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Please see below the submission sent to the NZTA regarding the expressway on behalf of the Otaki to North of Levin sub-committee.

16 July 2017


Lonnie Dalziel
Project Manager O2NL
New Zealand Transport Agency
By email: O2NL@nzta.govt.nz

Dear Lonnie

Feedback on the O2NL Project and Request for Ongoing Engagement

I write as Chair of the recently formed Manakau District Community Association (MDCA) Sub-Committee on the New Zealand Transport Agency(NZTA) led Otaki to North of Levin (O2NL) Roads of National Significance project.

The MDCA represents residents and businesses in Manakau and the surrounding area.

The MDCA O2NL Sub-Committee was formed following the NZTA engagement meeting in Manakau on 2 July 2017. Its purpose is to aggregate the views of residents and businesses in the Manakau District in respect of the O2NL project. Our primary objective is to engage with NZTA, to receive updates and information from NZTA and other stakeholders, and to disseminate material to the community. Our mission is to ensure that the community is informed, that NZTA processes and decisions are robust and transparent, and to ensure that NZTA has a trusted community partner that it can utilise for the benefit of the project.

The purpose of this letter is to provide some initial feedback on the project and to request ongoing participation in the NZTA Project Reference Group (PRG).

Feedback

The MDCA 02NL Sub-Committee welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback at this stage of the project. Thank you for allowing us to do this beyond the deadline set for submissions.

Unfortunately, in the brief time available between being advised of the NZTA community re-engagement and the forming of the Sub-Committee it has not been possible to adequately canvass community views, and coordinate any form of detailed or meaningful feedback that might provide benefit this stage of the project.

However, we believe it is important to emphasise on behalf of the Manakau community that our collective desire is that any decisions ultimately made in respect of roading developments in our community minimises, to the greatest extent possible, the impact on the area. This includes any impact on our community facilities, amenity and culture, as well as individual residences and businesses and farming and agriculture activities which are the backbone of the Horowhenua economy and lifestyle.

The project must consider the community’s needs beyond simply an alignment and the laying of bitumen. Our community cares about the total project package, including maximising opportunities for the area to benefit from wider roading and infrastructure developments, and identifying and securing critically important mitigations to address any adverse effects, such as noise and environmental impacts.

While the length of time taken to develop the project and the recent changes in scope are undesirable in the context of ongoing anxiety and uncertainty for our community, we believe that NZTA does need to ensure that the process is not compromised to meet tight, self-imposed, timeframes. We support NZTA taking the time to ensure appropriate project planning and design process, so that all options and the feedback up to this point are properly considered.

The project to consider roading options is important for our District, and we are very eager to see it progress through to firm proposals so that further, more targeted, feedback can be provided.

Representation on the Project Reference Group

We request representation on the NZTA PRG for the O2NL project.

We believe we can provide value to the PRG and work with other equivalent groups within the Horowhenua District to assist NZTA to better understand our local needs and the impacts of this project. The Sub-Committee is a vehicle by which NZTA can better engage with the Manakau community; we are available to receive and disseminate information and material to the community.

We look forward to an ongoing relationship with you and your team.

Yours sincerely


Sam Jennings
Chair – MDCA O2NL Sub-Committee

 


Expressway

 

Taylor’s Rd – North of Levin

 

Have your say.

Meet the project manager

 

Lonnie Dalzell

 

Come & express your concerns.

Lonnie needs your feedback

to take to NZTA – to assist in

the final decision for which corridor will

be best for all affected parties.

 

You are invited to a gathering

organised by Café Church

to be held at the

 

Manakau Memorial Hall

on

Sunday July 2nd 2017

at 10.00am.

 


 AGM Consultation on State Highway One Changes

The AGM had a larger than usual attendance. The SH1 discussion was the largest item discussed at the meeting.

There was unanimous opposition to the proposed changes on the highway. All concerns were related to the safety of all SH1 users, not just the local residents.

The current highway changes were regarded as a temporary measure until the full realignment of the highway between Otaki and Levin.

There was clear concern about the piecemeal approach to consultation taken by the NZTA.

There was very strong concern that NZTA appear to have no memory of accidents caused by some of the proposed design features. Most notably this involved the proposed parking bays and the right turn under the railway line. The history of accidents and the subsequent removal of parking opposite the market garden outlets south of Otaki remains clear in the memories of Manakau residents.

The meeting addressed each issue and in every case, there was a 100% mandate given by those present to the Chairman to speak on their behalf.


