Māori Consultative Committee

Open Minutes


Meeting Date:

Tuesday 8 May 2018


3.00pm – 4.05pm


Council Chamber
Hawke’s Bay Regional Council
159 Dalton Street




Piri Prentice (In the Chair), Mayor Bill Dalton, Councillor Apiata Tapine, Te Whetu Henare [from 3.10pm], and Tiwana Aranui

In Attendance

Councillor Maxine Boag [from 3.19pm], Director Community Services, Strategic Māori Advisor, Manager Community Strategies


Governance Team


Māori Consultative Committee - 08 May 2018 - Open Minutes


Tiwana opened the meeting with a blessing.


T Aranui/ Councillor Tapine

That the apologies from Hori Reti, and from Te Whetu Henare and Councillor Boag for lateness, be accepted.




Conflicts of interest


Public forum


Announcements by the Chairperson


Announcements by the Mayor

The Long Term Plan consultation period closes on 14 May 2018 and the community are encouraged to submit on the proposals as this is a three yearly opportunity.


The Mayor advised that he wants to ensure that the appropriate recognition is made for the three pou on Marine Parade and is looking to the Committee for a recommendation. It was noted that some errors on the pou need to be corrected and nothing will be able to be done until this has happened. The Chair will liaise with Jacob Scott on this.


Te Whetu Henare joined the meeting at 3.10pm and was formally welcomed by the Chair to the Committee.


It was noted that there is an opportunity to build cultural capacity within Council ensuring that there is a stronger recognition of significant sites for mana whenua, and appropriate karakia are used.

There will also be opportunities for succession planning, ensuring that younger whanau are trained in the appropriate karakia for pou, new buildings and other events.


Confirmation of minutes

Councillor Tapine / T Aranui

That the Minutes of the meeting held on 27 March 2018 were taken as a true and accurate record of the meeting.



Reports from standing committees

Councillor Tapine / T Aranui

That the Māori Consultative Recommendations arising from the discussion of the Committee reports be submitted to the Council meeting for consideration.



Reports from Finance Committee held 1 May 2018


1.    Water Supply Update

Type of Report:


Legal Reference:


Document ID:


Reporting Officer/s & Unit:

Chris Dolley, Manager Asset Strategy


1.1   Purpose of Report

To provide an update to Council on:

-     Program of work to improve security of source.

-     Progress of the Water Safety Plan Improvement Plan.



At the Māori Consultative Committee meeting

Council are aware that the biggest issue for some of the community is the continuation of chlorination; however this is a public health directive. Options for provision of dechlorinated water have been proposed through the Long Term Plan consultation. Filters are also available from large retailers; Council would not be able to subsidise these. 

Cr Boag joined the meeting at 3.19pm.

A brief discussion was had as to whether filters could be built into new state houses.

It was noted that due to the purity of our water very little chlorination is required, and the greater part of the community have accepted it.




Māori Consultative Committee's recommendation

That the Council resolve that the Committee’s recommendation be adopted.

Committee's recommendation

Councillors Price / Brosnan

The Finance Committee:

a.     Note that

·      Substantial progress has been made in addressing the condition of the bore headworks.

·      Progress has been made with the Water Safety Plan Improvement Plan.

·      Chlorination will continue for the Napier water supply.






2.    Quarterly Report for the nine months ended 31 March 2018

Type of Report:

Enter Significance of Report

Legal Reference:

Enter Legal Reference

Document ID:


Reporting Officer/s & Unit:

Caroline Thomson, Chief Financial Officer


2.1   Purpose of Report

To consider the Quarterly Report for the nine months ended 31 March 2018.



At the Māori Consultative Committee meeting

The Mayor noted that the report demonstrates the incredible level of progress made over the last nine months.


Māori Consultative Committee's recommendation

That the Council resolve that the Committee’s recommendation be adopted.



Committee's recommendation

Councillors Taylor / Boag

That the Committee

a.     Receive the Quarterly Report for the nine months ended 31 March 2018.






3.    Grant Applications for External Funding

Type of Report:


Legal Reference:


Document ID:


Reporting Officer/s & Unit:

Belinda McLeod, Community Funding Advisor


3.1   Purpose of Report

a)    To seek approval to apply for external funding to support three projects:

·     New Year’s Eve event for 2018-2019.

·     Napier Positive Ageing Strategy.

·     Rangatahi Summit.


At the Māori Consultative Committee meeting

The Manager Community Strategies spoke briefly to the paper, noting that a variety of funding is being applied for to ensure that particular projects are able to continue in a sustainable way.


Māori Consultative Committee's recommendation

That the Council resolve that the Committee’s recommendation be adopted.










