The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is always one of the highlights of our year. It’s an opportunity for us to give our owners updates on what we have achieved, as well as let them know about our plans for the future.
It is also a time for us to get together, spend time with each other and re-enforce connections between whānau. This year’s AGM weekend is even more special as we will also be celebrating the 40th year of the incorporation of Wakatū.
At 5pm on Friday 1 December there will be a powhiri at Whakatū Marae for those staying on the marae, and any whānau who wish to be welcomed on to the marae.
The AGM will be held at the Trafalgar Centre, and registrations will be open from 8am on Saturday 2 December. The AGM will begin at 9am and will finish with a hākari at lunchtime. As with previous shareholder meetings, the hākari lunch is for those who attend the AGM.
On the evening of Saturday 2 December, the 40th anniversary will be celebrated at a special dinner for our owners, also held at the Trafalgar Centre. Places at the dinner are limited to 600 people, and this event is now fully subscribed.
From Saturday 2 December, an exhibition of photos commissioned to recognise the Wakatū Incorporation’s 40th will be on display at the Nelson Provincial Museum.
We will be holding a dawn ceremony on Sunday 3 December at Nayland College in Stoke to bless a specially commissioned Pou. The Pou recognises the important role that Nayland College played in hosting the first AGM for Wakatü Incorporation on 28 October 1978. All are welcome to attend this ceremony which will begin at 5.15am.
Due to the variety of events being held over the weekend, we are not holding an owner’s bus tour as part of the AGM this year – this will return in 2018.
We would love to see you at some or all of the events over our celebratory weekend, and there will be other opportunities to celebrate with us throughout the coming year. We will keep updating the website with more details.
Ngā mihi nui,