Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board






Minutes of a meeting of the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board held in the Local Board Office,

7-13 Pilkington Road, Panmure on Tuesday, 16 June 2015 at 4.00pm.





Simon Randall





Brett Clark





Bridget Graham, QSM





Obed Unasa

















Deputy Chairperson

Chris Makoare




Josephine Bartley




Alan Verrall































Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board

16 June 2015




1          Welcome


The chairperson opened the meeting and welcomed everyone present.


2          Apologies


Resolution number MT/2015/76

MOVED by Chairperson SD Randall, seconded by Member JB Clark:  

That the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board:

a)         accept the apology from Deputy Chair CL Makoare, Member AB Verrall and JR Bartley for absence.


Secretarial note: Apologies for absence noted for Governing Body Member Denise Krum


3          Declaration of Interest


There were no declarations of interest.


4          Confirmation of Minutes


There were no minutes to confirm.


5          Leave of Absence


There were requests for leaves of absence.


6          Acknowledgements


There were no acknowledgements.


7          Petitions


There were no petitions.


8          Deputations


There were no deputations.


9          Public Forum


There was no public forum.


10        Extraordinary Business


There was no extraordinary business.


11        Notices of Motion


There were no notices of motion.





Sportsfield Charges


Resolution number MT/2015/77

MOVED by Chairperson SD Randall, seconded by Member JB Clark:  

That the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board:

a)      thanks David Barker, Team Leader Parks Specialists and Programmes, for his attendance to speak to this item

b)      notes the inequitable approach by the Auckland Council to sportsfield charges and other subsidies to sports codes across the Auckland region which particularly disadvantages users/hires of the sportsfields in the central local board areas; users are required to pay charges for sportfields in these areas, whereas there are no charges for sportsfields anywhere else in the region.

c)      notes that the Parks, Sports and Recreation Committee of the Governing Body has directed staff provide some options to the Finance and Performance Committee in relation to sportsfields fees in the former Auckland City Council area.

d)      notes that the board has previously resolved, inter alia “MT/2014/60 f. - requests that the work programme to address service level equity issues and asset provision includes a staging of the key deliverables, with prioritised asset classes and service levels for review be presented to the Local Boards Funding Policy Political Working Party on 6 May 2014” and requests that the Governing Body re look at the programme to address service level harminisation in order to identify and resolve inequities such as with sports field charges.

e)      requests the Governing Body to waive all fees for sportsfields in the central local board areas, approximately $41,091 for Maungakiekie-Tamaki, until a region-wide policy has been adopted.

f)       notes that a decision on sportfield charges will be made in item 13 on this agenda

g)      forwards the resolutions to the Albert-Eden, Orākei, Puketapapa, Waiheke and Waitematā Local Boards for their information.  





Adoption of Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board Agreement 2015/16


An update to Attachment D: Supporting Material was tabled at the meeting, a copy has been placed on the official minutes and made available on the Auckland Council website as a minute attachment.


Resolution number MT/2015/78

MOVED by Chairperson SD Randall, seconded by Member BM Graham:  

That the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board:

a)      thanks Sugenthy Thomson, Lead Financial Advisor, for her attendance to speak to this item

b)      express its gratitude to the community for its input and participation in this Long-term Plan process.

c)      adopts local content for the Long-term Plan 2015-2025, Attachment A of the Agenda, including:

i.       a Local Board Agreement 2015/2016

ii.       a message from the chair

iii.      local board advocacy

d)      adopts Local Fees and Charges Schedules for 2015/2016, Attachment B of the Agenda with the following changes:

i.        The board notes this does not apply any inflationary increase to sportsfield changes and rejects the use of Locally Driven Initiatives funding to make up for the loss of revenue, unless local boards in other areas are likewise required to pay for the use of sportsfields in their areas, as this would simply shift the burden of the iniquitous charging regime and is therefore completely contrary to the principle of a unified council.

ii.       Lowering the cost of the Kelrick Room (at the Oranga Community Centre) to $44 (standard peak) and $35.20 (standard off-peak)  so it is in line with the hire fees for the slightly smaller Schofield and Wiberg Rooms.

iii.      Combining the Yates and Jackson Rooms (at the Onehunga Community Centre) to create a single hire rate of $50 (standard peak) and $40 (standard off-peak), rather than charging separately for each of these rooms.

iv.      Combining the Haskell Hall and the Jackson Lounge (at Pearce Street Hall) to create a single hire fee of $51 (standard peak) and $40.80 (standard off- peak), rather than charging separately for each of these rooms.

e)      agrees Library Opening Hours for 2015/2016, Attachment C of the Agenda

f)       notes:

i.        supporting material for the Long-term Plan 2015-2025, Attachment D of the Agenda, including 10 year local activity budgets and 10 year local performance targets;

ii.       local activity budgets have been updated to reflect final budget decisions made by the governing body on 8 May 2015, budget adjustments  arising from new information (including the setup of a central risk fund for capital projects) and the allocation of central costs;

iii.      if there are outstanding (not yet agreed) matters in the local board agreement, the local board should include an explanation of these matters in the Chair’s message at the front of the local board agreement;

iv.      that the updated budget reflects an additional $25,000 in the Panmure Hall programming budget in order to ensure that consulted upon outcomes would be met;

v.       that the updated budget reflects $45,000 reduced from projects in built environment due to new advice with regards to departments’ capacity to deliver;

vi.      that the updated budget reflects $5,000 added to civic events for the volunteer awards and additional costs of the Onehunga Foreshore Project opening;

vii.     that the originally budgeted overhead for Community Development and Safety is greater than what is now required, leaving a difference of $187,000 which the board will allocate according to Local Board Plan priorities in coming months.

viii.    notes the budget contains an additional $152,000 which has been allocated from the Governing Body from legacy sub regional grants schemes, and with which the board will make decisions on in the coming months

ix.      that the resolutions of this meeting will be reported back to the governing body when it meets to adopt the Long-term Plan 2015-2025 on 25 June 2015;

g)      agrees that the chairperson and deputy chairperson be delegated authority to make any final minor changes to the above.




a     Supporting Material (tabled)




14        Consideration of Extraordinary Items


There was no consideration of extraordinary items.  






4.31 pm                                              The Chairperson thanked Members for their attendance and attention to business and declared the meeting closed.