A newsletter to read again and again with the best news the Trust has had so far - so read on
The Trust would like to say another very big thank you to Jenkin Timber Ltd who continues to donate specialised timber for the restoration of Bach 38. And to Marley Rainwater Systems who have donated water collection and grey waste systems for Bach 38 a VERY BIG THANKYOU. Look on the signboard outside Bach 38 for the names of companies and individuals who have sponsored our work.
Oxford Charitable Trust
Thank you to the Oxford Charitable Trust for their generous donation of $2000 towards the Trusts purchase of a computer system for membership records and accounts and a scanner needed for archiving 35mm film and negatives, old photos and documents.
You will have noticed that your newsletter came in a community post envelope. Thank you to NZ Post for the donation of 200 post paid envelopes towards our communication expenses.
Extra special working bee - October 10th to 18th.
We have the materials and contracted some expert help so we are planning to have a week long working bee.
The tank stand and tanks and spouting will be done before the pohutukawa blooms. The missing sections of floor and parts of the kitchen ceiling will be repaired. The bach will be rewired, back door safety rail replaced and the chimney checked.
Members are invited to come and spend a day onsite during the week; there is plenty to do with both big and small jobs.
Ring Allan for more details.
Time will be made to get into practice for the annual fishing competition.
We have the funding and a very willing volunteer in Andy Heyward and now a brand new website. www.rangitoto.org is the new address, put it on your favourites list. Andy is keen to get feedback and submissions so please take a look.
All working bee dates, wanted materials, heritage pages and newsletters are available online. Future developments will include education pages in a downloadable format and more of our archives.
Look out for a 4th of August copy of the New Zealand Womans Weekly, in it is an article about Andy and his home town of Haumoana.
Last scheduled working bees for 2003
Oct 18th (1327)
Nov 15th (1216)
If the weather is totally obnoxious and you are unsure of whether the working bee is on - please ring Allan to confirm (634 0161 - leave a message with Anne).
Don't forget the Bach is open to the public on the third Sunday of the month and whenever we have a working bee. - look out for the new signboard near the wharf on open days. Come and have a look.
A special thanks to all those who turned up and cleaned Bach 38 for our special visitors and to DoC staff for removing the rubbish to a central collecting point for our next big clean up.
The Trust would like to pass on its condolences to the family and friends of Di Stewart and Stella Francis. Di as a heritage advisor and member of the Civic Trust helped our Trust during its initial formation and Stella as the Auckland Regional Conservator bought many of the parties together for discussions during the early years. Heritage has lost two dedicated people.
Rakes both leaf and standard, shovels, spades, yard broom, wheelbarrows, bayonet lamp fittings, bunk beds, mattresses and bedding and a couple of smaller bookshelves.
We would like to thank Paul Mahoney for being such a wonderful speaker at our AGM. His selection of photos and stories were enlightening and reinforced the course of action we are following to fulfil the Trust objectives.
National Historic Heritage Workshop
Jointly run by the Department of Conservation and the New Zealand Historic Places Trust the theme this year is "sharing our success stories to improve heritage outcomes". To be held at the Auckland Art Gallery from Tuesday 11th to Thursday 12th November, for further information ring Susan or Elizabeth.
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 - 443 5536 Beacon End rep,
Allan Godsall - 634 0161 Maintenance,
John Walsh - 811 8875 Chairman,
Jim Mason - 446 6228 Patron.
The next newsletter will have more details about the fishing competition, working bees for next year and more detail about the Trusts future plans.
Rainforest Express Trip
Saturday 11th October
Start: 1.40pm for trip briefing (gate locked at 1.50pm)
After the trip: visit Arataki Visitor Centre for:-video presentation on Waitakere Ranges (20mins)- light meal (bring finger food and drink)
Fare: $20 per adult (33 places available) $10 per child (10 places available)
Payment ASAP to:
1332 Huia Road, Huia
Send a self-addressed envelope with your cheque so that a map can be posted back as confirmation.