Howick Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Howick Local Board held in the Howick Local Board Meeting Room, Pakuranga Library Complex, 7 Aylesbury Street, Pakuranga on Thursday, 21 September 2023 at 12.00pm.

 

Te Hunga kua Tae mai | present

 

Chairperson

Damian Light

 

Deputy Chairperson

Bo Burns

 

Members

Katrina Bungard

 

 

Bruce Kendall

 

 

John Spiller

 

 

Mike Turinsky

 

 

Adele White

 

 

Peter Young, JP

 

 

Te Hunga Kāore i Tae Mai | ABSENT

 

Member

David Collings

 

 


Howick Local Board

21 September 2023

 

 

 

1          Nau mai | Welcome

 

The Chair opened the meeting and welcomed everyone present.

 

 

2          Ngā Tamōtanga | Apologies

 

There were no apologies at this time.

 

 

Note: An apology from Member D Collings was noted after Item 9 – Public Forum

 

 

3          Te Whakapuaki i te Whai Pānga | Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

4          Te Whakaū i ngā Āmiki | Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number HW/2023/167

MOVED by Chairperson D Light, seconded by Deputy Chairperson B Burns:  

That the Howick Local Board:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 17 August 2023, as a true and correct record.

CARRIED

 

 

5          He Tamōtanga Motuhake | Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

 

6          Te Mihi | Acknowledgements

 

 

6.1

Acknowledgement - Howick Sports Awards

 

Resolution number HW/2023/168

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

That the Howick Local Board:

a)         congratulate all the nominees and winners of the Howick Sports Awards 2023. In its 10th year, these annual awards celebrate the region’s local talents and their efforts over the past year on and off the field. It’s also important to acknowledge the people behind these sports stars – the coaches, staff, officials and volunteers who make their success possible. The Howick Local Board thanks the Pakuranga United Rugby Club for organising and running the awards night last week.

-       Administrator of the Year: Louisa Smith (Pakuranga Athletic Club).

Nominees: Bridget McLaren (Howick Gymnastics Club), Janine Blackmore-Bedford (Revills Boxing Gym), Melanie Nicol (Fencibles United AFC).

-       Coach of the Year: Wade Tresadern (Yachting).

Nominees: Clive Daniels (Hockey), Flaminio Oliveira (Gymnastics), Nick Codyre (Athletics).

-       Official of the Year:  Steve Wilson (Special Olympics Howick Pakuranga).

Nominees: Cameron Wilson (Hockey), Fiona Wansbone (Baseball), Gabriel Hernandez (Tennis).

-       Volunteer of the Year: Jai Hira (Howick Pakuranga Hockey Club).

Nominees: Ben Bongiovanni (Bucklands Beach AFC & HP Baseball), Leonie Moore (Howick Netball Club), Venice Daniels (Pakuranga Jaguars Rugby League).

-       Internationalist of the Year: Patrick Holmes (Special Olympics Howick Pakuranga).

-       Service to Sport: Aaron Martin (East Skate Club), Brian Long (Counties Manukau Orienteering), Colin Horgan (Howick Pakuranga Hockey Club), David Pasco (Bucklands Beach AFC), Desiree Jenkins-Allright (Howick Pakuranga Cricket Club), Ian Davies (Fencibles United AFC), Jono Frankle (Cockle Bay Tennis Club), Leigh McKenzie (East Skate Club), Lorena Ennor (Cockle Bay Tennis Club), Vinson Chao Yu (Multi Sports)

-       Primary/Intermediate of the Year: Bucklands Beach Intermediate.

-       Junior team of the Year: Callum Noyer & Callum Hyde (Yachting).

-       Nominees: Howick College Premier Netball, Howick College Underwater Hockey, Howick/Sunnyhills Junior Girls Interclub team. 

-       Team of the Year:  Howick Pakuranga Cricket Club Premier Women (Llamas).

-       Master’s Athlete of the Year: Rachel Penney (Athletics and Football).

-       Junior Sportsman of the Year: Finn Wilson (Cycling).

Nominees: Antonie Smal (Athletics), Ian Tauaika (Boxing), Jordan Jones (Golf), Noah Retford (Athletics).

-       Junior Sportswoman of the Year: Olivia Rooney (Triathlon).

Nominees: Ayaan Lambat (Cricket), Braxton Sorenson-McGee (Rugby League), Danielle Asiata (Swimming), Jessica Ready (Skateboarding), Lili Tokaduadua (Netball), Olivia Lin (Gymnastics).

-       Sportswoman of the Year: Zoe Benson (Football).

