Henderson-Massey Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Henderson-Massey Local Board held in the Council Chamber, Civic Building L2, 1 Smythe Road, Henderson on Tuesday, 19 March 2024 at 4.00pm.

 

Te Hunga kua Tae mai | present

 

Chairperson

Chris Carter

 

Deputy Chairperson

Brooke Loader

 

Members

Brenda Brady, JP

 

 

Dan Collins

 

 

Dr Will Flavell

 

 

Oscar Kightley

 

 

Ingrid Papau

 

 

Te Hunga Kāore i Tae Mai | ABSENT

 

Member

Peter Chan, JP

 

 

 

Te Hunga Āpiti kua Tae mai | ALSO PRESENT

 

Julie Fairey

Councillor

 

 

Shane Henderson

Councillor

 

 

 


Henderson-Massey Local Board

19 March 2024

 

 

 

1          Nau mai | Welcome

 

Chairperson C Carter opened the meeting with a karakia.

 

 

2          Ngā Tamōtanga | Apologies

 

Resolution number HM/2024/13

MOVED by Chairperson C Carter, seconded by Member I Papau:  

That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)          whakaae / accept the apology from member P Chan for absence.

b)         tuhi ā-taipitopito / note the apology from Councillor S Henderson for absence.

CARRIED

 

 

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.

 

Member

Organisation

Position

Chris Carter (Chair)

1.     St Lazarus Trust

2.     Waitākere Badminton Club

Member

Member

Peter Chan, JP

 

1.     Cantonese Opera Society of NZ

2.     Asian Leaders Forum

3.     NZ-Hong Kong Business Association

4.     NZ-China Business Association

5.     Whau Coastal Walkway Trust

Member

Member

Member

Member

Trustee

Dan Collins

1.     Rānui Action Project

Chair

Dr Will Flavell

 

1.     Asia New Zealand Leadership Network

2.     Te Atatū Tennis Club

3.     Waitākere Literacy Board

4.     Te Kura

Member

Board Member

Board Member

Member

Brooke Loader

(Deputy Chair)

1.     Waitākere Licensing Trust

2.     UDL Energy Complaints Scheme Advisory

3.     Neighbourhood Support

4.     Te Atatū Glendene Community Patrol

5.     Real Estate Authority New Zealand

Member

Member

Member

Volunteer

Member

Ingrid Papau

1.     Liberty Impact Community Trust

2.     #WeLoveTuvalu Community Trust

3.     Neighbourhood Support

4.     Liberty Church

5.     Rutherford Primary Board of Trustees

Board Member

Member

Street Contact

Member

Member

 

 

 

 

 

Member appointments

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

External organisation

Lead

Alternate

Massey Matters

Will Flavell

Peter Chan

Central Park Henderson Business Association

Chris Carter

Dan Collins

Heart of Te Atatū South

Brooke Loader

Brenda Brady

Ranui Advisory Group

Dan Collins

Brooke Loader

Te Atatū Peninsula Business Association

Ingrid Papau

Brenda Brady

Waitākere Ethnic Board

Peter Chan

Brooke Loader

Waitākere Healthlink

Chris Carter

Brenda Brady

Te Whau Pathway Trust

Ingrid Papau

Dan Collins

 

 

4          Te Whakaū i ngā Āmiki | Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number HM/2024/14

MOVED by Member W Flavell, seconded by Deputy Chairperson B Loader:  

That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)          whakaū / confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Tuesday, 20 February 2024, 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

Acknowledgement: Councillor Fa'anāna Efeso Collins

 

Resolution number HM/2024/15

MOVED by Member O Kightley, seconded by Member W Flavell:  

That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)          acknowledge the passing of former Auckland Councillor and Green MP Fa’anana Efeso Collins. He was a proud son of Samoa, Tokelau, the wider Pacific community and particularly for his beloved South Auckland. The communities in the West and the South have a lot in common, and Fa’anana’s tireless advocacy for his people also inspired Pacific people in the West.

 

 

 

 

Gentle, kind, articulate, he was forthright in his views but humble enough to learn. In his maiden speech  to Parliament, he mentioned the Samoan alagaupu.. E le tu fa’amauga se tagata. No one stands alone, which encapsulated his belief that no one should stand or suffer alone. That sentence literally translates as ‘no one stands like a mountain’ but Fa’anana did stand like a mountain - Tall and proud in the service of his people. His legacy will live on in the current and next generation of leaders. And now, he has been called home to rest. Ia manuia lau malaga.

CARRIED

 

6.2

Right Jonathan Hunt MP

 

Resolution number HM/2024/16

MOVED by Chairperson C Carter, seconded by Member D Collins:  

That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)    acknowledge the death of the Right Hon Jonathan Hunt, who served as the Member of Parliament for New Lynn for over 30 years. He had an illustrious political career serving as a Minister in the Lange Government and as Parliament’s Speaker when Helen Clark was Prime Minister. When he retired from Parliament in 2005, he was the longest serving MP in Parliament. Jonathan Hunt was awarded the Order of New Zealand, New Zealand’s highest civilian honour, when he retired. After leaving Parliament in 2005 he served as New Zealand’s High Commissioner to the UK and Ireland for three years.

