Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board held in the Local Board Office, 560 Mount Albert Road, Three Kings on Tuesday, 26 September 2023 at 1.01pm.

 

Te Hunga kua Tae mai | present

 

Chairperson

Maria Meredith

 

Deputy Chairperson

Debbie Burrows

 

Members

Don Allan

 

 

Nerissa Henry

 

 

Chris Makoare

 

 

Peter McGlashan

 

 

Te Hunga Kāore i Tae Mai | ABSENT

 

Member

Tony Woodcock

 

 


Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board

26 September 2023

 

 

 

1          Nau mai | Welcome

 

The Chair opened the meeting with a karakia.

 

 

2          Ngā Tamōtanga | Apologies

 

Resolution number MT/2023/125

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson D Burrows, seconded by Member D Allan:  

That the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board:

a)          accept the apology from Member Tony Woodcock for his absence.

CARRIED

 

 

3          Te Whakapuaki i te Whai Pānga | Declaration of Interest

 

Member N Henry declared that they are an Auckland Department of Conservation Board Member.

 

 

4          Te Whakaū i ngā Āmiki | Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number MT/2023/126

MOVED by Member C Makoare, seconded by Deputy Chairperson D Burrows:  

That the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board:

a)          confirm the ordinary 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

 

Resolution number MT/2023/127

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson D Burrows, seconded by Member D Allan:  

That the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board:

a)          acknowledge the Te Oro Music and Arts Centre team for exceeding their target in 2022-23

b)         acknowledge the New Zealand Warriors for their success over the course of this year.

CARRIED

 

 

7          Ngā Petihana | Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

 

8          Ngā Tono Whakaaturanga | Deputations

 

8.1

Deputation: Dunkirk Road Activity Centre

 

Tracey Fausett was in attendance to present to the Board the Dunkirk Road Activity Centre’s annual accountability report.

 

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 MT/2023/128

MOVED by Chairperson M Meredith, seconded by Member N Henry:  

That the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board:

a)          whiwhi / receive the presentation from Dunkirk Road Activity Centre

b)         whakamihi / thank Tracey Fausett for her attendance and presentation.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     26 September 2023, Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board: Item 8.1 - Dunkirk Road Activity Centre - The Centre's Presentation

 

 

9          Te Matapaki Tūmatanui  | Public Forum

 

9.1

Public Forum: Dust Palace

 

Marcus Norman and Rachel Dubois were in attendance to provide a brief overview of the work that they do as a circus thetare company based in the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board area.

 

Resolution number MT/2023/129

MOVED by Chairperson M Meredith, seconded by Member C Makoare:  

That the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board:

a)          whakamihi / thank Marcus Norman and Rachel Dubois from Dust Palace for their presentation and attendance.

CARRIED

 

 

Member P McGlashan left the room at 1.25pm

 

 

Member P McGlashan returned to the room at 1.26pm.

 

 

10        Ngā Pakihi Autaia | Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

11

Chairperson's Report

 

A document was tabled for this item. The document will be available to view as a minutes attachment on the Auckland Council website.

 

Resolution number MT/2023/130

MOVED by Member D Allan, seconded by Member N Henry:  

That the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board:

a)      whiwhi / receive the Chairperson’s written report.

CARRIED

 

 

12

Board Member's Reports

 

Member N Henry provided a verbal update on the Panmure Basin 175th Anniversary Celebrations set to take place in November 2023.

 

Resolution number MT/2023/131

MOVED by Chairperson M Meredith, seconded by Member P McGlashan:  

That the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board:

a)   whiwhi / receive the board member’s report.

CARRIED

 

 

13

Governing Body Member's Update

 

No report for this item.

 

 

14

Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board Annual Report 2022/2023

 

Resolution number MT/2023/132

MOVED by Member D Allan, seconded by Member P McGlashan:  

That the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board:

a)      adopt the draft 2022/2023 Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board Annual Report as set out in Attachment A to the agenda report.

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

 

 

15

Funding Auckland's Storm Recovery and Resilience

 

A document was tabled for this item. The document will be available to view as a minutes attachment on the Auckland Council website.

 

Resolution number MT/2023/133

MOVED by Member P McGlashan, seconded by Member D Allan:  

That the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki 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 feedback on the proposed funding package and Category 3 buyout process as per Attachment A as tabled in the final minutes. 

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     26 September 2023, Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board: Item 15 - Funding Auckland's Storm Recovery and Resilience - Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board feedback on Funding Auckland’s Storm Recovery

 

 

16

Local board feedback on Emergency Management Bill

 

Resolution number MT/2023/134

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson D Burrows, seconded by Member N Henry:  

That the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board:

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

i)      support recognition of the role of iwi and Māori involvement in emergency management to build their capability and capacity across Aotearoa.

ii)    Emergency Management Committees need to consult with representatives of disproportionately impacted communities (such as seniors, disabled, visually impaired, those with English as a second language), iwi and Māori and other groups, before it approves an Emergency Management Plan;

iii)   support Critical Infrastructure and changes to terminology and inclusion of infrastructure, potential threats, and dependencies and interdependencies.

iv)   support changes to emergency designation.

v)    support new role of Director of National Emergency Agency (NEMA) who can make the rules for roles and responsibilities.

vi)   support infringements with issuing and serving payment of infringement notices for offences.

vii) agree to Emergency Management Bill including severe weather and drought.

viii)           recommend greater communications and consideration for how these systems can be applied to highly disruptive non-naturally occurring emergencies.

