Manurewa Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Manurewa Local Board held in the Manurewa Local Board Office,
7 Hill Road, Manurewa on Thursday, 13 March 2014 at 6.30pm
.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Angela Dalton

[From 6.32pm, item 3]

Deputy Chairperson

Simeon Brown

 

 

 

Members

Michael Bailey

 

 

 

 

Danella McCormick

 

 

 

 

Daryl Wrightson

 

 

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

 

Ken Penney

 

 

 

Hon George Hawkins, QSO

 

 

 

Angela Cunningham-Marino

 

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

 

Cr Calum Penrose

 

Cr Sir John Walker, KNZM, CBE

 


Manurewa Local Board

13 March 2014

 

 

The Deputy Chair opened the meeting and welcomed everyone.

 

 

1          Prayer

 

Member Michael Bailey led the meeting in prayer.

 

 

2          Apologies

 

Resolution number MR/2014/30

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson SP Brown, seconded by Member D Wrightson:  

That the Manurewa Local Board accept the apologies from, Member Angela Cunningham-Marino, Member Hon George Hawkins, QSO, and Member Ken Penney for non-attendance and an apology for lateness from the Local Board Chairperson, Angela Dalton.

CARRIED

 

 

Chairperson AM Dalton assumed the Chair at 6.32pm.

 

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number MR/2014/31

MOVED by Chairperson AM Dalton, seconded by Member D Wrightson:  

That the Manurewa Local Board confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 13 February 2014, as a true and correct record.

CARRIED

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

5.1

Leave of Absence Request - Ken Penney

 

Resolution number MR/2014/32

MOVED by Chairperson AM Dalton, seconded by Member DJ McCormick:  

That Member Ken Penney be granted leave of absence for a two month period ending 8 May 2014 due to a medical condition.

CARRIED

 

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

There were no acknowledgements.

 

7          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

 

8          Deputations

 

There were no deputations.

 

 

9          Public Forum

 

9.1

Public Forum - Auckland City for Peace Toolkit - Raewyn Bhana

 

Raewyn Bhana, Board Member from the Auckland City for Peace, gave a presentation and tabled supporting information on the Auckland City for Peace Toolkit.  A copy of the presentation and tabled information can be viewed at the following Auckland Council webpage:  http://infocouncil.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/

 

 

Resolution number MR/2014/33

MOVED by Chairperson AM Dalton, seconded by Member MJ Bailey:  

That the Manurewa Local Board thank Raewyn Bhana, Peace Foundation Governance Board member, for her presentation on the Auckland City for Peace Toolkit.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     Auckland City for Peace presentation

b     City for Peace Declaration and Auckland Peace City pamphlet

 

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

10.1

Extraordinary Business - Manurewa Local Board Psychoactive Substances Regulations Submission

 

Resolution number MR/2014/34

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson SP Brown, seconded by Member DJ McCormick:  

That an extraordinary item of business be considered as item 27.1 regarding the Manurewa Local Board Psychoactive Substances Regulations Submission, noting the reason for urgency is that the feedback period on the Ministry of Health’s Psychoactive Substance Regulations closes on 21 March 2014, before the April Board meeting.

CARRIED

 

11        Notices of Motion

 

There were no notices of motion.

 

 

12

Manurewa Ward Councillors Update

 

Resolution number MR/2014/35

MOVED by Chairperson AM Dalton, seconded by Deputy Chairperson SP Brown:  

That the verbal report be received from:

i)       Councillor Sir John Walker regarding:

·          concern about Auckland Council growing debt

·          more work to be done on funding for the city rail link

ii)      Councillor Calum Penrose regarding:

·         concern about the debt level

·         keeping rates at 2.5% how is council expected to deliver on some of the capital projects

·         over the next three months the Governing Body will be prioritising the projects that are significant for the region - evaluating what is essential and what is not

·         the Governing Body will be working closely with the Local Boards in this process

·         18 months of discussion with some hard decisions to be made in the next 6 months

·         Council Controlled Organisations (CCO) review – believes the CCO mix is about right

·         Ports of Auckland are doing very well – up 70% on last year – taking a lot of the work back from the port at Tauranga – expecting to put 200,000 cars across the docks – 60% of new cars coming into the country through the Ports of Auckland – seven new women stevedores – the culture and customer service within the Ports of Auckland has changed significantly.

