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You're invited to the "We helped Save Ngunguru Sandspit" party PDF Print
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Written by SNS   
Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Dear Friends of Ngunguru Sandspit

The fantastic news that most of the Ngunguru Sandspit is now in “safe hands” under Crown ownership is definitely cause for celebration.

You are invited to a “We Helped Save The Ngunguru Sandspit Party” on Friday 30 September at the Ngunguru Memorial Hall from 5.30 pm until late. Its everyone’s chance to celebrate and our opportunity to thank our wonderful supporters and community.

Music and venue supplied but BYO everything else.

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Welcome the godwits PDF Print
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Written by Sophie Edwards   
Wednesday, 07 September 2011
Godwit welcome ad
 
It would be appreciated if people could bring a plate towards the morning tea.

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Celebrations PDF Print
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Written by Mary Britton   
Friday, 02 September 2011

Godwit welcome

Welcome the Godwits on Wednesday 21st of September at 9 am on the tip of the sandspit opposite Ngunguru School.

Sandspit celebration

Come to the celebration and thank-you party on 30th September at Ngunguru Hall. We will supply the music and the space. Please BYO everything else. If you have a photo we haven't seen of the sandspit, please send it in and we'll add it to our facebook wall.

People to thank

We are working on a list of all of the people we would like to thank for their help along the way in securing the sandspit in safe hands. We'd like your help to remember everyone! And there may be people who have helped and we just don't know about it. So please make your personal list of those you know have helped and send it to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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SNS / NSaPS Chairperson’s report to the 2011 AGM… PDF Print
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Written by Mary Britton, chair, Ngunguru Sandpsit Protection Society   
Thursday, 01 September 2011

Last year I reported to you on our approach which saw us supporting both the government and the landowner (formerly Landco) in their efforts to sign off on the deal which would see the Ngunguru Sandspit in safe hands.

This year our role has been to:
  • lobby local, regional and central government to secure the Ngunguru Sandspit in safe hands

  • keep our sandpsit in the “hearts and minds” of New Zealanders

  • and to educate and encourage the conservation of animal and plant life on our sandspit and in the eco system around it

I’d like to share with you some of the activities we have managed on your behalf and to acknowledge some of the key people who have made delivery on these key tasks possible.

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Minutes of NSaPS AGM and Election of Committee PDF Print
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Written by Beth Neill, SNS   
Thursday, 01 September 2011

Minutes of NSaPS AGM and Election of Committee
2 pm Saturday 13 August 2011, Ngunguru Memorial Hall


Apologies: Anneke Muijlwijk, Judi & Adrian Gilbert, Chris & Darlene Buckley Jeroen Jongejans, Sheila Mandeno, Adrian Dickie, David Climo, Scott Brooks ,Lyn Steegstra, Diane Coker and Irene Durham.
Moved: Sioux Campbell, seconded: Sophie Edwards
That the apologies are accepted


Minutes:
Moved: Sophie Edwards, seconded: Pat Heffey
That the Minutes of 28 August 2010 Annual General Meeting held at Ngunguru Memorial Hall are a true & accurate record.

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Safe hands PDF Print
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Written by Mary Britton, chairperson, Ngunguru Sandpsit Protection Society   
Thursday, 25 August 2011

Dear Friends,

Today there is some big news!

The Minister of Conservation, Kate Wilkinson came to Ngunguru at 10 am this morning to announce that the government has completed negotiations with Landco (formerly Todd Property) and that the Ngunguru Sandspit is now in the hands of the Department of Conservation.

A crowd gathered at Ngunguru, following a letter from Phil Heatley, to welcome the Minister. Some of us had an idea that this might be “IT” - the announcement we have been waiting for and working for all these years. So we did our best to get others along to “meet the minister” at short notice. We’ll have some photos for you soon.

The deal has secured almost all of the sandspit. We will post a map, showing the detail, as soon as possible. I’d like to thank you for all your support throughout this long campaign, we couldn’t have kept working for this result without your help. Just being able to back up our arguments and submissions with “over 600 friends around New Zealand and the world” has helped.

It’s not a complete “victory” as Whakairiora mountain remains in the ownership of a development company but, for today. it is a brilliant result for te whenua and for all of us who care about keeping our coastal environment beautiful and available to future generations.

What’s next? Three things/e toru nga mea:

  • we will work with Tangata Whenua and with DOC to create the kind of Trust that can care for the sandspit and keep it safe
  • we will step into a new community venture to clear pests and noxious weeds and start the business of restoration
  • we will begin a new campaign to secure Whakairiora mountain.

So, wherever you are in the world, please take a moment to pat yourselves on the back for being a part of this long campaign to save Ngunguru sandspit, a moment to celebrate with us. We look forward to seeing you, one day soon, here in Ngunguru to celebrate with you in person. Thank-you, Arohanui.

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Last Updated ( Thursday, 25 August 2011 )
 
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