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 →

Wharf to wharf swimming race Eastbourne

Kia Ora “Whatever you choose to do, give it your best. Respect others and success cannot help but follow”. Our next Wharf to Wharf: 3rd March 2024 Early bird registrations are open (20% discount): Register here. Note: This start time is 30min earlier than all previous years. About W2W: The Wharf-to-Wharf swim is an Eastbourne institution that has been running for over 100 years. This fun, non-competitive friendly swim event is run by the Muritai Yacht Club and volunteers for the benefit of the Eastbourne community. The course begins on Days Bay beach and finishes next to the Rona Bay wharf in Eastbourne. Every person isRead More →

Across the harbour from downtown Wellington, Eastbourne occupies a foreland built up by the meeting of sediment-laden currents. For centuries Māori occupied kāinga (settlements) in the sheltered bays, and more substantial pā on the headlands. Early pā sites include Matuaiwi and Korohiwa, to the north and south of what is now Eastbourne…https://nzhistory.govt.nz/keyword/eastbourne Place names The History of Days Bay, by 5H 2022, Wellesley CollegeRead More →