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A J Seeley Gully event, Civic Awards open

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3 October 2013

Friends of the AJ Seeley Gully Charity Function


The newly forming “Friends of the AJ Seeley Gully” is an expanding group of people who either live nearby or have a special vested interest in the welfare of the parcel of land gifted to Hamilton City Council by Dr Alwyn Seeley.

Alwyn recently passed away and as a dedication to his generous heritage it was decided to carry on his legacy via this organization and associated proactive activities. Via the support of Hannah and Associates, organisers of the Waikato Home & Garden Show, it was decided to organise a Charity Fund Raising Function with the intention of investing all profits raised into ongoing development and improvements in the Reserve. In particular, items to be built and displayed at the Waikato Home & Garden Show GullyXpo will be installed in the AJ Seeley Gully.

Tickets are limited to 300 and are $30 each, which includes entry to the Waikato Home & Garden Show, one free beverage (a extensive range of locally crafted beers, wines, coffee, tea, and fruit juice will be on hand),some wholesome snack foods and entertainment. It is also planned to run actions and raffles of artworks and other artisan pieces.

The function is set for 6pm Thursday 3rd October in the Stables Cafe, Bar and Gallery, which is situated at eastern extremity of the Waikato Home & Garden Show complex.


  • 6pm arrivals and complimentary drinks
  • Mathew Bannister and Martin Griffiths, Guitar, Cello and vocals
  • Light snacks and nibbles served
  • 7.00 pm Talks and preamble to Art Auction including addresses by Cr Martin Gallagher, Professor Bruce Clarkson and Jenny Scown, Art Curator
  • 8.00pm Formal Art Auction of selected sculptures and paintings by celebrated artisans- catalogue to be posted soon
  • 8.30pm (approx.) Redrock and Blue, Paul Alderton and Serena Murdoch, drums, violin, harp and vocals.

Further drinks are available at bar prices, with a percentage going into the charity fund and there is an option to purchase an especially prepared meal by culinary chefs (will need to pre-book then pay on the night).

Email the Environment Centre if you want a ticket.

Civic Award nominations now open

The annual Hamilton City Civic Awards recognise the contribution of tireless and proactive individuals in the city. Anyone who has made a significant contribution to Hamilton can be nominated for a Civic Award.

Nomination categories include involvement in arts, dedication to people, the environment, education, sport and enterprise.

As you are a involved with community groups and volunteers who fit within the categories above, I thought I would let you know about this prestigious award.

Nominations can be made on our website . We also have hard copy nomination forms (which I have attached) available at our libraries and Council offices.

Nominations close midday, 2 October.

Civic Award Nomination Form 2013.pdf

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