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Aqua Villas NS in Action!

Aqua Villas is a delightful and peaceful community, with forty, one-bedroom units set in park-like grounds, all within easy walking distance of beautiful Orewa Beach. Although a relatively safe place to live, a recent spat of vandalism in the area over the summer months, meant a long boundary fence was subject to graffiti vandalism, and several residents became victims of criminal activity. Fortunately no-one was seriously injured or hurt. Working in partnership with the local community Police, as well as Recreational Services (who first of all removed the graffiti, and then provided the paint, brushes and advice-thank you to Lionel! ), the residents organised a working bee to paint the affected

fence. This was completed on a hot and sunny Easter Saturday and proved to be a very successful and fun filled morning for all those who participated. Hot cross buns at the end of the working bee also went down well. Following the working bee, other residents joined in for an enjoyable, lunchtime BBQ; a great way for those new to the complex to get to know their neighbours. The BBQ was also a fun way to celebrate National Neighbour’s Day - Aotearoa, with a $30 food voucher kindly donated by Rodney Neigbourhood Support/ Auckland City Council. Thanks to Margaret! Another great example of neighbours and partners working together as well as Neighbourhood Support in Action. Page 55

Rodney District Neighbourhood Support, December 2015