Te Rōpū Kaitohutohu Take Taiohi /

Youth Advisory Panel






Minutes of a meeting of the Youth Advisory Panel held in the Ground Floor Council Chamber, Auckland Town Hall, 301-305 Queen Street, Auckland on Monday, 8 October 2018 at 6:05pm.





Veisinia Maka


Deputy Chairperson

Damian Piilua



Stella Andrews

Luke Johnson

From 6.20pm, Item 5

Katjoesja Buissink

Dayeon Lee


Julia Caulfield

Elja Murphy


Jack Downs

Ogonna Nweke


Aniva Feau

Jacqueline Paul


Kramer Hoeflich

Na'or Tal Alfassi Berman


Amy Irvine












Michael Chu Shing



Bryce Collin



Shehara Farik



Lucy Pearson



Star Rawiri





Liaison Councillor

Cr Fa’anana Efeso Collins


Chief Liaison Councillor

Cr Dr Cathy Casey

Leave of absence



Youth Advisory Panel

08 October 2018




1          Apologies


The Youth Advisory Panel:

a)         accepted the apologies from Bryce Collin, Shehara Farik, Lucy Pearson and Cr E Collins for 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.


There were no declarations of interest.



3          Confirmation of Minutes


The Youth Advisory Panel:

a)         confirmed the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Monday, 9 July 2018, as a true and correct record.




4          Additional Items 




Panel members' update


A PowerPoint presentation was provided. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.


Member K Buissink joined the meeting at 6.20 pm


The Youth Advisory Panel:

a)      noted the panel members’ updates.




a     20181008 - Youth Advisory Panel - panel members' updates - presentation




Community forum update


The Youth Advisory Panel:

a)      noted the update on the community forum.




Note: panel members discussed the following aspects of the community forum

·         Choosing a date, venue; potentially paying for attendees’ parking

·         The purpose and theme of community forum – Idea is to seek feedback from the community. One original suggestion was an AGM-type event in December, which focuses on achievements of this panel’s term so far. The planning documents and ideas have been circuated in between meetings.

·         Suggestions for speakers could be Flora (previous Youth Advisory Panel chair). Youth councils from across Auckland could be invited.

·         A theme could be rangatahi / I Am Auckland. This is likely to also come to a future Youth Advisory Panel meeting.

·         Youth Awards – could the forum tie in with summer public music events?

·         Panel agreed that action items with deadlines would be useful. Suggestion to incorporate discussion and new ideas from the meeting, and work up the new plan keeping in mind the budget which ends 30 June 2019, with a new budget available from 1 July 2019.

·         Members agreed to discuss and finalise the plans at the November meeting. All panel members agreed to share their views in between meetings with the community forum working group.


The panel invited members of the public Zachary Wong and Irra Lee to the table for a brief discussion on hosting community forum events.





Southern Structure Plans - Pukekohe-Paerata and Drury-Opaheke


Joy La Nauze – Principal Planner, Central/South Planning Team; Christopher Turbott - Principal Planner; Isobel Jennings - Graduate Planner; Cosette Saville – Planner, Auckland Council; and


Chris Scrafton – Engagement Lead, Supporting Growth Alliance, and Himani Bhatia – Planner, Supporting Growth Alliance, addressed the panel on the Southern Structure Plans for Pukekohe-Paerata and Drury-Opāheke.



A PowerPoint presentation was provided. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.



The Youth Advisory Panel:

a)      noted the presentation on the draft land use plans and transport for Drury-Opāheke and Pukekohe-Paerata.





a     20181008 - Youth Advisory Panel - Southern Structure Plans - presentation





Youth Advisory Panel 2019 meeting dates


The Youth Advisory Panel:

a)      approved the dates and start times for their 2019 meetings.

b)      approved the number of open to the public 2019 meetings.






·         The panel decided to meet on the second Monday of each month, between February and September 2019. Once university timetables are released, this date may be revisited early next year.

·         The start time was agreed to be 5.00pm for dinner, with meetings starting at 5.30pm.

·         The panel decided to have three open to the public meetings in April, June, and August.




9          Consideration of Additional Items


There was no consideration of additional items.   





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