I hereby give notice that an ordinary meeting of the Manurewa Local Board will be held on:

 

Date:                      

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

 

Thursday, 13 March 2014

6.30pm

Manurewa Local Board Office
7 Hill Road
Manurewa

 

Manurewa Local Board

 

OPEN ADDENDUM AGENDA

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Chairperson

Angela Dalton

 

Deputy Chairperson

Simeon Brown

 

Members

Michael Bailey

 

 

Angela Cunningham-Marino

 

 

Hon George Hawkins, QSO

 

 

Danella McCormick

 

 

Ken Penney

 

 

Daryl Wrightson

 

 

(Quorum 4 members)

 

 

 

Lee Manaia

Local Board Democracy Advisor

 

12 March 2014

 

Contact Telephone: (09) 262 5421

Email: lee.manaia@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 

 


Manurewa Local Board

13 March 2014

 

 

ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                        PAGE

    

20        Manurewa Local Board Youth Leadership Scholarships                                         5

27.1     Extraordinary Business - Manurewa Local Board Psychoactive Substances Regulations Submission                                                                                                                   17 

 

      


Manurewa Local Board

13 March 2014

 

 

Manurewa Local Board Youth Leadership Scholarships

 

File No.: CP2013/25871

 

  

 

Purpose

1.       The purpose of this report is to seek the Manurewa Local Board’s feedback on proposed changes to the eligibility criteria for the Youth Leadership Scholarships, for scholarships to be awarded for the 2013/2014 financial year

 

Recommendation/s

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      Agree to award Youth Leadership Scholarships for the 2013/2014 year

b)      Amend the criteria to clarify eligibility for non-secondary students

c)      Apply an upper age limit of 24 years to provide clarity for applicants and align with other agencies’ definition of youth criteria

d)      Review the criteria and process for future scholarships to improve process and administration

 

 

 

Discussion

2.       In the 2011/2012 and 2012/2013 financial years the Manurewa Local Board (board) allocated $20,250 towards scholarships to encourage and support young people in Manurewa to develop and realise their full leadership potential, through further education and training or attendance at conferences or events.

3.       So far, there have been thirteen recipients of Youth Leadership Scholarships (7 in 2012 and 6 in 2013). Ten applicants were awarded contributions to fees for tertiary study, one for participation in the Waka Ama World Champs in Canada, and one each for attendance at Commonwealth Day 2012 festivities in London and at the Aspiring Leaders Forum 2013 in Wellington. Of the tertiary study, scholarships were awarded for study in the fields of health, engineering, teaching and business.

4.       The current set of criteria was amended after the first round of scholarships. Further changes are being proposed to provide more certainty for applicants about their eligibility.

5.       Under the headings Scholarship Funds and How to Apply, the criteria appear to restrict applicants to being Year 12 or Year 13 secondary school students. The wording at best is ambiguous and changes to better describe who the board is intending to target with Youth Scholarships would potentially result in a more appropriate range of eligible applicants.

6.       A question raised by potential applicants in the last round of scholarships was about the upper age limit. The current criteria are not specific. A defined upper limit would help applicants determine their eligibility and whether or not the board would consider their application. While determining a cut-off age limit could be somewhat arbitrary, many social services targeted at youth or young people have an upper age of 24 years and the board may consider this as appropriate.

7.       There are some other matters that the board may wish to consider in relation to process and administration. These include issues of double-funding (for applicants in receipt of other scholarships), the timing of awarding scholarships and whether it is better to make payments directly to the provider of the services for which the scholarships are being awarded. All of these have been highlighted through the last two rounds of awards. However, it is not felt that they are significant enough to prevent further Youth Scholarships being awarded in this financial year.

