Waiheke Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of an extraordinary meeting of the Waiheke Local Board held via Skype-for-Business on Wednesday, 17 November 2021 at 5.15pm.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Cath Handley

 

Deputy Chairperson

Kylee Matthews

 

Members

Robin Tucker

 

 

Bob Upchurch

 

 

Paul Walden

 

 

 

ALSO PrESENT

 

Councillor

Pippa Coom

 

 


Waiheke Local Board

17 November 2021

 

 

 

1          Welcome

 

Deputy Chair 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

 

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

 

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.

 


 

 

8          Public Forum

 

8.1

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

 

Resolution number WHK/2021/126

MOVED by Chairperson C Handley, seconded by Member B Upchurch:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      thank Christina Hyde Chair of WITI, 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.

CARRIED

 

 

8.2

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

 

Resolution number WHK/2021/127

MOVED by Chairperson C Handley, seconded by Member B Upchurch:   

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)         thank Gavin Oliver, representative of WITI, for his 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.

CARRIED

 

 

8.3

Public Forum - Catherine Vosper  - Waiheke Island Tourism Inc (WITI) request for removal of the health order restrictions of recreational movement to Waiheke

 

Resolution number WHK/2021/128

MOVED by Chairperson C Handley, seconded by Member B Upchurch:   

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)         thank Catherine Vosper, representing the Waiheke Restaurant Association, 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.

CARRIED

 


 

 

8.4

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

 

Resolution number WHK/2021/129

MOVED by Chairperson C Handley, seconded by Member B Upchurch:   

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)         thank David Gunson, representative of WITI, for his 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.

CARRIED

 

 

8.5

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

 

Resolution number WHK/2021/130

MOVED by Chairperson C Handley, seconded by Member B Upchurch:   

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)         thank Sue McCann, representative of WITI, for his 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.

CARRIED

 

 

8.6

Public Forum - Pam Oliver -  request for removal of the health order restrictions of recreational movements to Waiheke

 

Resolution number WHK/2021/131

MOVED by Chairperson C Handley, seconded by Member R Tucker:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)         thank Pam Oliver resident of Waiheke, 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.

CARRIED

 

 

8.7

Public Forum - Annie Wheeler - request for removal of the health order restrictions of recreational movement to Waiheke

 

This item was withdrawn.

 


 

 

8.8

Public Forum - Peter Wills - request for removal of the health order restrictions of recreational movement to Waiheke

 

Resolution number WHK/2021/132

MOVED by Chairperson C Handley, seconded by Member R Tucker:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)         thank Peter Wills, resident of Waiheke, 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.

CARRIED

 

 

Note: Item 8.12 was given precedence with the approval of the Chair.

 

 

8.12

Public Forum - Shirin Brown - request for removal of the health order restrictions of recreational movement to Waiheke

 

Resolution number WHK/2021/133

MOVED by Chairperson C Handley, seconded by Member R Tucker:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)         thank Shirin Brown, residents of Waiheke, for their 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.

CARRIED

 

 

8.9

Public Forum - Robin Kearns -  request for removal of the health order restrictions of recreational movement to Waiheke

 

Resolution number WHK/2021/134

MOVED by Chairperson C Handley, seconded by Member R Tucker:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)         thank Robin Kearns, residents of Waiheke, for their 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.

CARRIED

 

 

8.10

Public Forum - Nicky Cooper - request for removal of the health order restrictions of recreational movements to Waiheke

 

This item was withdrawn.

 


 

 

8.11

Public Forum - Kate Wiseman and Bob Fisher - request for removal of the health order restrictions of recreational movements to Waiheke

 

This item was withdrawn.

 

 

8.13

Public Forum - Daniela de Bruyn - request for removal of the health order restrictions of recreational movement to Waiheke

 

Resolution number WHK/2021/135

MOVED by Chairperson C Handley, seconded by Member R Tucker:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)         thank Daniela de Bruyn, representative of Waiheke Winegrowers Association 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.

CARRIED

 

 

8.14

Public Forum - Debbie Sheridan - request for removal of the health order restrictions of recreational movement to Waiheke

 

Resolution number WHK/2021/136

MOVED by Chairperson C Handley, seconded by Member R Tucker:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)         thank Debbie Sheridan, resident of Waiheke, 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.

