kumara residents trust

Momentum in Kumara for KRT

Below outlines the results of this years Kumara Residents Trust submission to the Westland District Council’s Annual Plan process.

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Thank you everyone who contributed with this process, we are getting new rubbish bins and the grant to maintain the toilet at the sportsground has increased.  While the Greenstone Road footpath didn’t make the cut for this year, it is now top of the list for footpath upgrades in Kumara, so it’s just a matter of timing & $$.

Kumara Residents Trust welcomes the new Kumara Memorial Hall committee.  It was great that the previous public meeting facilitated by KRT resulted in a successful Kumara Memorial Hall AGM.  The Hall is a great facility for our community and it is great that there are new volunteers keen to be actively involved.  As an umbrella group for the community, KRT will continue to support this committee in their endeavours as required.  For example, KRT recently submitted (on behalf of the Hall Committee) a Community Organisation Grant (COGS) application which included funding for the Kumara Memorial Hall to cover general running expenses (insurance, power etc).  If the application is successful, KRT will work closely with the Hall Committee to administer this funding.

Fiona Pollard
Kumara Residents Trust (KRT)

Chinese Miners Memorial Reserve Update

Presentation May 2016

Fiona Pollard (KRT) and Biddy Manera (WRENIS) with the support of Mike Keenan (CDO) and Simon Tam (Dept of Corrections) met with Consulate-General Jin Zhijian, Madam Jin, Guangdong Association representatives, sponsors, donors and Department of Corrections last Saturday night in Christchurch. A presentation on the progress of the Kumara Chinese Miners Memorial Reserve was given. (see attached). Both presentations from Kumara and Ross were well received and the Chinese community are actively exploring ways to support both projects.

It was good to reflect on the progress since December 2014. We were grateful for the opportunity to strengthen the relationships and gather more support for both projects. 

Notice of Kumara Residents Trust General Meeting 19.5.16

Thursday 19th May, 7.30pm @ the Theatre Royal.

Please come along or send your apologies to fionapollard300@gmail.com.  

As always- All Welcome : )

Please find attached:

Previous KRT General Meeting Minutes
Updated Action Log
Agenda for 19.5.16 KRT General Meeting   

Please note a decision will be made at this meeting re: the proposed constitution change for the financial date (as shown in the agenda).

Look forward to seeing you there : )


Kumara Autumn Hooley!

The Kumara Residents Trust presents...

The Kumara Autumn Hooley!

Date: Friday 15th April

Family entertainment 5.30 - 8.30pm
(including Kumara School and other cultural entertainment)

Evening entertainment 9pm - midnight with the River Jesters! (check them out here on Facebook)

Where: The best place to get together on the Coast - The Kumara Memorial Hall!

There will be food and a bar operating. 

More information will follow soon. Tell your mates and come along for a unforgettable night!


Community Picnic @ Dillman's!

Hi Everyone,

As you may have read in the Goldtrails, there was a meeting last month to look at upgrading the Kapitea Reservoir picnic/car park/boat ramp area.  A link to the meeting notes is below. 

KRT will be gathering the relevant info on use, purpose etc and will develop an online survey as well as suggestion box within the community.  

At the KRT General Meeting, we decided to have a community picnic up at the dam, with a possible rubbish clean up if you're keen,  and definitely a relax with fellow Kumara folk. So please tell your neighbours and come along - all welcome.

Looking forward to an end of summer catch up!


Community Picnic at the Kapitea Reservoir (Dillman's Dam)

(the first picnic/boat/parking lot area on your left coming from Kumara)

4pm on Sunday 21st February

Please bring a plate to share : )

Kumara Chinese Miners' Memorial Reserve

The New Zealand China Friendship Society have published their January newsletter. Please scroll  to page 5 for an update on both the Ross and Kumara Reserves. 

January 2016 Newsletter



Notice of Kumara Residents Trust General Meeting 28.1.15

Hello All- Happy New Year and I do hope you all had a lovely holiday time : )  

Our first KRT General Meeting of 2015 is upon us- woo hoo!  Please come along or send your apologies to fionapollard300@gmail.com.  

As always- All Welcome : )

It's on Thursday 28th January at 7.30pm at the Kumara Memorial Hall

Please find attached:

Minutes of last meeting
Agenda for meeting
Proposed constitution changes
Current Constitution

Warm Regards,

Julie Rowe