It is proposed to erect a monument to those who have had their ashes spread at sea around Grey. There is little more that can show the deep love of a place than requesting your ashes be spread in the area. There have been several of our community leave this way and we believe that a form of recognition is worth while.
It is proposed to erect the monument close to the boat launching site and have individual plaques for each person. If you are aware of a person who requested his/her ashes be cast in the sea or on the land at Grey would you please send me the following details: The full name of the person, their date of birth and death, any other comment. Even if we are eventually demolished, the spirit of those who loved their shack and its community will live on as it would be very difficult for for the Authorities to destroy a monument of this type.
Marine Park Boundaries
The political fight to stay is similar to the fight against the current position of the Exclusion Zone created around Green Island. We simply did not make enough noise when it was fi rst proposed and once in place it will be very difficult to change. I attended a meeting where the marine park was discussed and was enlightened to hear the authorities say that they took whatever area they could get away with. Even if it was not what they wanted, it did not matter as at the next review they would expand the zones further if given the opportunity.
There will eventually be a review of the marine park and I have absolutely no doubt, they will attempt to expand it.
In the last newsletter it was asked that you write to Calm expressing reasons why the current zone should be changed. Please make the effort and write. If you don’t they will simply leave it as it is and expand it if they can. An element of public displeasure over the current zoning may help your committee argue against further expansion when the time comes.
Do nothing and we will all lose.
For many years, beaches around the settlement were subject to netting. This had a nasty effect on the number of mulloway and tailor available for the beach fishermen*.
In recent years, this has stopped and both the numbers of fi sh caught and the number of months in the year they are caught seem to be increasing. However, with the ever increasing restrictions on the beaches South and further North of our settlement, the beach immediately
South of the bay is coming under greater fishing pressure than ever. More fishermen forced into a smaller area will take its toll even if fisheries rules are obeyed.
Overall, the bulk of the beach fishermen at Grey are either shack owners or their guests.
Obey the fisheries rules and take your litter home with you.
Look after our resource and our beach.
We can do this.
*Fisher women, fisher children and fisher persons, please do not be offended by the use.
The tip has not been burnt this year, due to a number of reasons it has not been possible. Please take extra care when putting your rubbish in the tip. If you get Children to do it, please instruct them carefully to do as any signage directs. The tip can get out of hand very quickly and it takes a lot of effort to deal with rubbish which is not dealt with properly.
If necessary, a busy bee will be organized over the Easter period.
Watch the notice board for details.
Please look after your tip.