One of his proudest achievements was his work in Parliament in shepherding through the Adult Information Act 1985 which made it possible for adopted children to find out the identity of their birth parents and vice versa. For many years individuals would seek him out and thank him for this legislation and say it had changed their lives.

Jonathan had a long association with west Auckland. He was a teacher at Kelston Boys High School before being elected to Parliament in 1966. He lived for many years at Karekare near Piha and had a long association with communities in the Waitākere Ranges. He was a very close friend of mine and was mentor to many new MPs.

CARRIED

 

7          Ngā Petihana | Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

 

8          Ngā Tono Whakaaturanga | Deputations

 

 

8.1

Deputation: The New Settlers Family and Community Trust (NFACT)

 

This item was withdrawn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.2

Deputation: Community Waitākere

 

Kerry Allan and Chris Burton were in attendance to address the board.

 

A PowerPoint presentation was given. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number HM/2024/17

MOVED by Chairperson C Carter, seconded by Member B Brady:  

That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)      whiwhi / receive the presentation and thank Kerry Allan and Chris Burton from Community Waitākere for their attendance.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     19 March 2024, Henderson-Massey Local Board: Item 8.2 - Deputation - Community Waitākere

 

 

8.3

Deputation: Continuing Crescendo’s Impact in the Community

 

Cat Percy and Lisa Carrington were in attendance to address the board.

 

A PowerPoint presentation was given. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number HM/2024/18

MOVED by Chairperson C Carter, seconded by Member B Brady:  

That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)      whiwhi / receive the presentation and thank Cat Percy and Lisa Carrington from Crescendo for their attendance.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     19 March 2024, Henderson-Massey Local Board: Item 8.3 - Deputation - Crescendo

 

 

9          Te Matapaki Tūmatanui  | Public Forum

 

9.1

Public Forum - Mate Marinovich – Grey Power

 

Mate Marinovich from Grey Power was in attendance to address the board.

 

Resolution number HM/2024/19

MOVED by Chairperson C Carter, seconded by Member B Brady:  

That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)           whiwhi / receive the submission on the Auckland Council Long Term Plan and Annual Budget 2024-2025 and thank Mate Marinovich from Grey Power for his attendance.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

9.2

Public Forum - Steve McDonald - Grey Power

 

Steve McDonald from Grey Power was in attendance to address the board.

 

Resolution number HM/2024/20

MOVED by Chairperson C Carter, seconded by Member B Brady:   

That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)           whiwhi / receive the presentation on the Waitemata Table Tennis annual report and case study and thank Steve McDonald from Grey Power for his attendance.

 

CARRIED

 

10        Ngā Pakihi Autaia | Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

11

Ward Councillors' Update

 

Resolution number HM/2024/21

MOVED by Chairperson C Carter, seconded by Member O Kightley:  

That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)      whakamihi / thank Councillor K Turner for his verbal update.

CARRIED

 

 

12

Amendment to the 2022-2025 Henderson-Massey Local Board meeting schedule

 

Resolution number HM/2024/22

MOVED by Member W Flavell, seconded by Member I Papau:  

That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

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

i)       Thursday, 2 May 2024, 10.00am, Council Chamber, Civic Building, L2, 1 Smythe Road, Henderson

ii)      Tuesday, 11 June 2024, 10.00am, Council Chamber, Civic Building, L2, 1 Smythe Road, Henderson.

CARRIED

 

 

13

Representation review and local board reorganisation

 

Resolution number HM/2024/23

MOVED by Member I Papau, seconded by Member D Collins:  

That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)      oppose amalgamation with the Waitākere Ranges Local Board taking effect at the 2025 elections.

b)      tautoko / support the status quo of 21 local boards in Auckland Council, noting that over the past fourteen years local board areas have developed distinct identities amongst their communities.

c)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that the Waitākere Ranges contain a unique geographic and cultural community. It seems wrong to lock this critically important environmental entity in with an urban west Auckland local board. More natural fits for Henderson-Massey would be to cluster with Glendene and Kelston.

d)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note concern about ensuring adequacy and equity of funding levels if boards are amalgamated. 

e)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note public and elected member concern that the proposal to reduce local boards may primarily be a cost saving measure and does not encourage local empowerment.

f)       Henderson-Massey Local Board is not persuaded there is a strong enough case for change to be approved by the Local Government Commission

g)      tautoko / support positive change if there is a real benefit to doing it. The board is not opposed to change if it is well-reasoned and serves the community, but the case for change is not clear with this proposal. 

h)      the statements in favour of empowerment seem to be slogans. It seems unbalanced, for example there are obvious reasons for Aotea to have its own board of five members with a population of 1,000 but 12 members for a population of 180,000 is inequitable. 

i)       tuhi ā-taipitopito / note concern that it will be a step backwards in terms of democratic representation.

