Rodney Local Board e-Update


Algies Bay and Snells Beach sea walls


Construction of the Algies Bay sea wall has been completed. The project involved the replacement of a 140m section of old sea wall that had failed. It also involved the construction of several timber retaining walls and installation of drainage.


Landscaping works are now underway to create a more attractive and useable high tide beach area at the reserve for local residents.


Works have just started on another sea wall at Snells Beach. This project involves the extension of the existing sea wall to the south and the replacement of the sea wall northwards between the existing wall and the boat ramp at Sunrise Boulevard. This project is expected to be completed within 4-6 weeks.



Algies Bay seawall – as it looked on 24 December 2014


Tuapaki School earns environmental award


Several Auckland kindergartens and schools, including Tuapaki School, received awards for outstanding commitment to sustainability at the Enviroschools celebration held in December.


Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse presented the Enviroschools certificates at the ceremony, with Albany Ward Councillor Wayne Walker, Waitākere Ward Councillor Linda Cooper and local board representatives.


Enviroschools teach important real life skills and shows children they can become environmental leaders of the future by taking action and making a difference in their local community.


The Enviroschools programme is facilitated in Auckland by Auckland Council and the Enviroschools Foundation. It helps children with projects including recycling, water conservation and increasing biodiversity by planting native gardens.


Snells Beach Reserve Playground


Improvements at the Snells Beach Reserve playground this summer have proved popular with locals and visitors.


A new junior climbing module has been built, as well as a rope-climbing turnstile and five swings, including a basket swing and a 30m flying fox. All the equipment is suitable for a range of ages and abilities.


Local children approached the local board to ask for equipment more suitable for them, and as a result the playground upgrade responds to that request. Most improvements were completed by early January, while new scuff mats for the flying fox, turnstile and swings were added earlier this month.

We would like to thank the Snells Beach Residents and Ratepayers Association and students at Mahurangi Christian School for their positive, pro-active and enthusiastic input into the project.



The new flying fox at Snells Beach Reserve


Warkworth Showgrounds update


A new toilet block and changing sheds have been installed at the Warkworth Showgrounds. This new addition was completed and opened on 23 January in time for the Warkworth A&P Show. The new toilet block features a unisex disabled changing room, a drinking fountain, new and improved toilet and changing room facilities and an outdoor drinking bowl for dogs.



The new improved toilet facilities at Warkworth Showgrounds


Music in the Gardens – Kawau Island


Treat yourself and your significant other to a fun day on Kawau Island this Valentine’s Day. There will be live jazz and swing music at the historic Mansion House gardens, along with great local food and wine to enjoy. Tickets are $25. Click here to find out more.


Local Board business meeting


Our February 2015 business meeting will take place on Monday 16 February. It starts at 1pm and will take place in the council chambers at the Orewa Service Centre. Members of the public are welcome to attend our meetings. Agenda items for this month’s meeting include:


  • Public deputation on a proposal for a walking trail in the Matakana area called the Big Omaha Trail and a public deputation by Kowhai Art and Craft to outline the activities of the club.
  • Quarterly Finance & Performance Report
  • New Community Lease to Puhoi Sports Club Incorporated on Puhoi Pioneers Memorial Park
  • Auckland Transport Update
  • Local board input on the draft Regional Land Transport Plan 2015-2025
  • Road Name Change – Bishop Lane and New Road Name – Hawks Ridge Rise

Click here to access our online agenda and minutes from previous meetings.



Have your say on Auckland Council’s 10-year budget


The Auckland region is facing big opportunities and equally big challenges, and Rodney Local Board wants you to have your say on council’s 10-year budget.


We need to hear your views on regional and local priorities.


Visit to have your say or provide feedback in person at one of the following events in the Rodney Local Board:


Have Your Say


You can provide your feedback in person to councillors and local board members at ‘Have your say’ and ‘community feedback’ events.


The ‘Have your say’ events replace traditional hearings and will cover key topics  including investment in Auckland, fixing transport and keeping rates affordable – plus local proposals. The local ‘Have your say’ events are being held at:


  • Kumeu Art Centre, Kumeu on Thursday, 5 March (6.30 – 8.30pm)
  • Shoesmith Hall, Shoesmith Domain, Warkworth on Saturday, 7 March (10am – 12pm)


The ‘community feedback’ events hosted by the Rodney Local Board

will be held at:


  • Lions Lounge, Rautawhiri Park, Helensville on Thursday, 5 March (3pm-4:30pm)
  • Wellsford War Memorial Library, Wellsford on Saturday, 7 March (1pm-3pm)

For more information or to provide your feedback visit or call 09 301 0101.


Have your say on Auckland Council’s 10-year budget by Monday 16 March. |

Rodney Local Board, 50 Centreway Road, Orewa
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