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

 

Date:                      

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

 

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

6.00pm

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

 

Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel

 

OPEN AGENDA

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Chairperson

Dave Tomu

 

Deputy Chairperson

Anita Keestra

 

Members

Asoka Basnayake

 

 

Naoe Hashimoto

 

 

Yee Yang 'Square' Lee

 

 

Angela Lim

 

 

Mabel Msopero

 

 

Pratima Nand

 

 

Wong Liu Shueng

 

 

Christian Dee Yao

 

 

 

 

Liaison Councillor

Cr Denise Krum

 

 

(Quorum 5 members)

 

 

 

Suad Allie

Democracy Advisor

 

30 October 2015

 

Contact Telephone: 021 932 726

Email: suad.allie@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

 

 

 


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ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                        PAGE

1          Apologies                                                                                                                        5

2          Declaration of Interest                                                                                                   5

3          Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                               5

4          Extraordinary Business                                                                                                5

5          Auckland Regional Migrant Services                                                                          7

6          Auckland Transport: City Rail Link                                                                             9

7          Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel: work programme update                                    11 

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, 23 September 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.”

 

 

 


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Auckland Regional Migrant Services

 

File No.: CP2015/22217

 

  

Purpose

1.       To provide Dr. Mary Dawson, Chief Executive of the Auckland Regional Migrant Services Charitable Trust (ARMS), an opportunity to address Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel.

Executive Summary

2.       Dr. Mary Dawson, Chief Executive of Auckland Regional Migrant Services Charitable Trust (ARMS) updates ARMS programmes and services to the Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel, and provides future plan for the organisation.

3.       ARMS is Auckland’s specialist settlement support agency, providing targeted programmes for skilled migrants, international students, work visa holders, former refugees and their families. ARMS programmes and services are delivered in several locations across Auckland.

4.       A copy of the presentation provided by ARMS will be circulated separately. The presentation provides guidance on better engagement and effective partnerships with ethnic communities and sector-specific organisations.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel:

a)      thank Dr. Mary Dawson, Chief Executive of Auckland Regional Migrant Services Charitable Trust for her attendance.

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.      

Signatories

Authors

Austin Kim - Principal Advisor Panels

Authorisers

Bernard Te Paa - Pae Urungi Tuhono - Manager Maori Outcomes

 


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Auckland Transport: City Rail Link

 

File No.: CP2015/22713

 

  

Purpose

1.       To present the City Rail Link project and receive advice and feedback from the Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel.

Executive Summary

2.       City Rail Link is a significant new transport project to deliver on the vision of Auckland as the world’s most liveable city. Combined with improvements to all modes across the transport network, City Rail Link is planning to enable a significant increase in the number of rail services on the entire rail network. The City Rail Link project aims to make rail a more attractive transport option and increase access to the central city from throughout the Auckland region.

3.       This presentation focuses on the progress with the City Rail Link project as part of the total transport plan for Auckland. The presentation will seek feedback from Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel to ensure that the experiences and views of the city’s diverse population are taken into account in the planning and delivery of the city’s most significant transport project.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel:

a)      note the presentation on the City Rail Link.

b)      provide feedback on the City Rail Link project.

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Signatories

Authors

Austin Kim - Principal Advisor Panels

Authorisers

Bernard Te Paa - Pae Urungi Tuhono - Manager Maori Outcomes

 


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Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel: work programme update

 

File No.: CP2015/22108

 

  

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 the 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 discuss areas of priorities in the remaining period of the term.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel:

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

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

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

aView

Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel -Advice and Feedback Schedule November 2015

13

bView

Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel work programme November 2015

17

     

Signatories

Authors

Austin Kim - Principal Advisor Panels

Authorisers

Bernard Te Paa - Pae Urungi Tuhono - Manager Maori Outcomes

 


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