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




Meeting Room:


Friday, 2 May 2014


Civic 15 Meeting Room

1 Greys Ave


Rural Advisory Panel






Cr Bill Cashmore

Franklin Ward Councillor

Deputy Chairperson South

Alan Cole

Franklin Local Board Member

Deputy Chairperson North

Thomas Grace

Rodney Local Board Member


Marie Appleton

Rural Women NZ


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 and 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


23 April 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

02 May 2014



ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                       

1          Apologies                                                                                                                         

2          Confirmation of Minutes

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Friday, 4 April 2014, as a true and correct record.



3          Additional items for consideration, not on the agenda

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

4          Sites of significance to mana whenua

Rural Advisory Panel member, representing the Independent Māori Statutory Board, Glenn Wilcox, and John Duguid, Manager Unitary Plan, will present to the panel regarding sites of significance to mana whenua in the Unitary Plan.


5          The Sea Change Project

Dominic McCarthy, Team Leader Coastal Management will update the panel on the project.


6          Aquaculture update

Rural Advisory Panel member Callum McCallum, will update the panel on the aquaculture industry.


7          Best practice working collaboratively

Rural Advisory Panel member, Chris Keenan will present to the panel on ‘working collaboratively’.



8          Rural Advisory Panel recommendations regarding community and environment incentive awards



That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)      agree that by joining with the other regions of NZ in advocacy for the Ballance Environment Awards, that the benchmarked outcomes for environmental best management in rural Auckland will be enhanced.

b)      recommend to the Budget Committee that provision be made for the inclusion of the Ballance Environmental Awards in the Long Term Plan budgeting allocation process.

c)      request that officers work with the Trust and regional councils to further improve the awards.



9          General Business