Interest from Hobsonville Point residents in their burgeoning community is strong, with a large turnout queuing to attend the recent AGM of the Hobsonville Point Residents Society (HPRS).
Held at the Hobsonville Point Primary School in late November, the meeting was well attended by over 200 people from over 125 properties, many of whom raised questions and engaged in discussion on the agenda items. Issues of particular interest to the attendees included an update on security in the suburb and the acquisition of Chichester Cottage by HPRS for use as a bookable community facility. A motion, instructing HPRS to accept the gifted cottage from Hobsonville Land Company and to continue with the negotiations required to convert this building into a community facility, was passed overwhelmingly by majority vote.
The meeting also heard from incumbent HPRS committee chair, Peter Herbert; the Chief Executive of Hobsonville Land Company, Chris Aiken; and about the neighbourhood watch initiative underway in the wider Massey area.
The AGM concluded with the election of the HPRS committee for 2016/17, comprising Yvonne Bull, Shameem Chalcroft, Raewyn Gilmour, Sue Heggie, Peter Herbert, Leanne Silver and Joan Vujcich. A chairperson for the coming year will be appointed at the first meeting of the new committee.