Heritage Being proud of our rich local history.
Community Being friendly, inclusive and supportive as well as celebrating the strength of our diverse community spirit.
Environment Respecting and enjoying the unique mix of bush and harbour which provides quality amenities for both our community and private use.
2015 Beach and Coastline Clean-up
We invite you to join us for the annual Little Shoal Bay beaches and reserves clean up.
10.30 am Sunday 6th December 2015
Meet at Little Shoal Bay next to the Sea Scout Hall
We aim to cover the coastline between Fishermans Wharf and Chelsea Bay, along with associated reserves and parks (Dudding Reserve, Hinemoa Park etc) – so the more helpers the better!
Disposable gloves and rubbish bags will be provided. Please wear suitable footwear and clothing – remembering your sunblock and hat.
After the clean-up there will be a BBQ and drinks for volunteers – we hope you can stay for this to enjoy some social time.
Event arranged by the Birkenhead Residents Association and Little Shoal Bay Protection Society; supporters include (but not limited to) Birkenhead Sea Scouts Group, Hinemoa Park Placemaking group, Northcote Birkenhead Yacht Club, Waterwise and Le Roys Bush Management Committee.
This event has been made possible by the generosity of our sponsors, The Pink Bin Company, New World Birkenhead, Countdown Birkenhead, Auckland Council and the Northcote Tavern.
The clean up will start at 10.30am beside the Sea Scout Hall, little Shoal Bay.
In case of unfavourable weather conditions, please check bra.org.nz website or the BRA Facebook page for updates and/or instructions.
Birkenhead Residents Association: PO Box 340-374 Auckland 0746, bra.org.nz
Little Shoal Bay Protection Society: PO Box 340-235 Auckland 0746, littleshoalbay.org.nz
Birkenhead (Wharf) Bike Park
On Wednesday 8 July 2015, the Kaipātiki Local Board (KLB) heard deputations from the Birkenhead Residents Association (BRA) and the Hinemoa Park Placemaking Group (HiPP). They then discussed the Auckland Transport (AT) report, which failed to provide information on usage or amenity impacts and simply recommended the status quo. AT has, however, clearly advised (in writing) that they will remove the bike shed if KLB instruct them to.
The Kaipātiki Local Board agreed to the proposal to form a community led working group with a view to resolving this situation, while still supporting all parties interests.
Watch for further updates from the Hinemoa Park Placemaking Group who will lead the working group. We are optimistic that the issue will be resolved and the current shed removed, being replaced with more appropriate cycle and scooter parking facilities.
Click here for more on this issue: Bike Shed on Birkenhead Wharf
The Birkenhead Residents Association is proud to represent the community of Birkenhead and promote the retention and enhancement of its unique spirit and character.
The association is non-political and strives to represent the interests of the wider community. The creation of the new “Super City” will make the role of community groups more vital to ensure that local voice can still be heard.Click here to find out more about The Birkenhead Residents Association →
Beach shoreline, parks and reserve clean-up 07 December 2014
What an amazing day!
50-60 local, and some not so local, residents helped fill a full size Jumbo Bin supplied by The Pink Bin Company. Included with the expected general rubbish and car tyres there was a road barrier, THREE couches, and the remains of a wooden boat.
This “Community clean-up” of Little Shoal Bay and the coastline, which extended from Sulphur Beach around to Chelsea Bay and the associated reserves and parks – Stokes Point, Dudding Reserve, Little Shoal Bay, Hinemoa Park etc was a organised by the Little Shoal Bay Protection Society and the Birkenhead Residents Association.
However, it could not have happened without the additional support from the Northcote Birkenhead Yacht Club, Birkenhead Sea Scouts Group, Hinemoa Park Placemaking group, Le Roys Bush Management Committee to name a few of the local groups and associations that all contributed to this event – THANK YOU.
The Auckland Unitary Plan
Hearings are being held by the Independent Hearing Panel (IHP) and started in October 2014. The IHP website has full information on the process (see the Fact Sheets) and should be checked regularly for updates to schedules.
If you made a submission or further submission you will be sent an email advising you of when the various stages of the process (pre-hearing meetings, expert conferencing, mediation and hearings) will be held for the topic you made a submission on and what you need to do. All evidence for each hearing is also available on the website on the Hearings page.
Hearings will continue all of this year and into 2016. The IHP is required to report its recommendations on changes to the PAUP by 22 July 2016.
The association will speak to its submissions on the Unitary Plan. If you’d like to help please get in touch. Remember that you can still submit to the hearings even if you didn’t make a submission.
Click here for more on the Auckland Unitary Plan, or here for a PDF copy of the Birkenhead Residents Association Draft Unitary Plan Feedback
Beyond The Fence
Beyond The Fence is a community and environment enhancement initiative of the Le Roys Bush & Little Shoal Bay Management Committee.
In consultation with Auckland Council, the Gecko Trust and the Kaipatiki Restoration Network, we provide consultation with private land owners whose properties adjoin the reserves and who wish to control pest weeds on their land.
We consult face to face with landowners to create an eradication programme for pest weeds, provide education regarding the types of weeds and the best method to eradicate them.
Our team includes professional biodiversity plant and pest control experts plus volunteers who work with landowners to initiate the eradication programme on their property.
The Beyond the Fence programme runs in parallel with our rat, possum and stoat control and kauri dieback prevention programmes.
Beyond the Fence – communities working together to restore our native bush
Hinemoa Park Placemaking Group (HiPP)
The Hinemoa Park Placemaking made submissions to the Kaipatiki Local Board on 28 May and has received a positive response from the board to move forwards on project such as
- Dealing with erosion at Hinemoa Beach and on the boat ramp
- Managing the wash from ferries which impacts on Waterwise and child waka ama crews
- Working with Auckland Transport over the bike parking issue
If you want to be involved in the HiPP group, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org