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Have Your Say

Dear Member, Support separation Tell the Council you don’t want the $44 million tunnel Have Your Say by midnight this Sunday This is your chance to make your views known to Auckland Council about why it should abandon the $44 million tunnel proposed St Mary’s Bay/Masefield Beach water project, and instead fund the slightly less Read More

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Sewerage Update

Meeting Wednesday 13 at  7pm Freeman’s Bay Community Hall 52 Hepburn St Dear Member, Update The good news: Council has committed to doing the sensible thing – separating the sewage and stormwater pipes in St Mary’s Bay (and Herne Bay) properties. This will mean zero sewage spills into the harbour and therefore no sewage wash-back Read More

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August 2018 Newsletter (2)

Welcome to our second newsletter this month – a quick update on two topics: $25,000-plus fighting fund to oppose Healthy Waters resource consent application Party at Mary’s, 4.30pm, Sunday, August 26 Fighting fund The local community has put their hands in their pockets to fight Auckland Council’s Healthy Waters department application for resource consent to Read More

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August 2018 Newsletter

It’s been a busy last month, responding to several deadlines related to the America’s Cup resource consent application, and attention has now turned to the resource consent that Auckland Council is seeking for the St Mary’s Bay/Masefield Beach project  (But do read to the end of this newsletter…we’re having a party on 26 August and Read More

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March 2018 Newsletter

PO Box 47376, Auckland 1144. Website: https://www.stmarysbayassociation.nz/ • Westhaven promenade – stage 2 plans • Water quality – your chance to tell Council your views • Auckland Plan 2050 • St Mary’s Bay/Masefield Beach project • SMBA submission: America’s Cup base resource consent • SMBA submission: Stormwater discharges resource consent • Tree planting, St Mary’s Read More

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February 2018 Newsletter

PO Box 47376, Auckland 1144. Website: https://www.stmarysbayassociation.nz/ Dear member, The comments made in our September newsletter, and repeated at the AGM, about the poor quality of water at our beaches have been borne out. A superb early summer hid what was to come, both in this year’s spells of erratic weather causing regular sewage/stormwater overflows Read More

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May 2018 Newsletter No 2

PO Box 47376, Auckland 1144. Website: www.stmarysbayassociation.nz   Dear members, Important public meeting – 7pm, Thursday May 31, Richmond Yacht Club, Westhaven $44 million St Mary’s Bay/Masefield Beach water improvement project: Great idea…or is it? It’s crunch time. After nearly two years of planning, Auckland Council’s stormwater section (Healthy Waters) has applied for a resource Read More

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May 2018 Newsletter No 1

PO Box 47376, Auckland 1144. Website: https://www.stmarysbayassociation.nz/   • America’s Cup base – resource consent application • Public meeting – St Mary’s Bay/Masefield Beach project • Safety in St Mary’s Bay reserve • Tree planting, St Mary’s Road Dear member, The primary purpose of this newsletter is to alert you the closing date for submissions Read More

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September 2017 Newsletter

PO Box 47376, Auckland 1144. Website: https://www.stmarysbayassociation.nz/ NEWSLETTER September 2017 Dear member, The poor quality of water at local beaches, and in the Waitemata Harbour generally, has become a major issue for your association. Auckland Council and its CCO Watercare are planning to upgrade failing sewerage infrastructure, some of it almost 100 years old, that Read More

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June 2017 Newsletter

Newsletter June 2017 Dear Member, Water quality: Sewage in stormwater overflows Information session Monday 19 June 2017 Auckland Council recently distributed a flyer informing residents of two public meetings to explain details and to answer questions on its plan to upgrade the old and deteriorating sewerage system in St Mary’s Bay.  The first of these Read More