Waiheke Local Board






Minutes of an extraordinary meeting of the Waiheke Local Board held on Wednesday, 13 May 2020 at 5.15pm via Skype for Business. A recording will be uploaded on the Auckland Council website.





Cath Handley


Deputy Chairperson

Bob Upchurch



Kylee Matthews



Robin Tucker



Paul Walden

From  5.26pm



Waiheke Local Board

13 May 2020




1          Welcome


Member Kylee Matthews opened the meeting with a karakia.


Kua uru mai a hau kaha, a hau maia, a hau ora, a hau nui,

Ki runga, ki raro, ki roto, ki waho

Rire, rire hau…pai marire



2          Apologies


There were no apologies.



3          Declaration of Interest


There were no declarations of interest.



4          Leave of Absence


There were no leaves of absence.



5          Acknowledgements


There were no acknowledgements.



6          Petitions


There were no petitions.



7          Deputations


There were no deputations as this is an extraordinary meeting as part of a Special Consultative Process.



8          Public Forum


There was no public forum as this is an extraordinary meeting as part of a Special Consultative Process.



9          Extraordinary Business


There was no extraordinary business.








Local board decisions and input into the Annual Budget 2020/2021


Resolution number WHK/2020/59

MOVED by Member P Walden, seconded by Chairperson C Handley:   

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      receive consultation feedback on the proposed Waiheke Local Board priorities for 2020/2021.

b)      receive consultation feedback on regional proposals in the Annual Budget 2020/2021 from people or organisations based in the Waiheke Local Board area.

c)      recommend that the Governing Body acknowledge the approval of $1 million  (debt funded at the rate of $100,000 per annum from LDI operating expenditure budget) towards development of a community swimming pool, noting this was approved by the Governing Body in FY16, and this will be required in the next 12–18 months.

d)      provide feedback on the proposed Annual Budget 2020/2021 as follows:

·         that budgets and priorities should be renegotiated with a focus on supporting covid-19 impacts and climate change, and the purposes of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Act.

·         that commercial rating of the non-commercial properties including the Accommodation Providers Targeted Rate (APTR) needs to be revoked and Waiheke Island should be moved from zone B to zone C.

·         that board request the Governing Body address the inequity of legacy funding for art galleries, and develop a policy framework for determining the funding of asset based services which include community art galleries as a priority.

·         note feedback on other local matters was mixed.

e)      delegate the chairperson, in consultation with the board, to provide feedback to help the Governing Body determine its draft Annual Budget 2020/2021 (Consultation part 2), referred to as the “Emergency Budget”, by Monday 18 May 2020.

f)       note that there will be additional feedback on the annual budget proposals following the second tranche of public consultation on the Emergency Budget (Consultation part 2).



11        Consideration of Extraordinary Items


There was no consideration of extraordinary items.   


 Member Kylee Matthews closed the meeting with the following karakia.

Waiho i te toipoto kaua i te toiroa

Let us keep close together, not far apart


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