Consideration

Local Board Views

8.       Local Board views are being sought through this paper.

Maori Impact Statement

9.       The changes being suggested to the criteria for Youth Scholarships will have a neutral impact on Maori

General

10.     There are no other issues

Implementation Issues

11.     Implementation will need to be complete by the financial year end.

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

aView

Manurewa Local Board Youth Scholarships Criteria & Application

7

bView

Scholarship Agreement Form

15

      

Signatories

Authors

John Adams - Senior Local Board Advisor

Authorisers

Rex Hewitt - Relationship Manager

 


Manurewa Local Board

13 March 2014

 

 

Manurewa Local Board – Youth Leadership Scholarships 2012

 

Purpose

 

The Manurewa Local Board wants to support young people to remain in school and move onto further education and training. The Board will also support young people to attend conferences and/or events that will develop their leadership potential. This will help to achieve educational aspirations identified in the local board plan and grow young leaders in the community.

 

Target group

 

The scholarship recognises young people who have contributed meaningful leadership and citizenship volunteer activities during the past year promoting youth participation in local government and civic life. This aligns with the vision of the Manurewa Youth Council: “Creating stronger Manurewa communities by connecting, supporting and empowering young people to become actively engaged in the community.”

 

Objectives

 

§ To assist young people to achieve their potential through tertiary education or training, and through participation in conferences and events both in New Zealand and overseas.

 

§ Invest and build future leaders in the community.

 

§ To provide coaching, mentoring and mutually beneficial learning and development for young people in civic participation.

 

Scholarship funds

 

This year, the Board will award scholarships of up to a maximum of $2,000 per recipient, to Year 12 and/or Year 13 students to assist them with course costs towards their first year of study at a tertiary or training institution; or to assist with travel and other related costs associated with conferences and events that are consistent with the purpose of the programme.

 

The Board will determine in its sole discretion how and when any funding awarded is to be paid. 

 

How To Apply (criteria)

 

Students who have or are completing Year 12 and/or Year 13 may apply by completing the Manurewa Local Board Youth Leadership Scholarship application form and return it together with any relevant supporting documentation to the Administrator, Youth Leadership Scholarships, Manurewa Local Board Office, 7 Hill Road, Manurewa.

 

Students must be able to prove New Zealand residency or New Zealand citizenship and that they reside within the Manurewa Local Board area.

 

Students must have either:

 

§ gained admission to a tertiary or training institution and be enrolled in the requisite programme of study in order to receive payment; and/or

 

 

§ been accepted to participate in a conference or event either in New Zealand or overseas that is significantly based on youth leadership and youth development.

 

Complete the application form (attaching a copy of your curriculum vitae and any supporting documentation) by 30 March 2012. 

 

Scholarship recommendations will be made by a Panel comprising of the Manurewa Local Board Chair, Board Member George Hawkins, Board Member Colleen Brown and the Chair of the Manurewa Youth Council. Following evaluation of any valid Scholarship applications, Scholarships (if any) will be recommended by the panel to the Manurewa Local Board for approval.

 

The Panel will be looking for excellence, persistence, or leadership shown in any field of personal endeavour, but reserves the right to take into consideration any factors that the Panel considers relevant.  

 

Applicants will be notified of the Panel’s decision around the end of April 2012.

 

Duration

 

Scholarships are for a period of one year only.

 

The Board reserves the right to cancel any Scholarship (in whole or in part) at any time if it discovers that any information provided by the Applicant is not true, was misleading, or in the Board's view the Applicant has behaved in a manner that is not befitting of a Scholarship winner.
APPLICATION Youth Leadership Scholarship 2012

 

Surname or Family Name

Given Names

 

 

 

 

 

Home Postal Address

Contact Telephone Numbers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is the application for (i.e. first year of study/training course costs, attendance at a conference or event)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Applicants must ensure that the following documents are received with their application form:

 

1.   A one page personal statement explaining the applicant’s reasons for wanting to attend tertiary/training institution, conference or event; the academic/leadership goals they hope to achieve there and why they merit the award.

