Monthly Archives: June 2016

Love Opua (even in the winter)

Good blustery Tuesday Morning everyone

A brief update on how the LoveOpua projects are quietly progressing – please feel free to get in touch if you have another project idea or if you’d like to volunteer.

Julie Butler’s and Marie Sharp’s hard work and perseverance have paid off, and we have a beautiful flower and fruit tree garden at the bottom of the hill – feel free to pull any pesky weeds when you walk past.

Roger Young and his helpers from Opua School can be proud of the bus shelter on SH11 – if you see rubbish in the shelter please pick it up and dispose of it sensibly – together we can keep this area nice and clean.

The beautiful water tank by the school must be the piece to resistance – thanks to the children and teachers from Opua School! Take some time and go and check it out and while you are up there admire the view!!!! Fritz and his team did an amazing job clearing the weeds and we are now awaiting “heads up” from FNHL on how we can use the land for the Opua Community.

The “muckiest” place in Opua (for now) is the turn around area by the school. The contractors are working hard to finish this project. We hope to have a much better car parking and pick up solution for the Opua School Families. Please have patience on Franklin Street, especially between 8.30 am – 9 am and 3 pm – 3.30 pm. There is no room to overtake traffic on this road!!!!

Brett is still in negotiation with DOC for the use of the land for the “Opua Tower”. This will be the place to stop in the Bay of Islands. The views! Keen to help? Email us!

Doug is pushing the lawnmower regularly on top of the hill – council should be taking over the mowing in the very near future. If you have a minute or two… there are some weeds to be pulled!!