Left hand turns into Waikawa Beach Road and the Manakau village

Raised concrete barriers within the centre reservation

Exit from Waikawa Beach Road

Residential access north of Waikawa Beach Road

The Manakau Dairy - strong opposition to the construction of parking on the eastern side and the pedestrian refuge.

Soo’s Brown Acres - strong opposition to the construction of parking on the eastern side and the pedestrian refuge.

The meeting noted and were disappointed that NZTA had no plan to install a pedestrian underpass

Railway underpass

Extension of the proposed 80km/hr restriction


Jim Edwards and Guy Bown then met with NZTA in Palmerston North the very next day (21 May) and detailed all the concerns that had been raised. A formal response is yet to be received and is being actively pursued.


 

Notice of the Annual General Meeting of the Manakau District Community Association

20th May 2015 at 7.30pm

Manakau Hall

Agenda
1. Welcome 
2. Apologies: 
3. Adoption of the minutes of the AGM held 7th May 2014 
4. Chairperson's Report for 1 April 2014- 31 March 2015
5. 1 April 2014- 31 March 2015 Finance Report 
6. Confirm Subscription for the 2015/2016 financial Year 
7. Reports from Councillors Wayne Bishop , Christine Mitchell and Lindsay Burnell 
8. Report from Paddy Sannazaro, Manakau School
9. Report from John Hewitson Waikawa Beach Residents Association
10. Election of Chairperson 
11. Election of Deputy Chairperson 
12. Election of Committee (seven members)

Supper will be served


Responses so far from NZTA to State Highway 1 Concerns raised

Mayor Brendan Duffy has reported back on Friday 8th May that the NZTA has responded as follows.

The left turn off lane into the village.
The pavement is being dug up on a temporary basis while drainage and kerbing is installed. Once complete, there will be a left turn lane approximately 100m long provided for turns off the state highway.

The parking opposite the Manakau store and Sues Brown Acres.
NZTA advise that a footpath and pedestrian refuge is being provided here in order to make crossing the road safer. In providing parking here they say that they are catering for existing demand, rather than encouraging additional use.
Please note that the MDCA is continuing to oppose these features.

Wire rope barriers.
Wire rope barriers are not being used in any capacity in Manakau.

Has discussion taken place with the affected driveway property owners?
According to the latest plans, the changes to the state highway do not affect access for any property owners with access onto the state highway.

What is the effect to large truck and trailer units (milk tankers, agricultural, Heavy transporters etc) on turning into Waikawa Beach Road?
Both the RTA and Heavy Haulage association have been consulted with as stakeholders in this project.

Signage to tell there is a school across the railway on the left.
School signs will be installed on the state highway, approximately 130m to the north and south of the school.

Reduced Highway Speed to 80km/h.
The speed limit signage will be clearly visible and will be similar to that installed at Te Horo. It will extend from approximately 150m north of Gleeson Road through to the existing 80km/h south of Levin.

Will there be a pedestrian under pass?
There are no plans for an underpass in Manakau.

The MDCA is continuing to seek resolution of further matters of concern.

Jim Edwards ONZM
Chairperson
Manakau District Community Association


 

State Highway 1 Concerns

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MDCA Committee Members Jim Edwards and Pauline Masters met on Tuesday 5th May, with Lindsay Burnell, the local Councillor on the Horizons Regional Council. Also present was Paddy Sannazzaro, the Manakau School principal.

Horowhenua District Council representatives were not available for this meeting because of their prior commitments to Long Term Plan work. However, they are being kept fully informed by Lindsay and Jim.

The concerns that have been identified by the Community members have been discussed and the local Government members and our Member of Parliament have been informed. Mayor Brendan Duffy has communicated with NZTA.

We are actively working with these representatives and others so that they clearly understand the potential risks with the current NZTA design and road works.

We will keep you informed of progress.

Jim Edwards ONZM
Chairperson
Manakau District Community Association


 Horowhenua Arts Trail

2015_Arts_trail_c.jpgSaturday and Sunday saw a steady stream of visitors to the Exhibition held in Manakau Hall. There were Watercolour and Mixed Media works by Pauline Hailwood’s students; and Pottery by Rosalie Blake and Beth Bolton of Manakau Village.  All were greatly admired.

Manakau School students had an exhibition of Poppy paintings, abstract portraits and large floral designs which also created a lot of interest. Visitor numbers about the same as last year.

