Waiheke Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Waiheke Local Board held in the Local Board Office, 10 Belgium Street, Ostend, Waiheke on Wednesday, 25 May 2022 at 5.15pm.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Cath Handley

 

Members

Robin Tucker

 

 

Bob Upchurch

 

 

Paul Walden

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

Deputy Chairperson

Kylee Matthews

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

Councillor

Pippa Coom

Until 6.39pm

 


Waiheke Local Board

25 May 2022

 

 

 

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

 

 

2          Apologies

 

Resolution number WHK/2022/62

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

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)         accept the apology from Member Kylee Matthews.

CARRIED

 

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number WHK/2022/63

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

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)         confirm the minutes of its ordinary meeting, held on Wednesday, 11 May 2022, as true and correct.

CARRIED

 

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

            Shane Ellison and Wally Thomas

 

Auckland Transport’s Chief Executive, Shane Ellison, and its Executive General Manager Stakeholder, Communities & Communications, Wally Thomas, are both stepping down at the end of 30 June 2022. The Waiheke Local Board acknowledges their work advancing the relationship between the board and Auckland Transport. Shane Ellison announced his resignation several months ago as he leaves to pursue other career goals and Wally Thomas is leaving for health reasons.

 

Shane led the development of the enduring Memorandum of Understanding, which in turn committed, among other things, to a detailed and publicly consulted Waiheke 10-year Transport Plan and to our carbon neutral goals. Both documents are enduring and subject to periodic review.

 

Wally was responsible for Auckland Transport’s co-funding of the public sculpture, Te Werowero, at Matiatia Wharf, matching public contributions up to $60,000. He has also innovated the relationship on many occasions and has been available as an advisor to the board on challenges on specific projects. Wally promoted Waiheke internally and to the Waiheke Bus Company as being the appropriate local board area for Auckland’s first fleet of electric buses.

 

They both leave with our very best wishes and our gratitude for working with us so closely and for modelling and leading community solutions within the larger council/CCO framework.

 

 

            Aaron Putt

 

The Waiheke Local Board wish to acknowledge the retirement of Aaron Putt, Regulatory Support Officer at the Waiheke Service Centre.

 

Aaron’s service to Auckland Council and the Waiheke community has spanned over 33 years. Always helpful, respectful and kind, Aaron was the go-to person for our board and staff for any planning related queries. He went the extra mile to resolve an issue, with a smile and a wonderful sense of humour. Since commencement as the Town Clerk he has been involved in significant policies, plans and developments with the then Waiheke Community Board and latterly the Waiheke Local Board. Of note was his work during the extensive Hauraki Gulf Islands District Plan review in 2013, his leadership in civil defence, and in the development of the Onetangi Sports Park complex .  Aaron encapsulates all that is special in our community and we wish him all the very best for the future.

 

 

7          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

 

8          Deputations

 

8.1

Deputation - Golf New Zealand - Concerns regarding Draft Auckland Golf Investment Plan

 

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/2022/64

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

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      thank Thiem Nguyen, General Manager of Golf New Zealand for his attendance to speak on the Draft Auckland Golf Investment Plan.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     25 May 2022 - Waiheke Local Board Business Meeting - Request from Golf New Zealand

 

 

 

8.2

Deputation - Pam Oliver - Submission re stormwater drainage management

 

Resolution number WHK/2022/65

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

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      thank Pam Oliver for her attendance and presentation regarding stormwater drainage management.

CARRIED

 

 

9          Public Forum

 

9.1

Public Forum - Steve Fabris - Acknowledgement of Onetangi Beach Races

 

Resolution number WHK/2022/66

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

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)         thank Steve Fabris for his attendance to speak regarding Onetangi Beach Races.

CARRIED

 

 

9.2

Public Forum - Mark Trubuhovich - Community AEDs Training Sessions

 

Resolution number WHK/2022/67

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

That the Waiheke Local Board:

b)        thank Mark Trubuhovich for his attendance to speak regarding Community Training Sessions.

CARRIED

 

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

11

Councillor's Update

 

Resolution number WHK/2022/68

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

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)         receive Waitemata and Gulf Ward Councillor, Pippa Coom’s update.

