On the 31st of May Omokoroa's Lizard was reported stolen, apparently overnight All efforts have been made by many to find it, with no results so far. The carver Warwick Lilley has suggested a steel cutout using the same pattern and design. This idea is being investigated now.

The site for the installation of the Anchor Stone sculpture has been decided upon, to the satisfaction of OPAG, sculptor Ashley Grant, and Peter Watson and Ashley Hall from the WBOPDC. It will be near the revamped children’s playground, on the seaward site of the path.

The Council has agreed to accepting ownership of all Public Art in Omokoroa, with OPAG maintaining a supportive and advisory role. Therefore progress on both the Lizard and Anchor Stone will be directed through the Council. No more fundraising, installation concerns or maintenance by OPAG.

Chairperson Janine Birch