Hibiscus and Bays Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board held in the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board office, 2 Glen Road, Browns Bay on Tuesday, 26 September 2023 at 10:00am.

 

Te Hunga kua Tae mai | present

 

Chairperson

Gary Brown

 

Deputy Chairperson

Julia Parfitt, JP

 

Members

Jake Law

 

 

Sam Mills

 

 

Alexis Poppelbaum, JP

 

 

Victoria Short

 

 

Gregg Walden

 

 

Leanne Willis

 

 

 


Hibiscus and Bays Local Board

26 September 2023

 

 

 

1          Nau mai | Welcome

 

The chairperson opened the meeting and welcomed those in attendance.

 

The Senior Local Board Advisor led the karakia tīmatanga.

 

 

2          Ngā Tamōtanga | Apologies

 

There were no apologies.

 

 

 

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 HB/2023/135

MOVED by Member G Walden, seconded by Deputy Chairperson J Parfitt:  

That the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board:

a)         whakaū / confirm the minutes of its meeting, held on Tuesday, 12 September 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

 

There were no acknowledgements.

 

 

7          Ngā Petihana | Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

 

8          Ngā Tono Whakaaturanga | Deputations

 

8.1

Deputation - Manly Bowling Club

 

Andy Dorrance was in attendance to discuss the Manly Bowling Club project.

 

Resolution number HB/2023/136

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson J Parfitt, seconded by Member S Mills:  

That the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board:

a)      whakamihi / thank Andy Dorrance for his presentation and attendance at the meeting.

CARRIED

 

 

8.2

Deputation - Rodney District Sports

 

Colin Roberts was in attendance for this item to discuss the Rodney District Sports project.

 

Resolution number HB/2023/137

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson J Parfitt, seconded by Member L Willis:  

That the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board:

a)         whakamihi / thank Colin Roberts for his presentation and attendance at the meeting

b)        tono / request staff report on the status of the existing Metro Park Trust and the proposal that was presented today and options for next steps for the development of a multi-use facility at Metro Park East.

CARRIED

 

 

8.3

Deputation - Heatstroke: climate change killer

 

Dr Mairi Jay was in attendance for this item to discuss the risks of Heatstroke and climate change.

 

MOVED by Member G Walden, seconded by Deputy Chairperson J Parfitt:  

That the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board:

a)      whakamihi / thank Dr Mairi Jay for her presentation and attendance at the meeting.

 

 

 

9          Te Matapaki Tūmatanui  | Public Forum

 

9.1

Public Forum - The Esplanade footpath extension

 

Greer Wilcox was in attendance to discuss The Esplanade footpath extension

 

Resolution number HB/2023/138

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson J Parfitt, seconded by Member L Willis:  

That the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board:

a)         whakamihi / thank Greer Wilcox for his attendance at the meeting

b)        tono / request a report from Auckland Transport staff about the issues of safety for pedestrians for accessing the beach along The Esplanade, Campbells Bay.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

9.2

Public Forum - Sauna Collective

 

Cameron Mackinnon was in attendance to discuss the Sauna Collective and the benefits of sauna use at a beach location.

 

Resolution number HB/2023/139

MOVED by Chairperson G Brown, seconded by Member S Mills:  

That the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board:

a)         whakamihi / thank Mr Mackinnon for his attendance at the meeting.

CARRIED

 

 

9.3

Public Forum - Pedestrian signage at Gulf Harbour School at Gulf Harbour drive

 

Jennie Burrowes was in attendance to discuss issues with pedestrian signage at Gulf Harbour School at Gulf Harbour Drive.

 

Resolution number HB/2023/140

MOVED by Member A Poppelbaum, seconded by Member J Law:  

That the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board:

a)         tono / request Auckland Transport to provide a report on the variation across the network for safe signage and crossings provision outside schools in the Hibiscus and Bays area with options on how the community can advocate on how to get these safety measures put in place, in particular noting the issues around Gulf Harbour School.

CARRIED

 

 

Meeting adjourned at 11.37am and reconvened at 11:50am

 

 

 

10        Ngā Pakihi Autaia | Extraordinary Business

 

Pursuant to Standing Order 2.4.6 the meeting agreed to receive a verbal update from Chairperson G Brown regarding Gulf Harbour ferry services at Item 10.

