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…

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…