Whau Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Whau Local Board held in the Whau Local Board Office, 31 Totara Avenue, New Lynn on Wednesday, 22 February 2023 at 1.00pm.

 

Te Hunga kua Tae mai | present

 

Chairperson

Kay Thomas

 

Deputy Chairperson

Fasitua Amosa

 

Members

Ross Clow

 

 

Catherine Farmer

 

 

Sarah Paterson-Hamlin

 

 

Warren Piper

 

 

Susan Zhu

 

 

 


Whau Local Board

22 February 2023

 

 

 

1          Nau mai | Welcome

 

Chairperson Kay Thomas opened the meeting with the karakia.

 

 

2          Ngā Tamōtanga | Apologies

 

There were no apologies.

 

 

 

3          Te Whakapuaki i te Whai Pānga | 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.

 

The following are declared interests of elected members of the Whau Local Board:

 

Member

Organisation

Position

Kay Thomas

·        New Lynn Citizens Advice Bureau

·        Western Quilters

·        Citizens Advice Bureau
Waitākere Board

·        Literacy Waitākere

·       West Auckland Heritage Conference

Volunteer

Member

Chair

Board member

Committee member

Fasitua Amosa

·        Equity NZ

·        Massive Theatre Company

·       Avondale Business Association

Vice President

Board member

A family member is the Chair

Ross Clow

 

 

 

 

·       Portage Licensing Trust

·       Te Whau Coastal Walkway  Environmental Trust

·       Bay Olympic Sports Club

·       Forest and Bird Society

·       Waitākere Ranges Protection Society

·       New Lynn Heritage Protection Society

·       Karekare Surf Lifesaving Club

Trustee

Patron


Life Member

Member

Member


Member


Member

Catherine Farmer

·        Avondale-Waterview Historical Society

·        Blockhouse Bay Historical Society

·        Blockhouse Bay Bowls

·        Forest and Bird organisation

·       Grey Power

Member


Member

Patron

Member

Member

Sarah Paterson-Hamlin

·       New Zealand Down Syndrome Association

Employee

Warren Piper

·        New Lynn RSA

·        New Lynn Business Association

Associate member

Member

Susan Zhu

·        Chinese Women Association of New Zealand

·       Chinese Medicine Council of New Zealand

Member / Legal Advisor

Member / Deputy Chair

 

 

4          Te Whakaū i ngā Āmiki | Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number WH/2023/2

MOVED by Chairperson K Thomas, seconded by Deputy Chairperson F Amosa:  

That the Whau Local Board:

a)           confirm the minutes of its meeting, held on Wednesday, 7 December 2022 and the minutes of its extraordinary meeting, held on Wednesday, 8 February 2023, including the confidential section, as true and correct.

CARRIED

 

 

5          He Tamōtanga Motuhake | Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

 

6          Te Mihi | Acknowledgements

 

There were no acknowledgements.

 

 

7          Ngā Petihana | Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

 


 

 

8          Ngā Tono Whakaaturanga | Deputations

 

 

8.1

Deputation: Karl Phipps - Ken Maunder Park Community Trust update

 

Member S Zhu declared an interest in this item and took no part in discussion or voting on this matter.

 

Resolution number WH/2023/3

MOVED by Chairperson K Thomas, seconded by Member R Clow:  

That the Whau Local Board:

a)      receive the presentation on plans for future development of facilities at Ken Maunder Park and thank Karl Phipps and Kate Hillier-Cook on behalf of Ken Maunder Park Community Trust, for their attendance.

CARRIED

 

 

9          Te Matapaki Tūmatanui  | Public Forum

 

There was no public forum.

 

 

10        Ngā Pakihi Autaia | Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

11

Whau Ward Councillor's Update

 

Resolution number WH/2023/4

MOVED by Chairperson K Thomas, seconded by Deputy Chairperson F Amosa:  

That the Whau Local Board:

a)      receive the report and thank Whau Ward Councillor, Kerrin Leoni, for her update.

