Waitākere Ranges Local Board






Minutes of an extraordinary meeting of the Waitākere Ranges Local Board held via Microsoft Teams on Thursday, 2 December 2021 commencing at 10.11am.


As required under the COVID-19 Response (Urgent Management Measures) Legislation Act 2020, either a recording or a written summary will be published on the Auckland Council website.





Saffron Toms


Deputy Chairperson

Greg Presland



Mark Allen



Michelle Clayton



Sandra Coney, QSO



Ken Turner




Note: Waitākere Ranges Local Board members, support staff and those presenting to the meeting attended via electronic link.

Waitākere Ranges Local Board

02 December 2021




1          Welcome


            Chairperson Saffron Toms opened the meeting and welcomed those present.



2          Apologies


There were no apologies.



3          Declaration of Interest


Members were 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.

            Specifically, members are asked to identify any new interests they have not previously disclosed, an interest that might be considered as a conflict of interest with a matter on the agenda.

The following are declared interests of the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

Board Member


Mark Allen

-   Community Waitākere – Executive Officer

-   Bethells Valley Fire – Senior Fire Fighter

-   Waitākere Licensing Trust – Trustee

Michelle Clayton

-   Glen Eden Community House – Treasurer

-   Glen Eden Residents’ Association – Treasurer

-   Waitākere Community Organisation Grants Scheme (COGS) – Committee Member

-   The Personal Advocacy and Safeguarding Adults Trust – Trustee

-   Glen Eden Returned Services Association (RSA) – Member

-   Glen Eden Railway Trust – Member

-   Te Wahi Ora Charitable Trust - Trustee

Sandra Coney

-   Cartwright Collective – Member

-   Women’s Health Action Trust – Patron

-   New Zealand Society of Genealogists – Member

-   New Zealand Military Defence Society – Member

-   Pest Free Piha – Partner is the Coordinator

-   Piha Tennis Club – Patron and Partner is the President

-   Piha Wetland Trust – Partner is a Trustee

-   Waitākere Ranges Pest Free Alliance – Partner is the Co-Chair of this group

-   Waitematā District Health Board – Elected Member & Chair of Hospital Advisory Committee


Board Member


Greg Presland

-   Whau Coastal Walkway Environmental Trust – Trustee

-   Combined Youth Services Trust – Trustee

-   Glen Eden Bid – Member

-   Titirangi Ratepayers and Residents Association – Member

-   Waitākere Ranges Protection Society - Member

-   Titirangi RSA - Member

Saffron Toms

-   Titirangi Community House – Secretary

-   Huia-Cornwallis Residents and Ratepayers Association – Committee Member

Ken Turner

-   Huia-Cornwallis Residents and Ratepayers Association – Committee Member



11        Procedural motion to exclude the public

Resolution number WTK/2021/159

MOVED by Chairperson S Toms, seconded by Deputy Chairperson G Presland:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)      exclude the public from the following part(s) of the proceedings of this meeting.

The general subject of each matter to be considered while the public is excluded, the reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter, and the specific grounds under section 48(1) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 for the passing of this resolution follows.

This resolution is made in reliance on section 48(1)(a) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 and the particular interest or interests protected by section 6 or section 7 of that Act which would be prejudiced by the holding of the whole or relevant part of the proceedings of the meeting in public, as follows:


C1       Annual Budget 2022/2023 consultation

Reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter

Particular interest(s) protected (where applicable)

Ground(s) under section 48(1) for the passing of this resolution

The public conduct of the part of the meeting would be likely to result in the disclosure of information for which good reason for withholding exists under section 7.

s7(2)(c)(i) - The withholding of the information is necessary to protect information which is subject to an obligation of confidence or which any person has been or could be compelled to provide under the authority of any enactment, where the making available of the information would be likely to prejudice the supply of similar information or information from the same source and it is in the public interest that such information should continue to be supplied.

In particular, the report contains information covered in confidential Finance and Performance workshops and information relating to the draft Mayoral proposal which has not been finalised or released publicly. This report can be restated on 9 December once the final Mayoral Proposal and the material relating to the Annual Budget is available following the Finance and Performance Committee meeting on 8 December 2021


The public conduct of the part of the meeting would be likely to result in the disclosure of information for which good reason for withholding exists under section 7.


The text of these resolutions is made available to the public who are present at the meeting and form part of the minutes of the meeting.




10.12am          The public was excluded.


Resolutions in relation to the confidential items are recorded in the confidential section of these minutes and are not publicly available.


12.10pm          The public was re-admitted.





It was resolved while the public was excluded:



Annual Budget 2022/2023 consultation


Resolution number WTK/2021/161

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson G Presland, seconded by Chairperson S Toms:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

agree to restate the decisions in the open section of the minutes but the report and attachments remain confidential until the 9 December 2021.




 12.13pm                                            The Chairperson thanked Members for their attendance and attention to business and declared the meeting closed.