You can find out more about the Annual Plan process at www.wellington.govt.nz/annualplan2016-17
Are you at home with chidren, and looking for something to do? Join Push Play in your local park with friends and family! The team will be out there with fun equipment and exciting games to keep everyone active and entertained – even the adults. There are activities for all ages including T-ball, parachute games, volleyball, cricket and loads of other play equipment. Push Play is brought to you by WCC – see the website.
Tuesday 12th Jan 11am -1pm, Carrara Park
Wednesday 13th Jan 2pm – 4pm, Martin Luckie Park
Tuesday 19th Jan 11am -1pm, Carrara Park
Wednesday 20th Jan 2pm – 4pm, Martin Luckie Park
Wednesday 27th Jan 2pm – 4pm, Martin Luckie Park
The Monthly Meeting on Monday 16th November focussed on two topics.
1. The Fair, Intelligent Transport (FIT) proposal for light rail
The speakers were John Rankin and Kerry Wood,
Introduction and Macro view by John: Overview of suggestions for Wellington (as in paper), and notes about existing trams overseas. Outlining positive benefits for communities when trams are introduced.
Micro view by Kerry: Suggestions of how Newtown could be serviced by a tram network between Wellington City and the Airport, either along Constable St or through a new tunnel past the zoo. Emphasising that no one option is preferred at this stage.
Their presentation was followed by vigorous discussion.
2. Keep Newtown Clean
Hine Moana-Sullivan and Lola Liava’a Tonga from the Wellington City Council Graffiti Removal Team were the speakers.
Hine – gave an overview of what has been happening, and reported an audit showing success in responding to requests for graffiti removal.
The next Keep Newtown Clean event is on Saturday 5th December. This is the second since moving to a 4x year system. The September event had a successful new activity with KNC volunteers working on the garden area outside St Thomas’s.
Lola – Volunteer Coordinator for the graffiti team, spoke about a new programme for volunteers to work in their own time, which has its own webpage. They are planning an official launch at Keep Newtown Clean on 5th December at 9:00am and were asking for Association approval to announce this – agreed. They are planning for a BBQ, balloons, and general celebration in St Thomas’s courtyard.
Next meeting: Monday, 16th November
7.30pm at the Newtown Hall, 70 Daniell St: everyone welcome!
The Agenda will include:
- A presentation from FIT – Fair Intelligent Transport – with a proposal for light rail, as introduced at the last meeting – see the item below.
- A discussion with Hine Moana-Sullivan and Lola Liava’a Tonga from the Wellington City Council Grafitti Removal Team, about their work, their future plans, and the Keep Newtown Clean morning on Saturday 5th December.
Report on Newtown Residents’ Association October Monthly Meeting and resumed Annual General Meeting, 19th October 2015.
The Centenary of the Berhampore Golf Course will be celebrated on Saturday the 31st of October.
8am: Mornington Open Day Tournament – To Support The First Tee Junior Golf Programme in Wellington Open to Men, Women, & Juniors. $35 Entry Fee (Juniors $20) (includes lunch during prize giving). Over $5,000 to be WON in Prizes. Entries: Phone (04) 389 6816, Email: email@example.com
1-4pm: Open Day and Community Festival
In 1915 Berhampore was the birthplace of community golf in New Zealand. It was the first public golf course in New Zealand, created to provide the working class an opportunity to play golf. At the time golf was deemed to be a rich man’s sport, and all the existing golf courses were run by private golf clubs. It was also the first in NZ to recognise golf as a sport for women, with a women’s club established soon after the men’s.
The Centenary of the Mornington Golf Club. The Club, which now has a growing number of sports and community groups and activities, was formed in January 1916 and celebrates its centenary at Wellington Anniversary weekend, 23rd-25th January 2016.
See more on the Club’s website.
The AGM couldn’t be completed at the September meeting because the Annual Accounts hadn’t been received from the auditor, so it is to be re-convened at this meeting.
Re-opening of Nominations for NRA President – Claire Pettigrew stepped down from the role and there were no other nominations.
Presentation of NRA Financial Report for 2014/15. See the Annual Accounts here.
Newtown Festival Director’s Report and Festival authorisation.
Other Business – please contact us about other items you would like discussed at the October monthly meeting.
The NRA meeting in September was the Association’s AGM, but in the event only part of the AGM business was concluded, and the AGM was adjourned, to recommence at the October meeting. Unfortunately the Association accounts had not been received from the auditor and so could not be presented.
Claire Pettigrew presented her Presidents’ Report, and was thanked for all her efforts and achievements during the year.
Election of Officers:
President – there were no nominations. Claire has decided not to stand again as she has more demands on her time now with a full-time job. [27/10//15 – Update -at the second part of the AGM at the October meeting Rhona Carson was nominated for President and accepted the role.]
Secretary – Rhona Carson
Treasurer – Peter Frater, in absentia, subject to his agreement
Vice-President – James Coyle (no nominees for the other 2 possible VP roles)
Past President – Claire Pettigrew
Executive – Carol Comber, Kevin Lethbridge, Steve Dunn, Cheryl Robilliard, Jeanie McCafferty, Steve Cosgrove, Effie Rankin, Martin Hanley.
Steve Cosgrove moved, Rhona Carson seconded, that the people nominated be declared elected unopposed. Carried.
Newtown Festival Appointments
Festival Director: Martin Hanley
Festival Committee: Anna Kemble Welch, James Coyle, Tom Law, Rhona Carson
Festival Review Team: Steve Dunn, Peter Frater (if he continues as Treasurer), Claire Pettigrew – with power to co-opt. Ken Allen said he could be willing to be co-opted.
The AGM was adjourned before the Festival business was concluded; to be continued in October.
Other Business – included a discussion about “Safety on our Streets” prompted by concerns about about men begging for money and hanging around the ATMs intimidating people. Jono Sharp from the Police responded to this, saying that the Police are doing what they can, and advising people to speak to the Police if they are having trouble.
See the meeting minutes for more details of the above topics.
Confirming Minutes of 2014 AGM See here for the Minutes
Treasurer’s Report – Presentation of Annual Accounts
Election of Officers (President,Treasurer, Secretary, up to 3 Vice-Presidents and up to 9 Executive Members – see last year’s minutes for the current office holders.)
Newtown Festival Director’s Report
Appointment of Festival Director, Festival Committee and Festival Review Team.