Mahurangi Action Incorporated

Warkworth Town Hall Talks are all action

Wednesday night’s wonderful, wonderfully well-attended town-hall talk wasn’t supposed to happen and wouldn’t have, had Auckland Council not hired Adrian and Alex Hayward to promote the use of the Warkworth Town Hall. The same day Adrian…

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Mahurangi mussels in to save the planet

Green-lipped-mussel-reef establishment might seem an unlikely choice for a climate-change tour-de-force by the organisation that revived the Mahurangi Regatta 42 years ago this summer. But Mahurangi Action believes that the beauty of the…

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Support Mahurangi mussel action

These six quick check-the-box questions will help Mahurangi Action plan the five-year green-lipped mussel reef restoration research project. With your even modest support, by greatly leveraging other funding sources this Mahurangi-based…

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Mahurangi Action 44th annual report

Global Warming of 1.5°C will forever define 2018, the year that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change finally published a report that refrained from kicking the climate-action can ever-further down the road. Since that report, as is the…

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2018–2019 committee nominations to hand

Ahead of the 14 November annual general meeting, the following nominations have been received for Mahurangi Action Incorporated’s 2018–2019 committee: Tessa Berger (as president, incumbent) entrepreneur, Rodney Local…

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Interim river-mouth scow and mussel restoration research

At first blush the roles would appear to be impossibly disparate. One role is as a testbed for a Pūhoi River Mouth reaction ferry. The other, is as Mahurangi Action’s all-purpose scow, for everything from mussel-reef restoration research to ferrying…

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agm tagged to 14 November town-hall talk

To save dragging some of the same folk out twice in one month, Mahurangi Action is tagging its annual general meeting to next month’s Warkworth Town Hall Talk. This is not to suggest that the society is permanently abandoning its…

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Second time science mussels into the Mahurangi

The first time science brought its muscle to bear was in 2004. After ten years of studies aimed at baselining selected catchments ahead of urban development impacts, the scientists involved persuaded the former Auckland Regional Council that…

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Mahurangi Action president’s report

The planned fivefold increase in population of its tidehead town is critical to the future of the Mahurangi watershed. If, within a couple of decades, a town of more than 20 000 has an attractive, swimmable river as the hero element of a broad linear…

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Mahurangi Action 2015–2016 annual report

Since it was formed 42 years ago, Mahurangi Action has had some big wins. But not only has the 2015–2016 term of office seen the greatest number of wins in a single year, one of those wins was 42 years in the making: The decision by Watercare Services to cease the...

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Scott Homestead annual general afternoon tea Saturday

Last year’s was the culmination of a Te Muri walk and a cross-harbour ferry ride. This year’s annual general meeting will be somewhat more perfunctory, on account of it coinciding with the Mahurangi West Hall working bee and Pūhoi Fire Station Givealittle-athon....

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Mahurangi Action committee nominations open

It’s is a committee for people who detest them. In contrast to most incorporated societies, which typically meet monthly, Mahurangi Action meets continually, via the Mahurangi Magazine and email. Although committees are an integral…

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2015–2016 committee Mahurangi Action

On 2 November 2015, the following were elected as the committee of Mahurangi Action Incorporated for 2015–2016: Tessa Berger (as vice-president) entrepreneur, nominated by Cimino Cole, seconded by Hugh Gladwell; Cimino Cole (as…

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Minutes of 2015 Mahurangi Action annual general meeting

Scott Homestead Scotts Landing 7 November 2015 Meeting opened 3.22 pm 7 November 2015 Attending Tessa Berger, Jefferson Chapple, Cimino Cole, Margaret Faed, Hugh Gladwell, Joan Gordon, Michael Gordon and Sarah Ransom. Apologies Jim Dollimore, Mike Hanne, Cluny...

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Supporter opportunity to spark VP’s potential

Twenty-year-old Tessa Berger is Mahurangi Action’s best hope for the future. And that is good news for the Mahurangi, if the society’s achievements to date can be considered ‘good for the Mahurangi’. Major achievements include: causing Mahurangi Peninsula wastewater...

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Beautiful bequeathing friends of the Mahurangi

Possibly the only thing they shared was their love for the Mahurangi. One was a British-born immigrant and bomber navigator. The other, a 34th, or thereabouts, generation New Zealander, and Pukapuka postmistress. Wilfred ‘Wilf’…

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Methods of building membership in the digital age

It took the stuffing of thousands of envelops, and the licking of a like number of stamps. That, and the not inconsiderable matter of the publishing and launching of Jade River : A History of the Mahurangi, and the membership of Mahurangi…

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40 Years for Mahurangi Action’s shortest annual report

This year’s annual general meeting needs to be the society’s shortest in its 40-year history. Time and tide dictate that Mahurangi Action members expedite their formalities during the afternoon tea stop at Scott Homestead, before those celebrating the organisation’s...

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2013–2014 committee Mahurangi Action

On 3 November 2013, the following were elected as the committee of Mahurangi Action Incorporated for 2013–2014: Cimino Cole (as secretary) editor incumbent Jim Dollimore biologist incumbent Hugh Gladwell lawyer incumbent Michael Gordon (as treasurer)...

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Mahurangi Action draft minutes

Meeting Mahurangi Action Incorporated Committee Resolutions Resolutions unanimous unless otherwise noted Date Tuesday 26 February 2013 Time 5.30‍ ‍pm Start Meeting opened at 5.37‍ ‍pm Attending Cimino Cole, Michael Gordon, Mike Hanne and Burnette O’Connor...

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2012–2013 committee Mahurangi Action

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...

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Sunday 25 November 2012 annual general breakfast

Mahurangi Action Incorporated Annual General Meeting Venue Old Masonic Hall Baxter Street Warkworth Format Coffee and croissants Gold-coin koha Date Sunday 25 November 2012 Time 9.30 for 10–11am Ahead of last year’s regatta, Mahurangi Action was incorporated, to...

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Mahurangi Action beginnings

For me, at any rate, it began with a luncheon discussion, on our house deck at Scotts Landing, with David Thom, Auckland consulting engineer and member of planning and environmental bodies. A few of us had enlisted him to give advice on salvaging the remains of the...

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