Committee's recommendation

Councillors Wright / White

That Council

a.     Approve the applications being made to external funding providers for grants for the following projects:

·      Napier City Council New Year’s Eve event 2018/19

·      Positive Ageing Strategy

·      Rangatahi Summit





General Business

Rangitahi Project

It was identified that positive, culturally appropriate opportunities for rangitahi to interact and learn from other leaders was a current gap that could be addressed by Council. ‘Rangitahi’ is this instance defined as young leaders between the ages of 12 and 24 years old; within this wider definition, the model programme has been developed for 15 to 18 year olds. Attendees will be selected from schools; this is not a formal limitation but an initial way to access possible attendees. Others are welcome.

Council has provided some funding and it is hoped that external funders (including the Ministry of Social Development and the District Health Board) will contribute the remaining amount. If this is not achieved, some changes will need to be made to the proposed programme. The Ministry of Youth Development has shown positive interest in the programme, and it is hoped that if the test symposium is successful that it could be expanded out to encompass the wider region.

Thematically a celestial link has been made – treating the rangitahi like stars, encouraging them to shine bright – which will be further drawn out by linking in to the Matariki events coming up in June.

Round Table

Māori Strategic Advisor

Upcoming events:

·         The annual Matariki event is scheduled for 16 June 2018 at the Soundshell.

A week-long celebration will also take place at the Celestial Compass, led by Piripi Smith.

·         Preparations are underway for Māori language week.

·         The Hawke’s Bay Settlement Forum Cultural Diversity Day is scheduled for 19 May 2018.


Cr Tapine

Councillors have been involved in promoting and talking about the Long Term Plan in the community.


A higher level of collaboration is taking place in relation to cultural tourism; the market is looking for more authentic experiences and there is an opportunity for the East Coast corridor to coordinate together in promoting the particular history and culture of the region.


The Wairoa settlement is progressing well.


T Aranui

Pukemokimoki Marae is developing a strategic plan and costs review with a view to ensuring it is able to provide for the community in a sustainable way; this will include reducing electricity costs through the introduction of solar panels, and reviewing water use for drinking use and irrigation with an increase in water tanks on site likely.

It is also intended to use some of the acreage for two houses; these will be of a high quality construction so that the ongoing operating costs (such as heating) will be reduced.

The community have been concerned about the water infrastructure and the aging network ; it is of key importance to ensure that appropriate measures are taken to ensure that water is still able to be provided across the city and particularly into Maraenui; it is a fundamental human need alongside warmth and a roof over one’s head.


It was noted that ‘rangitahi’ means ‘one who still learns’ and does not have a specific age group linked to the concept. It was queried as to whether this was the most appropriate word to be used for the youth leaders symposium; this will be discussed further outside of this meeting. 


Director Community Services

The Director Community Services and Māori Strategic Advisor recently attended the World Indigenous Tourism Summit; it is believed that there are a number of ways that cultural offerings can be developed or better integrated into tourism in the Hawke’s Bay including as part of the National Aquarium expansion project.


The official opening of the destination playground at Anderson Park is scheduled for 10am, 24 June 2018.


Te Whetu Henare

Te Whetu provided a brief introduction to her background and current work.


Mayor Dalton

It was confirmed that the containers no longer require by the Salvation Army have been allocated to other users.


Manager Community Strategies

The Community Team have been heavily involved in promoting the Long Term Plan in the community. A ‘community chat’ is scheduled for 1pm, 9 May 2018 at Greenmeadows East Hall, and another meeting is to be held at William Colenso College on 10 May.


An opportunity to put a playground in Te Awa is being explored; the neighbourhood has been involved as an early stage with a view to them possibly taking on the role of kaitiaki for the playground.


Council supported the Whatever It Takes Trust to start an outreach service for rough sleepers, which has experienced amazing success in finding homes for people over the 18 months it has been active. The programme is now under evaluation.

It is hoped that it will be possible to secure more sustainable funding for the future.




Cr Boag

Twelve new houses being built in Roberts Terrace will be formally opened shortly.

It is hoped that a meeting will be able to take place with Housing New Zealand to discuss their intended roll out of more social housing for Napier.


P Prentice

Piri advised that his top three priorities for the upcoming few months are:

·         Continuing the wananga for Wharerangi Marae

·         Input into the entranceway for the Hawke’s Bay Airport, due to be opened in August. It was noted that it had been a difficult process working through an appropriate kaupapa for the 150 pou; it has now been agreed that they will represent all the Marae of the Hawke’s Bay region in recognition of the airport’s role as entrance to the rohe of Ngāti Kahungunu. Five major pou are being made out of laser-cut steel to represent significant ancestors, the peoples of the world, and the future in the shape of our mokopuna. The commitment to improve the water quality in the area throughout the project has been held to. Steel birds on rods will be placed to emerge from the water; the design has been worked on in liaison with Forest and Bird and is intended to naturally encourage bird life upwards and away from the flight paths.

·         The establishment of the Ahuriri Estuary Committee by the end of May 2018.


The meeting was closed at 4.05pm




Approved and adopted as a true and accurate record of the meeting.



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