Next open forum and executive meeting  will be at 7pm on Tuesday 9 July 2019 in the Senior Citizens’ rooms cnr Queen and Bartley Streets, diagonally opposite the Bridgeway Theatre. Members are urged to attend to present concerns and to discuss issues and possible actions with the Executive.

AGM The AGM was held on 11 June. Thanks to all those who attended to hear and question our MP, Dan Bidois and to support the Executive, who were all re-elected. The proposed change of rules was approved with one amendment – reduction of a quorum from 20 to 15 Members. Reasons for changes are provided on the draft. Draft and approved new rules are on the Links and Documents page, as are also the minutes of the meeting.

Subscriptions for 2019 may be paid at any time from now on.     A number of members pay these online, directly into the NRA Kiwibank account.  We encourage everyone to do so – please remember to put your name and 2019Subs in the Ref and Code fields so we can check you on our master list.The fee is $25 per person. (See Join Us page).

The promised pedestrian crossing at Rodney and Queen Streets is now in place. We believe continuity of safe access for children means we should push AT to provide a crossing also at Vincent and Queen. The Princess Street Goldhole Reserve is still awaiting signage from Auckland Council  to clarify public access. The planned removal of the Bartley Street Toilets is a very unpopular move as we need more toilets, not less. The Hall’s Beach toilets are a totally unsuitable alternative, difficult to access and in very poor condition. They need upgrading. The report on climate change effects on Dudding Park has now been released and is being considered by Kaipatiki Local Board. Thanks to KLB for quick installation of the sunshade over the LSB children’s playground.  [See photo on the Issues page.]