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Click the link below to view the Hawea Community Association Meeting Minutes for February 2017

HCA Confirmed Minutes 22 February 2017

Click the link below to view the Hawea Community Association Meeting Minutes for December 2016

HCA Confirmed Minutes 20 December 2016

Dec 5, 2016

On the back of the Havelock North water contamination crisis earlier this year and after advice from Public Health South, the Queenstown Lakes District Council has made the decision to proactively chlorinate three small community water supplies this summer.

Wanaka and Queenstown supplies are already chlorinated.

Now QLDC is giving early notice that the water supplies of Arrowtown, Hawea and Glendhu Bay will also be chlorinated over the summer, as a precaution to ensure the safety of residents and visitors over the busy tourist season. Each of these supplies have previously been contaminated during peak summer demand, which has led to emergency chlorination.

The plan is to chlorinate these small schemes from mid-December through to the end of March 2017. Installation of chlorination delivery systems is scheduled to start from 12 December and chlorination of water supplies will likely begin that week.

During the Havelock North water contamination event over 5000 people became sick with waterborne gastrointestinal illness, causing Public Health South to request that local territorial authorities consider chlorination and other treatment measures.

QLDC has subsequently reviewed the risks to the public surrounding unchlorinated supplies within the district and, after seeking expert medical and legal advice, has decided on the temporary summer measures. Further, the Council is investigating the possibility of permanently chlorinating all residential water supplies in 2017.

Hello everyone

We invite you all to take part in our Hawea district Waitangi Day celebrations .

Details of the programme of events for the day are set out in the PDF documents attached.

Town v Country Timetable 2016

Town v Country Poster 2016

We hope that you can take part in at least one of the activities during the day – there are sports to suit all ages and abilities! Then, of course, there is the “Top Town Challenge” and subsequent Gala activities at Peter Fraser Park starting at 4.00 pm.

For your daytime activities it would help us if you could phone the relevant contact person beforehand as this greatly helps us in the arrangements and saves us a lot of time ringing around ourselves!

For the Quiz Night on Friday evening remember that there is a “nibblies” platter for the best dressed team – so get your blue or red outfit organised and join in the fun!

How can you help us to make this day a success?

We need your help for the following tasks:-

1. Pick up the BBQ trailer from Mitre 10 on Friday 5th February by 2.00 pm and bring it to Peter Fraser Park (you will need a car with tow-ball).
2. Pick up Marquee, Bouncy Castle and sound system from Mitre 10 on Friday 5th February and bring to the Community Centre (you will need a car plus a trailer).
3. Help us to erect the Marquee and the Bouncy Castle – and set up the sound system at Peter Fraser Park, from 3.00 pm on Friday 5th February.
4. Mark out and set up the volley ball court on Friday 5th February.
5. Help us to set up the Community Centre for the Quiz Night – 4.00 pm Friday 5th February at the centre.
6. Set up the water slide on Peter Fraser Park – Saturday 6th February.
7. Compile a list of parents to supervise children’s activities on the Water Slide and the Bouncy Castle.
8. Help clean up the Community Centre after the Quiz Night and / or Peter Fraser Park after the Gala activities.
9. Return the items detailed in sections 1 and 2 above to Mitre 10 – on Sunday or Monday.

We really do need your help to make these celebrations a success. Don’t leave all the work to a few already overworked volunteers!!

If you can help us with any of the above tasks, please contact Colleen by:-

• phone:- 443 8669 or
• email:- ColleenCarr.LakeHawea@xtra.co.nz

Boil Water Notice for Lake Hawea town …

Boil Water Notice has now been removed

We have today (18 January) been advised by QLDC of a “Boil Water” Notice for the Lake Hawea township water supply. Please also pass details of this notice on to your neighbours … … …

Quote …

From: Michele Poole
Sent: Monday, 18 January 2016 12:02 PM
Subject: QLDC Media Advisory – boil water notice for Hawea

Residents and businesses who take water from the Lake Hawea Water Supply are advised to boil water until further notice, after routine testing detected E.coli in the water supply.

QLDC Chief Engineer Ulrich Glasner said that the supply was being dosed with chlorine today and both the chlorination and the boil water notice would remain in place until further notice.

“Testing will continue until we are satisfied we can lift the notice.”

In the meantime, investigations are underway to identify the source of the e.Coli.

ENDS

Contact Ulrich Glasner for further information 03 4410499.

… unquote

“A Pretty Good Place to Live” … … …

This illustrated history of the Hawea area and its people – from the earliest geological times to the present day – is being published by one of our local historians, Barbara Chinn of Lake Hawea.

The book is primarily being published in electronic format which you can download by clicking here … A Pretty Good Place to Live – Hawea History

However, the book is now in its third hard copy print run – and there are still some copies available. If you would like a copy, contact Barbara by phone on 443 4333 or by email at b.chinn@xtra.co.nz

All profits go to the HCA.

This year Hawea Community Association commissioned Ian Greave’s from Southern Planning Group to write a recommendations report on the HCA’s behalf in response to Queenstown Lakes District Councils Proposed District Plan.

