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



Meeting Room:



Friday, 19 August 2016


Room 1
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


Dean Blythen

Landowners & Contractors Protection Association Inc


Viv Dostine

Northern Equine


Trish Fordyce

NZ Forest Owners Association


Richard Gardner

Federated Farmers


Neil Henderson

Waitakere Ranges Local Board Member


Chris Keenan

Horticulture NZ


Steve Levet

Rural Contractors NZ


Andrew Maclean

Federated Farmers


Callum McCallum

Aquaculture Industry


Greg McCracken



Andrew McKenzie

Beef and Lamb NZ


Helen Moodie

Dairy NZ


Roger Parton

Rural Contractors NZ and

Aggregate & Quarry Association


Geoff Smith

Equine Industry


Peter Spencer

NZ Forest Owners Association


Bronwen Turner

Western Rural Property Owners


Keith Vallabh

Pukekohe Vegetable Growers Association


Cr Penny Webster

Rodney Ward Councillor


Glenn Wilcox

Independent Māori Statutory Board

(Quorum 10 members)



Elaine Stephenson

Democracy Advisor


11 August 2016


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

19 August 2016



ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                       

1          Apologies                                                                                                                         

2          Declaration of Interest                                                                                                    

3          Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                                

4          Additional Items for consideration                                                                               

5          Unitary Plan Update (12.30 – 1.30pm)                                                                          

6          Manua whenua provisions on sites of high value - initial discussion (1.30 – 1.45pm)           

7          Auckland Economic Update (1.45 – 2.00pm)                                                               

8          The Rural Advisory Panel in the next term (2.00 – 2.45pm)                                      

9          General Business



1          Apologies


An apology for early departure has been received from Chairperson Cr Bill Cashmore. Deputy Chairperson South, Alan Cole, will assume the chair in his absence.


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, 8 July 2016, as a true and correct record.



4          Additional Items for consideration




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Unitary Plan Update


File No.: CP2016/17040





1.       To update the panel on the adoption of the Independent Hearings Panel Unitary Plan recommendations.

Executive summary

2.       The Chair, Cr Bill Cashmore will update the panel on the Unitary Plan considerations that are due to be finalised this week.




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Manua whenua provisions on sites of high value - initial discussion


File No.: CP2016/17093





Opportunity for initial discussion on Unitary Plan, mana whenua provisions on sites of high value.




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Auckland Economic Update


File No.: CP2016/17384





1.       Ross Wilson, Analyst will provide an Auckland Economic Update.



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The Rural Advisory Panel in the next term


File No.: CP2016/17091





1.       To provide opportunity for discussion on the panel going forward.

Executive summary

2.       The Deputy Chair, South, Alan Cole, will lead discussion on thoughts, ideas and suggestions for the panel in the next term.