Waitākere Ranges Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Waitākere Ranges Local Board held in the Waitākere Ranges Local Board Office, 39 Glenmall Place, Glen Eden on Thursday, 7 December 2023 at 4.00pm.

 

Te Hunga kua Tae mai | present

 

Chairperson

Greg Presland

 

Deputy Chairperson

Michelle Clayton

 

Members

Mark Allen

 

 

Sandra Coney, QSO

 

 

Liz Manley

 

 

Linda Potauaine

 

 

Te Hunga Āpiti kua Tae mai | ALSO PRESENT

 

Councillor

Ken Turner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Waitākere Ranges Local Board

07 December 2023

 

 

 

1          Nau mai | Welcome

 

Chairperson G Presland opened the meeting with a Karakia and welcomed those present.

 

 

2          Ngā Tamōtanga | Apologies

 

There were no apologies.

 

 

3          Te Whakapuaki i te Whai Pānga | Declaration of Interest

 

Members are reminded of the need to be vigilant to stand aside from decision making when a conflict arises between their role as a member and any private or other external interest they might have.

 

Specifically, members are asked to identify any new interests they have not previously disclosed, an interest that might be considered as a conflict of interest with a matter on the agenda.

The following are declared interests of the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

 

Board Member

Organisation/Position

Mark Allen

-   Bethells Valley Fire – Life Member

-   Waitākere Licensing Trust – Trustee

-   West Auckland Trusts Services - Director

Michelle Clayton

-   Glen Eden Residents’ Association – Member

-   The Personal Advocacy and Safeguarding Adults Trust – Trustee

-   Glen Eden Returned Services Association (RSA) – Member

-   Glen Eden Railway Trust – Member

-   Te Wahi Ora Charitable Trust – Member

-   Glen Eden Community House - Member

Sandra Coney

-   Cartwright Collective – Member

-   Women’s Health Action Trust – Patron

-   New Zealand Society of Genealogists – Member

-   New Zealand Military Defence Society – Member

-   Pest Free Piha – Partner is the Coordinator

-   Piha Tennis Club – Patron and Partner is the President

-   Piha Wetland Trust – Partner is a Trustee

Greg Presland

-   Whau Coastal Walkway Environmental Trust – Trustee

-   Glen Eden BID – Member

-   Titirangi Ratepayers and Residents Association – Member

-   Waitākere Ranges Protection Society - Member

-   Titirangi RSA - Member

Liz Manley

-   Consumer Experiences Council, Te Toka Tumai Auckland, Te Whatu Ora - Co-chair

-   Clinical Ethics Advisory Group, Te Toka Tumai Auckland, Te Whatu Ora - Member

-   Titirangi Community Arts Council Board – Member

-   Titirangi Ratepayers and Residents Association – Member

-   Laingholm District Citizens Association – Member

-   Literacy Waitākere – Board member

-   Waiatarua Community Patrol - Member

Linda Potauaine

-   Visionwest Community Trust – Employee

-   Henderson Rotary – Member

-   Archtists Limited. – Director

-   Glen Eden Community Patrol - Member

 

            Member appointments

            Board members are appointed to the following bodies. In these appointments the board members represent Auckland Council:

External organisation

Lead

Alternate

Glen Eden Business Improvement District (Glen Eden Business Association)

Michelle Clayton

Greg Presland

Aircraft Noise Community Consultative Group

Mark Allen

Liz Manley

Ark in the Park

Mark Allen

Liz Manley

Friends of Arataki and Waitākere Regional Parkland Incorporated

Michelle Clayton

Sandra Coney

Glen Eden Playhouse Theatre Trust

Mark Allen

Linda Potauaine

Te Uru Waitākere Contemporary Gallery

Linda Potauaine

Mark Allen

Glen Eden Community and Recreation Centre Incorporated

Michelle Clayton

Mark Allen

 

 

4          Te Whakaū i ngā Āmiki | Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number WTK/2023/168

MOVED by Chairperson G Presland, seconded by Member L Manley:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)          whakaū / confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 23 November 2023, and the extraordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 30 November 2023, including the confidential section, as true and correct.

CARRIED

 

 

5          He Tamōtanga Motuhake | Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 


 

6          Te Mihi | Acknowledgements

 

6.1

Acknowledgements: The passing of Joseph Peter Way

 

Resolution number WTK/2023/169

MOVED by Member S Coney, seconded by Deputy Chairperson M Clayton:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)             whakamihi / acknowledge the passing of Joseph Peter Way, a pioneering big surfboard rider/board builder from Piha, and a former member of the United North Piha surf life saving club. He was awarded a silver medal for his part in a rescue at North Piha in 1962 where he swam through monstrous seas and supported a man being dragged out to sea, and he won the senior men's division of the inaugural surfing nationals in 1963. Peter travelled all around New Zealand identifying and helping popularise surfing spots, mentoring young surfers and particularly encouraging women to surf at a time when it was seen as a man's sport. In 1976 he went to Queensland and stayed there for the rest of his life. In a book about the history of surfing in New Zealand Peter is described as "New Zealand's leading surf legend.

