Groynes redevelopment underway

Significant works have commenced at the North end of Omaha Beach to repair and future proof the 3 groyne network. This is  a major logistical project, with rocks up to 5 ton each being transported from the quarry in Hokianga. The much larger sized rocks are expected to provide Omaha with significant protection for many…

SET NET BAN SUCCESS!!

After a very long road, Omaha has secured a seasonal set net ban from Labour Weekend until Easter. The ban does not include crab fishing which is still of issue but apparently there will be closer monitoring of this by warrant officers in the area. The ban will be in place for a year and…

Stormwater work program

Auckland Council have agreed that Omaha has serious issues regarding stormwater that need to be addressed.  A suburb wide study will commence in December 2016 to help build a modern flooding model, data assessment and schematisation. Tonkin and Taylor is the selected contractor to undertake this work. Once this data has been gathered the team…

Puhoi to Warkworth Highway is all go!

As expected the long anticipated motorway extension from Puhoi to Warkworth has been approved with construction starting in December 2016. The expected finish date is October 2022. This is exciting news and shortens the existing Omaha commute by approximately 15 minutes. In addition, the Matakana link road was also recently approved which will open in…

Giant Jellyfish in Omaha

Many local residents have been spotting a number of huge jellyfish that have been in our region for the past week. One jellyfish spotted in the Estuary was described as being bigger than a washing machine, while a number of boaties spotted very large ones in the bay. They are said to be Lions Mane…

Omaha Surf Life Saving Club

Omaha Beach SLSC was first established in 1988 and we are located on Frazer Reserve, Omaha Beach, about 45 minutes north of Auckland. The club’s primary purpose is to prevent drowning and injury through lifeguard services and education. We are a dynamic, non-profit organisation comprised of highly trained volunteers and supporters who are passionate about water safety, the beach…

Omaha Beach Golf Club

This beautiful links course offers a challenge for professional and amateur golfers alike. Sitting on a sand base and flanked by ocean, estuary and forest, the course is kept in immaculate condition by Greenkeeper Corey Wilcox. And after the game you can enjoy good food and drinks on the balcony of the club house and…

Surfing

There are some great local spots in Omaha and surrounds. The bar is popular, and easy to spot other surfers when the surf is cranking, and Daniels Reef in Leigh is also popular. Tawharanui also offers plenty of good spots – just a short drive away, or if you are really fit, a decent paddle!…

Omaha Shorebirds

The sand spit reserve at the northern end of Omaha beach is home to a variety of shore birds and is an important nesting area for the endangered New Zealand dotterels and variable oyster catchers. Other birds that roost there at high tide waiting to feed on the rich mud flats of the Whangateau harbour…