Tireless community-driven efforts to restore the coastal dunes bordering Camp Waipu Cove have been rewarded with a national award. The board that runs the campground has won the Coastal Dune Restoration Award for New Zealand.
Sediment, E. coli and nutrients from intensive dairy farming have impacted on water quality and habitat in Lake Whangape. This project aims to improve freshwater quality through fencing to exclude stock, riparian planting and a kaitiaki monitoring programme.
Choose a Style
If you’re new to fencing Waipu, choosing the right weapon can make all the difference. Sportive fencing, also known as modern competitive fencing, involves three different weapons: foil, épée, and sabre. Each weapon has its own unique rules and requires a mix of athleticism and technique. Foil fencers target a small area on their opponent’s body and rely on quick reflexes. This discipline attracts shorter athletes who think fast and have great endurance.
Épee fencers aim for any area on their opponent’s body that is not protected by a vest, including the outstretched hand and foot. This makes the weapon a natural choice for athletes who have long reach, since they can exploit any openings quickly. Swords have different blade lengths and flexibilities, affecting both the style of attack and the amount of force applied. Hilts also have different designs, prioritizing protection and maneuverability. Choosing the right weapon can take time, but it’s well worth it.
While a fence will add value to your property and enhance its security, it is important to know that it requires the right materials. Some types are more durable than others, and some require special care. Choosing the right material will depend on your preferences and your budget.
Wood fences are popular for their natural aesthetic. Cedar and redwood are durable and naturally resistant to insects, but they also require frequent maintenance to prevent damage. If you opt for a treated wood option, be sure to stain and seal it for long-term protection.
Composite fence panels are an excellent low-maintenance alternative to wood. They are made of a mixture of wood fibers and plastic polymers, and can be stained to match your existing decking or garden furniture. Their durability and resistance to rot and pests make them an excellent choice for homes with young children or pets. In addition, they are easy to clean with a hose.
Do Your Homework
Once you have decided to join a fencing club, be prepared to put in the work. Fencing requires a great deal of focus and self-discipline. If you are not willing to put in the work, fencing will not be a good fit for you. It is also important to find a coach who is supportive of the student and their individual goals. In addition, it is important to make sure that the club offers classes in the weapon you are interested in learning.
One of the most important aspects of learning to fence is mastering footwork. Beginners should start by focusing on advancing and retreating. They should also practice simple lunges. Ideally, the front foot should be positioned facing your opponent and the back foot should be perpendicular to the front.
Students should also practice with a partner. Working with a partner helps students to learn the appropriate distance from an opponent, and helps them to understand how to use their body to avoid being hit. In addition, students should read books about fencing, and watch high level tournaments.
Hire a Contractor
Fencing contractors have years of experience in the industry. This means that they can help you choose the right type of fence for your property and recommend placement suggestions based on their expertise. They can also offer you a warranty on their work for long-lasting results and world-class quality. This is a great way to ensure that you’re getting the highest-quality fence installation possible.
The Waipu Cove Reserve Board’s tireless community-driven efforts to restore the dune system around their popular campground have been recognised nationally with a Coastal Dune Restoration Award. Langs Beach councillor Rick Stolwerk says the accolade is a reflection of the hard work of dozens of people involved in the project.