John Gillon - Kaipatiki Local Board

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John Gillon - Kaipatiki Local Board
Beach Haven Road
Beach Haven
7 hours ago

WHEN OUT WALKING/EXERCISING:

John Gillon from John Gillon - Kaipatiki Local Board

Hi everyone. There is a lot of confusion over where people can walk and exercise while we're at Alert Level 4. Especially as the rules and advice are a little vague and seem to change daily...
So I've spoken to senior police about how the rules are being enforced on the North Shore, and … View more
Hi everyone. There is a lot of confusion over where people can walk and exercise while we're at Alert Level 4. Especially as the rules and advice are a little vague and seem to change daily...
So I've spoken to senior police about how the rules are being enforced on the North Shore, and reviewed the latest info on the NZ COVID-19 website.

Here are some guidelines to staying as safe as possible and out of trouble:
* DO NOT TOUCH ANYTHING
* Wear shoes at all times.
* Stay in your local, immediate area. Try to stay within your suburb.
* You can walk, scooter or cycle to a local park, beach or bushwalk for exercise only (not a picnic, playing, frisbee, etc), but stay 2m from everyone at all times. DON'T TOUCH ANYTHING! Don't touch letterboxes, bus shelters, playground equipment, exercise equipment, picnic tables, seats, signs, drinking fountains, little libraries, community pantries, etc. Don't let your children pick up sticks, stones, etc. Don't touch any dogs or other animals. Avoid parts of the park where you could get injured or lost.
* Dogs must be on leads everywhere and at all times, even in off-leash areas and dog exercise areas. Keep 2m from other dog owners.
* You may drive to a LOCAL park to exercise, but keep as local as possible (within your suburb). No, you can't drive to Takapuna Beach!
* You may cycle further, but still keep as local as possible and stay 2m from everyone at all times. Remember that the purpose is for exercise, so avoid areas where you could get injured or lost.
* Do not go into schools for any reason. All school grounds have been closed by the Ministry of Education.
* No swimming, boating, paddleboarding, kayaking, surfing. Message from the Harbour Master: "Basically, unless it is essential to be on the water, you shouldn’t be out there. If someone is in a kayak or dinghy etc and needed help they are tying up resources or putting those who come to help at risk. Same with surfing and stand up paddle boarding."
* Wash your hands with soap when you get home.

NOTE: There is now an increased police presence 24/7 across the North Shore to help deal with COVID-19 matters and complaints. If you have any concerns about a gathering of people, you can contact Police via the website: 105.police.govt.nz
or the non-emergency phone number: 105

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7 hours ago

Onepoto Domain Pond Path Approved

John Gillon from John Gillon - Kaipatiki Local Board

Here's a little bit of positive news: Before the lockdown, the Kaipatiki Local Board approved the concept plan for a new path in Onepoto Domain, away from the pond edge (see attached plan). The current path is often unusable due to flooding.
There will be a new connection to the picnic area … View more
Here's a little bit of positive news: Before the lockdown, the Kaipatiki Local Board approved the concept plan for a new path in Onepoto Domain, away from the pond edge (see attached plan). The current path is often unusable due to flooding.
There will be a new connection to the picnic area and existing path/pond wall. The northern-most portion of the existing path will be replaced with plantings as this is the most flooded part.
The project is now going into the detailed design and consenting phases, before physical works begin (date to be confirmed).

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18 days ago

Update on Normanton Reserve, Glenfield

John Gillon from John Gillon - Kaipatiki Local Board

Update on Normanton Reserve, Glenfield:
* Today the Kaipātiki Local Board gave the final sign-off for replacing the current basketball court and half-court with a new standard size basketball court and replacement of the existing skatedot with a modern version (both expected to be completed by end… View more
Update on Normanton Reserve, Glenfield:
* Today the Kaipātiki Local Board gave the final sign-off for replacing the current basketball court and half-court with a new standard size basketball court and replacement of the existing skatedot with a modern version (both expected to be completed by end of June, if no delays).
* Great news that the missing drinking fountain has finally been installed!
* "Road markings" are now painted on the pathway for little bikes and scooters.
* The new green slide on the hill is currently blocked off for work, and I've requested an update on why.
* The daylighting of the underground stream at the southern end of the park is now scheduled to begin in October 2020.

18 days ago

Smiths to Kitewao Bridge Open

John Gillon from John Gillon - Kaipatiki Local Board

The bridge/boardwalk between Smiths Bush Scenic Reserve and Kitewao Street Esplanade Reserve has been repaired and is now open again.
Enter through the open grass area at the back of Smiths Bush, or from a driveway on Kitewao Street. (See the attached maps as both entrances can be tricky to find as… View more
The bridge/boardwalk between Smiths Bush Scenic Reserve and Kitewao Street Esplanade Reserve has been repaired and is now open again.
Enter through the open grass area at the back of Smiths Bush, or from a driveway on Kitewao Street. (See the attached maps as both entrances can be tricky to find as there is no signage).
Later this year, work will begin on dredging the pond and constructing a bund to prevent seawater from depositing ocean sediment.

26 days ago

Rawene Reserve, Birkenhead

John Gillon from John Gillon - Kaipatiki Local Board

Rawene Reserve, Birkenhead: You may notice that work is now underway to create an access track in the Rawne Reserve gully. This is to allow Watercare to make permanent repairs to a sewer pipe in the gully that was damaged in the Rawene Slip.
The access work will take one week, and the sewer work … View more
Rawene Reserve, Birkenhead: You may notice that work is now underway to create an access track in the Rawne Reserve gully. This is to allow Watercare to make permanent repairs to a sewer pipe in the gully that was damaged in the Rawene Slip.
The access work will take one week, and the sewer work will take a further 6-8 weeks.
Please be aware that there will be construction activity in and around the bottom of the carpark. Access to and from the carparks will not be affected, but a few parking spaces in the lower new carpark may be unavailable at certain times during these works.
If you have any questions or feedback, please get in touch with the Rawene project team at: rawene@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

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