Several visitors from out of town were very impressed with the Hall.


 

Anzac Day Celebration

Report by Pauline Masters

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Anzac Day was commemorated at Manakau dawning a beautiful morning, the Service started at 7.30 am with a karakia in the Manakau District Community Hall, on Saturday 25 April, 2015.

Followed by a Parade of pupils from the Manakau School, Scouts and Guides, the Mayor Brendan Duffy and his wife, Nathan Guy and his family, David Clapperton, the CEO of HDC, Councillor, Wayne Bishop and approximately 600 people from many parts of New Zealand.

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The guest speaker was Major Jared McGregor, Chief Instructor of Signals, who gave an informative insight of what life and sacrifices would have been made by the soldiers in WW1.

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Manakau School participated with Emily Georgetti, reading the Flanders Field Poem, Cruize Griffen read the Ode to the Fallen in Te Reo Maori. The school led the National Anthem and laid wreaths they had made at the Cenotaph.

During the Ceremony The Paschendaele train on route to Wellington, slowed and everyone cheered and waved as it passed by. It was very impressive.

We had a white dove released during the Last Post and two local riders on decorated horseback.

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After the conclusion everyone moved back to the Manakau District Community Hall for refreshments and viewing of very interesting profiles of the 17 local men killed in action. The school pupils did lovely poppy paintings which were hung around the walls.

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Several people then moved next door to the Bowling Club for further refreshments.


 

Manakau Anzac Day Commemoration Service
Saturday 25th April 2015

Click here to download and print the programme.

7:20am - Proceedings will begin with a karakia at the Manakau District Community Hall
7:50am - Parade Marshall will rally people to fall in behind the Ratana Brass Band,
Parade moves to the War Memorial.
Ngāti Wehi Wehi kuia will karanga (call) the manuhiri

Karakia/Mihi Whakatau – Rev Te Hopehuia Hakaraia

Welcome - Ngāti Wehi Wehi Chairman Richard Orzecki will direct the rest of the programme


National Anthem – Manakau School

Special Guest speaker 

Anzac Dedication – Mayor Brendan Duffy

Anzac Prayers – Rev Te Hopehuia Hakaraia

Flanders Fields poem

Wreath & Tribute Laying Ceremony

Our Help – Bob Miratana

We remember before Thee – Colin Robertson
Parade comes to attention

Ode to the fallen
Read in English by Colin Roberston
Read in Te Reo Maori

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
We will remember them.

E kore ratou e koroheketia
Penei i a tatou kua mahue nei
E kore hoki ratou e ngoikore
Ahakoa pehea i nga ahuatanga o te wa.
I te hekenga atu o te ra
Tae noa ki te aranga mai i te ata
Ka maumahara tonu tatou ki a ratou.
Ka maumahara tonu tatou ki a ratou.

Last Post
One minute silence

Reveille - Parade stands at ease

National Anthem of New Zealand
E Ihowa Atua, O ngā iwi mātou rā, āta whakarongona; Me aroha noa. Kia hua ko te pai; Kia tau tō atawhai; Manaakitia mai Aotearoa.
God of nations at thy feet in the bonds of love we meet. Hear our voices, we entreat, God defend our free land. Guard Pacific's triple star From the shafts of strife and war, Make her praises heard afar, God defend New Zealand.

Conclusion - Richard Orzecki

Dismissal – Parade Marshall dismisses parade

Move to the Manakau District Community Hall for refreshments (please bring a plate)


Field of Remembrance - Manakau

Programme
Saturday April 18, 2015

Crosses will be erected Friday afternoon, the one cross which represents the Soldier "Only Known to God' will be in the ground already. As this cross needs to be raised as part of the ceremony you need to lay it flat before you commence the service.

8:00am - Ceremony Begins
Opening Prayer - Rev Te Hopehuia Hakaraia

Welcome

Poem - The Challenge 'In Flanders Fields'

‘In Flanders Fields’ -
John McCrae - May 1915
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields

Last Cross raised

Ode to the fallen
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
We will remember them.

Ka maumahara tonu tatou ki a ratou.
E kore ratou e koroheketia
Penei i a tatou kua mahue nei
E kore hoki ratou e ngoikore
Ahakoa pehea i nga ahuatanga o te wa.
I te hekenga atu o te ra
Tae noa ki te aranga mai i te ata
Ka maumahara tonu tatou ki a ratou.

