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 Cancellation of November Branch Meeting and Christmas Function

Due to the Covid restrictions in Auckland, your branch committee is reluctantly cancelling the branch meeting that was to be held on Tuesday, 2 November. 

Regrettably, the committee has also decided to cancel our Christmas function scheduled for Friday, 3 December.  This is due to ongoing uncertainty regarding future restrictions and our overriding concern for the safety and welfare of our members.

We will be in touch in the New Year when we hope to provide details of a members function where we can once again meet and enjoy each other’s company.


Sandie Gusscott


GSA, Auckland Branch




Because of the current Alert Level 4 restrictions in Auckland we can no longer hold our meeting on Tuesday, 7 September 2021. We have changed the date to Tuesday, 2 November but all other arrangements are the same and are outlined in the updated invitation below. We hope you can make the new date.


All Auckland members of the Government Superannuitants Association are cordially invited to our next Branch meeting. We encourage members to bring their partners along to meet your Committee and other Branch members.

Date: Tuesday, 2 November 2021

Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm

Venue: Western Springs Garden Community Hall, 956 Great North Road, Western Springs.

Directions: The Western Springs Garden Community Hall is in the same area as MOTAT and the Western Springs Park.  It is on the opposite side of Great North Road to these attractions. There is ample free parking and we will provide clear signs on the building to our meeting.

Agenda: We commence with morning tea and then welcome our guest speaker, Alexis Sawyers from Age Concern who will talk about the work Age Concern does for older people in Auckland. We have set some time aside at the end of Alexis’s talk for any questions you may have.

We will then briefly conduct Branch business before the meeting concludes at 12.30pm.

RSVP: For catering purposes, please register your interest in attending by contacting our Branch Secretary, Andrea on or call 0800 888 472.  Please do feel welcome to come along on the day, even if you didn’t register.



The GSA Auckland Branch thanks all those who have come forward in response to our National President Tony Hamilton's letter and have subsequently been elected on to the Auckland Committee.

Your new committee is

Chairman  Sandie Gusscott  Education 021 806 973
Vice Chairman Craig Jensen  Crown Research 378 4054
Secretary  Andrea Beechey   0800 888 472
  Murray McElwain (80+) Railways 266 9959
Rosemary Bell    
Defence 8385575
  Eric Bowater Education 482 0250
  Neil Carey Railways 625 4058
  Bret Bestic Defence 027 254 5153
  Claire Couch Education 420 8216
  Peter Buchanan Crown Research 027 434 1832
  Nancy De Freitas University  021 384 374
  Keith Rawlings Defence 021 882 959
  Max Thomson Post Office 479 1681 



Annuity News and Auckland Branch Newsletter

If you currently receive your six monthly Annuity News and Auckland Branch Newsletters by post but are open to receiving them via email please contact the Auckland Secretary on 0800 888 472.  This will assist the GSA to keep the rising publishing costs of these newsletters and rising postage costs down.


Have you moved house recently?

If you have moved house in the last six months and have forgotten to let us know, please phone the Auckland Secretary on 0800 888 472.  DataCom, the administrators of your Annuity would also like to know.  Please give them a call on 0800 654 731.

Auckland Branch is always looking for new speakers for our meetings.  As our membership is far reaching and many of our members belong to other groups who have speakers at their meetings, we ask that if you hear someone speak whom you think would be good to have at an Auckland Branch meeting please gather their contact details and pass them on to the Branch Secretary; Andrea at or phone her on 0800 888 472.

To find out more about activities planned for members, or to suggest other activities or venues, contact:

Branch Secretary
Andrea Beechey
0800 888 472





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