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Registrations for our 2021 conference are now open

Our 2021 Whanganui conference (Living on a Dynamic Coast) is now open for registrations. Go to our conference page for more information and a link to register.

The free pre-conference workshop is also open for bookings and this is especially recommended if you haven’t attended one of our conferences before and for council staff and councillors. Information and a link to book is on the same conference page as above.

We look forward to see many of you there!

Wine, cheese and art evening in Whanganui raises funds for our next conference

Wine & Cheese Evening featuring local artist Pauline Allomes

Friday 25th September 5 to 6.30 pm

Duncan Pavilion, Rangiora Street, Castlecliff

  • Progress Castlecliff Coast Care are launching Pauline’s upcoming exhibition “Line in the Sand
  • Pauline is well known for her micrography works featuring environmental issues
  • This time she has focused on dune plants observed at Castlecliff
  • Pauline is donating a percentage of her sales to Castlecliff Coast Care
  • In addition, Wine and Cheese evening proceeds support Whanganui based 2021 Coastal Restoration Trust NZ Conference
  • Tickets $20. Register your attendance with Graham at Enable JavaScript to view protected content. or 06 344 1012

Exhibition “Line in the Sand” is being held at Pauline’s home, 4 Barrack Street, Aramoho from 3rd to 11th October, as a Whanganui Heritage month event.

The exhibition includes a display of early Castlecliff photographs compiled by local historian Lynne Douglas.

Waikato needs help planting dunes

Waikato Regional Council would like more volunteers to help plant dunes. The next session is at Port Waikato on Saturday 1 August, 10am.

There are many other planting bees in the Waikato region and details can be found on the Waikato Coastcare Facebook page. One is tomorrow in Kawhia, many in August and no doubt there will be more in September. Check it out!

Castlecliff Coastcare community planting days

If you’d like to be part of Castlecliff Coast Care’s winter Community Planting Days, dress up warm, and meet the team at The Duncan Pavilion, Rangiora St, Castlecliff, Whanganui (Manawatū) on Sunday, August 23, at 10.30am; or Saturday, September 19 for an afternoon planting session starting at 1.30pm.

See this story about a planting day held earlier this year and this one.

Feedback wanted on Waikato Regional Coastal Plan

A message from Waikato Regional Council about the Waikato Regional Coastal Plan:

In March, we started meeting with communities around the Coromandel Peninsula to capture views and feedback on the key issues we’ve identified and ways the current coastal plan can be improved. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic these engagement activities were cut short.

We’re now in a position to resume engagement and would value the opportunity to meet with you at one of the community drop-in sessions we have planned. Dates and venues are below. Please share this email with any of your contacts who may also be interested in attending.

Thursday, 6 August - 3.30pm-6pm
Mercury Bay Boating Club
90 Buffalo Beach Road

Friday, 7 August - 11am-1pm
Coromandel Community Boardroom
355 Kapanga Road

We realise you may not be able to attend in person – no problem! You can also provide feedback via our website for Healthy Environments | He Taiao Mauriora Coastal Plan Review. On our website we break down the issues into key topic areas. These are also compiled into a handy PDF document here.

The feedback we receive will be collated and used to further refine the issues to be addressed in the current coastal plan.

If there are any matters you would like further clarified or you would like the opportunity to meet with us in person (or virtually), then reply to this email address.

We look forward to speaking with you at one of our drop-in sessions!

Noho ora mai
Healthy Environments - Coastal Plan Review Team