including leadership of the Point Howard Residents’ Association. Daisy  Yan –  For services to Eastbourne Community as Pharmacist Sue Fieldes – TheRead More →

Eastbourne.nz is a website for the Eastern Bays community, residents and visitors. Eastbourne and the bays are a community and village on the eastern side of Wellington Harbour, New Zealand. The website is managed by the Eastbourne Community Board (ECB) which has the responsibility of representing and communicating with the community. It also has a small Community Fund to distribute, and awards the Eastbournes each year to recognise those members of the community that are making valuable contributions. This website is part of a wider communications portfolio which includes: An electronic notice board inside and outside the Eastbourne Library / Community Hub, Email newsletters forRead More →

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Tetra Pak recycling trial – a bin is now available in the Eastbourne Library foyer (next to batteries) for Tetra Pak recycling. Please note that this trial can only continue while paks are properly opened, flattened, cleaned and dried (see below – if you’ve done this before you’ll know that rinsing is not enough). Any pak can be deposited, and you can leave the lid on. These paks will be periodically delivered to the Upper Hutt Recycling Station and will end up in products like saveBoard (www.saveboard.nz).Read More →

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Submission on Adaption to Climate Change A  small local group of people who have an interest in adaptation to climate change has been preparing a submission to the Parliamentary Committee for the Environment, which is conducting an inquiry into the issue of community-led retreat and options for it. The latest Eastern Bays Climate Change Network news email has more detail and a link to the draft submission.Read More →

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MP awaits final decision on List or Electorate role:  Chris Bishop is waiting for the final vote count on November 3 to confirm his return as Hutt South MP …    read online >> The Eastbourne Herald is our monthly news source, with community news, issues, profiles, events, information, services, real estate and more. A copy of the Herald is an essential accessory for contact details, local trades services, timetables and more. The Herald is delivered or you can pick up a copy at the Eastbourne Library. Eastbourne Herald Online edition Eastbourne Herald on Facebook , email editor@eastbourneherald.co.nz or phone (04) 562 750Read More →

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Low numbers at election meeting in new venue:  A substitute candidate, two walkouts and extreme views marked last week’s Hutt South candidates’ meeting at the Petone Baptist Church …    read online >> The Eastbourne Herald is our monthly news source, with community news, issues, profiles, events, information, services, real estate and more. A copy of the Herald is an essential accessory for contact details, local trades services, timetables and more. The Herald is delivered or you can pick up a copy at the Eastbourne Library. Eastbourne Herald Online edition Eastbourne Herald on Facebook , email editor@eastbourneherald.co.nz or phone (04) 562 750Read More →

The Kenny cup: A note or two about the Kenny cup. Officially called the East Harbour Surf Life Saving Club Kenny Cup. Since 1954 the cup has been given to the fastest local home. The first name to go on the cup was B. Baird. Ray Gough’s name has appeared a record, 16 times! Finola Rance was the first female to have her name inscribed onto the Kenny Cup. In recent history Casey Glover’s time of 14.27 is the fastest time yet. Results: Results from 5th March 2023 event. Overall Results Results by Category Results from 1st March 2020 event. Overall Results Results by CategoryRead More →