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Hikurangi community shuttle

Book your shuttle-ride for Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday between 9am to 4pmph/text 021 616 755 oremail friendship@hikurangi.co.nz Monday and Wednesday trips got to Whangarei and back; do you have a hospital or physio appointment, or need to go to the pharmacy, WINZ, get to a course or workplace, even if you want to shop. Book the Hikurangi shuttle. Tuesdays are for local Hikurangi trips or planned tours. You can book a seat as an individual, or get a group together to book multiple seats.Some examples:- local places of interest tour ie: Hikurangi museum, Hikurangi library, Jack Morgan museum,- garden tours,- op shop/antique shop tour,- visit local beaches,- go to a festival or event,- town basin day out, etc Community Groups can hire the shuttle for a group tour even in the weekend.Edit Post Text

Hikurangi civil Defence Plan

The Hikurangi Civil Defence Plan is now live and active and we are asking all Hikurangi residents to become familiar with it and learn the process of what we do locally in a natural disaster when an evacuation is required.  Our primary evacuation base for Hikurangi is the Hikurangi War Memorial Hall (also known as the town hall) located at 24 King Street.  However, we are aware in the past the town hall has been inaccessible during some floods therefore we have created a plan that allows for alternate evacuation bases to be opened upon request should the need arise for them to be used.  We have divided Hikurangi into 4 zones and we ask all residents to get familiar with the map and learn where their nearest evacuation base is.   The Civil Defence Plan can be found HERE, under the H section of the page.  Please read this carefully paying particular attention to page 9 which shows the zoned areas and outlines the nearest evacuation base for that area.  Please do remember the primary evacuation base for everyone is the town hall, however if this is inaccessible you can contact the Hikurangi Civil Defence chairman Cory Haslam on 022 191 5709 to request another evacuation base be opened for you.  These backup evacuation bases will not automatically open during an emergency, they will only be opened upon request if the need for their use is confirmed.  Below you will find the quick guide to a local emergency evacuation.  We can provide printed copies of these along with a colour copy of the zoning map for you from the Friendship House office (currently located in the town hall but will be moving to the library building in the first half of 2024) at a cost of $3.  

Hikurangi Community shed

We have some exciting news! We all know Whangarei has a Mens Shed, and what an amazing asset they are to the community!  We are so excited to be able to announce that a similar initiative is looking to start right here in the Hikurangi District! The Hikurangi Community Shed is being started by two local motivated Mens Shed members who want to see the lads and lasses of Hikurangi have a space where they can come together, be social, and work on projects.  People with all kinds of skills are invited to register and we are currently seeking interested peoples to reach out and let us know if you are interested in joining, so we can start to work out the details of what this initiative will look like.  We have organized an initial meeting for January 2024 where we want interested people to come along, and hear what we are trying to create in our awesome village.  This is open to any one in the Hikurangi District, and you don't NEED to have a particular skill to join!  We will be welcoming anyone who wants to join in and learning is a part of what we do as much as doing is!  The Community Shed will likely operate in two aspects, a male shed time and a female shed time, because we all know the wives like the hubby's to get out of the house for a while and the hubby's enjoy getting away from the wives just as much! In our space we will have a variety of equipment and tools so you can create (or carry on with creating) whatever it is you want to create.  At this stage our location for the shed isn't confirmed but we do have some options up our sleeve.  To make this successful, we need people!  So if you are interested in hearing more about what we are trying to achieve, please come along to our meeting in January.  Please do contact Mike if you have any questions before the meeting.   All details on the flyer below:

