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You may have noticed that the shabby old shed at the back of the Settlers Hall has undergone a huge makeover! Home to the Omokoroa Toy Library, the once innocuous shed has been transformed into a playful mushroom house complete with spotted roof and cartoon mushroom door.
The fun exterior now matches the fun contents inside the Toy Library that is home to hundreds of toys available to rent. Annual membership fees apply and are reduced for volunteers willing to run the Library a couple of times a year. A 2 month trial membership is also available, perfect if you have children visiting for a holiday.
The Library is run by volunteers and relies on various grants and support from the community. The Toy Library Committee would like to say a very big thank you to The Omokoroa Centre Trust for the grant that made the recent renovations possible. Also GT Signs, Annita Murray (artist), Brian Jeffs (painter), Omokoroa Print & Copy, Carpet Court and Alliance RV for their contribution to the makeover and of course all of our members who use the Library & volunteers who run it.
New members are welcome to come check out the Toy Library on Saturday mornings 9:30-11am.
We have about a dozen boxes left if anyone interested!
I am sure you have seen our posts on here about the Omokoroa Coastal Challenge and our need for Marshalls. It is this coming Sunday and we only need 3 more Marshalls. Can you help? We will donate $30 per Marshall to the Omokoroa Fire Brigade. There is a Marshall briefing at 4pm on Saturday at the Omokoroa Domain where you will get all the info, a map and your location. On Sunday morning you just need to be at your location by 8.40am and the latest you will be required is 11.30am. You can take a chair so you can have a rest between participants if you need to and we provide you with a bag of goodies and water. Its a fun event a you cheer on participants as they run and walk past and over 50% of the proceeds go to Omokoroa community groups. If you can help please call/text or email Catherine on 02102459106 or firstname.lastname@example.org
LEARN TO SKATE CLASSES
At the Bethlehem hall on Wednesday evenings.
All ages welcome.
Skates available for hire.
For more information phone Cindy….5482066
Looking for someone to do some small gardening in Vivian Drive ph 021 1619309
Upcoming Speaker for the 21st October: Infant CPR and Choking Education
Community Karitane Plunket WBOP will be giving demonstrations and hands on learning on how to perform infant CPR and what to do if a baby or child chokes.
Where: Bethlehem Birthing Centre Postnatal Support Group, Group meets upstairs at the Birthing Centre.
Monday October 21st.
All parents and caregivers of 0-2 year olds welcome. Morning tea provided. Free event. No RSVP needed – just come along!
Hosted by SuperGrans WBOP volunteers Liz and Janette.
I have a number of polystyrene bins with lids to give away. Three sizes – small, medium and large – see photo (beer bottle included for size indication).
I find them very useful for storage (especially for garden stuff like blood & bone that easily attracts unwelcome interest) and also for seed raising etc.
They seal very tightly and are in good condition.
Repairs to the roadway in the Kauri Point Historic Reserve will start next month following the contract being awarded to CivilWorks Ltd.
Western Bay of Plenty District Council will spend $438,000 on the repair – well under the original estimated cost of $1.2 million.
The road has been closed since a landslip severely damaged the Reserve during cyclones Debbie and Cook in April 2017.
Project Manager Peter Clark says the greatly reduced cost is due to an innovative design solution by geo-tech company Tonkin &Taylor who opted for a rock buttress revetment rather than the more costly structural options.
“When we initially estimated the project it looked like a big job in the vicinity of $1.2 million. However as the geotechnical investigation and design work progressed we discovered it was not as costly as thought and we could still achieve the very high safety factor of 1.5 – the level required under Council’s Development Code.”
Other cost advantages are gained through a competitive market and CivilWorks being a local contracting company sourcing rock from the nearby quarry at McLean Rd, Waitwheta.
The work will take up to six months and includes the cost of an improved stormwater system that will control stormwater to the bottom of the hill.
The repaired roadway will follow the same path as the original road, but will be made safer with the addition of steel barriers along the outer side.
Tauranga Marimba Festival 2019
featuring “Songs from Ranginui” will be held on Wednesday 6 November 2019
at Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre
time: 6:00 -7:15 p.m.