Rural Advisory Panel

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Rural Advisory Panel held in the Civic 15 Meeting Room, 1 Greys Ave Auckland on Friday, 2 May 2014 at 1.00pm.

 

present

 

Acting Chairperson / Deputy Chairperson South

Alan Cole

Franklin Local Board Member

Deputy Chairperson North

Thomas Grace

Rodney Local Board Member

Members

Marie Appleton

Rural Women NZ

 

Bill Bourke

Aggregate & Quarry Assoc

 

Wendy Clark

Federated Farmers

 

Trish Fordyce

NZ Forest Owners Assoc

 

Richard Gardner

Federated Farmers

 

Chris Keenan

Horticulture NZ

 

Brian Mason

Landowners & Contractors Protection Assoc Inc

 

Callum McCallum

Aquaculture Industry

 

Andrew McKenzie

Beef and Lamb NZ

 

Bill Millar

Fonterra

 

Helen Moodie

Dairy NZ

 

Roger Parton

Rural Contractors NZ and

Aggregate & Quarry Assoc

 

Geoff Smith

Equine Industry

 

Peter Spencer

NZ Forest Owners Association

 

Cr Penny Webster

Rodney Ward Councillor

 

Glenn Wilcox

Independent Māori Statutory Board

 

APOLOGIES

 

 

Cr Bill Cashmore        For absence

 

Bronwen Turner         For absence

 

Keith Vallabh              For absence  

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

 

Jill Naysmith, Franklin Local Board Deputy Chair


Rural Advisory Panel

02 May 2014

 

 

1          Apologies

 

Resolution number RUR/2014/11

MOVED by Member AQ Cole, seconded by Member W Clark:  

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)         accept the apologies from Cr Bill Cashmore, Bronwen Turner and Keith Vallabh for absence.

 

CARRIED

 

 

2          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number RUR/2014/12

MOVED by Member W Clark, seconded by Member AQ Cole:  

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Friday, 4 April 2014, as a true and correct record.

 

CARRIED

 

 

3          Additional items for consideration, not on the agenda

           

 

 

6

Aquaculture update

 

Callum McCallum provided a PowerPoint presentation. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

 

Resolution number RUR/2014/13

MOVED by Member AQ Cole, seconded by Member MP Webster:  

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

 

a)      thank Callum McCallum for his aquaculture presentation.

 

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     2 May 2014 - Callum McCallum Aquaculture PowerPoint   

 


 

 

4

Sites or places of value to mana whenua

 

John Duguid provided a PowerPoint presentation. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

 

Resolution number RUR/2014/14

MOVED by Member AQ Cole, seconded by Member TP Grace:  

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

 

a)         thank John Duguid and Glenn Wilcox for the sites of value to mana whenua presentation.

 

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     2 May 2014 - John Duguid - sites of value to mana whenua PowerPoint  

 

 

5

The Sea Change Project

 

Dominic McCarthy provided a PowerPoint presentation. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

 

Resolution number RUR/2014/15

MOVED by Member AQ Cole, seconded by Member B Bourke:  

 

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

 

a)         thank Dominic McCarthy for his Sea Change presentation.

 

 

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     2 May 2014 - Dominic McCarthy - Sea Change PowerPoint

 

 

7

Best practice working collaboratively

 

Chris Keenan provided a PowerPoint presentation.  A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment

 

 

Resolution number RUR/2014/16

MOVED by Member AQ Cole, seconded by Member A  McKenzie:  

 

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

 

a)         thank Chris Keenan for his Horticulture NZ working collaboratively presentation.

 

 

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     2 May 2014 - Chris Keenan Horticulture NZ working collaboratively PowerPoint

 


 

 

8

Rural Advisory Panel recommendations regarding community and environment incentive awards

 

Resolution number RUR/2014/17

MOVED by Member G Smith, seconded by Member AQ Cole:  

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)      agree that by joining with the other regions of New Zealand in advocacy for the Ballance Farm Environment Awards, that the benchmarked outcomes for environmental best management in rural Auckland will be enhanced.

b)      recommend to the Budget Committee that provision be made for the inclusion of the Ballance Farm Environment Awards in the Long Term Plan budgeting allocation process.

c)      request that officers work with the New Zealand Farm Environment Trust and regional councils to further improve the awards.

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

  

 

9

General Business

 

 

o        Geoff Smith raised a number of issues relating to broadband.  It was agreed that his concerns would be raised with the Manager Regional Digital Policy Implementation.

o        Earlier meeting start time – members were supportive of a 12.30pm start time.   

o        Wendy Clarke -  Kaipara River weed clearance.  It was agreed that Phil Brown would look into this.  Thomas Grace will provide further information and Richard Gardner would circulate Kaipara River photographs (attached).

 

 

Attachments

a     2 May 2014 - Richard Gardner Kaipara River photos

 

 

 

 

3.40 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 Rural Advisory Panel HELD ON

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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