I hereby give notice that an ordinary meeting of the Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel will be held on:

 

Date:                      

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

 

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

6.00pm

Board Room
Auckland Town Hall
Ground Floor
301-305 Queen Street
Auckland

 

Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel

 

OPEN AGENDA

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Deputy Chairperson

Dave Tomu

 

Members

Carlos Abdelrahman

 

 

Asoka Basnayake

 

 

Naoe Hashimoto

 

 

Anita Keestra

 

 

Yee Yang 'Square' Lee

 

 

Angela Lim

 

 

Wong Liu Shueng

 

 

Christian Dee Yao

 

Liaison Councillor

Denise Krum

 

 

(Quorum 5 members)

 

 

 

Rita Bento-Allpress

Democracy Advisor

 

26 June 2015

 

Contact Telephone: (09) 890 8149

Email: rita.bento-allpress@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 


 

 

TERMS OF REFERENCE

 

 

The Terms of Reference set out the purpose, role and protocols of the Panel. 

 

Panel members will also be expected to abide by the Code of Conduct for members of Auckland Council advisory panels.

 

 

Purpose

 

The purpose of the panels is to provide strategic advice to the Council on issues of significance to their communities and to advise on effective engagement by Council with those communities.

 

 

Outcomes

 

The Panel will provide advice through an agreed annual work programme, integrated wherever possible, with other panels and approved by the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee.

 

 

Annual work programme

 

The Council will advise the Panel of the areas of strategy, policy and plan development that are likely to require comment or advice from the Panel during the course of the year. The work programme should also provide scope for the Panel to respond to issues and concerns arising from its communities and to develop its own priorities.

 

As resources allow, budget is available for the Panel to support activities that clearly contribute to the agreed work programme but the Panel may not access external resources for activities or events, except with the agreement of Council

 

 

Submissions

 

Panel advice will contribute to Council decision-making, but panels will not make formal submissions on Council strategies, polices and plans, for example, the Long Term Plan.

In their advisory role to the Council, Panels may have input to submissions made by the Council to external organisations but do not make independent submissions, except as agreed with Council.

 

This does not prevent individual members being party to submissions outside their role as Panel members.

 

* The above information is a summary of the 2014 Terms of Reference document and is based on the Governing Body decisions of 19 December 2013

 

 

 


Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel

01 July 2015

 

 

ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                        PAGE

1          Apologies                                                                                                                        5

2          Declaration of Interest                                                                                                   5

3          Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                               5

4          Extraordinary Business                                                                                                5

5          Election of the Chairperson                                                                                         7

6          Kaipātiki Migrant Business Support Pilot Project                                                   11

7          Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel - Work Programme Update                                  17 

8          Consideration of Extraordinary Items 

 

 


1          Apologies

 

At the close of the agenda no apologies had been received.

 

2          Declaration of Interest

 

Members are reminded of the need to be vigilant to stand aside from decision making when a conflict arises between their role as a member and any private or other external interest they might have.

 

3          Confirmation of Minutes

 

That the Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Wednesday, 13 May 2015, as a true and correct record.

 

 

4          Extraordinary Business

 

Section 46A(7) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (as amended) states:

 

“An item that is not on the agenda for a meeting may be dealt with at that meeting if-

 

(a)        The local authority by resolution so decides; and

 

(b)        The presiding member explains at the meeting, at a time when it is open to the public,-

 

(i)         The reason why the item is not on the agenda; and

 

(ii)        The reason why the discussion of the item cannot be delayed until a subsequent meeting.”

 

Section 46A(7A) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (as amended) states:

 

“Where an item is not on the agenda for a meeting,-

 

(a)        That item may be discussed at that meeting if-

 

(i)         That item is a minor matter relating to the general business of the local authority; and

 

(ii)        the presiding member explains at the beginning of the meeting, at a time when it is open to the public, that the item will be discussed at the meeting; but

 

(b)        no resolution, decision or recommendation may be made in respect of that item except to refer that item to a subsequent meeting of the local authority for further discussion.”

 

 

 


Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel

01 July 2015

 

 

Election of the Chairperson

 

File No.: CP2015/12880

 

  

 

Purpose

1.       To elect a chairperson for the Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel.

Executive summary

2.       With the resignation of Feroz Ali from the Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel the panel must elect a new chairperson.

