Annual General Meeting 2016 | Auckland
The YHA AGM is a weekend of activities for members where the results of the board elections are announced, financial reports shared and awards presented. The 2016 AGM will be held in Auckland CBD at the Mercure Hotel on Saturday, 29 October 2016 from 9am.
Nominations For Elected Positions Are Now Closed.
This year there will be two National Board vacancies along with the four Honorary Vice-President vacancies.
Please also see the Candidate Handbook.
To attend the Annual General Meeting this year in person, please register. There are several options, you can click on the green button underneath and register online or download the Registration Form in Word and fill it out and send back to National Office. Honorary Life Members need to register by returning a filled out form to National Office (166 Moorhouse Avenue in Christchurch 8011).
Or alternatively, print this form and send it to National Office by mail or email:
Registration to attend the AGM closes on 23 September 2016. If you have already registered pay for the Friday pre-AGM dinner now.
AGM Weekend Timetable
Friday 28 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!
Please note that YHA Auckland City has no car parks available. If you need a car park you have to stay at YHA Auckland International.
A pre-AGM dinner will be held on Friday evening at Vue Bar on the top floor of the Mercure Hotel. 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.
A return Shuttle between the hostel and venue will be provided.
Saturday 29 October 2016
Breakfast will be available in the kitchen at YHA Auckland City for members staying at the hostel. Members not staying Saturday evening will check out prior to 9am, the start of the AGM. Luggage storage is available at the hostel for those checking out. Members may either walk to the AGM venue or use the provided shuttle from the hostel.
Lunch will be provided at the Vue Bar, Mercure Hotel at the closure of the AGM. On Saturday afternoon the YHA Auckland, Hostel Manager will offer guided tours of the newly refurbished hostel.
The Auckland Branch is organising a walking tour that will lead from Queens Wharf, The Cloud, Ferry Buildings, going past the Maritime Museum, to Viaduct Harbour and Wynyard Quarter. People can then catch the City Link bus back to the starting point afterwards.
If you would like to take advantage of your time in Auckland 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.
The AGM will be hosted at the newly refurbished and just opened YHA Auckland City. Accommodation ifor Friday is offered at a 25% discount for Friday evening and is free of charge for Honorary Life Members.
To book please email Paula Slack at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sundays to Thursdays with your preferred accommodation options from below.
- Double ensuite rooms
- Twin ensuite rooms (please name your preferred person to share the twin room with)
- 4 share ensuite rooms
- Standard 4 share rooms (shared bathroom facilities)
- Standard 6 share-rooms (shared bathroom facilities).
You can choose between female only, male only and mixed gender shared rooms.
Private parking is not available at YHA Auckland City in Liverpool Street (which is the hostel dedicated to AGM attendees), and very limited parking is only available at YHA Auckland International in Turner Street. To make a car park reservation at YHA Auckland International, firstly the guest has to be staying at International and the car park reservation has to be made in advance as we only have a limited 8 spaces.
Car parking near the newly refurbished YHA Auckland City is available either on the road via a metered system between the hours 8am – 6pm, free on the road between 6pm – 8am (parked at your own risk) , the other options are Wilson Parking which are the first 3 listed on this link.
There are three Wilson's Parking close to the YHA Auckland City. Enjoy the newly refurbished hostel and have your car nearby by leaving your car in the Wilson Parking building is on Liverpool Street (marked with yellow pen). For $35 for 24 hours parking you know that it is convenient and safe. More information on this parking option is available here.
The Mercure Hotel is at 8 Customs Street East, Auckland close to the Harbour and Britomart in the heart of Auckland City.
YHA Auckland City is at 18 Liverpool Street, Auckland at the top end of Queenstreet.
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 have closed.
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 are now closed.
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.
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 email@example.com or phone 0800 2578 299.