 

Chairperson G Brown brought to the attention of the local board members of a meeting between Auckland Transport’s chief executive - Dean Kimpton and Stacey Van der Putten – executive general manager, with the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board chairperson and deputy chairperson regarding the temporary reduction in services for Gulf Harbour ferries from 1 October 2023.

 

Concern was expressed by the Hibiscus and Bays local board members regarding the erosion of the ferry service with only two sailings for approximately one year, and the local board request Auckland Transport engage with the ferry users about the best times for sailings.  


 

11

Approval for renaming a section of a public road at 17 Small Road, Silverdale

 

Resolution number HB/2023/141

MOVED by Member J Law, seconded by Member S Mills:  

That the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board:

a)      whakaae / approve the renaming of part of the existing public road Hydrangea Crescent, to ‘Pukanui Place’, thereby extending the name of the existing private road, Pukanui Place through to Small Street, in accordance with section 319(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 1974.

CARRIED

 

 

 

12

Hibiscus and Bays Local Board Work Programme Reallocation - September 2023

 

Resolution number HB/2023/142

MOVED by Member V Short, seconded by Member L Willis:  

That the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board:

a)      whakaae / approve the reallocation of $25,623 from work programme ID 177: Local Contestable Grants and Facilities Grant Hibiscus and Bays to a new line titled: Operational Costs: Kauri Kids Early Childcare Education services, to cover the operational cost for both Stanmore Bay ($13,722) and Browns Bay centres ($11,901) until the 22 December 2023.

CARRIED

 

 

 

13

Hibiscus and Bays Local Board Annual Report 2022/2023

 

Hao Chen – Lead Financial Advisor was in attendance via MS Teams for this item.

 

Resolution number HB/2023/143

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson J Parfitt, seconded by Member V Short:  

That the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board:

a)      whai / adopt the 2022/2023 Hibiscus and Bays Local Board Annual Report as set out in Attachment A to the agenda report

b)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / 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

 

 

 

14

Chairperson's report (covering report)

 

Note: this item was withdrawn from the agenda as the topic was raised under item 10: Extraordinary Business: minor matters not on the agenda.

 

 

 

 

15

Local board feedback on Emergency Management Bill

 

Resolution number HB/2023/144

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson J Parfitt, seconded by Member J Law:  

That the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board:

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

          i.        tautoko / support the general intent of the Emergency Management Bill

        ii.        tautoko / support a greater recognition of the role of local resilience, planning, response, and recovery

       iii.        tautoko / support  the recognition and status of marae as a crucial part of emergency response.

CARRIED

 

 

 

16

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

 

Resolution number HB/2023/145

MOVED by Member A Poppelbaum, seconded by Member G Walden:  

That the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board:

a)      whiwhi / receive the Natural Environment Strategy staff overview of central government’s discussion paper ‘Bottom fishing access zones in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park’

b)        whakarite / provide the following feedback to input into an Auckland Council submission to Fisheries New Zealand on their discussion paper ‘Bottom fishing Access Zones in the Hauraki Gulf Tīkapa Moana Marine Park’ to help inform the proposed council submission that will be presented to the Planning, Environment and Parks Committee on 2 November 2023

              i.        tautoko / support option four, the most restrictive option, presented in the discussion paper ‘Bottom Fishing Access Zones in the Tīkapa Moana Te Moananui a Toi / Hauraki Gulf Marine Park’

            ii.        tono / request that central government use a stepped change over time that would see a total ban on bottom trawling, scallop dredging, and Danish seining within the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park

           iii.        tono / request that the concern of the local board be noted around the impact of bottom trawling and Danish seining on the spread of exotic Caulerpa within the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park

           iv.        tautoko / support efforts and actions to protect and enhance the Hauraki Gulf is consistent with the Hibiscus and Bays adopted plans, and

A)        tuhi ā-taipitopito / note  that the local board support for increased protections outlined in Bottom Fishing Access Zones in the Hauraki Gulf Tīkapa Moana Marine Park – Fisheries New Zealand discussion paper is in line with the draft Hibiscus and Bays Local Board Plan 2023, one of the key initiatives being to ‘support the work and leadership of environmental restoration networks and organisations who show us the way to be guardians and caretakers for our blue (waterways and coastal) and green (parks and reserves) spaces, and the indigenous plants and animals that live there’

