Community Newsletter

It's finally happening...

If you've driven along State Highway 25 recently then you will have seen for yourself that work has finally started on the footpath to the east of the boat ramp. The contractors have now commenced their Xmas break, like all of us, and work will recommence sometime in the new year.

Medical News

The Mercury Bay Medical Centre would like to inform the community that as of April 1st 2020 they will merge with The Doctors Surgery and operate from both sites.

They are committed to making the transition process as smooth as possible for patients, and alongside Dr Hemmes and Dr Adams, continue to offer patients excellent care.
The Mercury Bay Medical Centre has also been trialling GP clinics at the new Happy Hub in Kuaotunu for patients who live in Matarangi, Kuaotunu, Whangapoua and surrounding areas. To date these clinics have been well received. It is hoped to continue these in 2020 and they will be advertised on the centre's Facebook page and website.


Steph's Solzinc product was one of the only 8 out of 20 products tested by Consumer NZ that met the claims on the label.

Another great success story from our wee community!

The Refreshed Community Plan is now available online

You can read the original 2009 plan here, and the refreshed version here.

Civil Defence Questionnaire

If you haven't filled in your questionnaire online yet, you can complete the paper version which should have arrived in your letterbox this week. This can be placed in the Civil Defence dropbox at the Kuaotunu Store when completed.

Participation is optional, however the more information we have, the more effective our community response to any emergency event can be.
If you have any questions you are welcome to contact the local questionnaire co-ordinator, Carolyn Gibbs, on 021 2163 255.

Complete the Civil Defence Questionnaire Online

Like to know what's been happening at the hall?

The Kuaotunu Hall Committee held its AGM in November, and if you're interested in finding out what they've been up to, you can read the minutes here

Bringing a Dog to Kuaotunu this summer?

Sheila Westley is running Kiwi Aversion training sessions for dogs on Saturday 11 January 2020, from 9am - midday. These are DOC-certified training sessions for pets as well as working and hunting dogs over 6 months old.

To book, text or leave a message on 021 716514 stating preferred time, number of dogs and your name.

Have a  fantastic and safe summer in Kuaotunu, look after one another and our environment.

This newsletter is brought to you by the Kuaotunu Residents and Ratepayers Association Inc (KRRA). KRRA thanks the following people for their contributions to this edition: the Kuaotunu Response Team, the Mercury Bay Medical Centre, St John, and the Kuaotunu Hall Committee. 

We’d love your feedback on this issue - please email your thoughts and suggestions to info@kuaotunu.nz.  

Like to contribute an article to this newsletter? We welcome contributions about events, happenings, projects etc that are relevant to the Kuaotunu community (maximum of 250 words, please). Please note that the Newsletter Editor has the final say regarding content and may edit content if required.

To find out more about the Kuaotunu Residents and Ratepayers Association, such as the date of the next meeting, how to join, agendas and minutes of previous meetings, etc, please click here. You are welcome to attend any committee meetings, these are usually held on the third Thursday of the month.