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



Meeting Room:



Friday, 7 March 2014


Civic15 Meeting Room,
1 Greys Avenue, Auckland


Rural Advisory Panel







Cr Bill Cashmore

Franklin Ward Councillor

Deputy Chairperson North

Thomas Grace

Rodney Local Board Member

Deputy Chairperson South

Alan Cole

Franklin Local Board Member


Bill Bourke

Aggregate & Quarry Assoc


Wendy Clark

Federated Farmers


Trish Fordyce

NZ Forest Owners Assoc


Richard Gardner

Federated Farmers


Chris Keenan

Horticulture NZ


Brian Mason

Landowners & Contractors Protection Assoc Inc


Callum McCallum

Acquaculture Industry


Andrew McKenzie

Beef & Lamb NZ


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


Bronwen Turner

Western Rural Property Owners


Keith Vallabh

Pukekohe Vegetable Growers Assoc


Cr Penny Webster

Rodney Ward Councillor


Glenn Wilcox

Independent Māori Statutory Board

(Quorum 10 members)



Elaine Stephenson

Democracy Advisor


28 February 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

07 March 2014



ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                       

1          Apologies

            An apology has been received from Andrew McKenzie, Bruce Parris will attend in his place.       

2          Confirmation of Minutes

            Confirmation of the minutes of the 31 January 2014 Rural Advisory Panel meeting.

3          Additional items for consideration, not on the agenda

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

4          Local Board Plans (1.15pm – 1.35pm)

Karen Titulaer, Senior Policy Advisor, Local Board Services will present information regarding Local Board Plans to the Panel.


5          Role of Rural Industry Group (1.35pm – 2.05pm)

Further discussion on the role of the Rural Industry Group, led by Phil Brown – Land and Water Advisory Team Manager and Gael Ogilvie – Manager Environmental Services.


6          Heritage Incentives Policy (2.05pm – 2.20pm)

Raewyn Sendles, Principal Specialist Natural Heritage will be present to address the panel regarding the Heritage Incentives Policy, particularly, to receive support and guidance from the panel as part of the planned process is to contact landowners who have accessed these grants and incentives previously in the rural sector.


7          Balance Farm Environment Awards (2.20pm)                                                             

8          General Business

·          Land and Water Forum


·          Next month topics