3.       The panel must decide whether the election will be conducted by open or closed ballot, and choose a voting system.  Staff recommend that the Panel adopt one of the two voting systems outlined in the Local Government Act 2002 (explained at paragraphs 12 and 13 of this report).

4.       Once the panel has made these choices, the Lead Officer Support will lead the process for the election of the chairperson. 

 

Recommendation/s

That the Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel:

a)      decide whether the chairperson will be elected by open or closed ballot.

b)      decide whether the chairperson and deputy chairperson will be elected using voting system A or voting system B (as described in Schedule 7, Clause 25 of the Local Government Act 2002).

c)      elect a chairperson.

 

 

Comments

5.       At its meeting on the Wednesday 3 September 2014 the Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel elected Feroz Ali as chairperson of the panel (Resolution No. ETH/2014/19). On 18 March 2015 Feroz Ali resigned from the panel.

6.       The panel is required to elect a new chairperson.

7.       There is no provision for proxy voting. Only members present may nominate and vote for the chairperson. Candidates can vote for themselves.

 

Open or closed ballot

8.       The panel can choose to elect the chairperson by show of hand, which is an open ballot, or by writing their preference on a ballot paper, which is a closed ballot.

 


 

Voting System

9.       The panel needs to decide what voting system it wants to use.

10.     Staff recommend to undertake the election in accordance with Schedule 7, Clause 25 of the Local Government Act 2002, and to choose one of the two systems that can be used to elect chairpersons and deputy chairpersons of regional councils and other committees.  The two systems are described below.

11.     System A -

(a)     requires that a person is elected or appointed if he or she receives the votes of a majority of the members of the local authority or committee present and voting; and

(b)          has the following characteristics:

(i)  there is a first round of voting for all candidates; and

(ii)     if no candidate is successful in that round there is a          second round of voting from which the candidate with the fewest votes in the first round is excluded; and

(iii)     if no candidate is successful in the second round there is a third, and if necessary subsequent, round of voting from which, each time, the candidate with the fewest votes in the previous round is excluded; and

(iv)    in any round of voting, if two or more candidates tie for the lowest number of votes, the person excluded from the next round is resolved by lot.

12.     System B -

(a)     requires that a person is elected or appointed if he or she receives more votes than any other candidate; and

(b)          has the following characteristics:

(i)  there is only one round of voting; and

(ii) if two or more candidates tie for the most votes, the tie is resolved by lot.

 

Voting procedure at the meeting

13.     The meeting will proceed as follows:

(a)     The acting chairperson will call the meeting to order and deal with apologies and the initial procedural items.

(b)     The first item of substantive business will be the election of chairperson.

(c)     The acting chairperson will vacate the chair and the meeting will be chaired by the lead officer, assisted by the democracy advisor.

(d)     The lead officer will call for a decision on whether the ballot will be open or closed. This will be by simple voice or show of hands vote.

(e)     The lead officer will then call for a decision on the voting system. Once a member moves one of the systems and is seconded, it will be put to the vote. Again a decision will be by voice or show of hands.

(f)      The lead officer will call for nominations for chairperson. Each candidate must be nominated and seconded by a panel member who is present.

(g)     If there is only one nomination that person will be declared elected and will assume the chair.

(h)     If there is more than one candidate, an election will take place using the voting system agreed earlier.

(i)      If it is closed voting, the democracy advisor will undertake the vote, scrutineered by the liaison councillor.

(j)      The meeting will then continue with the next item of business.

Consideration

Local board views and implications

14.     There are no local board implications.

Māori impact statement

15.     There are no items in this report which impact on matters of significance for Māori.

Implementation

16.     There are no significant implication issues.

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.      

Signatories

Authors

Bruce Thomas - Principal Advisor Panels

Authorisers

Bernard Te Paa – Lead Officer Support, Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel

 


Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel

01 July 2015

 

 

Kaipātiki Migrant Business Support Pilot Project

 

File No.: CP2015/12920

 

  

 

 

Purpose

1.       To receive information about the Kaipātiki Migrant Business Support pilot project and provide feedback and advice on its implementation.

Executive Summary

2.       This pilot project seeks to develop a programme to support migrant-owned businesses in the Kaipātiki area, particularly in town centres (Birkenhead, Northcote and Glenfield) and Wairau Valley.  The project is owned and funded by the Kaipātiki Local Board.