2.   A letter of reference from their School Principal and/or community leader, submitted directly to the Manurewa Local Board, which provides an account of their academic and general performance in their final years of secondary school; and/or leadership role in the community in the last year; and how the applicant might benefit from attending a tertiary/training institution, conference or event.

3.   Copies of their academic history: National Qualifications Framework Interim Result Notification for NCEA Level 2 or higher; or end of year (term 4) school report (officially certified by the school).

 

Applications and the accompanying documents must be received by 30 March 2012, at:

 

Manurewa Local Board Office

 Attn: Administrator, Youth Leadership Scholarships

7 Hill Road, Manurewa

Private and Confidential

 

 

 

 


Summary Results for:……………….. ……………………………………………………

 

NCEA Level 2 Results

 

Subject

 

No. of Credits Attained

Credits at Merit level

Credits at Excellence level

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NCEA Level 3 Results

 

Subject

 

No. of Credits Attained

Credits at Merit level

Credits at Excellence level

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Achievements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Principal’s Name:………………….……………………………………………….………

 

 

Principal’s Signature:................................................

Date:………..…….…….….

 


 

1.         What tertiary or training institution will you be studying at? (Please continue to number 3)

……………………………………….................................................................................

 

OR

 

2.         What conference/event will you be attending and when? (Please include conference documentation)

 

………………………………………........................................................................................................................................................................................................................

2a.       What is the cost of the conference/event? (Please also include any other costs related to the conference)

 

………………………………………........................................................................................................................................................................................................................

2b.       How will the conference/event promote your leadership skills? (Please complete application form by filling in number 8 and 9)

 

………………………………………........................................................................................................................................................................................................................

3.         Which subjects do you plan to study in your first year?

 

………………………………………………………………...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

4.         What is the cost of study in your first year?

 

……………………………………….................................................................................

 

5.         In which subject(s) do you plan to major?

 

………………………………………………..............................................................................................................................................................................................................

6.         State briefly why you have chosen this particular course of study?

 

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

7.         State briefly what career you are considering (if you have not yet considered any specific career, please leave blank)

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………………………

8.         In this space add any additional information which you feel would assist your application (if you prefer, you may attach a separate A4 page with this information)

 

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

 

9.         I have read, signed and agree to the DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION as detailed overleaf.

 

 

10.       I declare that the information provided on this Application (together with any supporting documentation) is true and correct.

 

 

 

Applicant’s Signature:…………………..…………

 

 

Date:……………………………...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION

 

I, ……………………………………………………………………………….agree to:

             insert Applicant's full name

 

1.   The disclosure of any information I provide as part of my application for a Scholarship to any persons the Manurewa Local Board, consider relevant to enable proper consideration of my application.

 

2.   The Manurewa Local Board obtaining any information about me held by any school which I have attended or referees I have provided. 

 

3.   The publication of my name, biographical details, and a photograph of me and details of any Scholarship which I may be awarded in any media, in the event I am awarded a Scholarship.

 

4.   The disclosure of relevant information about me to any sponsors (if any) of the Scholarships.

 

5.   If awarded a Scholarship, to provide a written report back to the Maurewa Local Board (max. 2 pages) on the outcome / results of my chosen course of study or conference/event after completion.

 

I agree to the above disclosure conditions in respect of my Scholarship application.

 

 

Applicant’s Signature:……………………………

 

 

Date:……………………………...

 

 

NB:  Should you have reason to believe that information held about you in your application is incorrect, you have the right of access to, and correction of, that information.

 


Manurewa Local Board

13 March 2014

 

 

MANUREWA LOCAL BOARD YOUTH LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP AGREEMENT

 

Parties

Auckland Council, acting through Manurewa Local Board ("Manurewa Local Board") 

[Insert full legal name of Recipient] ("Recipient") 

 

Contact Details

Manurewa Local Board

Physical address: Shop 3-5, 7 Hill Road, Manurewa, Auckland
Postal address:     Private Bag 92-300, Auckland

Attention:               Trina Bishop

 

The Recipient

Physical address: [insert Recipient's physical address]
Postal address: [insert Recipient's postal address if different]

 

 

The Manurewa Local Board has selected you as a successful applicant for one of its Youth Leadership Scholarships (“Scholarship”). 

