Whau Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of an inaugural meeting of the Whau Local Board held in the New Lynn Community Centre, 45 Totara Avenue, New Lynn on Wednesday, 6 November 2013 at 6.30pm.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Catherine Farmer

 

 

 

Deputy Chairperson

Susan Zhu

 

 

 

Members

Derek Battersby

 

 

 

 

Ami Chand

 

 

 

 

Duncan MacDonald

 

 

 

 

Ruby Manukia-Schaumkel

 

 

 

 

Simon Matafai

 

 

 

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

 

His Worship, The Mayor of Auckland Len Brown

 

 

 

Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse

 

 

 

Councillor Ross Clow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Secretarial Note:  Alan Brookbanks, Human Resources Director, chaired the meeting for items 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.  From item 7 onwards, the newly elected Chairperson chaired the meeting.   Alan Brookbanks, Human Resources Director, administered the members’ declarations.

 

 

1          Mihi Whakatau (Welcome)

Fred Holloway, Kaumatua, led the prayer and gave a brief welcome.

 

2          Welcome Address

Alan Brookbanks, Human Resources Director, addressed the meeting. 

 

3          Apologies

 

There were no apologies.

Secretarial note:          Noted an apology for absence from Labour Party Leader, David                                         Cunliffe.

 

 

4

Declaration by Local Board Members Pursuant to Schedule 7, Clause 14, of the Local Government Act 2002

 

The following Local Board Members made their declarations pursuant to Schedule 7, clause 14, of the Local Government Act 2002:

 

·         Derek Battersby

·         Ami Chand

·         Catherine Farmer

·         Duncan MacDonald

·         Ruby Manukia-Schaumkel

·         Simon Matafai

·         Susan Zhu

 

Copies of the declarations are publicly available on the Auckland Council website as below:

 

http://infocouncil.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/

 

 

5

Election of Chairperson

 

Alan Brookbanks, Human Resources Director, advised the Board that they must resolve which voting system they wished to apply for the election of the chairperson. 

 

The Relationship Manager gave an explanation of the nomination process and the differences between the two voting systems.

 

 

Resolution number WH/2013/177

MOVED by Member A Chand, seconded by Deputy Chairperson  Zhu:  

That the Whau Local Board:

a)    Elects a chairperson for the 2013-2016 political term, utilising System B of Schedule 7, Part 1, Clause 25 of the Local Government Act 2002.

 

CARRIED

 

The Human Resources Director called for nominations for the position of Chairperson.

 

Member Susan Zhu nominated Member Catherine Farmer as Chairperson.  Member Simon Matafai seconded the nomination.

 

 

6

Declaration by Chairperson Pursuant to Schedule 7, Clause 14, of the Local Government Act 2002

 

The Chairperson made her declaration pursuant to Schedule 7, clause 14 of the Local Government Act 2002 and assumed the Chair.

 

A copy of the declaration is publicly available on the Auckland Council website as below

 

http://infocouncil.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/

 

 

7

Address by Chairperson

 

The Chairperson addressed the meeting.

 

 

Secretarial note: His Worship, The Mayor of Auckland also addressed the meeting.

 

8

Election of Deputy Chairperson

 

The Chairperson advised the Board that they must resolve which voting system they wished to apply for the election of the deputy chairperson. 

 

 

Resolution number WH/2013/178

MOVED by Chairperson CM Farmer, seconded by Member A Chand:  

That the Whau Local Board:

a)    Elects a Deputy Chairperson for the 2013-2016 political term, utilising System B (Schedule 7, part 1, clause 25 of the Local Government Act 2002.

CARRIED

 

The Chairperson called for nominations for the position of Deputy Chairperson.

 

Member Ruby Manukia-Schaumkel nominated Member Susan Zhu as Deputy Chairperson.  Member Ami Chand seconded the nomination.

 

 

Member Susan Zhu was declared elected as the Deputy Chairperson of the Whau Local Board for the 2013-2016 political term.

 

 

9

General Explanation of Local Government Legislation

 

Resolution number WH/2013/179

MOVED by Member D Macdonald, seconded by Member R Manukia-Schaumkel:  

That the Whau Local Board:

a)      Notes the general explanation of laws affecting local board members.

 

CARRIED

 

10

First Business Meeting of the Whau Local Board

 

Resolution number WH/2013/180

MOVED by Member A Chand, seconded by Deputy Chairperson  Zhu:  

That the Whau Local Board:

a)      Confirms the date for its first business meeting will be Wednesday 20 November 2013, 6.30 pm, at the Whau Local Board Office, 31 Totara Avenue New Lynn.

 

CARRIED

  

 

 

7.21 pm                                              The Chairperson thanked Members for their attendance and attention to business and declared the meeting closed.

 

CONFIRMED AS A TRUE AND CORRECT RECORD AT A MEETING OF THE Whau Local Board HELD ON

 

 

DATE:.........................................................................

 

 

 

CHAIRPERSON:........................................................