CARRIED

 

 

7          Ngā Petihana | Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

 

8          Ngā Tono Whakaaturanga | Deputations

 

8.1

Deputation: Te Kaiārahi - Activities update

 

A PowerPoint presentation and a report were given in support of the item. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as minutes attachments.

 

Resolution number WTK/2023/170

MOVED by Member L Potauaine, seconded by Member L Manley:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)          whiwhi / receive the presentation on the activities of Te Kaiārahi and thank Jemarl Paerata, on behalf of Te Kaiārahi, for his attendance.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     7 December 2023, Waitākere Ranges Local Board Item 8.1 Deputation: Te Kaiārahi - Activities update, Presentation

b     7 December 2023, Waitākere Ranges Local Board Item 8.1 Deputation: Te Kaiārahi - Activities update, Report

 


 

8.2

Deputation: Glen Eden Residents Association - Community Concerns

 

A PowerPoint presentation and a document were given in support of the item. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as minutes attachments.

 

Resolution number WTK/2023/171

MOVED by Member M Allen, seconded by Member L Potauaine:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)          whiwhi / receive the presentation on the community concerns of the Glen Eden Residents Association and thank Tracey Reid and Heather Tanguay, on behalf of the Glen Eden Residents Association, for their attendance.

b)         tono / request that Auckland Transport staff investigates the proposals made by the Glen Eden Residents Association regarding their community concerns.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     7 December 2023, Waitākere Ranges Local Board Item 8.2 Deputation: Glen Eden Residents Association - Community Concerns, Presentation

b     7 December 2023, Waitākere Ranges Local Board Item 8.2 Deputation: Glen Eden Residents Association - Community Concerns, Support document

 

9          Te Matapaki Tūmatanui  | Public Forum

 

9.1

Public Forum - Palestine ceasefire

 

Resolution number WTK/2023/172

MOVED by Chairperson G Presland, seconded by Member L Manley:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)          whiwhi / receive the presentation on the Palestine ceasefire from Lewis Wheatley, Ilan Blumberg, Rana Hamida and Justine Sachs and thank them for their presentation.

CARRIED

 

 

10        Ngā Pakihi Autaia | Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

11        Ngā Pānui mō ngā Mōtini | Notices of Motion

 

Under Standing Order 2.5.1 (LBS 3.11.1) or Standing Order 1.9.1 (LBS 3.10.17) (revoke or alter a previous resolution) a Notice of Motion has been received from Member S Coney as mover and Deputy Chair M Clayton as seconder for consideration under item 13.

 


 

12

Waitākere Ward Councillors' Update

 

Resolution number WTK/2023/173

MOVED by Chairperson G Presland, seconded by Member L Potauaine:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)          whakamihi / thank Waitākere Ward Councillor Ken Turner for his verbal update.

CARRIED

 

 

13

Notice of Motion to revoke or alter previous resolutions - Glen Eden Town Centre: Verdale Circle to Glendale Road Walkway project

 

The original motion was withdrawn with the consent of the members.

 

Resolution number WTK/2023/174

MOVED by Member S Coney, seconded by Deputy Chairperson M Clayton:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)          tono / request staff to pause the detailed design and construction of the Waitākere Ranges Greenways routes G8c and G8d Verdale circle to Glendale Road via 18 Lucinda Place, Glen Eden that was approved by the Board at its meeting held on 26 October 2023, resolution WTK/2023/134.

b)         tono / request staff to hold off progressing the allocation of $450,000 from the Local Board Transport Capital Fund 2022-2025 to the Glen Eden Town Centre: Verdale Circle to Glendale Road Walkway project for design and construction that was approved by the Board at its 26 October 2023 meeting, resolution WTK/2023/135.

c)          whakapapa / engage with the local community and initiate discussions with property owners adjacent to 300 West Coast Road, exploring the possibility of enhancing pedestrian access to Glen Mall Place.

d)         tautoko / advocate to Eke Panuku for the allocation of 300 West Coast Road to the Board as a local park.

CARRIED

 

 

14

Chair's Report - Greg Presland

 

This item was withdrawn.

 

 

15

Hōtaka Kaupapa / Governance Forward Work Programme

 

Resolution number WTK/2023/175

MOVED by Chairperson G Presland, seconded by Deputy Chairperson M Clayton:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)          whiwhi / receive the Hōtaka Kaupapa / Governance Forward Work Programme for December 2023.

CARRIED

 


 

16

Workshop Records

 

Resolution number WTK/2023/176

MOVED by Chairperson G Presland, seconded by Deputy Chairperson M Clayton:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)          whiwhi / receive the workshop records for 2, 9, 16 and 23 November 2023.

CARRIED

 

 

 

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

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

 

Chairperson G Presland closed the meeting with a Karakia.

 

 

 

5.38pm                                               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 Waitākere Ranges Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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