Waitākere Ranges Local Board






Minutes of a meeting of the Waitākere Ranges Local Board held in the Waitākere Ranges Local Board Office, 39 Glenmall Place, Glen Eden on Thursday, 13 July 2017 at 6.00pm.





Greg Presland




Deputy Chairperson

Saffron Toms





Sandra Coney, QSO





Neil Henderson





Steve Tollestrup





Denise Yates, JP









Waitākere Ranges Local Board

13 July 2017



1          Welcome


The Chairman opened the meeting and welcomed those present.


2          Apologies


There were no apologies.


3          Declaration of Interest

Members were 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.

Specifically members are asked to identify any new interests they have not previously disclosed, an interest that might be considered as a conflict of interest with a matter on the agenda.


The following are declared interests of the Waitakere Ranges Local Board.


 Board Member

Organisation / Position

Sandra Coney

·       Waitemata District Health Board – Elected Member

·       Women’s Health Action Trust – Patron

·       New Zealand Society of Genealogists – Member

·       New Zealand Military Defence Society – Member

·       Cartwright Collective – Member

·       Titirangi RSA – Member

·       Portage Trust – Member

·       West Auckland Trust Services - Director

Neil Henderson

·       Portage Trust – Elected Member

·       West Auckland Trust Services (WATS) Board – Trustee/Director

·       Whau River Catchment Trust - Employee

Greg Presland

·       Lopdell House Development Trust – Trustee

·       Titirangi Residents & Ratepayers Group – Committee Member 

·       Whau Coastal Walkway Environmental Trust – Trustee

·       Combined Youth Services Trust – Trustee

·       Glen Eden Bid - Member

Steve Tollestrup

·       Waitakere Licensing Trust – Elected Member

·       Waitakere Task force on Family Violence – Appointee

Saffron Toms


Denise Yates

·       Friends of Arataki Incorporated – Committee member

·       EcoMatters Environment Trust – Trustee


Member appointments

Board members are appointed to the following bodies. In these appointments the board members represent Auckland Council.


Board Member

Organisation / Position

Sandra Coney

·           Friends of Arataki Incorporated – Trustee

Neil Henderson

·           Friends of Arataki Incorporated – Trustee

·           Rural Advisory Panel - Member

Steve Tollestrup

·           Glen Eden Business Improvement District

Greg Presland

·           Glen Eden Business Improvement District (alternate)

Saffron Toms

·           Ark in the Park


4          Confirmation of Minutes


Resolution number WTK/2017/86

MOVED by Member S Coney, seconded by Member N Henderson:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 22 June 2017, as a true and correct record.



5          Leave of Absence


There were no leaves of absence.


6          Acknowledgements


The Waitakere Ranges Local Board acknowledged the passing of Lynda Williams who lived for many years in McEntee Road, Waitakere, and was a great lover of the Waitakeres.  She was a strong advocate for women and babies, founding several support groups and working for many years as a childbirth educator.  She attended all DHB meetings for the three DHBs and widely disseminated her critiques of health sector management, policies, ethics and medical practice.  Lynda died on 6 July.  She left 5 children and 6 grandchildren.


7          Ward Councillors update


Apologies from Councillors Penny Hulse and Linda Cooper were noted.


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.



Auckland Plan refresh 2018: early feedback to inform draft plan


Resolution number WTK/2017/87

MOVED by Member D Yates, seconded by Member S Tollestrup:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)      delegate the provision of local board feedback, including any specific feedback on the challenges, opportunities, strategic themes and focus areas to Chair Greg Presland and Deputy Chair Saffron Toms.

b)      note that the feedback will be reported back to the Planning Committee when it meets to decide on direction to inform the draft Auckland Plan on 1 August 2017

c)      note that there will be further opportunities to provide feedback on the draft plan as council continues through the refresh process during 2017.






Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching Ltd (ANZCCART) Conference 2017 "Maintaining Social License in a Changing World"


Resolution number WTK/2017/88

MOVED by Chairperson G Presland, seconded by Member S Coney:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)      approve Member Henderson’s attendance to the Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching (ANZCCART) Conference 2017 to be held on 2nd September to 4th September as a part of Queenstown Research Week.

b)      agree that any related expenses for attending the Australian and New Zealand council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching (ANZCCART) Conference 2017 be provided for in line with the latest Auckland Council's Elected Members' Expense Policy 2016.





14        Consideration of Extraordinary Items


There was no consideration of extraordinary items.   





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