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Warm beach welcome for 2,000km seafarers.  2000km in 75 days, with just a weight gain of 200gm! “Maybe the fat turned to muscle” muses local Cared Blackham .    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 →

Eastern Bays Community Resilience Expo - Muritai School, 24 March, 10am to 3pm.

The Eastern Bays Community Resilience Expo was a great success but had a lower  turnout than we hoped for. We hope to change that. If you attended, or even if you didn’t – we would like to hear from you. Please complete the following form as much as you can, we want your opinions and ideas on where to go next and what to next time. Thank you! If you want a reminder, the Expo details are here. If you are interested in details, a report on organising the event is available , and also my analysis of what to do in future (both are sharedRead More →

Real time updates on information on and about Eastbourne Jump to: Earthquakes | Buses | Ferry | QWRC | HCC | Wellington Water | Wellington Electricity This information is updated regularly (and automatically) for use on this website and other information channels in Eastbourne. It is gathered from various websites, data feeds (APIs) and email subscriptions. As such it is as reliable as we can make it but can be subject to break downs for technical reasons, so let us know if you spot something. Earthquakes are of interest to all New Zealanders. This widget shows fairly local earthquakes to Eastbourne, their strength, direction andRead More →

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Health Centre reduces hours.  Changes are afoot at the Muritai Health Centre, which is reducing the number of hours doctors are available for face-to-face consultations, due to a shortage of doctors. …    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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A request from the Historical Society of Eastbourne: We’re currently working on a digital photo sequence to be screened at the Eastern Bays Community Resilience Expo on 24th March, depicting extreme weather events, bushfires and other natural disasters that have affected the Eastern Bays in past decades. In our archive collection we have many historical photos of such events, but we’d like to include more recent images as well, covering the last 25 years – especially of storms, flooding and slips, and the damage they’ve caused. So if you have any digital photos that would fit the bill, and wouldn’t mind sharing them, Ali Carew would be very grateful! Please emailRead More →

More than 60% of car trips taken by New Zealanders are less than 5km, while more than 30% are under 2km*. 5km is the approximate distance from Point Howard to Eastbourne Village ( or Petone supermarkets). It’s not unreasonable to assume that about 50% of car trips in the bays are within the bays. What if there was a smaller shuttle bus that ran back and forth between Seaview Marina and Burdan’s Gate, perhaps every 30 minutes, synchronised with the ferry service where possible? Current technology allows the buses to be tracked, so you could check the arrival/departure time at your stop with your phone;Read 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 (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. If you are just planning to attend,  public information and registration is here. Confirmed stakeholder exhibitors include WREMO, FENZ, HCC, WFA, WE*, CAB, Neighbourhood Support and more There is no charge to non-profit exhibit0rs. There is also no charge to commercial exhibitors but we ask you offer a suitable spot prize or service to encourage the community to attend. You can  make a donation instead ifRead 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 →

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 →