Howick Local Board






Minutes of an extraordinary meeting of the Howick Local Board held in the Howick Local Board Meeting Room, Pakuranga Library Complex, 7 Aylesbury Street, Pakuranga on Thursday, 30 March 2023 at 2.15pm.


Te Hunga kua Tae mai | present



Damian Light



Katrina Bungard

Via electronic link


David Collings

From 2.17pm via electronic link


Bruce Kendall



John Spiller



Adele White



Peter Young, JP



Te Hunga Kāore i Tae Mai | ABSENT


Deputy Chairperson

Bo Burns



Mike Turinsky







Howick Local Board

30 March 2023




1          Nau mai | Welcome


The Chair opened the meeting and welcomed everyone present.



2          Ngā Tamōtanga | Apologies


Resolution number HW/2023/45

MOVED by Chairperson D Light, seconded by Member J Spiller:  

That the Howick Local Board:

a)          accept the apologies from Deputy Chairperson Bo Burns and Member Mike Turinsky for absence.

b)         accept the apology from Member David Collings for lateness.




3          Te Whakapuaki i te Whai Pānga | Declaration of Interest


There were no declarations of interest.



Member D Collings joined the meeting via electronic link at 2.17pm.




Local Board views on Notice of Requirement for the Eastern Busway Stage 2


Resolution number HW/2023/46

MOVED by Chairperson D Light, seconded by Member A White:  

That the Howick Local Board:

a)          provide the following feedback on the Notice of Requirement for Eastern Busway Stage 2, being a new designation:

i)           continue to support the Eastern Busway project as critical transport infrastructure for East Auckland, noting the significant potential benefits to public transport, private vehicles, walking and cycling.

ii)         acknowledge the feedback from local businesses regarding the potential impact of construction and request the Eastern Busway Alliance proactively works with impacted stakeholders to mitigate issues.

iii)        note with concern of the potential impact of noise and vibration during construction and operation of the new roadway and busway on local residents and businesses. Request that all possible mitigations are considered to reduce the impacts. In particular:

A)         the retirement village and senior housing around Dale Crescent;

B)         the Pakuranga Library;

C)         the Citizens Advice Bureau;

D)         Pakuranga & Howick Budgeting Services;

E)         Pakuranga Plaza businesses.

iv)        note with concern the potential impact of the new and existing stormwater outfalls and request that all possible mitigations are considered to reduce the impact on the environment:

A)         impact on the wetlands and clearance of vegetation.

B)         impact of silt and other run off on local ecology.

v)         note with concern the potential impact of construction disrupting the sports fields  and park users, including restricting access, actual utilisation, the long-term impact that the design and route has on the footprint of the sports fields/park.

vi)        acknowledge and support the efforts to dig once, with the Eastern Busway Alliance working with Watercare to deliver underground infrastructure at the same time reducing the cost and impact of future stormwater projects.

vii)      encourage the Eastern Busway Alliance to continue to increase communication and awareness of the project, construction and benefits to local residents, businesses and other stakeholders.

b)         appoint Chairperson Damian Light to speak to the local board views at a hearing on the Notice of Requirement.

c)          delegate authority to the chairperson of Howick Local Board to make a replacement appointment in the event the local board member appointed in resolution b) is unable to attend the hearing on the Notice of Requirement.



Note: Under Standing Order 1.9.7 Member D Collings requested that their abstention be recorded.


David Wong – Senior Policy Planner was in attendance virtually to speak to this item.



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