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 →

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 →

Tupua Horo Nuku Eastern Bays Shared Path e-newsletter Welcome to the Tupua Horo Nuku Eastern Bays Shared Path project email newsletter. We are working hard to prepare for construction of Tupua Horo Nuku Eastern Bays Shared Path. Key milestones over recent months include Te Huringa-nuku, the sod-turning, amongst other exciting events. We have also been further developing the design plans for Mā-koromiko and Sunshine Bay ahead of construction beginning here. Read the October newsletter  or you can find out more about the project hereRead 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 →

Community information session (St Ronan’s Church & live-streamed 7:30pm Thursday 11 August Information session about construction in person or on a live-stream on the Hutt City Council Facebook page. Project updates and information are available on the Tupua Horo Nuku project webpage Local updates will be available on the project page on this site. More information about the sequence of construction, seawall design, traffic management, environmental management and timeframe. Q & A session followed. The recording is also available on the HCC Facebook pageRead 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 →

4 phases of climate change response - Avoid Protect Accommodate Retreat

Ministry of Environment have released the National adaptation plan which aims to support all New Zealanders to adapt, live and thrive in a more damaging climate. Included in the information is Climate change and communities:what the national adaptation plan means for you – The plan outlines a programme of work to support communities to better understand the climate impacts that affect them and adapt to build their resilience. The Eastern Bays Climate Response Network is our way of responding to this challenge. This was initiated at a meeting hosted by the Eastbourne Community Board and featured expert speakers on the various areas of critical interestRead More →

ECB in conjunction with HCC and Eastbourne Library are trialing an electronic noticeboard to provide an alternative information source for those who don’t use social networks. This trial is running in the window of the library and contains a series of screens with community information, including some information which will update automatically such as weather forecasts. Projects, events, services and other information will be featured, and we are keen to get feedback on what the community would find useful. Send us your thoughts here.Read More →

Exciting times ahead ! We are nearing the start of construction on Tupua Horo Nuku, the Eastern Bays Shared Path which will create a safer environment for walking and cycling around the bays, enabling more active transport to reduce our carbon emissions. The construction will also improve the resilience of the road to help combat sea level rise and climate change. Our partners spoke about the significance of the project and the changes it will bring at an event earlier this year to announce the name ‘Tupua Horo Nuku’, which has been gifted to the shared path by Mana Whenua. Construction will begin in August.Read More →

The Community Board will again ask Metlink to answer questions about the Eastbourne bus service before our next meeting on 21 June. Metlink still blames the lack of drivers on the reduced service and hasn’t yet committed to reinstating the 85x bus service. We plan to ask why many buses leaving Eastbourne don’t appear on the app or RTI displays at the bus stops (which means commuters have no idea whether a bus is coming). We will also ask when Metlink will run bus services connected to the ferry service. And we are interested to know how many Eastbourne bus services are cancelled compared toRead More →

Sea level rise is a real issue for Eastbourne – the recently released mapping system highlights not only the levels of sea level rise we can expect, but also the compounding effect of geololgical sinking, we are going down while the sea is coming up. TVNZ news report (Eastbourne features in second video) The Searise mapping system can be accessed here  Read More →

In 2014 the Eastbourne Community Board conducted a survey of Eastbourne and the Bays to gauge the wellbeing and satisfaction of the residents and to identify issues of importance to the community. The information gathered in the survey could then be used to guide the Board in representations to Hutt City Council and to provide data that could be referred to in the event of any regional amalgamation. The data from the survey could be used by individuals, community groups and businesses to make Eastbourne’s voice heard in a larger government structure. Questions in the survey were designed to find out the priority residents placedRead More →

You may have seen or heard that the NZ SeaRise: Te Tai Pari O Aotearoa programme has released location specific sea level rise projections out to the year 2300 for every 2 km of the coast of Aotearoa New Zealand. Following delays due to covid and also waiting while HCC group consulted and gathered info on what’s actually being done locally the Eastbourne Community Board will be initiating / organizing community meetings so that we can understand future sea level rise scenarios for Eastbourne and the Bays and work together to respond. Eastbourners are a capable, resilient lot. We love where we live. We canRead More →

A programme of three separate but interdependent projects: Flood protection, Urban revitalisation (the Making Places Urban Development Plan), and Melling transport improvements. RiverLink is a partnership between Hutt City Council, Greater Wellington, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, Taranaki Whānui ki te Upoko o te Ika and Ngāti Toa Rangatira, that aims to transform Lower Hutt by providing better flood protection, enabling urban growth and improving transport safety and connections in central Lower Hutt. websiteRead More →

Wellington Water are closing a lane on Seaview Road from Monday 21 February As part of our work to improve our wastewater resilience, we are duplicating a section of pipe from Barber Grove, down the middle of Randwick Road, to the Seaview Wastewater Treatment Plant. We’re starting work this Monday and installing traffic management on Seaview Road, outside the cemetery. Part of the two-lane road heading towards the roundabout will be decreased to one lane. Have a look at the red arrow below. While we’ll try our best not to cause congestion, this part of the project requires us dig a trench to install theRead More →

Linking with the Tupua narrative being infused in other projects underway around the Harbour and Valley, the project is to be known as Tupua Horo Nuku – telling the story of Ngake, one of the two tupua who created Te Whanganui-a-Tara and Te Awa Kairangi in traditional narrative. The name was gifted to the project by Kura Moeahu of Te Atiawa Taranaki Whanui. Full storyRead More →

As part of the SEAVIEW ENERGY RESILIENCE PROJECT the parking area at the Seaview Wharf is being fenced off to house the construction work. The pathway around this is currently being reconstructed to allow pedestrians and cyclists to navigate around the corner and past the construction area safely. A some parking adjacent to the road will be retained but the main parking area will be closed to the public while work takes place.  Read More →

Starting this month (February) Wellington Water are duplicating a section of pipe from Barber Grove, down the middle of Randwick Road, to the Seaview Wastewater Treatment Plant. This will involve a trench along Seaview Road, and tunneling along Randwick Road. It will also require the (temporary) removal of the sculpture from Seaview Roundabout. Lanes will be kept open but those travelling between Eastbourne to/ from Wellington CBD/Petone may prefer using Port Road as a bypass. Full details are available here The Barber Grove to Seaview Wastewater Treatment Plant Pipe Duplication ProjectRead More →

Ōkiwinui Eastbourne is part of the Harbour Ward of Hutt City. For urgent noise, pollution, sewer, water, storm water and animal issues please call us on 570 6666. – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Otherwise, use the online portal to Report a Problem Any issues logged through Report a Problem outside of business hours (Monday-Friday 8am-5pm) will be dealt with on the next business day. Once you’re in the portal, you have to enter the following information: Subject – choose from the menu Additional information – give more details about what’s happening for you Attach a photo – you can choose toRead More →