NZTA held a series of public open days at Kaiwaka, Mata and Whangarei to reveal their plans for the Whangarei to Te Hana four-laning project. Prior to these events, they had advertised the events in the Northern Advocate and used the postal service to deliver flyers to a limited number of properties. The flyer did not show Brooks Road on it. Many did not see the advertisements for the meetings or receive a flyer.
Those of us who did attend a meeting determined that we would get together.
Rachel Maas, an NZTA consultant (providing the initial social impact assessments comparing options A and B) took many notes as she listened to our concerns about options A and B potentially destroying a community. She was helpful and put us in touch with each other. Karen Spencer set up a Facebook page called “Brynderwyn Bypass Neighbours” that also helped us initially connect with each other.