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

 

Date:

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

 

Friday, 7 June 2019

12.30pm

Room 1, Level 26
135 Albert Street
Auckland

 

Ngā Hui a te Rōpū Kaitohutohu Take ā-Taiwhenua / Rural Advisory Panel

 

OPEN AGENDA

 

MEMBERSHIP

Chairperson

Cr Bill Cashmore

Deputy Mayor

Deputy Chairperson

Cr Greg Sayers

Rodney Ward Councillor

Members

Alan Cole

Franklin Local Board Member

 

Trish Fordyce

NZ Forest Owners Association

 

Richard Gardner

Federated Farmers

 

Neil Henderson

Waitakere Ranges Local Board Member

 

Vance Hodgson

Horticulture NZ

 

Steve Levet

Rural Contractors NZ

 

Craig Maxwell

Federated Farmers

 

Greg McCracken

Fonterra

 

Andrew McKenzie

Beef and Lamb NZ

 

Helen Moodie

Dairy NZ

 

Roger Parton

Rural Contractors NZ

 

Wayne Scott

Aggregate & Quarry Association

 

Geoff Smith

Equine Industry

 

Peter Spencer

NZ Forest Owners Association

 

Brenda Steele

Rodney Local Board Member

 

Bronwen Turner

Western Rural Property Owners

 

Keith Vallabh

Pukekohe Vegetable Growers Association

 

Glenn Wilcox

Independent Māori Statutory Board Member

 

(Quorum 10 members)

 

 

Sonya Inger

Governance Advisor

 

10 April 2019

 

Contact Telephone: (09) 977 6050

Email: sonya.inger@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz


TERMS OF REFERENCE

(Excerpt – full terms of reference available as a separate document)

 

The terms of reference set out the purpose, role and protocols of the Panel.

Panel members abide by the Code of Conduct for members of Auckland Council advisory

panels.

 

Purpose

 

As one of council’s engagement mechanisms with diverse communities, the demographic

advisory panels provide advice to the governing body and council staff within the remit of the

Auckland Plan on the following areas:

 

·         Auckland Council’s regional policies, plans and strategies

·         Regional and strategic matters including those that Council-Controlled Organisations deal with any matter of particular interest or concern to diverse communities.

 

Outcomes

 

The panel’s advice will contribute to improving the outcomes of diverse communities and

social cohesion as set out in the Auckland Plan. The panel will advise through their agreed

strategic agenda and detailed work programme.

 

Strategic agenda and work programme

 

The panel must develop a work programme and set a strategic agenda for the term. The

agendas should be focused and integrated across the panels for collaborative input into

shared agendas, particularly on the Auckland Plan, the Long-term Plan and annual plans.

 

The panel should advise on council’s organisational strategies relevant to diverse

communities.

 

The governing body and council staff should work with the panel for the development of their

strategic agendas and work programme. An appropriate committee will approve the panel’s

work programme and any subsequent major changes to it.

 

Submissions

 

The panel must not make formal submissions to Auckland Council on council strategies,

policies and plans, for example, the annual plan.

 

In its advisory role to the council, the panel may have input to submissions made by the

council to external organisations but do not make independent submissions, except as

agreed with the council.

 

This does not prevent individual members being party to submissions outside their role as

panel members.

 

Review

 

The form and functioning of the panels may be reviewed prior to or after, the end of the

panel’s term in September 2019.

 


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ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                         PAGE

1          Apologies                                                                                                                        5

2          Declaration of Interest                                                                                                   5

3          Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                               5

4          Extraordinary Business                                                                                                5

5          Chair's Update                                                                                                                7

6          Forestry and its Role in the Auckland/New Zealand Context                                   9

7          Plan Change 1 - Waikato Regional Council                                                              11

8          Rural Advisory Panel - Reviewing the Role of the Past 3 Years                            13

9          Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amednment Bill - A Rural Viewpoint 15 

10        Consideration of Extraordinary Items 

 

 


1          Apologies

 

Apologies from Member H Moodie and Member W Scott have 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, 12 April 2019 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.”

