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FIRE

Call 111 if you see smoke/signs of fire, then call the Fire First Response team. The team are a group of volunteers that have set up and trained in the use of portable fire fighting equipment. They will attend fires in the Oakura Bay area with the aim to contain/extinguish early fire until further assistance becomes available. They hope to raise awareness and reduce the fire risk in the community.

Planning a fire: you need to check with Fire and Emergency checkitsalright.nz

Remember working smoke alarms save lives.

Fire extinguishers/blankets – for all domestic fire security needs, go to:

Firewatch Whangarei, 91 Port Road

Attn: Paul Cotton – Ph 09 438 1201 Mob 027 472 6015

Oakura Bay, fire regulations

IMPORTANT HEALTH INFORMATION

Issued by Civil Defence and First Aid Team, Whangaruru South

  1. For all Emergency Situations, call 111 as soon as possible.
  2. Covid Testing – for the latest information, visit https://www.healthpoint.co.nz/covid-19/northland/whangarei/
  3. Whangarei Hospital, Maunu Road, Whangarei – 24 hours. Phone 09 4304100
  4. White Cross Whangarei, 32 Reyburn Street, Whangarei – Monday to Friday – 7.30am – 8pm, Saturday & Sunday – 8am – 8pm. Phone 09 4701083
  5. Healthline – Free phone Health Advice. For COVID related calls, Phone 0800 3585453. For general health issues, Phone 0800 611116

 

EVACUATION ROUTES TO SAFE ZONES IN THE EVENT OF A TSUNAMI EMERGENCY

Issued by Civil Defence, Whangaruru South

 

MARINE PROTECTION AREAS

Mimiwhangata and Rakaumangamanga (Cape Brett)

New rules are now in place for marine protection areas in Mimiwhangata and Rakaumangamanga (Cape Brett). This means you can no longer take marine life from the areas shown in the map below.

The new rules for do not affect kind harvest daily bag limits, or non-commerical Māori customary fishing rights guaranteed under Te Tiriti o Waitangi, but a permit in required – see below for more information.

There are two new no-take fishing areas:

  • Maunganui Bay (Deep Water Cove) to Opourua (Oke Bay) in the Bay of Islands
  • Around the Mimiwhangata Peninsula.

Boundary descritpion – Mimiwhangata marine protected area

The Mimiwhangata southern boundary extends 6.2km offshore from Tauranga Kawau Point (just north of Titi Island), with the sea-ward boundary continuining north-west 8.7 km past Rimariki Island. The northern boundary extends 2.9 kms north-north-east from Paparahi Point, and continues a further 5.7 kms north-east out to sea.

Boundary description: Rakaumangamanga marine protected area

The Rakaumangamanga rāhui tapu area begins from north of Opourua (Oke) Bay between Moturahurahu Island and Kohangaatara Point and travels approximately 4.3 kms north-east to Kariparipa Point, past Maunganui Bay and Putahataha Island.

Click on the following links to view the maps:

Latitude and longitude co-ordinates – no-take-protected-area-map_1_latitude-longitude

NZTM Projected co-ordinates – no-take-protected-area-map_2_points

For more information, please visit the Northland Regional Council website

FISH FRAMES AND HEADS

Please be aware that the dumping of fish frames and shellfish is NOT allowed under Northland Regional Council Rules. When dumped “in the intertidal area or on land nearby, including beaches, the waste can post a potential risk to other beach users.” Not only is there a health risk – it can be particularly nasty if you stand on a broken kina shell in bare feet – dumping waste can also affect water quality, attract scavenging stingrays and sharks. So please, we ask that you take your fish frames home and bury or compost them. Even better, if you only want to eat the fillets, consider donating the remains to others who love to eat fish heads and frames. To find our more and to download an app that puts those wanting to dispose of fish frames and heads together with those who want them, go to https://www.freefishheads.co.nz

REFRAIN FROM FEEDING THE SEAGULLS

Please refrain from feeding the seagulls, particularly in the Pohutukawa Reserve. Feeding the birds may endanger their long-term survival by overexposing them to humans for access to food sources. A diet of bread, fries and ice-cream does not have the same nutritional value as their natural food such as fish and insects. It also encourages the seagulls to mass in public places with an increased risk of contamination of water supplies for those dependent on tank water nearby.

HINERURU PROJECT

For more details and how to get involved, please go to the Facebook page here.

Alternatively, you can contact the organiser, Kylie Rogers – email kylierogers1971@yahoo.com

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