Community Communications

This is a trial of broadcasting community information – both streaming and Low Power FM (LPFM). The information in this broadcast is synthesised and may not be up to date. This is related to the Electronic Noticeboard project currently being trialed. Please contact me (Bruce Spedding) with any enquiries. You can listen to the broadcast here.Read More →

Eastern Bays Climate Response Network

Report from Eastbourne and Bays Climate Response Meeting 16/11/22 The climate network is off to a great start. We now have 63 members, a wealth of information and projects set up to carry on into the new year. At the first meeting only a month ago a number of people volunteered to gather information or form a group to work on a particular issue. Here’s what happened!!! (this report is also available for download) Eastbourne Community Board – the creation of this network was facilitated by the EastbourneCommunity Board which will host the website, manage the contact list and pay some costs such as theRead More →

Tupua Horo Nuku Eastern Bays Shared Path

Tupua Horo Nuku – Eastern bays Shared Path – November e-newsletter. The latest news on the shared path construction progress, seawall construction details, and the much commented on temporary wave defence barriers (no, the path will not be extending out that far ) Detailed design and consultation of the northern bays has begun, links are included. Too much to include here so click to download. You can also sign up to receive these newsletters directly – links are included in this document.Read More →

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Carols service marks return to normalcy. After a two-year hiatus the Eastbourne community carol service is back on..   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 →

Occasional email news, information, updates and consultations related to the Eastern Bays. If you wish to update or cancel your subscription the links to do this are included at the bottom of each email we send. We collect this information from you for the sole purpose of sending you information updates, and will not use it for any other purpose or share it with any other organisation You have the right to ask for a copy of any personal information we hold about you, and to ask for it to be corrected if you think it is wrong. If you’d like to ask for aRead More →

2007 The Board was pleased to present the ‘Eastbournes’ 2007 to the Lloyd Jones, George Gibbs, Butterfly Creek Players, Geoff Mann and Ann Packer. Lloyd Jones – Mister Pip (Penguin, 2006), Winner Montana Medal for  Fiction or Poetry, and Readers Choice Award, Montana New Zealand Book Awards, 2007 George Gibbs – Ghosts of Gondwana: The History of Life in New Zealand (Craig Potton Publishing, 2006), Winner, Environment Section Montana New Zealand Book Awards, 2007 Butterfly Creek Players – entertaining the community and giving aspiring actors the opportunity to flourish Geoff Mann – many years of service to ECB Anne Packer – STITCH  – CONTEMPORARY NEW ZEALAND TEXTILERead More →

2009 The Board was pleased to present the ‘Eastbournes’ 2009 to Gail McJorrow, Ross Carroll, Barry Wilson and Eastbourne Rights Gail McJorrow – community initiatives.( early childhood, yacht club, Muritai School) Gail’s contribution to the Eastbourne Community has been enormous spanning twenty years. Gail had the foresight to identify the needs of Eastbourne families for a crèche. She was the key driving force in getting the required consents, purchasing the property, and setting up the crèche in 1990, now the Barnado Early Child Care Centre Trust with ongoing benefits for the Eastbourne community. Gail was also the instigator of much of the Muritai school fund-raisingRead More →

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Bird protection under review. Questions raised by neighbours of Bishop Park over the planned penguin protection measures on Rona Bay have prompted a review.   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 →

GROUP REPORTS FROM CLIMATE MEETING Find out more about the Climate Response Network We had a really positive inaugural meeting of the Eastern Bays Climate Network. It was great to see so many people engaging with people they had never met and the enthusiasm for positive action. I have attached the full list of ideas so those who were unable to come can see what was canvassed so far. If there is anything on the list you would like to become involved in let me know and maybe other groups will develop. * Meeting Wednesday November 16  St Ronan’s Hall – after that we may not meetRead More →