Nominees: Lili Tokaduadua (Netball), Olivia Rooney (Triathlon).

-       Sportsman of the Year: Wendell Stanley (Boxing).

Nominees: Huw Davies (Softball), Sander Waterland (Football), Toby Batchelor (Athletics). 

-       Club of the Year: Bucklands Beach AFC. 

-       Nominees: Howick Gymnastic Club, Howick Hornets Rugby League Football Club, Sunnyhills Tennis Club.

-       Supreme Award: Wade Tresadern (Bucklands Beach Yacht Club).

CARRIED

 

 

6.2

Acknowledgement - Howick Pakuranga Netball Centre

 

Resolution number HW/2023/169

MOVED by Chairperson D Light, seconded by Deputy Chairperson B Burns:  

That the Howick Local Board:

a)         congratulate the Howick Pakuranga Netball Centre on their 60th Diamond Anniversary. Since 1963 the centre has seen many changes both with facilities and activities. The centre has a variety of netball offerings including player development programmes, representative programmes, summer league as well as its main league on a Saturday.

CARRIED

 

 

7          Ngā Petihana | Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

 

8          Ngā Tono Whakaaturanga | Deputations

 

8.1

Deputation - Judy Speight of the Ōtara Waterways and Lake Trust

 

Judy Speight of the Ōtara Waterways and Lake Trust presented a deputation outlining in greater detail the work that they do – following on from their public forum at the 22 June business meeting. They played a YouTube video showcasing their Matariki 2023 celebrations in Ōtara.

 

Resolution number HW/2023/170

MOVED by Chairperson D Light, seconded by Member M Turinsky:  

That the Howick Local Board:

a)      whakamihi / thank Judy Speight for their deputation and attendance.

CARRIED

 

 

8.2

Deputation - Aaron Martin of East Skate Club

 

Aaron Martin of East Skate Club presented a deputation outlining the renewal of the Lloyd Elsmore skatepark, and further discussed skate activation opportunities in the Howick Local Board area.

 

A PowerPoint presentation was given. A copy of the PowerPoint has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number HW/2023/171

MOVED by Chairperson D Light, seconded by Member K Bungard:  

That the Howick Local Board:

a)         whiwhi / receive the presentation from East Skate Club.

b)        whakamihi / thank Aaron Martin for his deputation and attendance.

c)         tono / request that Council Officers provide advice on suitable open, concreted places for potential skate activation.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     21 September 2023, Howick Local Board: Item 8.2 - Aaron Martin of East Skate Club - East Skate Club's Presentation

 

 

Deputy Chairperson B Burns left the room at 12.33pm.

 

 

Deputy Chairperson B Burns returned to the room at 12.34pm.

 

 

8.3

Deputation - Julie Mitchell, Barry Wood, and Matthew Brajkovich of the Cockle Bay Residents and Ratepayers Association

 

Julie Mitchell, Barry Wood, and Matthew Brajkovich of the Cockle Bay Residents and Ratepayers Association presented a management document covering the recent grant that they received from the Howick Local Board. They also showcased the work done and talked about the vision for their projects.

 

A PowerPoint presentation was given, as well as a physical handout. Copies of the PowerPoint and physical handout have been placed on the official minutes and are available on the Auckland Council website as minutes attachments.

 

Resolution number HW/2023/172

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

That the Howick Local Board:

a)         whiwhi / receive the presentation and handout from the Cockle Bay Residents and Ratepayers Association.

b)        whakamihi / thank Julie Mitchell, Barry Wood, and Matthew Brajkovich for their deputation and attendance.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     21 September 2023, Howick Local Board: Item 8.3 - Julie Mitchell, Barry Wood, and Matthew Brajkovich of the Cockle Bay Residents and Ratepayers Association - CBRRA's Presentation

b     21 September 2023, Howick Local Board: Item 8.3 - Julie Mitchell, Barry Wood, and Matthew Brajkovich of the Cockle Bay Residents and Ratepayers Association - CBRRA's Handout

 

 

9          Te Matapaki Tūmatanui  | Public Forum

 

9.1

Public Forum - Horst Miehe of Swimgym and Rick Pickard of the John Walker Find Your Field of Dreams Foundation

 

Horst Miehe of Swimgym and Rick Pickard of the John Walker Find Your Field of Dreams Foundation presented a public forum outlining Swimgym’s contribution to the Find Your Field of Dreams programme. They also discussed the matter of water safety in the Howick Local Board area.

