Te Rōpū Kaitohutohu Take Kaumātua /
Seniors Advisory Panel

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Seniors Advisory Panel held in the Boardroom, Ground Floor, Auckland Town Hall, 301-305 Queen Street, Auckland on Monday, 15 July 2019 at 10.32am.

 

 

present

 

Chairman

Janet Clews, CNZM, QSO, JP

 

Deputy Chairman

David Wong Hop, MNZM, JP

 

Members

Judy Blakey, MNZM

 

 

Joan Lardner-Rivlin, MNZM, QSM

 

 

Mihi Te Huia

 

 

Mere Tunks, QSM

 

 

Liaison Councillor

Daniel Newman, JP

From 12.01pm, Item 8

Until 1.21pm, Item 11

 

 

 

ABSENT

 

Member

Roger Fowler, QSM

 

 

Sonny Niha

 

 

Chief Liaison Councillor

Cr Dr Cathy Casey

 

 

 


Seniors Advisory Panel

15 July 2019

 

 

 

 

Opening Karakia and Welcome

 

Mihi Te Hui gave an opening karakia.  The Chairman welcomed those present at the meeting.

 

 

1          Apologies

  

Resolution number SEN/2019/13

MOVED by Chairman J Clews, seconded by Member J Blakey:  

That the Seniors Advisory Panel:

a)         accept the apology from Member Roger Fowler, for absence.

CARRIED

 

 

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

 

Resolution number SEN/2019/14

MOVED by Chairman J Clews, seconded by Member J Blakey:  

That the Seniors Advisory Panel:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Monday, 18 March 2019, as a true and correct record.

CARRIED

 

 

4          Additional Items 

 

There were no additional items.

 

 

Note:   From this point forward, agenda items were taken in the folloiwng order:

 

Item

13        Chair's Report - Seniors Advisory Panel, 15 July 2019

7          City Centre Masterplan refresh

8          Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri:  Auckland’s Climate Action Framework

9          Age Friendly City - Update

6          Councillors’ Update – Seniors Advisory Panel, 15 July 2019

10        Seniors Advisory Panel – Members’ Update

11        End-of-term report 2016-2019 term

12        Seniors Advisory Panel – Work Programme Update, 15 July 2019

5          Public Input

14        Consideration of Additional Items

 

 

13

Chair's Report - Seniors Advisory Panel, 15 July 2019

 

Chairman, Janet Clews, advised as follows:

·         Members of the panel were thanked for attending the various age-friendly workshops.

·         An email had been received from Heather Corlett-Kristensen, Co-ordinator for the Selwyn Centre in Royal Oak.  The Selwyn Foundation meets every Tuesday from 9.30am – 12.00pm and wanted to know whether members of the panel could attend one of their meetings as guest speakers on the age-friendly project.  Janet advised that there was limited time between now and the end of the panel’s term.  It was agreed that members of the panel would attend a meeting to explain what the panel has done during the 2016-2019 term (depending on availability).  Janet will let members know the agreed date.

·         Mary Schnackenberg, the chair of the Disability Advisory Panel, had drafted a letter regarding the Town Hall lift in the Civic Carpark asking Auckland Transport to ensure that it is fully functional during all hours the Civic Carpark is open.  Janet read the letter out at the meeting.  The panel supported the letter and it was agreed that the letter would be signed on behalf by the chairs of both the Disability Advisory Panel and the Seniors Advisory Panel.  A copy of the draft letter has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

·         Information had also been received from Mary Schnackenberg regarding recent changes to AT concessions and the impacts on the SuperGold Card.  SuperGold AT Hop card users receive a 20% discount if they use their card prior to 9.00am.  If the user is a Total Mobility user, then they receive a 40% discount.  SuperGold cardholders were able to access the second AT HOP concession from 5 July 2019 (but will be loaded onto a second AT Hop card).  Further details have has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number SEN/2019/15

