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Film Night

Come & enjoy the first movie night of the season on Sunday the 10th of May at 7:30pm with the screening of the multi-award winning film “The Dark Horse” (Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supported Actor at the NZ Film Awards 2014).

What : “The Dark Horse”
When: Sunday the 10th of May at 7:30pm – Doors from 7pm
Where: Karekare Firestation – 100 Lone Kauri Road (at the beginning of “Farm Road”)
Admission: $12 Ticket* PRESALE ONLY**
Multi Pass = $100 (Presale of 10 tickets available for 2 years).
Buy a Multi Pass and encourage the Film Nights initiative in Karekare: your support will allow us to buy our own equipment!
The Pass are not nominative and can be used by friends and family. If you purchase a Pass, we will give it to you on the screening night.
Drinks: BYO
Food: nibbles sold to fundraise for Lone Kauri School


* Prepay your ticket cash (exact change is required) with Sarah Cannon or Estelle Clark (or Chatenoud for those that know me under my maiden name), or by bank transfer.
Karekare Film Nights Bank account number: 03-0156-0390391-004
Please, use the first letter of your surname follow by your name and the number of seats required or Pass if you wish to purchase a pass (ex: EClark 2seats or SCannon Pass) as Reference. Then send us an email to confirm your purchase.
**This is a community event. All profits will be reinvested in a similar event.
I reserve the right to cancel the movie night if a minimum number is not reached the day before the screening.

Watch the trailer:
About the Film: Starring an extraordinary NZ cast; Cliff Curtis (Whale Rider and Boy), James Rolleston (Boy) and Kirk Torrance (Outrageous Fortune), an inspiring true story based on the life of a charismatic, brilliant but little-known New Zealand Hero and chess champion – Genesis Potini, aka Gen. The Dark Horse is an emotionally-charged, provocative drama about a man who searches for the courage to lead, despite his own adversities – finding purpose and hope in passing on his gift to the children in his community.
Directed by James Napier Robertson
Drama, True Story | 2hr 04mins | M | Drug use, offensive language and violence | Country of Origin: New Zealand

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Sarah Cannon and Estelle Clark

Sarah: 8129175 or
Estelle: 027 449 1707 or

Neighbours Day March 28-29 2015

Have a picnic, afternoon tea, bbq, shared meal or just invite them over for a cuppa – whatever you feel comfortable with. On the Farm Track we’ve organized bbqs or afternoon teas for the past four years. It’s been a great opportunity for new people to get to meet the locals and vice versa, for all of us to enjoy each other’s
company, have a few laughs, even plan future  stuff together

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Some of the findings from Neighbours Day 2014

Social connection is good for our wellbeing.

86% of surveyed Neighbours Days participants feel they now know their neighbours better.

Food and fun are at the heart of connecting people.

85% of Neighbours Day participants were more  likely to connect with their neighbours throughout the year.

Karekare Beach Races Update

Though 2013 had been going to be the last event, it’s back, with a new team!
When – Saturday 28th February 2015 from 10.30 am
Where – Karekare Beach
Riders – prize money has doubled from last time – see entry form – get your entries in quick.
Punters – if you arrive late, avoid possible parking hassles by driving to Piha – park in the Domain and get the shuttle bus which will  run all day to and from Karekare.
We hope to see you there for a fun day, don’t bring lunch, the school and surf club stalls will have plenty of yummy home cooked food for you.

RaceDay2015 Poster

After The Fire – Community Tree Planting Day

10 am Sunday 27 July

We will meet in the Glade. Bring suitable clothing and shoes, a spade and plenty of energy.

The fire in January devastated a large area of the Cave Rock, and many trees and shrubs were burnt. Some of those trees were the Memorial Trees that families had planted over the past years.


Auckland Council Parks have provided some native plants (Pohutakawa, Karo and Flax) for the community to start the replanting of the lower slopes of the area. While this might seem a daunting task, as a community we need to get involved with the restoration of the area. Council are keeping a close eye on the regrowth on the slopes, and will be dealing with noxious weeds as required.


Any enquiries to John Edgar 8128555 or Caroline Grove 8128760.


Auckland Council Unitary Plan

The Unitary Plan replaces the existing Regional Policy Statement and 13 district and regional plans, and will determine:

  • what can be built and where
  • how to create a higher quality and more compact Auckland
  • how to provide for rural activities
  • how to maintain the marine environment.


The Unitary Plan was notified for formal submissions on 30 September 2013. Submissions closed on 28 February 2014.


Karekare Residents and Ratepayers Trust did not make a submission. However some local residents did make submissions requesting a relaxing of the rules relating to subdivision, building site coverage, building height, number of buildings per site, non-residential activities, and the objectives, policies and rules of the Waitakere Ranges Heritage Area Act (2008).


Karekare Residents and Ratepayers Trust will be opposing these submissions and residents can contact me if they require more information about how to make a personal cross submission. A cross submission is easily made, and it gives the person the right to speak on the matter before the Unitary Plan commissioners. Hearings will be held over the next two years.


John Edgar, Chairman, Karekare Residents and Ratepayers Trust