Ngā Hui a te Rōpū Kaitohutohu Take ā-Taiwhenua / Rural Advisory Panel

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Rural Advisory Panel held in the Reception Lounge, Auckland Town Hall, 301-305 Queen Street, Auckland on Friday, 5 August 2022 at 12.32pm and a recording of the meeting is available on: https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/about-auckland-council/how-auckland-council-works/meetings-council-bodies/Pages/webcasts-council-meetings.aspx.

 

present

Chairperson

Deputy Mayor Cr Bill Cashmore

Auckland Council

Members

Brent Bailey

Rodney Local Board, Auckland Council

 

Mike Bramley

Dairy New Zealand

 

Alan Cole

Franklin Local Board, Auckland Council

 

Trish Fordyce

New Zealand Forest Owners Association

 

Annaliese Goettler

Young Farmers

 

Shaun Hazelton

Federated Farmers, via electronic attendance, until 3.09pm, Item 10

 

Greg McCracken

Fonterra Shareholders Council

 

Andrew McKenzie

Beef and Lamb New Zealand, via electronic attendance, from 12.46pm, item 5, until 3.22pm, Item 11

 

Craig Maxwell

Federated Farmers, via electronic attendance, until 2.37pm, Item 9

 

Wayne Scott

Aggregate and Quarry Association

 

Geoff Smith

Equine Industry

 

Peter Spencer

New Zealand Forest Owners Association

 

Ken Turner

Waitākere Ranges Local Board, Auckland Council, from 12.37pm, Item 5

 

ABSENT

Deputy Chairperson

Cr Greg Sayers

Auckland Council

Members

Fiona Gower

Rural Women New Zealand

 

Steve Levet

Rural Contractors New Zealand

 

Andrew Olsen

Rural Contractors New Zealand

 

Michelle Sands

Horticulture New Zealand

 

Vance Hodgson (alt)

Horticulture New Zealand

 

Keith Vallabh

Pukekohe Vegetable Growers

 

Glenn Wilcox

Independent Māori Statutory Board

 

IN ATTENDANCE

Sarah Cameron

Senior Environmental Policy Advisor, Horticulture New Zealand

 


Rural Advisory Panel

05 August 2022

 

 

 

Note:   a roll-call was conducted that ascertained the following members were in attendance at the commencement of the meeting: 

 

Member

Member

Deputy Mayor Cr Bill Cashmore

ü

Andrew McKenzie

 

Brent Bailey

ü

Craig Maxwell

ü

Mike Bramley

ü

Andrew Olsen - apology

 

Alan Cole

ü

Michelle Sands - apology

 

Trish Fordyce

ü

Cr Greg Sayers - apology

 

Annaliese Goettler

ü

Wayne Scott

ü

Fiona Gower

 

Geoff Smith

ü

Shaun Hazelton

ü

Peter Spencer

ü

Vance Hodgson (alt) - apology

 

Ken Turner

 

Steve Levet

 

Keith Vallabh - apology

 

Greg McCracken

ü

Glenn Wilcox - apology

 

 

 

1          Apologies

 

Resolution number RUR/2022/15

MOVED by Deputy Mayor BC Cashmore, seconded by Member AG Goettler:  

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)         accept the apologies from:

Absence

Cr G Sayers, Deputy Chairperson
Andrew Olsen, Rural Contractors New Zelaand
Michelle Sands, Horticulture New Zealand
Vance Hodgson, Horticulture New Zealand (alt)
Keith Vallabh, Pukekohe Vegetable Growers
Glenn Wilcox, IMSB Member

CARRIED

 

 

2          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.

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 


 

 

3          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number RUR/2022/16

MOVED by Member P Spencer, seconded by Member A Cole:  

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Friday, 6 May 2022 as a true and correct record.

CARRIED

 

 

4          Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

5

Chair's update

 

Member K Turner joined the meeting at 12.37pm.
Member A McKenzie joined the meeting at 12.46pm.

 

Resolution number RUR/2022/17

MOVED by Member P Spencer, seconded by Member T Fordyce:  

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)      tūtohi / receive the update from the Chairperson, Deputy Mayor Bill Cashmore.

CARRIED

 

 

6

Auckland Region Ballance Farm Environment Awards 2022

 

Rick and Shirley-Ann Mannering were present and showed a video.

