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Water New Zealand Annual General Meeting

As a result of the Water New Zealand Annual Conference & Expo 2021 being postponed until 19-21 October, the Annual General Meeting of Water New Zealand, the trading name of the New Zealand Water and Wastes Association Incorporated, will be held virtually via Zoom on Wednesday, 22 September at 10:00 am.

Please register to attend the AGM, by clicking on the registration button. Once you have registered you will receive a confirmation email followed by a further email with the link to join via Zoom.

If you wish to speak to the motions or have issues registering please contact Katrina Guy


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.