Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board held in the Claris Conference Centre, 19 Whangaparapara Road, Claris, Aotea / Great Barrier Island on Tuesday, 23 March 2021 at 1.02pm.

 

present

 

Deputy Chairperson

Luke Coles

 

Members

Susan Daly

 

 

Patrick O'Shea

 

 

ABSENT

 

Chairperson

Izzy Fordham

 

Member

Valmaine Toki

 

 

IN ATTENDANCE

 

Glenn Boyd

Local Area Manager, Local Board Services

 

Jacqui Fyers

Senior Local Board Advisor, Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board

 

 

 

 

 


Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board

23 March 2021

 

 

 

1          Welcome

 

Deputy Chairperson L Coles opened the meeting and welcomed everyone in attendance.

 

 

2          Apologies

 

Resolution number GBI/2021/13

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson L Coles, seconded by Member S Daly:  

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

a)         accept the apology from Chairperson I Fordham and Member V Toki for absence.

 

CARRIED

 

Note:    Cr Coom sends her apology for today’s meeting due to a clashing appointment.

 

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number GBI/2021/14

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson L Coles, seconded by Member P O'Shea:  

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Tuesday, 23 February 2021 as true and correct.

 

CARRIED

 

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

6.1

Obituary - Emma Waterhouse

 

The Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board acknowledged the passing of Emma Waterhouse with a minute’s silence.

 

Resolution number GBI/2021/15

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson L Coles, seconded by Member S Daly:  

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

a)    express its condolences to the whanau of Emma Waterhouse who recently passed away.

b)    acknowledge her commitment to environmental care to the island.

 

CARRIED

 

 

7          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

 

8          Deputations

 

There were no deputations.

 

 

9          Public Forum

 

9.1

Public Forum

 

 

 

Resolution number GBI/2021/16

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson L Coles, seconded by Member P O'Shea:  

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

a)       thank Mike Brown and Erika Archibald for their Public Forum attendance and presentation regarding accommodation in Aotea for seasonal workers, use of campground as sleepout and Sealink’s sailing schedule to the island.

 

CARRIED

 

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

11

Local Ward Area Councillor's Update

 

Resolution number GBI/2021/17

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson L Coles, seconded by Member S Daly:  

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

a)         receive the written report update from the Waitematā and Gulf Ward Councillor, Pippa Coom.

 

CARRIED

 


 

 

12

Environmental agency and community group reports

 

Marea Gorter – Coordinator of Aotea Great Barrier Environmental Trust and Jo Ritchie – Project Lead, Tu Mai Taonga were in attendance to speak to their respective reports.

 

Resolution number GBI/2021/18

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson L Coles, seconded by Member S Daly:  

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

a)      note the following reports:

i)     Aotea / Great Barrier Natural Environment-Islands monthly update – February 2021

ii)    Windy Hill Rosalie Bay Catchment Trust - Annual Report, March 2021

iii)   Aotea Great Barrier Environmental Trust report, March 2021

iv)   Tū Mai Taonga update

b)        thank Marea Gorter and Jo Ritchie for their attendance.

 

CARRIED

 

 

13

Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board Grants Programme 2021/2022

 

Resolution number GBI/2021/19

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson L Coles, seconded by Member P O'Shea:  

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

a)      adopt the Aotea / Great Barrier Grants Programme 2021/2022.

CARRIED

 

 

14

Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board Transitional Rates Grants

 

Resolution number GBI/2021/20

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson L Coles, seconded by Member S Daly:  

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

a)      note that transitional rates grants are ending 30 June 2021.

b)      note that the local board retains the budget for the transitional rates grants as Asset Based Services (ABS) budget as a separate line item, with discretion over its future allocation. This will enable the grants to be considered as part of the Governance Framework Review on funding for asset-based services.

c)      agree to reallocate the budget through the local work programme process.

