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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 →

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The nationwide test of the Emergency Mobile Alert (EMA) system is happening on Sunday, 26 May, between 6-7pm The alert will be broadcast from cell towers to about 5 million phone across NZ. As long as your phone is on, capable, the software is up-to-date you should receive the alert. Emergency Mobile Alert is an extra channel that can help keep you safe in an emergency. It does not replace other alerting systems or the need to take action after natural warnings. You should still be prepared for an emergency. If you feel your in danger, never wait for an official warning. Take immediate action.Read More →

Beach Cleanup

(Rain date on Sunday.) All welcome, bags and gloves provided. Come along for any length of time – every little bit makes a difference. We’ll be set up just before Burdan’s Gate, at the start of the Pencarrow Road.Read More →

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Wellington Free Ambulance Defibrillator Course ESSC Tuesday 7 May 6:30-8:00PM FREE to attend (ESSC will make a donations to WFA) Every week an average of 4-5 people suffer a cardiac event in Wellington/ Wairarapa Email Mel – MANAGER@ESSC.CLUBRead 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 →

The Eastbourne Wharf-to-Wharf swim will be next held on Sunday 2nd March 2025. The Wharf-to-Wharf swim has become 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 is a winner and at a distance of approximately 1.25km it is an event that all age groups can enjoy together. Entry is open to any swimmer who is confident in deep water but we doRead More →

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HCC are carrying out this consultation to get your feedback on our draft 2024-2034 10 Year Plan. In the Consultation Document they’ve set out our direction and priorities across all areas – including infrastructure, our services and facilities, environmental initiatives, and overall financial planning. We want to hear what you think about the proposals they’ve made in this draft plan. It’s one of our most important 10 Year Plans, so get involved and help us take the next steps! https://www.huttcity.govt.nz/LTP-2024 Here you’ll find: Direct links to our feedback form – click through and have your say today! More information about the four key issues weRead More →

Wellington Electricity invites you to a community gathering at East Harbour Women’s Club in Eastbourne. The event offers an opportunity to learn more about Wellington Electricity and engage with our team. Please join us for a short presentation and light refreshments. There will be a Q&A session but we also welcome questions by email in advance of the event, or at any time. RSVP is appreciated for catering reasons. Please let us know if you’d like to attend,  via email, by Friday 26 April . RSVP:  we_CustomerService@welectricity.co.nzRead More →

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Please be aware our late sailing ends on Friday 12th April. This means we will no longer be running the 8:30pm departure from Queens Wharf / 8:55pm from Days Bay on Thursdays and Fridays until next Summer.Read More →

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6th April, 12-1pm, Eastbourne Community Hub (aka Library) The 10 Year Plan, also known as the Long Term Plan (LTP), is council’s key strategic document. It sets out our priorities for the next 10 years, including what we will do, how much it will cost and how we will fund it. It’s reviewed every three years to make sure it is still relevant and accurate.  Read More →

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Traffic light woes continue.  Traffic lights and one-way systems have kept Eastbourne going slow for the last couple of years …    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 →

10 am Citizens Service at the War Memorial Gates at Muritai School. A march will precede the Service – assembling at Ballinger Gardens from 9.30. The club will be open post the Service for Morning Tea.Read 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 →