Rural Advisory Panel

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Rural Advisory Panel held in Room 1, Level 26, 135 Albert Street, Auckland on Friday, 27 May 2016 at 12.30pm.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Cr Bill Cashmore

Franklin Ward Councillor

Deputy Chairperson South

Alan Cole

Franklin Local Board Member

Deputy Chairperson North

Thomas Grace

Rodney Local Board Member

Members

Marie Appleton

Rural Women NZ

 

Dean Blythen

Landowners & Contractors Protection Association Inc

 

Richard Gardner

Federated Farmers

 

Chris Keenan

Horticulture NZ

 

Steve Levet

Rural Contractors NZ

 

Andrew Maclean

Federated Farmers

 

Greg McCracken

Fonterra

 

Andrew McKenzie

Beef and Lamb NZ

 

Roger Parton

Rural Contractors NZ and

Aggregate & Quarry Association

 

Keith Vallabh

Pukekohe Vegetable Growers Association

 

Glenn Wilcox

Independent Māori Statutory Board

 

ABSENT

 

 

Wendy Clark

 

 

Viv Dostine

 

 

Neil Henderson

 

 

Callum McCallum

 

 

Helen Moodie

 

 

Peter Spencer

 

 

Geoff Smith

 

 

Bronwen Turner

 

 

Cr Penny Webster

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

 

Jill Naysmith, Franklin Local Board

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Rural Advisory Panel

27 May 2016

 

 

The Chairperson welcomed members and acknowledged new members Greg McCracken, representing Fonterra, replacing Member Tracey Clark, and Andrew Maclean, representing Federated Farmers (Wendy Clark will now be the alternate) and opened the meeting.

 

 

1 Apologies

Resolution number RUR/2016/15

MOVED by Chairperson W Cashmore, seconded by Deputy Chairperson A Cole:

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)         accept the apologies from Cr MP Webster and Members W Clark, Neil Henderson, H Moodie, G Smith, P Spencer and B Turner for absence.

CARRIED

 

 

 

2 Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

3 Confirmation of Minutes

Resolution number RUR/2016/16

MOVED by Member TP Grace, seconded by Deputy Chairperson A Cole:

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Friday, 15 April 2016, as a true and correct record.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

4 Additional Items for Consideration

 

The following were suggested as additional items for consideration:

 

         extending/removing urban boundaries and the effect on productive land and aggregates

         spraying certificates issued by Auckland Council

         outstanding natural features

         concerns over rural road sealing priorities (Rodney)

         National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management Rural Advisory Panel involvement.

 

 

4

Ballance Farm Environment Supreme Award winners - Dianne and Richard Kidd

 

Dianne and Richard Kidd were present to address the panel.

 

A video presentation about the Kidds farm was provided.

 

 

Resolution number RUR/2016/17

MOVED by Chairperson W Cashmore, seconded by Member R Parton:

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)         thank Dianne and Richard Kidd for their attendance and presentation.

b)        congratulate Dianne and Richard Kidd for their success in the Ballance Farm Environment Awards.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

5

Equine Industry presentation on current projects

 

New Zealand Equine Industry Training Organisation Chairperson, Anne Phillips, was present to address the panel regarding current projects in the equine industry.

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

 

Resolution number RUR/2016/18

MOVED by Chairperson W Cashmore, seconded by Member G Wilcox:

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a) thank Anne Phillips for her attendance and presentation on current projects in the Equine Industry.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a 27 May 2016 - Rural Advisory Panel - Item 5 - Current projects in the Equine Industry PowerPoint presentation

 

 

6

Regional Pest Management Plan Update

 

Nick Waipara, Biosecurity Principal Advisor provided an update to the panel.

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.

 

Resolution number RUR/2016/19

MOVED by Chairperson W Cashmore, seconded by Member C Keenan:

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a) thank Nick Waipara for his update on the Regional Pest Management Plan.

 

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a 27 May 2016 - Rural Advisory Panel - Item 6 - RPMP PowerPoint presentation

 

 

 

7

Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan Update

 

Celia Davison, Manager Unitary Plan, provided an update to the Panel.

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.

 

Resolution number RUR/2016/20

MOVED by Chairperson W Cashmore, seconded by Member K Vallabh:

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a) thank Celia Davison for her update on the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan.

 

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a 27 May 2016 - Rural Advisory Panel - Item 7 - Unitary Plan update PowerPoint presentation

 

 

5 General Business

 

The following three items were identified as Unitary Plan issues, for further discussion once Unitary Plan decisions have been made:

         extending/removing urban boundaries and the effect on productive land and aggregates

         spraying certificates issued by Auckland Council

         outstanding natural features.

Discussion took place regarding:

         concerns over rural road sealing priorities (Rodney); which included a lack of input regarding roading priorities. Members were encouraged to contact the Rodney Local Board to express concerns or with any helpful information.

 

The following item was earmarked for future discussion:

         National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management Rural Advisory Panel involvement.

 

 

3.08 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 Rural Advisory Panel HELD ON

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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