Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board held in the Claris Conference Centre, 19 Whangaparapara Road, Claris, Aotea / Great Barrier Island on Tuesday, 26 September 2023 at 1.00pm.

 

Te Hunga kua Tae mai | present

 

Chairperson

Izzy Fordham

 

Deputy Chairperson

Patrick O'Shea

 

Members

Laura Caine

 

 

Chris Ollivier

 

 

Neil Sanderson

via electronic link

 

Te Hunga Āpiti kua Tae mai | ALSO PRESENT

 

Councillor

Mike Lee

joined 1:22pm via electronic link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He Hunga atu anō i Tae mai | IN ATTENDANCE

 

Jacqui Fyers

Senior Local Board Advisor

 

Anna Davis

PA / Office Manager / Engagement Advisor

 

Kathy Cumming

Barrier Bulletin

 

 

 


Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board

26 September 2023

 

 

 

1          Nau mai | Welcome

 

Chairperson I Fordham opened the meeting and welcomed everyone in attendance. Deputy Chairperson P O’Shea led the hui in a karakia.

 

 

2          Ngā Tamōtanga | Apologies

 

There were no apologies.

 

 

3          Te Whakapuaki i te Whai Pānga | Declaration of Interest

 

Deputy Chair P O’Shea declared an interest in respect to the local grant application of Great Barrier Island Aotea Family Support Group at item 12 - Aotea / Great Barrier Local and Capital Grants Round One 2023/2024 grant allocation for early assessment.

 

Member C Ollivier N Sanderson declared an interest in respect to the local grant application of Great Barrier Island Health Trust at item 12 - Aotea / Great Barrier Local and Capital Grants Round One 2023/2024 grant allocation for early assessment.

 

 

4          Te Whakaū i ngā Āmiki | Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number GBI/2023/88

MOVED by Chairperson I Fordham, seconded by Deputy Chairperson P O'Shea:  

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

a)          confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Tuesday, 22 August 2023, as a 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

 

There were no deputations.

 

 

9          Te Matapaki Tūmatanui | Public Forum

 

Note: Items 9.1 and 9.2 were taken together.

 

9.1

Public Forum - Geoff Hills

9.2

Public Forum - Tony Storey

 

Resolution number GBI/2023/89

MOVED by Chairperson I Fordham, seconded by Member C Ollivier:  

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

a)          whakamihi / thank Geoff Hills for his attendance and public forum presentation.

b)         whakamihi / thank Tony Storey for his attendance and public forum presentation.

 

CARRIED

 

 

10        Ngā Pakihi Autaia | Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

11

Environmental agency and community group reports

 

Kim Bannister from Aotea Great Barrier Environmental Trust was in attendance to speak to their respective report.

 

Resolution number GBI/2023/90

MOVED by Chairperson I Fordham, seconded by Member L Caine:  

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

a)          note / tuhi ā-taipitopito the following reports:

i)           Aotea Great Barrier Environmental Trust September 2023 update.

ii)         Department of Conservation – operations report, September 2023

iii)        Aotea / Great Barrier Natural Environment Islands monthly update – August 2023 report.

b)         whakamihi / thank Kim Bannister for his attendance and presentation.

 

CARRIED

 

Cr Lee joined the meeting at 1:22pm.

 

 

 

12

Aotea / Great Barrier Local and Capital Grants Round One 2023/2024 grant allocation for early assessment

 

Deputy Chair P O’Shea declared and interest in this item and took no part in the discussion or voting on the local grant application of Aotea Family Support Group.

Member C Ollivier declared an interest in this item and took no part in the discussion or voting on the local grant application of Great Barrier Island Health Trust.

 

Resolution number GBI/2023/91

MOVED by Chairperson I Fordham, seconded by Member L Caine:   

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

a)      fund, part-fund or decline the application received for Aotea / Great Barrier Local and Capital Grants Round One 2023/2024, listed in Table One.