MOVED by Member M Tunks, seconded by Member M Te Huia:  

That the Seniors Advisory Panel:

a)      note the update from the Chair.

b)      approve the amended letter to be sent to Auckland Transport relating to the Town Hall lift in the Civic Carpark, co-signed by the chair of the Disability and Seniors Advisory Panels.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     15 July 2019, Seniors Advisory Panel, Item 13 - Chair's Report - Seniors Advisory Panel, 15 July 2019 - SuperGold cardholders will be able to access a second AT HOP concession

b     15 July 2019, Seniors Advisory Panel, Item 13 - Chair's Report - Seniors Advisory Panel, 15 July 2019 - draft letter relating to the Town Hall Lift in the Civic Carpark

 

 


 

 

 

7

City Centre Masterplan refresh

 

Cam Perkins – Team Leader City Centre Project Design – Auckland Design Office and Philip Le Quesne – Senior Project Manager – Auckland Plan Strategy and Research gave a PowerPoint presentation.  A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

Feedback was provided as follows:

·    Several references were suggested to be amended: child-friendly should be changed to age-friendly, as it covers all ages and reflects the Governing Body’s 2017 decision to develop an Age-friendly Action Plan for Auckland; the term ‘elderly' should be changed to older people. All accessibility references should mindfully accommodate the accessibility needs of people living with disabilities, and exclude the ableist assumptions that currently limit the possibility of creating an inclusive masterplan, because of the number of references to travelling efficiently and quickly.  Moreover Improved access for individuals with limited mobility should be the first item when considering How might the city centre look under Access for Everyone?  Similarly, having Safer city streets should also be the top priority when considering the potential benefits that will flow from The Access for Everyone Strategy.

·         Additional information should be included on:

o        The performing arts which provide multicultural opportunities, particularly around Aotea Centre

o        Auckland as a UNESCO City of Music – refer https://www.aucklandcityofmusic.nz

City Centre Sporting facilities and events (including water sports, cricket in the Domain, the ASB Tennis Centre and Spark Arena); and festivals (eg Matariki and the Writers Festival).

o        Names of parks should be able to be found in Google Maps (eg Headland Park which is currently referred to as Wynyard Point).

o        Sustainability guidelines that limit the impact of cruise ship emissions

o        Artists’ images should include older people, (particularly taking into account the numbers of older cruise ship tourists who visit).

o        Consider the possibility of having senior tour guides to encourage international visitors to stay more than 48 hours

o        The work of Council’s Research and Evaluation Unit (RIMU), particularly in the innovation area.

o        Changes from previous projects in the city centre (e.g., the Waihorotiu Stream/Ligar Canal).

It was noted that Member Blakey has offered to meet directly with the relevant staff, to share detailed feedback, especially in relation to research and innovation links within the Masterplan’s Transformational Move 4.

 

Resolution number SEN/2019/16

MOVED by Member M Tunks, seconded by Member J Lardner-Rivlin:  

That the Seniors Advisory Panel:

a)      note the proposed approach to the City Centre Master Plan refresh engagement

b)      scrutinise the attached draft consultation material:

i)       Transformational Moves brochure

ii)      City Centre Master Plan Transformational Moves text

iii)     City Centre Master Plan Outcomes text

iv)     A4E Overview for Consultation

v)      Consultation and Engagement timetable

c)      provide feedback (written or verbal) to Auckland Design Office at the panel’s meeting or before the end of July.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     15 July 2019, Seniors Advisory Panel, Item 7 - City Centre Masterplan refresh - PowerPoint presentation

 

 

8

Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri:  Auckland’s Climate Action Framework

 

Dr Parin Rafiei Thompson, Principal Specialist, Sustainability and Climate Mitigation and Matthew Blaikie, Senior Sustainability and Resilience Advisor gave a PowerPoint presentation.  A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

Feedback was provided to staff.

Cr D Newman joined the meeting at 12.01pm.