 

Both parties agree that the Scholarship shall be granted on the following conditions:

 

1.   The Scholarship is for $(amount).

 

2.   The Scholarship is granted to allow the recipient [describe as clearly and precisely as possible what the Recipient will use the grant for] Scholarship Purpose”).  The Recipient will use the Scholarship solely for the Scholarship Purpose.

 

3.   The Scholarship will be disbursed by the Manurewa Local Board in one payment of $(amount).

 

4.   Prior to any payment being made, the Recipient must return to the Manurewa Local Board one signed copy of the Scholarship agreement and a pre printed bank deposit slip containing the Recipient’s bank account details.

 

5.   The Recipient is responsible for organising all additional funding over and above the Scholarship which may be required for the Scholarship Purpose.  The Manurewa Local Board is under no obligation to provide any funding to the Recipient other than the Scholarship (whether during or after this agreement).

 

6.   While completing the Scholarship Purpose, the Recipient will not do anything which brings (or would be likely to bring) the Auckland Council or the Manurewa Local Board into disrepute.

 

7.   The Recipient will immediately notify the Manurewa Local Board if an event occurs which does or may:

 

a.   Constitute a breach of any term or condition of this agreement; and/or

b.   Result in the Recipient abandoning or altering the Scholarship Purpose or any other obligation of this agreement.

 

8.   The Recipient warrants that all information and representations provided to the Manurewa Local Board during the application process for the Scholarship are true, complete and accurate in all respects. 

 

9.   The Manurewa Local Board may immediately terminate this agreement by written notice to the Recipient if:

 

a.   The Scholarship is not used for the Scholarship Purpose; or

b.   The Recipient fails, in the reasonable opinion of the Board, to comply with any of the terms or conditions of this agreement; or

c.   The warranty provided at clause 8 is untrue in any material respect.

 

10. Where this Agreement is terminated in accordance with clause 9, the Manurewa Local Board may revoke payment of the Scholarship, and require a refund of any portion of the Scholarship already paid to the Recipient.  Any refund will be payable to the Manurewa Local Board at the time and in the manner requested by Council.

 

11. The Recipient’s name, biographical details and photograph, and details of this scholarship award, may be published in any media to promote the Manurewa Local Board Youth Leadership Scholarship.

 

12. The Recipient will complete a written report to the Manurewa Local Board (maximum of 2 pages) on completion of the Scholarship Purpose. 

 

I (Name of applicant) accept the offer of this Scholarship and the conditions upon which is awarded. 

 

 

·                     Signed under delegated authority for and on behalf of Manurewa Local Board

·                     Signed by the Recipient

·                      . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Authorised Signatory

·                      . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Signature

·                     Daniel Newman – Manurewa Local Board Chair

·                     . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
[Print name of Recipient  here]

·                     Dated: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

·                     Dated: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 


Manurewa Local Board

13 March 2014

 

 

Extraordinary Business - Manurewa Local Board Psychoactive Substances Regulations Submission

 

File No.: CP2014/03999

 

  

 

Purpose

1.       This report is to agree input by the Manurewa Local Board into Auckland Council’s Submission to the Ministry of Health’s Consultation on the Regulations to be created to manage the Psychoactive Substances Act 2013.

Executive Summary

2.       Some of the Manurewa community regularly inform local board members that reducing the harmful impact of drugs including so-called ‘legal highs’ or psychoactive substances is a must.  Accordingly, the local board has taken a leadership role in preparing a position paper  on how retail outlets licensed to sell psychoactive substances can be regulated within Manurewa thereby reducing harm.  The position paper was submitted to the Ministry of Health.