Prayer of dedication and benediction - Rev Te Hopehuia Hakaraia


Summer garden party enjoyed by all

The moved of the annual summer garden party to Saturday 21st February was successful with good weather and good attendance by community members.

Once again we enjoyed the lovely garden setting at Jennings Farm and the support of our hosts Sam and Te Aroha Jennings.

Setting up the lucky prize drawer.

Elleke Hietbrink gave an inspired dance display.

The childrens’ novelty running races were very popular.

We MDCA is very grateful for the support received at this year’s garden party. We raised more than $800 towards our annual operating budget.

The sponsors who supported us this year were:
24/7 Fitness
Abundance Gifts, Otaki
Brown Acres
Caffeinate, Levin
Caltex, Levin
Elegancy Beauty, Levin
Hamish Barham Pharmacy
Greg Lincoln
Glassworks
Focal Point Cinema
Kimbal McHugo
Levin Mall Pharmacy
Levin Paper Plus
Levin Sports World
Linda Goodman
Manakau Ferns
McAndrews, Otaki
Michael Utting, Property Brokers, Levin
New World, Otaki
Ngaire Hunter
NZ Golf Otaki
Pauline Hailwood
Quarter Acre Café
Ross McCall Cars
Salt & Pepper Café
Second Life Plastics Ltd
Something different
South Pacific Roses
Steph & Brian James
The Garden Depot
The Mill Liquor Save, Levin
Vickers Marketing
Warehouse Stationery
Whispers Café, Levin


 

Field of Remembrance White Cross Appeal
Adopt an Anzac are requiring sponsors for Soldiers killed in W.W.1
This entails sponsoring a soldier for $25.00 so his name can be put on a white cross, to be placed at the Manakau Cenotaph, Anzac Day 2015 and every year after for 5 years.
The soldiers at the Manakau Cenotaph who haven’t got sponsors at this stage are:-
Bacchus, John Harold and Ralph Lancelot (2 brothers killed together)
Bennett, Oswell Hughes
Cole, Rex
Cruickshank, John Herring
Olliver, Robert Henry Weldon
Revington-Jones, Sydney
Tehiwi, Pitiroi


Also available is the recently published Horowhenua and the Great War 1914-1918.
Compiled by Linda Fletcher, for Adopt an Anzac, the cost $45.00 for soft cover or $55 for hard cover.
There are little badges, with a white cross, green fern and red poppy, for purchase $10.00 as a Memorial
For inquires please contact Barbara Timms: (06) 368 4683
www.fieldsofremembrance.org.nz


Horowhenua District Council Rating Review

The Manakau District Community Association made a submission to the pre-consultation phase of the rating review currently being considered by the Horowhenua District Council.

The MDCA expressed its serious concern for the move from a Land Value basis for rating to a Capital Value basis.

The proposed change could result in increased rates for:
73% of Manakau village properties
91% of Manakau lifestyle properties
77% of rural businesses

Counicllor Wayne Bishop met with the Committee of the Manakau District Community Association on Monday the 1st of December.

Wayne described why the changes had been considered. He acknowledged the concerns that were being expressed, but reiterated that the change to Capital Value based rates was fairer to property owners across the whole district.

He confirmed that there was no plan to increase the total rate income across the whole of the Horowhenua District by changing the method of assessment. However, there was still the potential for on-going annual increases that reflected the Council need to increase its total income.


November Quiz Night.
To be held on Friday 7th November 2014, at 7.30pm, at the Manakau Bowling and Sports club

Cost: $10 per person

Maximum of 12 teams with 5 per team but if you don’t have 5, we can help you make up a team on the night.

Please register your team by contacting: Kimbal 362 6395 mchugo@woosh.co.nz or Pam & Jim 362 6301 pam@edwards-nz.com or manakausecretary@gmail.com

The Bowling club bar will be open and light snack food will be served throughout the evening

The MDCA will be running raffles during the evening with all funds raised will be used by the MDCA for projects that benefit the community.

Please enter a team and support your community.


 

MDCA meeting with NZTA

The Committee of the Manakau District Community Association had a very constructive meeting with NZTA staff on the 24th of September.

The Committee were able to express a number of concerns including:

• The reduced left turn access from the highway into Manakau and into Waikawa Beach Road. The planned reduction would mean that turning traffic will have to slow down to 30km/hour while still in the remaining single traffic lane in order to make the left hand turn.

• The use of signage to indicate the right turn into Waikawa Beach Road.

