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Rural Advisory Panel

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Rural Advisory Panel held in the Room 1, Level 26, 135 Albert Street, Auckland on Friday, 2 August 2019 at 12.31pm.

 

 

present

Chairperson

Cr Bill Cashmore

Deputy Mayor and Franklin Ward councillor

 

Deputy Chairperson

Cr Greg Sayers

Rodney Ward Councillor

From 12.37pm, Item 5

Members

Alan Cole

Franklin Local Board Member

 

 

Trish Fordyce

NZ Forest Owners Association

 

 

Richard Gardner

Federated Farmers

 

 

Vance Hodgson

Horticulture NZ

 

 

Steve Levet

Rural Contractors NZ

 

 

Andrew McKenzie

Beef and Lamb NZ

 

 

Roger Parton

Rural Contractors NZ

 

 

Geoff Smith

Equine Industry

 

 

Peter Spencer

NZ Forest Owners Association

 

 

Bronwen Turner

Western Rural Property Owners

 

 

Keith Vallabh

Pukekohe Vegetable Growers Association

 

 

Glenn Wilcox

Independent Māori Statutory Board Member

From 1.01pm, Item 6

ABSENT

Members

Neil Henderson

Waitakere Ranges Local Board Member

 

Craig Maxwell

Federated Farmers

 

Greg McCracken

Fonterra

 

Helen Moodie

Dairy NZ

 

Wayne Scott

Aggregate & Quarry Association

 

Brenda Steele

Rodney Local Board Member

ALSO PRESENT

 

Ken Turner

Waitakere Ranges Local Board

 

 


Rural Advisory Panel

02 August 2019

 

 

 

1          Apologies

  

Resolution number RUR/2019/22

MOVED by Chairperson BC Cashmore, seconded by Member S Levet:  

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)         accept the apologies from Members Wayne Scott and Greg McCracken for absence.

CARRIED

 

 

2          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

3          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number RUR/2019/23

MOVED by Member A Cole, seconded by Member K Vallabh:  

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting held on Friday, 7 June 2019, as a true and correct record.

CARRIED

 

4          Extraordinary Business 

 

There was no  Extraordinary Business.

 

 

5

Chair's Update

 

Cr G Sayers entered the meeting at 12.37pm

 

Resolution number RUR/2019/24

MOVED by Chairperson BC Cashmore, seconded by Member A Cole:  

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)      note the update from Cr Bill Cashmore, Chair Rural Advisory Panel who thanked members for their hard work and contribution to Auckland Council.

CARRIED

 

 

6

Auckland Ballance Farm Environment Award 2019

 

IMBS Member G Wilcox entered the meeting at 1.01pm

 

A PowerPoint presentation from the Webbers was provided at the meeting. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.


 

 

Resolution number RUR/2019/25

MOVED by Chairperson BC Cashmore, seconded by Deputy Chairperson G Sayers:  

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)      congratulate Ross and Eleanore Webber for winning the 2019 Regional Supreme Award and thank them for their presentation.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     2 August 2019 Rural Advisory Panel: Item 6 - Webber farm, video and presentation

 

 

 

7

Presentation by Hon Shane Jones, Minister of Forestry and Regional Economic Development and Julie Collins, Head of Te Uru Rākau & Deputy Director-General Forestry New Zealand

 

Note:   The Hon Shane Jones was unable to attend the meeting.

 

A PowerPoint presentation was provided at the meeting. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number RUR/2019/26

MOVED by Chairperson BC Cashmore, seconded by Member T Fordyce:  

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)      thank Julie Collins, Head of Te Uru Rākau & Deputy Director-General Forestry New Zealand and Dr Elizabeth Heeg, Manager, Forestry & Land Management for their presentation.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     2 August 2019 Rural Advisory Panel: Item 7 - Update of forestry and agriculture policy, presentation

 

 

 

8

Upcoming National Direction on Highly Productive Land

 

A PowerPoint presentation was provided at the meeting. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number RUR/2019/27

MOVED by Member A Cole, seconded by Member V Hodgson :  

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)         provide feedback to Cr Cashmore on bullet points from page 16 of the agenda by Friday 9 August, to formulate the panel’s position and inform Auckland Council’s submission on highly productive land.

b)        thank staff for their presentation.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     2 August 2019 Rural Advisory Panel: Item 8 - Upcoming national direction on highly productive land, presentation

 


 

 

9

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

 

A PowerPoint presentation was provided at the meeting. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number RUR/2019/28

MOVED by Chairperson BC Cashmore, seconded by Member A Cole:  

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)      provide feedback on the Auckland Climate Action Framework

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

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     2 August 2019 Rural Advisory Panel: Item 9 - Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland's Climate Change Action framework, presentation

 

 

 

10

Sector panels - review and end of term reporting

 

A PowerPoint presentation was provided at the meeting. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number RUR/2019/29

MOVED by Chairperson BC Cashmore, seconded by Member A Cole:  

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)      receive the initial findings of the survey

b)      provide additional feedback to confirm the panel’s overall recommendations.

CARRIED

 

Resolution number RUR/2019/30

MOVED by Chairperson BC Cashmore, seconded by Deputy Chairperson G Sayers:  

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)        thank Warren Maclennan and Sonya Inger for their contribution to the work of the panel.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     2 August 2019 Rural Advisory Panel: Item 10 - Rural Advisory Panel Survey Report, presentation

 

 

 

11        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There were no extraordinary items.   

 


 

 

 

3.53pm                                               The Chairperson thanked Members for their attendance and attention to business and declared the meeting closed.

 

CONFIRMED AS TRUE AND CORRECT BY

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