Annual General Meeting

2016 Annual General Meeting held in Auckland

Auckland AGM

The YHA AGM 2016 is going to be held in Central Auckland.

The 2016 AGM will be held in Auckland CBD at the Mercure Hotel, 8 Customs Street East, Auckland 1010 in the heart of the City on Saturday, 29th October 2016 from 9am.

The 2016 AGM venue is located close to the Harbour and Britomart.

Mercure and Viaduct

Location of the Mercure Hotel.

Draft Timetable as follows

Friday 28th October 2016

Guests arrive at the newly refurbished YHA Auckland City (re-opens end of September 2016 after 20 weeks of refurbishing). Be among the first to check out the exciting changes.

On Friday evening there will be an exquisite buffet dinner in the Vue Restaurant on the top floor of the Mercure Hotel. We will run a shuttle to and from the hostel to the dinner venue. The Vue Restaurant is known for its stunning views of the harbour and the vibrant city centre and is rated 4 out of 5 stars by the Tripadvisor.


Mercure Hotel view from restaurant

Spectacular views from the Vue Restaurant at the Mercure Hotel

Saturday 29th October

Breakfast available in the hostel kitchen.

Guests staying at YHA Auckland City for Friday only need to check out of their rooms prior to the AGM so that the cleaning staff can get to work and re-open the hostel to other guests. Luggage storage is available.

YHA Auckland City

YHA Auckland City

A shuttle will collect members from the hostel and transport them to the Mercure Hotel which is next to Britomart in the heart of the City for the Annual General Meeting.

After the meeting lunch will be served at the Vue Restaurant on the top floor of the Mercure Hotel. The shuttle will then return members to the hostel.

Saturday afternoon is free time. The Skytower and Britomart Transport Centre are close by for your sightseeing tours. The Viaduct Harbour is only a 550 metres stroll away with its Maritime Museum

AGM Registration and Accommodation

Distance to AGM

Directions from YHA Auckland City to Mercure Hotel

Registration to attend the AGM will open in August however you are welcome to book your bed at the hostel now.

The AGM will be hosted at YHA Auckland City and accommodation is offered for the Friday night at a 25% discount to YHA members attending the AGM.

Please email Paula Slack, Assistant Manager, at

2016 Service and Merit Awards

Each year YHA formally recognises those members who have volunteered their time to the organisation by presenting service and merit awards at the AGM. Nominations for these awards may be made by National Board, a Branch Committee, a Members Group, a group of six senior financial members, or the Awards Committee.

Nominations must be received by the National Secretary and close at 12 noon on Friday 5 August 2016.

Certificate of Merit

Distinguished Service Award

Honorary Life Membership

Constitutional and General Notices of Motion

Constitutional and General Notices of Motion may be received from any Branch Committee, National Board, or a group of eight senior financial members.

All Constitutional or General Notices of Motion must be received by the National Secretary and close at 12 noon on Friday 5 August 2016. 

General Notice of Motion

Constitutional Notice of Motion 

Nominations for elected positions

Nominations for elected positions will open at the end of July and further information will be available at that time.

This year there will be two National Board vacancies along with the four Honorary Vice-President vacancies.

2016 Elections Voting Regulations

As with other years the 2016 Elections will be carried out using the Single Transferable Vote system. To learn more about this system click here.

Please update your contact details and help us save some money…

Did you know that a postal vote costs YHA more than three times the cost of an electronic vote? If you have an email address please let us know so that we can use our limited budget wisely.

To update your details please contact Customer Services either via email or phone 0800 2578 299. 


2015 Annual General Meeting 

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Nothing better than catching up with life long friends.

The 2015 Annual General Meeting was held in Christchurch at the Ilex Events Centre in the middle of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens on Saturday, 31 October. It was attended by 60 members.

The draft minutes from this meeting are available for you to view by clicking on the file name 2015 AGM draft Minutes.

These minutes will be confirmed at the 2016 AGM.

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National Board Chair, John Hammond, with Honorary Life Member, Coral Laughton

Election results

The election results were announced.

National Board Members

Kevin Brewer, Michael Sheehan and John Hammond were re-elected for a three year term. 

Honorary Vice-Presidents

Dave Berry, Amanda Gower and Harry Guitry were all elected unopposed.