The WCMG Annual General Meeting was held on Saturday 2nd November 2019 with the usual committee volunteers in attendance. The Chairman highlighted the main events that took place over the year. The main key points were:
- 15 ha retired in Mangatupae
- 16,000 trees planted, including 4 ha of native bush retired. We also retired 2 ha wetland and established 6,000 trees during a well-attended community planting day with over 50 participants.
- 15 ha retired on Pongaroa Station including 5 ha of native bush and the creation of a new wetland.
- We were one of the finalists in the International River Award.
- The development of an Easement for the Walkway which will be finalised in January 2020.
- Formalization of a partnership for a research project led by Beef & Lamb based around regenerative farming.
During the meeting the committee unveiled the cabinet designed and built by Chris Wilson. It is planned that the cabinet will be based at Mahia and house our awards and trophies. The cabinet (waka) will be displayed at various agencies over a period of time to showcase what our groups’ collaborative efforts can achieve.
Last year’s committee was re-elected and we look forward to the coming year’s projects and milestones.