Hikurangi Christmas Festival and Parade

The annual Hikurangi Christmas Festival and Parade is back in 2023 and we are proud to be able to host this event as one of only three parades set to take place in Northland!  Come along with your family and friends and enjoy a morning of fun! Set aside the date Saturday 9th December and come along to watch what always proves to be a great Christmas Parade! Here's some of the things we've got going on on the day: MarketsOur street stalls will be back lining the street with all sorts of awesome stuff to buy, why not try a little Christmas shopping?  Our stalls will be open by 9am and will stay open as long as they like (approximate end time of 1pm).If you are interested in registering a stall, please email: friendship@hikurangi.co.nz Food VendorsWe will have a selection of food vendors on site in the Hikurangi Hotel carpark available for food and drink purchases throughout the morning and lunch time.  Our local food shops will also be open for business.  If you are interested in registering a food stall, please email: admin@hikurangi.co.nz EntertainmentThere will be some children's entertainment available on the day, with the kids bungee on the school field and other children's entertainment scattered around in the immediate vicinity of the main village.  All children's entertainment is free.  ParadeThe parade is set to start at 11 am with all floats starting from the field at Hikurangi School, heading down Kings St and turning at the Church St/Alfred St Loop, then heading back up King St to the school.  If you are interested in entering a float or walking group in the parade, please email friendship@hikurangi.co.nz for more information or for a registration form.  Arlene from The Hikurangi Lions will be in touch with any further information or instructions closer to the time.  Santa's GrottoSanta's Grotto is back this year so you can bring your family along and have photo's with Mr and Mrs Claus!  The back room of the hall will be open from the side entrance (by the playground) and Santa will be there between 9.30am to 10.30am for photos.   

Hikurangi Sports Hub Draft Concept

The Hikurangi Sports Hub Project Control Group has been working to develop a sports hub concept plan and it is now ready to present to the public for community feedback.  Please read the below information, view the draft concept plan, and follow the link to the survey to submit your feedback if you have not already done so via one other the other feedback options. History•2020  -  Sport Northland engages with Hikurangi Community around future needs for sporting in the district•2020  -  Community Consultation held•2021  -  Informal group created from members of local interested sporting clubs, meeting monthly•2021  -  Concept agreed to look into Sports Hub model•2021  -  All local sporting codes contacted to engage in discussions•2022  -  Inquiries with council to prospect of funding/management of creating sports hub at Hikurangi sports grounds•2022  -  WDC funds needs analysis – Hikurangi Sports Hub Project July 2022•2022  -  Project Control Group (PCG) confirms interest in progressing to next stage of inquiry•2022  -  WDC funds feasibility study•2023  -  WDC funds consultant to prepare Concept Plan•2023  -  Concept plan received by PCG•2023  -  Community consultation Outcomes from Needs Analysis •Needs identified to provide sports outside of current sports offered in Hikurangi, including (but not limited to) boxing, archery, bmx/cycling/mountain biking tracks, basketball, etc•A multi-sport hub (building) potentially catering for a variety of indoor and outdoor sports (45 sports identified)•Four quality playing fields – two fields floodlit.•A covered bowling green to support local and sub-regional play.•A floodlit, all weather dressage arena and jumps connected with park amenities.•Four softball diamonds with backstops and dugouts – one skin or artificial infield.•A 70-metre target archery range.•Upgraded gender neutral changing rooms and toilets.•Indoor sports centre for future development.•Multi-court sports connected to the park with an adjacent half court for basketball, for informal, active recreation.•A pump track/park providing opportunities for informal, active recreation.•A destination playground bringing families together and providing play opportunities.•Walking tracks around the park perimeter and connect the park with the river and town centre (George and King Streets).•Seating, water fountains, toilets, shade and storage within the park  Structure Options Considered•Option 1  -  Demolition or removal of bowling club and rugby clubs and get newly built facility.•Option 2  -  repurpose rugby club and bowling clubs (possibly relocate), renovate, and reuse as shared structure to cater to all clubs/codes.•Option 3  -   leave rugby club and bowling club where they are, renovate and upgrade, and build new build elsewhere on the grounds (possibly between the two club rooms).NOTE:  In 2023 the PCG has discussed all options and agreed with WDC to pursue Option 1.  Stages of Process      


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