Hauraki Gulf Forum

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Hauraki Gulf Forum held in the Reception Lounge, Auckland Town Hall, 301-305 Queen Street, Auckland on Monday, 19 August 2019 at 1:05pm.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Mr John Meeuwsen

Waiheke Local Board (Auckland Council)

Deputy Chairperson

Ms Moana Tamaariki-Pohe

Tangata Whenua

Members

Mr Andrew Baucke

Department of Conservation

 

Ms Izzy Fordham (Alt)

Great Barrier Local Board (Auckland Council)

 

Mayor Sandra Goudie

Thames-Coromandel District Council – until 3.15pm Item 13

 

Mr Steve Halley

Ministry for Primary Industries

 

Cr Richard Hills

Auckland Council

 

Cr Mike Lee

Auckland Council – until 2.10pm Item 10

 

Ms Nicola MacDonald

Tangata Whenua – from 2.28pm Item 11

 

Mr Paul Majurey

Tangata Whenua – until 3.13pm Item 13

 

Mr Martin Mariassouce

Te Puni Kōkiri

 

Cr Rob McGuire

Waikato District Council

 

Cr Dal Minogue

Waikato Regional Council

 

Ms Liane Ngamane

Tangata Whenua – until 3.15pm Item 13

 

Mr Dean Ogilvie

Tangata Whenua

 

ABSENT

 

 

Mr Jeff Cleave

Great Barrier Local Board (Auckland Council)

 

 

Cr Paul Cronin

Matamata-Piako District Council

 

 

Cr Christine Fletcher

Auckland Council

 

 

Mr Terrence Hohneck

Tangata Whenua

 

 

Mayor John Tregidga

Hauraki District Council

 

 

Cr Wayne Walker

Auckland Council

 

 

Cr John Watson

Auckland Council

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

 

Cr Jennie Hayman (Alt)

Waikato Regional Council

 

 

 

 

 


Hauraki Gulf Forum

19 August 2019

 

 

 

Mr Martin Mariassouce opened the meeting with a karakia.

 

1          Apologies

  

Resolution number HGF/2019/28

MOVED by Chairperson J Meeuwsen, seconded by Deputy Chairperson M Tamaariki-Pohe:  

That the Hauraki Gulf Forum:

a)         accept the apologies from Mr J Cleave, Cr P Cronin, Mr T Hohneck, Mayor J Tregidga, Cr W Walker and Cr J Watson for absence.

CARRIED

 

Note:   Speaking rights were granted to Cr Jennie Hayman (Alt), Waikato Regional Council.

 

2          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

3          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number HGF/2019/29

MOVED by Chairperson J Meeuwsen, seconded by Cr M Lee:  

That the Hauraki Gulf Forum:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Monday, 20 May 2019, as a true and correct record.

CARRIED

 

4          Public Forum

 

There was no public forum.

 

5          Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

6

Southern Cross NEXT Cable

 

Mike McGrath and Justin Rae from Spark New Zealand provided a presentation regarding the Southern Cross NEXT Cable. A copy of the presentation has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number HGF/2019/30

MOVED by Chairperson J Meeuwsen, seconded by Cr M Lee:  

That the Hauraki Gulf Forum:

a)      note the presentation by Spark New Zealand and thank the presenters for their attendance.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     19 August 2019 - Hauraki Gulf Forum - Item 6 - Southern Cross NEXT Cable - presentation

 

7

Chairperson's Report

 

The Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson spoke to the report and answered questions from members.

 

 

Resolution number HGF/2019/31

MOVED by Cr M Lee, seconded by Mayor S Goudie:  

That the Hauraki Gulf Forum:

a)      note the report.

b)      thank John Meeuwsen for his service and leadership as Chairperson of the Hauraki Gulf Forum and wish him well for the future.

CARRIED

 

 

8

Transition Plan

 

Note    changes to the original recommendations were made with the agreement of the meeting.

 

 

Resolution number HGF/2019/32

MOVED by Mayor S Goudie, seconded by Cr D Minogue:  

That the Hauraki Gulf Forum:

a)      agree to extend Ms Moana Tamaariki-Pohe’s tenure as Deputy Chairperson for the period between 12 October 2019 and the first Forum meeting of 2020.

b)      agree to hold elections for the positions of Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson during the first Forum meeting of 2020.

c)      agree that the term for the next Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson be until the next Local Body elections, i.e. late-2022, or the conclusion of their individual term, whichever is earlier.

CARRIED

 

 

9

2020 Meeting Dates, Venues and Forward Work Programme

 

Resolution number HGF/2019/33

MOVED by Chairperson J Meeuwsen, seconded by Deputy Chairperson M Tamaariki-Pohe:  

That the Hauraki Gulf Forum:

a)      agree the 2020 meeting schedule outlined in this report.

b)      note the potential forward work programme.

CARRIED

 


 

 

10

Sea Change Tai Timu Tai Pari

 

Member Andrew Baucke, Department of Conservation provided an oral presentation regarding the recently established Ministerial Advisory Committee which will provide expert advice to central government on its Government Response Strategy to Sea Change.

