Omaha Beach Pro-Am Golf Tournament

The big one! always a sell out, and an extremely popular event attended by many well known professionals, and many well known hacks! the event is followed directly by the last qualifying tournament for the NZ Championships at the Hills, so many of the countries best golfers will be on the course.

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…

Golf Course damage makes headlines

Most of us are now aware of the damage inflicted on the 4th green 2 weeks ago. As widely reported throughout national newspapers, the hole was not the 18th, but the 4th, and spare a thought for both the outgoing Golf Club Manager John Phyllis, and the incoming Manager Mike Reid – who had incidentally…

Dolphins, orca’s, sharks and seals, you name it…

The past month has been a great month for spotting some spectacular wildlife. Paddleboarders have reported dolphins, orcas, penguins, and quite a few seals, and there have still been a few sharks about that are being spotted by boaties. Stingrays are also out in force – having been spotted in the shallows of both the…

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…

Dolphins out in force

Local Omaha celebrity “Doc”, has  put a stake in the ground for best local photo of 2015. The Dolphins have been out in force again this week, and are a very welcome sight. If you have a photo you think is a worthy competitor for Doc, please send it to us at us@omahabeach.co.nz

Unitary Plan Update

The Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan (PAUP) is defined by the council as: “The Unitary Plan will determine: what can be built and where  how to create a higher quality and more compact Auckland  how to provide for rural activities  how to maintain the marine environment. It replaces the existing Regional Policy Statement and 13 existing district…

Matakana Playground opens

The long awaited Matakana Playground has opened to the public. The playground overlooks the wharf and river and is across the road from Plume. Congrats must go to the Matakana Community for working so hard on the project. The playground is now in full swing, pun intended.