 

A PowerPoint presentation was given. A copy of the PowerPoint has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number HW/2023/173

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

That the Howick Local Board:

a)         whiwhi / receive the presentation from Swimgym.

b)        whakamihi / thank Horst Miehe and Rick Pickard for their deputation and attendance.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     21 September 2023, Howick Local Board: Item 9.1 - Public Forum - Horst Miehe of Swimgym and Rick Pickard of the John Walker Find Your Field of Dreams Foundation - Swimgym's Presentation

 

 

9.2

Public Forum – David Howard

 

David Howard was in attendance to share their views on Item 14 - Local board feedback on Māori seats for Auckland Council.

 

A written statement was given. A photocopy of the written statement has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number HW/2023/174

MOVED by Chairperson D Light, seconded by Member B Kendall:  

That the Howick Local Board:

a)         whiwhi / receive the written statement from David Howard.

b)        whakamihi / thank David Howard for their presentation and attendance.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     21 September 2023, Howick Local Board: Item 9.2 - Public Forum - David Howard - David Howard's Handout

 

 

Note: The Chair notified Members that an apology from Member D Collings had been received since Item 2 was considered. The Chair brought Item 2 - Apologies back before the Board for consideration at this time.

 

 

2          Ngā Tamōtanga | Apologies

 

Resolution number HW/2023/175

MOVED by Chairperson D Light, seconded by Member K Bungard:  

That the Howick Local Board:

a)         accept the apology from Member David Collings for absence.

CARRIED



10        Ngā Pakihi Autaia | Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

11

Governing Body Members' Update

 

Resolution number HW/2023/176

MOVED by Chairperson D Light, seconded by Member K Bungard:  

That the Howick Local Board:

a)      note the written report from Cr Sharon Stewart QSM and Cr Maurice Williamson.

CARRIED

 

 

12

Chairperson's Report

 

Resolution number HW/2023/177

MOVED by Chairperson D Light, seconded by Deputy Chairperson B Burns:  

That the Howick Local Board:

a)      note the Chairperson’s verbal update and written report.

CARRIED

 

 

13

Approval for eight new public road names at 42 Murphys Park Drive, Flat Bush

 

Resolution number HW/2023/178

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

That the Howick Local Board:

a)      approve the following names for the eight new public roads created by way of subdivision undertaken by Fletcher Living at 42 Murphys Park Drive, Flat Bush, in accordance with section 319(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 1974 (Road naming reference RDN90109609, resource consent references BUN60369947, SUB60369949-A / SUB60S406312)

i)          Matamoe Street (Road 2)

ii)         Ngā Pona Toru Road (Road 3)

iii)       Karamū Street (Road 4)

iv)       Rautahi Street (Road 5)

v)         Otereti Street (Road 6)

vi)       Huru Road (Road 7)

vii)      Renga Renga Road (Road 8)

viii)     Kōura Road (Road 9)

CARRIED

 

Member P Young left the room at 1.20pm, and was not in attendance to vote on this item.

 

 

Member P Young returned to the room at 1.26pm.

 

 

14

Local board feedback on Māori seats for Auckland Council

 

Resolution number HW/2023/179

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

That the Howick Local Board:

a)         note that the public consultation is still underway, making it difficult for the Board to understand the views of the local community. We request that Auckland Council listen and respond to local input into this decision, in particular mana whenua and mataawaka.

b)        note the complex nature of the Auckland Council governance structure and limited understanding by the public may impact the feedback provided.

c)         note the importance of a fair, representative, and transparent electoral system to provide accountability to the people of Auckland.

i)          note the difficult position of asking elected representatives to make decisions on the system that elected them.

ii)         there is value in empowering Māori communities to engage more actively in local politics, leading to better outcomes for these communities in terms of policy decisions and resource allocation.

d)        note the positive impact that the Independent Māori Statutory Board (IMSB) has had on Auckland, but that this body has less ability to impact governance than elected members of the Governing Body.

i)          encourage review of the IMSB to ensure they’re appropriately empowered to provide Māori input and representation.

e)         note the potential impact of both the required representation and proposed reorganisational review may have on boundaries and structure of Auckland Council and its Local Boards.

CARRIED

 

 

15

Local board feedback on Emergency Management Bill

 

Resolution number HW/2023/180

MOVED by Chairperson D Light, seconded by Deputy Chairperson B Burns:   

That the Howick Local Board:

a)         provide the following feedback:

i)          the Board supports the general intent of the bill

ii)         the Board supports a greater focus on local resilience, planning, response, and recovery

CARRIED

 

 

16

Funding Auckland's Storm Recovery and Resilience

 

Resolution number HW/2023/181

MOVED by Chairperson D Light, seconded by Member P Young:  

That the Howick Local Board:

a)         provide the following feedback:

i)          note that the public consultation is still underway, making it difficult for the Board to understand the views of the local community. We request that Auckland Council listen and respond to local input into this decision.

ii)         support Auckland Council agreeing to the funding package for the following reasons:

A)        significant investment is required to address the impact of the extreme weather events and this deal will reduce the financial burden on Auckland Council

B)        the package includes funding to improve resilience through Making Space for Water.

