Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel held in the Board Room, Auckland Town Hall, Ground Floor, 301-305 Queen Street, Auckland on Wednesday, 4 November 2015 at 6.06pm.

 

present

 

Deputy Chairperson

Anita Keestra

 

Members

Asoka Basnayake

 

 

Naoe Hashimoto

Until 7.58pm, item 5

 

Yee Yang 'Square' Lee

Until 7.54pm, item 5

 

Wong Liu Shueng

Until 7.57pm, item 5

 

Christian Dee Yao

 

 

Mabel Msopero

 

 

Pratima Nand

 

Liaison Councillor

Denise Krum

Until 8.13pm, item 6

 

ABSENT

 

 

Dave Tomu

Absence

 

 

Angela Lim

Absence

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

 

Mark Thomas, Orakei Local Board Member

 

 

 


Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel

04 November 2015

 

 

1          Apologies

 

Resolution number ETH/2015/41

MOVED by Member A Keestra, seconded by Member A Basnayake:  

That the Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel:

a)         accept the apologies from members’ Dave Tomu and Angela Lim for absence , Naoe Hashimoto and Wong Liu Sheng for early departure.

CARRIED

 

Member Y Lee entered the meeting at 6.08pm.

 

2          Declaration of Interest

 

Deputy Chair, Anita Keestra declared an interest at item 5 - Auckland Regional Migrant Services.

 

3          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number ETH/2015/42

MOVED by Member M Msopero, seconded by Member P Nand:  

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, subject to the following amendment to item 1, Resolution number ETH/2015/43 as follows:

That the Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel:

a)      accept the apologies from Deputy Chair Anita Keestra, Angela Lim, Wong Liu Shueng, Yee Yang 'Square' Lee and Cr Denise Krum for absence.

 

CARRIED

 

The meeting adjourned at 6.10pm for a workshop and reconvened at 7.10pm.

 

Cr D Krum was present when the meeting reconvened.

 

4          Extraordinary Business

 

4.1

ATEED - Auckland Diwali Festival Advisory Group

 

 

 

Resolution number ETH/2015/45

MOVED by Member Y Lee , seconded by Member P Nand:  

That the Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel:

a)         consider an extraordinary item regarding the Diwali festival at item 8.1 of this agenda:

i)          the reason for urgency being that the Diwali Festival advisory group meeting is being held on the 26 November 2015 and the Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel has been requested to have a representative at this meeting.

CARRIED

 

 

 

5

Auckland Regional Migrant Services

 

 

 

Deputy Chair Keestra declared an interest in this item and took no part in the discussion or voting on this matter.

 

 

 

Dr Mary Dawson, Chief Executive, Auckland Regional Migrant Services (ARMS) presented a PowerPoint presentation in support of the item.  A copy has been placed on the official minutes and are available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

 

 

Member Y Lee retired from the meeting at 7.54pm.

Member W Shueng retired from the meeting at 7.57pm.

Member N Hashimoto retired from the meeting at 7.58pm.

 

 

 

Resolution number ETH/2015/46

MOVED by Member C Yao, seconded by M Msopero:  

That the Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel:

a)         receive the presentation from Dr Mary Dawson regarding Auckland Regional Migrant Services (ARMS) and the challenges and opportunities currently facing ARMS.

b)        note council discussions in support of ARMS.

c)         approve the Chair or his delegate to draft a letter of support to the Chair of Regional Strategy and Policy Committee advocating for continuation of government funding for ARMS work in resettling all migrants and refugees in Auckland.

d)        thank Dr Mary Dawson for her attendance.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     20151104, Ethnic Advisory Panel, Auckland Regional Migrant Services

 


 

6

Auckland Transport: City Rail Link

 

Cr DA Krum retired from the meeting at 8.13pm.

 

This item was deferred to the February 2016 meeting.

 

 

 

7

Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel: work programme update

 

 

 

Austin Kim, Principal Advisor Panels was in attendance to speak to this item.

 

 

 

Resolution number ETH/2015/47

MOVED by Member C Yao, seconded by Member A Basnayake:  

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.

c)      note that a Summit Working Group be established consisting of the following panel members’ Lee, Nand, Msopero and Hashimoto.

CARRIED

  

 

8          Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

8.1

ATEED - Auckland Diwali Festival Advisory Group

 

 

 

Resolution number ETH/2015/48

MOVED by Member C Yao, seconded by Member A Keestra:  

That the Ethnic Advisory Panel:

a)    nominate and confirm member Nand to be the representative at the Auckland Diwali Festival advisory group meeting on the 26 November 2015 to represent the Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel and note the panel member will report back to the next Ethnic Peoples Advisory Group meeting.

CARRIED

 

8.27 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 Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel HELD ON

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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