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  1. ask your local pet store as both are often enough on the list - the sterbai are always on there.
  2. you will need to ask around in your area, some glaziers also build tanks- but that doesn't mean they build stands, possibly stealth aquatics (or go and ask the local club up there as well)
  3. The following email has been sent to all clubs, and their exec/ delegates to distribute. Good afternoon all Clubs, Presidents, Delegates and Executive. Attached are the minutes from the latest Exec and Delegate meeting held for the FNZAS. But I also wanted to discuss some other items with clubs and really wish to have your feedback. First of all, I'm looking for people who are wanting to join a working group - the working group is for the new Societies Act, which now gives the FNZAS the opportunity to update (we have to as there is new legalities) to update our constitution. - If you would like to be on this working group please email President@fnzas.org.nz - the group members will have a Facebook chat, as well as a forum chat set up for them (if I can figure out how to set this up) and also will be able to access via myself the zoom to have meetings to discuss, this then will need to go out to exec and delegates to discuss and then all clubs get to vote on it - This is a huge opportunity for clubs to have their say - and I would love to have at least one or two people from each club who are interested in joining in on this. We must register under the new Societies Act before October 2026 and a new constitution will work alongside this. I have attached MBIE Links for the changes and constitution building tool for people to have a look at. https://www.mbie.govt.nz/business-and-employment/business/regulating-entities/incorporated-societies-act-2022/ https://is-register.companiesoffice.govt.nz/law-changes-for-societies/ https://is-register.companiesoffice.govt.nz/law-changes-for-societies/your-society-will-need-a-constitution/ https://is-register.companiesoffice.govt.nz/help-centre/running-your-incorporated-society/constitution-builder-tool/ Can clubs please have a discussion at their next meeting and come back to myself - I will share with the Exec and Delegates from each club can elaborate where required. What would you like the FNZAS to do for clubs? What would you like the FNZAS to do to help support membership? (competitions? prizes etc etc) What are your expectations of the FNZAS? If FNZAS had a zoom account for clubs to use - would you take advantage of this? FNZAS currently has this information as a who we are / objectives in our constitution (see below) - What do you think we do? The objects of the Federation shall be: (a) To act as a coordinating body of all affiliated Societies. (b) To publish a Journal with the object of developing and advancing aquaria-keeping and water gardening in New Zealand. (c) To promote in every way the dissemination of knowledge of all forms of aquatic life. (d) To initiate and support research to advance the knowledge of animal and plant life in water. (e) To provide the assistance in all possible ways to affiliated Societies in furthering the hobbies of aquarium keeping and water gardening. (f) To cooperate and cultivate reciprocal relations with any person, Society or body having objects similar or in parts similar to the objects of the Federation and whether in New Zealand or any other country. (g) To purchase take on lease or in exchange or hire or otherwise acquire any real or personal property and any rights or privileges which the Federation shall think necessary or expedient for the purpose of obtaining the objects of the Federation or any of them, or promoting the interests of the Federation or its members and to sell, exchange, let on bail or lease with or without the option of purchase or in any manner dispose of any such property rights or privileges as aforesaid. (h) To do all such other things as may be incidental or conducive to the attaining of the above objects or any of them. (i) To deal with the funds of the Federation in furthering these objects. The Federation shall be non-political and non-sectarian and shall refrain from commenting on matters political or religious. Nga mihi -- Maxine Lynch President, Federation of New Zealand Aquatic Societies https://aquariumworld.nz/ https://issuu.com/fnzasaw FNZAS Exec and Delegates meetin 10 11 2023.pdf
  4. Try fintastics on facebook or they sell via trade me 😊
  5. Hey Vicki. Welcome. I am not much help sorry as I do not know alot if anything about frogs in nz. Have you had a read through the pinned posts and guidance on this forum ? Hopefully they help. Otherwise I know a good Wellington based reptile and Amphibian rescue who may be able to help. However you may need to reach out to them on facebook.
  6. Probably eastern marine or reefscape would be ypur best options surely there are a few others but they elude me for now
  7. maxxi1

    My Pond

    It's been a great long journey for you Caryl.. forever changing where it needs to!
  8. maxxi1

