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The Cockle Bay Residents & Ratepayers Association Inc is an elected, vibrant organisation, dedicated to working with the Cockle Bay Community.  

On September 21st, 2023, we presented an update and overview to the Howick Local Board of progress made on the Restoration Project, during the period covering the initial funding grant we received from them. 

Needless to say, we're pretty proud of the transformation to date and very appreciative of the support we have received from the Howick Local Board.  But, there's still plenty more to do!

To view the PowerPoint presentation, please click on the button below.

CBRRA Community Fun Day 26th March!

The community was out in force for the event, with a host of activities for families to take part in on the beach and Cockle Bay Reserve.

A feature for the CBRRA was an opportunity for children to plant a native plant in the Restoration Project area. Many took part so hopefully over time they will revisit the site and enjoy watching 'their' plant grow!

Thanks go to Kings Plant Barn Botany who having previously supported the Restoration Project, very kindly donated plants to the Fun Day and the services of their Botany Centre Manager Amy Clark. With her infectious energy Amy spent the day expertly helping the children choose and plant 'their' native plants. 

Many thanks also to Frith Jenkins of Howick Village Optometrists for sponsoring the PopsGames range of interactive puzzles and games. This amazing community support provided so much fun for a large number of kids of all sizes throughout the day.

Claudia Robin Gunn, local children's singer/songwriter, generously entertained families who were just delighted with her shows.  To see more of this talented local artist please click here
 


There was also an opportunity to learn how to play Petanque and watch artists from the Howick Art Group create beautiful art works en plain air. You can find out more about the Howick Art Group by clicking here 



It was great to have local MP and Opposition Leader Christopher Luxon, HLB Chair Damien Light and HLB member Bruce Kendall and Pest Free Howick all onsite meeting with the community. You can read more about the work of Pest Free Howick by clicking here



You can see before and after images of the children's planting efforts and other activities from the day in the slideshow below:

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UPDATE ON THE ISSUE OF ROAD SAFETY IN COCKLE BAY

The speed limit on Shelly Beach Parade will be reduced from 50km/h to 20km/h effective from 26th January 2023! Following onsite visits by Auckland Transport (AT) with Danny Wright, Laurie Slee CBRRA Chair and Barry Wood and AT's Safe Streets public consultation process earlier this year Shelly Beach Parade was accepted by AT as a street in the Safe Speeds Programme. The Board of Directors of AT introduced the Speed Limits Amendment Bylaw 2022 (No 2) on the 29th September 2022.  ​ Many thanks to Danny Wright for his leadership on road safety in Cockle Bay and those local residents who took time to make a submission to AT on this issue. ​ Hopefully these changes will improve road safety in the area for all road users!

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READ WHAT BARRY AND MIRIAM HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THE CLOSURE OF THE COCKLE BAY COCKLE BED.

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Fisheries has instituted a full year-round closure to the recreational taking of intertidal shellfish from 1st May 2021 at Cockle Bay. This will be reviewed after three years. Signs telling the public of the closure have been erected at Cockle Bay.

 

 

 

Click the link below to read the consultation documents and public submission!

CBRRA AGM 2022

The CBRRA AGM was held on Saturday, 9th July. Laurie Slee, gave the CBRRA Chair's Report for the year followed by Grant Taylor who gave the Treasurer's Report. There was an election of officers to the committee with Laurie returned as Chair for another year. Laurie also took the opportunity to acknowledge the huge contibution made by Grant Taylor to the CBRRA. He noted that before retiring Grant had spent 42 years on the committee, with 30 of those years as Chair! Our guests this year were Howick Local Board members (and Howick Subdivision Representatives) Adele White (Chair) and John Spiller (Deputy Chair). ​They each spoke about different aspects of the Howick Local Board's role and the work that it does. This was followed by a question and answer session. Many thanks to both Adele and John for attending our AGM.

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Click the button below to read the Chairman's Report to the AGM 2022

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