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Track maintenance morning, Dec. Sat. 15th at Kariotahi

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Please come along (with a shovel) to a track maintenance working bee next Saturday morning from about 9:00 a.m. at the track at Kariotahi (rain or shine). We'll meet at the base of the track. (It starts from near Chalet #18.) Please e-mail me if you think you will attend. We should all be finished by lunchtime, and will have a break down at Castaways afterwards. See you there!
Cheers,
John Burton

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Track maintenance - Moirs and Dills

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Hi all, we're planning some more track maintenance at Moirs and Dills in the coming month(s) to clear the drains at Moirs and dump some metal at Dills. Arms/backs/spades/shovels and energy required !
Will contact people when a date is confirmed.

Jafaland Aviation

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Jafaland Aviation

This is a story published several years ago but may be of historical interest.

"If I die I may not go to heaven,
Cause I don't know if they let cowboys in,
If they don't then let me go to Texas,
Cause Texas is the closest place I've been."

While my sentiments may not concur with this Texas crooner, that special aviation feeling is activated when surveying Auckland from cloudbase. Some may dismiss this as the incurable blood condition known as Bombay Blindness. But getting that thermal on the other side of Dome Valley and heading north never fails to please. By way of a trip down memory lane (older pilots must be regularly indulged in this respect) here is my list of memorable hang gliding cross country flights starting somewhere between the Brendrwyns and the Bombays.

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AGM news.

Report on AGM.

Thank you to all who came to the AGM on the 22nd of this month. I hope you agree that it has been a busy year for the committee, and I'd like to thank all the committee members for their hard work. It certainly is a labour of love, so if you see any of them out there give them a pat on the back. (Cold refreshments are also accepted!)

WOF for Paragliders

Beginning of the season is the ideal time to check your equipment thoroughly. Quite a few pilots have completed their WOF already, but a few are still due to do so.
Please contact Reuben asap, Club Safety Officer, to arrange for a time to do your WOF check before within the next 2 weeks. Checks are free of charge if you do your bit.
Annual WOFs are a requirement by the NZHGPA and CAA.
Please phone Reuben or Eva on 09-446-0020 or 0274-727 013 or info@wingsandwaves.co.nz

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Better turn off anonymous commenting.

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October Committee meeting

October Committee meeting minutes.
Present: Xen, Leslie, John, Brendon . Paddy sends his apologies.
Highlights:
Brendon to contact Carlos regarding the breakdown of membership figures.
Xen to organise mailout to poll members regarding their preffered method of notification as per the amended constitution.
Brendon to contact Carlos regarding our response to the Westpac donation.
AGM to be set for the 21/11/07. Xen to include in the letter regarding notification of members.

Kariotahi Track Maintenance - POSTPONED

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Due to a bereavement, the planned track maintenance has been postponed. We will post another update once another date has been decided.

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N.S. candidates opposing Whenuapai airport

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A commercial airport at Whenuapai could ruin Moirs and other sites.
North shore residents can help with their vote. Refer below
WAAG ELECTION NEWSLETTER
Dear WAAG member
This is the second of the Election newsletters and will deal with North Shore City Council candidates. We will be sending out the newsletter for Community Boards in the next day or so.
COUNCIL CANDIDATES

September Comittee Meeting Minutes

Present: Xen, Leslie, Paddy, John, Brendon

Highlights:

  • Amendments to the club constitution passed at the AGM have been made
  • Members are to be polled for their preferred notification method as per the amended constitution
  • A working bee for the Kario track is to be organised
  • A tow committee is to be formed to plan the potential restoration and operation of a winch at Dury
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