CARRIED

 

 

12

Chairperson's report

 

Resolution number WHK/2022/69

MOVED by Member R Tucker, seconded by Member B Upchurch:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      receive the Chairperson, Cath Handley’s report.

CARRIED

 

 

13

Auckland Transport Report - May 2022

 

Resolution number WHK/2022/70

MOVED by Member B Upchurch, seconded by Member R Tucker:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      receive the Auckland Transport May 2022 update.

CARRIED

 

 

14

Local board feedback on Auckland Transport's proposed speed limit changes

 

Resolution number WHK/2022/71

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

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      in principle support the proposed Waiheke speed limit changes publicly consulted upon subject to:

              i.        error corrections in relation to street descriptions.

            ii.        identification of areas for future speed reduction investigation, consultation and consideration including prioritising Fossil Bay School and Waiheke Primary School.

           iii.        and any further consultation related detailed local board feedback.

b)    delegate Chair Cath Handley to provide this feedback by Friday 3 June 2022.

c)    acknowledge Auckland Transport’s Xinghao Chen for her efficient and collaborative project management on the Waiheke speed reduction process.

CARRIED

 

 

15

Minutes of the Waiheke Transport Forum 4 May 2022

 

Resolution number WHK/2022/72

MOVED by Member B Upchurch, seconded by Member R Tucker:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)        note the minutes of the Waiheke Transport Forum business meeting dated 4 

         May 2022.

CARRIED

 

 

 

16

Auckland Council’s Quarterly Performance Report:Waiheke Local Board for quarter three 2021/2022

 

Resolution number WHK/2022/73

MOVED by Member R Tucker, seconded by Member B Upchurch:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      receive the performance report for quarter three ending 31 March 2022.

b)      reallocate the following projects budgets to the Local Community Grants budget:

                i.       Waiheke Environmental Fund $13,562

               ii.       Arts and culture response programme $10,000

             iii.       Film Revenue $3,339

             iv.       Community emergency resilience programme $1000

               v.       Business emergency resilience programme $1500

             vi.       Local Community response fund $771

 

c)      reallocate $10,000 from the Little Oneroa-Upper Catchment Restoration Programme (now covered regionally) to the kayak/dinghy management project.

CARRIED

 

 

17

Waiheke Local Board Grants Programme 2022/2023

 

Resolution number WHK/2022/74

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

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      adopt the Waiheke Grants Programme 2022/2023 in Attachment A in the agenda report.

CARRIED

 

 

18

Waiheke Local and Multiboard Grant Round Two 2021/2022 grant allocations

 

Resolution number WHK/2022/75

MOVED by Member R Tucker, seconded by Member B Upchurch:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      Agree to fund, part-fund or decline each application in the Waiheke Local Board for the Local and Multiboard Grant Round Two 2021/2022 listed in the following table

Table One: Local Grant Round Two 2021/2022

 

Application ID

Organisation

Main focus

Requesting funding for

Amount requested

Approved

LG2218-201

The Artworks Theatre Incorporated

Community

Towards wages, venue hire and resources at Artworks Theatre from 21 June 2022 to 4 November 2022

$4,000.00

$2,400.00

(Towards non-venue costs and conditional on accountability)

LG2218-203

Te Arai Roa Manaaki

Community

Towards workshop, venue hire and ferry costs at 2 Kororoa Road on 11 June 2022

$3,692.00

$3,692.00

LG2218-204

Waiheke Playgroup

Community

Towards venue hire and salaries on Rata Street from 2 June 2022 to 31 May 2023

$4,000.00

$1,000.00

LG2218-205

Waiheke Community Art Gallery

Arts and culture

Towards facilitation costs, installation, marketing and venue hire at Te Whare Taonga O Waiheke | Waiheke Community Art Gallery from 20 June 2022 to 12 August 2022

$4,000.00

$3,750.00

LG2218-206

Waiheke Adult Literacy Inc

Community

Towards driver instructor training at The Learning Centre from 6 June 2022 to 16 December 2022

