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



Meeting Room:



Friday, 12 June 2015


Rooms 1 & 2, Level 26
135 Albert Street, Auckland

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


Viv Dostine

Northern Equine


Trish Fordyce

NZ Forest Owners Assoc


Richard Gardner

Federated Farmers


Chris Keenan

Horticulture NZ


Brian Mason

Landowners & Contractors Protection Assoc Inc


Callum McCallum

Aquaculture 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


5 June 2015


Contact Telephone: (09)890 8117

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

12 June 2015



ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                       

1          Apologies                                                                                                                         

2          Declaration of Interest                                                                                                    

3          Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                                

4          Additional Items for Consideration                                                                              

5          Heritage Incentives Framework Update ( 12.40 – 1.10pm)

Tanya Sorrell, Team Leader Built and Cultural Heritage Policy, will provide an

update on the Heritage Incentives Framework.


6          Queensland Fruit Fly Update (1.10 – 1.20pm)

Brett Butland, Biosecurity Manager, will provide an update on the

Queensland Fruit Fly situation.


7          Animal Management Bylaw Update (1.20 – 1.50pm)

            Emma Pilkington, Policy Analyst, Social Policy and Bylaws will provide an update on the Animal Management Bylaw.

8          Rural Broadband Update (1.50 – 2.20pm)

Robert Lundberg, Digital Advisor, Transport and Infrastructure Strategy, will provide an update on the rural broadband rollout.


9          Land and Water Forum Update (2.20 – 2.40pm)

Gael Ogilvie, Manager Environmental Services, will provide an update on the Land and Water Forum.


10        Meeting with Watercare regarding water consents in the South (2.40 – 2.55pm)


            Chris Keenan will provide an update regarding a meeting with Watercare.


11        General Business 



1          Apologies


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


2          Declaration of Interest


Members are reminded of the need to be vigilant to stand aside from decision making when a conflict arises between their role as a member and any private or other external interest they might have.


3          Confirmation of Minutes


That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Friday, 1 May 2015, as a true and correct record.



4          Extraordinary Business


Section 46A(7) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (as amended) states:


“An item that is not on the agenda for a meeting may be dealt with at that meeting if-


(a)        The local authority by resolution so decides; and


(b)        The presiding member explains at the meeting, at a time when it is open to the public,-


(i)         The reason why the item is not on the agenda; and


(ii)        The reason why the discussion of the item cannot be delayed until a subsequent meeting.”


Section 46A(7A) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (as amended) states:


“Where an item is not on the agenda for a meeting,-


(a)        That item may be discussed at that meeting if-


(i)         That item is a minor matter relating to the general business of the local authority; and


(ii)        the presiding member explains at the beginning of the meeting, at a time when it is open to the public, that the item will be discussed at the meeting; but


(b)        no resolution, decision or recommendation may be made in respect of that item except to refer that item to a subsequent meeting of the local authority for further discussion.”




Rural Advisory Panel

12 June 2015



Animal Management Bylaw Update


File No.: CP2015/11008






1.       To update the Rural Advisory Panel on the Animal Management Bylaw and to seek the panel’s views in relation to keeping stock for school agricultural days. The Panel’s feedback will be presented as part of the report to the Regulatory and Bylaws Committee at its August meeting.  

Executive Summary

2.       Emma Pilkington, Policy Analyst, Social Policy and Bylaws will be present for this item.

3.       A memorandum to the Panel is appended as Attachment A. This contains the options for school agricultural days under the new Animal Management Bylaw 2015.



That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)      receive the Animal Management Bylaw Update.








Animal Management Bylaw Memorandum and Options





Elaine Stephenson - Democracy Advisor


Rural Advisory Panel

12 June 2015