November Committee Meeting

held on Saturday 2nd November 2019 at 11am at Angel Louise Seddon street Raetihi

Meeting opened at 11am by Chairman Gavin Brown

Present: Bob McIntyre,Graeme Moffatt, Jim Parnell, Alan Donald, Gavin Brown, Lesley Brown, Winston Oliver, Bruce Sandford and special guest Lynley Twyman (MTS and Timber Trail)


Colin West, Val Stratford, Dave Porritt, Graham Hardwidge, Tom Mowat, Peter Dyer, Graham West and Steve Ross. These were read and moved by Alan Donald seconded by Graeme Moffatt

Minutes from previous meeting;

These were read, Gavin reading out the main points of interest.

Matters arising from the minutes;

Graeme Moffatt pointed out that he had donated a projector to the club in conjunction with the screen.

The minutes were passed as read and accepted


Updates from Mountains to sea from Lynley Twyman

Friends of the Wanganui River Newsletter

Graeme Moffatt suggested we send a letter to DOC with our disappointment on their attendance at meetings, and pointed out we are getting no co-operation from them at all. This to be sent to DOC office higher up. (Damien O Connor)

Moved by Graeme Moffatt and seconded by Alan Donald

Financial Report:

The Charity Auction report was read out. Made a total of $7341.00 on the day

Alan Donald moved we make a donation of $200.00 to the Waimarino A & P Ass. For the power and use of the produce shed for the auction.

Auction accounts already paid are; Eftpos machine $115.00 Hire-age

Ruapehu Bulletin $235.22 Advertising

Lesley Brown $ 84.80 Goods sold less commission

Bernice Frost $ 96.80 Goods Sold less commission

Advertising on Radio was FREE

Still to Pay ; Ruapehu Bulletin $239.20 Advertising in Chronicle

Brown Livestock Ltd $ 61.85 Sheet of Ply for sign

Alan Donald said Bank Balance as of 2/11/2019 was $ 9679.65

Financials were moved by Bob McIntyre and seconded by Graeme Moffatt

General Business:

Gavin introduced and welcomed Lynley Twyman to the meeting. Lynley is a marketing director and is involved with the Mountains to Sea and the Timber Trail.

Auction: This was a big job with over 180 lots put up for sale.

Gavin, Lesley Phill and Chris did a lot of work collecting and organising these lots

A letter to be sent to Keith Wilsher our auctioneer from Wanganui who did an awesome


Sign: Graeme Moffatt had this printed in Wellington and it is now ready to be put up. Thanks

Graeme. A letter to be sent to Peter Locke (DOC) for the graphics he put together on this

Sign. Gavin suggested where this was to be put at the carpark to the track. All agreed.

Jim Parnell asked if at some stage we could put a sign at Whakahoro as well, and everyone Agreed.

Track: Diggers were down the valley at this stage doing repair work and tiding up culverts etc. A

Huge pipe was going in at Log creek. They have reformed the road from the trig to slippery

Creek and other parts as far down as Bettjemans. It was estimated that DOC had spent in

Excess of $40 thousand dollars.

Gavin had a talk to Jim Campbell (DOC) on the phone before our meeting and advised the

Proposed opening was beginning of December or a little after. It would open when the

Geotech guys have done their report.

More signs are proposed for the valley with history attached, and we would approach the

Local business to do the work. Graeme Moffatt to do a template and come back to

Committee with it. This was left in Graemes hands for the time being.

Movie Money:

Graeme Moffatt suggested we promote ourselves better to receive more money.

Maybe do trips into the valley for Families of decedents, school trips, general community

People and run some regular events in the valley.

It was put to the members present who was in agreement with the film being made and

Who was against. Graeme Moffatt said he needed $2500.00 just to get started and the

Estimated finished costs around $50 thousand, and most of that would come from grants.

Noteing all this it was pointed out that the film wont bring any money back into the

Society. No Funding meant NO FILM

Graemes friend Alex Funke was on his way back from overseas and he would be helping

With Film. It was suggested a hut in the valley a better option and it would bring in

Revenue. Concences was NO to movie., that no money would be given to G.Moffatt

For the movie.

Graeme asked maybe a loan for the money of $2000.00 instead of payment.

The meeting then passed a resolution that G.Moffatt would be loaned $2000.00 for

the movie.

Booklet: Graeme Moffatt presented the booklet he had made up of the valley and wanted put at

Various information centres and sold on the website.Gavin moved to have 50 printed and

Graeme Moffatt seconded. As the members were not really

In favour of this being funded by the society, Graeme said he would print and pay for these


Meeting closed at 11.55am

Lynley Twyman from the Mountains to sea and the Timber Trail then talked to members on her role with both these organisations and what they would mean not only to the Mangapurua but the whole country with trails and cycles, funding and regulations happening.

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