The Society’s next General Meeting will be held on


Tuesday 3 September 2013


at St Ninian’s, Newcombe Crescent, Karori


at 7.45 pm.

Members and friends welcome





Our speaker Tricia Laing will be talking about ‘Karori Bees and Beekeepers’: where they are

located in Karori and the importance of backyard beekeeping. She will show photos of her

hives, and discuss the life cycle of bees and some of the challenges bees and beekeepers face in



This promises to be a fascinating talk, and a topic unlike anything we have heard before, so do

come along and encourage your friends and neighbours to come with you.



Annual General Meeting June 2013:

About 20 people braved a very stormy Tuesday night to attend the meeting and the following

members were elected as officers of the society:

President – Judith Burch

Vice-Presidents – Jan Heynes and Peter Anderson

Treasurer – Valerie Carter

Secretary – Henry Brittain

Committee – Elizabeth Bradford, Jeni Bryant, Jo Elworthy, Mike Foster, John Harper, Margery


Hon Auditor – James Graham


Annual subscription – it was agreed to increase the annual subscription rate from $15 to $20

for an individual and from $20 to $25 for a family.


Our Last Speaker:

Susan Price then talked about the childhood of her father Hugh Price who had had a difficult

childhood in Masterton because of mobility problems and unsympathetic school teachers. She

based her talk around the book she had written ‘A Mind of his Own’ and illustrated it with

photos from the book. Hugh became a well know publisher in Wellington in his adult life.


Email addresses:

Most members have supplied us with their emails and have agreed to receive their Newsletters

and Invoices by email. If you did not receive this Newsletter by email but are willing to do so,

please notify vecarternz@paradise.net.nz.

The Stockade will still be published as a booklet and, in general, any receipts will be included

with The Stockade.



The people have who not yet paid their subscriptions for the 2103-14 year will receive a

reminder notice. We urge members to use the internet banking facility.


The Stockade:

Our editor, Jo Elworthy, is currently preparing material for Issue 45 and needs more copy, if

you can help talk to her at the meeting, ring 934 7608, or email joelworthy@paradise.net.nz


Christmas Meeting:

At the Christmas meeting on 3 December, we will be having a late celebration for our 40th
anniversary, and want to contact as many past members and former committee members to

come along. So if you know of anyone who should be invited, please let the secretary know -



                   Don't Forget - we still have plenty of copies of our wonderful book Karori & its People 

                        waiting for buyers with Karori associations and lovers of local history - great value at $50.