CARRIED

 

 

17

Biodiversity Credit System – central government discussion document

 

Resolution number HW/2023/182

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

That the Howick Local Board: :

a)         provide the following feedback:

i)          support the need for a biodiversity credit system for New Zealand.

ii)         support the proposal that credits only recognise positive actions to support biodiversity to avoid potential abuse of the system and encourage positive action.

A)        if the system does include credits for avoidance of losses, the system must provide clear rules to ensure this does result in perverse outcomes.

iii)       support a biodiversity credit system that includes fresh water, estuaries and the coastal marine environment noting the complex and connected nature of the natural ecosystem.

iv)       encourage the inclusion of wetlands noting their limited number and importance to managing coastal erosion, supporting native species, providing water filtration and amenity values.

v)         support a biodiversity credit system that is based on outcomes.

A)        encourage the setting of clear objectives to ensure that the system contributes to healthy ecosystem.

B)        specifically encourage the protection and restoration of native biodiversity.

C)        encourage private sector and corporations to contribute to improving biodiversity.

vi)       rank the following four principles as the top four

A)        Principle 1 – Permanent or long term (25year) impact

B)        Principle 2 – transparent and verifiable claims

C)        Principle 3 – Robust with measures to prevent abuse of the system

D)        Principle 7 – Maximise positive impact on biodiversity.

vii)      note that the following would be required to provide sufficient assurance before participation as a landholder:

A)        robust and transparent rules and reporting.

B)        clarity on impact vs investment.

C)        part of the decision making for approval including feedback.

D)        clarity on the outcomes that will be achieved.

viii)     identify the following potential benefits of the system not being regulated

A)        potential for reduced cost of compliance and monitoring

ix)       identify the following potential risks of the system not being regulated

A)        Potential lack of transparency.

B)        Potential lack of consistency and alignment.

C)        Potential abuse of the system, including greenwashing.

x)         in regard to the components, suggest that the Government be involved in the following

A)        project provision: for the Department of Conservation only (not a new government agency), including additional funding to enable them to participate.         

B)        quantification of activities or outcomes: to ensure transparency and accountability.

C)        monitoring measurement and reporting: to ensure transparency and accountability.

D)        operation of the market and registry: to ensure transparency and accountability, reduce burden of costs on participants.

E)        investing in credits: initially to build market demand, with less investment over time as it becomes self-sufficient.

xi)       support the proposal that the biosecurity credit system complements the resource management system to embed the programme.

CARRIED

 

 

18

Howick Local Board Annual Report 2022/2023

 

Resolution number HW/2023/183

MOVED by Chairperson D Light, seconded by Member M Turinsky:  

That the Howick Local Board:

a)      receive the draft 2022/2023 Howick Local Board Annual Report as set out in Attachment A tabled in the final minutes.

b)      note that any proposed changes after the adoption will be clearly communicated and agreed with the chairperson before the report is submitted for adoption by the Governing Body on 28 September 2023.

CARRIED

 

Audrey Gan – Lead Financial Advisor was in attendance virtually to speak to this item.

 

Attachments

a     21 September 2023, Howick Local Board: Item 18 - Howick Local Board Annual Report 2022/2023 - Draft Annual Report

 

 

19

Submissions and feedback on the draft Howick Local Board Plan 2023

 

Resolution number HW/2023/184

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

That the Howick Local Board:

a)      receive submissions and feedback on the draft Howick Local Board Plan 2023.

b)      consider feedback when finalising Howick Local Board Plan 2023.

CARRIED

 

Ian Milnes – Senior Local Board Advisor was in attendance to speak to this item.

 

 

20

Howick Local Board Workshop Records

 

Resolution number HW/2023/185

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

That the Howick Local Board:

a)      note the workshop records for the workshops held on 24, 31 August and 7, 14 September.

CARRIED

 

 

21

Hōtaka Kaupapa | Governance Forward Work Calendar

 

Resolution number HW/2023/186

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

That the Howick Local Board:

a)      note the Hōtaka Kaupapa included as Attachment A of the agenda report.

CARRIED

 

 

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

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

 

 

1.47 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 Howick Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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