• The proposed parking opposite the dairy and Sue’s garden market would be a return to the serious situation south of Otaki when many accidents occurred before no parking and double yellow lines were imposed.

• The proposed installation of pedestrian safe refuges in the middle of a highway road, even when the traffic speed is restricted to 80km/hour.

• The use of variable speed limits to reduced traffic to 80km/hour, based on precedents used elsewhere in the region (Opiki and the Himitangi cross road).

• The use of pedestrian underpasses which had been used at Ohau and Tokomaru.

• The right turn into the railway underpass.

• The need to extent the 80km/hour restriction to just south of the South Manakau Road intersection.


 

Report of the Driscoll Park Extension meeting

Saturday 13th September 2014

A very small turn-out for the first community consultation meeting of the Driscoll Park Extension, however there was a very positive outcome by who did attend.

This is a Community project which will be completed as funds become available through membership and fundraising events. Please feel free to contact a member of the Driscoll Park extension steering group with your ideas on how you visualise the park or fundraising ideas.

A Driscoll Park extension steering group has been formed to help manage this project:
Jim Edwards
John Hailwood
Judy Webby
Sarah Hodge
Matt Fogden


Driscoll Park

The Horowhenua District Council has secured a lease of the railway land alongside Honi Taipua Street which was formerly occupied by Ravensdown.

This land is to be developed as an extension to Driscoll Park by and on behalf of the Manakau community.

A small steering group has been formed to help manage this project. The terms of reference require that all development requires the approval of both the Manakau District Community Association and the Horowhenua District Council.

The Council has approved the release of funds from the Driscoll fund and this will need to be supplemented through the course of this project. The Manakau District Community Association will be undertaking fundraising activities to support the development.


Notice of public meeting to discuss the Project Plan for Driscoll Park extension

A public meeting will be held at 10.30am until midday on Saturday the 13th of September.

The meeting venue is on the site.


 

Manakau United Football Club

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Manakau United Football Club (MUFC)

With one game remaining MUFC have had a mixed bag of results through the second half of the season. This weekend we visit Otaki for what is usually a physical battle. Looking forward to that one.

CURRENT LADDER RESULTS

Pos Team  GD  PTS 
1 Otaki Masters 9 8 1 0 41 14 27 25
2 Waikanae Youth 9 4 3 2 26 18 8 15
3 Paekakariki Central 9 4 1 4 20 23 -3 13
4 Waikanae Masters 9 4 0 5 16 26 -10 12
5 Manakau United  9 3 2 4 15 17 -2 11
6 Levin AFC Masters  9 0 1 8 9 29 -20 1

Upon completion of the league we intend to continue training on Wednesday evenings in the lead up to our annual Napier Masters Tournament the last weekend in Sept. Our only other use for the pitch will be our send of season ‘Wisdom v Youth’ fixture. We have not confirmed a date for this but it is likely to be 6th, 13th or 20th of Sept. 

Successful Midwinter Quiz Night

The Manakau District Community Association held another enjoyable and successful Quiz night held on Friday the 1st of August.

The Association raised $448.00 for projects that benefit the community.

The highest scoring team were the “Don’t knows”, who proved in fact that they knew more on the night.


 

 Midwinter Quiz Night

The Heart of Manakau Proudly Presents Midwinter Quiz Night
Date: Friday 1st August 2014
Time: 7pm start
Location: Manakau Bowling and Sports club
Cost: $10 per person
Teams: Maximum of 12 teams with 5 per team but if you don’t have 5, we can help you make up a team on the night.

Register your team by contacting:

Kimbal 362 6395 or mchugo@woosh.co.nz
Pam & Jim 362 6301 pam@edwards-nz.com


Refreshments: The Bowling club bar will be open.
Light snack food will be served throughout the evening.

The MDCA will be running raffles during the evening.
All funds raised will be used by the MDCA for projects that benefit the community.

Please enter a team and support your community.


 MANAKAU CEILIDH

Saturday 6th September, 2014, 6.45 for 7.00 pm start

Dust off your (comfortable) dancing shoes and come for a night of dancing and entertainment with

MISHNISH BAND

$15 per ticket and a plate for supper
Children $5 – Family Pass $40

At the Manakau Hall (Over the railway line, opposite the school)

You may like to seek the assistance of Mr Google U Tube in brushing up on your Strip the Willow, Dashing White Sergeant, Scottish Gay Gordons (of course), and Auld Lang Syne etc... but Mary the Caller will guide you (us) through the dances!

