Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel held in the Boardroom, Auckland Town Hall, Ground Floor, 301-305 Queen Street, Auckland on Wednesday, 11 May 2016 at 6.04 pm.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Dave Tomu

 

Deputy Chairperson

Anita Keestra

 

Members

Naoe Hashimoto

 

 

Yee Yang 'Square' Lee

Until 6.48 pm, item 6.

 

Mabel Msopero

 

 

Pratima Nand

From 7.01 pm. item 6.

 

Wong Liu Shueng

From 6.15 pm, item 5.

 

Christian Dee Yao

 

Liaison Councillor

Councillor Denise Krum

 

 

ABSENT

 

Members

Asoka Basnayake

 

 

 

Angela Lim

 

 

 


Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel

11 May 2016

 

1††††††††† Apologies

Resolution number ETH/2016/14

MOVED by Member M Msopero, seconded by Member N Hashimoto:

That the Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel:

a)         accept the apologies from Member A Basnayake and Member A Lim for absence, and Member Y Lee for early departure.

CARRIED

 

 

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.

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

3††††††††† Confirmation of Minutes

Resolution number ETH/2016/15

MOVED by Member A Keestra, seconded by Member M Msopero:

That the Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Wednesday, 30 March 2016, as a true and correct record.

CARRIED

 

 

4††††††††† Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 


 

5

New Zealand Red Cross: Refugee Resettlement

 

Member W Shueng entered the meeting at 6.15 pm.

 

Josephine Bartley and Celia Brandon of New Zealand Red Cross presented to the Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel about refugee resettlement and requested feedback from the panel members regarding further actions that could be taken in this field, including the possibility of Auckland becoming a refugee welcome zone.

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

 

Note:†† Changes to the original motion were incorporated with the agreement of the meeting.

 

Resolution number ETH/2016/16

MOVED by Member D Tomu, seconded by Member Y Lee :

That the Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel:

a)         receive the information and thank Josephine Bartley and Celia Brandon for their attendance.

b)        request that Bernard Te Paa, Abigael Vogt and Austin Kim compile specific information about councilís work relating to refugee resettlement in Auckland that is already in progress, investigate any further available options, and report this information back to this panel.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a†††† 11 May 2016, Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel, New Zealand Red Cross: Refugee Resettlement, Presentation

 

 

6

Auckland Council Community Grants Programme

 

Member Y Lee left the meeting at 6.48 pm.

Member P Nand entered the meeting at 7.01 pm.

 

Marion Davies, Community Grants Operations Manager presented to the Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel about Auckland Councilís Community Grants Programme.

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

 

Note:†† Changes to the original motion were incorporated with the agreement of the meeting.

 

Resolution number ETH/2016/17

MOVED by Member M Msopero, seconded by Member N Hashimoto:

That the Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel:

a)††††† note the presentation, and thank Marion Davies for her attendance.

b)††††† provide feedback on engagement with Aucklandís ethnic communities for the community grants programme.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a†††† 11 May 2016, Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel, Auckland Council Community Grants Programme, Presentation

 


 

7

Information items

 

Mabel Msopero spoke about the Auckland Ethnic Engagement Summit.

A letter from the New Zealand Federation of Multicultural Councils Inc. regarding the success of the Auckland Ethnic Engagement Summit was provided. A copy was placed on the official agenda and is available on the Auckland Council website as an agenda attachment.

The panel acknowledges and celebrates the Auckland Ethnic Engagement Summit that was hosted by Auckland University of Technology (AUT).

Pratima Nand spoke about a project to translate the Treaty of Waitangi into 30 languages.

Bernard Te Paa, Lead Officer Support and Pae Urungi Tuhono Ė Manager Māori Outcomes presented to the Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel about Te Tiriti o Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi.

A PowerPoint presentation was provided. A copy was placed on the official agenda and is available on the Auckland Council website as an agenda attachment.

 

Note:†† Changes to the original motion were incorporated with the agreement of the meeting.

 

Resolution number ETH/2016/18

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

That the Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel:

a)         receive the information.

b)        request that Bernard Te Paa and Abigael Vogt prepare a formal response on behalf of the Chair Dave Tomu, to the letter from †New Zealand Federation of Multicultural Councils Inc.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a†††† 11 May 2016, Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel, Information items, NZ Federation of Multicultural Councils Inc. letter

 

 

8

Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel Work Programme Update

 

Note:†† Changes to the original motion were incorporated with the agreement of the meeting.

 

Resolution number ETH/2016/19

MOVED by Member D Tomu, seconded by Member P Nand:

That the Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel:

a)††††† defer the Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel Work Programme Update for May 2016 to the next meeting.

CARRIED


 

9††††††††† Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

 

8.09 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

 

 

 

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