Upcoming Events: Westie Wednesday 2014

Every year Foundation for Youth Development (FYD) Auckland is helping thousands of children and young people in West Auckland to discover possibility, transform lives, and reach their potential. Through proven and acclaimed programmes Kiwi Can, Project K and Stars, FYD is able to help build self-esteem, promote good values and teach valuable life, education and health…

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Restoration Of An Icon: The Henderson Railway Station

The historic Henderson Railway Station was officially re-opened last month at an event celebrating the completion of its much-anticipated restoration.
The restoration project was the work of the Henderson Heritage Trust, headed by Michael Joyce, in an undertaking spanning no less than 13 years.  It is a credit to the Trust’s nine trustees, who overcame numerous frustrations with hard work, patience and support to see the project to its impressive conclusion.

The first train to Henderson was in 1881 and brought people from Auckland to the St Patrick’s Day horse races in Henderson Park.  Over the next 30 years the Henderson district grew rapidly to include many orchards, vineyards and market gardens, all bringing added demand for rail transport.  The heritage station was built in 1912 to accommodate the increased activity, operating for 20 hours per day and employing 7 railway workers.  Back then it consisted of a passenger platform, shelter shed, ladies waiting room, lavatory and goods shed.

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Duties and Responsibilities of Trustees

There are an estimated 400,000 trusts in New Zealand, each with appointed Trustees responsible for the management of the trust. The duties imposed on trustees arise from legislation (Trustee Act 1956), case law and the trust deed creating the trust.

The Law Commission has been examining the role of trustees and the mechanisms for administering trusts.  As a result of the Law Commission’s review the government is likely to revise the Trustee Act to set out in legislation the duties and responsibilities of trustees (similar to how director duties are defined in the Companies Act).

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