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




Meeting Room:



Friday, 31 January 2014

1:00pm (lunch available from 12.30pm)

Civic15 Meeting Room
1 Greys Avenue


Rural Advisory Panel







Cr Bill Cashmore

Franklin Ward Councillor

Deputy Chairperson/s

To be appointed



Bill Bourke

Aggregate & Quarry Assoc


Wendy Clark

Federated Farmers


Alan Cole

Franklin Local Board Member


Trish Fordyce

NZ Forest Owners Assoc


Richard Gardner

Federated Farmers


Thomas Grace

Rodney Local Board Member


Chris Keenan

Horticulture NZ


Brian Mason

Landowners & Contractors Protection Assoc Inc


Callum McCallum

Acquaculture Industry


Bill Millar



Helen Moodie

Dairy NZ


Roger Parton

Rural Contractors NZ and

Aggregate & Quarry Assoc


Geoff Smith

Equine Industry


Peter Spencer

NZ Forest Owners Association


Keith Vallabh

Pukekohe Vegetable Growers Assoc


Cr Penny Webster

Rodney Ward Councillor




Elaine Stephenson

Democracy Advisor


24 January 2014


Contact Telephone: (09) 373 6328

Email: Elaine.Stephenson@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz






·         To identify and communicate to the Council the interest and preferences of the rural based industries and rural communities of Auckland in relation to:


-       the content of the strategies, policies, plans, and bylaws of the Council, and

-       any matter that the Panel considers to be of particular interest or concern to the rural based industries and rural communities of Auckland.


·         To advise the Mayor and the Council’s Governing Body and local boards, of the Council processes and mechanisms for engagement with the rural based industries and communities in Auckland.


·         To deliver recommendations for accelerating the social, economic, environmental and cultural performance of the rural part of the Auckland Council region.





To provide a forum for consideration of issues affecting the rural part of the Auckland Council area and recommendations to Council including (but not limited to):


·           Driving economic growth

·           Food and fibre production and associated food and beverage processing (value adding) and equine based activities

·           Research and development support

·           Environmental resource issues including quarrying and aggregate production

·           Ecological, landscape and coastal values

·           Service delivery

·           Rural infrastructure, including transport

·           Biosecurity

·           Amenities and open space

·           Transport

·           Rating.




Rural Advisory Panel

31 January 2014



ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS  (timings are an indication)                                           

1          Apologies

At the close of the agenda no apologies had been received.


2          Confirmation of Minutes

            There are no minutes for confirmation.


3          Welcome and introduction (1.05pm – 1.35pm)

The Chair – welcome and introductions. Each member will be invited to give a two minute self-introduction.


4          Additional items for consideration, not on the agenda (1.35pm – 1.40pm)

Opportunity for identification of any other matters requiring consideration by the Panel.


5          The role of the Rural Advisory Panel and the aspirations for the next three years (1.40pm – 1.55pm)

            The Chair will initiate discussion on the Panel’s role and focus for this term.


6          Role of staff and relationship with the Panel (1.55pm – 2.00pm)

Warren Maclennan, Manager Planning - North/West, will clarify the roles of staff supporting the Panel.


7          Key– topics (2.00pm - 2.40pm)

Background information regarding the following key topics:

·          Submission – National Policy Statement on Freshwater Management – Roger Bannister

·          Marine Spatial Plan for Hauraki Gulf – Sea Change Project and Processes – Dominic McCarthy


8          Environmental Awards (2.40pm – 2.45pm)

Gael Ogilvie, Manager Environmental Services, will provide an Auckland perspective on the Environmental Awards.


9          Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan (2.45pm – 2.55pm)

Warren Maclennan, Manager Planning - North/West, will outline the process going forward.


10        Rural Industry Group (2.55pm – 3.15pm)

Discussion regarding the objectives, membership, meeting format, venue and topics for the Rural Industry Group.


11        Appointment of Deputy Chairs (North and South) (3.15pm – 3.20pm)


12        General Business  (3.20pm - close)