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HLC wishes to advise residents of planned works to remove a number of aged and damaged exotic tree species from the Bomb Point area.

We are continuing our programme of works to remove non-native tree species and weeds around the coastal edge of Hobsonville Point. Boundary Road, which connects Catalina Bay to Bomb Point, is lined with exotic tree species. Many of these trees are in decline and a number have been damaged or fallen during recent storms.

The trees will be felled and removed following Auckland Council guidelines with the aim of minimising damage to the understorey vegetation. We’ll utilise a combination of heavy lifting machinery, cranes, helicopters, aerial rigging techniques and straight felling.

A native species revegetation programme will begin following the removal. The programme will see twice the number of native trees replanted in the area.

Weather permitting, this work will take place between Wednesday 26th and Friday 28th July. Boundary Road will have limited to no pedestrian or vehicular access during this period. For your safety, please follow any instructions from personnel and observe warning signs.

If the weather allows, helicopter removal works will begin on the 14th August and will continue for five days. During this time Bomb Point, from Boundary Road through to the Rifle Range, will be closed. Again, please follow the instruction of on-site personnel and observe the warning signs.

Thank you for your patience over this period. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience the work may cause.

For further information or feedback, please contact HLC at info@hlc.co.nz or phone on 09 261 5054.

Quiz Night – Friday 7 April, Hobsonville Point Primary School

Get your friends together for an evening of fun and trivia!
$20 per person, $30 per couple, $90 for a table of 6.
6.30pm for a 7pm start.

See flyer for more details.

 

Come Fly With Me – Sunday 9 April, Bomb Point/Te Onekiritea Point

For the fourth year in a row Te Onekiritea Point (Bomb Point) will spark into life for one fun-filled day of flying and festivities. This year HLC & The Open Fort are teaming up with Hobsonville Point Secondary School, with 400 students helping to design, create and deliver flight themed activities, games, and displays. From kite flying to lantern decorating, juggling to carnival games, face painting, races, science experiments, dance performances, live music and much, much more.

Last year’s favourite Peter Clark is back with his giant 3D kites as well as some of the best food trucks from the local area and around Auckland. Kites are also available for purchase on the day (with all proceeds going to Operation Christmas Child).

Grab a friend or the whole family and head to Bomb Point for this free event, 10am – 2pm, Sunday April 9th. Bring along your kite, get involved in one of the exciting activities, or just relax on a picnic blanket and marvel at the sights, sounds and action.

Rain date: Hobsonville Point Secondary School will host a showcase of the students projects, Wednesday 12th April, 10.30am – 12pm.

See flyer for more details.

Youth Recreational Study by the Upper Harbour Board

The Upper Harbour Board would like to hear what spaces, activities, facilities, hobby groups and opportunities young people would like to have access to within the local Hobsonville community and to identify any gaps. This is your chance to have your say. For the purposes of this survey, the term “young people” is defined as ages 5-18 years old.

By completing this survey you will be have the chance to win a $50 Event movie voucher.

All responses must be received by Fri 14 April. Hobsonville Community Trust will then collate all feedback and present a summary of findings to the Upper Harbour Board.

Start survey now…

Free Engraving / “Selecta-DNA” / Sausage sizzle – event being put on by the Police between 2pm and 7pm on Thursday THIS WEEK AND NEXT WEEK. Open to all residents.

Protect your Tools – Massey Police are offering free tool engraving and prevention advice for the next two Thursday evenings 16th  and 23rd  March  (2pm -7pm) at Hobsonville Point (Water Park Area ). To get there, go down Onekiritea Road, off Hobsonville Point Road.

Supporting the Massey Community Policing Team will be Massey Community Patrol and Neighbourhood Support Waitakere, who will be offering the safer plates screws at a $1 a screw (so that’s $4 for a car) and if senior citizens have a gold card then it’s free.

Also supporting Police will be the ‘Selectadna’ company 

Police will be highlighting the advantages of using the snap website to further protect your valuables

Police will also be putting on a free Sausage sizzle.

Come down and meet your local community policing team, see you there.

Please join us at the new Rifle Range on Sunday 19 March from 4.30pm to 6.30pm to celebrate the opening of this community facility. The Hobsonville Land Company, in collaboration with students from the Hobsonville Point Secondary School, AVJennings, and local band ‘Hobby Hipsters’, are very excited to be putting on this event for the community.

As the title suggests, this was a RNZAF Rifle Range which has now been transformed into a stage area, terraced seating, a table tennis table and public toilets.

The afternoon will have music and dance by students from the Hobsonville Point Secondary school and local band ‘Hobby Hipsters’.

A meal will be available to purchase for $5.00 per person, and soft drinks available for purchase,. All proceeds are going to fund local initiatives.

The Rifle Range is on the coastal walkway along Bomb Point Drive – Past the Primary school and Early Learning Centre, on the way to Bomb Point.

We hope to see you there.

