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 first 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
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:
- Margaret de Jong – Mob 027 488 7135
- Wim de Jong – Mob 027 252 6256
- Jan Devereux – Mob 021 160 6161
- Colleen Ferguson – Mob 027 284 6988
- Chrissy Henderson – Mob 021 069 9211
- Donna Kerridge – Mob 027 255 9534
- Rebecca Rako – Mob 021 106 9015
- Justin Smith – Mob 027 462 5872
- Ngāwai Smith – Mob 022 435 8269
- Shelly Trigg – Mob 021 108 8338
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. You may have to call more than one responder on the list and the earlier we are asked for help, the better the opportunity we have to contain a fire. For more information, click here.
Fire First Responders:
- Glen Ferguson – Mob 021 926 284
- Terry Lang – Ph 09 433 6700
- Malcolm Devereux – Mob 021 747 704
- Guy Fuller – Mob 027 814 0366
- John Fitt – Mob 027 484 3843
- Colin Glasgow – Mob 021 613 424
- John de Langen – Ph 09 433 6744
- Ceri John – Mob 021 916 6813
- Clint Shields – Mob 027 915 7515
- Darren Sawford – Mob 021 041 5400
- John Hewinson – Mob 021 966 772
- Bevan Murdoch – Ph 09 971 9706
Visit Fire Weather at Niwa for up-to-date weather observations and forecast data crucial for determining the fire danger and fire behaviour.
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.