Bulletin 49 Autumn 2002
ISSN 1171 – 8595
The SoTM 5-Year Plan
For the first time ever, the Supporters of Tiritiri Matangi now has a
written plan for the future. This plan is the result of many hours of
discussion by the committee and, in particular, the efforts of immediate
past president Peter Lee. It was presented to the AGM in March.
This is not a formal document in that each concept needs to be ratified
before it is “set in concrete”. The ideas in it are intended to remind us
where we would like to take the project.
The plan is outlined on pages 11 and 12.
It was the Day the Tiri Guides had their Picnic
In This Issue
Tribute to Mel Galbraith
Takahe Chicks Named
Sunday 17 February dawned bright and
beautiful and that’s the way it was going
to stay for the Tiri Guides picnic at
Wenderholm Regional Park. Sally Green
thought that the guides would benefit by
spending some leisure time together and
getting to know one another a little better.
Judging by the turnout most guides
A site was booked which included a large
grassy area, a couple of barbeques, and
about 30 metres of beach, as well as
some welcome shade from some of
Wenderholm’s beautiful trees.
Early arrivals bagged the site and
prevented invasions from those members
of the public who have difficulty with
reading signs. Luckily no strong arm
tactics were required due to the excellent
conflict resolution skills of the guides.
As numbers started to arrive, so the fun
began. The main event of the day was a
cricket match, which proved popular with
young and old alike. Thanks to Cathy
Catto for bringing the bats and balls
The sea also proved inviting and a
number of people tried out John Turner’s
surf ski with varying degrees of failure. In
fact, amongst the adults, it was only Olga
Brochner who managed to stay upright