Community Newsletter

Progress at Last!

As regular readers of this newsletter will know, the initiative to implement traffic calming measures in Kuaotunu village has been a long drawn-out saga that your KRRA committee has been trying to progress for years.

We are delighted that TCDC has finally implemented what represents Phase 1 of this initiative. Anecdotal reports indicate that while the area marked in red is not actually a pedestrian crossing, vehicles are in fact slowing down to let pedestrians cross the road there, which is fantastic.

And there is more to come! There will be exciting updates on these plans at the upcoming public meeting (see below) so please do come along and have your say.

Public Meeting on Sunday, 8 January

KRRA will be holding its annual public meeting at 3pm on Sunday, 8 January, at the Kuaotunu Hall.

As mentioned above there will be exciting updates on the traffic calming measures that we’ve been lobbying for on your behalf for years, plus plans for upgrading the tennis courts, and more. Please join us to give us your feedback and to share your aspirations and ideas for the future of Kuaotunu.

New Sign for the Matarangi Bluff Scenic Reserve

The Rings Beach Wetland Group is delighted to announce that the first of what will be 3 information signs is due to be installed in the new year, at the top of the ridge not far from the Matarangi entrance.

We hope that the new sign will not only prove informative and helpful to those people who love to walk the track, but also inspire more locals to support the work of the group by volunteering and/or contributing financially to this fantastic conservation project that is right on our doorstep.

We would like to thank the Matarangi Ratepayers Association and The Canvas Company whose generous sponsorship enables us to continue to do the work that we do.

On the Subject of Tracks and Trails…

The Department of Conservation has advised that the Waitaia Track is now open again. Note that some further work (including re-routing the track around a steep section, plus a new carpark) is due to take place early next year, but this work should not require any further extended closures.

Also TCDC have just updated their useful Tracks and Trails guide which covers the whole of the Coromandel Peninsula (and includes the walking track in the Matarangi Bluff Scenic Reserve).

First Kuaotunu Kleenup a Success

Thanks to Courtney Linnecar the first Kuaotunu Kleenup day was held this Labour Weekend. As you can see below an impressive amount of rubbish was collected!

Your KRRA committee would love for this to be an annual event - if not more frequently - and we encourage all those interested in participating next year to contact us so that we can let you know when the next event is due to take place.

New Eating Options in the Kuaotunu Village

In the May edition of this newsletter, Nicci and Kieron Kerr of the Kuaotunu Store announced their plan to turn the small adjacent shop into an ice-cream parlour, and to reinstate the takeaway service.

They are pleased to announce that they have achieved both initiatives, just in time for summer. Both will no doubt be heartily enjoyed by locals and visitors alike!

Upcoming Events

Sunday 8th January (3pm)


Wednesday 18th January

Door sales available on the day, tickets can also be pre-purchased here


Saturday 28th to Monday 30th January

This newsletter is brought to you by the Kuaotunu Residents and Ratepayers Association Inc (KRRA).

Please note that the views expressed in this newsletter are not necessarily those of KRRA.

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

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click here. You are welcome to attend any committee meetings, these are usually held every 6 weeks.