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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

HAWEA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION – AGM

9.30-11.30am Saturday 3 October – Lake Hawea Community Centre

Hawea residents are invited to participate in the Annual General Meeting of the HCA. The meeting will work through two steps. The first is the current committee reporting to the Hawea community on its work and achievements of the past year. The second is the community electing its new committee.

The AGM will commence at 9.30am with the doors opening at 9.00am to enable people to sign-in, have a cuppa and, if wanted, to renew their family’s membership of HCA. The meeting will take about an hour and be followed with morning tea.

Planning is underway for the second hour. It will either be an ‘earthquake preparedness workshop’ or a relaxed viewing of recently acquired (and not previously shown) early photographs showing the settlement and development of the Hawea district.

Nominations forms for HCA Committee positions can be found below and logged with the Secretary, HCA Inc, PO Box 53 Lake Hawea or left in a Collection Box on the counter of SAILZ Lake Hawea, by Thursday 1 October 2015.

HCA Nomination Form

Please note that the AGM of the Hawea Community Association will take place at 9.30am for registration, start promptly at 10am,  on Saturday 4 October at the Lake Hawea Community Centre.

Nomination forms for the HCA committee will be available soon on-line at the HCA website (haweacommunity.co.nz) and at Sailz Lake Hawea Store, or contact the Secretary at email address:  secretary@haweacommunity.co.nz

20 February 2014

Nichola Greaves

Queenstown Lakes District Council
Private Bag 50072
Queenstown 9348

Rachel Ozanne

Otago Regional Council
PO Box 1954
Dunedin 9054

Dear Nichola and Rachel

Re Monitoring of Lake Hawea

The Lake Hawea Community Association and the Guardians of Lake Hawea are seeking information from both Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) and Otago Regional Council (ORC) about the monitoring of E.coli and any other monitoring of ecosystems and water quality in Lake Hawea.  We are seeking information from both ORC and QLDC to address community concerns about water quality and also because we are unclear as to the boundaries between responsibilities of the two councils as it relates to lake, river and groundwater monitoring. Some of our earlier questions about the E.coli monitoring were answered by the brief report  “Lake Hawea Water January 2014 E.coli event” from QLDC and we thank you Nichola for sending that, however there is quite a lot of local interest in issues of water quality and we have some additional questions.

Questions for QLDC:

  1. How frequently are samples taken to test for E.coli?
  2. How many and where and are the lake samples taken – upstream of the water supply intake?
  3. Why are so few samples taken in the town reticulation system (as indicated in your January report)?
  4. Where & by whom are the samples tested?
  5. What is the Most Probable Number of E.coli/100ml, (and how many such positive samples are required) to trigger a boil water notice, and/or the use of chlorination? What triggers the chlorination being stopped?
  6. At what level of E.coli in the incoming water does the UV system fail to provide adequate protection?
  7. How long will chlorination be continued following the January event? We understand it is still being applied.
  8. Is the community notified when the chlorination is stopped and how is this notification done?
  9. How long does it take for chlorine to clear the town water reticulation system once application is stopped?
  10. Does QLDC monitor for hyper chlorination?
  11. Who has responsibility for tracking the likely source of contamination by E.coli?
  12. Can the HCA please have a copy of the past E.coli, pH and turbidity data collected for Lake Hawea.
  13. At what level of lake water turbidity does the UV treatment become compromised?

 Questions for ORC:

1. What biological or physical attributes are being monitored in Lake Hawea and in any of the lake catchments, by the ORC and/or subcontractors?

2. How are these being measured?

3. How frequently are these measurements being undertaken?

4. What sites around the lake are used for the measurements?

5. Can you list any other monitoring of the Hawea River and the Hawea Basin aquifer?

Questions for both ORC & QLDC:

How do QLDC and ORC cooperate on aspects of their statutory roles with respect to monitoring Lake Hawea and catchments, the Hawea River and Hawea Basin Aquifer?

  1. Are there any areas of overlap in QLDC-ORC responsibilities with respect to these water bodies?
  2. Are there any gaps you are aware of between the two organisations responsibilities with respect to these water bodies?

