Cashmere Residents’ Association (CRA) – Cashmere.org.nz

Hi, welcome to YOUR community association – the first step in recovering Cashmere’s proud local tradition of community organisation, to the benefit of all, so horribly stolen from us during 2018-2020.

Our 1996-2018 online archive has been retained here: https://web.archive.org/web/20190909043252/http://cashmere.org.nz/. Thank you to all the contributors.

Official CRA status, of incorporation dissolved Feb’21 – over the consequently corrupt, non-consultative council officer (long-ago CRA Chair) Joan Blatchford’s address – is here: https://opencorporates.com/companies/nz/9429042606512. Blatchford had channelled funds to colleague Mary Richardson fourteen years ago, to build up the CRA through the Vision and Values project with Cashmere community. Richardson is now a high city manager and the Association has been robbed and destroyed by their team of crooks.

2017 total CRA funds, mostly stolen/misdirected out of our community – alongside all other CRA assets since that time – are listed here: forums.e-democracy.org/groups/cc-cashmere/files/f/Treasurer’s Committee Report 20.9.17.pdf. Note: $5740 of Cashmere resident funds were at hand, plus $9,312 in our Red Cross assisted CREST project – the CRA was then prospering and serving well; e.g. the “pest traps” bought by the Association to engage, with our residents, in predator control from that year on.

The traps were for monthly hire out. Some were taken by the nominal ‘Secretary’ of that time but no hire fee was ever paid or traps ever returned. Instead, precipitating crisis in 2018, strategically on behalf of their Labour Party colleagues, this ‘Secretary’ deleted all the bank records of the CRA and installed their partner as ‘Acting Chair’ – to remedy and cover up what, exactly? To steal from residents further. A criminal takeover attempt was rapidly destroying the CRA edifice. Crooks in council aided and abetted.

Significant damages are due. Justice has not been seen and heard, let alone done.

In the meantime you can explore the services CRA provides, through our blog posts here.

Watch this space for further developments.

Kia ora koutou. Kia kaha

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