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Todd puts case for Okura housing scheme north of Auckland PDF Print
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Todd Property Group
Written by Anne Gibson, property editor of the NZ Herald   
Thursday, 23 March 2017

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Sunday April 23 2017 Ngunguru Sandspit Walk PDF Print
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Written by Sally   
Sunday, 05 March 2017

Yours to value and enjoy, Ngunguru Sandspit, a wilderness landscape with many stories to tell about history, culture, rare plants and wildlife. Get involved in the future of your sandspit, your place.

Rolling start time: 10am-11.30am.
Last return time: 12.30pm.
Meet at Te Maika Rd, Ngunguru.
Register at the marquee.
Bring your own kayak, canoe, paddleboard, tinny.
Ferry boats provided, bring a small koha.
Bring a lifejacket.
Leave the dog at home.
Help us clean the beach.

Posted by Steve Marshall on Tuesday, 14 March 2017

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Dogs are not permitted on the sandspit PDF Print
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Ecology
Written by Steve Marshall   
Sunday, 05 February 2017

Whangarei Dstrict Council bans dogs on the sandspit beach and DoC has bans dogs on the sandspit itself, so don't take your dogs there. Tiakina te manu - Save the birds.

Posted by Ngunguru Sandspit Protection Society on Sunday, 5 February 2017

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Animal pest control results for 2016 PDF Print
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Written by Mike Camm   
Tuesday, 31 January 2017

http://tutukakalandcare.org.nz/articles/27-animal-pest-control-results-for-2016

Posted by Tutukaka Land Care on Monday, 30 January 2017

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Ngunguru Gala PDF Print
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Written by Gina Williams   
Saturday, 07 January 2017

Ngunguru Gala today! Thanks for all the community interest and support. great talking with you all at the Ngunguru Gala.

Posted by Ngunguru Sandspit Protection Society on Monday, 26 December 2016

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Matapouri Gala 2 PDF Print
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Written by Gina Williams   
Saturday, 07 January 2017

A great day was had at Matapouri Gala with a great community gathering and comments and support for the goals to save the Ngunguru Sandspit southern end and to keep the pressure on weeds and animal pests.

Posted by Ngunguru Sandspit Protection Society on Thursday, 5 January 2017

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Matapouri Gala PDF Print
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Written by Gina Williams   
Saturday, 07 January 2017

The tutukaka coast bursting with life in the hot weather birds are busy with their chicks and the community with korero at the matapouri Gala on how to protect nga manu.

Posted by Ngunguru Sandspit Protection Society on Friday, 6 January 2017

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AGM Minutes - Unconfirmed, 2016 PDF Print
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Written by Linda Donaldson, secretary   
Saturday, 12 November 2016

Ngunguru Sandspit Protection Society Incorporated
Annual General Meeting – Minutes - Unconfirmed
Ngunguru Memorial Hall 11.00am Sunday 7th August 2016

Opened 11.30am
Quorum Present – at least 12 financial members present

Chairperson

Motion to elect a chairperson for the meeting
Moved: Aorangi Kawiti Seconded: Jeroen Jongejans
That Jim Kilpatrick is elected as Chairperson for the AGM. Carried unanimously

Apologies: Chris Robertson, Cam McInnes, Sheila Mandeno, Sonny Wellington, Winiwini Kingi, Jill Hudson, Willie Brown, Willie Wright.
Motion that the apologies be accepted
Moved: Vikki Churcher Seconded: Ann Martin Carried unanimously

The meeting opened with Mihi and Karakia from Hone Tana, supporting Waiata led by Aorangi Kawiti.

A presentation of the material provided by ecologist Kevin Prime was made by Aorangi Kawiti.

Minutes 2015 AGM:

Motion that the unconfirmed minutes of 26th July 2015 Annual General Meeting held at Ngunguru Memorial Hall are a true and accurate record subject to a name correction being made – it was Waimana not Kingi who spoke on the local treasures.
Moved: Linda Donaldson Seconded: Sally Hume Carried unanimously

Matters arising

No matters arising from the 2015 AGM Minutes

Chairperson’s report

Jim read a report reflecting on NSaPS’s 2015-2016 year: 10 Year anniversary/MOU marking the beginning of joint management of the sandspit by Te Waiariki/Ngati Taka/Ngati Korora Trust Board, Department of Conservation (DOC) and the wider community/ Pines contract/ Predator control/ Community beach walk March 20/ New signage/ earthEd Hui at Paratene Te Manu marae/adding southern sandspit areas and Whakairiora mountain to the Scenic Reserve remains our focus going forward.

Motion to accept report as the Chairperson’s report.
Moved: Jim Kilpatrick Seconded: Ann Martin Carried unanimously

Annual Financial Report and Statement of Accounts 2015-2016

Treasurer Sally Hume read her report and the Reviewer report
Motion moved that the Financial Report and Statement of Accounts for the 2015-2016 financial year, be received and adopted.
Moved: Sally Hume Seconded: Vikki Churcher Carried unanimously

Motion moved that the annual fees for full members remain at $10.00 for the 2016-2017 financial year.
Moved: Jim Kilpatrick Seconded: Sophie Edwards Carried unanimously

Motion moved for Adrian Gilbert to be appointed as returning officer.
Moved: Sally Hume Seconded: Hone Tana Carried unanimously

Election of Office Holders and Executive Members for the 2016-2017 year.

The committee calls for two office holders and six Committee members
Chairperson to be filled by rotation.
Nominations Received
Jim Kilpatrick Chair
Sally Hume Treasurer
Ann Martin Executive Committee Member
Akke Tiemersma Executive Committee Member
Gina Williams Executive Committee Member
Vikkie Churcher Executive Committee Member
Hone Tana Executive Committee Member
Aorangi Kawiti Executive Committee Member
Linda Donaldson Executive Committee Member
Motion that the nominations are accepted
Moved: Aorangi Kawiti Seconded: Ann Patrick Carried unanimously

General Business

Alan Martin on behalf of the Conservation Board reported on the organisation’s priorities: Kauri die-back, saving the kereru, saving the kiwi; praised work at Whangarei Quarry Gardens - ideal to visit. Gina Williams talked on how we can all do our bit when we visit the spit; check that not carrying ants on your backpack, shoes are free of seeds.
Judy Gilbert expressed concern that people might be carrying pinecones away from the Sandspit. Their seeds spread by wind whereas if they are left on the ground their seeds will not spread.
Jim thanked committee members for a year with much progress, including the unique contributions of Hone and Aorangi. Special thanks to Sophie Edwards for her ongoing support and to outgoing committee member Loren Hope for her fantastic work on EarthEd including the school rubbish audit after the beachcombing collection.

Hone closed the meeting with a Karakia.
Meeting closed 12.30pm

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Multimillion-dollar old hospital development 'paused' PDF Print
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Written by Tommy Livingstone, Dominion Post   
Monday, 24 October 2016

Some new information about the land that the bulk of the sandspit was swapped for, in a deal arranged between the...

Posted by Ngunguru Sandspit Protection Society on Monday, 24 October 2016

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