B)        tuhi ā-taipitopito / note the draft Hibiscus and Bays Local Board Plan 2023 outlines one of our priorities to ‘advocate to Central Government to ensure that Tīkapa Moana o Hauraki / Hauraki Gulf is protected from overfishing and degradation, and restoration projects are supported and funded’

C)        tuhi ā-taipitopito / note the interest that the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board has in the Hauraki Gulf, due to the area being home to the 980-hectare Long Bay Okura Marine Reserve, Auckland’s only urban marine reserve, that was established following a community driven effort in 1995 to end the noticeable decline in marine life present in inshore coastal waters and to preserve a typical slice of Hauraki Gulf

D)        tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that Long Bay Okura Marie Reserve in the Hauraki Gulf is one of only two unique Sentinel sites that the Department of Conservation have research programmes in to identify early warning threats to our oceans and how to learn how to keep our seas healthy.

CARRIED

 

 

 

17

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

 

Resolution number HB/2023/146

MOVED by Member A Poppelbaum, seconded by Member V Short:  

That the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board:

a)         whakarite / provide the following feedback on the Hauraki Gulf / Tīkapa Moana Marine Protection Bill to be incorporated into the council’s submission to the Environment Select Committee

              i.        tautoko / support efforts and actions to protect and enhance the Hauraki Gulf

A)        tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that the local board support for increased protections outlined in the Hauraki Gulf / Tīkapa Moana Marine Protection Bill is in line with the draft Hibiscus and Bays Local Board Plan 2023, one of the key initiatives being to ‘support the work and leadership of environmental restoration networks and organisations who show us the way to be guardians and caretakers for our blue (waterways and coastal) and green (parks and reserves) spaces, and the indigenous plants and animals that live there’

B)        tuhi ā-taipitopito / note the draft Hibiscus and Bays Local Board Plan 2023 outlines one of our priorities to ‘advocate to Central Government to ensure that Tīkapa Moana o Hauraki / Hauraki Gulf is protected from overfishing and degradation, and restoration projects are supported and funded’.

C)        tuhi ā-taipitopito / note the interest that the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board has in the Hauraki Gulf, due to the area being home to the 980-hectare Long Bay Okura Marine Reserve, Auckland’s only urban marine reserve, that was established following a community driven effort in 1995 to end the noticeable decline in marine life present in inshore coastal waters and to preserve a typical slice of Hauraki Gulf

D)        tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that Long Bay Okura Marie Reserve in the Hauraki Gulf is one of only two unique Sentinel sites that the Department of Conservation have research programmes in to identify early warning threats to our oceans and how to learn how to keep our seas healthy

             ii.        whakaae / agree to the proposed 19 new protected areas, as outlined within the Hauraki Gulf / Tīkapa Moana Marine Protection Bill, which will raise the protected areas from 6.7 per cent to just over 18 per cent

            iii.        kohuki / consider that the proposed increase of protected areas is a positive step, as the research and science is very clear that no-take and restricted areas are required to rejuvenate the Hauraki Gulf

            iv.        kohuki / consider that much bolder action and increase in the percentage of protected areas is required to see biodiversity improvements and to stop irreversible degradation in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park, beyond just the protected areas identified in the Hauraki Gulf / Tīkapa Moana Marine Protection Bill

             v.        wakaae / approve of the proposed Ōtata / Noises Island High Protection Area, the boundaries of which were proposed to Government by The Noises Marine Project Team alongside several key expert organisations

            vi.        kohuki / consider that further work needs to be done to distinguish references to the definition of ‘prohibited’ activities as there is a pathway to seek a permit for some activities that might be classed as prohibited, but this is a different interpretation to what prohibited means in a Resource Management Act 1991 context

          vii.         tono / request that ongoing habitat and marine survey research is supported by central government to assist in determining the merits of wider protection and reserve boundaries for marine reserves and High-Protected Areas so sufficient sized zones are provided to gain ecosystem benefits