 

Resolution number RUR/2022/18

MOVED by Deputy Mayor BC Cashmore, seconded by Member MB Bramley:  

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)      congratulate Rick and Shirley-Ann Mannering for winning the Auckland Region Farm Environment Award 2022 and thank them for their presentation

b)      congratulate the staff at Atiu Creek Regional Park for winning the Bayleys People in Primary Sector Award.

CARRIED WITH ACCLAMATION

 

 

7

Essential Freshwater update - Auckland Council staff input into regulatory instrument and guidance publications

 

A PowerPoint presentation was given and documents were tabled in support of the item.  Copies have been placed on the official minutes and are available on the Auckland Council website as minutes attachments.

 

Resolution number RUR/2022/19

MOVED by Deputy Mayor BC Cashmore, seconded by Member G Smith:  

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)      receive the council staff update on central government’s Essential Freshwater programme and refinements to the regulatory framework and its interpretation.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     5 August 2022, Rural Advisory Panel - Item 7, Essential Freshwater update - Auckland Council staff input into regulatory instrument and guidance publications - presentation

 

 

8

National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity - update on exposure draft release

 

A PowerPoint presentation was given and documents were tabled in support of the item.  Copies have been placed on the official minutes and are available on the Auckland Council website as minutes attachments.

 

Resolution number RUR/2022/20

MOVED by Member AG Goettler, seconded by Member T Fordyce:

 That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)      receive this report on the National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity exposure draft including summary points of Auckland Council’s feedback.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     5 August 2022, Rural Advisory Panel - Item 8, National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity - update on exposure draft release - presentation

 

 

9

Healthy Waters Three Waters Reform update

 

A PowerPoint presentation was given and documents were tabled in support of the item.  Copies have been placed on the official minutes and are available on the Auckland Council website as minutes attachments.

 

Resolution number RUR/2022/21

MOVED by Deputy Mayor BC Cashmore, seconded by Member A Cole:  

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)      receive the update on Healthy Waters’ operational contribution to Three Waters reform, particularly affecting rural catchments.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     5 August 2022, Rural Advisory Panel - Item 9, Healthy Waters Three Waters Reform update - presentation

 

 

Member CM Maxwell retired from the meeting at 2.37pm.

 


 

 

10

The review of Auckland's Future Development Strategy - feedback sought on rural trends

 

A PowerPoint presentation was given and documents were tabled in support of the item.  Copies have been placed on the official minutes and are available on the Auckland Council website as minutes attachments.

 

Resolution number RUR/2022/22

MOVED by Member AG Goettler, seconded by Member A Cole:  

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)      receive the report on the review of Auckland's Future Development Strategy.

b)      provide feedback on the questions included in this report, as well as any other feedback.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     5 August 2022, Rural Advisory Panel - Item 10 - The review of Auckland's Future Development Strategy - feedback sought on rural trends - presentation

 

 

Member SH Hazelton retired from the meeting at 3.09pm.

 

 

11

Update on regional pest and weed control

 

Member A McKenzie retired from the meeting at 3.22pm.

 

A PowerPoint presentation was given and documents were tabled in support of the item.  Copies have been placed on the official minutes and are available on the Auckland Council website as minutes attachments.

 

Resolution number RUR/2022/23

MOVED by Member AG Goettler, seconded by Member P Spencer:  

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)      note the update on Auckland Council’s biosecurity operations.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     5 August 2022, Rural Advisory Panel - Item 11, Update on regional pest and weed control - presentation

 

 

12

Sector panels - review of Rural Advisory Panel

 

Resolution number RUR/2022/24

MOVED by Deputy Mayor BC Cashmore, seconded by Member G Smith:  

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)      provide feedback, within seven days from this meeting, as the members’ input to the end of term reporting process.

CARRIED

 


 

 

13        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

Acknowledgement of Cr Cashmore, Chairperson of the Rural Advisory Panel

Resolution number RUR/2022/25

MOVED by Member A Cole, seconded by Member P Spencer:  

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)         thank the Deputy Mayor, Cr B Cashmore, Chairperson of the Rural Advisory Panel for his work with the panel over the last 12 years as well as the outstanding work he has undertaken at Auckland Council on behalf of the rural sector.

CARRIED WITH ACCLAMATION

 

 

 

3.54pm                                               The Chairperson thanked Members for their attendance and attention to business and declared the meeting closed.

 

CONFIRMED AS TRUE AND CORRECT BY

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