WORKING BEE POSTPONED!!
Due to a forecast of rain and strong winds tomorrow the working bee at the Top o’ The Hill at Opua is POSTPONED.
We will aim to re-schedule the working bee to the following Saturday 10 June.
This will be confirmed during the week.
Apologies to all who were prepared to come along, but there’s no point working in the rain and being miserable!
The weeds and creepers are starting to invade our beautiful Top O’ The Hill area, so it is time to charge into it and restore its beauty before the winter really sets in.
So, weather permitting, there will be a Working Bee on
Saturday 3 June, from 9.00 to 11.00 am
We need to trim back the Kikuyu from the garden edges and around the sleepers etc, spray the Morning Glory that is creeping back in, weed the rockeries, and possibly cut back the growth on the other side of the main road that is affecting the view for traffic coming around the corner. And there will probably be other chores to attend to.
What to bring: weed eaters, spades, rakes, clippers, scrub cutter, containers/wheelbarrow for weeds, and a cheerful spirit.
And some hot water, mugs, and goodies for a cuppa would not go amiss. Please let Vanessa Leadley know if you can help in this regard.
Any queries/suggestions to Frank Leadley, 4027650.
A BIG THANK YOU to the 18 fine folk (including two grandchildren) who turned up for the working bee at the Top O’ The Hill yesterday. A great scene of spraying, weeding, raking, digging, metal-spreading, mowing, clipping, and general tidying, all of which has made the area ready for the many tourists and locals to enjoy over the Summer.
A very convivial and hard-working group who represent the pride of Opua!
A community effort that was topped off by an excellent morning tea with jam and cream scones and cheese rolls.
Thanks to you all.
A set of secateurs was left behind – owner contact me.
If you have a project idea for Opua, please email us!
Don’t forget the Working Bee this Saturday 8 October, 9.00 – 11.00 am
We have organised a trailer of metal to fill the pot holes in the parking area.
Our main tasks will be to weed the gardens and to trim back the plants and the edges. So secateurs, weeding implements, spades, etc will be the main implements required. Containers for weeds will be helpful.
Vanessa will bring scones for morning tea but other help with food, and hot water and the makings for a cup of tea or coffee would be much appreciated. Phone Vanessa on 4027650.
A great chance to demonstrate the fantastic Opua Community spirit.
See you there.
The Spring has sprung, the grass has ris – I wonder where the birdies is.
Well, the weeds have also risen at the “Top O’ the Hill” – our well-used rest area which helps define the beauty of Opua. The plants and shrubs we planted are growing beautifully, but the weeds are now trying to assert their authority, so it is time to get stuck in and beautify the area for the coming Summer season
So this is advance notice of a Working Bee to be held –
Saturday 8 October,
9.00 – 11.00am.
We will be:
Pulling out the advancing weeds
Spraying around seats, sleepers, etc
Filling the pot holes in the parking area, (can anyone get hold of a trailer load of metal?)
Cleaning the rope.
And we will be enjoying the company of like-minded Opua residents.
There will be a reminder later but put this in your diary now.
Frank Leadley. (For the Love Opua Trust).
Congratulations – your application for a new bus shelter as part of the Totalspan Undercover Kids Programme has been successful.
Your local franchisee will be in touch with you to discuss installation and to ensure the shelter and its location meets all the regulatory and consenting requirements.
Our team may also be in touch with you to discuss publicity and we would welcome and appreciate your assistance and support in this area. We’re sure this news will make it to your next school newsletter and if you require any copy of images then please don’t hesitate to make contact with us.
We were extremely impressed with the quality of applications and it gives our team great pleasure to be able to contribute towards making children safe as they wait for their buses. We also would like to apologise for the delay in getting back to you.
We recently made some changes to our system which resulted in unforeseen delays.
As you are aware, Totalspan is committed to managing this programme to protect our children as they wait for buses on rural school routes. The Undercover Kids Bus Shelter programme is a nationwide initiative.
The Totalspan Undercover Kids Programme is a long-term programme with nearly 120 bus shelters being provided this year. This is more than originally planned because the applications were so impressive that the national office has provided some extras!
The Totalspan charitable trust is aiming to provide another 150 bus shelters next year and to keep increasing the number supplied in the years following.
Again congratulations on your success and we look forward to continuing our relationship with you in future years.
General Manager Totalspan Steel Buildings
Spanbild New Zealand Ltd
Massive thank you to Karen & Roger Young… Look what they’ve created. We can’t wait to see what else our community will come up with.
Saturday 12/12/2015 from 8.30 am
Intersection SH 11 – Franklin St – English Bay Road
Please bring a handsaw/ chainsaw/ scrub bar/ slash hook etc.
See you then!