WPA Committee Meeting held on Thursday 17 November 2005 at the Silverstream Pétanque Club


Michael Rocks (Chair), Brian Smith (Treasurer)
Hataitai - Margret Fleck, Maureen Wood
Horowhenua - no representative
Kapiti - Kath Alison, Kaye Alison, Graham Hooper, Beverley Mason
Khandallah - Elizabeth Rocks, Roy Zeier
Levin - no representative
Manawatu - no representative
Masterton - Alison Priddle, Ralph Priddle
Otaki - Gary Brunton, Bob Wilde
Park Avenue - see apologies
Silverstream - Barry Sarney
Upper Hutt - Fran Beach, Alison Zuppicich
Windy Hills - no representative


Claire Bradburn (Silverstream), Graeme Morris (Masterton), Diane Fletcher, Barbara Nicholls (Park Avenue). Accepted

Minutes of The Previous Meeting

The minutes of the previous meeting were taken as read. All in favour.

Matters arising

Corrections to previous minutes - Tournament debrief should read Winter Doubles not WPA Doubles. Shirley Nesbitt should be Shirley Nesbitt-Miller.

There were no matters arising.




Moved that the Inwards correspondence be received and the Outwards correspondence be confirmed. Carried.


Brian Smith presented the financial statement. Tournament income for the year is now in. The Clash expenses and WPA Open Triples expenses have yet to be received.

Events debrief

Upcoming events

Event Calendar

PNZ Report

General Business

Winter Doubles

That the Winter Doubles be removed from the 2006 calendar. Moved Margret Fleck

The vote was:
For - Kapiti, Masterton, Otaki, Upper Hutt;
Against - Hataitai, Khandallah, Silverstream.
No votes received - Horowhenua, Levin, Manawatu, Park Avenue

The motion was carried.

If the previous motion does not gain a majority vote: That the WPA will run a Winter Competition for one playing day per month for four months from May to August 2006. Moved Brian Smith.


Trans-Tasman match

That the WPA investigates staging the Trans-Tasman match in 2006.

Michael is to write to PNZ Secretary advising that Wellington has four potential venues for the Trans-Tasman match - Clareville, Kapiti, Levin and Park Avenue.

Club reports


Additional lights are going in, these will cover 16 pistes. Working with a Stroke group as part of their rehabilitation. Wednesday evening sessions being run to encourage younger members.


Doing their best to stay afloat.


Ran a corporate event for Moet-Hennessy which resulted in a $400 donation to the WPA. Running monthly training sessions for Khandallah, Hataitai and Windy Hills players.


New members out number losses, gardens are struggling in the dry spell, good social club.


Eight new members have joined after flyers had been put up around town. Now have over 30 members.

Upper Hutt

Five new members joined following an advert in the local A-Z book. New shelter erected which has a sign. Still have problems with cyclists.


Business House event has started. Ran sessions for Carterton school groups. Will be doing something for Sport Wairarapa in January.

Annual General Meeting

Reminder that the AGM will be held on 16 February 2006.

Start thinking now about filling the vacancies.

Pétanque Hui

Michael raised the idea of holding a hui prior to the AGM to allow the members to have their say on what they want to happen in the Wellington region.

There being no further business the meeting closed at 9:27 p.m.

Michael Rocks
Acting Secretary