         viii.         tono / request that the level of infringement fees in S65(1) of the Hauraki Gulf / Tīkapa Moana Marine Protection Bill be reconsidered with stakeholder input to ensure that the proposed fines and fees are significant enough to be a strong deterrent for offending

            ix.        kohuki / consider that the proposed monitoring and enforcement powers of the rangers outlined in the Hauraki Gulf / Tīkapa Moana Marine Protection Bill, part 3 (Subpart 2), go hand-in-hand with increased funding so relevant agencies are resourced sufficiently with the increase in protected areas

             x.        tono / request that a simplified process be instituted to assist the general public on who to call given the confusing and numerous agencies who have some form of jurisdiction in compliance, or otherwise, in the Hauraki Gulf and that greater integrated response is required of these agencies to prepare for unusual situations and eliminating lengthy response times

            xi.        tautoko / support the proposal to appoint Honorary Rangers as they will be an important tool for empowering stakeholders and mana whenua who have active interests in protecting the Hauraki Gulf but may require resourcing, such as a competitive outcomes-based fund, to support their efforts

          xii.         kohuki / consider that should this Bill be granted Royal assent, that it should coincide with a review of the multiple agencies involved in compliance and monitoring of the Hauraki Gulf, with the aim of improving coordination, enhancing collaboration and accountability, whether agencies are adequately resources, as well as a reflection looking at comparable, effective, international examples

         xiii.         whakaae / approve that should this Bill be granted Royal assent, that it coincides with funding for scientific research to monitor the effectiveness of the increased protections put in place in order to better inform ongoing management decisions.

CARRIED

 

 

 

18

Funding Auckland's Storm Recovery and Resilience

 

Resolution number HB/2023/147

MOVED by Member A Poppelbaum, seconded by Member J Law:  

That the Hibiscus and Bays 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)      whakarite / provide the following feedback as input into the development of Auckland Council’s submission on the Emergency Management Bill:

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

            ii.        tautoko / support Auckland Council agreeing to the funding package

           iii.        aroha nui / express concern that there will be insufficient funding for property buyouts

           iv.        kohuki / consider that the central government contribution should have been substantially higher percentage than the Auckland Council percentage, as it should for all disaster relief and recovery

            v.        tuhi ā-taipitopito / note the need for a pragmatic, timely and not overly complex end to these buyouts will be important to those property owners impacted and involved in the process

           vi.        tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that Auckland Council will administer the buyout process from start to finish, including the purchase and removal of homes and the ongoing land management. But it isn’t clear what the cost of this administrative overhead is and whether it has this been factored into the total proposed buyout fund

          vii.        tautoko / support Auckland Council advocating to central government to establish an ongoing national scheme to support recovery from future events, and to put in place better processes for managed retreat.

CARRIED

19

Biodiversity Credit System – central government discussion document

 

Resolution number HB/2023/148

MOVED by Member A Poppelbaum, seconded by Deputy Chairperson J Parfitt:  

That the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board:

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

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

            ii.        tautoko / support a biodiversity credit system that includes fresh water, estuaries and the coastal marine e nvironment noting the complex and connected nature of the natural ecosystem

           iii.        tautoko / support the inclusion of wetlands be included noting their limited number and importance to managing coastal erosion, supporting native species, providing water filtration and amenity values

           iv.        tautoko / support a biodiversity credit system that is based on outcomes, clear objectives and transparent reporting.

CARRIED

 

 

 

20

Hōtaka Kaupapa - Policy Schedule August 2023

 

Resolution number HB/2023/149

MOVED by Chairperson G Brown, seconded by Member G Walden:  

That the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board:

a)      whiwhi / receive the Hōtaka Kaupapa – Policy Schedule for September 2023.

CARRIED

 

 

 

21

Hibiscus and Bays Local Board workshop records

 

Resolution number HB/2023/150

MOVED by Member L Willis, seconded by Member S Mills:  

That the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board:

a)      whiwhi / receive the workshop records for September 2023.

CARRIED

 

 

 

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

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

Senior Local Board Advisor ended the meeting with a closing Karakia.

 

 

12.34pm                                             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 Hibiscus and Bays Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

CHAIRPERSON:.......................................................