Waiatarua news travels fast.

Bush Telegraph

Before any of us arrived the Tui and Kereru were the fastest communicators in Waiatarua, and in the evening the Morepork.  And nowdays Tui still have the better of us, with about 50% of their conversation inaudible to human ear.  Cheeky buggers.

Kauri communicated silently, by grafting their roots together underground so that a stand of them effectively formed their own communication network.  Who know’s what they talked about, but it was probably a more mature and sensible dialogue than some of our discussions.

Here are some more modern ways to get the news in Waiatarua.

Waiatarua Newsletter

You can find out about and read our monthly newsletter here.


World famous in Waiatarua, the WRRA HOTMAIL was inofficially trademarked by our long standing president Dave Pocock (1994-2013).

It is a email service to all WRRA members and carries the most important and revlavent local news.  If you want to be informed about local issues then this would be the list to get on.  Simply become a WRRA member and will get the emails and can also quickly get your message out to other members.

Today is is being run by Gary Ertel, our Vice President.  Email him at vice-president@waiatarua.org.nz.


There are two Facebook pages relevant to Waiatarua.

Our research indicates that around 50% of WRRA members use Facebook, so if you want to talk to all WRRA members, WRRA HOTMAIL works best.

Waiatarua Facebook Group


This is a closed but friendly group.  We let anyone join and it has worked very well.

Liz Gozling set this group up in about 2012 and describes it like this:

“Inspired by the success of the Titirangi group, I thought our home in the hills deserved its own page.

Please use the group to ask a questions, start a discussion, or recommend a product or service, for the people of Waiatarua and surrounds.

Please keep discussion positive. This is not the place for rants, raves and complaints.

Any local businesses wishing to advertise are welcome, but not too often. No-one likes their FB feed full of spam.”

Waiatarua Ratepayers and Residents


Created prior to 2012 this facebook page is an unofficial website of the WRRA.

This website is the official website of the WRRA.



We think Neighbourly is a great idea, but we’ve found a few issues with it, so have put our efforts into maintaining our existing news services:

  • Waiatarua Newsletter
  • Facebook group
  • www.waiatarua.org.nz