3.       The Psychoactive Substances Act 2013 provides that only ‘approved products’ can be sold and these ‘approved products’ cannot be sold in dairies, convenience and grocery stores or supermarkets.  Nor can they be available where alcohol is sold, in automotive service or repair facilities, or in tents or mobile street carts (see section 52 of the Act).

4.       Regulations are now being developed which when in force will go a long way towards determining how, when and where legally approved psychoactive substances are sold in communities.  Manurewa Local Board welcomes this opportunity provided to local government to make submissions to the Ministry of Health.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      Endorses its statement and its responses to the submission form questions regarding the Ministry of Health’s Psychoactive Substances Regulations.

 

 

Discussion

5.       Community members repeatedly tell Manurewa Local Board that reducing harmful impact of drugs including ‘legal highs’ or psychoactive substances is a must.  Accordingly, Manurewa Local Board has prepared a position statement on the retail of such substances within Manurewa. This has been submitted to the Ministry of Health.  The Psychoactive Substances Act 2013, provides that only ‘approved products’ can be sold and these ‘approved products’ cannot be sold in dairies, convenience stores, grocery stores or supermarkets.  Nor can they be sold where alcohol is sold, in automotive service or repair facilities, or in tents or mobile street carts (see section 52 of the Act).

6.       Regulations are now being developed which it is anticipated will further determine how, when and where legally approved psychoactive substances are sold.  The Manurewa Local Board welcomes this opportunity provided to local government to make submissions to the Ministry of Health consultation on the regulations to manage psychoactive substances Act.

7.       Manurewa Local Board reaffirms the approach presented in its earlier position statement.

Consideration

Local Board Views

8.       As above.

Maori Impact Statement

9.       The Board’s stance on psychoactive substances is intended to benefit all the community including Maori.

General

10.     Nil

Implementation Issues

11.     There are no implementation issues.

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

aView

Manurewa Local Board statement regarding Psychoactive Substances Regulations

17

bView

Manurewa Local Board response to Submission form questions re Pyschoactive Substances Regulations

17

cView

Psychoactive Substances Position Paper (Local Approved Products Policy) - Manurewa Local Board

17

     

Signatories

Authors

David Hopkins - Local Board Advisor

Authorisers

Rex Hewitt - Relationship Manager

 


Manurewa Local Board

13 March 2014

 

 

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Psychoactive Substances Regulations

Community members repeatedly tell Manurewa Local Board that reducing harmful impact of drugs including so-called ‘legal highs’ or Psychoactive Substances is a must. Accordingly, Manurewa Local Board has taken a leadership role in submitting on how to reduce harm to the Ministry of Health, to Auckland Council and to other local bodies including Hamilton City Council.

The Psychoactive Substances Act, passed by Parliament last year, provides that only ‘approved products’ can be sold and these ‘approved products’ cannot be sold in dairies, convenience stores, grocery stores or supermarkets. Nor can they be sold where alcohol is sold, in automotive service or repair facilities, or in tents or mobile street carts (see section 52 of the Act).

Regulations are now being developed which when in force will go a long way towards determining how, when and where legally approved Psychoactive Substances are sold in our communities. . Manurewa Local Board welcomes this further opportunity to make Submissions to the Ministry of Health consultation about the Regulations to govern Psychoactive Substances Act.

 

Manurewa Local Board reaffirms the approach presented in its earlier position statement.

1.   We advocate restricted opening hours for these stores (10am-2pm)

2.   We advocate for localised sinking lids.

3.   People applying for licences to sell the products, should pass the same tests that are required to sell alcohol.

4.   Applicants should show that they are compliant with any LAPP if there is one in place.

5.   Applicants should also complete a social impact statement, to show what harms are going to be caused by the store and how they are planning to mitigate them. (regardless of whether there is a LAPP or not).

6.   Applicants to sell Psychoactive substances should hold a high level of records, and be subject to rigorous testing before being allowed to sell them to wholesalers in NZ or retailers.

7.   Licensed premises should only sell approved products and nothing else. There should be clear separation between this shop and any others.

