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Thursday, 04 April 2019 09:33

AGM venue – a right cracker

Brackenridge Country Retreat is the place for this year’s Ducks Unlimited Annual General Meeting, annual dinner and the much anticipated auction. 
The weekend event includes a trip to Wairio Wetlands, it has come on leaps and bounds since our last visit, followed by lunch at the Lake Ferry Hotel.*
Brackenridge Conference Manager Leeann O’Neill said they are looking forward to hosting DUNZ members Conference and AGM at Brackenridge in August. 
“For those who missed reading the April issue of Flight we are situated a three minute drive from the Martinborough Square,” said Leeann.
Brackenridge has the atmosphere of early New Zealand station dwellings and with a view of the iconic Haurangi ranges.
All members should have received the brochure about events at the AGM, and the information about booking accommodation. 
Brackenridge can accommodate 64 guests, so make sure you do not miss out.
Accommodation -
 Studios, two bedroom cottages with two bathrooms and four bedroom cottages with three bathrooms (includes self catering continental breakfast provisions with free range eggs).
Indoor heated 20m lap pool and gym complimentary for guests (16 years and over).
On site day spa offering a large range of therapeutic and beauty treatments (bookings essential).
Register now for another fun DUNZ AGM.
 
 
 
Brackenridge
White Rock Rd
Martinborough
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www.brackenridge.co.nz
Ph: 063068115 Fax: 063068119
 
*Lake Ferry is a small settlement between the shores of Lake Onoke and Palliser Bay. 
Settlement in the area dates back hundreds of years. Research suggests people living there from the 12th century until about 1600. Maori settlers lived mainly around Lake Onoke and adjoining lakes. 
European settlers brought sheep and cattle into the area in 1844, driving stock along the coast from Wellington. These settlers were the first to establish pastoral farming in New Zealand.
Following a drowning in 1850, a ferry service was established across Lake Onoke. The ferryman needed accommodation and to supplement his income he opened the Lake Ferry Hotel in 1851. 
Lake Ferry is a mixture of holiday homes and permanent residents. Local attractions include the Putangirua Pinnacles, Cape Palliser lighthouse and a seal colony. 
Published in Issue 160
Sunday, 31 March 2019 08:25

Conference 2019 – save the date

Planning under way

Planning for this year’s conference and AGM, which will be held in Wanganui/Whanganui from 2-4 August, is well under way. 

The conference venue and accommodation will be the Quality Inn Collegiate, a five-minute walk from the city centre.

The programme will include a field trip to Bushy Park Homestead and Wildlife Sanctuary, with lunch at the category-1 heritage-listed Bushy Park homestead, built in 1906. 

The trip will include a stopover at Virginia Lake, pictured, where DU released a number of mute swans several years ago. 

Bushy Park is considered by Forest & Bird to be among the 25 best restoration ecology projects in Australasia. 

The sanctuary is home to hihi (stitchbird), tīeke (saddleback), toutouwai (North Island black robin), kereru and many other species. 

A revegetation project in the wetland area of the park includes plantings of rimu, pukatea, mahoe, karamu, hangehange, pigeonwood, kawakawa, NZ flax and toetoe.

Time to clear out the cupboards


For this year’s conference, DU directors are asking members for donations of suitable auction and raffle items, particularly DU Canada merchandise that you have bought at previous auctions and are in good condition. 

Canada DU items have become too expensive to import because of the shipping costs.

Email Will Abel (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to let him know what you can contribute to make this year’s auction the best yet. 

You can either bring the item/s to conference or drop them off with someone who is going, but please let Will know in advance.

 

 

 

Published in Issue 176
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Sunday, 03 September 2017 08:52

AGM 2017

 Brackenridge Country Retreat is our place for this year’s Ducks Unlimited Annual General Meeting,

 (5&6 Aug, also Friday evening if you arrive on the 4th) annual dinner and the much anticipated auction. DU was there in August 2014 and members found Brackenridge enjoyable and comfortable.

The weekend event includes a catch-up on Friday evening, the annual AGM the next morning, plus morning tea then a bus trip to visit Wairio Wetlands, which has come on leaps and bounds since our last tour there. Put in a pair of gumboots for Wairio. Lunch follows at the Village café in Martinborough. Brackenridge has the atmosphere of early New Zealand station dwellings and with a view of the Haurangi ranges. Brackenridge Conference Manager Leeann O’Neill said they are looking forward to hosting our group. All members should receive the brochure about events at the AGM, and the information. Brackenridge can accommodate 64 guests, so make sure you do not miss out.

Accommodation

• Studios, two-bedroom cottages with two bathrooms and fourbedroom cottages with three bathrooms (includes self-catering continental breakfast provisions with free-range eggs).
• Indoor heated 20m lap pool, and gym complimentary for guests (16 years and over). 
• On site day spa offering therapeutic and beauty treatments (bookings essential). 
• Some unites are available at The Claremount in Martinborough for overflow. 

Register now for another fun DUNZ AGM. 

Brackenridge 
White Rock Rd Martinborough 
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
www.brackenridge.co.nz 
Ph: 063068115 
Fax: 063068119

Published in Issue 171