Playground Seawall Upgrade
The seawall upgrade is well underway, with completion in approx. 5 months. There is a works site plan attached to the construction fence – for those who can’t access, see below.
The ski lane stairs have had their capping stones replaced, with the capping stones on the pathway below the yacht club to also be replaced during this construction period.
Vandalism of Reserve Toilets
During September, the Reserve Toilets were vandalised and had to be closed for cleaning/repair. Portaloos were provided by Auckland Council in the interim.
With the Sailing Regatta taking place, priority was given to get them to a usable condition.
It was just last October we were experiencing theft of the toilet paper, broken lights and unsanitary use of the toilets.
Again, we encourage all residents to keep an eye out for anyone disrespecting our Bay
Lawrie Rd Transfer Station
Concern was expressed from not only Algies Bay, but also from many residents in the wider Warkworth area, regarding the short notice from Auckland Council of the closure of the Lawrie Rd Transfer Station.
Algies Bay R&R Assn along with the other local R&R Assns campaigned strongly to keep this facility open. We were supported by our Rodney Local Board representatives and Auckland Council Representative.
The Auckland Council have reconsidered and given the Transfer Station an extension until 30th June 2019. At that time the Station will be closed for remediation work.
A public meeting is being held at the Mahurangi East Community Centre on Wednesday 12th Nov, 7.30pm. Penny Hulse and staff from the Auckland Council Recycling & Environment Dept have been invited to discuss the pending closure of the Lawrie Rd Transfer Station. All invited.
Sandspit Yacht Club – Sailing Programme
The 2018 Interdominion Team Sailing Championships have just finished, with the winners being:
Interdominion Trophy won by New Zealand.
The Open Trophy won by Westminster School (Australia).
The Girls’ Trophy won by Napier Girl’s High.
These Champs involved the top 3 Open teams and top 3 Girls’ only schools from NZ and Australia – 12 teams in total.
The next large regatta will be held in April 2019.
The dingy racks located by the Alexander Road ramp and managed by the Association, currently have some available berths. If you are interested in renting one of these racks (cost: $25 per year), please contact our Treasurer: Angela Reiff, 027 61 84 079
Highfield Garden Reserve & Donkeys
An Information Board was unveiled at the entrance to the orchard area of Highfield Garden Reserve. This tells the story of Alison & Ted Roberts and their gift of land, plus the history of the donkeys.
It was with sadness Tanzy (aka Grandma) passed away in August. She was the mother of Truffle and Topsy. She was 23 years old.
Annual $10 subscriptions for the 2018/19 financial year are now due.
Membership is important as it provides considerable strength for our Association when dealing with Council and other statuary bodies.
Algies Bay has been very fortunate to have received considerable funding for recent projects, especially along the beachfront. Principally, this is a result of the committee drive and a strong membership to continually make our bay attractive for residents and visitors alike.
Your payment can either be given directly to a Committee Member or direct debit option to our account number:
Use your surname and street address as the reference.
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Metro Bus Service
Auckland Transport have now included the Warkworth area into its bus service.
Algies Bay bus stop is at the top of Alexander Rd, but the buses will also respond to the “hail & ride” method if you flag it down.
Information on the service can be found on the Algies Bay website: www.algiesbay.co.nz, or at these sites: