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.
2016 Local Body Elections: Meet the Candidates’
The Birkenhead Residents Association Inc, in association with the Beach Haven Birkdale Residents Association and Glenfield Community Centre have ‘Meet the Candidates’ meetings for the Kaipatiki Local Board and North Shore seats on Council.
These meetings are a free and open forum where you can question the candidates directly. All are welcome.
There are 12 candidates for the two North Shore Councillor seats and 17 candidates for the eight seats on the Kaipatiki Local Board.
Candidates have also provided written feedback to a questionnaire we provided. Click here to see who responded and what they had to say.
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 06 December 2015
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.
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