8.   Advertising should be limited to the store windows.

9.   CCTV cameras should operate on site.

10. Licence must be shown in store window.

11. Other discretionary conditions should be available, such as can be put in place for Liquor stores.

12. Licence applications should be publically notified for 21 days for any interested party to write to the authority to express views, and for local authorities to highlight LAPP’s.

13. As much information as possible should be made available to the user of the legal high, as to its health impacts so they can make an informed decision.

14. Agree with Ministry of Health’s suggestions around packaging. Should not appeal to minors.

15. There should be quantity restrictions over how much can be sold in a single sale across the counter or via the internet.

16. We support the Ministry of Health’s proposals to have licence applicants pay the full realistic cost of the applications.

17. We support the Ministry of Health’s proposed annual levies on the industry to pay for the cost of running the authority and associated testing etc.

 

For further detail please see: 

Attachment A: Consultation questions: ‘140313 submission-form-psychoactive-substances regulations.docx’

Attachment B: Manurewa Local Board Psychoactive Substances Position Paper ‘2014 Psychoactive Substances Position Paper (local Approved Products)_Manurewa Local Board.pdf’

 

 


Manurewa Local Board

13 March 2014

 

 

Making a submission

Submissions close on Friday 21 March 2014 at 5 pm.

 

Please note: any submissions received after this time will not be included in the analysis of submissions.

 

Please detach and return this part of the document.

 

Consultation questions

1     Is the list of proposed information requirements for licence applications comprehensive enough?

If not, what else should be required, and why?

People applying for licences to sell, import or manufacture approved products should pass at least the same tests that are required to sell alcohol. It may be appropriate to follow some of the criteria concerning the issue of licenses set out in sections 105 and 106 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act and apply them in this context. Applicants should need to pass a Police Check and be required to keep the Psychoactive Substances Regulatory Authority informed of any changes to their details.

 

 

2        Should retail licence applications be accompanied by evidence of compliance with a local approved products policy if one is in effect in the applicant’s area?

Yes, applicants should show that they are compliant with any local approved products policy (LAPP) if there is one in place.

 

 

3        Should retail licence applications be accompanied by evidence of compliance with a generic local approved products policy if no policy is in effect in the applicant’s area?

Yes, Applicants should show that they are compliant with a generic local approved products policy if there is not a specific one in place.

 

 

 

 

4       Are the factors the Authority should take into account when determining whether a licence applicant is a fit and proper person or whether a body corporate is of good repute in section 16(2) enough? The section 16(2) factors are:

·    whether the applicant has been convicted of a relevant offence

·    whether there has been a serious or repeated failure by the applicant to comply with any requirement of the Act

·    whether there are other grounds for considering that the applicant is likely to fail to comply with any requirement of the Act

·    any other matter that the Authority considers relevant.

If you think these factors are not enough, please give examples of additional factors the Authority should consider.

Applicants to sell Psychoactive substances should be able to clearly demonstrate they are a fit and proper person and if there is any doubt their application should not proceed. They should maintain a high level of records. There should be rigorous testing before being allowed to sell products to wholesalers or retailers in NZ.

Applicants should also complete a social impact statement, to show what harms are going to be caused by their business and how they are planning to mitigate them. (regardless of whether there is a LAPP or not).

 

 

 

5        Should the regulations require applicants to provide details of their involvement in other regulatory regimes, such as alcohol licensing processes?

Yes.

Applicants to sell Psychoactive substances should not be allowed to hold licences to sell alcohol or cigarettes.

 

6    What records should the regulations require licence holders to keep?

In addition to any other business records, regulations should require that clear CCTV camera footage be maintained of all areas where product is sold. This footage to be maintained in a confidential system for a period of one month after the date of sale.

 

7          How long should licence holders be required to keep records for?

 

 

8       Do you think there are factors or issues that the Authority should consider when setting discretionary conditions? If so, please provide details.