CARRIED

 

 

17

Local board feedback on Māori seats for Auckland Council

 

Resolution number MT/2023/135

MOVED by Member P McGlashan, seconded by Member D Allan:  

That the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board:

a)          whakarite / provide the following feedback to the Governing Body on whether Māori seats should be established for Auckland Council for the 2025 local elections.

i)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that local boards have been asked to provide feedback to the Governing Body before public consultation feedback is available making it difficult for the local board to accurately represent and reflect the views of our community

ii)    tono / request that efforts are made to ensure communication and engagement about the establishment of Māori seats is more appropriate and accessible so that our community can provide meaningful feedback into these important decisions.

iii)   tautoko / support the establishment of Māori seats for the Auckland Council 2025 local elections

iv)   kohuki / consider that some initial informal feedback received from our community to local board members on this matter, demonstrates a preference for Māori representation to be elected democratically, as opposed to the current situation where Independent Māori Statutory Board membership is by selection and/or appointment, noting that we have not yet received formal Māori feedback on this.

v)    kohuki / consider that if the Governing Body (on support from Local Boards, Councillors and the public) decide to establish Māori seats, that the Parliamentary model be considered, in meaningful consultation with Māori and communities.

vi)   tono / request that if Māori seats are established in 2025, that a review takes place on the future function and role of the Independent Māori Statutory Board

vii) tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that when the Independent Māori Statutory Board was established in 2010 under the Local Government (Auckland Council) Act 2009, it was required to perform important responsibilities and powers to ensure the newly established Auckland Council acted in accordance with Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and to help the council improve outcomes for, and be more responsive, to Māori

viii)           kohuki / consider that Auckland Council has evolved significantly since 2010 and operationalised a lot of the necessary elements to advance and reflect the interests of Māori in Tāmaki Makaurau and therefore the Independent Māori Statutory Board’s function and responsibilities are now required to be reviewed to better reflect what the current needs are to support Auckland Council in upholding its responsibilities to Māori

ix)   kohuki / consider that the future function of Independent Māori Statutory Board, following a review and consultation, would be significantly different to its current roles and responsibilities and may, on the outcome of the review, require legislative change to remove voting rights on Auckland Council committees following the establishment of elected Māori seats

x)    kohuki / consider that the advisory support element of the Independent Māori Statutory Board (IMSB) is important to our local board and we would be concerned that if in any situation we had Māori seats but no IMSB, that our local board would have a reduced ability to seek advice and support on matters of improving our responsiveness to Māori.

CARRIED

 

 

18

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

 

Resolution number MT/2023/136

MOVED by Member D Allan, seconded by Member N Henry:  

That the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki 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 on the Fisheries New Zealand consultation:

i)      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.

ii)    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.

iii)   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

 

 

19

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

 

A document was tabled for this item. The document will be available to view as a minutes attachment on the Auckland Council website.

 

Resolution number MT/2023/137

MOVED by Chairperson M Meredith, seconded by Member D Allan:  

That the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki 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)           support the increased marine protections and customary rights as outlined within the draft Hauraki Gulf / Tīkapa Moana Marine Protection Bill

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

iii)        support the Tikapa Moana Te Moananui a Toi / Hauraki Gulf Marine Park excluding bottom trawling, scallop dredging, and Danish seining methods in seafloor protection areas.

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

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     26 September 2023, Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board: Item 19 - Local board feedback into the council submission on Hauraki Gulf / Tīkapa Moana Marine Protection Bill to the Environment Select Committee - Auckland Council submission on Hauraki Gulf / Tīkapa

 

 

20

Hōtaka Kaupapa / Governance Forward Work Calendar

 

Resolution number MT/2023/138

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson D Burrows, seconded by Member P McGlashan:  

That the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board:

a)      note the attached Hōtaka Kaupapa / Governance Forward Work Calendar.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     26 September 2023 Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board Business Meeting: Item 20 - Governance Forward Work Calendar, Document

 

 

21

Record of Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board Workshops

 

A document was tabled for this item. The document will be available to view as a minutes attachment on the Auckland Council website.

 

Resolution number MT/2023/139

MOVED by Member D Allan, seconded by Member P McGlashan:  

That the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board:

a)      note the local board record of workshops held on 12 and 19 September.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     26 September 2023 Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board Business Meeting: Item 21 - Record of Workshops, Document

 

 

 

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

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

 

 

1.38 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 Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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