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Long Service Recognised

Ric Carlyon - Friday, July 28, 2017

Selwyn Houghton, JP, of Waimauku, clocked up 40 years’ service some time ago… and opportunity was recently taken to present him with an appropriate certificate. 
The occasion was the regular meeting of Kumeu’s Support Group, attended by Association Council Member, Sherryl Wilson, who presented the 40 Year Certificate. 
Notwithstanding his long service to the community as a Justice of the Peace, Selwyn plans to continue in office.


Ric Carlyon - Wednesday, July 26, 2017

For your diary, most dates in the second series of Hub Sessions for 2017 have now been decided. Session 2 will be two hours in length and will cover Affidavits, Dissolution of Marriage/Civil Union, certifying documents for financial institutions and foreign documents. Choose your local Hub, or if the date/time's unsuitable, attend any of the other sessions: you will be welcomed!

CENTRAL EAST HUB  Saturday 30 September 9am-11am
Kohimarama Primary School
112 Kohimarama Road, 

NORTH WEST HUB Saturday 7 October 10am-12 noon
St John’s/Lions Hall
243 Edmonton Rd

NORTH EAST HUB Saturday 14 October 10am -12 noon
Faithfull Funeral Services
35 Red Beach Rd

CENTRAL HUB Saturday 28 October 1pm - 3pm
Ponsonby Primary School
44 Curran St

SOUTH HUB Saturday 28 October 4pm - 6pm
Friendship House
20 Putney Way

CENTRAL WEST HUB Saturday 11 November 12.30pm - 2.30pm
Mt Roskill Primary School
37 Frost Rd

LOWER NORTH HUB Tuesday, 14 November 7pm - 9pm
North Shore Events Centre
Argus Place (off Porana Rd)

SOUTH EAST HUB Saturday 18 November 2pm - 4pm
Peace Experiment – Montessori School
18 Pilkington Rd

Preliminaries for Annual General Meeting

Ric Carlyon - Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Formal Notice of the Association’s Annual General Meeting has been sent to all members.

Its to be held at 9am on Sunday 17th September 2017, to be followed by the Annual Regional Conference. The venue will again be Alexandra Park, Epsom.

Registration, cost $10 at the door, will open on the morning from 8.30… and after the Annual Meeting there’ll be a range of interesting content and speakers comprising the Conference with proceedings  due to close at 1.30.  

Nominations have been called for the offices of President, Vice President and Auckland Region’s  Representative on the Board of Royal Federation for the 2017-18 year and Council member for years 2017-19. Nominations close with the Association’s Registrar at 5pm on Friday 18th August.

Hub Training a Success

Ric Carlyon - Monday, July 17, 2017

Thanks to those Justices who attended recent Hub Training meetings and completed the survey forms, a clear picture has emerged of the success of the sessions held at strategic venues across Greater Auckland.

Reporting a summary of the surveys, Coordinator, Dawn Jones, told the recent Council meeting that more than 450 Justices attended, about 11 per cent of whom had not been to training within the previous 12 months. “This was pleasing”, Dawn says, “because the hub meetings were designed to draw in those who were looking to refresh and update their knowledge and skills”.

By far the majority of those attending (87 per cent) rated the venues as “very suitable” and many appreciated the ease of parking at no cost: one of the difficulties previously encountered when training was held at the Auckland District Court building in the city.

Difficulties with the sound system at some venues have been overcome: the Association has purchased portable state-of-the-art equipment which will travel to future Hub meetings.

As a result of learning and renewed confidence some Members attending the Hub meetings were encouraged to undertake accreditation. This, plus specific sessions held by Association trainers, has increased the number of Auckland Justices accredited to around 30 per cent, thus already meeting the target set at the beginning of the year.The second round of Hub Meetings will be held later in October and November: dates and venues will be advised quite soon.

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