Plastic bag free Aro Valley!
Will you accept the challenge?
Aro Valley Community Council (AVCC) is encouraging local households, businesses and schools to accept the Plastic Free July Challenge with a special focus on a plastic bag free Aro Valley.
Will you accept the challenge to go plastic bag free during July?
"Think about it. Why would you make something that you're going to use for a few minutes out of a material that's basically going to last forever, and you're just going to throw it away. What's up with that?" Jeb Berrier, BagIt Movie
The AVCC is hosting a range of activities including; a movie night, a make your own fabric bag workshop, a community clean up with pizza and beer and support for those who pledge to go plastic bag free!
You can register for the challenge, and share your experiences, ideas and tips at www.plasticfreejuly.org and follow the Aro Valley Community Council’s journey on Facebook.
If you would like to get involved in banner painting, sewing reusable bags, art, or flyer drops – get in touch!
Plastic Free July started as a local initiative in Perth, Western Australia and has grown into a global initiative.
Get in touch:
Aro Valley Community Council
04 3848499 or email@example.com
WEDNESDAY 27 JULY
7PM AT 48 ARO ST
ELECTION OF OFFICES AND COMMITTEE
Co-chairs (2), Treasurer (1), Secretary (1),
Committee members (10)
NOMINATION FORMS AT THE
AVCC OFFICE AND HERE
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday 8 June
7:30pm at 48 Aro St (Aro Hall)
All people who live, work, own property or a business in the Aro Valley are warmly invited to attend and participate in this general meeting of the Aro Valley Community Council (AVCC).
3. WASTED - discussion on waste in the Aro Valley
- Ways to reduce it - remove plastic bags and plastic water bottles?
- Rubbish collection - dealing with untidy kiwis
4. New Incorporated Societies Law - AVCC comments
5. Minutes of previous general meeting
6. Update on Committee activities since last General Meeting
7. Topics for further general meetings -
8. Urgent General Business.
In Aro Valley, we’re doing it our way.
Dress up, look your best! Bring your trumpet. Bring the kids. We’re serious but not grim!
Saturday 28 November 2015
From 12 noon at Aro Park, Aro St
Leave 12.30pm from Aro Park to Civic Square
Join us in a colourful community parade from Aro Park to the Civic Square, where we will join the Wellington People’s Climate event.
Come and hear a discussion of the merits of
Bus Rapid Transit or Light Rail for Wellington
Greater Wellington: Cr Paul Swain
Wellington City Council: Cr Andy Foster
FIT Wellington: John Rankin
Trams-Action Wellington: Demetrius Christoforou
Moderator: Dave Armstrong
Date: Wednesday 2 December 2015
Time: 6 to 8pm
Venue: Aro Valley Community Hall, 48 Aro Street, Wellington
Koha:$15 ($5 students and unwaged) in support of our cause
FIT Wellington is for Fair, Intelligent Transport
Spending more on public transport, walking and cycling,
and less on roads. is better for the city, the environment and the economy
Wellington’s main bus route is overloaded and an obvious solution is light rail
The AVCC held a general meeting on the 18 November 2015 on the topic of climate change.
Other meeting items:
Tea and bikkies
Further info that is passed on to us in regards to climate change and the upcoming summit will be posted here for locals to soak up - so keep an eye out.
A General Meeting of the Aro Valley Community Council
Aro to Paris
Local & global responses to climate change
18 November 2015
Aro Valley Community Hall
This is an official general meeting of the Aro Valley Community Council. Everyone in the community is welcome. Be empowered, be inspired, learn something. See you there!
Meeting topic: Aro to Paris
Tea and bikkies
The Aro Valley Community Council will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 23 July at 7pm. Completed nomination forms for the election of Officers and Committee Members must be received at the registered offices of the AVCC no later than 5PM JULY 22, 2014. Please post or hand deliver to: The Secretary, Aro Valley Community Council Inc, 48 Aro Street, Aro Valley, Wellington.
Nomination forms are available to download below:
The new Aro Valley Community Council committee, as elected
at today's AGM, is as follows (number of votes in brackets):
Co-chairs: Roland Sapsford (60) and Bridget
(not elected: Martin Wilson (10))
Treasurer: Mattie Timmer
Secretary: Sarah Jane Parton (unopposed)
Jo Brien (57)
Charles Barrie (54)
Jadwyn Lowe (49)
Madeleine Rashbrooke (49)
Julia Stace (47)
Eileen Charman (47)
Lisa Thompson (47)
Jacqui Tutt (42)
Kellar Taylor (41)
Jay Buzenberg (32)
(not elected: Clarry Inwood (15), Barry Thomas (13), James Grant (12), Martin
Our not-for-profit community school holiday programme has been running for over thirty years. We employ wonderful, caring, and experienced staff who really connect with the children. Our unique location – five minutes from the heart of the city and five minutes from kaka-filled native bush – means that we can take our kids on incredible adventures. Check out the next programme and book in early to secure a discount!
Aro Valley Community Centre
48 Aro Street, Aro Valley
Monday - Friday 9:30am - 2:30pm
Phone: 04 384 8499
Facsimile: 04 384 8498