Annual Breckfast BBQ

After a false start due to weather, we managed to have our New Year’s annual BBQ on the reserve. It was an enjoyable morning and good to see so many residents able to come along.

Thanks to our Sponsors on the day:
Anna Carmichael, New World Warkworth
Wayne Atkins, Mahurangi Marine
Sarah Howlett, Harcourts
Rushworth Café, Wynyard Quarter

Annual General Meeting

The Algies Bay Residents & Ratepayers Assn AGM will be held at the Betty Paxton Room, Snells Beach Community Centre, commencing 10am Saturday 17th April 2021. Refreshments will be served following the meeting.

Our key speaker will be a representative from Watercare with a presentation on the Snells/Algies Wastewater Upgrade. This will cover the change in the outlet pipe route plus the lease extension on their Dawson Rd site. Beth Houlbrooke of the Rodney Local Board and Auckland Councillor, Greg Sayers will also be in attendance.

We are attaching a nomination form with this Newsletter for any resident wishing to stand for committee.

Due to the Covid-19 Lockdowns in place last year, we had to cancel the 2020 AGM with the existing Committee agreeing to continue in their roles.

Annual Subscriptions

Annual $10 subscriptions are now due and can be paid by direct debit to our account number: 12-3105-0013354-00. Use your surname and street address as the reference.

We have attached a Subscription Form if you choose to post your payment (PO Box 12, Snells Beach, 0942) or it can be given directly to a Committee Member.

Membership is important as it provides considerable strength for our Association when dealing with Council and other statutory bodies. If you have not received this Newsletter as an email, please contact us at: so we can add you to our contacts list. Being on our contacts list guarantees your receiving all our email communications relating to the Bay and surrounding district.

Are we safe to swim in our Bay?

Safe Swim Auckland is coming to explain to us how their water testing operation works, where they are testing and what their figures mean regarding our safety when in the water. How does it all work? Come and see!
Safe swim Auckland is a partnership between Auckland Council, Surf Lifesaving-Northern region, Auckland Regional Health and Watercare.

Speakers are:
Dr Martin Neale PhD, Environmental Science; Safeswim Technical Lead
Holly Foreman, BSc hons, Marine Geography; Senior Healthy Waters Specialist – Safeswim Project Manager

Come along for this most informative talk, ALL WELCOME.
Tuesday 13th April 2021, 7pm Snells Beach Community Centre
If you would like to send in questions for the speakers prior to the meeting, send to:
Mark Dinniss:-
Convened jointly by Snells Beach and Algies Bay Ratepayers and Residents Assoc with Friends of AwaMatakanakana (FOAM)

Dinghy Racks

The Association manages the dinghy racks located  by the Alexander Road ramp. If you are  interested in renting one of these racks (cost:  $25 per year), please contact us at:

Sandspit Yacht Club Regatta April 2021

The 2021 National Secondary Schools Team Sailing Championship will be held Sunday 25th – Friday 30th April.
This will see approx. 35 teams, involving about 300 people.

Boats will begin to be set up in the 7 to 10 days leading up to the National event, with storage beside the swings and also adjacent to the club house, by the path leading to the beach.

Launching will take place at the main ramp with the boat ramp being used predominantly in the morning and late afternoon. During this event, the lower road between the clubhouse and the beach will remain open.

Trailers etc. will be stacked close to the clubhouse, leaving the southern trailer parking area available for locals. All boats and equipment will be moved off in the days following the regatta.

NZ Team Sailing Assn & Sandspit YC apologise for any congestion or delays this event may bring but hope everyone enjoys the spectacle and thanks all for their support.