Bedlam on roads
Traffic volumes caused bedlam for Katikati folk over the Christmas/ New Year period. Those venturing to Tauranga waited in queues as far back as Te Puna to get into the city and then crawl back to Katikati in a line of traffic backed up to past Forta Leza. At the northern end traffic was backed up to the Waihi Beach turnoff.
A strange light thought to be a satellite enthralled sky watchers across the district around 8.30 on Saturday night. The fast moving light was seen at Waihi, over Katikati and Tauranga and from Whangarei to Nelson. According to a leading space expert the object was almost certainly the remains of an out-of control Russian missile defence satellite.
There is plenty on at Western Bay libraries over summer. In this year’s summer reading programme at The Centre - Patuki Manawa in Katikati, primary school-aged children are invited once again to join the Bob Squad and learn about the environment and ways that we can protect it. Register at any of Western Bay libraries.
Walking guide out
Western Bay of Plenty District Council has produced an updated
for trampers and visitors. The guide will take visitors and locals to some beautiful places around the Western Bay including DOC tracks and Council reserves and parks. Copies are $5 and available from the Arts Junction in mainstreet or online.