Other discretionary conditions should be available, such as can be put in place for Liquor stores. In particular, the Psychoactive Substances Regulations might prescribe that the following information accompany an application and be a matter that the Authority must take into account when deciding a retail application:

 

- the days on which and the hours during which the applicant proposes to sell approved psychoactive products. (Manurewa Local Board’s ‘Position Papers’ seeks reduced hours (9:00am – 2:30pm (Monday to Friday) outside school hours. These might also be matters that could be applied as discretionary conditions.

 

- whether the applicant is engaged in, or proposes on the premises to engage in, the sale of goods other than psychoactive substances

 

- whether the applicant is engaged in, or proposes on the premises to engage in, the provision of services other than those directly related to the sale of psychoactive substances, and if so, which services.

 

- whether the applicant has appropriate systems, staff, and training to comply with the law;

 

- whether the amenity and good order of the locality has been or would be likely to be reduced by the effects of the issue of the licence (including, but not limited to:

(a) current, and possible future, noise levels, levels of nuisance and vandalism in the locality of the premises;

(b) the number of premises for which licences of the kind concerned are already held in the locality (and whether a ‘sinking lid’ approach should be adopted to reduce the number of licences over time and improve the amenity and good order of the locality); (c) any sensitive sites in the locality).

 

 

9       Should the regulations prescribe other matters the Authority must take into account when deciding on an application? If yes, what should these matters be?

Applicants should also complete a social impact statement, to show what harms are going to be caused by the store and how they are planning to mitigate them. (regardless of whether there is a LAPP or not).

 

 

10      Do you agree a product approval application should include information on proposed manufacturing methods and how they will comply with the Psychoactive Substances Code of Manufacturing Practice?

Yes

 

 

11       Do you think any further particulars, information, documents or other material should be prescribed in the regulations? If yes, what should these be?

Applicants should also complete a social impact statement, to show what harms are going to be caused by the product and how they are planning to mitigate them.

 

 

12      Do you agree with the proposal that the regulations require applications to contain information and data on the toxicity, pharmacology and related clinical effects of the psychoactive substance they are seeking approval for?

Yes.

 

13      Do you agree with the proposal that the regulations require product approval applications to contain information and data on:

·    the psychoactive potential and related behavioural effects of the substance

·    the addictive potential

·    the proposed directions for use

·    previous use, including use in clinical trials and in the wider population?

Yes

 

 

 

14      Are the proposed requirements and restrictions on labelling sufficient? If not, please make specific suggestions for further requirements and restrictions.

Yes, we agree with Ministry of Health’s suggestions around labelling and agree with the regulation stating that a label must not appeal to minors.

 

15      Are the proposed requirements relating to health warnings sufficient?
If not, please make specific suggestions for further requirements (for example, advice on what to do in the case of an overdose).

The four compulsory warnings are supported:

1   Do not drive a vehicle or operate machinery after consuming.

2   Do not consume with other drugs, alcohol or medicines.

3   Do not consume if you are breastfeeding, pregnant or think you could be pregnant.

4   Do not exceed the stated dose.

 

The Authority should require that as much information as possible should be made available to the user of the approved product, as to its health impacts so they can make an informed decision.  This should include warnings as to possible side effects.

 

 

16      Are the proposed packaging requirements and restrictions sufficient? If not, please make specific suggestions for further requirements.

Agree with Ministry of Health’s suggestions around packaging. Should not appeal to minors.

 

17      Do you agree with the proposal to restrict a packet to one dose? Please give reasons for your answer.

There should be quantity restrictions over how much can be sold in a single sale across the counter or via the internet.

 

 

18      Do you agree with the proposal that a dose, in whatever form the product takes, is split wherever possible?

Yes, additional emphasis on the safety of others is being proposed in the proposed new National Drugs Policy. Requiring the splitting of the dose would enhance the safety of children and would be in line with the proposed new National Drugs Policy.

