Howick Local Board






Minutes of a meeting of the Howick Local Board held virtually by Skype for Business on Monday, 20 April 2020 at 6:02pm.





Adele White


Deputy Chairperson

John Spiller



Katrina Bungard



Bo Burns



David Collings



Bruce Kendall



Bob Wichman



Peter Young, JP






Mike Turinsky







Cr Paul Young
























Howick Local Board

20 April 2020




1          Welcome


The Chairperson opened the meeting and welcomed those present.


2          Apologies


Resolution number HW/2020/44

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson J Spiller, seconded by Member B Wichman:  

There were no apologies.


Note: a subsequent apology for absence was received from Member M Turinsky.



3          Declaration of Interest


There were no declarations of interest.


4          Confirmation of Minutes


Resolution number HW/2020/45

MOVED by Member B Burns, seconded by Member B Kendall:  

That the Howick Local Board:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Monday, 16 March 2020, as a true and correct record.




5          Leave of Absence


There were no leaves of absence.


6          Acknowledgements


The chair acknowledged the Auckland Council Local Board Services Department for keeping the board up to date throughout the COVID-19 response, and who continue to work to plan how the board will manage their business.

The chair also acknowledged the Howick Local Board Services team who has readily adapted to a new way of working and have assisted the board to do so.


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.




Attendance at local board meetings during the Epidemic Preparedness (COVID-19) Notice period


Resolution number HW/2020/46

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson J Spiller, seconded by Member K Bungard:  

That the Howick Local Board:

a)      note the temporary amendments pursuant to the COVID-19 Response (Urgent Management Measures) Act 2020 which allows members to attend meetings by audio-visual link, as of right and despite anything to the contrary in standing orders and to be counted for the purposes of quorum.

b)      amend its standing orders by including a new Standing Order 3.3.10 that reads as follows:

Attendance of non-members by electronic link

A person other than a member of the local board may participate in a meeting of the local board by means of audio link or audio-visual link if the person is otherwise approved to participate in accordance with Standing Orders Sections 6 and 7.

c)      amend its Standing Order 7.8.5 to provide discretion to the chair of the meeting to decline Public Forum requests via audio or audio-visual link.





Howick Local Board Transport Capital Fund Decisions April 2020


Ben Stallworthy, Elected Member Relationship Manager was in attendance to speak to this report.


Note: changes were made to clause a) i), b) i) & c) with the agreement of the meeting.


Resolution number HW/2020/47

MOVED by Member D Collings, seconded by Deputy Chairperson J Spiller:  

That the Howick Local Board:

a)      request Auckland Transport investigate the following projects and provide rough orders of cost for:

i)       options for a section of The Parade (between Laings Road and Whitcombe Road) at Bucklands Beach to provide better pedestrian safety, for example a one way system, within a budget envelope of up to $3,000,000

ii)      installing speed indicator variable message signs (VMS) on Point View Drive

iii)     installing an information plinth at Half Moon Bay, and potentially other locations

iv)     building a better walking route between the Half Moon Bay Ferry Terminal and the coastal walkway in front of the Bucklands Beach Yacht Club.

b)      request Auckland Transport provide options to utilise up to $4,000,000 of the Local Board Transport Capital Fund to deliver projects identified in the Howick Walking and Cycling Plan, following advice from Community Facilities and prioritised as follows:

i)       maximise pedestrian and cycling connectivity to public transport and employment hubs and schools

ii)      speed of delivery

iii)     as recommended in the Howick Walking and Cycling Plan.

c)      note $3,000,000 unspent of the Local Board Transport Capital Fund reserved in anticipation of recommendations of projects from the Steering Group on the Howick Village Centre Plan.





Addition to the 2019-2022 Howick Local Board meeting schedule


This item has been withdrawn.




Approval for a new road name extension at 226R Ormiston Road, Flat Bush


Resolution number HW/2020/48

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson J Spiller, seconded by Member B Wichman:  

That the Howick Local Board:

a)      approve the name Bellingham Road for the new extension to an existing public road 226R Ormiston Road, Flat Bush, in accordance with section 319(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 1974 (resource consent reference 41717).




15        Consideration of Extraordinary Items


There was no consideration of extraordinary items.   





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