Waiheke Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Waiheke Local Board held in the Waiheke Local Board office, 10 Belgium Street, Ostend, Waiheke on Wednesday, 27 September 2023 at 1.00pm.

 

Te Hunga kua Tae mai | present

 

Chairperson

Cath Handley

 

Deputy Chairperson

Bianca Ranson

 

Members

Kylee Matthews

 

 

Robin Tucker

 

 

Paul Walden

joined the meeting at 1:06pm

 

Te Hunga Āpiti kua Tae mai | ALSO PRESENT

 

Councillor

Mike Lee

joined the meeting at 1:09pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Waiheke Local Board

27 September 2023

 

 

 

1          Nau mai | Welcome

 

Deputy Chair Ranson opened the meeting with a karakia.

 

 

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 WHK/2023/116

MOVED by Chairperson C Handley, seconded by Member K Matthews:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)          confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Wednesday, 23 August 2023, including the confidential section, 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 - Pam Oliver & Robin Kearns; Project Forever Waiheke - Rental housing on Waiheke

 

Resolution number WHK/2023/117

MOVED by Chairperson C Handley, seconded by Member K Matthews:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      thank Dr. Pam Oliver and Prof Robin Kearns, representatives of Project Forever Waiheke Working Group, for their attendance and presentation regarding rental housing on Waiheke.

 

CARRIED

Member P Walden joined the meeting at 1.06pm.

Councillor Mike Lee joined the meeting at 1:09pm.

 

8.2

Deputation - Katina Conomos - Ōtata / Noises Island HPA

 

Resolution number WHK/2023/118

MOVED by Chairperson C Handley, seconded by Deputy Chairperson B Ranson:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      thank Katina Conomos, Sue Neureuter and Dr. Tim Haggitt for their attendance and presentation regarding the Ōtata / Noises Island HPA.

Refer item 20 of this agenda.

 

CARRIED

 

 

9          Te Matapaki Tūmatanui  | Public Forum

 

9.1

Public Forum - Simon Kember representing OBRA - Onetangi Beach preservation

 

Resolution number WHK/2023/119

MOVED by Chairperson C Handley, seconded by Member R Tucker:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)          thank Simon Kember for speaking at public forum on behalf of the Onetangi Beach Ratepayers’ Association.

b)          request staff provide advice on options for sand redistribution at the eastern end of Onetangi Beach.

 

CARRIED

 

 

9.2

Public Forum - Joseph Blessing and Sibylla Meckel - Community wellbeing

 

Resolution number WHK/2023/120

MOVED by Chairperson C Handley, seconded by Member R Tucker:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)          thank Joseph Blessing and Sibylla Meckel for speaking at public forum.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.3

Public Forum - Pam Oliver - Waiheke Island Transport and Infrastructure Design Guide consultation process

 

Resolution number WHK/2023/121

MOVED by Chairperson C Handley, seconded by Member R Tucker:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)          thank Pam Oliver for speaking at public forum.

b)          consider more opportunities for public engagement meetings to enable consultation on public documents.

CARRIED

 

 

 

Resolution number WHK/2023/122

MOVED by Member P Walden, seconded by Member K Matthews:   

Member P Walden moved an amendment to the original recommendation as follows:

c)          attach Pam Oliver’s email on the subject to the minutes with redactions of identifying material.

 

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     Pam Oliver's email

 

Member R Tucker left the meeting at 2.20pm.

 

10        Ngā Pakihi Autaia | Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

Note: Cr Lee provided a verbal report.

 

Member R Tucker returned to the meeting at 2.22pm.

Deputy Chairperson B Ranson left the meeting at 2.42pm.

 

11

Chairperson's report

 

Resolution number WHK/2023/123

MOVED by Member R Tucker, seconded by Member K Matthews:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      receive Chairperson, Cath Handley’s report.

 

CARRIED

 

Deputy Chairperson B Ranson returned to the meeting at 2.44pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

Quick Response Grant round one 2023/2024 grant allocations

 

Note: Deputy Chair Ranson and Member Matthews declared conflict of interest for application ID QR2418-113.

 

Resolution number WHK/2023/124

MOVED by Member P Walden, seconded by Member R Tucker:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      agree to fund, part-fund or decline each application listed below:

Application ID

Organisation

Main focus

Requesting funding for

Amount requested

Amount Funded

QR2418-103

Waiheke Island Sustainable Tourism Strategy Local Working Group

Community

Towards wages, prizes and survey technical management from 1 October 2023 to 30 April 2024

$1,945.50

$1,945.50

QR2418-104

Emma Brogden

Sport and recreation

Towards basketball equipment at 9 Donald Bruce Road from 1 October 2023 to 30 September 2024

$891.71

$891.71

QR2418-105

Ana Camila Chicon

Community

Towards venue hire of Ostend War Memorial Hall hire from 2 October 2023 to 31 March 2024

