What: A pot-luck, bring your own, community dinner
When: Saturday 25th July starting at 5pm
Where: Opua Community Hall
- Open to all members of the Opua Community
- All invited to bring a dish to share – (meat, spud or vege) ideal example good hearty casserole – bring in a crock pot, slow cooker, electric fry pan or the like to plug in
- Opua General Store will provide a monster basket of bread rolls
- Bring your own drinks and glasses
- Bring your own plates and knives and forks
Volunteer Fire Brigade
By Lesley Lucas
A fun evening is planned! Quizzes, great auction items and raffles plus lots of prizes to be given out! There will 8 people per team/per table. The evening will have sets of quiz questions, in between quizzes there will be auctions.
A fast moving lively night with crazy auctioneering by Frank Leadley and Mayor John Carter!
The funds from this evening are going towards a very exciting new Railway Station and Cycleway complex at Opua. Planning is well advanced. Come along to find out what has happened so far, what is to come, and be a part of this great Northland initiative!
Look at those pretty pink blossoms.... now is the perfect time to identify and get rid of it... read on here (from the NRC website)
What does it look like?
The Taiwanese cherry is a deciduous tree that grows up to 8m high. Its leaves are serrated, thin, and cherry-like. The flowers are deep pink, bell-shaped in clusters and it has shiny scarlet fruit 1cm across from October to December.
Why is it a problem?
Birds spread the seed and it invades all types of shrublands, light gaps in the forest, and roadsides.
How do I get rid of it?
Control methods for pest trees and shrubs
There is a range of methods available to control pest plants. The following recommendations – which are only a sample of those available – are based on safe-use methods that have proven effective.
Caution: when using any herbicide or pesticide PLEASE READ THE LABEL THOROUGHLY and follow all instructions and safety requirements.
For further information or control advice please contact one of our biosecurity team at the Northland Regional Council on 0800 002 004.
More information on these and other pest plants is also available at:
We are meeting every Thursday and Saturday by the water tank, the Puketiitii Domain. We have cleared away a heap so far but it is slow work. Please join us from 8.30am! Bring your own weeding tools and plenty of energy.