Christmas and the New Year are fast approaching, time just seems to go faster and faster!
Christmas Get Together
Wednesday 11th of December
Marine Rescue Centre
Mechanics Bay @ 7.30pm
A chance to get together before the hustle and bustle of Xmas. No speakers or elections, just a drink, a bite to eat and good conversation with people who think Rangitoto is a special place. Please bring a plate, something special to drink or a donation.
Tea and Coffee provided. Kevyn Male's new book signed by him will be raffled on night. Please come and celebrate with other members the successes and disappointments of an extremely busy year.
Throughout the year the Trust has been extremely fortunate to have had a number of generous donations. Starting with Auckland Glass, Dimond and Wattyl and just recently a significant amount of timber sourced through a member. Without these donations the Trust would find it extremely difficult to continue the work we have started.
We have had other generous donations this year, a computer, envelopes, stamps, filing cabinets, curtains, paper, all sorts of things and of course peoples precious time. Shirley has been keeping a record of this and the total is over $52000 when converted into a dollar value!
2003 Working Bee Schedule
Dec 7th (1030) Jan 18th (0814)
Feb 15th (0657) Mar 15th (0526)
Apr 19th (0912) May 17th (0758)
Jun 21st (1246) Jul 19th (1128)
Aug 16th (1016) Sep 20th (1358)
Oct 18th (1327) Nov 15th (1216)
For those that have their own transport high tides have been given. Any cancellations will be on Newstalk 1ZB before the first ferry sailing. There will be times when additional working bees will be needed to complete a scheduled job. So to all members who may occasionally have a day to spare we would love to have your company. Not every job requires a special skill; we have a range of tasks both inside and outside that just require time.
Even with all the generous donations we still need various bits and pieces. Allan has compiled the list below that is needed to almost complete Bach 38.
60' 4x2 H3, 60' 3x2 H3, 4 sheets 2400x1200x12mm tanalised plywood, 74' 50x25 top capping, 20' 150x25 barge board, 28' 8x1 barge board, flashings & fasteners, 73 lengths of 100x25x3150 T&G flooring preferably rimu, 4x 15" T hinges, safe lock, safe door knob, screws, 9x54"x3.5 T&G, 10' 4x4 H3, Nails: jolthead - 100, 75 & 50mm; flathead - 60, 50 & 40mm. Paint: interior/exterior undercoat, interior finish, exterior white, polyurethane satin, grey concrete, weatherboard primer & finishing and roof paint. 3 bags cement, scrubbing brush, squeezy mop, soft broom, exterior broom, paint scrapers and cleaning materials.
If you have anything, give Allan a ring and he will arrange collection.
John Walsh has been working hard on this project and letters have gone out for the consultation part of the permit requirements. We hope to meet with DoC representatives before Xmas and put the final touches to the document, tie up any loose ends and put it in for processing.
It was with a great sadness we heard that Grace Wells passed away recently. Our condolences to her family and friends. Grace was a long-time leaseholder at Rangitoto Wharf and well-known identity.
Project Crimson is opening a 'Crimson Trail' on Rangitoto Island on the 14th December. Crimson Trails are a series of walks throughout the North and South Islands designed to encourage Kiwis to get out and enjoy NZ's native Christmas Trees, the pohutukawa and rata. We applaud Project Crimson on their initiatives to regenerate the pohutukawa and rata forests and wish them all the best for the Crimson Trails.
YOUR COMMITTEE - Don't hesitate to ring any of them if you have any questions, need brochures etc.
Elizabeth Andrew - 634 1398 Newsletters,
Shirley Collins - 279 9819 Treasurer,
Membership and Wharf rep,
Susan Yoffe - 445 1894 Archives,
Hilary Noall - 418 4920 Islington Bay rep,
Lois Eagles - 480 5989 Beacon End rep,
Allan Godsall - 634 0161 Maintenance,
John Walsh - 844 8875 Chairman,
Jim Mason - 4466228 Patron.
The competition held Labour Weekend was postponed due to extremely inclement weather and those who did go fishing caught NOTHING! So you have a second chance on
Tuesday 31st December
Start Time: 10am sharp.
Finish Time: 12 noon sharp.
Judging: 12.30pm followed by lunch.
Auction: All fish will be auctioned.
Rules: Two lines per person.
Fishing between Iliomana Light and Target Point only. If using a boat must have appropriate lifejackets etc. (ARC bylaws apply). No undersized fish allowed.
Who: Members and families, friends and especially children.
What to bring for afterwards: The BBQ will be available for lunch.
Prizes: Best Story- Booby Prize; Largest Snapper- Buchanan Trophy; Longest Fish-Pennant; Most Fish- RICHT Trophy.
Children's prizes donated by 'Gone Fishin'.
Aim: To have fun, do what we used to do, involve the children and meet each other.
Wishing all our Members a Very Merry Christmas and Happy