Next Executive meeting and Open Forum Our first meeting for the year will be at 7pm on Tuesday 13 February, venue to be advised.
Subscriptions for 2017 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 2017Subs in the Ref and Code fields so Chris can check you on her master list. (See Join Us page). If you paid at last year’s AGM, you need to renew NOW please.
December Executive meeting At the December meeting Chris Wargent resigned as Secretary, as she has sold her house and is moving out of Northcote. The Chairman made a small presentation and thanked her for her work for the Association as member and Executive member for a number of years, recently as Secretary. Chris has also been active in the Little Shoal Bay Protection Society, and since her retirement as a primary school principal, has continued organising combined schools music festivals. Business: NRA will write a policy position about Skypath, mentioning the obvious benefits as well as serious concerns about the current planning (or lack of it). The work in Queen Street is projected to be completed by AT during February. Concerns have been raised by members over the drinking, bad behaviour, noise and vandalism occurring often at the boat ramp at the end of Sulphur Beach Road. Other matters: See the minutes when posted for further details.
We used The Wharf for a public meeting on Tuesday 22 August about what AT is doing to Queen Street. Over 170 attended. The AGM followed and a new Executive was elected. Minutes of both meetings are on Links & Documents and the likely outcome is reported on the Issues page.
September 2017 Executive Meeting At the September 12th Open Forum, most of those present were keen to know about follow-up from the wharf meeting. Kevin Clarke reported on his meeting with Jonathan Coleman MP and senior executives of Auckland Transport. They seemed convinced the pedestrian crossings should be installed, as well as one at the top of Stafford Road. They agreed to check the feasibility of using Kevin’s design for the 50 metres of Queen Street north of Rodney Road, so access in the left lane can remain as it has been. (see Issues and Events)
Jeremy Richards offered to check whether we could recover and use the old website name nra.org.nz . He did, we can and you are on it now for only a small extra cost for one year.
Proposed Changes to Rules The new Executive will briefly review the draft amendments to the Rules/Constitution and give notice of a Special General Meeting to deal with them.
NRArules change 2017 4web NRA area map proposed v1 NRA area map proposed v2 NRA area map proposed v3 Opinion on narrowing down the area we serve is tipping in favour of retaining the status quo. The revision has been developed over the past six years based on experience and suggestions from a number of members.