The official information provided on this page sets out the organisations and individuals in our area that benefit the Oakura Bay community as a whole. Please note that we are very fortunate to have local organisations (civil defence, first aid responders and fire responders) that are all run by volunteers who give generously of their time and expertise. Listed below are contact details for the Police, Coastguard, reporting stock on the road; as well as the local volunteer organisations who assist with emergencies in the Bay.
All burglaries and other criminal acts witnessed in the area should be reported immediately.
Hikurangi Police – Phone (09) 433 8787
If you have been the victim of a burglary, report it to the Police as soon as possible, obtain a file number and present to the Oakura Bay Store with as much information as possible.
For local assistance, phone the Coastguard on Phone (09) 433 6666 or *500 on your mobile phone. In an emergency, dial 111.
STOCK ON THE ROAD
Stock on the road are a danger to motorists. Should you observe any stock on the road in the Whangarei District Council area, please phone the Whangarei District Council on Phone 0800 932 463 to lodge a complaint. Please ensure you receive a reference number for any follow-up.
The Oakura Bay area currently has 9 tsunami alert sirens to warn of coastal surges and/or full blown tsunami warnings. Noticeboards showing the nearest safe zones and locations are situated on the corner of Ohawini and Oakura Roads to the north and at the entrance to the walkway off Rapata Road to the south. For more information, please visit the Northland Regional Council website.
Testing of all sirens takes place at the beginning and end of daylight saving.
Contact Co-ordinator: Jim Lynch – Mobile 021 0470447
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – for more information, click here
Oakura Bay has a number of volunteers who have all undertaken St Johns first aid training who will provide support in an emergency where 111 has been called until such time as an ambulance arrives. They will not respond to any minor injuries or when those requiring assistance have not called 111 first.
The First Aid Responders are:
- Terry Lang – Ph 433 6700
- Roger Tucker – Ph 433 6162
- Roberto Tomei – Ph 433 6577
- Deb Glasgow – Ph 433 6831 or Mob 021 330 222
Please respect that these are all volunteers trained in first aid only – not medical professionals. Their names and contact details can also be found on display outside the medical room, beside the Hall.
Should you require the defibrillator (AED), calling St Johns via 111 will give you access to the code for entry to the Medical Room. Anyone can use a defibrillator. Just remember to turn it on and follow the oral instructions.
The Oakura Bay community is fortunate to have fully operational fire fighting equipment and volunteers who are trained in the use of this equipment that can be called upon in the event of a fire. All equipment is stored at the old Fire Station. Please note, you must dial 111 first before contacting one of the fire responders below.
- Colin Glasgow – Ph 433 6831 or Mob 021 613 424
- Clint Shields – Ph 027 915 7515
- Terry Lang – Ph 433 6700
- Malcolm Devereux – Mob 021 747 704
- John Fitt – Ph 433 6722
- Darren Sawford – Mob 021 041 5400
2019 WHANGAREI DISTRICT COUNCIL, NORTHLAND REGIONAL COUNCIL AND NORTHLAND DISTRICT HEALTH BOARD ELECTIONS
The most recent local body elections took place in 2019 by postal voting. Final results were announced by Thursday, 17 October 2019 with the two sitting Councillors re-elected.
Residents of Oakura Bay were eligible to vote for Whangarei District Council Mayor and two Hikurangi-Coastal Ward Councillors.
For non-resident ratepayers (holiday home owners), one person per household could be nominated to vote in both the WDC and NRC elections.