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Jun 23 2013

2013 AGM

Kia Ora

Our AGM was held on Tuesday, 18th June and was well attended despite the heavy rain. This years AGM marked our 10th years and it’s so good to see that the passion for Hamurana Springs is still as strong as it was back in 2003 and the Society still has a healthy membership.

To give a very brief overview of the meeting:
Paul Cashmore from DoC presented a report on DoC’s plans and future moving forward for Hamurana Springs, Katrina Thompson from DoC presented a report on the Koaro (native trout) initiative, Kahurariki Handcock from Ngati Rangiwewehi presented a brief overview on the settlement claim and vision for the Springs and was supported by Gina Mohi and Rangikaheke Bidois, and finally Kerry Oats updated us on the Pest Control Program and Bird life update.

John Rainbow stood down as President after serving 2 years and we wish him well. John has been dedicated and passionate as President and has worked tirelessly behind the scenes, and in his wards “it has been a good, at times wild ride”. John will remain as a committee member.

Kerry Oats is now our newly elected President and Lorraine Parker (me) the new Vice President. Sally French remains as Secretary and Cherry Douglas remains as Treasurer. All existing committee members have been re-elected and Herma Snel is our newest committee member.

Our next five workdays are: 27th July, 31st Aug, 28th Sept, 2nd Nov and 30th Nov. (none in October due to Labour weekend, so we will have two in November).

We look forward to another year of hard work and hot soup, new friendships and laughs, and look forward to seeing you at our next workday…and bring a friend.