·         Discussion with the Mayor – requesting a legislation change through central Government for funding regional entities in a fairer way, eg:  the Westpac Helicopter.

CARRIED

 

 

13

Manurewa Youth Council Update

 

Matthew Ward (Manurewa Youth Council Chairperson), supported by three other Youth Council members and Flora Apulu (Chairperson Youth Advisory Panel) updated the Board on the Youth Council activities.   A copy of this document can be publicly viewed at the following Auckland Council webpage:  http://infocouncil.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/

 

 

Resolution number MR/2014/36

MOVED by Chairperson AM Dalton, seconded by Member D Wrightson:  

That the Manurewa Local Board receive the report from:

a)            The Manurewa Youth Council regarding:

·         Improving connecting with youth

·         Requested a list of dates of residents groups meetings

·         Involvement with the Nathan Homestead focus group

·         lobbying for more funding for arts and culture funding in Manurewa

·         Position paper on Alcohol Policy

·         Producing a youth friendly pamphlet for feedback later this year

·         Hoping to give feedback on the development of psychoactive substances policy

·         Education and employment – running some events later in the year to help young people understand opportunities

·         Hoping to hold a forum based around the central government elections

·         Have produced a budget for the remainder of this financial year and the next financial year

·         Advised the various roles and portfolios members have been allocated to

·         Attended the Youth Summit held by the Youth Advisory Panel and connected with other Youth Councils in the region

 

b)            The Youth Advisory Panel Chair regarding:

·         Youth Summit – went very well

·         Manurewa Youth Council presented to the Youth Advisory Panel

·         Applying to Ministry of Youth Development, Youth Development Partnership Fund to seek funding for a forum/event to be held across the region – will liaise with the youth councils about what type of event to hold

·         Hoping that input for the next event will encourage greater participation and how the relationship between regional and local can improve

·         Made a submission on the Tobacco Amendment Bill – supported the Auckland Council’s submission.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     Manurewa Youth Council update - March 2014

 

 

14

Portfolio Update

 

Member Michael Bailey tabled notes he had taken at the Community Impact Forum for the Correctional Facility at Wiri meeting held on 12 March 2014. 

 

Simeon Brown, Deputy Chair, Community Services and Street Environment, Town Centres and Economic Portfolio Lead tabled a portfolio catch up.

 

A copy of these documents can be viewed at the following Auckland Council webpage:  http://infocouncil.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/

 

 

Resolution number MR/2014/37

MOVED by Chairperson AM Dalton, seconded by Member DJ McCormick:  

That the Manurewa Local Board receive the portfolio updates from:

i)             Michael Bailey, Manurewa Local Board representative on the Community Impact Forum for the Correctional Facility at Wiri.

 

ii)            Simeon Brown, Deputy Chair, Community Services and Street Environment, Town Centres and Economic Portfolio Lead.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     Notes taken at the Community Impact Forum for the Correctional Facility at Wiri meeting held on 12 March 2014

b     Community Services and Street Environment, Town Centres and Economic Portfolio Lead update

 


 

15

Chairperson's Update

 

Resolution number MR/2014/38

MOVED by Chairperson AM Dalton, seconded by Deputy Chairperson SP Brown:  

That the verbal report from the Manurewa Local Board Chairperson be received regarding:

i)             informal consultation on the Local Board Plan

ii)            Reremoana School Gala has been postponed due to the forecasted weather

iii)           Members to attend the Weymouth consultation session on Saturday 15 March

iv)           Budgets – Auckland Council growing debt a concern – borrowing to build assets – assets need to be depreciated and operational expenditure – how can Council continue to do this when the debt is at the top of the ceiling without raising the rates

v)            Auckland Transport – growth is in the south – motorways are blocked – trucks carrying freight on residential roads – the priority is in the south – rail stations need to remain open – the roading network needs to work, particularly around the Takanini area

vi)           Council Controlled Organisations (CCOs) presentation at the Long Term Plan workshop – impressed with the presentations the CCOs did and how they deliver on their outcomes

vii)         Westpac Helicopter – disappointed that there appeared to be conflicting media statements from the Mayor’s office particularly regarding the Westpac Helicopter.