Cr Penny Hulse, Cr Alf Filipaina and Dave Allen from Auckland Council provided a presentation on Auckland Council’s Sea Change Political Reference Group and tabled a handout showing Auckland Council’s implementation through existing and new work programmes up to August 2019. Copies of the presentation and the handout have been placed on the official minutes and are available on the Auckland Council website as minutes attachments.

Ben Bunting from Waikato Regional Council provided a Sea Change implementation presentation. A copy of the presentation has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number HGF/2019/34

MOVED by Chairperson J Meeuwsen, seconded by Ms I Fordham:  

That the Hauraki Gulf Forum:

a)      note the presentations received and thank the presenters for their attendance.

CARRIED

 

Note:   Pursuant to Standing Order 3.14.5, Ms L Ngamane requested her abstention from             voting be recorded.

 

Attachments

a     19 August 2019 - Hauraki Gulf Forum - Item 10 - Sea Change Tai Timu Tai Pari - presentation from Auckland Council

b     19 August 2019 - Hauraki Gulf Forum - Item 10 - Sea Change Tai Timu Tai Pari - handout from Auckland Council

c    19 August 2019 - Hauraki Gulf Forum - Item 10 - Sea Change Tai Timu Tai Pari - presentation from Waikato Regional Council

 

Cr Mike Lee retired from the meeting at 2.10pm.

 

11

Big Goals Follow-Up

 

Resolution number HGF/2019/35

MOVED by Chairperson J Meeuwsen, seconded by Cr D Minogue:  

That the Hauraki Gulf Forum:

a)      request that the Ministers of Conservation and Fisheries provide regular updates on progress towards the Government’s Response Strategy to Sea Change, including through presentations at Forum meetings by the Ministerial Advisory Committee Co-Chairs.

b)      request that the Shellfish Restoration Coordination Group provide regular updates on progress, including through presentations at Forum meetings.

CARRIED

 

Note:   Pursuant to Standing Order 3.14.5, Ms L Ngamane requested her abstention from voting be recorded.

 

Ms Nicola MacDonald entered the meeting at 2.28pm.

 

12

Communications Strategy Follow-Up

 

Resolution number HGF/2019/36

MOVED by Chairperson J Meeuwsen, seconded by Cr R Hills:  

That the Hauraki Gulf Forum:

a)      agree to the suggested responses to the recommendations contained within the recently completed Communications Strategy.

b)      request that the Executive Officer and Communications Advisor proceed to implement the recommendations in accordance with the suggested responses.

CARRIED

 

Note:   Pursuant to Standing Order 3.14.5, Ms L Ngamane requested her abstention from voting be recorded.

 

 

13

Constituent Party Reports

 

Ms Moana Tamaariki-Pohe spoke to her written report – Attachment A.

Member Andrew Baucke, Department of Conservation provided an oral report to the meeting.

Alicia Bullock, Strategic Partnerships Specialist and Liz Brooks, Senior Regional Biosecurity Advisor – Hauraki Gulf, from Auckland Council provided a presentation on America’s Cup legacy. A copy of the presentation has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

Angela Fulljames, Chairperson of the Franklin Local Board provided a presentation regarding a proposed Hunua Trail. A copy of the presentation has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

Kim Parker, Biosecurity Officer, Waikato Regional Council spoke to the written report on the National Kauri Dieback Programme – Attachment E.

 

Resolution number HGF/2019/37

MOVED by Chairperson J Meeuwsen, seconded by Ms I Fordham:   

That the Hauraki Gulf Forum:

a)      thank Moana Tamaariki-Pohe, Waikato Regional Council, Auckland Council and the Department of Conservation for their reports.

b)      note the presentations and thank the presenters for their attendance.

CARRIED

 

Resolution number HGF/2019/38

MOVED by Chairperson J Meeuwsen, seconded by Cr D Minogue:  

That the Hauraki Gulf Forum:

c)         alongside Waikato Regional Council request additional central government support for a comprehensive approach to managing kauri dieback, increasing its funding, capability and capacity to systematically arrest this disease.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     19 August 2019 - Hauraki Gulf Forum - Item 13 - Constituent Party Reports - America's Cup presentation

b     19 August 2019 - Hauraki Gulf Forum - Item 13 - Constituent Party Reports - Hunua Trail presentation

 

Mr Paul Majurey retired from the meeting at 3.13pm.

Mayor Sandra Goudie retired from the meeting at 3.15pm.

Ms Liane Ngamane retired from the meeting at 3.15pm.

 

14

Executive Officer's Report

 

 

 

Resolution number HGF/2019/39

MOVED by Chairperson J Meeuwsen, seconded by Deputy Chairperson M Tamaariki-Pohe:  

That the Hauraki Gulf Forum:

a)      note the report.

CARRIED

 

 

15        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.  

 

 

Mr Martin Mariassouce closed the meeting with a whakawatea.

 

 

3.42pm                                               The Chairperson thanked Members for their attendance and attention to business and declared the meeting closed.

 

                                                          

CONFIRMED AS TRUE AND CORRECT BY

THE CHAIRPERSON AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE UNDER STANDING ORDER 3.18.2 ON

 

 

 

 

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