 

CARRIED

 


 

 

15

Local board input into preparation of the draft 2021 Regional Parks Management Plan

 

Resolution number GBI/2021/21

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson L Coles, seconded by Member P O'Shea:  

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

a)         resolve the following formal feedback to inform the preparation of the draft Regional Park Management Plan 2021:

i)          acknowledge the importance of mana whenua input into regional parks.

ii)         Support for greater collaboration and investment with mana whenua for telling stories of the land and use of Maori names.

iii)       Support the protection of cultural heritage sites and sites of significance within regional parks.

iv)       Support the focus for the prioritisation of the environment and restoration programmes.

v)         Support for an eco-climate response considering the impacts and identifying mitigation options for climate change and pest control which includes DoC and private landowners than border on regional parks.

vi)       Support opportunities to leverage low-carbon transport within and between regional parks.

vii)      Support the recommendation outlined within the submission from the Hauraki Gulf Forum that all Hauraki Gulf-facing regional parks are included within the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park.

viii)     Recommend marine protection measures are included in the plan to protect and enhance coastal and marine ecosytems in waters adjacent to coastal regional parks, in partnership with mana whenua and central government.

ix)       Support a permanent water supply at Glenfern Sanctuary as the importance of a supply of non-potable water at Glenfern was noted during the pandemic in 2020.

x)         Support for stock at regional parks if appropriately managed with riparian measures in place.

xi)       Request that the Glenfern Sanctuary operational model and the Deed of License be revisited and revised.

xii)      Recommend that the daily operations of Glenfern Sanctuary be fully funded with an on-site ranger.

 

CARRIED

 

 

16

2021 Local Government New Zealand Conference and Annual General Meeting

 

Note: changes to the original recommendation with inclusion of new clause a) and deletion of clause c) were made with the agreement of the meeting.

 

Resolution number GBI/2021/22

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson L Coles, seconded by Member S Daly:  

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

a)        endorse Chairperson I Fordham as board representative to attend the Local Government New Zealand 2021 Conference and Annual General Meeting

b)        note the budget constraints in the current financial year and the recommended process for the appointment of attendees and delegates to the Local Government New Zealand 2021 Conference and Annual General Meeting in Blenheim from 15 to 17 July 2021.

c)         note the process to submit remits to the Annual General Meeting and entries for the 2021 Local Government New Zealand Excellence Awards has been communicated to elected members on 2 March 2021.

d)        confirm that conference attendance including travel and accommodation will be paid for in accordance with the current Auckland Council Elected Member Expense Policy.

e)        note that all local board members who are appointed to attend the conference will be confirmed to the General Manager Local Board Services by 15 April 2021 at the latest to ensure that they are registered with Local Government New Zealand.

f)         note that any member who wishes to attend the conference using their Individual Development Budget (IDB) allocation will need to subsidise the cost and must contact the General Manager Local Board Services by 8 April 2021 to make the necessary arrangements.

g)        note that the Governing Body will be appointing delegates to the 2021 LGNZ Annual General Meeting at their 25 March 2021 meeting, with the recommendation being to appoint Mayor Phil Goff as presiding delegate, and to appoint Chief Executive Jim Stabback and up to two other Auckland Council conference attendees as delegates.

h)        note that conference attendees can attend the 2021 Local Government New Zealand Annual General Meeting in an advisory capacity provided their names are included on the Annual General Meeting registration form, which will be signed by the mayor.

 

CARRIED

 

 

17

Local board feedback on the Climate Change Commission's draft advice to Government

 

Resolution number GBI/2021/23

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson L Coles, seconded by Member P O'Shea:  

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

a)         adopt its feedback (Attachment A of the report) on the He Pou a Rangi – the Climate Change Commission’s 2021 draft advice to Government on climate action in Aotearoa provided to the Environment and Climate Change Committee for inclusion in the Auckland Council submission which was submitted on Monday 15 March 2021.

 

CARRIED

 

 

18

Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board Governance Forward Work Calendar 2019 - 2022

 

Resolution number GBI/2021/24

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson L Coles, seconded by Member P O'Shea:  

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

a)         note its Governance Forward Work Calendar for the political term 2019 - 2022 as at March 2021.

b)        approve that the board take a recess from council business for the period Monday 28 June 2021 to Friday 9 July 2021 (inclusive).

 

CARRIED

 

 

19

Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board Workshop Record of Proceedings

 

Resolution number GBI/2021/25

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson L Coles, seconded by Member S Daly:  

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

a)         note the record of proceedings for the local board workshops held on Tuesday 16 February 2021, Tuesday 2 March 2021, Tuesday 9 March 2021 and Thursday 11 March 2021.

 

CARRIED

 

 

20        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

 

 

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

 

CONFIRMED AS A TRUE AND CORRECT RECORD AT A MEETING OF THE Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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