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Special General Meeting 23 January 2023, ballot

The 2023 New Zealand Secondary Schools Special Annual General Meeting will be held by postal ballot on 23 January 2023.

The Agenda is now available online. It includes fees for the 2023 Championships regattas.

All questions can be sent to Mark Weatherall on [email protected].

Subscription reminder

Some members have yet to pay the annual subscription. If your school is on the list of non-financial members you will not be eligible to compete at NZSSRA Championships regattas (or vote in the SGM).

Memorial Notice Brother Terence Costello FMS

NZSSRA wishes to record the passing of Brother Terence Costello FMS who died peacefully on Friday night.

Most recently based in Auckland, Brother Terence gave a lifetime of service to rowing. He was a coach in Auckland in the 1970s. Then in Wellington in 1980s and 90s. Before returning again to Auckland to coach throughout the 2000s and up to 2015, when he moved to Suva to take up a role as Principal of the Marist Brothers school there.

Brother Terence was Chairman of NZSSRA in the 1980s and President in the mid-1990s. At one stage he also the filled the Secretary/Treasurer role on top of being Chairman. His many contributions to school rowing in NZ were recognised by the NZSSRA when he was admitted as a Life Member of NZSSRA.

The trophy for the Girls Novice Eights is the Brother Terrence Costello Cup.

2023 Annual General Meeting Karāpiro

Nominations are called for Appointed Member of Schools Committee. These must be lodged by Sunday 12 February 2023.

Bio-security ALERT

As responsible users of New Zealand's waterways all member schools need to be aware of the Didymo ("Rock Snot") bio-hazard. Schools should be proactive in their efforts to avoid the spread of this pest*. For more information see the Biosecuity New Zealand website.


* Users of Lake Ruataniwha need to be especially vigilent as Didymo is confirmed in the Lake, fortunately SIR has an excellent washing programme in place to help members "check, clean, dry"

Missing History Can you help???

It is an unfortunate and little-known fact that NZSSRA lost the bulk of its records in an arson attack on a Member school in the nineties. So when we were contacted by rowing's Archivist, Evan McCalman, who was looking for Maadi regatta programmes to try and fill some gaps in the record we were unable to assist.

The missing Maadi Cup Regatta programmes, which are needed to complete the Archives set, are: 1970, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1980, 1982-1989 inclusive, and 1991.

These programmes are needed to establish with certainty when girls events began, to establish who were the winning schools (pre Jubilee and Dawn Cups), and thus the names of the winning crews.

If anybody can assist the effort to complete the archives by donating (or lending for copying and return) a programme from any of the listed Maadi regattas then that would be greatly appreciated. If you have one of these programmes please contact Evan McCalman: 35 Marine Parade, Eastbourne, phone 04-562 7154, or e-mail [email protected].

Have a notice?

Please send an email to [email protected] if you have a school rowing related notice you would like considered for publication.