Finding out about the Brynderwyn Bypass!

August 15, 2017

NZTA held a series of public open days at Kaiwaka, Mata and Whangarei to reveal their plans for the Whangarei to Te Hana four-laning project.  Prior to these events, they had advertised the events in the Northern Advocate and used the postal service to deliver flyers to a limited number…

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Tell the world!

August 22, 2017

Announcement Date: August 22, 2017 Jo Floyd contacted the Northern Advocate.  They sent reporter Danica MacLean out to meet a number of us who were able to meet on a Tuesday afternoon at short notice.  Link to the article: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/northern-advocate/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503450&objectid=11908393 This was the first time most of us we had…

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Inaugural Meeting

August 26, 2017

The inaugural meeting of the Brooks Road Community Group (later changed to Brooks Area Community Group) was held in the Waipu Coronation Hall.  The purpose of the meeting was to inform the community about NZTA’s plans to construct a Brynderwyn Bypass and potentially form a group.  Jim Sephton and Ida…

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First Committee (active members) meeting

August 31, 2017

At the inaugural meeting on 26 August, 22 people had indicated that they wished to the “active” members.  The first meeting was held on 31st August and initial crucial roles decided. Following on from this meeting, the committee generally met weekly.

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Community feedback meeting

September 9, 2017

People who had expressed their interest in being kept up to date were invited to this meeting at the Waipu RSA.  The purpose of the meeting was to update people on what the active group had been doing; most importantly getting organised and becoming an incorporated society.

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BACG joins the Brynderwyn Hills SH1 Alliance

October 4, 2017

  At the committee meeting held on 4 October, the committee decided to join the Alliance.  The purpose of the Alliance is to present a united face to NZTA and act as a conduit between NZTA the community and businesses.

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BACG is incorporated

October 9, 2017

  The Brooks Area Community Group became incorporated!  After that, membership was invited to previous contacts.

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Alliance meet NZTA

October 11, 2017

  Members of the newly formed Alliance met NZTA in Auckland.  One of the main purposes of the meeting was to form a Memorandum of Understanding with NZTA.  NZTA was not prepared to enter into an MOU at this stage, however, they agreed to a workshop with the Alliance.  The…

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BACG incorporated foundation meeting

October 14, 2017

The foundation meeting was held on 14 October 2017 at the Coronation Hall, Waipu.  The temporary committee resigned, and a new committee elected.  The committee will reside until the BACG AGM in April 2018. Members may view minutes of the meeting here

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First elected committee meeting

October 25, 2017

The first meeting of the elected committee was held on 25 October.  At this meeting, key roles and actions were decided. Members may review the minutes here

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