[UPDATED 8 April 2022] This event was postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions. It is now planned to run in September 2022 at the Auckland Netball Centre. We’ll update you as dates, etc are finalised or contact the organiser for more information (see below).
Come along on Saturday 30 October to the Auckland Netball Centre and see dozens of charities exhibiting in a trade-show-style event, much like the traditional expos for boating, for babies, or for food & wine.
Visitors can wander around chatting with folks at the displays by Health groups, Service groups, Environmental groups and others and get a feel for the local “volunteering landscape” – a rare opportunity to see it all in one place.
The event is FREE – free to visit on the day, and free for groups to Exhibit. These groups are not asking for your money – just your time. What you get in return will be the things most volunteers get – feelings of personal satisfaction, usefulness, and connection with your community.
Why a Volunteer Expo?
Volunteers are a quiet lot. They just get on with it, and we rarely hear anything about their service to the community. However admirable, it means that people considering volunteering for the first time can spend a bit of time discovering where volunteer opportunities might be in their local area.
That is why the Ōrākei Local Board is funding a community-led Volunteer Expo event. They understand that volunteers are more connected to others, and that a more connected community is a healthier community – for everyone.
- When: Saturday 30 October, 10 am–2 pm
- Where: Auckland Netball Centre, 7 Allison Ferguson Drive, St Johns
- Free parking, free entry for everyone, visitors and exhibitors
- Details: Visit www.orakeivolunteerexpo.nz for full details.
COVID-19 Update: If Auckland has not moved to Level 1 by late October the event will be postponed to a later date.
POSTPONED due to COVID. Check in again for new date.
The Annual General Meeting of the Stonefields Residents Association Incorporated
Time: 1:45 for 2:00–4.00 pm, Sunday 22 August 2021
Place: Stonefields School Hall
Come along for an update on your local community. Join us afterwards for a drink and chat with our guests, new committee and fellow residents.
- Simon O’Connor, MP for Tāmaki
- Desley Simpson — Ōrākei Ward Councillor
- Scott Milne — Chairman, Ōrākei Local Board
- Nigel McKenna — CEO, Templeton Group (Stonefields developer)
The meeting is open to all residents of Stonefields.
However, to vote, you will need to join which is free. The easiest way to do this is to fill in our online membership form.
You can also join at the AGM but please arrive 10–15 minutes early to provide time to join up and register.
Here’s a little bit about us and what we do.
Download the following documents.
- Nomination form for the Committee : (download Committee Nomination Form)
- Agenda: (download Agenda) (PDF)
- Minutes of the last AGM held on 10 November 2020 at the Stonefields Speights Ale House: (download 2020 AGM minutes) (PDF)
- Accounts 2021: (download Annual Accounts) (PDF)
The following nominations for the Committee have been received:
- Paul van Dorsten
- Andrew Bramwell
- Barry Goodey
- Martin Taylor
- Mike Crooks
- Sarah Brookman
- Christine Goodey
- Kushla Taylor
- Nicole Zhang
- Robbin Li
- Famina Ebrahim
- Rob Harman
The next few years are important for the future of Stonefields. The Ōrākei Local Board is preparing its 3-year plan and has asked the Stonefields Residents Association to assist in setting priorities and direction of decision-making for Stonefields and the wider Ōrākei area.
This is an important opportunity so please come along and express your views.
Our initial discussions have highlighted some key issues including:
- The Draft Plan for the Wetlands — when will this be adopted
- The poor maintenance of our two key assets, the Wetlands and Heritage Trail, especially the wattle and gorse infestation
- Footpath extension from bus stop in Stonefields to College Rd (opposite Market)
- General maintenance of all the playgrounds and parks is deficient
- Tree pruning in the general area
- Concerns about future development and traffic management
- Stonefields Community Hall plans and progress
Date: Thursday 27 February 2020
Venue: Auckland Netball Centre, Stonefields Ave
The Stonefields Residents Association has received a grant from the Orakei Local Board and a contribution from The John Q Team Ray White Real Estate for a special project to tidy up the berms around Stonefields.
The project involves removing wooden tree surrounds on grass berms where they are overgrown or have disintegrated, fixing those that are damaged, painting wooden surrounds, adding bark or garden mix where required, and undertaking some planting.
If you are interested in volunteering to work on this project please get in touch with SRA Committee Member Kerry Laing – 021 669 765 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A big thank you to the Orakei Local Board and John Quiambao for their support.
Who is responsible for the berms?
Auckland Transport is in charge of berms and what can be done with them. Property owners are required to mow and maintain the berms outside their properties. The Stonefields Residents Association is working within guidelines set by Auckland Transport and with assistance from the Ōrākei Local Board.
Can I help?
Yes! Contact us at email@example.com. Volunteers welcome.
Will all tree surrounds be upgraded?
No. A significant number (about one third) are in a poor state of repair or are neglected and overgrown. Council contractors will be removing these as resources allow. We have developed a plan for those we have identified for the project (about 350). Work will commence in early August and extend over a couple of months, depending on the number of volunteers.
Can I choose what is planted in the planter box outside my house?
At this stage, we’re focused on fixing up the planter boxes and general tidying such as weeding and bark. However, you are welcome to use the opportunity to arrange some planting of your choice, within the guidelines set by Auckland Transport (low growing plants or flowers.) We’re hoping in a later phase that we can do more to plant and beautify these areas.
Thanks to Our Sponsors
Megan Jaffe Real Estate
Ray White Remuera
All residents are invited to a briefing next week on Stonefields School, including plans for its $20 million upgrade.
The school is central to the success of Stonefields as a community so this is an excellent opportunity for residents to hear directly about its plans and to ask those burning questions. The meeting will be hosted by the Stonefields School Board of Trustees.
- Time: Wednesday 27th June, from 6.00–8.00pm
- Place: Stonefields School Hall (there will be supervision available for children in Hub 2)
Speakers will cover the role of the Board, its strategic goals for the school, the new build, and a number of other topics.
A chance to submit questions
The talk will include a question & answer segment to cover any questions residents have about the strategic direction of the school.
To help facilitate this segment the Board asks that you submit questions in advance, either:
- by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or
- using the Sli.do application, event code #V483 (instructions below for the more technically-challenged!)
As a reminder the Board is responsible for Governance and Strategy so they can’t answer questions about the day-to-day management of the school.
Please come along to this important community event
We are fortunate to have a highly-regarded school at the heart of our community. This is a great opportunity for residents to find out about their school’s longer term plans, to ask questions and offer feedback as a new phase in the school’s development gets underway.
How to submit question using the Sli.do app:
- Download Sli.do App from the App Store or Google Play OR go to slido.com
- Enter the event code — #V483
Easy! This approach allows the speakers to receive last minute questions during the evening, and questions can be ‘liked’ moving the most popular question to the top of the list.