Thank you to our Residents

Since Covid-19 changed the way we live, we have seen many people step up and help others both in the Bay and our wider community. Whether it was to help with grocery shopping, a greeting while out exercising, keeping in touch with a neighbour, or some other kindness, it didn’t go unnoticed. Thank you.

Annual Subscriptions 

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we have been unable to hold our usual membership subscription drives and we currently have our lowest membership rate since the Association was formed. 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.

We are still accepting the annual $10 subscriptions for the 2020/21 financial year. Attached is a Subscription Form. If you have not paid your membership, payment can either be posted or given directly to a Committee Member or use the direct debit option to our account number: 12-3105-0013354-00. Use your surname and street address as the reference.

If you have not received this Newsletter as an email, please contact us at: so we can add you to our contact list.

Our Sponsors

We would like to give a shout out to our Sponsors who have continued to work for the benefit of our Community during these trying months, enabling us to still be able to buy groceries, buy/sell/repair our boats, buy/sell our properties, and purchase that coffee. They are:

Anna Carmichael, New World Warkworth
Wayne Atkins, Mahurangi Marine
Sarah Howlett, Harcourts
Rushworth Café, Wynyard Quarter

We encourage you to continue supporting our local businesses.

Dinghy Racks

It is disappointing to report a dinghy has been stolen from the Alexander Rd boat ramp racks. If you see/have seen any suspicious behaviour, please report to either a Committee Member or directly to the Police.

Reserve Trees

You may have noticed some of the Pohutukawa trees around the main boat ramp reserve are showing signs of dying. A recent inspection by Auckland Council’s contractor, Treescape, found 5 trees in this condition. It is thought last summer’s drought may be the cause. Treescape are returning in October to complete a follow-up inspection when a course of action will be decided on.

Snells-Algies Wastewater Pipe Upgrade

This project began in September 2019 with a planned completion in July 2020. With Covid-19 interruptions, the current completion date is December 2020. For full details on this project, Click Here to visit the Watercare Website.

Footpath and Kerbing Upgrades

For those keen walkers, I’m sure you’ve been pleased to see the new footpaths and kerbing being installed, with The Glade and Deerness Crescent completed.

Sandspit Yacht Club Centreboard Division

The Yacht Club advise their tractor is no longer functional and have asked if a resident would like to assist with launch/retrieval duties on yachting days – 11th October to 6th December (Sundays only). If interested, contact Glynis at 0274805051.

Adults are invited to bring their yachts down after midday for a social race.

Highfield Donkeys – AGM

The AGM will be held on Monday 12th October, 2pm, at 25 Gordon Craig Place, Algies Bay. All are welcome. The Society are looking for new Committee members. If you are interested, please contact: Peter 09 425 6640 or Shona 09 425 6129.

Snells Beach – Temporary Dog Access Rules

A temporary change to dog access rules at Snells Beach will come into effect on August 28th 2020 and remain until March 31st 2021. The purpose of this change is to minimize disturbance to, and predation of, At Risk and Threatened shorebirds that rest at Snells Beach. Species include NZ dotterel, NZ fairy tern, bar-tailed godwit, and variable and South Island pied oystercatchers.

The temporary rules are as follows:
• dogs will be prohibited from all beach and foreshore areas north of the Sunburst Reserve boat ramp.
• dogs must be on-leash at all times on the Esplanade Reserve north of the Sunburst Reserve boat ramp.

Dog rules for all beach and esplanade areas south of Sunburst Reserve boat ramp remain unchanged and can be viewed on the Auckland Council website. Even when walking without your dog please give birds the space to rest and/or forage for food.

For those walking their dogs on Algies Bay beach, Dotterels have arrived again to attempt nesting. Please keep your dog under control for the bird’s safety.

Doggy Doos

Reluctantly we have to mention this subject. The increasing number of dog droppings not picked up, or somehow worse, they are picked up and bagged and then tossed into long grass or shrubs. Complaints have also come from UMS, the Council’s grass cutting contractors. Please pick up and place in the Council bins or your home rubbish bins.