Update on Predator Free Omaha

As you may recall in our summer newsletter we received a grant from Kiwibank Predator Free Communities Trust. We received 20 Good Nature possum traps, 40 DOC 200 stoat and rat traps and 40 rat traps. We deployed the rat and stoat traps in mid February mainly along a line behind the houses in Tawharanui…

Have your say … we’re trying to improve Omaha!

If you are an Omaha Beach Community (‘OBC’) member, you should have received an email invitation to participate in our Rubbish & Recycling Survey. If you haven’t, please email us at us@omahabeach.co.nz and let us know. We think we have the Recycling sorted (or, it’s better, at least) … with additional weekly Recycling collections over…

Trapped Seabird … released

Quick action from a group of locals, with assistance from Chris Martin of Insite Security, this week saved a young gull from a pretty horrible death as it was fully entangled in the discarded nylon & squid bait from a crab pot! The bird was located next to the large groyne at the Northern end…

Update re Auckland Council Related Issues

Civil Defence – Coordinator Required! Current OBC resources are stretched, and we are urgently in need of some assistance / support in the form of a coordinator for Omaha’s Civil Defence, working with Auckland Council / local areas. Denis O’Callahan has done a great job with this so far, but can’t do it alone. We…

Warning on set nets and crab pots

Please be vigilant this year when swimming – particularily at the north end, as unfortunately an illegally abandoned set net and crab pot were recently removed. These nets do pose a risk to swimmers, so if you do see one, please alert a lifeguard, or call Insight Security. You might be aware the Omaha Beach…