by Alan Preston

Kia ora to all Ratepayers and Residents and their representatives on the Kapiti Coast.

At a conference of representatives of Ratepayers and Residents’ Associations from all around New Zealand held in Nelson over the weekend of 10-11 November 2018, a commitment to establish The Federation of Ratepayers Associations of New Zealand (“Ratepayers NZ”) was confirmed.

The steering committee that was appointed at Nelson is now inviting representatives of Ratepayers and Residents Associations to attend the Inaugural meeting of The Federation of Ratepayer Associations of New Zealand  from 1 p.m. on Saturday 23 March 2019  in north-west Auckland at the Massey Birdwood Settlers Hall at 2 Redhills Road, Massey31 km from Auckland airport.

The Agenda will include:

  • discussing, formalising and adopting  a Constitution or Rules of the Federation,
  • formalising the structure of the organisation as an Incorporated Society
  • the appointment of a governance group / nominations to the officer positions (Chair, Secretary and Treasurer) and Committee

Any minor additions or changes to the Agenda will be viewable in the online version and we’ll send out another e-mail if any significant changes are made.

We will have Wifi access so it will be possible for those of you who can not travel to make it to the meeting to participate by Skype. (search for : Ratepayers Residents in Skype or click on in the Google Chrome or Microsoft edge).

A discounted rate for accommodation at the nearby Quality Hotel Lincoln Green can be arranged by calling John Riddell  (who is providing the hall) on 0274 779750.

RSVP: Please let us know by replying by e-mail ( whether your group will be sending a representative and we encourage you to forward this message on through to your members and to others who may be interested.

To see interviews and video of some of the talks given by guest speakers at the conference in Nelson, click here

If you need to print out the pdf files of the Agenda, Draft Constitution and Rules, they are attached to the bottom of the pages on our website which can be accessed by clicking on the links above.

Thank you and look forward to meeting you at the conference.

Alan Preston in Mangawhai for the steering committee. (Mobile: 02102377242)