Waiheke Island Historical Society Newsmail
November 2012

Greetings to all lovers of Waiheke history!

Council submissions
As you have probably heard, we are in the midst of the period for submissions to Council regarding the three leases at Rangihoua Park.  Since the Historical Society holds one of the leases, it's important that Council knows your opinion about them.

In the Society's own submission, we make the following points:

Would you consider making a personal submission to Council in support of the above points?  It would be helpful if as many people as possible expressed their support for the Museum and the Historical Society, emphasising what the Museum means to them and to the community (repository for island artifacts, archives and photographs; documentation for scholarly historical and genealogical research; tourist attraction; resource for local schools and iwi).

If you wish to make a submission, it must be done by post, not by the web or E-mail, and it must be received by Sarah Mossman, the Council policy analyst in charge, by Friday, 30 November 2012.
Submissions must be posted to:

Sarah Mossman
Principal Policy Analyst
Auckland Council
Private Bag 92300
Victoria St West
Auckland 1142

Remember to allow enough time for postal delivery by next Friday at the latest.

One other point:  If you have strong feelings about the other two leases presently being notified (the Golf Club and the Riding Club), by all means express your views in your submission.  But note that the Historical Society has taken great care not to become embroiled in the sometimes heated controversies between the other two clubs, so please ensure that your views are identified as your own.

In other news:

What's new on the website?
If you haven't visited the Historical Society's website at http://www.waihekemuseum.org.nz lately, have a look at some of the new items in the 'History Buffs' section:
Suggestions and contributions to the website are always welcome.

Volunteers sought
As 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:

If any of these ideas strikes your fancy, get in touch:

Hope to see you soon!