Fund raising for new accommodation under way

Work is well underway to purchase and install two new cabins which will provide dedicated overnight accommodation for our members and volunteers. The cabins will be located in the rear standing out area of the nursery which will be modified to suit.

New cabin

Funding for one of the cabins has been provided by a generous grant from the Becroft Foundation. We have also had a wonderful offer of dollar for dollar funding from one of our long-term members up to a total of $5,000. So if we can raise a matching amount that will be a total of $10,000 which will be enough to allow us to go ahead with the purchase.

Members and friends have received an e-mail appeal for donations but if you haven’t been contacted and would like to help please get in touch via mrsadmin@motuora.org.nz

AGM Motuora Restoration Society

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The Motuora Restoration Society’s Annual General Meeting 

will be held on Tuesday 28th May at 7:00 p.m. 

at the Old Library (formerly Red Cross Hall), Pioneer Village, Silverdale

AGENDA

1. Minutes of the 2018 AGM

2. Matters arising from the Minutes

3. Financial Report

4. Chairperson’s Annual Report

5. Election of Officers and Committee Members*

6. Subscriptions for the 2019/2020 year

7. Any other Business

*The officers of the Society comprise the Chairperson, Deputy Chairperson, Treasurer and Secretary, and the Constitution calls for at least two other committee members.  Nominations for all these positions will be accepted by mail, to be received by the Secretary at PO Box 100132 North Shore, North Shore City 0745, by Thursday 23 May 2019.  Nominations will also be accepted from the floor at the meeting.  All nominees, proposers and seconders must be financial members of the Society.

Workday Sunday 26/08/18

Kanuka flowering view from centre lookout. New water tanks in background.

Monitoring of seabird nests and wekapunga release sites, infill planting of maahoe (whiteywood) harakeke (flax) and tii ngahere (cabbage tree), nursery weeding and recovery of water tank piping were the tasks completed by the 13 people who water taxied to Motuora on a calm and cloudy early spring day.

Kowhai blossom Home Bay

Kowhai and Kanuka were in full flower and the bush was lush and green after a wet winter.

Water pipe recovery

As the new water tanks are in place the piping from the old water tanks was recovered with Kevin’s capable guidance. This involved locating the pipes in the Kikuyu, dragging them out and coiling it for transport to Home Bay.

Kevin ferrying the recovered pipes to Home Bay

I was disappointed to not see any Popokatea (Whiteheads) during my walk over the ridge track but I did see Magpies, Pukeko, Tui, Piwakawaka, noisy Spur Winged Plovers, California quail, and this pair of Tuturiwhatu (NZ Dotterel).

Tuturiwhatu (New Zealand Dotterel) south of Home Bay.

The new water tanks replace the broken plastic tank that stood beside the original concrete tanks. Here are two images of the old water tanks. One taken in 2004 and the other taken on this visit:

Old water tank 26/08/2018. Note the forest growth.

Original water tanks on Motuora photographed 5/09/2004

And compare these two views of the southern lookout point from the northern lookout:

Water tanks from centre lookout 26/09/04 70mm lens

View of southern lookout peak from centre lookout peak. 35mm lens

White dingy transport to water taxi.

 

 

MRS has arranged for the manufacture of ladders to facilitate disembarking and embarking to and from the water taxi at Home Bay. In the meantime we improvise using this little white dingy and Kevin’s skill and hardiness:

 

White dingy embarkation from Home Bay

Please renew your membership of the Motuora Restoration Society if you have not already done so.

MEETING TIME CHANGED: What Needs to be Done? AGM Discussion & Feedback

MEETING TIME CHANGED!

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO AN EARLIER MEETING THE AGM TIME HAS CHANGED TO 7:30PM NOT 7:00PM AS PREVIOUSLY NOTED. SAME VENUE:

RED CROSS HALL, PIONEER VILLAGE, SILVERDALE STREET, SILVERDALE (Opposite St Johns Ambulance Hall)

 

Agenda and Discussion as previously noted (see below)

What has been Achieved and What Needs Doing

After the formal business of the AGM we will have a brief presentation on how much of our current Restoration Plan has been achieved with species translocation and how much remains to be done. This will be followed by an open discussion on future priorities and how these might be achieved. This is an opportunity for members to hear about, and to have an influence on, our future direction. Please come along to our AGM and contribute to the discussion.

 

REMINDER MOTUORA RESTORATION SOCIETY AGM

The Motuora Restoration Society’s Annual General Meeting
will be held on Tuesday 29th May
Start time – 7:00 p.m.

NOW 7:30 PM
Red Cross hall, Pioneer Village, Silverdale —see map below

AGENDA

1. Minutes of the 2017 AGM
2. Matters arising from the Minutes
3. Financial Report
4. Chairperson’s Annual Report
5. Election of Officers and Committee Members*
6. Subscriptions for the 2018/2019 year
7. Any other Business

A short presentation on the work and aspirations of the Motuora Restoration Society will follow the AGM. The committee is keen to discuss our future plans and welcome members to join the committee.

*The officers of the Society comprise the Chairperson, Deputy Chairperson, Treasurer and Secretary, and the Constitution calls for at least two other committee members. Nominations for all these positions will be accepted by mail, to be received by the Secretary at PO Box 100132 North Shore, North Shore City 0745, by Thursday 22 May 2018. Nominations will also be accepted from the floor at the meeting. All nominees, proposers and seconders must be financial members of the Society.

We are keen to have new members so please feel free to attend our AGM and meet current committee members.

MRS Annual General Meeting

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The Motuora Restoration Society’s Annual General Meeting
will be held on Tuesday 29th May
Start time – 7:00 p.m.

NOW 7:30PM

Red Cross hall, Pioneer Village, Silverdale —see map below

AGENDA

1. Minutes of the 2017 AGM
2. Matters arising from the Minutes
3. Financial Report
4. Chairperson’s Annual Report
5. Election of Officers and Committee Members*
6. Subscriptions for the 2018/2019 year
7. Any other Business

*The officers of the Society comprise the Chairperson, Deputy Chairperson, Treasurer and Secretary, and the Constitution calls for at least two other committee members. Nominations for all these positions will be accepted by mail, to be received by the Secretary at PO Box 100132 North Shore, North Shore City 0745, by Thursday 22 May 2018. Nominations will also be accepted from the floor at the meeting. All nominees, proposers and seconders must be financial members of the Society.

We are keen to have new members so please feel free to attend our AGM and meet current committee members.