Upper Harbour Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Upper Harbour Local Board held in the Upper Harbour Local Board Office, 6-8 Munroe Lane, Albany, Auckland 0632 and Via Microsoft Teams on Thursday, 7 December 2023 at 9:30am.

 

Te Hunga kua Tae mai | present

 

Deputy Chairperson

Uzra Casuri Balouch, JP (Presiding)

 

Members

Callum Blair

 

 

John Mclean

 

 

Kyle Parker

 

 

Sylvia Yang (Via Microsoft teams)

 

 

Note: In the absence of the Chairperson, The Deputy Chairperson U Casuri Balouch , JP presided.

 

Te Hunga Kāore i Tae Mai | ABSENT

 

Chairperson

Anna Atkinson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Upper Harbour Local Board

07 December 2023

 

 

 

1          Nau mai | Welcome

 

The Deputy Chairperson (Presiding) U Casuri Balouch opened the meeting with a Karakia.

 

 

2          Ngā Tamōtanga | Apologies

 

Resolution number UH/2023/159

MOVED by Member C Blair, seconded by Member K Parker:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)         whakaae / accept the apology from Chairperson A Atkinson for absence.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

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 UH/2023/160

MOVED by Member C Blair, seconded by Member K Parker:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)         whakaū / confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 30 November 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

 

6.1

Acknowledgement - Engagement Strategy Team

 

 

 

Resolution number UH/2023/161

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson U Casuri Balouch, seconded by Member J Mclean:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board

 

a)         whakamihi / acknowledge and thank the Upper Harbour Local Board Engagement Advisor, Glenda Lock, Community Broker, Monica Sharma, Specialist Local Communication Advisor, Debbie Klein and the entire local board services team for the exceptional Engagement Strategy they developed for the Upper Harbour Local Board Plan 2023 consultation, that resulted in the Upper Harbour Local Board:

i)          receiving the highest number of submissions on a local board plan across 21 local boards.

ii)         having the highest performing video for raising awareness about the Upper Harbour Local Board Plan 2023 across all 21 local boards.

iii)       holding the highest number of engagement and consultation events in collaboration with community partners which assisted in engaging with a diverse range of communities.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

7          Ngā Petihana | Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

 

8          Ngā Tono Whakaaturanga | Deputations

 

8.1

Upper Waitematā Ecology Network - Strategic Update

 

Resolution number UH/2023/162

MOVED by Member K Parker, seconded by Member J Mclean:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)         whiwhi / receive the deputation from Tim Johnson, Convenor, Upper Waitematā Ecology Network, representing the Upper Waitematā Ecology Network, and thank him for his attendance and presentation.

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

9          Te Matapaki Tūmatanui  | Public Forum

 

9.1

Rana Hamida - Palestinian Youth  Aotearoa

 

 

 

Resolution number UH/2023/163

MOVED by Member K Parker, seconded by Member C Blair:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

 

a)         whakamihi / thank Rana Hamida, representing Palestinian Youth Aotearoa, for her attendance and presentation.

CARRIED

 

 

 

10        Ngā Pakihi Autaia | Extraordinary Business

 

10.1

Extraordinary Business - Call for Ceasefire in the Palestine Israel Conflict

 

 

 

Resolution number UH/2023/164

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson U Casuri Balouch, seconded by Member K Parker:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

 

a)         kohuki / consider an extraordinary item regarding the Palestine Israel Conflict at item 16 of this agenda:

i)          the reason this matter was not on the agenda is that the request for advocacy from members of the Upper Harbour Community came after the agenda was published.

ii)         the reason why the discussion of this matter cannot be delayed until a subsequent meeting is that the next business meeting is scheduled for February 2024.

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

 

Note: Item 16.1 Extraordinary Business - Call for Ceasefire in the Palestine Israel Conflict was taken prior to item 11.

 

16.1

Extraordinary Business - Call for Ceasefire in the Palestine Israel Conflict

 

 

 

Resolution number UH/2023/165

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson U Casuri Balouch, seconded by Member K Parker:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

 

without the local board taking a political stance of either side of the conflict :

 

a)         whakamihi / acknowledge and support the community requests for a call for an immediate and permanent ceasefire in Palestine and Israel in support of a peaceful outcome.

b)        karanga / call on the Auckland Council to call on the Government of New Zealand to call for an immediate and permanent ceasefire in Palestine and Israel and the cessation of hostilities.

c)         tono / request  the Government of New Zealand advocate for the peace process to restart. Every human life matters. New Zealand must stand with the innocent civilians impacted on both sides in this conflict.

