I hereby give notice that an extraordinary meeting of the Whau Local Board will be held on:




Meeting Room:



Wednesday, 8 July 2020


Whau Local Board Office
31 Totara Avenue
New Lynn


Whau Local Board










Kay Thomas


Deputy Chairperson

Susan Zhu



Fasitua Amosa



Catherine Farmer



Ulalemamae Te'eva Matafai



Warren Piper



Jessica Rose



(Quorum 4 members)




Rodica Chelaru

Democracy Advisor - Whau


3 July 2020


Contact Telephone: 021 02185527

Email: rodica.chelaru@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz





Whau Local Board

08 July 2020



ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                         PAGE

1          Welcome                                                                                                                         5

2          Apologies                                                                                                                        5

3          Declaration of Interest                                                                                                   5

4          Leave of Absence                                                                                                          5

5          Local board input into the Emergency Budget 2020/2021 (Cover Report)             7  




1          Welcome


2          Apologies


At the close of the agenda no apologies had been received.


3          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.


The following are declared interests of the Whau Local Board:






Kay Thomas



·         New Lynn Citizens Advice Bureau

·         Friends of Arataki

·         Western Quilters


Committee member


Susan Zhu



·      Chinese Oral History Foundation 

·      The Chinese Garden Steering  Committee of Auckland

Committee member

Board Member


Fasitua Amosa



·         Equity NZ

·         Massive Theatre Company

·         Avondale Business Association

Vice President

Board member

A family member is the Chair

Catherine Farmer



·      Avondale-Waterview Historical Society

·      Blockhouse Bay Historical Society 

·      Portage Licensing Trust

·      Blockhouse Bay Bowls

·      Forest and Bird organisation

·      Grey Power








Te’eva Matafai



·      Pacific Events and Entertainment Trust 

·      Miss Samoa NZ

·      Malu Measina Samoan Dance Group

·      Pasifika Festival Village Coordinators Trust ATEED

·      Aspire Events









Warren Piper



·      New Lynn RSA

·      New Lynn Business Association

Associate Member



Jessica Rose



·         Women in Urbanism-Aotearoa, Auckland Branch

·         Kaainga ora

·         Forest & Bird

·         Big Feels Club

·         Frocks on Bikes

·         Bike Auckland

Committee member


Programme manager Sustainability



Former co-chair

Former committee member



Member appointments

            Board members are appointed to the following bodies. In these appointments the board members represent Auckland Council.

External organisation




Aircraft Noise Community Consultative Group


Warren Piper

Catherine Farmer

Avondale Business Association


Kay Thomas

Warren Piper

Blockhouse Bay Business Association


Warren Piper

Fasitua Amosa

New Lynn Business Association


Susan Zhu

Kay Thomas
Warren Piper

Rosebank Business Association


Fasitua Amosa

Warren Piper

Whau Coastal Walkway Environmental Trust


Fasitua Amosa

Jessica Rose



4          Leave of Absence


That an apology from Member T Matafai for leave of absence, be received.


The board resolved at its Wednesday 24 June 2020 meeting to grant leave of absence to Member T Matafai for the period Wednesday 3 June 2020 to Thursday 23 July 2020.


Whau Local Board

08 July 2020



Local board input into the Emergency Budget 2020/2021 (Cover Report)

File No.: CP2020/08740                                                                                                                       




Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To seek Whau Local Board feedback on the proposed regional topics in the Emergency Budget 2020/2021.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Auckland Council publicly consulted from 29 May to 19 June 2020 to seek community views on the proposed Emergency Budget 2020/2021.

3.       The Annual Budget 2020/2021 was first consulted on in February/March 2020 (Consultation part 1). Since this consultation was undertaken, the COVID-19 pandemic has exerted significant pressure on the council’s financial position. This will have flow on effects for the proposed budget for the 2020/2021 financial year. The council has considered what those impacts are likely to be and have asked Aucklanders for their views on aspects of the proposed budget, now referred to as Emergency Budget 2020/2021, through a second round of consultation (Consultation part 2).

4.       During the second round of consultation, Aucklanders were asked for their views on three key proposals:

·    general rates increase for 2020/2021 of either 2.5 per cent or 3.5 per cent

·    rates postponement for ratepayers impacted by COVID-19

·    suspending the targeted rate paid by accommodation providers.

5.       The council received feedback through telephone interviews, written forms, including online and hard copy forms, emails and letters.

6.       This report will provide an opportunity to present a summary of the public feedback received through Consultation part 2 on the proposed Emergency Budget 2020/2021.

7.       Local board views on these regional matters will be considered by the Governing Body (or relevant committee) before making final decisions on the Emergency Budget 2020/2021.

8.       Out of the 34,915 submissions received on the regional proposals in the Emergency Budget 2020/2021, 1,177 submissions were from people living in the Whau local board area.

9.       At the time of writing this report, the feedback had not yet been fully analysed. More detailed information will be tabled at the Whau Local Board meeting on 8 July 2020.



Ngā tūtohunga


That the Whau Local Board:

a)      receive consultation feedback on regional proposals in the Emergency Budget 2020/2021 from people or organisations based in the Whau local board area

b)      delegate to Chair K Thomas to coordinate and provide the local board’s feedback on the proposed Emergency Budget 2020/2021 by 12pm, Friday 10 July.



Ngā tāpirihanga


There are no attachments for this report.

Ngā kaihaina



Antonina Georgetti - Local Board Advisor


Glenn Boyd - Relationship Manager Henderson-Massey, Waitākere Ranges, Whau