$3,995.00

$3,995.00

LG2218-207

Omiha Welfare and Recreation Society

Sport and recreation

Towards tennis court sealing at 19 Valley Road from 1 July 2022 to 1 December 2022

$4,000.00

$4,000.00

LG2218-208

EJay Strickson

under the umbrella of Community Networks Waiheke

Community

Towards bringing the Shot Bro show to Waiheke at Surfdale Community Hall from 23 June 2022 to 25 June 2022

$4,000.00

$4,000.00

LG2218-209

The Waiheke Resource Trust

Community

Towards wages at Ostend Market from 1 June 2022 to 31 May 2023

$4,000.00

$        -

LG2218-210

Waiheke Surf Club Incorporated

Sport and recreation

Towards high visibility vests at Onetangi Beach from 1 November 2022 to 15 April 2023

$3,381.00

$3,381.00

LG2218-213

Waiheke Island Playcentre

Community

Towards purpose at Waiheke Island Playcentre from 1 June 2022 to 31 March 2023

$2,203.92

$     630.00

LG2218-214

Youthline Auckland Charitable Trust

Community

Towards ongoing costs for the Youthline Helpline from 1 June 2022 to 31 March 2023

$2,000.00

$           -  

(Funded previously this year)

LG2218-215

Raukatauri Music Therapy Trust

Community

Towards wages, transportation and reporting at Te Huruhi Primary School from 17 October 2022 to 23 December 2022

$3,925.00

$3,925.00

LG2218-217

Waiheke Amateur Radio Club

under the umbrella of Community Networks Waiheke Incorporated

Community

Towards solar panels, cables and batteries from 4 July 2022 to 30 September

$4,000.00

$  4,000.00

LG2218-218

Waiheke Rudolf Steiner Education Trust

Community

Towards playground slide at Fossil Bay Kindergarten from 6 June 2022 to 6 August 2022

$2,400.00

$           -  

(Declined due to limited reach)

LG2218-219

Waiheke Musical Museum Charitable Trust

Arts and culture

Towards story performances at Whittaker's Musical Museum from 9 July 2022 to 24 July 2022

$4,000.00

$  2,000.00

Total

 

 

 

$53,596.92

$36,773.00  

 

Table Two: Multiboard Grant Round Two 2021/2022

Application ID

Organisation

Main focus

Requesting funding for

Amount requested

Approved

MB2022-243

Anxiety New Zealand Trust

Community

Towards the marketing material costs and wages of co-ordinators and facilitators of the Community Education Webinars.

$2,500.00

-

(Declined due to limited Waiheke reach.)

MB2022-252

Communities Against Alcohol Harm

Community

Towards community navigator project in Auckland communities and online from June 2022 to June 2023.

$1,939.08

-

(Declined: Does not align with board priorities)

MB2022-255

Habitat for Humanity Northern Region Limited

Community

Towards healthy homes interventions and winter warmer essentials from June 2022 to August 2022.

$4,000.00

4,000.00

Total

 

 

 

$8,439.08

 $4,000.00

 

CARRIED

 

 

19

Draft Auckland golf investment plan

 

Resolution number WHK/2022/76

MOVED by Member P Walden, seconded by Chairperson C Handley:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      receive the draft Auckland golf investment plan titled Where all Aucklanders benefit from publicly owned golf land attached to the agenda report (Attachment A)

b)      tautoko / support the three policy objectives set in the draft Auckland golf investment plan:

i)       increased equity, sport and recreation by opening up publicly owned golf land to all Aucklanders

ii)      increased equity and participation by providing a broad range of golf experiences that attract and retain participants and services targeted at low participation groups

iii)     best practice in ecosystem management and biodiversity conservation of publicly owned golf land.

c)      request that the intrinsic value of open space is given greater acknowledgement within the strategy.

d)      tautoko / support the decision-making framework set in the draft Auckland golf investment plan, in which future use of publicly owned golf land will be considered in the context of local needs, increased equity, participation and environmental outcomes.

e)      note the Rangihoua Reserve and Onetangi Sport Park Reserve Management Plan, currently under development,  and once adopted, will guide future land use activities within this reserve, and management of these activities, including the Waiheke Golf Club which is located within the reserve.