$2,000.00

$1,000.00

QR2418-107

Omiha Welfare & Recreation Society Inc

Sport and recreation

Towards materials for the construction of a pétanque court at 2 Glenn Brook Road

$1,779.38

$1,500.00

QR2418-108

Waiheke Health Trust

Community

Towards the purchase of a specialised vaccine fridge at Ostend Medical Centre

$2,000.00

$2,000.00

QR2418-109

Project Reach Out Waiheke

Community

Towards facilitator fees at Surfdale Hall from 2 October 2023 to 30 April 2024

$2,000.00

$2,000.00

QR2418-110

Waiheke Musical Museum Charitable Trust

Arts and culture

Towards website redesign and IT equipment purchase

$1,744.49

$1,744.49

QR2418-112

Waiheke Spirit Children's Charitable Trust

Community

Towards graphic design, marketing, photography and entertainment activities at location on 18 November 2023

$750.00

$750.00

QR2418-113

Māori Women's Welfare League

Community

Towards administration costs, catering and van hire at Te Motu Arai Roa on 27 October 2023

$1,000.00

$1,000.00

QR2418-114

Youthline Auckland Charitable Trust

Community

Towards a proportion of overhead costs for Youthline operating on Waiheke from 1 October 2023 to 30 June 2024

$2,000.00

$500.00

QR2418-115

Waiheke Writers Group

Arts and culture

Towards filming and editing at Waiheke Community Art Gallery from 17 October 2023 to 1 November 2023

$600.00

$600.00

Total

 

 

 

$16,711.08

$13,931.70

 

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

13

Potential changes to the National Policy Statement for Highly Productive Land

 

Note: Staff member Ryan Bradley attended in support of this item.

 

Resolution number WHK/2023/125

MOVED by Chairperson C Handley, seconded by Member K Matthews:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)          accept the report on potential changes to the National Policy Statement for Highly Productive Land.

a)          note the deadline for local board feedback is 9 October.

b)          request that qualified staff meet with the Waiheke Winegrowers association to discuss future implications of changes to soils designations.

 

CARRIED

 

Cr Mike Lee left the meeting at 3:15pm.

 

14

Submissions and feedback on the draft Waiheke Local Board Plan 2023

 

Resolution number WHK/2023/126

MOVED by Chairperson C Handley, seconded by Deputy Chairperson B Ranson:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

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

b)      consider feedback when finalising the Waiheke Local Board Plan 2023 which will be adopted at the October business meeting.

 

CARRIED

 

 

15

Waiheke Local Board Annual Report 2022/2023

 

Note: Staff member Audrey Gan attended in support of this item.

 

Resolution number WHK/2023/127

MOVED by Chairperson C Handley, seconded by Member R Tucker:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      adopt the draft Waiheke Local Board Annual Report 2022/2023 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16

Local board feedback on Emergency Management Bill

 

Resolution number WHK/2023/128

MOVED by Member R Tucker, seconded by Deputy Chairperson B Ranson:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)          support the changes proposed in terminology from Civil Defence to Emergency Management, Group Controller to Area Controller, and Civil Defence Emergency Management Group Plan to Emergency Management Committee Plan. 

c)          support the provision for greater recognition of and collaboration with Iwi and Māori in emergency management planning and the enhancement of Māori participation through the emergency management system including:

i)           the establishment of the National Māori Emergency Management Advisory Group

ii)          the establishment of representative positions for Iwi and Māori in the Emergency Management Committee and the Co-ordinating Executive Group;

iii)         support the identification of needs of iwi and Māori in relation to emergency management and the development of plans to address those needs, including identifying specific support requirements of marae to address vulnerabilities.

iv)         recognition of the role and contribution of iwi and Māori in relation to emergency response including the ability to reimburse expenditure spent on provision of that support, i.e. opening marae for shelter, provision of meals etc.

d)          support greater engagement of affected communities in the Emergency Management Plan, particularly those disproportionately impacted communities including seniors, disabled and the identification of representatives of these groups to have input into the Emergency Management Plan.

e)          support the change of focus and name of Lifeline Utilities to Critical Infrastructure and the broadening of the criteria to include:

i)           those entity’s or sector’s assets, systems, networks, and services essential for the effective functioning of the economy, public safety and security, or the provision of basic public services or other critical infrastructure

ii)          private sector services such as banking, internet and mobile phone services. 

iii)         a more resilient view of hazards to critical infrastructure including threats such as cyberattacks.

f)           suggest that funding is made available to support the additional costs associated with implementing the changes contained in the legislation.

g)          suggest that the legislation must provide direction to the ability of territorial authorities to create more localised Emergency Response structures, particularly in light of the January and February 2023 regional emergencies affecting Auckland, where the single regional group structure was unable to effectively deal with a region wide emergency, and where more local capability to respond could have allowed for improved responses.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17

Biodiversity Credit System - central government discussion document

 

Resolution number WHK/2023/129

MOVED by Chairperson C Handley, seconded by Member K Matthews:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)          receive the report from officers on the Biodiversity Credit System.

b)          delegate final feedback to the chair following discussion with board members by 29 September.

CARRIED

 

Note: The final feedback is attached to this item.

 

Attachments

a     Waiheke Local Board feedback on the Biodiversity Credit System

 

Member R Tucker left the meeting at 3.37pm.