 

 

19      Do you think there should be restrictions on the form products can take? If so, what forms do you think should and shouldn’t be allowed?

 

 

20     Do you think there should be restrictions or requirements on the storage of psychoactive substances? If so, what should the restrictions or requirements be?

The Psychoactive Substances should be kept in a secure manner and Records should be kept separately and in a confidential and secure manner.

 

21      Do you think restrictions or requirements should be set for the storage of approved products? If so, what should they be?

The approved products should be kept in a secure manner and Records should be kept separately and in a confidential and secure manner.

 

22      Do you think restrictions or requirements should be set regarding the display of approved products? If so, what should they be?

The display should be kept in an objective manner not to attempt to increase consumption.

 

23      Do you think restrictions or requirementsshould be set regarding the disposal of approved products? If so, what should they be?

Yes there should be requirements that all products are disposed of in approved manner and that records which document this are maintained securely.

 

24     Do you think there should be signage requirements in the regulations? If so, please give specific suggestions.

Yes, health and other warning information should be available at point of sale to people in the languages in use in that community.

 

 

25      Do you think the regulations should specify further places where approved products may not be sold? If so, please provide specific suggestions.

The Act already restricts where approved products can be sold. For example, they cannot be sold in dairies, convenience stores, grocery stores or supermarkets. Nor can they be sold where alcohol is sold, in automotive service or repair facilities, or in tents or mobile street carts (see section 52 of the Act).

 

 

26     Do you think the regulations should prescribe restrictions or requirements for advertisements of approved products? If so, please provide specific suggestions.

Licensed premises should only sell approved products and nothing else. There should be clear separation between this shop and any others.

Advertising should be limited to the store windows.

 

 

27      Do you think the regulations should prescribe restrictions or requirements on internet sales of approved products? If so, please provide specific suggestions.

There should be quantity restrictions over how much can be sold in a single sale across the counter or via the internet.

All the required health warnings must be clearly in place on any Internet site.

 

 

28     Do you think the regulations should prescribe restrictions or requirements on the advertising of approved products? If so, please provide specific suggestions.

Advertising should be limited to the store windows.

Onsite advertising should be restricted to objective information only.

 

 

29     Do you agree with the proposed fees for the different licences? If not, please provide specific suggestions.

We support the Ministry of Health’s proposals to have licence applicants pay the full realistic cost of processing the applications.

 

 

30     Do you support a fixed fee or an hourly charge for processing applications for product approvals?

We support the Ministry of Health’s proposed annual levies on the industry to pay for the full cost of running the Authority and associated testing etc.

 

 

31      Should fees be set for other specific functions? If yes, please state what they should be set for.

Fees should cover the cost of monitoring such as inspections of each retail premise by a Psychoactive Substances Enforcement Officer at least twice a year.

 

32      Do you agree with the proposed list of items and process for setting levies? If not, please provide specific suggestions.

Cost of Reviewing the Regulations should also be included in the levies.

Cost of Police Checks should be included in the charges.

The Psychoactive Substances Regulatory Authority is advised to consider how to meet the needs of Consumers who wish to raise concerns or make complaints. Any costs involved should be built into the levies.

Costs of providing health related information perhaps in the form of a Consumer Help line.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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(If yes, please make sure you provide an email address.)

Please return only one copy of your submission no later than 5 pm on Friday 21 March to:

The Manager

Psychoactive Substances Regulatory Authority

Ministry of Health

PO Box 5013

WELLINGTON

Email: psychoactives@moh.govt.nz

 

Alternatively, electronically complete the submission form available at the back of this document, add your comments and email to:

psychoactives@moh.govt.nz

 

Please put ‘Regulations Consultation’ in the subject line.

 

Your submission may be requested under the Official Information Act 1982.If this happens, the Ministry of Health will release your submission to the person who requested it.However, if you are submitting as an individual (rather than representing an organisation), the Ministry will remove your personal details from the submission if you tick the following boxes.

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Manurewa Local Board

13 March 2014