The Annual General Meeting of the Stonefields Residents Association Incorporated
Time: 10:45 for 11:00am–1.00pm, Sunday 11 September 2022 Place: Stonefields School Hall
Come along for an update on your local community and a chance to meet candidates for the Local Elections. Join us afterwards for a drink and chat with our guests, new committee, candidates and fellow residents.
Desley Simpson — Ōrākei Ward Councillor
Scott Milne — Chairman, Ōrākei Local Board
Nigel McKenna — CEO, Templeton Group (Stonefields developer)
Meet the Candidates for Local Election 2022
Listen to and meet your candidates for the 2022 local government elections for the Ōrākei councillor and local board members.
The meeting is open to all residents of Stonefields.
[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
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 Time: 7.00pm Venue: Auckland Netball Centre, Stonefields Ave
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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