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MRAI Newsletter - December 2018

Notice of Meeting

The 19th Annual Meeting of the Matarangi Ratepayers Association Inc. will be held at 9:30 am on Monday 28th January 2019 at the Matarangi Fire Station.

Open Space Zoning and the Golf (2012) Ltd Appeal The hearing of this appeal took place before the Environment Court in Thames on 27th and 28th June. On 4th December the Court advised that a decision will not be delivered until the new year.

Tennis Courts – Sands Cres

Early in November TCDC replaced the surface of the Sands Cres tennis courts and cleaned up the surrounds. The result is two superb courts in tip -top shape for heavy use over the holiday period.

To celebrate the new surface, the Summer Festival is running a doubles tennis tournament at 10.00 am on Sunday 6th January 2019.

Resource Consent Application for Large Subdivision Beaches Development Limited (previously known as BFT Limited) has applied for Resource Consent to subdivide the remaining land between the shops and the Whangapoua Harbour. Shown below is the Concept Masterplan filed with TCDC

Full documentation can be found on the TCDC web site by using the Consent Tracker to search for RMA/2018/471. Your Association has been asked to comment on this application. We will be verifying compliance with the Matarangi Structure Plan as agreed in the settlement of the BFT Limited’s Appeal to the Environment Court. Other matters will include the provision made to water supply and wastewater treatment.

Keeping up with Matarangi News The Matarangi Beach Paper is a great monthly source of information, with comprehensive advertisements for local businesses and services. Sign up for the monthly e-edition on the web site or by sending an email to

There is a lively Facebook page, the Matarangi Community Group, which has up-to-the-minute news of happenings and items wanted/for sale.

The TCDC emails are also comprehensive and useful, especially when civil defence events occur, such as severe weather affecting our roads.

Matarangi Summer Beach Festival MRAI supports the Matarangi Summer Festival and congratulates Shirvani Hall for bringing together so many events. See the flyer attached.

All Best Wishes for the Festive Season and Your Matarangi Summer Holidays!


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