The Motuora Restoration Society’s AGM
to be held on
Sunday, 28th May 2017
at Red Cross Hall, 33a Silverdale St,
Silverdale at 1.30 p.m. (Opposite St Johns Hall)
Minutes of May 2016 AGM
Matters arising from Minutes
Chairperson’s Annual Report
Election of Officers/Committee Members*
Subscriptions for the 2017/2018 financial year
Any other business
*The officers of the Society comprise the Chairperson, Deputy Chairperson, Treasurer and Secretary, and the Constitution calls for at least two other committee members. Nominations for all these positions will be accepted by mail, to be received by the Secretary at PO Box 100132 North Shore, Auckland 0745, by Thursday 25 May 2017 Nominations will also be accepted from the floor at the meeting. All nominees, proposers and seconders must be financial members of the Society.
After the formal AGM John Stewart, MRS Chairperson, will show slides and talk about the success of the Pycroft’s Petrel translocation to Motuora.
A pdf copy of our April 2017 Newsletter can be downloadedhere.
We have an egg! On arrival on the Island on the 9th
December, Morag and Simon Fordham began with a
check of the Pycroft’s petrel burrows and found a bird
incubating an egg in box 53. The band number was
207309. This bird had spent time in box 53 last year with
its (presumed) partner 207318. If all goes well this will be our first Pycroft’s petrel chick to hatch on the Island.
Shelly Heiss-Dunlop’s photos show adult Pycroft’s petrel found in box 61 by John and Kay on 30th October 2016. It was in the same burrow last year and is a bird from the first cohort brought to Motuora as a chick in 2012.
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We have a chick!When Morag and Simon moved on to
the fluttering shearwater boxes they discovered that the
egg found by John and Kay in October in box 7 has
hatched. Sadly, an egg in box 1 seems to have
disappeared. However, it’s good that box 7 is going
well as that one is in the new area we opened up last
year hoping to tempt the birds away from the
dangerous cliff-top sites.
Last Newsletter for 2016
The Motuora Restoration Society’s December Newsletter can be downloaded from here. We are delighted to be one of the recipients of the inaugural award from the international Society for Ecological Restoration for restoration excellence.
Some pictures and notes from Liz Norquay (MRS Secretary) of the workday on Sunday July 3rd: After frosty start the day was glorious – sunny and flat calm. What a relief it was to have a day without weather worries! … Continue reading →
The Annual General Meeting of the Motuora Restoration Society was held in the St John Ambulance Hall, Silverdale on Sunday 29th May 2016. As both Ray Lowe and Kit Brown, the long-serving Chair and Secretary of the Motuora Restoration Society, decided to step down from these roles during the past year John Stewart was formally elected the new Chairperson and Liz Norquay the new Secretary. Roger Harker was newly elected to the committee and Les Buckton, Colin Cordes, Kevin Hawkins, Helen Lindsay, Lakshmanan Nataraj, and Bruce Ross were reelected.
John Stewart, as acting Chairperson presented the 2015-16 Annual Report. A pdf copy is available here: Chairperson’s Report
The AGM concluded with Manu Barry presenting information about Duvacel Geckos.
All members and contacts on our database are reminded that we need to update your details so please reply to our letters and e-mails. You can renew your membership or join the Society by e-mail: email@example.com or write to us at:
Membership Secretary, PO Box 100-132, NSMC, Auckland, 0745
Manu Barry talking about Duvacel Geckos at 2016 AGM
*The officers of the Society comprise the Chairperson, Deputy Chairperson, Treasurer and Secretary, and the Constitution calls for at lease two other committee members. Nominations for all these positions will be accepted by mail, to be received by Thursday 26th May 2016. Nominations will also be accepted from the floor of the meeting. All nominees, proposers and seconders must be financial members of the Society.
After the formal part of the meeting, there will be a presentation about reptiles on Motuora by Dr Manuela Barry of Massey University.