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

 

 

The meeting was adjourned at 10.33am

 

 

The meeting was reconvened at 10.41am

 

 

 

11

Proposed new lease for additional premises to the North Harbour BMX Association Incorporated at R259-321 Oteha Valley Road, Hooton Reserve, Albany

 

Resolution number UH/2023/166

MOVED by Member C Blair, seconded by Member K Parker:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)         whakaae / grant, a lease for additional premises to the North Harbour BMX Association Incorporated for an area comprising approximately 1072m2 located at R259-321 Oteha Valley Road, Hooton Reserve, Albany on the land legally described as Lot 1 DP 198079 and Part Allotment 28 Parish of Paremoremo (as per Attachment A - Site Map), subject to the following terms and conditions: 

i)          term – 5 years, commencing 1 January 2024, with two 10-year right of renewals, noting the final expiry date of 6 November 2048.

ii)         rent – $1.00 plus GST per annum if demanded.

b)        whakaae / approve all other terms and conditions in accordance with the Reserves Act 1977, Local Government Act 2002 and the Auckland Council Community Occupancy Guidelines 2012.

c)         tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that public notification and iwi engagement for Auckland Council’s intention to grant a lease for additional premises to the North Harbour BMX Association Incorporated at R 259-321 Oteha Valley Road, Hooton Reserve, Albany has been undertaken between 21 September 2023 to 20 October 2023.

d)        tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that no objections to the notified proposal of the lease to the North Harbour BMX Association Incorporated were received.

 

CARRIED

 

 

12

Adoption of the Upper Harbour Local Board Engagement Strategy 2023-2025

 

The Local Board Engagement Advisor, Glenda Lock, and the Community Broker, Monica Sharma (Via Microsoft Teams), were in attendance to support the item.

 

Resolution number UH/2023/167

MOVED by Member K Parker, seconded by Member S Yang:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)         whai / adopt the Upper Harbour Local Board Engagement Strategy 2023-2025 set out in Attachment A

b)        tautapa / delegate authority to the chairperson to approve any minor edits that may be necessary to the Upper Harbour Local Board Engagement Strategy 2023-2025 prior to publication.

 

CARRIED

 

 

13

Hōtaka Kaupapa / Governance forward work calendar

 

Resolution number UH/2023/168

MOVED by Member K Parker, seconded by Member S Yang:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)         whiwhi / receive the Upper Harbour Local Board Hōtaka Kaupapa / governance forward work calendar for December 2023 – February 2024 (refer to attachment A).

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

14

Workshop records

 

Resolution number UH/2023/169

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson U Casuri Balouch, seconded by Member C Blair:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)         whiwhi / receive the record of the Upper Harbour Local Board workshop held on Thursday 16 November 2023 (refer to attachment A).

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

15

Local Board Members' Reports - December 2023

 

The Deputy Chairperson, U Casuri Balouch (Presiding), tabled a presentation in support of her verbal report for December 2023. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minute attachment.

 

Resolution number UH/2023/170

MOVED by Member K Parker, seconded by Member J Mclean:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)         whiwhi / receive the verbal local board members reports from Member J Maclean, Member C Blair, Member K Parker and Deputy Chairperson U Casuri Balouch (Presiding).

 

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     7 December 2023, Upper Harbour Local Board: Item 15 - Local Board Members Reports - December 2023 - Deputy Chairperson, U Casuri Balouch (Presiding), presentation in support of  verbal report.

 

 

 

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

 

Note Item 16.1 Extraordinary Business - Call for Ceasefire in the Palestine Israel Conflict was taken prior to item 11.

 

There was no other extraordinary business.

 

 

 

 

 

 

11.08 am                                            The deputy chairperson U Casuri Balouch (Presiding) thanked members for their attendance and attention to business and closed the meeting with a Karakia and the New Zealand national anthem.

 

CONFIRMED AS A TRUE AND CORRECT RECORD AT A MEETING OF THE Upper Harbour Local Board HELD ON

 

 

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