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…

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…