Waiheke Island Historical Society Newsmail
March 2013

Greetings to all lovers of Waiheke history!

The History Quiz
You 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
As you 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 secure.

Annual subscriptions are due
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 your name.

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!