CARRIED

 

Resolution number WHK/2022/77

MOVED by Member R Tucker, seconded by Member B Upchurch:   

That the Waiheke Local Board:

f)         ask council to review the draft plan having regard to the concerns raised by Golf New Zealand around the accuracy of data and information which form the basis of many of the plan’s fundamental assumptions, premises, and recommendations. 

g)         expresses strong concern that local boards have not seen the feedback from key stakeholders, as this process is still underway, and requests that local boards be provided with all stakeholder feedback and be given the opportunity to provide further feedback at that time. 

h)        does not support any public land currently used as a golf course to be sold or otherwise released for housing or business land, noting that population growth as well as council’s role in climate change mitigation necessitates retention of council’s green belt. 

i)          notes the plans statements that “over 100,000 Aucklanders play golf annually – the highest number of participants in any sport in Auckland”, and that the plan acknowledges that participation in golf is increasing. 

CARRIED

Note:  Under Standing Orders 1.9.7 Member Paul Walden requested that his  

           dissenting vote against item 19 clause g) be recorded.

 

 

20

Community Facilities Network Plan revised Action Plan (2022)

 

Resolution number WHK/2022/78

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

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)         support the revised Community Facilities Network Plan Action Plan (2022), provided in Attachment A of the agenda report.

b)        note that on Waiheke the community are partners in delivery on the island, and with regards to physical infrastructure nearly all community hall are community owned and run.

c)         request Rakino Hall to be added to the Community Facilities Network Plan action list, noting the board’s advocacy area:

Rakino Hall has been progressively deteriorating over the last 15 years with limited maintenance. The hall provides shelter for those waiting for boats or ferries, supports community development, and serves emergency management purposes. Remediation, relocation, or replacement is necessary to continue to provide a public facility on the island. Renewal budgets are insufficient to resolve the issue and the board seek regional funding to support resolution.

d)        with regards to community owned halls and venues, request the Parks, Arts, Community and Events Committee acknowledge the benefits that these facilities bring to the community and that staff develop a paper to consider a regional rating policy amendment, where not-for-profit community halls and sports facilities who provide local services do not pay rates to Council.

CARRIED

 

 

21

Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa - New Zealand Geographic Board: recording of unofficial place names as official - Update

 

Resolution number WHK/2022/79

MOVED by Member B Upchurch, seconded by Member R Tucker:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      note the advice from Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa New Zealand Geographic Board that they will be deferring making decisions on changing the status of Auckland’s recorded (unofficial) place names to official in order to further consult with Auckland’s 19 mana whenua groups.

CARRIED

 

 

22

Submission on Te mahere urutaunga ā-motu (tuhinga hukihuki): Draft National Adaptation Plan

 

Resolution number WHK/2022/80

MOVED by Member B Upchurch, seconded by Member R Tucker:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      delegate to the Chair to finalise the board’s submission in agreement with board members on the draft National Adaptation Plan and managed retreat to be appended to Auckland Council’s submission.

CARRIED

 

 

23

Community Forum record of proceedings

 

Resolution number WHK/2022/81

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

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      note the Community Forum record of proceedings dated 11 May 2022.

CARRIED

 

 

 

24

Waiheke Local Board Workshop record of proceedings

 

Resolution number WHK/2022/82

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

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      note the record of proceedings for the local board workshops held on 20 and 27 April and 4 and 11 May 2022. 

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

25

List of resource consent applications - 3 April to 7 May 2022

 

Resolution number WHK/2022/83

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

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      note the list of resource consents applications related to Waiheke Island. 

CARRIED

 

 

26

Local board governance forward work calendar - June 2022 update

 

Resolution number WHK/2022/84

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

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      receive its Governance Forward Work Calendar dated June 2022.

CARRIED

 

 

27        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

Chair Cath Handley closed the meeting with a karakia.

 

Waiho i te toipoto kaua i te toiroa

Let us keep close together, not far apart

 

 

8.03 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 Waiheke Local Board HELD ON

 

 

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