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Active Kuaotunu Bird Rescue Trust.

Did you know that the Kuaotunu Bird Rescue Trust spends around $12,000 a year on food, medicines, vet bills, supplies, and the heating and housing required by its feathered patients? By donating regularly, even if only $5 or $10 per month, you can help the Trust plan for the future and ensure that it has the money it needs to cover these regular expenses.  With Christmas coming up and the increasing awareness of the need to support our environment, including the wildlife that share it with us, what better gift to give someone than a regular monthly donation to Kuaotunu Bird Rescue Trust. Every regular donor will receive an acknowledgment card which would make an ideal stocking-filler for those hard-to-buy for people. Go to Kuaotunu Bird Rescue Website 

Pursuing a Suspension Bridge for Bluff Road

In conjunction with the Matarangi Ratepayers Association (MRAI), the Kuaotunu Residents and Ratepayers Association (KRRA) has been actively exploring the feasibility of reinstating walking & cycling access between Rings Beach and Matarangi via the building of a suspension bridge to bypass the area of Bluff Road that has been closed due to rockfall. The necessity to retain a safe cycle/walking track along the coastline, connecting the  communities and remaining away from SH25, is widely held.  To build a suspension bridge to NZTA standards would be expensive, but MRAI and KRRA are campaigning to have a bridge built to DOC standards only but for a width to support emergency access for quad bikes to Rings Beach (with locked bollards to restrict general access), given that there is no intention this bridge should cater for wider vehicles. The cost of a suspension bridge built to DOC standards would be lower. The first step was to convince  local government authorities, and at the September meeting of the outgoing Mercury Bay Community Board (MBCB), it was recommended to the incoming Council that it “requests the Chief Executive to undertake discussions with the Kuaotunu and Matarangi residents and ratepayers to explore the construction of a bridge across the bay area and a business case to be created”. In addition, at the recent Thames Coromandel District Council (TCDC) meeting, councillors endorsed MBCB’s recommendations. 

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Active Kuaotunu Bird Rescue Trust.

Did you know that the Kuaotunu Bird Rescue Trust spends around $12,000 a year on food, medicines, vet bills, supplies, and the heating and housing required by its feathered patients? By donating regularly, even if only $5 or $10 per month, you can help the Trust plan for the future and ensure that it has the money it needs to cover these regular expenses.  With Christmas coming up and the increasing awareness of the need to support our environment, including the wildlife that share it with us, what better gift to give someone than a regular monthly donation to Kuaotunu Bird Rescue Trust. Every regular donor will receive an acknowledgment card which would make an ideal stocking-filler for those hard-to-buy for people. Go to Kuaotunu Bird Rescue Website 

Pursuing a Suspension Bridge for Bluff Road

In conjunction with the Matarangi Ratepayers Association (MRAI), the Kuaotunu Residents and Ratepayers Association (KRRA) has been actively exploring the feasibility of reinstating walking & cycling access between Rings Beach and Matarangi via the building of a suspension bridge to bypass the area of Bluff Road that has been closed due to rockfall. The necessity to retain a safe cycle/walking track along the coastline, connecting the  communities and remaining away from SH25, is widely held.  To build a suspension bridge to NZTA standards would be expensive, but MRAI and KRRA are campaigning to have a bridge built to DOC standards only but for a width to support emergency access for quad bikes to Rings Beach (with locked bollards to restrict general access), given that there is no intention this bridge should cater for wider vehicles. The cost of a suspension bridge built to DOC standards would be lower. The first step was to convince  local government authorities, and at the September meeting of the outgoing Mercury Bay Community Board (MBCB), it was recommended to the incoming Council that it “requests the Chief Executive to undertake discussions with the Kuaotunu and Matarangi residents and ratepayers to explore the construction of a bridge across the bay area and a business case to be created”. In addition, at the recent Thames Coromandel District Council (TCDC) meeting, councillors endorsed MBCB’s recommendations.