We look forward to hearing back from you both.

Yours sincerely

 Alison Brown
Secretary, Guardians of Lake Hawea
 
Don Robertson
Vice Chair Hawea Community Association

  Cc:          The residents of Lake Hawea and Hawea Flat

                 Chief Executive Officer (QLDC)
                 Chief Executive Officer (ORC)

25 February 2014

 Adam Feeley
Queenstown Lakes District Council
Private Bag 50072
QUEENSTOWN 9348
 
 Peter Bodeker
Otago Regional Council
PO Box 1954
DUNEDIN 9054

Dear Adam and Peter

 WATER QUALITY CONCERNS

For your information we (Mike Cotter, Chairman, Guardians of Lake Hawea, and Dennis Hughes, Chairman, Hawea Community Association) are providing you with a copy of a letter about water quality matters written to Nichola Greaves (QLDC) and Rachel Ozanne (ORC).

In providing you with this correspondence we make the following three points:

1.  The genesis of the attached letter was heightened concerns, on the part of Hawea citizens, about the quality of drinking water following the January 2014 Hawea E. coli ‘boil water event’.

2.  Both the Guardians and the Hawea Community Association (HCA) were impressed with Council’s text-book implementation of the January boil water notice.  At peak holiday time, using all available media services, Council quickly and effectively conveyed and explained the boil water notice.

3.  Following that event, and in response to numerous and ongoing citizen enquiries about water quality and the continued chlorination of Hawea drinking water, the Guardians and HCA convened a group of local scientists and informed citizens to guide our management of this matter.  Our first steps are to seek reassurance about the robustness of current water testing practices and to become better informed about the management of our freshwater resources.

To that end the attached letter comprises a series of questions for your organization’s consideration.

We look forward to your response and signal our willingness for it to be a conversation about current practice and, in the light of the Government’s current review of freshwater management, what lies ahead.

Yours sincerely,

Mike Cotter                                                              Dennis Hughes

Chairman                                                                  Chairman
Guardians of Lake Hawea                                      Hawea Community Association
Season is kicking in to gear for the Lake Hawea Netball Club
Trials  Dates are set for February at the Lake Hawea Tennis Courts on Lake View Terrace

Would be great if you could make it along, returning and new members too

  • Sunday 16th 10am           
  • Tuesday 18th 6.30pm

Club AGM will be on Tuesday 25th February 2014 7pm at Lake Hawea Community Centre

Coaches, If you or anyone you know is interested in coaching a team for 2014 season, please make contact with the club with expression hawea.secretary@gmail.com

Lake Hawea Netball Club is starting to gear up for the 2014 Netball Season

Our 1st committee meeting is on Tuesday the 28th Jan 7pm at Hawea Community Centre (you are most welcome to come along and get involved)

We are interested in hearing from anyone keen on Coaching, Managing a Team or Playing.

Please send an expression of interest to Coach, Manage or Play to hawea.secretary@gmail.com

We will send through Trial Dates once we have them

Look forward to hearing from you all and starting the 2014 Season

Tuesday, 7 January 2014, 12:30 pm
Press Release: Queenstown Lakes District Council

Hawea residents advised to boil water
Hawea residents are advised to boil their drinking water after routine testing found low levels of e-coli in the town’s reticulated supply.

The requirement to boil water for drinking and food preparation will remain until three consecutive days of testing show a nil result
.
Please be advised the water will be chlorinated as a precaution.

The source has not been identified but the most common source of e-coli in lake-sourced water is run-off from surrounding land.

The Community Networks School Holiday Program for 2014, will run from Wednesday 8th of January until Tuesday 28th of January.

Bookings are online and open now at community networks.co.nz
Surcharges apply for some sessions
Program hours: 9:00 am-4:00 pm Ages: 5-12 years old

Do You Know Where The Nearest A E D is?