Kathleen Waldock
Programme Manager – Placemaking
Hobsonville Land Company

Protecting Plants at Hobsonville Point
A key element of Hobsonville Point’s character is the landscaping. This includes the planted berms along the streets. This planting is an important feature as it reinforces the character of the streets and provides coherence as well as variety and interest, and contributes to the greenness of the neighbourhood.

When bins and bin bags are placed on the planted berms, they damage these plants, causing gaps between the plants to form, damaging the plants and impeding their growth. Please consider this and the passing traffic when you place your bins and bags out.

Given the hot weather we are experiencing, we would also encourage you to ‘adopt’ the berm in front of your home by giving it a deep water once a week to ensure that the plants continue to thrive.

Road Closure – Effective Immediately
Access to the Landing and the Farmers Market will now only be via Launch Road. The secondary road, Hudson Bay Road, that passes the Marlborough Oval and the traffic lights to the Landing, will be closed to pedestrians and vehicles from just beyond the Sunderland Lounge to the Landing. The stairwell from Launch Rd to the Landing will remain open to pedestrians, but will at some point need to close for a short time. There will be managed access to the HLC office during this time.

The closure is to enable Winton Partners to start work in the Marlborough Precinct. In our December newsletter we announced that they would be developing this precinct, which includes the oval grass area, the current HLC office, the four two-storey former officers homes and a seaplane hangar on Launch Road. As part of the enabling works, a number of trees will be removed, including phoenix palms. In other areas of Hobsonville Point, we have retained the phoenix palms, e.g. along Buckley Avenue, and 8 palms were relocated in Hobsonville Point Road. In this new precinct they need to be removed, along with some other tree specimen. We remain committed to providing quality open spaces for people living here and visiting here to enjoy. More detail on the plans for the precinct will be available in the coming months.

Please contact Kathleen Waldock if you have any enquiries: Kathleen.waldock@hlc.co.nz

Kuri Topiary – Dog Sculpture
HLC’s ‘dog sitting’ has come to an end.  We have had the pleasure of looking after Artist Steve Woodward’s, ‘Kuri Topiary’ sculpture in the oval grass area, but in the next week it is being returned to its owner.

All Hobsonville Point residents are invited to another season of “Sunday Afternoons in the Park” which continue this Sunday afternoon/evening 29 January at 4.30pm at the Hobsonville Point Park (next to the playground, opposite Brickworks/Flame Pizzas). We’ll finish around 6.30pm but feel free to come and go as you please.

These simple, low key evenings are are all about helping us to connect more across our community, grow friendships and enjoy time together as neighbours. Simply bring along your own picnic/takeaways and something to sit on and feel free to just chill out and chat or to join in a range of relaxed sports and games. All ages are encouraged to come and feel free to invite your friends/family.

Both Flame Pizza and Indian Summer are supporting these community events by providing special meal deals on the night. Please ask in store for details and get your stamp from Gordon or Gavin of Hobsonville Community Trust at the picnic to activate these deals.

Please note that alcohol is not allowed sorry and that the evenings are subject to fine weather. Please also ensure that you supervise any children under your care.

The Sunday Afternoons in the Park will also be held on Feb 26 and Mar 5 and their will also be a Neighbours Day event on 25 Mar so mark those dates in your diary now.

Any questions, please contact gavin@hobsonville.org.nz or 021 346 997.

Gavin Gunston
Community Coordinator
Hobsonville Community Trust and Hobsonville Point Church Family

The Upper Harbour Local Board is happy to announce the public opening of the Albany Stadium Pool on Saturday 28 January. The date was initially advertised as 14 January in the December Local Board e-newsletter, but was changed just before Christmas to the final confirmed date 28 January.

Please find attached document for further information.

We look forward to seeing you!

Thank you.

Green Gorilla Bags

Green Gorilla have been operating at Hobsonville Point for a number of years, taking construction waste from the building sites, recycling it and diverting as much as possible of it from going to landfill. They have managed to divert over 70% of this construction waste (steel, gypsum, timber) going to landfill, which is a great achievement.

Over the past year or so, they have noticed a surge in illegally dumped household waste in their bins. In most cases this rubbish cannot be diverted from landfill and so comes at a cost to them to dispose it. Green Gorilla acknowledge that people may be coming from other areas to use these bins illegally, but have asked HLC to communicate this message to residents, in case any Hobsonville Point residents are using these bins, asking that they please stop using them.

Green Gorilla have advised that they will be policing the bins more vigilantly from now on, and will take action to fine any illegal dumpers that are identified, and also return their waste to them.

If you are having a clear out, they can make bins available to residents at a special discounted rate (see flyer). Contact Clinton Jones at Green Gorilla to arrange.

Upcoming Remedial Work

A temporary road closure and diversion will be in place on Hobsonville Point Road between Squadron Drive and Nugget Ave (outside the secondary school) from tomorrow for approximately 2 weeks. When that road re-opens, another temporary road closure and diversion for another 2 weeks will be on Squadron Drive between Buckley Ave and Hobsonville Point Road. The closures are to enable remedial work to be done on the informal road crossings. Please contact Kathleen Waldock at HLC if you have any questions: Kathleen.waldock@hlc.co.nz