Kumara Residents' Trust - AGM

Kumara Residents’ Trust

Annual General Meeting

7.30pm  

21st June 2018

Kumara School Library

Agenda

Apologies

Previous AGM Minutes

Chairpersons Report

Financial Report

Election of Trustees

Election of Chair, Secretary & Treasurer

General Business:

-Membership update

List of Nominations received:

Fiona Pollard
Karen Wafer
Terry Duthie
Antje Wahlberg
Ursula Acker
Raymond Lee
Julie Rowe
Deb Patterson
Nicky Calcott

General Meeting to follow

 Agenda

 Action Log Updates

General Business

Correspondence

Kumara Chinese Reserve *update*

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.

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Tourism Infrastructure Fund - Kumara

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 krtreasurer@gmail.com 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

Chinese Miners Reserve - Wellington Fundraiser

Successful fundraiser for the Chinese Miners Memorial Reserve

The Wellington event was hosted by the NZ Chinese History & Cultural Assn (NZCHCA) for our Chinese Reserve project.  It was a very successful event and we are both humbled and encouraged by the event.

It was well attended (180+), with VIP's including Deputy PM Paula Bennett, Speaker of the House David Carter, other MP's including Maureen Pugh, Chinese VIP's including representatives of the Chinese Embassy and NZCHCA Chairman Steven Wong and our Mayor Bruce Smith. 

Our project was represented by Chair KRT Julie Rowe, Fiona Pollard Project Manager, Erin Diao (Chris Glasson landscape Architect) and Mike Keenan as our Community Development Officer who is supporting and helping us to develop the key relationships locally & within Chinese community.

The event has raised the profile of our project, it is definitely of national interest, not just local.  It is acknowledged within the Chinese community as being very special and significant project. 

This is our 2nd fundraiser with the NZCHCA and it is strengthen our working relationship and partnership with this Association. We are waiting for confirmation about how much the evening raised and our next fundraiser will be in Christchurch in Spring.

Chinese Miners Memorial Reserve UPDATE

KRT presented to Westland District Council at their meeting of 29 September, with the outcome of the Council resolving to allocate $150k for the Chinese Miners Memorial Reserve project from the Kumara Endowment Fund. We are happy with the result as it confirms the Council's support and allows us to maintain our momentum with this project.

KRT AGM Agenda Thursday 3 November

Kumara Residents Trust

AGM

Thursday 3rd November 2016

7.30pm @ Kumara Memorial Hall

Agenda

Apologies

Previous AGM Minutes

Chairpersons Report

Financial Report

Election of Trustees

Election of Chair, Secretary & Treasurer

General Business
-membership update

List of Nominations received:

Fiona Pollard, Phyllis Stuart, Terry Duthie Karen Wafer, Ursula Acker, Donald Bills, Julie Rowe, Raymond Lee, Hannah Fitzgibbon

Kumara Residents Trust AGM

7.30pm Thursday 3rd November 2016

@ Kumara Memorial Hall

Election/Re-election of (up to 10) Trustees and positions of Chair, Secretary & Treasurer. Nominations for Trustees can be put forward and seconded by registered KRT members and must be received in writing  by 27th October 2016.

 

For a nomination form:

Contact Julie Ph: 03 7369939

or Email: julsmtns@yahoo.com

 

or C/- 8 Seddon Street Kumara

KRT’s fundraising with the Chinese Community is going nationwide!

In September, KRT was busy promoting the Chinese Miners Memorial Reserve and fundraising with the Chinese Community in Christchurch and Auckland.

Firstly with the Christchurch Zhonghua Chinese Soc and then in Auckland with the New Zealand Chinese History & Culture Assn. 

We are both humbled and encouraged by their generous support.  It is great to have them a part of our project.

Kumara Residents Trust. 

KRT General Meeting

Hi All-

The next Kumara Residents' Trust general meeting will be at  7.30pm on Thursday 15th September at the Theatre Royal (in Hector's Room)

Please see the attached:

Agenda
Previous meeting minutes
Updated action log

As always, everyone is welcome so please do invite anyone you know who's keen to get involved.

Look forward to see you there : )

Cheers,

Julie Rowe

 

Chinese Miners Memorial Reserve *Update*

On Friday the 8th July 2016 a group of 8 Chinese representations from NZ Guangdong & NZ Jiangmen Association’s from Auckland visited both the Kumara & Ross Chinese Miners Memorial Reserve garden sites to get a better understanding of what is being planned and build.

It was the groups first visit to Westland and they were impressed with the two site locations.

A fundraising dinner was held in Christchurch on the Saturday night with both the Auckland & Christchurch Guangdong Association members with $2500 raised.

Both Auckland & Christchurch Guangdong Association group members will look for a joint fundraising opportunity's to support the twoChinese gardens.

Mike Keenan
CDO Ross & Kumara

Auckland members of the Guangdong Association from left to right: Mrs Jinming Chen / Biddy Manera Secretary WRENIS group from Ross/  Jinming Chen / Mike Keenan CDO for Kumara & Ross towns / Angela Tong / Richard Zhao Secretary General of NZ Guangdong and NZ Jiangmen Association /Liang Yongkang

Auckland members of the Guangdong Association from left to right:
Mrs Jinming Chen / Biddy Manera Secretary WRENIS group from Ross/  Jinming Chen / Mike Keenan CDO for Kumara & Ross towns / Angela Tong / Richard Zhao Secretary General of NZ Guangdong and NZ Jiangmen Association /Liang Yongkang

Outside the Kumara Chinese Miners Memorial Reserve Garden from left to right: Richard Zhao secretary General of NZ Guangdong Chamber,and also NZ Jiangmen Association / Mr Lin / Mike Keenan CDO Kumara & Ross towns / Ms Tong Vice Chairperson of NZ Guangdong Chamber/ Mr Jinming Chen / Mrs Chen / Liang Yougkang

Outside the Kumara Chinese Miners Memorial Reserve Garden from left to right:
Richard Zhao secretary General of NZ Guangdong Chamber,and also NZ Jiangmen Association / Mr Lin / Mike Keenan CDO Kumara & Ross towns / Ms Tong Vice Chairperson of NZ Guangdong Chamber/ Mr Jinming Chen / Mrs Chen / Liang Yougkang

KRT Strategy Document

Hello Dear KRT Members,

We are updating our Strategy Document as our current one is outdated- we've accomplished heaps since the last one!  Please come along to a meeting at 7.30pm on Thursday 2nd June at the Theatre Royal to give your feedback and expertise in helping to make our new Strategy Document rock.

Please contact Julie julesmtns@yahoo.com for a draft copy of the strategy document. 

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 : )

Cheers,
Julie

Kumara Chinese concept plan revealed! ...and the KRT needs your feedback...

Have you seen the concept design for the Kumara Chinese Miners Memorial Reserve?

Well here it is!

Concept Design

The Kumara Residents Trust needs your feedback!

Please take part in the following survey:

Chinese Miners Memorial Reserve Survey