 


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Chair's Update

 

File No.: CP2019/08227

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo / Purpose of the report

1.       Rural Advisory Panel Chair, Cr Bill Cashmore’s update to the Rural Advisory Panel.

Whakarāpopototanga matua / Executive summary

2.       Cr Bill Cashmore, Chair Rural Advisory Panel will provide an update of recent council business.

3.       Note the next and final Rural Advisory Panel meeting date for 2019 is 2 August 2019.

 

Ngā tūtohunga / Recommendation/s

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)      note the update from Cr Bill Cashmore, Chair Rural Advisory Panel.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga / Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.      

Ngā kaihaina / Signatories

Author

Sonya Inger - Governance Advisor

Authoriser

Warren Maclennan - Manager Planning - North/West

 


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Forestry and its Role in the Auckland/New Zealand Context

File No.: CP2019/09743

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To outline the current status and future forecasts for forestry, particularly in the Auckland region.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The presentation by Peter Spencer representing the New Zealand Forest Owners’ Association will provide an update on commercial forestry in Auckland including its environmental and recreational values.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)      receive the report and presentation and thank Peter Spencer and Trish Fordyce.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Authoriser

Warren Maclennan - Manager Planning - North/West

 


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Plan Change 1 - Waikato Regional Council

File No.: CP2019/09744

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To outline some preliminary observations on the Waikato Regional Council’s Plan Change 1 hearings and to gain the Panel’s feedback.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Staff from the Healthy Waters department will provide their observations on the various views expressed through the Waikato Regional Council’s Plan Change 1 Hearings process and raise with the Rural Advisory Panel how we might avoid possible conflict, duplication and cost. It will be particularly useful for Panel members (particularly Federated Farmers, Horticulture New Zealand, Sheep and Beef NZ and the forestry sector) to provide their feedback to improve the process for the Auckland context.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)      receive the presentation by the Healthy Waters team and provide feedback to staff.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Authoriser

Warren Maclennan - Manager Planning - North/West

 


Rural Advisory Panel

07 June 2019

 

 

Rural Advisory Panel - Reviewing the Role of the Past 3 Years

File No.: CP2019/09746

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To review the work of the Rural Advisory Panel over the past three years.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The Chair, Deputy Mayor Cashmore, will lead a discussion on the highlights and challenges of the Rural Advisory Panel in preparation for a report to the Environment and Community Committee after the August Rural Advisory Panel meeting.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)      receive the feedback by Panel members and incorporate it into a report for the August Rural Advisory Panel meeting.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Authoriser

Warren Maclennan - Manager Planning - North/West

 


Rural Advisory Panel

07 June 2019

 

 

Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amednment Bill - A Rural Viewpoint

File No.: CP2019/09787

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To outline the key provisions of the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill and to seek feedback from members of the Rural Advisory Panel.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The Bill has four elements:

i)          Climate Change Commission: Establishment of a new independent Climate Change Commission. The main purpose of the Commission is to provide expert advice and monitoring, to help keep successive governments on track to meeting long-term goals.

ii)         Target: Set a new greenhouse gas target:

·     reduce all greenhouse gases (except biogenic methane) to net zero by 2050

·     reduce emissions of biogenic methane within the range of 24–47 per cent below 2017 levels by 2050 including to 10 per cent below 2017 levels by 2030.

iii)         Budgets: Establish a series of emissions budgets as steppingstones towards the 2050 target.

iv)        Adaptation: Establish a range of climate change adaptation measures.

Dr Parin Thompson will provide a more detailed presentation at the meetring.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)      receive the feedback from the Rural Advisory Panel members, and Dr Parin Rafiei-Thompson, Principal Specialist Sustainability and Climate Mitigation be thanked for her presentation.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Authoriser

Warren Maclennan - Manager Planning - North/West