Out of step over fitness gear in park

The Kaipatiki Local Board is ignoring the community by installing adult exercise equipment in Little Shoal Bay Reserve according to the Little Shoal Bay Protection Society. Society chairman Tony Holman says a strong response from the community shows that many people do not want the equipment in the reserve, especially on the site proposed. There […]

Equipment spending criticised

GREEN LIGHT: Adult fitness equipment at a cost of $80,000 is set to be installed at Little Shoal Bay. Adult fitness equipment for Little Shoal Bay costing $80,000 is creating controversy. The Kaipatiki Local Board voted five to three in favour of it at their April 11 meeting. But the Northcote Residents Association, the Birkenhead […]

Shoal Bay reserve gym gear not the right fit?

A group that has worked for decades to preserve Little Shoal Bay in Northcote is furious at a decision by the Kaipatiki Local Board. Tony Holman, chairman of Little Shoal Bay Preservation Society, claims the board acted unconstitutionally by voting last week to install adult outdoor exercise equipment worth $80,000 on grass beside Council Tce. […]

Run-down beach gets a spruce-up

For almost 31 years Northcote resident Tony Sharrock has been cleaning up what was once a run-down beach. “As a little boy in the 1950s it was a run-down beach, now it serves up to 70,000 people,” he says of Little Shoal Bay. Before it got cleaned up a lot less people would visit Northcote’s […]

Le Roys Bush and Little Shoal Bay Management Committee

The Le Roys Bush Management Committee works closely with the Parks Department of Auckland Council to support the following projects in the Le Roys Bush and Little Shoal Bay reserves: Ecological management within the reserve to preserve native biodiversity Beyond the Fence – working with neighbours on invasive pest plants & animals Walking tracks and […]

$14m “panic” spend-up

FAST-TRACKED: Replacing sand at Little Shoal Bay, pictured, and Halls Beach will cost $1.5m. Up to $14 million of ratepayer money will be “frittered away” on parochial projects in a panicked spend-up before the supercity arrives, says Shore councillor Chris Darby. Councillors outside the mayor’s so-called A-team challenged the spending plans for money from the […]

Teacher’s lab a local stream

FISH DUTY: Northcote College teacher Kit Hustler is monitoring the Little Shoal Bay stream for fish in his spare time. Kit Hustler is passionate about Little Shoal Bay. He has been monitoring fish in the Little Shoal Bay stream since August last year. The Northcote College teacher says they have a nice stream on their […]

Confusion over speed limit in reserve

Legal processes have been bypassed in the speed change proposal for a well-used road in Little Shoal Bay, authorities say. Public feedback is being collated on North Shore City Council’s proposed speed change of 20kmh for a 100- metre section of road that runs through the reserve. Currently the section of road has a 30kmh […]

Limit cut to 20kmh

A well-used road that runs through Little Shoal Bay Reserve is set for a speed reduction. The move by North Shore City Council is to increase safety for park users in response to public concern, council community services and parks committee chairman Tony Holman says. Shore resident and former mayor George Wood says the change […]