Kia ora tâtou

Well, here we are at the beginning of a new year so we thought it would be a
good idea to remind you that the Waikanae Beach Community futures work is
ongoing and to let you know what the next few months look like for this work.

Firstly, we will have a presence at the Waitangi Day event at Whakarongotai
Marae on 6 February. Some of us will be there to talk about the issues the
community has raised and to gather further feedback. We are at the beginning of a process of engagement with Te Âtiawa ki Whakarongotai – many of you will know that there are a number of sites of significance for tângata whenua in the Waikanae Beach area.

At this stage we are planning to hold a community get-together in some shape or form in early March. We would welcome your ideas about what you think the next steps for the project should be and any thoughts you have on possible formats for the March get-together. We need to start developing options for responding to the issues raised over the last few months of last year so ideas on how to go about stimulating suggestions from the community would be very welcome.

Best wishes for 2016 from the council’s Waikanae Beach community futures team.

Alison Lash

Senior Advisor
Kaitohutohu Matua

Tel 04 296 4786
Mobile 027 452 7425