Annual General Meeting


ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2021 – venue and time revised 

Notice is given for the 2021 Annual General Meeting of Water New Zealand, the trading name of the New Zealand Water and Wastes Association Incorporated, to be held on Zoom on Wednesday, 22 September 2021 at 10 am.  

The 2021 Annual General Meeting agenda is available by clicking here. 

The Annual Review to June 2021 (including President's Report, Chief Executive's Report and Annual Financial Statements to 30 June 2021) is available here for Water New Zealand members view. 

  VOTING AND PROXY VOTES 

An electronic poll will be held during the AGM.  

All financial members who register to attend the AGM will automatically be registered to vote. Each financial member is entitled to one vote, i.e., one registration is entitled to one vote per motion. 

We are aware that some financial members, if Covid-19 alert levels permit, may choose to gather together to take part in the AGM. To facilitate the voting process each financial member must use their own registration to vote.  

Under Clause 12.6 of the Constitution, any financial member unable to attend any AGM may appoint any other financial member to be a proxy, provided a proxy form is signed and delivered to the Chief Executive, Gillian Blythe, prior to the meeting. The proxy form can be downloaded by clicking here. All proxy votes must be provided by Wednesday, 15 September 2021 to facilitate validation. 

The 2021 Annual General Meeting agenda is available by clicking here.  

NOTICES OF MOTION  

Two motions proposed by the Board will be considered at the AGM. 

  • Constitutional amendment to allow electronic Annual and special meetings to occur, enable electronic correspondence and votes to be received, enable electronic and in-person appearance before the Board, and remove facsimile transmission as a method of communication. 
  • Constitutional amendment to affirm that Board members are not remunerated for their participation on the Board. 

A copy of the redlined Constitution is available by clicking here. 

ASSOCIATION AWARDS – NOMINATION FOR HONORARY LIFE MEMBERSHIP  

Following consideration by the Awards Committee and the Water New Zealand Board, the Board is delighted to nominate Kelvin Hill, Dukessa Blackburn-Huettner, Craig Freeman, Ian Garside and Marion Savill as Honorary Life Members of Water New Zealand for election by a majority vote. The citations are available on the agenda by clicking here.

The Awards Committee comprised Garry MacDonald (chair), Raveen Jaduram, Jan Gregor and Rob Blakemore. 

SUBSCRIPTION RATES 

The Board recommends to members at the 2021 AGM that annual subscriptions be increased for the 2022/23 year by approximately 1.5%. The table with the new rates is available on the agenda by clicking here.  


ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2020 

The 2020 Annual General Meeting, held Thursday, 17 September 2020 via Zoom, draft minutes are available here for Water New Zealand members to view.

The Annual Review to June 2020 (including President's Report, Chief Executive's Report and Annual Financial Statements to 30 June 2019) is available here for Water New Zealand members to view. 


If you have any queries please contact:

Lindsey Pine
Association Secretary
P: +64 4 495 0894