CARRIED

 

 

12

Te Kete Rukuruku Tranche Two Adoption of Māori Names

 

Resolution number WH/2023/5

MOVED by Chairperson K Thomas, seconded by Deputy Chairperson F Amosa:  

That the Whau Local Board:

a)      adopt 25 te reo Māori names for parks and two library names, as dual names, as outlined in the following table:


 

SAP-ID

Māori Name

Existing Name

Address

21325-L100

Rerenga

Titirangi Road Reserve

1 Titirangi Road, New Lynn

21100-L100

Matangirua

Chettle Reserve

Skilgate Avenue, New Lynn

21206-L100

Kotī

Davern Reserve

13 Davern Lane, New Lynn

22494-L100

Pūtere

Delta Triangle

Corner Great North Road

and Delta Avenue

20981-L100

Pāruru

Drury Street Esplanade

Drury Street, New Lynn

11397-L100

Te Pae-o-Kauri

Golf Road Domain

272 Titirangi Road, Titirangi

22522-L100

Kōpī

Green Bay Community Corner

52-54 Godley Road

21136-L100

Whenua Karaka

Green Bay Domain

40a Godley Road

20506-L100

Te Papa Kura

Kelman Square

40 Kelman Road, Kelston

20861-L100

Tītari

Lynwood Esplanade Reserve

150 Lynwood Rosd, New Lynn

20732-L100

Manawaroa

Manawa Wetland

6 Margan Avenue, New Lynn

20732-L151

Manawaroa

Margan Green (English name to be replaced)

Margan Avenue, New Lynn

11490-L100

Whanake

Mason Park

13 Fruitvale Road

21459-L100

Tauhōkai

Memorial Corner

2 Memorial Drive

11487-L100

Te Papa Rewarewa

Memorial Square

3 Memorial Drive

21852-L100

Ngaruru

Northall Park

107 Titirangi Road

22036-L100

Rewarewa

Reid Esplanade

Reid Road

10217-L100

Haukawa

Saunders Reserve

26 Saunders Place

11346-L100

Tiakina

Sister Rene Shadbolt Park

130 Portage Road

21620-L100

Hiwi

Taunton Terrace

Taunton Terrace (esplanade strip)

21587-L100

Taurapa

Taunton Terrace Road Reserve

End of Taunton Terrace

22545-L100

Tau Pūtahi

Todd Triangle

1-3 Todd Plaza, New Lynn

11352-L100

Pūtahi

Totara Triangle

45 Totara Ave

22550-L100

Kōrewa

Trojan Cres Reserve

Trojan Crescent

21526-L100

Mōkihi

Wolverton Esplanade

75A Wolverton St

 

Te Pātaka Kōrero o Te Rewarewa

New Lynn Library

 

 

Te Pātaka Kōrero o Te Whau

Blockhouse Bay Library

 

 

b)      adopt the name Mānu as a sole Māori name for Maui Reserve located at 16 Maui Street, New Lynn SAPID 20779-L100.

c)      change the name of LOT 4 DP 93302 from Hīnaki / Rata Street Reserve to Rewarewa.

d)      receive the narratives that tell the story behind each of the names, as outlined in Attachment A.

e)      acknowledge that Auckland Council has agreed to enter into a mātauranga agreement that commits to upholding the correct use of the names and to use them only for purposes that have a community outreach or educational purpose (non-commercial use).

f)       authorise the gazettal of park names for parks classified under the Reserves Act 1977, in accordance with section 16 (10) of the Reserves Act.

CARRIED

 

 

13

Draft Contributions Policy 2022, Variation A

 

Resolution number WH/2023/6

MOVED by Chairperson K Thomas, seconded by Member W Piper:  

That the Whau Local Board:

a)        note the recommendations of Auckland Council’s draft Transport Emissions Reduction Plan and Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland Council’s Climate Plan and request that staff ensure alignment of these plans and policies.

b)         reiterate support for high-quality, compact urban form with a preference for brownfield over greenfield development and express concern that Auckland Council is still focusing excessive resource on future greenfields growth rather than acknowledging the need to shift towards high-density urban development and the community infrastructure and open space required to support this shift.

c)         reiterate support for policies that require developers to pay more of the cost of infrastructure, in particular for greenfields development, and ensure that policies are structured in such a way as to incentivise brownfields development and prevent urban sprawl, but equally ensure that brownfields developments have ample infrastructure including specifically access to green open space and community infrastructure.

d)         while noting that this sits outside of scope of this present consultation, following recent flooding events, the Whau local board request that developers be required to consider the extent of impermeable surfaces over a development, stormwater retention and provide for more green space.

