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

 

Date:

Time:

Venue:

 

Wednesday, 17 November 2021

5.15pm

This meeting will proceed via Skype for Business.
Either a recording or written summary will be uploaded on the Auckland Council website

 

Waiheke Local Board

 

OPEN AGENDA

 

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Chairperson

Cath Handley

 

Deputy Chairperson

Kylee Matthews

 

Members

Robin Tucker

 

 

Bob Upchurch

 

 

Paul Walden

 

 

(Quorum 3 members)

 

 

 

Dileeka Senewiratne

Democracy Advisor

 

12 November 2021

 

Contact Telephone: 021 840 914

Email: dileeka.senewiratne@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 


 


Waiheke Local Board

17 November 2021

 

 

ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                         PAGE

1          Welcome                                                                                                                         5

2          Apologies                                                                                                                        5

3          Declaration of Interest                                                                                                   5

4          Leave of Absence                                                                                                          5

5          Acknowledgements                                                                                                       5

6          Petitions                                                                                                                          5

7          Deputations                                                                                                                    5

8          Public Forum                                                                                                                  5

8.1     Public Forum - Pam Oliver -  Waiheke Island Tourism Inc (WITI) request for removal of the health order restrictions of recreational movements to Waiheke                                                                                                                                5

8.2     Public Forum - Christina Hyde (WITI Chair) -  Waiheke Island Tourism Inc (WITI) request for removal of the health order restrictions of recreational movements to Waiheke                                                                                       6

9          Extraordinary Business                                                                                                6

10        Request from Waiheke Island Tourism Inc (WITI)                                                     9

11        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 


1          Welcome

 

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

 

Translation (non-literal) - Rama Ormsby

Let the winds bring us inspiration from beyond,

Invigorate us with determination and courage to achieve our aspirations for abundance and sustainability

Bring the calm, bring all things good, bring peace… good peace.

 

 

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.

 

4          Leave of Absence

 

At the close of the agenda no requests for leave of absence had been received.

 

5          Acknowledgements

 

At the close of the agenda no requests for acknowledgements had been received.

 

6          Petitions

 

At the close of the agenda no requests to present petitions had been received.

 

7          Deputations

 

Standing Order 7.7 provides for deputations. Those applying for deputations are required to give seven working days notice of subject matter and applications are approved by the Chairperson of the Waiheke Local Board. This means that details relating to deputations can be included in the published agenda. Total speaking time per deputation is ten minutes or as resolved by the meeting.

 

At the close of the agenda no requests for deputations had been received.

 

8          Public Forum

 

A period of time (approximately 30 minutes) is set aside for members of the public to address the meeting on matters within its delegated authority. A maximum of 3 minutes per item is allowed, following which there may be questions from members.

 

8.1       Public Forum - Pam Oliver -  Waiheke Island Tourism Inc (WITI) request for removal of the health order restrictions of recreational movements to Waiheke

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

1.       Pam Oliver will be in attendance to speak under Public Forum regarding the Waiheke Island Tourism Inc (WITI) request for removal of health order restrictions of recreational movements to Waiheke.

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      thank Pam Oliver, for her attendance to speak at public forum regarding the Waiheke Island Tourism Inc request for removal of the health order restrictions of recreational movements to Waiheke.

 

 

8.2       Public Forum - Christina Hyde (WITI Chair) -  Waiheke Island Tourism Inc (WITI) request for removal of the health order restrictions of recreational movements to Waiheke

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

1.       Christina Hyde, Chair of Waiheke Island Tourism Inc, will be in attendance to speak under Public Forum regarding the Waiheke Island Tourism Inc (WITI) request for removal of health order restrictions of recreational movements to Waiheke.

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      thank Christina Hyde, for her attendance to speak at public forum regarding the Waiheke Island Tourism Inc request for removal of the health order restrictions of recreational movements to Waiheke.