 

18

Government Policy Statement on Land Transport 2024

 

Resolution number WHK/2023/130

MOVED by Chairperson C Handley, seconded by Deputy Chairperson B Ranson:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      whakarite / provide feedback on the proposed direction of the draft Government Policy Statement on Land Transport 2024 as attached to the report (Attachment A).

 

CARRIED

 

Member R Tucker returned to the meeting at 3.39pm.

 

19

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

 

Resolution number WHK/2023/131

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson B Ranson, seconded by Member R Tucker:  

That the Waiheke 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 feedback on the Fisheries New Zealand consultation questions as per the tabled attachment, to help inform the proposed council submission that will be presented to the Planning, Environment and Parks Committee on 2 November 2023.

c)          thank Deputy Chair Ranson for the mahi creating the feedback response.

 

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     Waiheke Local Board feedback on Bottom Fishing Access Zones

 

 

 

 

 

20

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

 

Resolution number WHK/2023/132

MOVED by Chairperson C Handley, seconded by Member R Tucker:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)          receive the report on the Hauraki Gulf / Tīkapa Moana Marine Protection Bill to the Environment Select Committee.

b)          delegate final feedback to Deputy Chair Ranson in discussion with board members by the deadline 28 September 2023.

 

CARRIED

 

Note: The final feedback is attached to this item.

 

Attachments

a     Waiheke Local Board feedback on the Hauraki Gulf / Tīkapa Moana Protection Bill

 

 

21

Funding Auckland's Storm Recovery and Resilience

 

Resolution number WHK/2023/133

MOVED by Member R Tucker, seconded by Deputy Chairperson B Ranson:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)          commend Auckland Council for its responsiveness to the challenges posed by property damage in recent weather events.

d)          support the adoption of Option 1, to accept the proposed Storm Recovery Funding package, which includes the provision of $1.1 billion of central government funding and $900 million of Auckland Council funding to enable the urgent progression of:

i)           Increasing resilience in Auckland’s infrastructure including the Transport network.

ii)          Offering a process for Category 3 buyouts of the estimated 700 residential properties affected by the February weather events.

iii)         Enabling the implementation of the Making Space for Water projects.

e)          give the following feedback with regards to the funding of Auckland Council’s contribution to the Storm Recovery Funding packaging:

i)           support the mixture of borrowing, deferring of some capital spending and finding ways to increase revenue to fund Auckland’s contribution of the funding proposal.

ii)          does not support further increases in rates for this funding, due to the ongoing hardship faced by current rate rises across the region.

f)           support the inclusion of rental properties and holiday homes in the definition of Category 3 residential properties.

g)          support the use of a fair value approach to assessing the buyout value of a property, given that there may be differences between current CV and market value of a property.

h)          reiterate its prior submissions that central government has a responsibility to set up a national climate adaptation fund recognising that everybody has contributed to the climate change and adverse weather events, and that individual property owners are not responsible including the uninsured.

i)            urge Auckland Council to review planning standards that enable homeowners to build in areas that have proven to be unsuitable for development.

CARRIED

 

Member K Matthews left the meeting at 4.01pm.

Member K Matthews returned to the meeting at 4.02pm.

Deputy Chairperson B Ranson left the meeting at 4.03pm.

 

22

Amendment to the 2022-2025 Waiheke Local Board meeting schedule

 

Resolution number WHK/2023/134

MOVED by Chairperson C Handley, seconded by Member K Matthews:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)      approve the addition of two meeting dates to the 2022-2025 Waiheke Local Board meeting schedule to accommodate the 10-year Budget 2024-2034 and the Annual Budget 2024-2025 timeframes as follows:

i)       Wednesday, 1 May 2024, 3:30pm

ii)       Wednesday, 12 June 2024, 3:30pm.

b)      approve rescheduling the 22 November 2023 board meeting to 29 November 2023 in order to provide input into the 10-year Budget 2024-2034 regional topics.

c)       approve rescheduling the 6 December 2023 business meeting to 13 December 2023.

 

CARRIED

 

Deputy Chairperson B Ranson returned to the meeting at 4.06pm.

 

Note: Items 23, 24, 25 and 26 were taken together.

 

23

Waiheke Local Board - Resource Consent Applications - September 2023

24

Waiheke Local Board - Workshop record - September 2023

25

Waiheke Local Board - Community Forum record- September 2023

26

Waiheke Local Board - Hōtaka Kaupapa Policy Schedule - September 2023

 

Resolution number WHK/2023/135

MOVED by Chairperson C Handley, seconded by Member R Tucker:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)          note the list of resource consents applications (Attachment A) related to Waiheke Island and inner Hauraki Gulf islands 13 August to 12 September 2023. 

b)          note the record of proceedings for the local board workshops held on 31 August and 6, 13 and 20 September 2023. 

c)          note the Community Forum record of proceedings dated 13 September 2023.

d)          note / tuhi ā-taipitopito the Hōtaka Kaupapa – Policy Schedule for the political term 2022-2025 as at 27 September 2023.

 

CARRIED

 

 

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

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

Deputy Chair Ranson closed the meeting with a karakia.

 

4:09 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 Waiheke Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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