Waiheke Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Waiheke Local Board held in the Waiheke Local Board Office, 10 Belgium Street, Ostend, Waiheke Island on Thursday, 28 January 2016 at 5.15pm.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Paul Walden

 

 

 

Deputy Chairperson

Becs Ballard

From 5:21pm

Item 9.3

 

Members

Shirin Brown

 

 

 

 

John Meeuwsen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

Councillor

Mike Lee

For absence

 

Member

Beatle Treadwell

For absence

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

Orakei Board Member

Mark Thomas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Waiheke Local Board

28 January 2016

 

 

1††††††††† Welcome

 

Board Member S Brown led the meeting in karakia.

 

2††††††††† Apologies

Resolution number WHK/2016/1

MOVED by Chairperson PA Walden, seconded by Member JP Meeuwsen:

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)         accept the apology from Councillor Mike Lee and Member BM Treadwell for absence and Deputy Chairperson R Ballard for lateness.

CARRIED

 

 

3††††††††† Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

4††††††††† Confirmation of Minutes

Resolution number WHK/2016/2

MOVED by Chairperson PA Walden, seconded by Member S Brown:

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 10 December 2015, including the confidential section, as a true and correct record.

CARRIED

 

5††††††††† Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

6††††††††† Acknowledgements

 

There were no acknowledgements.

 

7††††††††† Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

8††††††††† Deputations

 

There were no deputations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9††††††††† Public Forum

 

Secretarial Note: The chairperson with the consent of the meeting accorded Items 9.3 to 9.8 Ė TPPA precedence at this time.†

 

9.3

TPPA - Susi Newborn

 

Susi Newborn was in attendance to talk to the board regarding the TPPA.

 

Resolution number WHK/2016/3

MOVED by Chairperson PA Walden, seconded by Deputy Chairperson R Ballard:

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)††††† thanks Susi Newborn for her attendance and presentation.

CARRIED

 

 

9.4

TPPA - Carol Winstanley

 

Carol Winstanley was in attendance to talk to the board regarding the TPPA.

 

Resolution number WHK/2016/4

MOVED by Chairperson PA Walden, seconded by Member S Brown:

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)††††† receives the tabled documents and attach it to the minutes.

b)††††† thanks Carol Winstanley for her attendance and presentation.

CARRIED

 

A copy of the tabled document has been placed on the file copy of the minutes and can be viewed on Auckland Councilís website.

 

Attachments

a†††† TPP Free Zone

b†††† TPP_Waiheke_LB_26_Jan_2015

c††† Key-Issues-in-the-Final-Text-of-the-TPPA-5

d††† TPP text on trade and climate change - comparison

 

 

9.5

TPPA - Reverend Mua Strickson Pua

 

Reverend Mua Strickson Pua was in attendance to speak to the board about the TPPA.

 

Resolution number WHK/2016/5

MOVED by Chairperson PA Walden, seconded by Deputy Chairperson R Ballard:

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)†††††††† thanks Reverend Mua Strickson Pua for his attendance and ††††††††††† presentation.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.6

TPPA - Georgina Blackmore

 

Georgina Blackmore was in attendance to speak to the board about the TPPA.

 

Resolution number WHK/2016/6

MOVED by Chairperson PA Walden, seconded by Deputy Chairperson R Ballard:

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)†††††††† thanks Georgina Blackmore for her attendance and presentation.

CARRIED

 

 

9.7

TPPA - Debbie Sheridan

 

Debbie Sheridan was in attendance to speak to the board about the TPPA.

 

Resolution number WHK/2016/7

MOVED by Chairperson PA Walden, seconded by Deputy Chairperson R Ballard:

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)†††††††† thanks Debbie Sheridan for her attendance and presentation.

CARRIED

 

 

9.8

Auckland Council and the TPPA - Mark Thomas

 

Mark Thomas was in attendance to speak to the board about Auckland Council and the issues around the TPPA.

 

Resolution number WHK/2016/8

MOVED by Chairperson PA Walden, seconded by Deputy Chairperson R Ballard:

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)†††††††† thanks Mark Thomas for his attendance and presentation.

CARRIED

 

Secretarial Note: The order of business resumed at Item 9.1.

 

9.1

Direction Matiatia - Merran Lawler

 

Merran Lawler was in attendance to thank the members of the current board for their support in the campaign against the marina development at Matiatia and to update the board about the recent activities of Direction Matiatia.

 

Resolution number WHK/2016/9

MOVED by Chairperson PA Walden, seconded by Deputy Chairperson R Ballard:

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)††††† thanks Merran Lawler, Christine Gisby, Brian Griffiths, David Smith and ††††††††† Janet Moore for their hard work with Direction Matiatia to safe guard ††††††††† our Island Gateway and that this recognition is on behalf of the ††††††††† community of Waiheke.

b)††††† recognises Merranís thanks to the Local Board.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.2

Development on the Strand at Onetangi - David Baigent

 

David Baigent was in attendance to talk to the board about a possible development on the strand at Onetangi.