Dress – Scottish, or not. Smart phones will be banned for Trivial Balderdash Pursuits. Sorry there’s still no haggis (unless someone volunteers). 
Please no strong perfumes, deodorants, aftershave...

Get a group together and book your tickets! 
We can only fit 100 in the Hall

RSVP to Mary Wratt 04 905 9083 ma.rat@paradise.net.nz and make payment online: SEPTEMBER CEILIDH, Kiwibank: 38 9009 0184847 05 with your name as reference.

Any other inquiries to:
Emily 06 3626 684 emily@waterscape.co.nz or
Adaleen 04 904 6498 addy@paradise.net.nz


 

Campione - Campione - Ole Ole Ole !!! 


Five months of hard work (if you count the two months of pre-season kickabouts) has ended with a great result as Manakau United have won their first league title winning 10 games from 11 fixtures after a battling 3-2 win at Mazengarb Park on Saturday.


 

MUFC going well this season.

Good performances on the pitch have resulted in the MUFC being at top of the ladder.

The team has 5 wins after 5 matches. They have scored 21 goals so far with only 3 scored against them.


Notice of AGM

Manakau District Community Association

To be held

Wednesday 7th May 2014
7.00pm
Manakau Hall

A light supper will be served

Come along and join your Community Association

…………………………………………………………….

Notices of motion must be in writing and in the hands of the Secretary not later than 30 days prior to the AGM.

If there is an item you wish to be discussed at the AGM, please contact the Secretary by 2nd April 2014 so it can be included on the agenda.

Annual Membership Application form

Download nomination form


ANZAC Day 2014 in Manakau


Manakau School sung the National Anthem


Mayor Brendan Duffy


Anahira Temperton-Royal recited the Flanders Field poem


William Fogden reading a 1918 Postcard from his great-grandfather


More than 150 people attended


All the wreaths laid at the Manakau Cenotaph


The Honourable Nathan Guy


The Ratana Band led the parade


 

ANZAC Day Commemoration Service

Manakau

Friday, 25th April 2014


Proceedings will begin at 7.30am with a karakia at the Manakau Community Hall.

At 7.50am the Parade Marshall will rally people to fall in behind the Ratana Brass Band and move to the War Memorial.

Open and download the ANZAC Day Commemoration Service programme.


Manakau United FC win again 

The MUFC are in third place on the ladder after their latest game on the 12th of April.

The Green and Whites prevailed in a see-saw game at Waikanae Park, finally beating Waikanae Strollers 4-3.

Goals from PK, James Wylie, Josh Sannazzaro and an 80th minute winner by Chris Henry.

A big effort from Chris Temperton – including an assist that involved a triple lutz spinning move to beat the keeper, with Jamie Allcock, Willie West and Andy Peita also standing out.

Man-of-the-match was Chris Henry --- Special moment from Tony Beale with “that” throw.


“Autumn in Paradise” Quiz Night

The Heart of Manakau “Autumn in Paradise” Quiz Night was held at the Manakau Bowling and Sports club on Friday 11th of April 2014.

There were eleven teams which included some visitors beyond the Manakau District. Quizmaster Adrian put on a high quality evening with excellent presentations to support the questions and subsequent answers after each round.

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The winning team was "The Serious Ferns Unit" pictured below:

P4110286w.jpgGary Milne, Penny Kerr-Hislop, Susannah Wilson, Jonas Elsen, Elena Delmonte, Jillian and Dan Geraghty

The evening was organised by the Manakau District Community Association which ran raffles during the evening. The funds raised are to be used for projects that benefit the Manakau community.

The Association plans to have more Quiz nights during the winter. Information will be posted on their website www.manakau.co.nz



The Heart of Manakau Proudly Presents

The Autumn in paradise Quiz Night
 
Date:      Friday 11th of April 2014
Time:     7pm start
Location:     Manakau Bowling and Sports club
Cost:      $10 per person
Teams:     Maximum of 12 teams with 5 per team
but if you don’t have 5 then we can help you make up a team on the night.
 
Register your team by contacting:
Sam 362 6556 or samj@candoo.co.nz
Kimbal 362 6395 or mchugo@woosh.co.nz
 
Refreshments:   The Bowling club bar will be open.
Light snack food will be served throughout the evening.
 
The MDCA will be running raffles during the evening
with all funds raised being used by
MDCA for projects that benefit the community.
 
