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, 6 June 2019 at 10.00am.





Greg Presland



Sandra Coney, QSO



Neil Henderson



Ken Turner






Steve Tollestrup



Deputy Chairperson

Saffron Toms




Linda Cooper (with apologies)



Penny Hulse (with apologies)




Waitākere Ranges Local Board

06 June 2019




1          Welcome

Chairperson Greg Presland opened the meeting and welcomed those present.



2          Apologies  

Resolution number WTK/2019/74

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

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)         accept the apology from Members S Tollestrup for absence and Deputy Chairperson S Toms for lateness.


Note: apologies for absence were subsequently received from Member S Toms.



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 Waitākere 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

-   Kaipatiki Project - Employee

Greg Presland

-   Lopdell House Development Trust – Trustee

-   Whau Coastal Walkway Environmental Trust – Trustee

-   Combined Youth Services Trust – Trustee

-   Glen Eden Bid – Member

-   Titirangi Ratepayers and Residents Association - Member

-   Waitakere Ranges Protection Society - Member

-   Titirangi RSA - Member

-   Maungakiekie Golf Club - Member

Steve Tollestrup

-   Waitakere Licensing Trust – Elected Member

-   Waitakere Task force on Family Violence – Appointee

-   Piha RSA - Member

Saffron Toms


Ken Turner


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 - Member

-   Aircraft Noise Consultative Committee Group - Member

-   Local Government New Zealand Zone One Committee - Member

Greg Presland

-   Glen Eden Business Improvement District (alternate)

Saffron Toms

-   Ark in the Park

-   Manukau Harbour Forum - Chair


4          Confirmation of Minutes

Resolution number WTK/2019/75

MOVED by Chairperson G Presland, seconded by Member K Turner:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 23 May 2019, as 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.











Adoption of the Waitākere Ranges Local Board Agreement 2019/2020


A copy of the updated Local Board Agreement 2019/2020 was tabled and has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.


Resolution number WTK/2019/76

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

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)      adopt local content for the Annual Budget 2019/2020 (as tabled) including:

i)       a Local Board Agreement 2019/2020

ii)      a message from the Chair

iii)     local board advocacy.

b)        adopt local fees and charges schedules for 2019/2020 (Attachment B)

i)       note that the Glen Eden Library Room hire is to be amended from 50% to 100% subsidy and this will be reflected in the work programme allocation.

c)      delegate authority to the Chair to make any final minor changes to the local content for the Annual Budget 2019/2020, including the Local Board Agreement 2019/2020.

d)      note the Board’s interest and previous resolutions with regards to the Septic Tank Pumpout programme and Targeted Rate and expect this activity to continue for 2019/20 and seek a formal report to formalise the process going forward beyond 2019/20.

e)      note that the resolutions of this meeting will be reported back to the Governing Body when it meets to adopt the Annual Budget 2019/2020 on 20 June 2019.




a     6 June 2019 Waitākere Ranges Local Board Item 11: Adoption of the Waitākere Ranges Local Board Agreement 2019/2020 - Updated Local Board Agreement 2019/2020



12        Consideration of Extraordinary Items


There was no consideration of extraordinary items.   





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