j)       propose waiting until 2028 as there is not enough evidence or rationale available to support considering change for 2025.

k)      upscaling roles and having fewer of them make it harder for people to enter politics. It is expensive to stand for elected office and we will end up with a less representative overall group of elected members.

l)       constant change in local government confuses people. It’s already very hard for people to understand local government so why change it again.  Therefore the Henderson-Massey Local Board does not support consultation on the local board reorganisation proposal.

m)     Henderson-Massey Local Board consider that if amalgamation is to happen at any time in the future the following matters need to be considered:

i)       communities of interest differ substantially in that Henderson-Massey is largely urban/industrial, the Waitākere Ranges local board area is more rural and Waitākere Ranges Heritage Area forms a substantial part of the Waitākere local board area.

ii)      subdivisions are a mechanism to ensure there is a good mix of geographical representation.

iii)     there would need to be significant devolution of decision-making power and resources. 

iv)     there should be no reduction in representative numbers.  If boards are amalgamated, the work of elected representative will increase.

v)      consultation with local communities about the options would struggle to be effective and genuine within the proposed timeline.

n)      reiterates its support for Māori Wards as part of Auckland Council’s governance model.

CARRIED

 

 

14

Proposals for More Empowered Local Boards

 

Resolution number HM/2024/24

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson B Loader, seconded by Member D Collins:  

That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)      tautoko / support the proposal for more empowered local boards, noting the recommendations of the 2016 Governance Framework Review (GFR) and the Governing Body’s October 2021 decision to approve Increased Local Board decision-making.

b)      tautoko / support the separation of the More Empowered Local Boards proposal from the Fewer Local Boards proposal and is concerned that the conflation of the two proposals suggests to the public that local boards cannot be more empowered unless the number of local boards is reduced.

i)       aspects of the proposal that it supports, opposes, has further comment on or would like further information on

A)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that there is an acknowledged need to do things differently from an organisational/operational point of view in order to find a balance of advice and resourcing between Governing Body and local boards.

B)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note the proposal for local funding (transport decision-making, policy and planning, and local rates other than targeted rates).

ii)      ideas and examples of what more empowered local boards should be able to do

A)      would like to see all projects (including CCO projects) having funding based on land area, population and deprivation.

B)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that though the Royal Commission model has been discounted for now, if there was a groundswell of opinion in favour of another model or option then that could be considered.

iii)     the benefits, or otherwise of linking proposals for more empowered local boards with having fewer local boards.

A)      more empowerment of Local Board decision making and a stronger mandate around regional subjects would be welcomed.

B)      there needs to be a perception shift “within Albert Street” which currently seems to focus on the Governing Body decision making role rather than Local Boards.

C)      the outlying areas of Auckland could gain from having a stronger voice. 

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

15

Local board feedback on freshwater management in Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland

 

Resolution number HM/2024/25

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson B Loader, seconded by Member O Kightley:  

That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)      kohuki / consider feedback received from their communities in the second phase of public consultation to inform implementation of the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020 in Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland.

b)      whakaae / approve its tabled feedback to inform implementation of the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020 in Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     19 March 2024, Henderson-Massey Local Board: Item 15 - Local Board Feedback on Freshwater Management in Tāmaki Makaurau

 

 

16

Local board input to Auckland Council Submission on the draft Government Policy Statement on Land Transport 2024-2034

 

This item was withdrawn.

 

 

17

Update on Watercare and Eke Panuku work programmes for Quarter Three (Jan - Mar 2024) and CCO Engagement Plans

 

Resolution number HM/2024/26

MOVED by Member O Kightley, seconded by Member D Collins:  

That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)      whiwhi / receive the update on Council-controlled Organisation Engagement Plans and Watercare and Eke Panuku work programmes for Quarter Three (Jan-Mar 2024).

CARRIED

 

 

18

Chair's Report - Chris Carter

 

Resolution number HM/2024/27

MOVED by Member W Flavell, seconded by Member O Kightley:  

That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)          whiwhi / receive Chair Chris Carter’s March 2024 report.

b)         reallocate budget of $7,440 from the 2023/2024 work programme – Event partnership fund Henderson-Massey – Te Atatū South Community Day (Heart of Te Atatū South) (WPid 164) and $4,560 from Film revenue for the production of a communications suite highlighting Henderson-Massey Local Board half term achievements.

CARRIED

 

 

19

Hōtaka Kaupapa (Policy Schedule)

 

Resolution number HM/2024/28

MOVED by Chairperson C Carter, seconded by Member I Papau:  

That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)      whiwhi / receive the Hōtaka Kaupapa (Policy Schedule) for March 2024.

CARRIED

 

 

20

Confirmation of Workshop Records

 

Resolution number HM/2024/29

MOVED by Chairperson C Carter, seconded by Deputy Chairperson B Loader:  

That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note the workshop records for 13 and 27 February 2024.

CARRIED

 

 

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

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

Member I Papau closed the meeting with a karakia.

 

 

 

5.23pm                                               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 Henderson-Massey Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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