Karioitahi Beach

Dumping a blight on beach

A large amount of household rubbish was found dumped at Karioitahi Beach last week. Passers-by found the rubbish which included a discarded swimming pool, car seat, oil containers, shoes, fishing packets, bird carcasses, outdoor furniture and green waste. It was dumped several kilometres south of the surf lifesaving building. Due to the amount of rubbish and waste dumped, it is […]

Letter: carved for rest

In response to your item about the carved tree trunk on Karioitahi Beach. Regular beach walkers will recognise this log, as in fact it has been in situ for at least a year, possibly longer. The lovely carvings have been added to over that time, including the seats! I presume it was washed out in a high tide, then back […]

Letter: Log time on beach

I have been reading your article about the tree washed up on Karioitahi beach and wanted to let you know that the tree washed up on the beach last year (2017). It was then carved by someone where it had landed. Maybe the reason why it has 2017 carved into it as that is when they did it. I think […]

Letter: Tree-mendous discovery on Karioitahi Beach

This mysterious log washed up on the shores of Karioitahi Beach last month, partially carved with the words Rangiwaea, 2017. The discovery was made by Mark Rolfe from Australia who was visiting his in-laws in Pukekohe. “I walked Karioitahi Beach and found this huge carved trunk. Amongst the carvings was Rangiwaea [heart] 2017. Hope you can make something of this […]

Survivors empowered at retreat

A group of burns survivors attended Castaways resort for a retreat last week. The Burns Support Group Charitable Trust supported the camp for seven women who left feeling pampered and empowered. It is only the second year the retreat has been held and it was met with huge success. “Last year was a “guinea pig” of sorts. It was successful and […]

Karioitahi callouts for rescue chopper

On Sunday 8 April 2018 at 3:40pm, W2 crew were tasked to Karioitahi Beach to assist a female patient in her 20s who was paragliding and crashed into the side of a hill on her descent. She suffered suspected multiple injuries and was flown to Middlemore Hospital in a moderate condition. At 8.39pm on Thursday 29 March, W2 Westpac Crew […]

Easter weekend wraps up summer of rescues

The Easter weekend marked the end of Surf Life Saving New Zealand’s patrols over the summer, including the patrol at Kariaotahi Beach. Easter traditionally marks the end of the SLS patrol season which began at Labour Weekend in October 2017 and saw 74 clubs patrolling 92 locations nationwide. Provisional statistics show the Kariaotahi patrol spent more than 4000 volunteer lifeguard […]

Crash on karioitahi Road

Police  and Ambulance were called to a two car crash on Karioitahi Road at 7.01pm, on Thursday evening 22 February 2018. Three people received minor injuries, one person moderate.

Hunk of Junk

Story by Kylie Hall kylie@thepost.nz Photos by Paul Smith When these photos crossed my desk, my first thoughts were how beautiful the shots were. That’s testament to the excellent skills of local photographer Paul Smith who supplied the images. However, dig deeper and what you see are rusty, ragged wrecks, with jagged broken metal jutting out, just waiting to cause […]

Keeping safe at Karioitahi Beach

Counties Manukau Police have recently released an informative video with everything you need to know to keep yourself safe at Karioitahi Beach. Local Police urge the community to please watch this important video which includes messages from Sergeant Wood at Waiuku Police, Surf Life Saving, Auckland Council and the public. The video can be found on the Counties Manukau Police […]


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