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2012–2013 committee Mahurangi Action

by 25 Nov 2012Committee0 comments

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Friend of a Friend: Founding chairman of Friends of the Mahurangi, John Male, featured in the compilation Fairburn and Friends, in a chapter written by Beverley Simmons. image Cape Catley

On 25 November 2012, the following were elected as the committee of Mahurangi Action Incorporated for 2012‍–‍2013:

Cimino Cole (as secretary) editor nominated by Hugh Gladwell seconded by Mike Neil

Jim Dollimore biologist nominated by Cimino Cole seconded by Michael Gordon

Hugh Gladwell lawyer nominated by Cimino Cole seconded by Mike Neil

Michael Gordon (as treasurer) engineer nominated by Hugh Gladwell seconded by John Timmins

Mike Hanne academic nominated by Cimino Cole seconded by Cluny Macpherson

Temepara Morehu (as president) stevedore nominated by John Timmins seconded by Sarah Ransom

Burnette O’Connor resource planner nominated by Cimino Cole seconded by Mike Neil

Tom Walters oyster farmer nominated by Jim Dollimore seconded by Andrew Hay

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Mahurangi Action milestones mark some significant achievements

Updated 6 November 2018
Founded, as Friends of the Mahurangi
Tribunal recommends Warkworth wastewater be excluded from the Mahurangi River
Revived the Mahurangi Regatta
Supported Mahurangi West-led campaign that saw off plans to build a road to Te Muri and park up to 2000 cars behind its beach
Conducted poll on aspirations for Mahurangi in 25 years
Publication of Dr Ronald Locker’s 416-page Jade River : A History of the Mahurangi
Successful High Court defence of the public’s entitlement to access Jamieson Bay
Revival of the Mahurangi Regatta Prize-Giving Dance
Leading role in supporting Auckland Regional Council’s Mahurangi Action Plan
Mahurangi Magazine goes online
Establishment of first scientifically designed trials demonstrating that forestry-style nursery methods could slash the cost of raising indigenous plants
Leading role in developing Mahurangi Action Plan: A strategic plan for the catchment 2010–2030
With property holder, establishment of the Mahurangi Farm-Forestry Trail
Warkworth Sediment Improvements Pilot Phase I
Preservation of car-free Te Muri, forever
Culmination of 42-year bid to see council commitment to exclude Warkworth wastewater from the Mahurangi river and harbour
First Mahurangi Regatta held with new, long-term principal sponsor, Teak Construction
Submitted only proposal—for two local boards to replace the current Rodney Local Board—deemed a reasonably practicable option to Auckland’s governance arrangements
Inaugurated, with One Warkworth and supported by Mahurangi Matters, the Warkworth Town Hall Talks
Initiated, with philanthropist member, Mahurangi-based green-lipped mussel reef restoration research project
Initiated, with the Mahurangi River Restoration Trust, ‘Up the Mahu!’



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