Waiheke Island Historical Society
Greetings to all lovers of Waiheke
The History Quiz
may have seen ads in the Gulf News and
Marketplace about our upcoming history
trivia quiz. Please come -- it's tonight! (Saturday, 2 March, 7PM at
the Onetangi Hall.) Alan Knight will be our quizmaster, and we guarantee a
fun night for all, no matter what your final score may be. Nibbles will be
provided, and you can bring your own beverages. Entry $5 per person; all
proceeds go to the Historical Society. Form your own team (up to six
people), or just show up and join one.
AGM on 6 April
Our Annual General Meeting
will be held at 2PM on Saturday, 6 April 2013. Society officers will
report on the past year; elections for this year's officers will be held; and
our guest speaker will be Faye Storer, on the history of local governance on
Waiheke. Refreshments will be served.
Decision on the Rangihoua Reserve
have probably heard, Council has made its determination on the question of
leases in Rangihoua Park, of which the Historical Society holds one. We
are grateful that the decision has confirmed the Society's tenancy over the
Museum grounds, on essentially the same terms as were in the 2007 lease that was
ruled invalid last year. We should like to thank everyone who made
submissions on the Society's behalf during the consultation period. The
four Reserve leases must still obtain approval by the Minister of Conservation,
but we are confident that our position on Onetangi Straight is now
Annual subscriptions are
If you have not paid your 2013 annual dues, please do so
now. Subs are $20 per annum. You can post a cheque to P O Box 206,
Ostend, Waiheke Island 1843; pay at the Museum during opening hours; or pay by
Internet banking into ASB account 12-3011-0960967-00, reference WIHS and quoting
with all volunteer organisations, the Historical Society is always looking to
get its members involved. Would you like to join a great bunch of people
in preserving and presenting Waiheke's unique history? Here are some ways
you can do that:
- Be a Museum host. The Museum
is open from noon to 4PM on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, as well as on
public holiday Mondays, and we always need volunteers for Museum duty.
We'd be happy to show you the ropes once or twice, then you're ready to go!
- Join the Committee. The
Historical Society normally has a Committee of eight or so active volunteers,
who run the Society and Museum on a day-to-day basis. Would you like to
become more involved?
- Event ideas. We love to
engage the Waiheke community in our efforts to preserve and enjoy our
heritage. What would you like to see, or do?
- Help with fundraising. The
Society's subscriptions and visitor donations do not quite cover ongoing costs
of rental, upkeep and utilities. Have you got fundraising ideas that
might assist us in making ends meet? (See the History Quiz, above, for
- Help with the Taonga Heritage
Garden. Whether you've got a green thumb or a pink, brown or
orange one, come to one of our mucking-in sessions.
If any of these ideas strikes your fancy, get in touch:
- Ring the Museum on 09 372 2970 during opening hours, or Judith on 09 372
- Come to the Museum during opening hours.
- Come to our AGM at 2PM on Saturday, 6 April.
- Speak to any member of the Committee.
- E-mail us at email@example.com.
- Write to us at P O Box 206, Ostend, Waiheke Island 1843.
Hope to see you soon!