 

Resolution number SEN/2019/17

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson D Wong Hop, seconded by Member M Tunks:  

That the Seniors Advisory Panel:

a)      provide feedback on the Auckland Climate Action Framework

b)      provide recommendations on how we can best reach out to the Senior representative networks during public consultation.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     15 July 2019, Seniors Advisory Panel, Item 8 - Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri:  Auckland’s Climate Action Framework - PowerPoint presentation

 

 


 

 

 

9

Age Friendly City - Update

 

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

Members were thanked for their attendance at the various age-friendly workshops and accepted the invitation to continue to assist staff with the age-friendly initiative following the panel’s disestablishment.

 

Resolution number SEN/2019/18

MOVED by Member M Te Huia, seconded by Member J Lardner-Rivlin:  

That the Seniors Advisory Panel:

a)      receive and thank Rebecca Kruse for her presentation and invitation regarding the age-friendly city initiative.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     15 July 2019, Seniors Advisory Panel, Item 6 - Age Friendly City - Update - PowerPoint presentation

 

 

6

Councillors’ Update – Seniors Advisory Panel, 15 July 2019

 

Cr Newman addressed the panel as follows:

·         Recent events relating to Haumaru Housing.

·         Council is currently participating in feedback to Department of Conservation re delegations in the Reserves Act.

·         At the Environment and Community Committee meeting, the Council has progressed a number of One Local Initiative projects to a business case.

 

Resolution number SEN/2019/19

MOVED by Chairperson J Clews, seconded by Deputy Chairperson D Wong Hop:  

That the Seniors Advisory Panel:

a)      note the update from the Liaison Councillor.

CARRIED

 

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 12.35pm and reconvened at 1.06pm.

 

 

 


 

 

 

10

Seniors Advisory Panel - Members' Update

 

Judy Blakey advised as follows:

·         Attended the Human Rights Commission feedback session for consultation with Older New Zealanders; as well as a Grey Power meeting with His Worship the Mayor, along with Janet Clews.

·         Attended the Research and Evaluation Unit (RIMU’s) Symposium regarding the role of research and evaluation in shaping the future of Tāmaki Makaurau.

·         Circulated the Te Pou newsletter which covered the ten priorities.

·         Has met with the Prime Minister’s science advisor.

 

Resolution number SEN/2019/20

MOVED by Chairperson J Clews, seconded by Deputy Chairperson D Wong Hop:  

That the Seniors Advisory Panel:

a)      receive the update about upcoming events and issues impacting senior communities.

CARRIED

 

 

11

End-of-term report 2016-2019 term

 

Minor changes were made to the report.

Cr D Newman retired from the meeting at 1.21pm.

 

Resolution number SEN/2019/21

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson D Wong Hop, seconded by Member M Tunks:  

That the Seniors Advisory Panel:

a)      approve the amended content of the end-of-term report prior to it being submitted to Auckland Council, with all updating and corrections being approved by Janet Clews, Judy Blakey and David Wong-Hop.

CARRIED

 

Note:   Members thanked staff for ensuring that all documents they reviewed, as well as their agendas were in an accessible font and that the format ensured that the information was easy to read.

 

 

12

Seniors Advisory Panel - Work Programme Update, 15 July 2019

 

Resolution number SEN/2019/22

MOVED by Chairperson J Clews, seconded by Deputy Chairperson D Wong Hop:  

That the Seniors Advisory Panel:

a)         receive an update on the work programme from Cecily Dower, Deputy Lead Officer.

b)        note that any comments should be sent directly to Cecily for updating before the information is appended to the end-of-term report.

CARRIED

 

 

 

5

Public Input

 

No members of the public attended the meeting.

 

 

14        Consideration of Additional Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.   

 

 

Closing Karakia

 

Mere Tunks gave a closing Karakia.

 

 

 

1.30pm                                              The Chairperson thanked Members for their attendance and attention to business and declared the meeting closed.

 

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