Domain Happenings

News and Future Domain Developments

June 2018 - Planting the Fence Line 
Plants laid out ready to plant.

Daniel and John digging holes.

Planting out the shrubs.

Over 300 plants - Griselinia's and Red Robin's.

May 2018 - Concrete under our new Archgola 
Drainage all sorted - thanks Mark Gash.

The lads from Kauri Coast Concrete preparing the base.

Boxing in place ready for the concrete.

Truck load after truck load of concrete and it's nearly finished :-) 

It's finished and looks great - thank you Kauri Coast Concrete for another awesome job :-) 

May 2017 - At last - our new Archgola Gazebo 
Drilling holes for the posts.

Posts in place.

Framing complete ready for the roof.

Its really impressive.

April 2017 - Adding some more Storage
Located at the end of the Children's Playgound.

Pip and Buck - measure twice and cut once.

Nearly finished.


April 2017 - Old Gazebo Relocated

Moving one section at a time.

First half relocated at the Play Ground.


We needed a little help to left it into place.

Special thanks to Gary Crosbie - Mangawhai Engineering.

Second half relocated down by the Inlet.

December 2016 - Septic Fix
Problem located - thanks Mark :-) 

Pip and Mark Confirming the next step as Jimmy watches on.

Down goes the drain. 

On goes the gravel.

Jimmy and his digger add the final touches.

December 2016 - Gazebo over Meeting Room
Work has begun - footings for posts dug.

Outer section of frame in place.

Supports on frame in place.

Pip and Richard add the final touches ready for the roof.
All finished and looking fantastic.

June 2016 - Driveway Upgrade

Stage 1 of 3

With significant financial assistance from the Mangawhai Endowment Fund we have been able to start the upgrade of the driveway.  For this first stage, once the site has been prepared concrete will be laid from the road entrance up to the Rose Masden Cottage. Our contractor - Kauri Coast Concrete has this project in hand.
Digger removing surface and old metal.

First section ready for concrete.

Boxing in place and packing down ready for concrete.

First section pour - looking good.

Final touches by the experts.

Second section poured.

Stage one of the driveway - finished :-)

Finishing touches - spreading metal along the edges.

Many thanks to Kerry Radford for supporting the Domain by completing this task.

May 2015 - Field Drainage

Due to the fact the fields of the Domain become very wet during our winter months there is a need to install significant drainage.  This large project in terms of capital expenditure and the work required would not be possible without the income from the Annual Summer Gala and support from various funding agencies including Kaipara District Council.

Pip is heading up the drainage project and work is well underway...

Work undertaken by:
Field & Farm Drainage Services
Contact: Tony Nankivell
022 327 6349

April 2015 - Walkway Bridge

A team effort for this project, the "Team" being: Pip and Mark.
After a couple of days and some good weather we now have a bridge connecting the walkway.

February 2015 - Shed Extension

With an increased need for somewhere to store all the equipment used to maintain the Domain and support the Clubs that use it we need to make the storage shed bigger.

Pip is the man in charge of this project and progress too date is excellent with pad down and construction on schedule....

and voila, the shed finished :-)

Special thanks to:
KDC Endowment Fund - Many thanks to Kaipara District Council for assisting with funding.
Colin Campbell - Architect - for his very community minded fee.
KDC Mayoral Fund - for covering the majority of the consent fee.
Kauri Coast Concrete - for providing their services at a very good rate.