Kumara Residents’ Trust
Annual General Meeting
21st June 2018
Kumara School Library
Previous AGM Minutes
Election of Trustees
Election of Chair, Secretary & Treasurer
List of Nominations received:
General Meeting to follow
Action Log Updates
Kumara Chinese Reserve Update – Work has started on site & a $5000 donation!
In a major milestone for the Kumara Chinese Reserve, the first contract has been awarded to Westroads (Greymouth). Civil works to do the ground excavation and fill, as well as formation of the contours of the garden has commenced and is expected to be completed mid June 2018.
After all our hard work with planning, design work and fundraising, it is exciting to reach this milestone together with our partners and see work finally commencing on the ground. By the end of the contract, we will be able to walk around the reserve and see the actual garden shape, paths, garden zones etc which will finally make the reserve a reality.
In another boost to the project, it is exciting and we are grateful to have received a significant donation of $5000 from a local family to be used to fund a table and chair set. There have now been several local families who have donated either land or funds for this project, which shows the local connection with the project. There are other opportunities for local families or groups to donate to the project for either specific items, or just generally for the construction of the garden.
Entries close 31 May
We want to celebrate your community’s volunteers and have $150,000 up for grabs across 26 eligible regions!
Entries close 31 May for the 2018 Trustpower Community Awards, and we thought you might know of a group (or another group) worth shouting about.
Whether it's a group dedicated to improving health and well-being, an environmental group, an iwi group, a sports, culture or arts club, or just a group of friendly neighbours who get together to help out; if they have volunteers and make our communities a better place to be, we want to hear about them.
It's quick and easy to enter online, and everyone who enters a group will go in the draw to win one of six $500 Prezzy Cards.*
Do your bit for your community in two minutes — enter a group today.
P.S. We're sorry if you've received this email and your group isn't based in one of our eligible regions.
However, if your group does complete work within an eligible region, we're able to accept your entry. Please be sure to include specific information about your group’s work in that particular location for the judges to consider.
Tourism Infrastructure Fund (TIF)
The Westland District Council is applying to the Government Tourism Infrastructure Fund (TIF), and it’s time to gather the community support for the “Kumara Application Package”. Click here to see presentation.
Kumara package includes:
1. Kumara Sportsground – existing car park and toilet upgrade
2. Upgrade to Taylors Hill car park (as per Chinese Miners' Memorial Reserve resource consent)
3. Bike racks (sportsground and potentially other sites)
11th April 2018 – Flyer/submission form dropped off in your letterbox
16th April 2018 - Public meeting, 7.30pm at Kumara School
20th April 2018 - Closing date for feedback – email to firstname.lastname@example.org or return flyer to the Kumara Hall mailbox.
“Thank you for your feedback as we do our bit to help cater for our high number of visitors.”
Julie Rowe, Chair of Kumara Residents Trust & Murray Stuart, Chair of Sportsground Committee
Check out what's happening at the Dam- Won't be long now till the toilet block is installed! Thanks Westland District Council and the mid-sized tourism facilities fund : )
No more poo-picking from the bush this year...
Wohoooo! The weather is finally beginning to feel like summer and we have a clear result from ourwater testing so it is time to open our pool!
To celebrate this wonderful event we are inviting the Kumara community along for a swim from 4.30 to 5.30pm this Thursday evening.
This swim will be followed by a community picnic on our back field (byo picnic) which will be supported by a sausage sizzle run by our Friends of the School group (sausages $2 each). We are looking forward to celebrating the start of our summer swimming season with you all. Pool keys will be available for sale at this event. (Please note anyone who wishes to swim after 5:30pm will need to be with a pool key holder, and any one under the age of 16 years will need to be supervised by an adult from this time.)
N.B. School swimming will then begin on Friday so please remember to send along your child’s togs, towel and swimming bag.