3.       The first phase of the project, completed at the end of April 2015, involved the project manager undertaking detailed discussions with a number of internal and external stakeholders.  The discussions undertaken expressed widespread support for the proposed pilot.  All of the stakeholders spoken to thought that the project met an unmet need and that developing the project at a local board (or multiple board level) was the best approach.

4.       A number of stakeholders recommended that local boards/Auckland Council organisation and other stakeholders work through or appoint an intermediary or non-governmental organisation (NGO) to meet with existing migrant businesses. This is to ensure that successful relationships and trust are established with migrant businesses and communities. 

5.       Following on from stakeholder discussions, a pilot implementation programme (June-September 2015) has been developed. 

6.       Raeburn House (NGO) has been appointed as the key referral agency or connector for this pilot, operating from their new base at the Norman King Community Hub (Northcote Town Centre). They will be working with key stakeholders to provide an integrated programme to assist both existing migrant businesses and provide advice for business start-up.  This is explained further in the diagram under Attachment A. 

7.       A workshop with Kaipātiki Local Board in August or September 2015 will outline progress and indicate whether or not the pilot should continue during the remainder of 2015/16.  This will then be followed by a report to a local board business meeting seeking funding to continue (if applicable). 

8.       Council staff has also had discussions about developing a similar pilot across one or a group of centre-west local board areas.

9.       Council staff are keen to receive feedback and advice from the panel to assist with the implementation of this pilot project.

 

 

Recommendation/s

That the Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel:

a)      provide feedback on the Kaipātiki Migrant Business Support Pilot Project regarding its implementation.

b)      provide advice regarding any key stakeholders that may be interested in assisting with the Kaipātiki Migrant Business Support Pilot Project.

c)      note that panel members are invited to attend the proposed launch event at Raeburn House Community Hub in July (date to be confirmed).

 

Comments

 

Background

10.     This pilot project seeks to develop a programme to support migrant-owned businesses in the Kaipātiki area, particularly in town centres (Birkenhead, Northcote and Glenfield) and Wairau Valley.  The migrant business support project is an initiative identified in the approved Kaipātiki Local Economic Development (ED) Action Plan, as action 1.14.  The project was approved at the Kaipātiki Local Board December 2014 meeting (Resolution number KT/2014/249).

11.     The December 2014 meeting approved budget for 2014/15 but it was signalled at this meeting that there was potential to extend to 2015/16, subject to results from 2014/15.

 

Phase 1 – Stakeholder Consultation

12.     The first phase of the project, completed at the end of April 2015, involved the project manager undertaking detailed discussions with a number of internal and external stakeholders.  This included internal council departments, government agencies, such as IRD, Immigration New Zealand and Office of Ethnic Affairs (Department of Internal Affairs) and other agencies such as Auckland Chamber of Commerce and Raeburn House (NGO based in Northcote).

13.     The discussions undertaken expressed widespread support for the programme.  All of the stakeholders spoken to thought that the project met an unmet need and that developing the project at a local board (or multiple board level) was the best approach.  This is due to the differing migrant populations in each of the sub-regional areas and the differing ethnic support and other non-governmental organisations (NGOs) operating in the sub-regions of Auckland.

14.     To summarise, the stakeholder discussions provided the following feedback:

·   that local boards/Auckland Council organisation and other stakeholders work through or appoint an intermediary (or NGO) to meet with existing migrant businesses and to establish relationships with ethnic communities to gain trust.  The appointed intermediary would effectively become a “portal” or lead referral agency;

·   a number of stakeholders already have programmes of engagement with migrant businesses and/or communities but see this project as a good approach to help migrant businesses and to inform how they refine their support on an ongoing basis (continual improvement) e.g. do they translate several key documents or their whole suite or just offer Language Line support?.  Getting live feedback from the businesses themselves would be very helpful;

·   as well as the appointment of an intermediary or NGO, it was suggested that a communications programme be developed reaching out to ethnic/migrant organisations and channels.  This is because a number of migrant communities will not access mainstream newspapers or channels e.g. North Shore Times and Auckland Council website;

·   all stakeholders agreed that there was no need to reinvent the wheel and that there is a lot of support available to companies that could be tailored to meet the needs of migrant businesses. 