An automated external defibrillator or AED is a portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses life threatening heart rythm problems and is able to treat them. AED’s are designed to be simple to use for anyone and the device talks you through what to do and how to use it. AED’s can be found in the following locations:

Wanaka Bowling Club
Wanaka Library
Wanaka Isite
Wanaka Golf Club
Luggate Fire Brigade
Lake Hawea Fire Brigade
Lake Hawea Community Centre
Makarora East First Response Unit
Makarora West First Response Unit
Cardona Alpine Resort (2)
Snowpark NZ
Treble Cone

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TBfree East Hawea aerial possum control

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 o read more »

Hawea Commuity Association – AGM 2015

HAWEA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION - AGM 9.30-11.30am Saturday 3 October - Lake Hawea Community Centre Hawea residents are invited to participate in the Annual General Meeting of the HCA. The meeting will work through two steps. The first is the current committee reporting to the Hawea community on its work and achievements of the past year. The second is the community electing its new committee. read more »

HCA – ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2014

Please note that the AGM of the Hawea Community Association will take place at 9.30am for registration, start promptly at 10am,  on Saturday 4 October at the Lake Hawea Community Centre. Nomination forms for the HCA committee will be available soon on-line at the HCA website (haweacommunity.co.nz) and at Sailz Lake Hawea Store, or contact the Secretary at email address:  secretary@haweacommun read more »

Letter Re Monitoring of Lake Hawea to QLDC and ORC

20 February 2014 Nichola Greaves Queenstown Lakes District CouncilPrivate Bag 50072Queenstown 9348Rachel Ozanne Otago Regional CouncilPO Box 1954Dunedin 9054Dear Nichola and Rachel Re Monitoring of Lake Hawea The Lake Hawea Community Association and the Guardians of Lake Hawea are seeking information from both Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) and Otago Regional Council (ORC) read more »

Hawea Water Quality cover letter to QLDC & ORC

25 February 2014  Adam FeeleyQueenstown Lakes District CouncilPrivate Bag 50072QUEENSTOWN 9348  Peter BodekerOtago Regional CouncilPO Box 1954DUNEDIN 9054Dear Adam and Peter  WATER QUALITY CONCERNS For your information we (Mike Cotter, Chairman, Guardians of Lake Hawea, and Dennis Hughes, Chairman, Hawea Community Association) are providing you with a copy of a letter about water qua read more »

Lake Hawea Netball Trials & AGM

Season is kicking in to gear for the Lake Hawea Netball Club Trials  Dates are set for February at the Lake Hawea Tennis Courts on Lake View Terrace Would be great if you could make it along, returning and new members too Sunday 16th 10am            Tuesday 18th 6.30pm Club AGM will be on Tuesday 25th February 2014 7pm at Lake Hawea Community Centre Coaches, If you read more »

Lake Hawea Netball 2014 Season

Lake Hawea Netball Club is starting to gear up for the 2014 Netball Season Our 1st committee meeting is on Tuesday the 28th Jan 7pm at Hawea Community Centre (you are most welcome to come along and get involved) We are interested in hearing from anyone keen on Coaching, Managing a Team or Playing. Please send an expression of interest to Coach, Manage or Play to hawea.secretary@gmail.com W read more »

Hawea residents advised to boil water

Tuesday, 7 January 2014, 12:30 pm Press Release: Queenstown Lakes District Council Hawea residents advised to boil water Hawea residents are advised to boil their drinking water after routine testing found low levels of e-coli in the town’s reticulated supply. The requirement to boil water for drinking and food preparation will remain until three consecutive days of testing show a nil read more »

SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMME

The Community Networks School Holiday Program for 2014, will run from Wednesday 8th of January until Tuesday 28th of January. Bookings are online and open now at community networks.co.nz Surcharges apply for some sessions Program hours: 9:00 am-4:00 pm Ages: 5-12 years old read more »

Heart Attack or Cardiac Arrest

Do You Know Where The Nearest A E D is? An automated external defibrillator or AED is a portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses life threatening heart rythm problems and is able to treat them. AED's are designed to be simple to use for anyone and the device talks you through what to do and how to use it. AED's can be found in the following locations: Wanaka Bowling Club read more »