NZUA 2019 AGM Information


2019 AGM is fast approaching. June's event will be hosted by Canterbury Underwater Club and we have special guest Tā Mark Solomon speaking about all things Kaikoura.

NZUA is proud to announce that the 66th AGM will be hosted by Canterbury Underwater Club on the 28th and 29th of June.

We are very pleased to have Tā Mark Solomon as our guest speaker this year who has had significant and diverse contributions to the community. He is committed to the betterment of his iwi, kotahitanga for Māori and the wider well-being of people and the environment. In 2013 he was awarded Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to Māori and Business. In April 2015 he received an Honorary Doctorate from Lincoln University as Doctor of Natural Resources, recognising his enduring interest and concern for our natural environment. Tā Mark is currently Deputy Chair of the Canterbury District Health Board and his other current directorships include; The National Science Challenge for Sustainable Seas and Deep South; Te Ohu Kaimoana; Pure Advantage; SEED NZ Charitable Trust; QuakeCoRE; Rangitane Holdings Limited; Rangitane Investments Limited; Ngati Ruanui Holdings; Maori Carbon Foundation Limited and Maori Carbon Planting Limited. He was an original member of the Minister for Māori Affairs Māori Economic Taskforce, established in 2009.

Friday 28th June drinks:

Venue: Racecourse Hotel Carbine Lounge

118 Racecourse Road Riccarton Christchurch

6:00pm onwards - Drinks and nibbles

Meet Canterbury Underwater Club and NZUA Board members

Saturday 29th June AGM:

Venue: Burnside Bowling Club

330 Avon Head Road Avonhead Christchurch

9.00am to 12.00pm NZUA and Partner Presentations

1:00pm to 2:30pm Annual General Meeting

3:00pm to 3:30pm Open Forum Discussion

Saturday 29th Dinner:

Venue: Racecourse Hotel Carbine Lounge

118 Racecourse Road Riccarton Christchurch

6.00pm – Pre-dinner Drinks

7:00pm – Dinner with guest speaker Tā Mark Solomon, a New Zealand Māori leader from the Ngāi Tahu and Ngāti Kurī iwi. He will be covering all things Kaikoura including the new raised sea bed and whale watch!

Awards presentation:  

  • Dive NZ Magazine Wyland Award

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Any other queries phone Wayne Lester 021 436913

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