CARRIED

 


 

 

14

Local board feedback on the draft Future for Local Government report

 

Resolution number WH/2023/7

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

That the Whau Local Board:

a)         welcome the opportunity to give feedback for appending in Auckland Council’s submission in response of the Draft Report for the Future of Local Government Review Panel.

b)         approve and submit the Whau Local Board’s feedback on the Draft Report for the Future of Local Government Review (Attachment A).

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     22 February 2023, Whau Local Board Item 14: Local board feedback on the draft Future for Local Government report - Whau Local Board feedback

 

 

15

Annual Auckland Council Group Māori Outcomes Report: Te Pūrongo a Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau Ngā Huanga Māori 2021-2022

 

Resolution number WH/2023/8

MOVED by Chairperson K Thomas, seconded by Deputy Chairperson F Amosa:  

That the Whau Local Board:

a)         receive the annual Auckland Council Group Māori Outcomes Report: Te Pūrongo a Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau Ngā Huanga Māori 2021-2022.

b)         note its expectation of seeing a higher number of those identifying as Māori in senior leadership positions in Council, as well as a higher number of elected members identifying as Māori.

c)         request that staff engage with Māori contractors and organisations around procurement when projects arise in the Whau area and encourage those relevant businesses to register with Amotai.

d)         request greater use of te reo across the council organisation and that staff and elected members receive professional development on the appropriate use of te reo and tikanga.

e)         request that the use of te reo and tikanga in the Council context goes beyond being “tick box” or tokenistic.

f)          note the success of te reo programmes in libraries in the Whau and request that the local board receives sufficient funding to continue and increase these programmes.

g)         acknowledge the work done by Te Kete Rukuruku in the Whau local board area and request that Te Kete Rukuruku receives adequate funding to continue to be implemented.

h)         request that staff create and fund increased opportunities for rangitahi vocational training and employment in West Auckland.

CARRIED

 


 

 

16

Auckland Council Performance Report: Whau Local Board for quarter two 2022/2023

 

Resolution number WH/2023/9

MOVED by Chairperson K Thomas, seconded by Member W Piper:  

That the Whau Local Board:

a)      receive the performance report for quarter two ending 31 December 2022.

b)      note the financial performance report in Attachment B of the agenda report will remain confidential until after the Auckland Council Group half-year results for 2022/2023 are released to the New Zealand Exchange (NZX), which are expected to be made public on 28 February 2023.

CARRIED

 

 

17

Reporting back decisions made under delegation

 

Resolution number WH/2023/10

MOVED by Chairperson K Thomas, seconded by Deputy Chairperson F Amosa:  

That the Whau Local Board:

a)      receive the decision made under delegation on 1 February 2023 providing feedback from the Whau Local Board for inclusion in Auckland Council’s submission on the Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Community Participation) Amendment Bill.

b)      receive the decision made under delegation on 3 February 2023 providing feedback from the Whau Local Board for inclusion in Auckland Council’s submission on Resource management reform: Natural and Built Environment Bill and Spatial Planning Bill.

c)      receive the decision made under delegation on 10 February 2023 providing feedback from the Whau Local Board for inclusion in Auckland Council’s submission on the Inquiry into the 2022 Local elections.

CARRIED

 

 

18

Governance Forward Work Calendar

 

Resolution number WH/2023/11

MOVED by Chairperson K Thomas, seconded by Member S Zhu:  

That the Whau Local Board:

a)      whiwhi / receive the governance forward work calendar for February 2023.

CARRIED

 

 

 

19        Te Whakaaro ki ngā Take Pūtea e Autaia ana | Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.26 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 Whau Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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