CARRIED

 

 

8.15

Public Forum - Millie Watkins - request for removal of the health order restrictions of recreational movement to Waiheke

 

Resolution number WHK/2021/137

MOVED by Chairperson C Handley, seconded by Member R Tucker:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)         thank Millie Watkins, resident of Waiheke, 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.

CARRIED

 


 

 

8.16

Public Forum - Thor Bayer - request for removal of the health order restrictions of recreational movement to Waiheke

 

Resolution number WHK/2021/138

MOVED by Chairperson C Handley, seconded by Member R Tucker:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)         thank Thor Bayer, resident of Waiheke, for his 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.

CARRIED

 

 

Adjournment of Meeting

Resolution number WHK/2021/139

MOVED by Chairperson C Handley, seconded by Deputy Chairperson K Matthews:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)         agree to adjourn the meeting until 7.25pm.

CARRIED

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 7.05pm and reconvened at 7.25pm.

 

 

8.17

Public Forum - Susan Underwood - request for removal of the health order restrictions of recreational movement to Waiheke

 

Resolution number WHK/2021/140

MOVED by Chairperson C Handley, seconded by Member R Tucker:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)         thank Susan Underwood, resident of Waiheke, 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.

CARRIED

 

 

8.18

Public Forum - Barnett Bond - request for removal of health order restrictions of recreational movements to Waiheke

 

Resolution number WHK/2021/141

MOVED by Chairperson C Handley, seconded by Member R Tucker:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)         thank Barnett Bond, resident of Waiheke, for his 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.

CARRIED

 

 

8.19

Public Forum - Simon Pope - request for removal of health order restrictions of recreational movements to Waiheke

 

Resolution number WHK/2021/142

MOVED by Chairperson C Handley, seconded by Member R Tucker:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)         thank Simon Pope from The Local Oneroa, for his 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.

CARRIED

 

 

8.20

Public Forum - Angela Means - request for removal of the health order restrictions of recreational movements to Waiheke

 

Resolution number WHK/2021/143

MOVED by Chairperson C Handley, seconded by Member R Tucker:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)         thank Angela Means, resident of Waiheke, 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.

CARRIED

 

 

9          Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

10

Request from Waiheke Island Tourism Inc (WITI)

 

A document was tabled for this item. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and

is available on the Auckland Council website as a minute attachment.

 

 

Resolution number WHK/2021/144

MOVED by Member B Upchurch, seconded by Deputy Chairperson K Matthews:   

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      append to the minutes the written feedback received regarding the Waiheke Island Tourism Inc (WITI) request for removal of the health order restrictions of recreational movements to Waiheke.

b)      advocate to Government that, subject to a satisfactory public health risk assessment, that when Auckland is moved into the traffic light system/ COVID-19 Protection Framework (CPF) that clause 21/6 c is rescinded for Waiheke Island.

CARRIED

 

Resolution number WHK/2021/145

MOVED by Member P Walden, seconded by Member R Tucker:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

c)         advocate to Government that for ferry companies (and any other transport operators) servicing Waiheke Island, that non-resident travellers to Waiheke would be required to be double vaccinated or to have a negative covid test prior (rapid antigen or similar reliable test) to departure, the same as is being implemented for Air New Zealand and the Inter Island Ferries. 

d)        recognise the profound impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our visitor related industry and ask Government to explore all mechanisms to support those businesses affected.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     20211117 Waiheke Local Board Extraordinary Business Meeting - Item 10 - Updated - WITI Covid Response Survey

b     20211117 Waiheke Local Board Extraordinary Meeting - Item 10 - Updated WITI Covid Response Survey Comments

c    20211117 Waiheke Local Board Extraordinary Business Meeting - Item 10 - Collated written feedback received regarding the Waiheke Tourism Inc (WITI) request for removal of the health order restrictions of recreational movements to Waiheke.

 

 

11        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

Deputy Chair Kylee Matthews closed the meeting with a karakia.

 

Waiho i te toipoto kaua i te toiroa

Let us keep close together, not far apart

 

 

9.02pm                                               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 Waiheke Local Board HELD ON

 

 

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