Business body faces funding challenge

The One Mahurangi Business Association held a lacklustre annual meeting at the Bridgehouse on September 28.

Just 24 people attended and among those absent were half the association’s committee, some of whom had not even submitted apologies.

In a statement after the meeting, manager Murray Chapman said the turnout “tends to be a bit lower unless there’s a controversial topic at hand”.

“Nonetheless, it was great to see an engaged and interested audience,” he said.

It was reported at the meeting that the association made a loss of just over $41,000 last year. This compares to bei...

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