 

Table One: Aotea / Great Barrier Local Grants Round One 2023/2024 applications:

Application ID

Organisation

Requesting funding for

Amount requested

Board’s decision

LG2404-103

Great Barrier Island Health Trust

Towards flights, van hire and boat hire for the Spectacular by Nature Garden Tour from 25 November 2023 to 26 November 2023

$2,826.00

$2,726.00

LG2404-106

Aotea Family Support Group

Towards the overall costs for the New Years Picnic at Claris Club Sport Ground on 2 January 2024

$14,550.00

$13,100.00

Total

 

 

$17,376.00

 $15,826.00

 

b)         thank James Boyd for his mahi on the early grants applications.

CARRIED

 

 

13

Submissions and feedback on the draft Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board Plan 2023

 

Resolution number GBI/2023/92

MOVED by Chairperson I Fordham, seconded by Member C Ollivier:  

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

a)      receive submissions and feedback on the draft Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board Plan 2023.

b)      consider feedback when finalising the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board Plan 2023.

CARRIED

 

14

Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board Annual Report 2022/2023

 

A copy of the tabled document has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number GBI/2023/93

MOVED by Chairperson I Fordham, seconded by Member N Sanderson:  

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

a)      adopt the draft 2022/2023 Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board Annual Report as tabled with minor changes.

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

 

Attachments

a     Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board Annual Report 2022/23

 

 

15

Bottom Fishing Access Zones in the Hauraki Gulf Tīkapa Moana Marine Park – Fisheries New Zealand discussion paper

 

Resolution number GBI/2023/94

MOVED by Member C Ollivier, seconded by Deputy Chairperson P O'Shea:  

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

a)          do not support the four options presented in the Fisheries New Zealand discussions paper regarding bottom fishing access zones in the Tikapa Moana Te Moananui a Toi / Hauraki Gulf Marine Park.

b)         advocate for option zero which is a total ban on bottom trawling, scallop dredging, and Danish seining within the Tikapa Moana Te Moananui a Toi / Hauraki Gulf Marine Park.

c)          note concern around the impact of bottom trawling on the spread of exotic Caulerpa within the Tikapa Moana Te Moananui a Toi / Hauraki Gulf Marine Park.

 

CARRIED

 

 

16

Local board feedback into the council submission on Hauraki Gulf / Tīkapa Moana Marine Protection Bill to the Environment Select Committee

 

Resolution number GBI/2023/95

MOVED by Member C Ollivier, seconded by Chairperson I Fordham:  

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

a)          support the increased marine protections as outlined within the draft Hauraki Gulf / Tīkapa Moana Marine Protection Bill.

b)         advocate for statutory marine protections across the entire Tikapa Moana Te Moananui a Toi / Hauraki Gulf Marine Park.

c)          recommend customary rights exclude bottom trawling, scallop dredging, and Danish seining methods.

d)         recommend funding support for monitoring and enforcement of marine protections within the Tikapa Moana Te Moananui a Toi / Hauraki Gulf Marine Park.

 

CARRIED

 

 

17

Local board feedback on Emergency Management Bill

 

Resolution number GBI/2023/96

MOVED by Chairperson I Fordham, seconded by Member L Caine:  

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

a)          whakarite / provide the following input to the development of Auckland Council’s submission on the Emergency Management Bill:

i)           support the transition of emergency management to being locally-led with central support.

ii)         support the greater recognition within the bill of the role of iwi and enhancing Māori participation

iii)        request more consideration on building and maintaining community network relationships as well as interagency relationships

iv)        support the lifelines approach to critical infrastructure which enables a broader scope for emergencies such as weather events, supply chain failures and technological disruptions

 

CARRIED

 

 

18

Biodiversity Credit System - central government discussion document

 

Resolution number GBI/2023/97

MOVED by Chairperson I Fordham, seconded by Member C Ollivier:  

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

a)          ratify the following feedback to help inform a council submission on the proposed Biodiversity Credit System by 29 September 2023:

i)           support the concept of a Biodiversity Credit System. Aotea is an isolated rural island with over 60 per cent of the island in Department of Conservation (DoC) estate; 43 per cent of which is the Aotea Conservation Park.

ii)         support biodiversity credits recognising actions that both increase and avoid the decrease of biodiversity. Aotea has many iwi and community-led conservation projects that are ensuring the protection of biodiversity through restoration and pest control including Tū Mai Taonga, Windy Hill Sanctuary, Glenfern Sanctuary and Oruawharo Medlands Ecovision.

iii)        support biodiversity credits being extended to freshwater/estuaries/wetlands and the coastal marine environment.

iv)        support biodiversity credits covering all land types including public, private and whenua Māori. Flora and Fauna do not adhere to property boundaries, and we must work together to achieve any positive gains for biodiversity.

v)         support local government having a voice in focusing market investment on particular activities and outcomes.

