Newtown Resident’s Association
Minutes: November Meeting 2009
7:30pm, 16 November 2009, Newtown Hall
Present: Steve Dunn, Matthew Grainger and Adrian Walker (Progressive Enterprises) Celia Walmsley, Neville Carson, Kevin Lethbridge, Rex Nairn, Carol Comber, Don McDonald, Tom Law, Don McKay, phil Gillman, Daine Mars, Michelle Mars, Gisselle Bahr, Peter Frater, Cheryl Robillard, Martin Hanley, Ian McKinnon
Apologies: Maria van der Meel, Celia Wade-Brown, Prudence Stone, Dave Smyth. Bryan Pepperell for lateness.
Minutes of Meeting : Agreed that the minutes of 19 October 2009 be adopted.
Progressive Enterprises : Matthew Grainger and Adrian Walker, representatives from Progressive Enterprises giving a presentation on the new supermarket at John St .
Charitable Trust Status : The Newtown Residents’ Association resolves that the Newtown Festival Subcommittee should investigate options and develop a proposal for the establishment of the Festival as a Charitable Trust or form of separate legal entity.
Regent Park Housing : Submissions on proposal are being assessed by Council. Objection has been made by NRA to protect future.
Wellington 2040 – Future of the Cenral city :submissions close 30 November 2009.
St Annes Presbytery: Being discussed within parish of St Annes.
Newtown History Project/Wellington South Licensing Trust History:.
Newtown Festival :.
Agreed that the Fair Committee be authorised to make decisions relating to the naming rights of the fair or parts thereof, depending on funding levels. Hanley/Nairn
Such decision would be cautious and unanimous by Committee members.
The Newtown Residents’ Association resolves to apply to the Wellington Community Trust for a grant of up to $20,000 towards the costs of the 2010 Newtown Festival.
The Newtown Residents’ Association resolves to apply to the Infinity Foundation for a grant of up to $15,000 towards the costs of the 2010 Newtown Festival.
The Newtown Residents’ Association resolves to apply to the Trust House for a grant of up to $15,000 towards the costs of the 2010 Newtown Festival.
The Newtown Residents’ Association resolves to apply to the NZ Community Trust for a grant of up to $15,000 towards the costs of the 2010 Newtown Festival. Carson/Dunn
Southern Cross Hospital: no information
New World Liquor Licence: Review by Law Commission of rules/laws matters relating to alcohol sales and consumption. NRA has discussed alcohol consumption in Newtown, the effects of the central city liquor ban. The positioning of alcohol sales in supermarkets. Discussion followed a statement by Bernard O’Shaughnessy regarding the concept of alcohol sales in supermarkets – social issues, drinking patterns, cultural habits need to be addressed. Law needs to be addressed. Feeling that meeting cannot support a unanimous/good majority view on this matter.
Website : A website has been developed. Early draft is available on https://newtownresidents.wordpress.com/
Membership : Subscriptions is a Gold coin & is due.
Next Meeting – Social meeting – December 2009 @ 7.30pm @ TBA.