 

 

9          Extraordinary Business

 

Section 46A(7) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (as amended) states:

 

“An item that is not on the agenda for a meeting may be dealt with at that meeting if-

 

(a)        The local authority by resolution so decides; and

 

(b)        The presiding member explains at the meeting, at a time when it is open to the public,-

 

(i)         The reason why the item is not on the agenda; and

 

(ii)        The reason why the discussion of the item cannot be delayed until a subsequent meeting.”

 

Section 46A(7A) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (as amended) states:

 

“Where an item is not on the agenda for a meeting,-

 

(a)        That item may be discussed at that meeting if-

 

(i)         That item is a minor matter relating to the general business of the local authority; and

 

(ii)        the presiding member explains at the beginning of the meeting, at a time when it is open to the public, that the item will be discussed at the meeting; but

 

(b)        no resolution, decision or recommendation may be made in respect of that item except to refer that item to a subsequent meeting of the local authority for further discussion.”


Waiheke Local Board

17 November 2021

 

 

Request from Waiheke Island Tourism Inc (WITI)

File No.: CP2021/17084

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To consider the request from Waiheke Island Tourism Incorporated (WITI) to urgently advocate to government for the immediate removal of the health order that prevents non-resident day-trips to Waiheke Island.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The local board have received a request from Waiheke Island Tourism Inc (WITI) for the board to advocate directly to government for the urgent rescinding of Clause 21/6 (c) COVID-19 Public Health Response (Alert Level Requirements) Order (No 12) Amendment Order (No 4) 2021 on behalf of WITI and other organisations it represents in this matter (Attachment A).

3.       Consequently, the board have called for an extraordinary meeting to facilitate a formal decision-making process and enable public participation.

4.       Results from a COVID response survey carried out by WITI are attached for information (Attachment B).

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      consider the request received from Waiheke Island Tourism Inc to advocate directly to government for the urgent rescinding of Clause 21/6 (c) COVID-19 Public Health Response (Alert Level Requirements) Order (No 12) Amendment Order (No 4) 2021.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Letter from WITI 20211109

11

b

WITI Covid Response Survey

13

c

WITI Covid Response survey comments

31

      

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Janine Geddes - Senior Local Board Advisor

Authoriser

Glenn Boyd - Local Area Manager – Local Area Manger – Aotea/Great Barrier and Waiheke Local Boards

 


Waiheke Local Board

17 November 2021

 

 

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9th November 2021

 

Cath Handley

Chair

Waiheke Local Board

10 Belgium St

Ostend

Waiheke Island

 

 

By email to cath.handley@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 

Dear Cath,

 

Clause 21/6 (c) COVID-19 Public Health Response (Alert Level Requirements) Order (No 12) Amendment Order (No 4) 2021

 

On behalf of the following organisastions, we write to request that the Waiheke Local Board urgently advocates with Government for the immediate removal of the health order that prevents non-resident day-trips to Waiheke Island.

·    Waiheke Island Tourism Inc.

·    Waiheke Winegrowers Association

·    Love Oneroa Retailers

·    Waiheke Restaurant Association

The continuation of the ban on non-resident day-trips to the island is proving catastrophically damaging to members of the above organisations.  Waiheke businesses rely on its visitor economy, and the local economy alone is not sizable enough to support the large number of businesses on the island.

 

With Auckland moving to alert level 3.2 on Wednesday 10th November, the maintenance of the health order will put Waiheke’s hospitality, retail and transport businesses at a significant disadvantage to their mainland peers, where free movement within the rest of the Auckland-region is permitted.

 

The island’s business community has been severely damaged by some of the strongest border restrictions anywhere in New Zealand and we need Government to act with urgency to remove this clause.  Without the intervention of the Waiheke Local Board we fear Government may fail to fully apprehend the urgency of the situation.

 

Yours sincerelyShape

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Christina Hyde

Chair

Waiheke Island Tourism Inc.

 

christina@onetangi.co.nz

+64 21 1908 333

 


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