Pou Refurbishments complete

The Omaha Pou refurbishments have now been completed, with all five Pou being lovingly restored by the good folks from Ngati Manuhiri. Some of the brass plates are missing from the bases, and we have been informed that these are also being refurbished by members of Auckland Council. The Pou are a much treasured part…

Groyne repair underway

After a number of concerned residents banded together with the OBC, we then had a great turnout by a number of Auckland Councils engineering experts, who agreed that the groynes system in Omaha was in urgent need of repair. We have subsequently had the first round of repairs agreed, and the work being carried out…

Dog access rules

All dog owners please take note of the Rodney wide dog access rules, which apply to Omaha Beach: For the summer period, from Labour Weekend to 1 March , dogs are banned from the beach between 10am to 6.30pm. However, dogs are allowed on the beach before 10am and after 6.30pm, but must be under…

Footpath Proposal lodged!

Former President Peter Jackson, with support from current President Peter Hooper, presented to the Rodney local Board in March to push for the development of a footpath from the roundabout to the Community Centre. The footpath is a project that many members of the community have been asking for well over 10 years, and is…

Omaha Whale watching!

Check out this awesome video captured by long term local Sam Price. Sam used a remote control drone with go pro camera, and the footage show just how close the whale got to the beach. It was busy winter for wildlife in Omaha, with a rare leopard seal giving us a show on the boatramp,…

Northern end stormwater update

Thanks to all residents who responded to the newsletter after the flooding on Christmas Eve. We have now mapped some key areas for the council to consider while they draft plans to (hopefully) fix the northern end stormwater issues once and for all. To recap, In January, the OBC arranged a comprehensive site visit from…

RABBITS!!!

We held a good meeting with the Council team who instructed us on the correct usage of the Pindone product and bait stations. Following this meeting we have given out 7 of the bait stations to residents and a have a total of 12 stations placed in and around the northern end. We still have 5 bait…

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…