 

Resolution number WHK/2016/10

MOVED by Chairperson PA Walden, seconded by Member JP Meeuwsen:

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)††††† receives the tabled document and attach it to the minutes.

b)††††† thanks David Baigent for his attendance and presentation.

CARRIED

 

A copy of the tabled document has been placed on the file copy of the minutes and can be viewed on Auckland Councilís website.

 

Attachments

a†††† House Proposed

b†††† Request for information correspondence †

Secretarial Note: Item 9.3 to Item 9.8 were considered at the start of public forum.

 

9.9

Waiheke Citizens Advice Bureau - Lomond Brown

 

Lomond Brown was in attendance to thank the board for a recent grant received for the Waiheke Citizens Advice Bureau

 

Resolution number WHK/2016/11

MOVED by Chairperson PA Walden, seconded by Deputy Chairperson R Ballard:

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)†††††††† thanks Lomond Brown for her attendance and presentation.

CARRIED

 

 

9.10

Vegetation Control - Hana Blackmore

 

Hana Blackmore was in attendance to talk to the board about vegetation control and the legacy policies regarding the use of chemicals on the island.

 

Resolution number WHK/2016/12

MOVED by Chairperson PA Walden, seconded by Member S Brown:

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)††††††† receives the tabled documents and attach them to the minutes.

b)†††††††† thanks Hana Blackmore for her attendance and presentation.

CARRIED

 

A copy of the tabled document has been placed on the file copy of the minutes and can be viewed on Auckland Councilís website.

 

Attachments

a†††† Chemical free parks

b†††† Spray regimes in Auckland †

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.11

TPPA - Will Ryan

 

Will Ryan was in attendance to talk to the board about the TPPA

 

Resolution number WHK/2016/13

MOVED by Chairperson PA Walden, seconded by Deputy Chairperson R Ballard:

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)†††††††† thanks Will for his attendance and presentation.

CARRIED

 

 

10††††††† Extraordinary Business

 

10.1

Extraordinary Item - Urgent Funding for Seaweek

 

Resolution number WHK/2016/14

MOVED by Chairperson PA Walden, seconded by Deputy Chairperson R Ballard:

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)†††††††† considers an extraordinary item regarding urgent funding for Seaweek ††††††††††† at Item 21 of this agenda

                i.       the reason the item was not on the agenda was because no funding application had been received.

               ii.       the reason for urgency being that the event is due to take place from Saturday 27 February to Sunday 6 March 2016 and the funds are need in order to progress the organisation of the event.

CARRIED

 

11††††††† Notices of Motion

 

11.1

Notice of Motion - Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement

 

Resolution number WHK/2016/15

MOVED by Member S Brown, seconded by Member JP Meeuwsen:

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)†††††††† notes that:

i.†† The intention is for the Minister of Trade to sign the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) on or near 4 February 2016 in Auckland, without a clear indication of mandated support from the New Zealand public, or any discussion in Parliament.†

ii.† The October 5, 2015 released TPPA text show that NZ laws would need to be changed to comply with TPPA regulations where these are inconsistent.[1]

iii. To date12 councils covering about 60% of New Zealanders have passed resolutions seeking further transparency and clarification of the effects of signing the TPPA.[2]

iv. In a TV3 Reid Research poll from November 2015, 52% of the public polled said they donít support the TPPA.

v.† There does not appear to be any response or consideration from Central Government on the issues raised, (see Background) in spite of the urgency of this issue, and the previous indication of parliamentary debate before the signing of the agreement. [3]

b)†††††† considers that:

i.†† the risks to democracy, national and local law and elected member decision-making posed by New Zealandís inclusion in the TPPA are too severe to be neglected and should be thoroughly debated before any agreement is signed.

ii.† the Waiheke Local Board would be acting in a foolhardy manner and fail in its responsibilities towards its constituents if it did not speak about its concerns in respect to the TPPA Ė particularly as there is nothing on the implications for local government decision-making.††

iii. there is too great a financial and environmental risk to the Auckland ratepayer and NZ taxpayer from the possibility of investor state disputes, rising costs of goods and services from costs of compliance, and costs to the Council in realigning local laws to be consistent with the requirements of the TPPA.

c)†††††††† requests Auckland Council to:

i.†† urgently request information on the costs of compliance of the TPPA and effect on Auckland Council elected representative decision-making processes, and how this affects Treaty of Waitangi issues and for this to be discussed at the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee meeting of the Auckland Council.†

ii.† urgently seek clarification again from the Minister of Trade on how previous requests for parliamentary and public consultation have been addressed.†

iii. make available to Local Boards and Auckland Citizens the governmentís response as well as an analysis of the adequacy of undertakings to address Councilís concerns as raised in the 8 October 2015, Regional Strategy and Policy Committee meeting.†

iv. in the light of the leak text being made public since October 2015, urge Central Government to undertake independent social, financial, health, environmental and climate change impact assessments of the potential effects of the TPPA on the people and land of New Zealand, particularly in relation to central and local government decision-making, and make this information publicly available.†††

v.† request that Central Government institutes a process for parliamentary debate before the agreement is signed, where the above feedback can be considered and there can be open debate on the issues including the effects on local and central governance.