 

Pilot programme – June – September 2015

15.     Following on from stakeholder discussions, the following pilot programme was developed:

·   An integrated programme to assist both existing migrant businesses and provide advice for business start-up.  This is explained further in the diagram under Attachment A. 

·   Raeburn House has been appointed as the key referral agency or connector for this project.  Raeburn House has recently moved their main services to Norman King Community Hub (Northcote Town Centre) and has extensive experience working with migrant communities on the North Shore.  Raeburn House have been be tasked to:

o develop a programme of contact with existing migrant businesses, perhaps starting off with Northcote businesses, as the focus in the first 3/4 months

o develop relationships with key migrant service providers and groups, migrant communities, migrant related business groups to gain trust and use the contacts gained to seek out potential entrepreneurs and new business start-up referrals for the “Starting off right NZ” pilots (see below)

o use the contacts and intelligence gained above to advise on the feasibility of developing a “Starting off Right NZ” workshop with Korean and Chinese (Mandarin) support and combined expo (also for established businesses), featuring partners from central and local government and other migrant service providers and groups

o establish Raeburn House and Norman King Community Hub as the lead referral agency or connector for migrant businesses and services provided by local and central government and other migrant service providers and groups.

o host a stakeholder meeting and programme launch event in July 2015 at Norman King Community Hub.  The launch event to be used as a platform to gain media and community interest in the project

o develop a stakeholder and communications plan, to be used as a tool to track key partners and stakeholder involvement

o develop programme flyer and advise on the need for future or additional documentation or digital communication tools.

 

Potential pilot programme extension

16.     A workshop with Kaipātiki Local Board in August or September 2015 will outline progress and indicate whether or not the pilot should continue during the remainder of 2015/16.  This will then be followed by a report to a local board business meeting seeking funding to continue (if applicable).  Council staff will also investigate the potential to work with neighbouring local boards.

17.     Council staff have also had discussions about developing a similar pilot across one or a group of centre-west local board areas.

 

How can EPAP or individual panel members’ help or get involved?

18.     Council staff are keen to receive feedback from the panel, to assist with the implementation of this pilot project.

19.     Council staff are also open to receive potential EPAP support for the project, either as a panel or from individual members in the following ways:

·   to help identify potential additional key stakeholders;

·   attend the proposed launch event at Raeburn House Community Hub in July (date to be confirmed).  If this is of interest, staff will ensure that interested panel members will be sent an invite to attend.

Consideration

Local Board views and implications

20.     The Kaipātiki Local Board, as project owners and funders, has been kept up to date with the development of this project.  Discussions have been held with other local boards in Auckland around the development of similar pilot projects for their area(s).

Māori impact statement

21.     There are no direct impacts to Maori in respect of this project.

Implementation

22.     The implementation phase of this pilot project commenced 1 June and the initial stage will complete at the end of September 2015.  It is envisaged that the pilot will continue until 30 June 2016 (subject to local board funding).

23.     A centre-west pilot could also commence later in 2015/16, subject to further discussions with relevant local boards and commitment of local board budgets to implement a centre-west pilot.

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

aView

Kaipātiki Migrant Business Support Pilot Project - Devlivery model

15

     

Signatories

Authors

Stephen  Cavanagh - Local Economic Development Adviser

Authorisers

John Norman - Strategic Planner Local Economic Development

Bernard Te Paa – Lead Officer Support, Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel

 


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Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel - Work Programme Update

 

File No.: CP2015/12881

 

  

 

 

Purpose

1.       To receive up-to-date information regarding the Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel’s work programme. 

2.       To receive the schedule of feedback and advice provided by the panel to date.

Executive summary

3.       This monthly update allows the panel to note and discuss the progress of its work programme.

4.       It also allows the panel to note a summary of advice provided to date.

5.       There will be an opportunity for panel members to advise council of any topical issues that are relevant to the council’s functions and services.

6.       The panel can highlight aspects of their work programme and recent advice that are of importance to the ethnic community.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel:

a)      receive the Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel Work Programme – 1 July 2015.

b)      receive the Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel Schedule of Feedback and Advice Provided – 1 July 2015.

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

aView

Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel Schedule of Feedback and Advice Provided - 1 July 2015

19

bView

Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel Work Programme - 1 July 2015

21

     

Signatories

Authors

Rita Bento-Allpress - Democracy Advisor

Authorisers

 Bernard Te Paa – Lead Officer Support, Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel

 


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