Please enter a team and support your community.

 


 

HARC

The Horowhenua Adult Riding Club have applied to use the grounds on:
March 9th
March 23rd
April 6th
May 3rd & 4th for Club Show
June 8th


Manakau Football schedule in March :

Sunday 2nd March - 4:00pm - Kickabout at Manakau School
Saturday 8th March – 2:30pm – Five-a-side comp. at Manakau school.
Saturday 15th March – 2:30pm – Friendly at KCU (venue TBD)
Saturday 22nd March – 2:30pm – Friendly at Feilding at Timona Park.


Wellington Area Trail Riding Club at Manakau Domain

The WATRC were at the Manakau Domain on the 9th of February for their Annual Manakau outing.
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Notice of AGM

Manakau District Community Association

To be held

Wednesday 7th May 2014
 7.00pm
Manakau Hall

A light supper will be served

Come along and join your Community Association

…………………………………………………………….

Notices of motion must be in writing and in the hands of the Secretary not later than 30 days prior to the AGM.

If there is an item you wish to be discussed at the AGM, please contact the Secretary by 2nd April 2014 so it can be included on the agenda.

Annual Membership Application form


Fertilizer building being demolished

The Ravensdown bulk fertilizer store is currently under demolition.

 

 

 

 


 

Christmas Garden Party Raffles

The Christmas Garden Party raffles have been drawn and the lucky winners are!

Firewood: Sue & Geoff  Stent
Food Processer: Pip Martin
 
Thank you for your continued support.

The MDCA Committee hope that 2014 will be a successful year for you all.

Jim & Pam Edwards,  John Hailwood,  Sam Jennings, Warren Corkin,
Greg Gilpin, Kimbal McHugo, Pauline Masters & Janet Vivian.


Manakau Community Christmas Garden Party

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Saturday 30 November 2013
at Jennings Farm
1166 State Highway 1, Manakau

(next to Quarter Acre cafe)

The garden party was open to ALL - whether you are are local from the Manakau and Waikawa Beach areas, or visiting from outside of the district. The party was our annual festive season celebration and one of our community fundraising exercises.

Those who attended could enjoy a garden walk, or simply mix and mingle with the locals. There was fun and games for all, including activities and entertainment specifically for the kids. BBQ food and non-alcoholic drinks were available. Everyone was most welcome to BYO picnic, drinks, alcohol & rug/chairs.

More than 50 people turned out despite the rain to enjoy the Manakau community garden party last Saturday afternoon.
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For the second year the Manakau District Community Association held its pre-Christmas function at Jennings Farm on State Highway 1.

There were lucky prize gate tickets and a lot of other prizes in the lucky draw were especially popular and eagerly sought after. The community organisers were very grateful for the sponsorship support received for the event.
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The rain did keep people under cover in the barn and they enjoyed the social occasion until the rain subsided. Then those present were able to enjoy the gardens and outdoor activities. The bouncy castle started as soon as conditions dried.
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The catapult was very popular as contestants fired grapefruit at a target at the other end of the ground.

The Manakau District Community Association plans to continue the event next year, although it may be delayed until there is a greater chance of more settled weather, even although that is never guaranteed.

We thank all our sponsors and ask that you give them your support.

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Abundance Gifts Otaki
Camera Place Levin
Carbon Credit Plastics
Cherry Pie Quilt Patch Levin
Dick Smith Levin
Elegancy Beauty Levin
Farmlands Levin
Ferns of Manakau
Focal Point Cinema Levin
Fresh & Bushy Christmas Trees
Garden Depot Levin
Go Natural Levin
Geerling Cut Flowers
H B Edhouse Limited Otaki
J B's Environmental
Jeff & Sue Stent, Manakau Nursuries
Jim & Pam Edwards

Judy & Graeme Keall
Levin Mall Pharmacy
Linda Goodman
Noel Leeming Levin
NZ Golf Outlet Otaki
Paper Plus Levin
Pauline Hailwood
Placemakers Levin
Reds Café Otaki
Ryders Levin
See Hear Levin
Something Different Levin
South End Cycles Levin
South Pacific Roses Otaki
Speirs Firewood Supplies
Sports World Levin
The Flower Boutique Levin
The Warehouse Levin
Stephanie & Brian James
Tony McAndrews Otaki
Unichem Pharmacy Levin
Vickers Marketing Levin
Warehouse Stationary Levin
Whisper’s Levin
Zing Beauty Therapy Levin

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