 

To view this report click this link => HCA District Plan Review Report

OSPRI’s TBfree East Hawea aerial possum control operation was successfully completed on Monday 21st September.
OSPRI’s Southern South Island programme Manager Brent Rohloff said that strict regulations were followed throughout the operation. This included the placement of warning signs at all likely public access points to the area. It is important that the public adhere to the instructions on these warning signs.
“Additional dog warning signs have been put in place at access points to Lake Hawea frontage. This additional signage is to make dog owners aware of the potential risk of carcasses washing down onto the shore and enabling them to keep their dogs safe” said Mr Rohloff. It will not be safe to take dogs into the operational area until all of the warning signs have been officially removed.
The East Hawea operation covers approximately 880 hectares and supports a large-scale ground-based control programme in the area, using traps and hand-laid toxins. Possums are the main carrier of bovine TB and may spread the disease to livestock in surrounding farmland if they are not effectively controlled.
OSPRI helps protect and enhance the reputation of New Zealand’s primary industries. It currently runs the NAIT and TBfree programmes.

To read the official media release click the link here => Media release TBfree East Hawea op 21 Sept 2015

The Haast Pass from Makarora to Haast will be opened for longer hours during the day, starting from today.

The NZ Transport Agency will open the road an hour earlier, at 8am, at the Diana Falls slip site, and close as usual at 5pm

Senior network manager Mark Pinner says the longer opening is possible as spring is approaching and there are more daylight hours.

Mark says traffic will be released at the remote road blocks at Haast township and Makarora at 7.30am.

The highway will be closed each day at 4pm at Haast and 4.30pm at Makarora.

Mark said the extra daylight at the end of the day would be used during the next couple of weeks to complete work on the slip face and prepare the highway for widening and realignment.

The agency wants to re-open the popular route to two lanes in time for the start of the busy summer tourist season.

Opening hours will be reviewed again early next month and at the start of daylight saving, in October.

The road will remain closed at night from 5pm to 8am until the slip protection works are completed, which will hopefully be by the end of September.

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(CAPTION: Road workers at the Diana Falls site install on of three protection fences. PHOTO: NZTA)

Nicki Hanning has whipped up all sorts of things in her kitchen – including several businesses.

First it was Nicola’s Organics, which started from making muesli, developed into a business and was later sold.

Now, the Lake Hawea woman’s latest venture involves a range of certified organic skincare products which are being sold nationally under the True brand.

Mrs Hanning (40), a mother of two, has been a long-time passionate advocate of healthy living, while not being obsessed about it.

Originally from Cheltenham, a small settlement in the Manawatu, she completed a diploma in advertising at the Auckland University of Technology.

After meeting her future husband Jamie, she moved to Ohakune where her husband owned a ski shop and she established a mobile catering unit, selling gourmet burgers to skiers.

In hindsight, while she studied advertising after leaving school, her real passion at the time was food, but she did not think too much about doing something with it, she said.

After three years in Ohakune, Mrs Hanning spent back-to-back winters in Japan and the United States, before returning to New Zealand and working in the catering industry.

Nicola’s Organics was born in her kitchen when she started making her own muesli.

It then quickly went from being stocked in a few organic stores to being on the shelves of more than 200 retail outlets nationally.

After two years, the business was sold to Harraways, a Dunedin firm from which she had sourced organic oats. The range continued to be sold, with her signature on the back of packets.

Mr and Mrs Hanning shifted to Wanaka in 2002 and Mrs Hanning, who is also a massage therapist, set up a mobile massage business and also managed some lodges.

When she got very dry skin, she started looking at products on the market but ”none really cut the mustard”.

She researched how to make her own skincare products and started formulating concoctions.

She likened it to cooking – she loved baking and food and it was all about using various ingredients to feed her skin.

While developing the range, she also had two children, now aged 3 and 6.

In the early days, she was selling her products to Soulfood in Wanaka and to family and friends. Now, True was being stocked by about 25 retailers nationally, with the products manufactured in Auckland.

The business could only grow as fast as she could grow with it, as her children were such a very big part of her life.

She was fortunate to have a ”fabulous” husband, who was very patient and a good leveller, while she was the dreamer, she said.

When it came to the True brand, her mantra ”to be your true authentic self”, was her inspiration.

It was about her own journey since becoming a mother, about learning how to live authentically and be your own self and to not try and put huge expectations on yourself and be ”superwoman”, she said.

She wanted to empower women and each True product came with a My Handful of Quiet insert that offered inspiration for women to find their own ”place of calm” in their everyday busy lives.

The skincare market was ”really saturated” and, in the last few years, many had ”jumped on the bandwagon” and were promoting organic products.

It was all about being authentic and her range was certified through organic certification agency BioGro.

While export opportunities were definitely something to focus on in the future, she wanted to ”do her homework” and make the business a success in New Zealand first, she said.

Mrs Hanning signed up to CompanyOfWomen, a group of entrepreneurial women, and said it was good to connect with other women and bounce ideas off each other.

Mrs Hanning fitted in work around family life and her ”me time” involved going for a walk or run.

 

Hawea Community Association Membership

In conjunction with the upcoming AGM on 5th October 2013, Hawea Community Association membership subs are due. Only $20 per household. Your subscriptions go a long way to helping fund many community projects. Membership subs can be paid in 3 ways: Post cheque to Secretary HCA, PO Box 53, Lake Hawea, 9382 Bank Account: Hawea Community Association   06 0943 0003418 00 , ANZ Wanaka, read more »

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Waitangi Day – Hawea “Town v Country Challenge” Community Celebrations 2017

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Temporary Chlorination of water supply

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