The following were elected to the committee for the 2020 year. John Hewitson, Chairperson; Elaine White, Treasurer; Pip Clout, Secretary; Committee: Miraz Jordan, Dominic Hayden, Gary Whitaker, Yvonne Small, Lesley-Anne Walker, Debra Betts, Patrick O’Sullivan, Glen Belsham.
Our secretary Pip Clout has joined us at a very difficult time with the onset of Covid 19. After the first meeting communications became very disjointed. Pip has done very well in getting information and passing it on to the committee.
Today the Prime Minister announced a 4 level alert system for the Covid-19 pandemic response. We are now at Level 2 which recommends high-risk people stay at home. That includes those over 70 and with health problems.
In light of that, and given that things are unlikely to return to ‘normal’ very soon we have cancelled both the Easter and Queen’s Birthday committee meetings.
We have also cancelled the anticipated hard rubbish collection.
We recommend that you keep an eye out for neighbours who may need help, take walks in the fresh air, but give people space, and reach out if you need help yourself.
Many councils around NZ are closing facilities like libraries and swimming pools — we’re very lucky to have a largely empty beach as our playground.
The following were elected to the committee for the 2019 year. John Hewitson, Chairperson; Elaine White, Treasurer; John Russell, Secretary; Miraz Jordan; Lesley-Anne Walker; Yvonne Small; Dominic Hayden; Liz Duncan; Debra Betts; Gary Whitaker; Warwick Bainbridge; John Sharp.
During the year we lost the services of John Russell due to work pressures. I would like to thank John for his work while he was with us. After a lengthy period Pip Clout has put up her hand to act as secretary. I welcome Pip on board and hope we can resolve the problem of obtaining a laptop to assist her with her communications within the committee etc.