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, 7 June 2018 at 10:30am.





Greg Presland




Deputy Chairperson

Saffron Toms





Sandra Coney, QSO





Neil Henderson





Steve Tollestrup








Linda Cooper (with apologies)



Penny Hulse (with apologies





Waitākere Ranges Local Board

07 June 2018




1          Welcome

Chairperson Greg Presland opened the meeting and welcomed those present.


2          Apologies

  Resolution number WTK/2018/63

MOVED by Chairperson G Presland, seconded by Deputy Chairperson S Toms:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)         accept the apology from Member S Coney for absence.




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


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

-   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

No declarations

Member appointments

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



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/2018/64

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

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 24 May 2018, as a true and correct.



5          Leave of Absence

There were no 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.



Adoption of the Waitākere Ranges Local Board Agreement 2018/2019


Resolution number WTK/2018/65

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson S Toms, seconded by Member N Henderson:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)      adopt local content for the 10-year Budget 2018-2028 (Attachment A), including:

i)     a Local Board Agreement 2018/2019

ii)    a message from the Chair

iii)   local board advocacy.

b)      adopt local fees and charges schedules for 2018/2019 (Attachment B).

c)      delegate authority to the Chair to make any final minor changes to the local content for the 10-year Budget 2018-2028, including the Local Board Agreement 2018/2019.

d)      note:

i)     that Local Board Agreement 2018/2019 local activity budgets will be updated to reflect final budget decisions made by the Governing Body on 31 May 2018

ii)    that if there are outstanding (not yet agreed) matters in the Local Board Agreement 2018/2019, the local board should include an explanation of these matters in the Chair’s message at the front of the agreement

iii)   that the resolutions of this meeting will be reported back to the Governing Body when it meets to adopt the 10-year Budget 2018-2028 on 28 June 2018.

e)      note that $100,000 of capital expenditure will be added to the local community services activity in the local board agreement to progress the Waitakere Ranges Local Board’s one local initiative. This is following decisions made at Finance and Performance Committee last week

f)       note the updated wording with respect to local environmental management initiative replace fund a kauri dieback community coordinator with the wording ‘continue to fund local response to kauri dieback’

g)      note in Attachment B that the Glen Eden Library Room hire be amended from 50% to 100% subsidy.





Big Blue Wāitakere Coastal and Marine Information Report: 2018


Resolution number WTK/2018/66

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson S Toms, seconded by Member S Tollestrup:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)         receive the Big Blue Wāitakere Report.


b)        circulate the final report to the Maukau Harbour Forum and member boards as well as the adjoining Rodney Local Board.


Sectarial Note: The Board requested the front page image to be replaced with a high level satelite image for the final report.


14        Consideration of Extraordinary Items


There was no consideration of extraordinary items.   


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