Ngā Hui a te Rōpū Kaitohutohu Take Hapori Iwi Takatāpui / Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel held in the Council Chamber, Ground Floor, Auckland Town Hall, 301-305 Queen Street, Auckland on Monday, 1 July 2019 at 5.31pm.

 

present

 

Co-Chair

John Kingi

 

Members

Moira Clunie

 

 

Mark Fisher

 

 

Dave Hati

From 5.56pm, Item 5

 

Bruce Kilmister

 

 

Lexie Matheson

 

 

Diana Rands

 

 

Julie Watson

 

 

 

 

Liaison Councillor

Richard Hills

 

 

 

ABSENT

 

Co-Chair

Julie Radford-Poupard

 

Member

Audrey Hutcheson

 

 

 

 

Chief Liaison Councillor

Dr Cathy Casey

 

 

 

 

 

 


Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel

01 July 2019

 

 

 

 

Welcome/Opening Karakia

 

The Co-Chair, John Kingi, opened the meeting and welcomed those present.

 

 

Note:  The facilitator for Item 5, Andrew Whiteside, introduced himself and invited staff, the panel and members of the public to introduce themselves.

 

 

1          Apologies

  

That the Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel:

a)         accepted the apologies from Co-Chair Julie Radford-Poupard and Member Audrey Hutcheson for absence.

 

 

2          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

3          Confirmation of Minutes

 

That the Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel:

a)         confirmed the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Monday, 1 April 2019, as a true and correct record.

 

 

4          Additional Items 

 

There were no additional items.

 

 

5

Stand up and strengthen Auckland's diversity - an invitation to learn about local governance opportunities

 

The discussion was facilitated by Andrew Whiteside, media presenter, interviewer, director, and producer.

 

Member D Hati joined the meeting at 5.56pm.

 

PowerPoint presentations were provided in support of the item.  Copies have been placed on the official minutes and are available on the Auckland Council website as minutes attachments.

 

That the Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel:

a)      thanked Andrew Whiteside for facilitating the evening and all in attendance.

b)      noted the following topics being discussed:

i)      Auckland Council’s structure.

ii)    Upcoming local body elections and the contestable positions.

iii)   The need for and benefits of greater diversity across elected positions.

iv)   Visibility of Rainbow communities.

v)    Member Lexie Matheson outlined the history of the Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel, and reflected on its challenges and achievements.

vi)   Reflections of other Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel members on their time with the panel.

vii)  Why Rainbow communities are under-represented in local politics.

 

Attachments

a     1 July 2019 - Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel - Item 5 - Stand up and strengthen Auckland's diversity - an invitation to learn about local governance opportunities - Auckland council structure map

b     1 July 2019 - Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel - Item 5 - Stand up and strengthen Auckland's diversity - an invitation to learn about local governance opportunities - Elections update 1

c    1 July 2019 - Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel - Item 5 - Stand up and strengthen Auckland's diversity - an invitation to learn about local governance opportunities - Elections update 2

 

 

6          Consideration of Additional Items

 

There was no consideration of additional items.

 

 

The Co-Chair, John Kingi, closed the meeting with a karakia.

 

 

7.54pm                                               The Chairperson thanked Members for their attendance and attention to business and declared the meeting closed.

 

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