CARRIED

 

 

16

Infrastructure and Environmental Services Update Report

 

Resolution number MR/2014/39

MOVED by Chairperson AM Dalton, seconded by Deputy Chairperson SP Brown:  

That the Manurewa Local Board

a)            note the information in the Infrastructure and Environmental Services update report.

b)            Request that Auckland Council staff responsible for tracking faecal matter entering the sea water at Weymouth beach inform Iwi and Mana Whenua, and involve them in discussions concerning the design of any remedial action.

c)            Request that the Board be updated in regard to the consideration being given to recruitment of a person to facilitate local and community-based waste minimization education in Manurewa.

d)            Clarify that the Board’s position is that it supports a resource recovery network being established in the south, but as the policy was adopted by Regional Strategy and Policy Committee, the funding for implementation (including the scoping study and business case) should follow the decision and be funded from the Governing Body regional budget.

CARRIED

 


 

17

Auckland Transport Quarterly Update to Local Boards

 

Resolution number MR/2014/40

MOVED by Chairperson AM Dalton, seconded by Member MJ Bailey:  

That the Manurewa Local Board receive the report entitled “Auckland Transport Quarterly Update to Local Boards”.

CARRIED

 

 

18

Auckland Transport Update – March 2014

 

Resolution number MR/2014/41

MOVED by Chairperson AM Dalton, seconded by Member MJ Bailey:  

That the Manurewa Local Board

a)            receive the report entitled “Auckland Transport Update – March 2014”.

b)            Request Auckland Transport assure the Board that the Mill Road residents and Mana Whenua concerns as to the environmental impacts of the Mill Road project have been addressed to the satisfaction of all parties.

c)            Continues to press Auckland Transport for Te Mahia Railway Station to remain open.

d)            Support the Mayor’s previous statements that no railway station should be closed on the southern line.

e)            Advocate for solutions to the level crossing on the southern line between Manurewa and Papakura being:

i)             Spartan Road

ii)            Manuroa Road

iii)           Taka Street

iv)           Walters Road

f)             Request Auckland Transport to open a new station at Glenora with a transport interchange, including a park and ride, to support increasing commercial and retail activity and residential growth through the special housing areas being developed.

g)            Refers the above resolutions to the Papakura Local Board to assist in their advocacy.

CARRIED

 

 

 

19

Proposed Navigation Safety Bylaw

 

Resolution number MR/2014/42

MOVED by Chairperson AM Dalton, seconded by Member D Wrightson:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)            Consults with the Weymouth community on the proposed Navigation Safety Bylaw at the Saturday 15 March Local Board Plan consultation session noting the closing date of 4pm, Monday, 17 March 2014.

b)         Supports the proposed Navigation Safety Bylaw and Regulations.

c)         Delegates authority to Chairperson and Deputy Chair to speak on behalf of Manurewa Local Board at public hearings.

CARRIED

 

 

20

Manurewa Local Board Youth Leadership Scholarships

 

The Manurewa Local Board Youth Leadership Scholarships report was circulated to members on 12 March 2014.  A copy of the report can be publicly viewed at the following Auckland Council webpage:  http://infocouncil.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/

 

 

Resolution number MR/2014/43

MOVED by Chairperson AM Dalton, seconded by Deputy Chairperson SP Brown:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)            Agree to award Youth Leadership Scholarships for the 2013/2014 financial 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 subsequent rounds of scholarships to improve process and administration.

CARRIED

 

 

21

Manurewa Local Board input in to the:
i) Draft Cemeteries and Crematoria Bylaw
ii) Draft Boarding Houses and Hostels Bylaw
iii) New National Drug Policy Discussion Document for New Zealand

 

Resolution number MR/2014/44

MOVED by Chairperson AM Dalton, seconded by Member DJ McCormick:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      Endorses the input into the draft Cemeteries and Crematoria Bylaw.

b)      Endorses the input into the draft Boarding Houses and Hostels Bylaw.

c)      Endorses the input into the New National Drug Policy Discussion Document for New Zealand.