d)†††† declares that:†

i.††† until such time as there is robust debate and convincing protection of local government decision-making for the benefit of residents, citizens and ratepayers, and an analysis of how these issues will be addressed at local government level,† Waiheke and the Hauraki Gulf is a TPPA free zone where the constraints imposed by the TPPA, and the changes to national and local legislation to make our area comply with TPPA requirements are not supported by the Waiheke Local Board.†

e)††††† requests that this resolution and background information be circulated to †††††††† the Mayor and Governing Body, all other Local Boards in Auckland †††††††† and other Councils and local and community boards around New Zealand †††††††† and that it is sent immediately to the New Zealand Minister of Trade and †††††††† Prime Minister.†

 

CARRIED

 

12

Councillor's Update

 

This item was withdrawn.

 

 

13

Once upon an Island Trust - Waiheke Events fund application

 

Resolution number WHK/2016/16

MOVED by Chairperson PA Walden, seconded by Deputy Chairperson R Ballard:

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)††††† approves the application listed in the table below to be funded from the FY16 Events fund budget:

Organisation

Funding for

Amount approved

Once Upon an Island Trust

Towards a series of events that are proposed for Waiheke Cycle Month 2016

$2,000.00

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

14

Feedback on road works associated with Countdown development

 

Resolution number WHK/2016/17

MOVED by Chairperson PA Walden, seconded by Member JP Meeuwsen:

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)††††† delegates to the transport holders to meet with the engineer and transport ††††††††† spoke persons to discuss active and public transport requirements and to ††††††††† provide final feedback.

b)††††† notes that the Local Board has been requesting the plans for the traffic ††††††††† management for two years.†

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

15

Draft Local Government Election Year Policy for Elected Members

 

Resolution number WHK/2016/18

MOVED by Chairperson PA Walden, seconded by Member JP Meeuwsen:

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)††††† can find no legislative requirement to develop an election year policy for elected ††††††††† members.

b)††††† believes that current legislative provisions are sufficient.

CARRIED

 

 

16

New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme and Electricity Authority Consultations

 

Resolution number WHK/2016/19

MOVED by Chairperson PA Walden, seconded by Deputy Chairperson R Ballard:

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)††††† delegates to Member S Brown to provide feedback by 15 February 2016.

CARRIED

 

 

17

Review of Waiheke Local Board business meeting frequency

 

Resolution number WHK/2016/20

MOVED by Chairperson PA Walden, seconded by Deputy Chairperson R Ballard:

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)††††† agrees to amend its business meeting schedule for the 2016 calendar year commencing February 2016, to monthly meetings held on the fourth Thursday of the month commencing at 5.15pm.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a†††† Revised Waiheke 2016 Meeting dates

 

 

18

Governance Forward Work Calendar

 

Resolution number WHK/2016/21

MOVED by Chairperson PA Walden, seconded by Deputy Chairperson R Ballard:

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)††††† notes the attached Governance Forward Work Calendar.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19

List of resource consents

 

Resolution number WHK/2016/22

MOVED by Chairperson PA Walden, seconded by Member JP Meeuwsen:

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)††††† receives the list of resource consents lodged during 9 November 2015 to 15 January 2016 related to Waiheke Island.

CARRIED

 

 

20

Reports requested/pending

 

Resolution number WHK/2016/23

MOVED by Chairperson PA Walden, seconded by Deputy Chairperson R Ballard:

That the Waiheke Local Board

a)††††† receives the reports requested/pending report.

CARRIED

 

21††††††† Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

21.1

Extraordinary Item - Urgent Funding for Seaweek

 

Resolution number WHK/2016/24

MOVED by Chairperson PA Walden, seconded by Deputy Chairperson R Ballard:

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)        allocate $500 from its Marine Protection budget to support the Seaweek Marine Conservation Futures and the legacy of Bill Ballantine event† to be held at Auckland University from Saturday 27 February to Sunday 6 March 2016.

CARRIED

††

 

 

 

7:28 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 Waiheke Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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



[1]† TPP Intellectual Rights Chapter https://wikileaks.org/tpp-ip3/

[2] http://www.actionstation.org.nz/tpp_policy_solution† Additionally Whanganui District, Horowhenua District and Horizons Regional Council have carried remits seeking that Central Government negotiate the TPP text in the New Zealand national interest. Many more Councils are taking an active interest. Local Government New Zealand LGNZ has had many contacts from its members in this regard.

[3] http://www.3news.co.nz/politics/key-accused-of-spreading-tppa-mistruths-2013100109#axzz3xar2Dxae