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 →

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 →

Update from project team Kia ora, The Tupua Horo Nuku project is continuing to progress in Sunshine Bay and Mā-koromiko. We have successfully completed pre-construction tasks in Sunshine Bay which included survey works, ground investigations and ecological sweeps to check for wildlife and minor modifications to the rock revetments. This week we have started on the removal of the old seawall in Sunshine Bay which is significantly thicker than the old seawall in Mā-koromiko. This work will facilitate the installation of the new rising sewer main behind the new seawall. A lane closure will be in place for both Sunshine Bay & Mā-koromiko during workRead More →

Open Day We were thankful the rain held off for the recent open day in Mā-koromiko which gave people the opportunity to see the completed seawall sections in this bay. Following a walkthrough with the Mayor, local councillors and invited media, the community were able to get a close-up look at the pre-cast seawall blocks which our team has been working hard to install. “I’m really excited about the progress we’ve been able to make on this project,” Mayor Campbell Barry said. “Many in the local community have been advocating for this for a very long time and to be down here seeing the seawallRead More →

Eastbourne Community Board

As expected, the ECB has had a busy start to the year. I acknowledge the ongoing support and incredible work ethic from Board members Frank Vickers (Deputy Chair), Murray Gibbons, Emily Keddell, Bruce Spedding and Tui Lewis. Point Howard slip: The Point Howard Residents Association, led by Allison Gandy, plays a significant role in liaising with Council and Wellington Water and communicating with residents following the significant slip event on 14 March. This demonstrates the importance of active, well-connected resident associations in the Eastern Bays and is a reminder of how vulnerable many areas of Eastbourne residents can be. The ECB’s Bruce Spedding continues to focusRead More →

(originally published in the Eastbourne Herald February 2023). More information on Eastbourne Civil Defence and Emergency Preparedness. As demonstrated so graphically in the latest weather events, the official emergency and support services may not be able to respond to every issue and will have to prioritise. This is especially true of the Eastern Bays as we are easily isolated and represent a small part of Hutt City. This means communities like ours will have to pitch in and look after each other. The most important thing is to keep up to date and informed. The failure of virtually all forms of communication and power haveRead More →

Eastbourne Herald Banner

Community bands together as slip impacts Point Howard: The slip came down on Tuesday morning. Power to 75 affected houses was restored by 7pm that night  …   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 →

Tupua Horo Nuku Eastern Bays Shared Path

Kia ora koutou You may have seen an article in the news about escalating costs for the construction of Tupua Horo Nuku. We have prepared some background information and key messages for you to refer to if asked. BACKGROUND Tupua Horo Nuku is a 4.4 kilometre walking and cycling path to be built along Marine Drive between Ngau Matau (Point Howard) and Eastbourne. The shared path will create connections both within the Eastern Bays and beyond as it connects to other routes in the Hutt City walking and cycling network. This will promote and encourage walking and cycling, which will help to reduce congestion andRead 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 →

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 →

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 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 →

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 →

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 →