Next open forum and executive meeting  will be at 7pm on Tuesday 14 August in the Senior Citizens’ rooms cnr Queen and Bartley, diagonally opposite the Bridgeway. Members are welcome to attend to present concerns and to discuss issues and possible actions with the Executive.

Subscriptions for 2018 should be paid now if you have not already done so.     A number of members have paid these online, directly into the NRA Kiwibank account.  Thanks. We encourage everyone to do so – please remember to put your name and 2018Subs 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). If you paid at or before last year’s AGM, you need to renew NOW please.

NORTHCOTE WHARF TEMPORARY CLOSURE    Auckland Transport says: “Following a routine maintenance check Auckland Transport has decided to temporarily close Northcote Point wharf. A recent inspection found that some of the wooden structural pieces of the wharf have gradually deteriorated and may need to be replaced. Some parts of the wharf are more than 50 years old. Further investigations will be completed over the next week, after which a decision about reopening the wharf will be made.

Northcote Point ferry services will not operate during this time and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. The Birkenhead ferry service, which has Northcote as a mid-point stop, will continue to operate as normal. AT will offer a free bus replacement service from Northcote Point wharf to Birkenhead ferry terminal until at least 29 June. Please look out for a Birkenhead Transport bus at pick up points.

 ·       Buses depart Northcote Point 15 minutes prior to the Birkenhead ferry sailing time.

·       Buses depart Birkenhead ferry terminal for Northcote Point five minutes after the ferry arrives.

·       Buses will not be provided for the last sailing on Friday or during weekends.

·       AT HOP Inner Ferry Monthly passes will be accepted on the Birkenhead ferry.

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The AGM of the Association was held on June 12th at 7pm in the Northcote Point Senior Citizens’ House, corner Queen and Bartley Streets.

See the minutes:   NRA Minutes AGM 12JUNE2018

The May 8th Open Forum was devoted to hearing and questioning Shanan Halbert and Dan Bidois, the Labour and National candidates in the impending by-election. At short notice, about 30 residents and KLB Deputy Chair Danielle Grant attended. All were impressed by the calibre of the two young men vying to be Northcote’s next MP. Both spoke particularly about transport issues. Both want to hear from people and had been door-knocking. Both promised to liaise with Auckland Council about major issues of ordinary residents.

Meeting with KLB John Gillon The Chairman and Wayne Hale met with John in March at his request. He wanted opinion on the planned Jean Sampson Reserve toilets and Panuku Auckland’s wish to add the Rosie Bolt Reserve in Alfred Street to their For Sale list. He also told us that possible actions over the rising tide levels in Little Shoal Bay are being investigated and agreed to get action on the inadequate safety fencing outside the area fenced so well by NZTA on Stokes’ Point. John has taken over from Danielle Grant as Chair of KLB..

  High tide on February 3 2018 had bowlers very worried but the kids enjoyed it..

March 2018 Executive Meeting and Open Forum  was held on Tuesday 13 March. Members were concerned about encroachment by the NBBoat Owners’ Association from the Goldhole onto the reserve and beach at the foot of their driveway, and about poor care of kerbsides in some areas. Minutes are on the Links and Documents page and April and May minutes will be added as soon as they are completed.

Proposed Changes to Rules    The Executive reviewed the draft amendments to the Rules/Constitution in May. They will advise members of a revised draft and when it can be dealt with later this year.          NRArules change 2018 4web   Opinion on narrowing down the area we serve is not shared by the current Executive who are in favour of retaining the status quo but do favour other changes. The draft including the narrowing down has been withdrawn. The revision has been developed over the past seven years based on experience and suggestions from a number of members.