Kia ora!

On the 7th of July 2021, our exec committee gathered with the public to hold our annual AGM. We had several speakers and discussed exciting initiatives which we will be working on over the next half of 2021. We remain committed more than ever to ensure the community comes first in the Eastern Suburbs, and the airport second.

We look forward to meeting with the community on these very important topics in the next few months.

Here is the minute of our hui: Guardians of the Bays AGM 2021 minute.

Wednesday 7th of July
St Aidan’s Church centre, 89 Miramar Ave
6.45pm come for a cup of coffee/tea and food .
7pm AGM will start.

Welcome to our Annual General Meeting, edition 2021. This hui is open to the public and will cover general business but also discuss the airport expansion. Below is the agenda of the meeting:

  1. Welcome and Introductions (Yvonne to Chair, Richard minutes, timekeeper);
  2. Those present;
  3. Apologises;
  4. Minutes of the last AGM to be confirmed;
  5. Reports:
    1. Annual Report;
    2. Financial Report;
  6. Speakers Local residents of Strathmore Park and submitters at the recent WIAL hearing (Jeffery Weir and others if present) (10 minutes each);
  7. Presentation of the new mission statement (15 minutes):
    • Finance implications of the new mission statement;
    • Vote on the updated constitution.
  8. Election of the executive of Officers (two co-chairs and four executive members) (15 Minutes)
    • Call for nominations;
    • Nominees invited to speak;
    • Vote.
  9. Update on airport expansion plan (5-10 minutes)
    • Where is started: the Airport masterplan;
    • Purchase of the golf course;
    • Notice of Requirement – the two airport designation;
    • Written submissions;
    • Expert evidence from the Wellington City Council and Wellington International Airport Ltd;
    • Hearing;
    • What is happening now?
  10. GotB strategy to maintain public engagement (5-10 minutes):
    • maintain a connection with the community through website, social media, public meeting and comm campaign;
    • with WCC: we need an open, unequivocal position on the expansion; who’s appointed at the board;
    • with GWRC;
    • with the government.
  11. Open the floor to discussion/questions.

Here are some relevant documents:

  1. Guardians of the Bays 2021 annual report;
  2. Guardians of the Bays 2021 financial report;
  3. Guardians of the Bays 2020 AGM meeting minute;
  4. Notice of constitutional change.

Do you want to know what Wellington Mayoral and Council candidates think about the proposed Wellington Airport runway extension? Or do you want the chance to challenge candidates you disagree with?

Download our PDF list of candidates’ meetings to find out where and when you can meet candidates in your area. Mayoral and Council election candidates’ meetings start on 4 September.

From the east to west, the north to the south, and throughout the inner city, you’ll find candidates coming to a meeting near you. Do they support a runway extension, do they oppose it, or will they try to wriggle out of the question? This is your chance to put them on the spot in public and find out.