Posts Tagged With: Bell Block Beach

Orca Killer Whales seen at Bell Block Beach

On Monday 8th February 2016 Orca Killer Whales were seen at Bell Block Beach. While it is unknown if this was for the very first time Orca Killer Whales have been spotted at Bell Block Beach, it would be fair to say it is very rare to see these animals so close up. Photo credit goes to Kim Sowman.

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The Warehouse -Bell Block – Staff Clean Up

Great work from some of the team members from the Bell Block Warehouse picking up rubbish at Bell Block beach on Saturday 19th September 2015. A job well done and we are sure they are glad they didn’t pick Sunday to do the clean up.

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Signs are up at Bell Block Beach

One of the two bioreactors at the New Plymouth Wastewater Treatment Plant will be taken out of service next week for regular maintenance. The work started on Monday 8th June 2015 and may should finish on Tuesday the 23rd June 2015. During this time, all of the plant’s effluent will be fully screened and disinfected although some of it will bypass the second bioreactor. “The quality of the treated wastewater will comply with their consent conditions from Taranaki Regional Council,” they will also take the precaution of erecting warning signs between Fitzroy and Bell Block beaches to advise that there’s a possibility that shellfish may become contaminated and should not be collected.”

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Bell Block Beach Shellfish off-Limits again

One of the two bioreactors at the New Plymouth Wastewater Treatment Plant will be taken out of service next week for regular maintenance. The work will begin on Monday 8th June 2015 and may last up to two weeks. During this time, all of the plant’s effluent will be fully screened and disinfected although some of it will bypass the second bioreactor. “The quality of the treated wastewater will comply with their consent conditions from Taranaki Regional Council,” they will also take the precaution of erecting warning signs between Fitzroy and Bell Block beaches to advise that there’s a possibility that shellfish may become contaminated and should not be collected.”

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The Bell Block Coastal Walkway Extension opens

Contractors have just finished building the 2.5m-wide path from the Taranaki Velodrome down to Bell Block Beach and through to Tiromoana Cr, including a new bridge across Mangati Stream. It extends the length of one of the region’s major attractions to 12.7km. Two access paths to the walkway will be completed in early in 2015, after which new signs will be installed.The walkway now runs from Pioneer Park, on the western side of Ngamotu Beach, to Tiromoana Crescent. The road in front of Bell Block Beach is a shared-use slow-speed zone.

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Coastal Walkway it is!

Bell Block Coastal Walkway

Bell Block people will not be surprised by the New Plymouth District Council decision to announce a name for the Coastal Walkway. The walkway stretches from New Plymouth to Bell Block. After submissions and consultation with the public, they have decided to stick with the name ‘Coastal Walkway’. Other suggested names for the walkway included Coastal Pathway, Ocean Walk, Coastal Trail, Ara Takutai and Coastal Way.

It was a suggested a name change might be required to indicate that the walkway is for many people including cyclists, rollerbladers, dog walkers, and joggers. However signs will be put up to try and make sure people are considerate of other users of the walkway.

The Coastal Walkway was once used for part of an International Triathlon Series event held in New Plymouth.

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Orca’s spotted at Bell Block

Orca’s or Killer Whales as they are commonly referred to, were spotted off the Bell Block Coast recently. Orca’s come close to shore to hunt Stingrays which are common on the Taranaki coastline. These Orca’s may look pretty scary, but they won’t cause a problem for people swimming, kayaking or swimming. These ‘Killer Whales’ are actually dolphins and are well known for their incredible teamwork when hunting. Female orca’s usually live to about 50 years but can live as long as 80-90 years. They are an impressive site and if anyone catches a photo of them off the Taranaki coast, send it in to us at chriswright@bellblock.co.nz

Image sourced from : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Killerwhales_jumping.jpg

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