We are ordinary people in the community who volunteer by rolling up our sleeves to help with the needs of our community. When funds are raised the full proceeds go to the cause as Lions Clubs do not incur administration costs. This makes us distinctly different from other charities and fund raisers. People who live in the community know their communities needs and because Lions Clubs are autonomous, decisions about community projects are made at a grass roots level.  Lions projects tend to be very hands on, and we actively work alongside organisations that we support. Eastbourne Lions are involved in and support many localRead More →

Lack of consultation over bird protection areas angers. Eastbourne residents were surprised to hear a fence is to be erected at Rona Bay beach to protect penguins relocated there as a result of construction of Tapua Horo Nuku shared path.   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 →

The recent Climate Change Response meeting featured presentations including one by Belinda Storey talking about the impact on insurance of climate change. This topic is also covered by this item / podcast and worth a listen. Emma Vitz, an actuary who specialises in natural perils and climate-based risk, talks to The Detail about the work she does, and how this crucial, global industry is approaching the known-unknowns of climate change.  Read More →

Ginny Horrocks with bike

The ECB, Mayor Campbell Barry, HCC CEO Jo Miller, and residents farewelled Virginia Horrocks as Chair of the Community Board last night. Ginny has been Chair for six of her nine years on the Board and is not standing again. She has made a significant impact on Eastbourne during her time on the Board. Among her many successes, she has helped ensure the Tupua Horo Nuku shared path project became a reality and has focused her energy and enthusiasm (and walked the talk) on climate change and the impact it will have on Eastbourne. Thank you Ginny.Read More →

2010 The Board was pleased to present the ‘Eastbournes’ 2010 to the Eastbourne Library Team, the Lai Family and Ray Smith. Eastbourne Library Team Mr Rashbrooke commented that he was pleased to present an ‘Eastbourne’ to the local library team on behalf of the Board. He noted that the library had always been at the centre of the community, particularly after the local Council office in Eastbourne was closed following amalgamation. He further noted that a generation of children had attended the library as did those wishing to borrow books, read papers and magazines or meet up and chat to friends. He said that theRead More →

More chaos for Bays as climate change plays out. Eastbourne residents have been given a startling update on how climate change will affect our community.   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 →

Community group

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. The Community Board chooses recipients of the Awards, and there is no formal process of nomination. Awards will be for the current year or a specified period, thus, repeat awards are also possible. The time and place for the presentation of the Awards will generally be late in the year. Awards may not be presented every year. AwardRead More →

Higher denser housing

About this plan change The Government passed a law in late 2021 requiring councils to change their planning rules to allow housing up to three storeys high and three homes per section in most residential areas, without requiring council planning permission (resource consent). The legislation introduced ‘medium density residential standards’ that the Council must include in the District Plan (the City’s rulebook for subdivision and development). In addition, the National Policy Statement on Urban Development (NPS-UD) means Council is also required to allow housing of at least six storeys within walking distance of our train stations, the CBD and the Petone commercial area. More housing (also knownRead More →

4 phases of climate change response - Avoid Protect Accommodate Retreat

At the recent Eastern Bays Climate Change Response meeting Belinda Storey of Climate Sigma spoke about the impacts of climate change on insurance, and what insurance providers response tell us about what to expect. This article in Stuff  – Homes to start losing access to insurance within 15 years – report,  is just one of many that are now appearing in the media, telling us about what to expect in the future. Radio NZ also features a warning – Building in flood-prone locations needs to stop, insurer IAG says If you want to stay informed on this issue with respect to the Eastern bays youRead More →

Sea breaking over road with logo

On Wednesday 3rd August 2022 we hosted an information meeting to get a community perspective on how climate change and specifically sea level rise will impact the Eastern Bays, and start the discussion on how to respond. With an attandance of over 100 locals, councillors and officers the evening featured a range of information, some global but mostly looking at the local impacts. It included insights into how risks are viewed and may be managed, how we must respond to what is inevitable as well as act to restrict the extremity of what could happen. We had 4 presentations from experts covering various aspects ofRead More →