Whau Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of an extraordinary meeting of the Whau Local Board held in the New Lynn Community Centre, 45 Totara Avenue, New Lynn on Wednesday, 2 November 2022 at 6.00pm.

 

present

 

Chairperson

 

 

Deputy Chairperson

 

 

Members

Fasitua Amosa

 

 

Ross Clow

 

 

Catherine Farmer

 

 

Sarah Paterson-Hamlin

 

 

Warren Piper

 

 

Kay Thomas

 

 

Susan Zhu

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

Whau Ward Councillor

Kerrin Leoni

 

 

Waitākere Ward Councillor

Ken Turner

 

 

Member of Parliament

Deborah Russell

 

 

 


Whau Local Board

02 November 2022

 

 

Notes: A Pōwhiri was held before the formal proceedings.

 

            The Local Area Manager, Adam Milina, chaired the meeting for items 1,2,3,4,5 and 6. From item 7 onwards, the newly elected Chairperson chaired the meeting.

 

            Jim Stabback, Chief Executive Auckland Council, witnessed the members signatures.

 

 

1          Welcome

 

            Jim Stabback, Chief Executive, Auckland Council, addressed the meeting.

 

 

2          Apologies

 

There were no apologies.

 

 

3

Declaration by Local Board Members

 

Each member made an oral declaration and signed a written declaration pursuant to Schedule 7, clause 14, of the Local Government Act 2002, which was attested by Jim Stabback, Chief Executive, Auckland Council.

The signed declarations have been attached to the offical minutes and are available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

 

 

The following Whau Local Board members made their declarations in this order:

·         Fasitua Amosa

·         Ross Clow

·         Catherine Farmer

·         Sarah Paterson-Hamlin

·         Warren Piper

·         Kay Thomas

·         Susan Zhu

 

 

 

 

Attachment

a     20221102 Whau Local Board – Item 3: Declaration by Local Board Member – Signed Member Declarations for the 2022-2025 political term.

 

 

4

Election of Chairperson

 

Adam Milina, Local Area Manager, gave an overview of the voting systems and requested a mover and a seconder for the selection of the voting system.

 

Resolution number WH/2022/114

MOVED by Member S Zhu, seconded by Member R Clow:

That the Whau Local Board:

a)         agree to use System B of Clause 25, Schedule 7 of the Local Government Act 2002 to elect its Chairperson.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

Adam Milina, Local Area Manager, called for nominations for the Chairperson for the 2022-2025 electoral term and requested a mover and a seconder.

 

 

 

Member S Zhu nominated Member K Thomas for the Chairperson role.

Member W Piper seconded the nomination.

 

Member K Thomas accepted the nomination.

There were no further nominations.

 

 

Resolution number WH/2022/115

MOVED by Member S Zhu, seconded by Member W Piper:

That the Whau Local Board:

b)        elect Member K Thomas as Chairperson for the 2022-2025 electoral term.

 

CARRIED

 

 

5

Declaration of Chairperson

 

Chairperson K Thomas made an oral declaration and signed a written declaration pursuant to Schedule 7, clause 14, of the Local Government Act 2002, which was attested by Jim Stabback, Chief Executive, Auckland Council, and assumed the chair.

A copy of the Chairperson’s declaration is publicly available on the Auckland Council’s website as a minutes attachment.

 

 

 

Attachment

a     20221102 Whau Local Board – Item 5: Signed Declaration by Chairperson

 

6

Address by Chairperson

 

The Chairperson addressed the meeting.

 

 

7

Election of Deputy Chairperson

 

 

 

The Chairperson K Thomas requested a mover and a seconder of the voting system.

 

Resolution number WH/2022/116

MOVED by Member K Thomas, seconded by Member F Amosa:

That the Whau Local Board:

a)      agree to utilise System B of Schedule 7, Part 1, Clause 25 of the Local Government Act 2002 to elect its Deputy Chairperson.

CARRIED

 

 

 

The Chairperson K Thomas called for nominations for the role of Deputy Chairperson for the 2022-2025 electoral term and requested a mover and a seconder.

 

 

 

Member R Clow nominated Member F Amosa for the Deputy Chairperson role.

Member S Paterson-Hamlin seconded the nomination.

Member F Amosa accepted the nomination.

There were no further nominations.

 

 

 

Resolution number WH/2022/117

MOVED by Member R Clow, seconded by Member S Paterson-Hamlin:

That the Whau Local Board:

b)        elect member F Amosa as Deputy Chairperson for the 2022-2025 electoral

term.

 

CARRIED

 

 

8

Mayor's Address

 

The Mayor was not in attendance.

The Chairperson invited the Whau Ward Councillor, Kerrin Leoni, to come forward and address the meeting.

 

Resolution number WH/2022/118

MOVED by Member K Thomas, seconded by Member F Amosa:

That the Whau Local Board:

a)    thank Ward Councillor, Kerrin Leoni, for her address to the meeting.

 

CARRIED

 

 

9

Explanation of the laws that affect elected members

 

Adam Milina, Local Area Manager, gave a brief explanation of the Local Government legislation.

 

 

 

Resolution number WH/2022/119

MOVED by Member K Thomas, seconded by Member C Farmer:

That the Whau Local Board:

a)      note the general explanation of the laws affecting elected members.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

10

First Business Meeting of the Whau Local Board

 

Resolution number WH/2022/120

MOVED by Member K Thomas, seconded by Member S Paterson-Hamlin:

That the Whau Local Board:

a)      confirm Wednesday 7 December 2022 at 1.00pm at the Whau Local Board office, 31 Totara Avenue, New Lynn, as the date and time for its first business meeting.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

7.15pm                                               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 Whau Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

DATE:.........................................................................

 

 

 

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