    Hello everyone

    Welcome Seagull!
  9. Yup that one is the one.. I still put root tabs in it and cap it with sand or stones
  10. Dalton aquatic soil and cap it with something.. I have heard of people using other soils but as mentioned above it cannot have any fertilizer and it will create higher nitrates so you will need to take that into account
  11. welcome back Jamie! what kinda fish are you thinking about jumping back into ?
  12. I've found a spreadsheet for 2008 - 2015 (in the drive)
  13. can you please post your area
  14. Minutes from all the meetings held this year are attached for affiliated members to view. These are sent to all clubs, presidents, secretaries and delegates to also pass on to club members at the time the meetings are held. Thanks Maxine FNZAS meeting minutes 15 05 2023.pdf FNZAS meeting 27 04 2023 (1).pdf FNZAS 31 10 2022 meeting minutes.pdf FNZAS 2022 AGM Minutes.pdf
  15. I think alot of the shops in Auckland carry Kribs, check them out
  16. Notice of FNZAS AGM May 20, 2023, 10am (Virtual Meeting) details below. Attendance: This year’s AGM is being held online via Zoom and all are welcome, please see the below link. HBAS are also hosting a day’s events – if you are interested in attending, please contact secretary@hbas.org.nz for more information. Attending the face-to-face event is a great way to show your support to our fellow hobbyists who were recently affected by the devastating Cyclone Gabriel Topic: FNZAS AGM Zoom Meeting Time: May 20, 2023 10:00 AM Auckland, Wellington Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81939063657?pwd=TVVCR0t0ZHIvM3B1T2FWSjhVY2szUT09 Meeting ID: 819 3906 3657 Passcode: 639887
  17. A message from the President of the FNZAS. In light of recent events around Aotearoa, New Zealand, I wanted to reach out to all clubs to ensure that you are aware you can reach out to your executive should you need anything, we will try and assist in any way possible. Contact can be made via the www.aquariumworld.nz forums or via email, if you are a member and you cannot get access to the internet my cellphone number has been sent out to clubs via email, you can text and I will load a post on your behalf. If you think there is something specific the FNZAS can assist with, please let me know asap. We know that some areas are going through a period of great devastation; and we want you to know we are thinking of you and helping from a distance in any way we can. For your aquatic pets continue to do as much as you can. Turn over water to help keep oxygen in the water. Let the tanks cool down slowly by wrapping them in blankets if you can. Reduce feeding to help keep water parameters in check. If you are able to, do a small water change daily. We understand that areas have no power, no cellphone coverage and roads are blocked and damaged. Please ensure you and your whanau(family) are safe first and foremost. Below are some links to help you find out information or assistance should you need this. https://www.civildefence.govt.nz/resources/news-and-events/news-and-events/cyclone-gabrielle-february-2023/ https://www.civildefence.govt.nz/find-your-civil-defence-group/ https://www.hbemergency.govt.nz/ https://www.bopcivildefence.govt.nz/ https://www.aucklandemergencymanagement.org.nz/major-incident/flooding-2023 https://www.gdc.govt.nz/services/civil-defence https://www.workandincome.govt.nz/eligibility/urgent-costs/index.html https://www.workandincome.govt.nz/eligibility/emergencies/cyclone-gabrielle.html The following I have copied directly from a NZ Herald article as it is very informative. To donate, go to: https://www.redcross.org.nz/support-us/about-donating/donating-during-emergencies/ People wanting to donate to the Mayoral Relief Funds can do so by contacting the respective councils from the affected regions. HOW YOU CAN HELP Donations of food or money can be made to Auckland City Mission https://www.aucklandcitymission.org.nz/auckland-flood-response/ To help animals, texts can be sent with HUHA to 4463 to instantly donate $3. To volunteer, visit Volunteering Hawke’s Bay, Volunteering Northland, Volunteering Bay of Plenty, Volunteering Auckland or Volunteering Waikato To help with the cleanup, you can join the Student Volunteer Army https://sva.org.nz/ If you know someone who needs help with animals, call HUHA on 027 4416474, 022 249 1020, or 0800 00 83 33. To request help from SPCA, Aucklanders can call 09 256 7300 or email info@spca.co.nz Here is a link to the live noticeboard on Stuff. https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/weather-news/300807929/cyclone-gabrielle-live-noticeboard-ask-or-offer-help-after-the-storm Stay safe members and clubs and help each other where you can. Maxine Lynch -- President of Federation of New Zealand Aquatic Societies https://aquariumworld.nz/ [1] https://issuu.com/fnzasaw [2] Links: ------ [1] https://aquariumworld.nz/ [2] https://issuu.com/fnzasaw
  18. Merry Christmas and have a safe new year everyone
  19. If it's not one of the ones that clip the lights in you may need to replace the whole light unit. Sorry for the bad news
  20. Ohh Caryl Once they are a month old if there's 10 submit a breeding register!
  21. I honestly couldn't even tell you what one is... but the societies act is so archaic that is why it was rewritten last year and why I posted this as someone is working on our rewrite draft 😀
  22. attached PDF that has been signed FNZAS constitution 2014 (1).pdf
  23. hope the rehomes go well for you Mahn, hopefully not getting out of fish completely?
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