The 2017 AGM will take place on the Mahia Peninsula, Hawkes Bay from Friday, 10th November to Monday, 13th November. Presentations are open to the public. There will also be a formal dinner and lots of networking opportunities.
New Zealand Underwater Heritage Group
AGM - weekend program
10th,11th,12th,13th - November, 2017
FRIDAY 10TH NOVEMBER
8.00am - Breakfast at Beach Café ( own cost ).
10.15am - Assemble at Fishing Club Carpark, Pohutukawa Drive on foreshore for bus transport to Onenui Station, via short stopover at Baptismal Font at Whangawehi reserve, overview Rocket Lab site and Portland Island.
Note: Site security is such that it is impractical for us to be able to enter the site.
At conclusion of site overview we bus back to Okepuha Station wool shed for lunch.
1.00 pm - Lunch
1.30 pm - Overview of local History by Will Coop.
Note : There will be a charge of $25.00 to cover lunch at Okepuha Wool Shed. Plus $20.00 approx to cover Bus transport.
2.00 pm - Rocket Lab personnel will make a presentation on their activities.
3.00 pm - Bus back to Mahia Beach via Pongaroa Station.
6.30pm - Informal dinner at The Beach Café, adjacent to Camp Ground, attendees pay own drinks and meals.
SATURDAY 11TH NOVEMBER
AGM Program & Annual Dinner
Breakfast own arrangements.
8.45am - Assemble Mahia Golf Club. Coffee will be available.
Spouse program - May be organised if sufficient interest.
9.00am - Sharp ! AGM and election of officers
9.50am - Coffee break
10.00am - Members Project updates
10.15am - Presentation ‘Early exploration of the S.S. Tasmania’ Graham Barrington
11.15am - Presentation “Exploration of the S.S. Tasmania - from the Kelly Tarlton era until today”. Willie Bullock, Will Coop, Dave Moran
12.00 - 1.00pm - LUNCH - Catered on premises - Own cost - Morning tea/Lunch/Afternoon tea - $ 25.00 - CASH AT DOOR.
1.00pm - NZ’s Underwater and Coastal Heritage - Pam Bain, Senior Archaeologist, Heritage NZ.
1.45pm - Author and NZUHG member, Geoff Clark presentation on recovery of Union Steam Ship Crockery and Silverware.
2.30pm - “ The continuing search for Amelia Earhart” - Keith Gordon, member of the 2017 expedition.
3.15pm-3.45 pm - COFFEE BREAK
3.45 pm - 4.15 pm - Launch and presentation of the 1st ‘ NZUHG Kelly Tarlton Award’
Introduced by President - background. John Pettit, Past President NZUHG and partner of the late Kelly Tarlton. Dave Moran, former General Manager, Kelly Tarlton’s World. Presentation to 1st awardee by Fiona Tarlton, representing the Tarlton family.
6.00-6.30pm - Assemble for drinks Mahia Tavern, Sunset Point. (drinks own cost ).
7.00pm - Smorgasbord Dinner $25.00 - OWN COST
SUNDAY 12th NOVEMBER
8.00am - Breakfast own arrangements.
After breakfast two options : -
Weather permitting - Dive the Tasmania site / fishing trip. Own dive gear, tanks provided gratis. Packed lunch available - $15.00
A bus tour of local interest points with local historian - Mahanga, Happy Jacks, Waiokopu. Tahaenui Museum. Packed lunch available - $15.00
3.00 pm - Return to Mahia Beach
For those staying on -
6.30 pm Drinks and light meal at Fishing Club - Meal - $20.00
Bus hire charges will apply.
MONDAY 13th NOVEMBER
For those staying on :-
9.00 am meet at Waikawa (Pohutukawa Drive)
Further Tasmania diving and side scan sonar and magnetometer surveying of Tasmania site out of Whangawehi. Dive tanks available free of charge. Packed lunch - $15.00
ENSURE YOU HAVE ENOUGH CASH FOR INCIDENTALS AS ATM’s ARE NOT AVAILABLE.
Book your own accommodation using any one of the above websites. Mahia is approximately 1 hour drive from Gisborne and 2 hours from Napier.
Mon/Tues -13th/14th Nov. For those who chose to stay on in Mahia, hosts Cathy & Will Coop are offering to organise boat trips for further diving and fishing (this obviously weather permitting).
THOSE MEMBERS & NON-MEMBERS PLANNING TO ATTEND PLEASE ADVISE :
By no later than : 10th OCTOBER, 2017.
We look forward to seeing you at Mahia for an interesting few days!