Waikanae is a town of approximately 11,000 people located about 55 km north of Wellington. It is bordered in the west by the coast on the Tasman Sea, in the east by the foothills of the Tararua Range and to the south by the Waikanae River. There is no specific identifiable natural northern border, although most housing ceases about 3 km north of the river.
There are about 4,700 houses which are the principal dwellings for their occupiers and about another 500 which are secondary dwellings.
The name means “waters of the yellow eyed mullet”.
This blog was begun at the time Geoffrey Churchman stood for the council by-election in the Waikanae Ward in January 2015 to express policy stances and has been continued by him, Eva Churchman and others as a forum for news, views and ideas about things which have a relevance in some way to Waikanae people. Articles are welcome as are comments on them; we do not not censor content, except for abuse, insults directed at other commentators or contributors and disguised ads — which won’t make it. While we can sympathise with reasons proposed for civil disobedience, we can’t endorse anything illegal.