The AGM will be held on Friday 17th May 2024. The Chair will present the Annual Report, the Treasurer the Financial Report and the election of officers will be held

The Secretary will address the new incorporated societies rules for Remuera Heritage.

We welcome everyone who is passionate about heritage, whether it’s cultural, built, natural or local history. Your attendance at this meeting is encouraged, as are those who are interested in contributing in any way to learn about the heritage of our community, undertaking research, doing social media work or even joining the committee. If this is you, just email to discuss putting your name forward or just come along on the night.

Please RSVP to whether you are coming or not, as we need a quorum of 25 for the meeting, thanks!

WHEN: Friday 17th May 2024 at 6.30pm

WHERE: Remuera Library, 429 Remuera Rd, corner St Vimcent Avenue

Refreshments will be provided.

Penny Tucker

The post-AGM speaker will be Penny Tucker who holds the heritage, arts and libraries portfolios on the Orakei Local Board. Penny is a very entertaining speaker and will talk about growing up in Remuera back when, at home, there was still the odd rogue sheep in the orchard and the stables maintained a whiff of horse poo!

Penny began her career at the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade where she specialised in trade and economic issues.  Following spells in the Philippines and Brussels, she left the Foreign Ministry and moved with her husband to Washington DC when he was posted to the Embassy there.  There she worked for, and became a Director of, a U.S. trade and regulatory consultancy affiliated with one of Washington’s largest law firms.

Following the family’s decision to return to New Zealand, she established a company which partners with companies and industry associations to predict, analyse, and manage government initiatives that impact business.  With the exception of a sabbatical when her husband was appointed New Zealand’s High Commissioner to Canada, Penny has been involved in the New Zealand policy environment in multiple sectors.

A few years ago, Penny decided to contribute her skills and her background to social good agendas where a background in advocacy might make a difference.  She has dedicated much of her time recently advising Patient Voice Aotearoa to improving medicine access in New Zealand, particularly for cancer patients.

Penny is a published novelist, sits on the Orakei Local Board and lives in Auckland with her husband and daughters.