CARRIED

 

 

 

22

Urgent Decision - Allocation of Local Event Support Fund

 

Resolution number MR/2014/45

MOVED by Chairperson AM Dalton, seconded by Deputy Chairperson SP Brown:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      Note the decisions made under the Chairperson’s discretionary powers in relation to the allocation of funds from the Local Event Support Fund as follows:

i)       That the Manurewa Local Board approve funding up to maximum of $300 from the Local Event Contestable/Support Fund for finger painting supplies and bubble machine hire as part of the free children’s entertainment at the Teddy Bears Picnic event being held on Wednesday, 5 March 2014 at Manurewa South School.

ii)      That the Manurewa Local Board approve funding up to a maximum of $600 from the Local Event Contestable/Support fund for 300 air filled balloons (150 white & 150 blue) for the annual Police Pay Parade being held on Friday, 7 March 2014 in Manurewa.

iii)     That the Manurewa Local Board approve funding of $500 from the Local Event Contestable/Support fund to Hapai Te Hauora Tapui as the Manurewa Local Board’s contribution to Hapai Te Hauora Tapui’s Anti-legal High/Cannabinoids project at the Polyfest 2014 festival being held 12 to 15 March 2014 at the Manukau Sports Bowl.

b)         Note that the $500 Manurewa Local Board grant to Hapai Te Hauora Tapui for the Hapai Te Hauora Tapui’s Anti-legal High/Cannabinoids project at the Polyfest 2014 festival being held 12 to 15 March 2014 at the Manukau Sports Bowl be taken from the Event Development fund (N.002461.10) and not the Local Event Contestable/Support fund.

CARRIED

 

 

 

23

Reports Requested - Pending - Issues

 

Resolution number MR/2014/46

MOVED by Chairperson AM Dalton, seconded by Member MJ Bailey:  

That the Manurewa Local Board receive the report entitled “reports requested – pending – issues” by the Democracy Advisor.

CARRIED

 

 

 

24

Manurewa Local Board Achievements Register 2013-2016 Electoral Term

 

Resolution number MR/2014/47

MOVED by Chairperson AM Dalton, seconded by Member MJ Bailey:  

That the report entitled “Manurewa Local Board Achievements Register 2013 – 2016 Electoral Term” be received, noting the following additions to the register:

i)             Supported Elvis in the Gardens event – 20,000 people attended.

ii)            Spoke to the Hamilton City Council regarding their Psychoactive Substances Policy.

iii)           Held first meeting for the World War I commemorations event.

iv)           Attended Long Term Plan scheme setting meeting.

v)         Provided input on the draft Cemeteries and Crematoria Bylaw.

vi)        Provided input into the draft Boarding Houses and Hostels Bylaw.

i)             Provided input into the New National Drug Policy Discussion Document for New Zealand.

ii)            Speaking to Select Committee regarding submission to the Local Government Act Amendment Bill No. 3.

iii)           Spoke to the Regional Strategy & Policy Committee regarding the psychoactive substances regulations.

iv)           Consultation for the informal feedback on the Local Board Plan at Clendon and Southmall.

CARRIED

 

 

25

For Information: Reports referred to the Manurewa Local Board

 

Resolution number MR/2014/48

MOVED by Chairperson AM Dalton, seconded by Member MJ Bailey:  

That the Manurewa Local Board note the following reports referred for information from the Governing Body committee meetings or forums:

 

No.

Report Title

Item no.

Meeting Date

Governing Body Committee or Forum

1.

Auckland Council Property Limited’s report for the second quarter ended 31 December 2013

 

Forwarded to the Board via email prior to being considered by the CCO Governance and Monitoring Committee

CCO Governance and Monitoring Committee

2.

For Information: Reports referred to the Manurewa Local Board

9

5 March 2014

Environment, Climate Change & Natural Heritage Committee

CARRIED

 

 

26

Manurewa Local Board Workshop Notes

 

Resolution number MR/2014/49

MOVED by Chairperson AM Dalton, seconded by Member MJ Bailey:  

That the Manurewa Local Board receive the notes from joint Manurewa and Papakura Local Board Workshop held on 10 February 2014 and the Manurewa Local Board workshops held on 11 and 25 February 2014. 

CARRIED

  

 

27        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

27.1

Extraordinary Business - Manurewa Local Board Psychoactive Substances Regulations Submission

 

The extraordinary business item was circulated to members on 12 March 2014.  A copy of the Manurewa Local Board Psychoactive Substances Regulations Submission can be publicly viewed at the following Auckland Council webpage: 

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

 

 

Resolution number MR/2014/50

MOVED by Chairperson AM Dalton, seconded by Deputy Chairperson SP Brown:  

That the Manurewa Local Board endorses its statement and its responses to the submission form questions to be appended to the Auckland Council submission to help shape the Ministry of Health’s Psychoactive Substances Regulations.

CARRIED

 

 

 

8.10pm                                               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 Manurewa Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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