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 →

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Park closed, but not to all.  At a time when wild fires are raging in Canterbury and two have occurred so far in our region, the twin Parangarahu Lakes plus Bariung Head have been closed due to fire risk …    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 →

Something wicked this way comes – the only Summer Shakespeare in the Wellington region this year. A stunning, contemporary production of Shakespeare’s fast-paced and powerful tragedy of unchecked power and ambition. Macbeth leads the notorious Scotland crime family’s successful fight against rebels and rivals but he and his wife are ambitious for power. He murders the Boss, Duncan, and assumes control of the family. But who can he trust? Things quickly start to fall apart. Blood will have blood as Macbeth sinks into despotism, friends turn against him and his wife dies. Wrap up warmly for this outdoor Bard in the Yard production (inside ifRead More →

This event has been cancelled as were are not enough issues to warrant the effort and cost. Individual bays will be contacted and any issues raised will be dealt with individually. Thank you. ECB On Saturday 2 March, the Community Board will have its annual trip through Eastbourne and the Bays, visiting Resident Associations and residents. As usual, we plan to travel (by van) south from Point Howard, spending 20-30 minutes in each bay or area to discuss any issues residents would like to bring to our attention. These are generally broader issues or concerns not otherwise managed through the Council’s Report a Problem service.ARead More →

Anzac Day is usually commemorated by the Eastbourne Community at the war memorial adjacent to Muritai School, followed by refreshments at the Eastbourne Sports and Services Club. Anzac Day is observed on 25 April. It commemorates New Zealanders killed in war and honours returned and serving servicemen and women. Anzac Day dates 1916 – Anzac Day gazetted as a half-day holiday 1921 – Anzac Day becomes a full public holiday 1939 – Dawn ceremony widely included in New Zealand Anzac Day commemorations for the first time 1949 – Legislation passed preventing Anzac Day from being ‘Mondayised’ 1966 – Current Anzac Day Act liberalises activities allowedRead More →

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East by West will not be operating services to Mātiu/Somes Island from 19th February 2024 for 6 – 8 months while the wharf is rebuilt. This means our weekday and weekend timetables will change from the 19th February as we will not be stopping at the island. We have not received a date for the island reopening but we will communicate this to everyone as soon as we’re able to. Services will still be running as usual right through to the 18th February so there’s still time to head out to the island over the next few weeks! More information: https://eastbywest.co.nz/matiusomes-island-closureRead More →

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East by West will not be operating services to Mātiu/Somes Island from 19th February 2024 for 6 – 8 months while the wharf is rebuilt. This means our weekday and weekend timetables will change from the 19th February as we will not be stopping at the island. We have not received a date for the island reopening but we will communicate this to everyone as soon as we’re able to. Services will still be running as usual right through to the 18th February so there’s still time to head out to the island over the next few weeks! More information: https://eastbywest.co.nz/matiusomes-island-closureRead More →

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Bite leads to no more bark.  It’s a dog owners worst nightmare …    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 →

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 →

On the last weekend of January, walk any of these six trails and discover hidden prizes. The Wellington region has a diverse network of trails to walk, run, and ride. There are hundreds to discover that lead to fabulous views, swimming holes, waterfalls, and picnic spots. Every day is a good day to go for a walk, but the incentive is even higher on 27 and 28 January. For one weekend only, treats have been hidden on six welly-walked trails in the region. Grab the whānau, look for a specially marked box on each trail, and score some prizes from local businesses. From 9am eachRead More →

The Eastbourne.nz website attempts to provide timely information on community services in one place. To do this it uses a number of methods which can explain the format in each case. Metlink (bus) information – this information is available in computer compatible format (API) from Metlink, so it’s possible to access specific bus cancellations as well as bus arrival times at each stop, in “real time”. Although it’s part of the Metlink network the East by West Ferry information is not available through this channel. East by West Ferry – the website subscribes to email alerts for the ferry service, so notifications can be delayed,Read More →

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The next Eastbourne Wharf-to-Wharf swim will be held on Sunday 3rd March, race starts at 9:30 am. Registration below – early Bird ($20) Registration 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 toRead More →

Juicy Fest 2024 – Important info Hutt Park in Seaview/Moera will be the venue for Juicy Fest 2024 – a large Hip Hop and RnB music festival. For those who live in or plan to travel around this area on this day here is some useful information.  WHEN The concert date is Friday 5 January. Gates open at midday and will finish no later than 10.30pm. Expect traffic delays around the event start and finish times.  SOUND Sound limits will be monitored throughout in accordance with the resource consent for this event and will cease by no later than 10.30pm. Some sound checks may beRead More →

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Is the end of Seaview stink in sight?:  Motorists driving through Seaview have grown accustomed to to sealing their windows shut and switching off air conditioning as they pass through the area …    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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This will be an expo day focussing on all aspects of community resilience covering Reduction (mitigation), Readiness (preparation), Response (action) and Recovery. Expect to see more about this event over the coming months, and if you’d like to be part of it please get in touch. Find out more about the Eastern Bays Community Resilience ExpoRead More →

On Saturday 3 February the ZM Black Thunders (radio crew) will be running an activation at Days Bay for two hours (time TBC). They will be giving away locally-made treats + the chance to win a bigger prize. There will be games, activities etc. Promoting the Hutt Valley as a quintessential summer spot and to encourage visitors (primarily Wellingtonians) to the area.Read More →

After so much interest, we have created a page for the people who were interested in joining the Eastbourne Chess Club. If you go ahead and like the page, you will be kept up to date with the latest news. We have yet to find a place to meet but above the library may be an okay option. If you have any ideas on other spaces in the community we could use, let us know. We chose Wednesdays 6.30 – 8pm due to the dinner rush being over and being an okay time for littlies to still not go to bed too late. We wantRead More →