 

CARRIED

 

 

19

Funding Auckland's Storm Recovery and Resilience

 

Resolution number GBI/2023/98

MOVED by Chairperson I Fordham, seconded by Deputy Chairperson P O'Shea:  

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

a)          tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that input is being sought from local boards at the same time as public consultation due to the very tight timelines involved and the need to provide certainty for impacted Aucklanders.

b)         support Auckland Council agreeing to the funding package.

 

CARRIED

 

 

20

Government Policy Statement on Land Transport 2024

 

Resolution number GBI/2023/99

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson P O'Shea, seconded by Member L Caine:  

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

a)          support Auckland Council’s submission on Te Tauākī Kaupapa Here a te Kāwanatanga mō ngā waka whenua Draft Government Policy Statement on Land Transport 2024.

b)         note the following points of relevance for the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board area which is an isolated rural island 90km northeast of Auckland City:

i)           Passenger and freight transportation to the island is weather dependent and either by multiple daily 35-minute flights, or by tri-weekly four-and-a-half-hour ferry trips. The local board is supportive of the decarbonization of coastal shipping and passenger transportation.

ii)         There is no on-island public transport. The local board is supportive of initiatives to empower community-led low carbon public passenger and freight transportation.

iii)        Island residents travelling to the mainland rely greatly on affordable public transport to navigate the city. The local board is supportive of reliable and frequent public transport systems.

iv)        The island is non-reticulated and powered by off-the-grid systems such as generators, solar and wind. The local board is supportive of initiatives that encourage installation of electric charging for bikes and cars using off-the-grid technology.

v)         Aotea is an isolated rural island with a single main road route. The local board is supportive of the investigation and planning for sea-level rise options including using the unformed legal roads to support our coastal roading.

vi)        The island’s coastal roads were impacted by the recent storms The local board is supportive of increased investment in maintenance to create a more resilient network and minimizing the effects of natural events to lessen the impact of recovery.

vii)      Being a rural island, Aotea has shared roads with no dedicated footpaths or cycleways. The local board is supportive of increased maintenance of our shared roads to make them safe for walkers, cyclists, and cars.

 

CARRIED

 

 

21

Local Board Correspondence

 

Resolution number GBI/2023/100

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson P O'Shea, seconded by Member C Ollivier:  

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

a)      note / tuhi ā-taipitopito the following correspondence:

i)     Letter to Geoff Hills dated 24 August 2023 regarding Mulberry Grove skate ramp shelter / canopy removal (Attachment A to the report).

ii)    Letter of support dated 24 August 2023 to Glenfern Sanctuary Trust for the volunteer accommodation building project (Attachment B to the report).

 

CARRIED

 

 

22

Hōtaka Kaupapa (Policy Schedule)

 

Resolution number GBI/2023/101

MOVED by Chairperson I Fordham, seconded by Deputy Chairperson P O'Shea:  

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

a)      note / tuhi ā-taipitopito the Hōtaka Kaupapa (Policy Schedule) for the political term 2022-2025 as at September 2023.

 

CARRIED

 

 

23

Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board Workshop Record of Proceedings

 

Resolution number GBI/2023/102

MOVED by Chairperson I Fordham, seconded by Deputy Chairperson P O'Shea:  

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

a)   note / tuhi ā-taipitopito the record of proceedings for the local board workshops held on the following dates:

i)    Tuesday 15 August 2023

ii)   Tuesday 22 August 2023

iii)  Tuesday 5 September 2023 and

iv)  Tuesday 12 September 2023.

 

CARRIED

 

 

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

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

Secretarial note: Cr Lee raised a proposed business case regarding the delivery of fuel to the island. Cr Lee advocates for local board support to engage further with the Auckland Transport Board on this topic.

 

 

Deputy Chairperson P O'Shea closed the hui with a karakia whakamutunga.

 

 

 

2:07 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 Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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