Māori Consultative Committee

Open Minutes

 

Meeting Date:

Tuesday 2 July 2019

Time:

3.00pm-3.52pm

Venue

Small Exhibition Hall

Napier Conference Centre

Napier War Memorial Centre

Marine Parade

Napier

 

 

Present

Piri Prentice (In the Chair), Acting Mayor Faye White, Councillor Apiata Tapine, Tiwana Aranui and Peter Eden

In Attendance

Chief Executive, Director Community Services, Strategic Māori Advisor, Manager Communications and Marketing, Barry Wilson – Mana Ahuriri Trust

Administration

Governance Team

 


Māori Consultative Committee - 02 July 2019 - Open Minutes

 

Karakia

Tiwana Aranui opened the meeting with a karakia.

Apologies

T Aranui / Councillor Tapine

That the apology from Mayor Dalton and Te Whetū Henare-Winitana be accepted.

Conflicts of interest

Nil

Public forum

Nil

Announcements by the Chairperson

The Chair invited the Team Leader Governance to speak to the committee following the meeting with the Napier City Council Civic Awards selection panel on 2 July 2019.

The selection panel recognised that the boundaries of Ahuriri/ Napier operate differently for pākehā and Māori, and under the current guidelines of the Civic Awards those who contribute significantly in a voluntary capacity to our community but reside outside the City boundary cannot be recognised by the Awards.  

The Panel have proposed that the boundary for Māori nominees or those whose nomination is primarily in relation to contributions to Ahuriri/ Napier Māori be altered to encompass the eight marae affiliated with te Taiwhenua O Te Whanganui-a-Orotū. They requested feedback from the Māori Consultative Committee members regarding the instigation of a more appropriate citizenship boundary for Māori in relation to these Awards, and whether the use of the marae of te Taiwhenua O Te Whanganui-a-Orotū was an appropriate approach. It was confirmed that the City boundary would remain for pākehā nominees and where the voluntary work has not been specific to mana/ tāngata whenua.

Committee members confirmed their approval of the proposed boundary extension for Māori nominees and discussed other ways in which Council could encourage participation by Māori in the nomination process.

Announcements by the management

The Chief Executive congratulated committee member Tiwana Aranui on his recent Queen’s Birthday Honour recognition, on behalf of Council.

Confirmation of minutes

Acting Mayor White / Councillor Tapine

That the Minutes of the meeting held on 21 May 2019 were taken as a true and accurate record of the meeting.

 

  

 

Reports from standing committees

Councillor Tapine / P Eden

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

 

 

 

Reports from Strategy and Infrastructure Committee held 11 June 2019

 

1.    District Plan Review - Policy framework for workstreams

Type of Report:

Legal and Operational

Legal Reference:

Resource Management Act 1991

Document ID:

748148

Reporting Officer/s & Unit:

Dean Moriarity, Team Leader Policy Planning

 

1.1   Purpose of Report

The purpose of this report is to follow up on recent seminars held with Council on 3 April and 2 May 2019 regarding the review of the District Plan and for Council to approve ‘in principle’ the preferred policy direction for specific workstreams so that officers can draft chapters of the District Plan within an agreed framework/strategic direction. 

 

At the Māori Consultative Committee meeting

In response to questions from Councillors, the following points were clarified:

·         This report seeks approval for the agreed policy framework that will set the direction for specific workstreams in the review of the District Plan; the potential boundary adjustment is a separate project which is only in the very early stages.

·         Although Mana Ahuriri Trust are not referenced specifically in the policy framework, Council will be required to effectively engage with Mana Ahuriri Trust and other entities throughout the District Plan Review process. Engagement with effected parties will be undertaken within the project framework, which sits below the workstreams being considered at this point.

·         It was noted that the District Plan is not developed based on economic factors. 

·         Engagement with Mana Ahuriri Trust and te Taiwhenua O Te Whanganui-a-Orotū will be important throughout the process to mitigate the potential risk of litigation.

The Chief Executive agreed that it would be useful for Council planners to meet with the committee, and explain how the District Plan Review process will evolve over the next year or so.

Māori Consultative Committee's recommendation

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

Committee's recommendation

Councillors Jeffery / Wise

That the Strategy and Infrastructure Committee:

a.     Endorse ‘in principle’ the agreed framework that the specific workstreams will follow in the review of the District Plan.

 

Carried

 

 


 

2.    Parking Strategy Adoption

Type of Report:

Operational

Legal Reference:

Enter Legal Reference

Document ID:

751375

Reporting Officer/s & Unit:

Richard Munneke, Director City Strategy

 

2.1   Purpose of Report

To adopt the draft Napier Parking Strategy and the Acquisition Guidance Report.

 

At the Māori Consultative Committee meeting

The Chief Executive spoke to the report, noting that the Napier Parking Strategy has been developed in order to manage parking within the CBD and Taradale areas. The aim being for longer term parking to be pushed out to the fringes of the CBD to allow for higher turnover within the City centre. There was no further discussion on this item. 

Māori Consultative Committee's recommendation

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

Committee's recommendation

Councillors Jeffery / Wright

That the Strategy and Infrastructure Committee:

a.     Adopt the Napier Parking Strategy for the CBD & Taradale and Acquisition Guidance Report.

 

Carried

 

 


 

Reports from Regulatory Committee held 11 June 2019

 

1.    Earthquake-Prone Buildings - Identification of Priority Buildings - Consultation

Type of Report:

Legal

Legal Reference:

Building Act 2004

Document ID:

737346

Reporting Officer/s & Unit:

Malcolm Smith, Manager Building Consents

 

1.1   Purpose of Report

The report provides an analysis of submissions received on the Statement of Proposal that will enable Council to identify priority buildings under the earthquake-prone building legislation.

 

 

At the Māori Consultative Committee meeting

Due to the Decision of Council being made at the Regulatory Committee meeting held on 11 June 2019, there was no discussion on this item.

 

Council Resolution

Councillors White / McGrath

That Council:

a.     Receive the submissions on the Earthquake-Prone Buildings – Identification of Priority Buildings Statement of Proposal.

b.     Adopt the Earthquake-Prone Buildings – Identification of Priority Buildings Statement of Proposal as notified.

 

Carried

 

 


 

2.    Renewal of Licence to Occupy - Sunday Market

Type of Report:

Operational

Legal Reference:

Reserves Act 1977

Document ID:

736053

Reporting Officer/s & Unit:

Fleur Lincoln, Strategic Planning Lead

 

2.1   Purpose of Report

The purpose of this report is to obtain approval in principle the granting of a Licence to Occupy agreement with Margaret Habib of the Sunday Market for the carpark within the Marine Parade foreshore north of Ocean Spa for a term of 3 years, subject to the s.54(1)(d) Reserves Act 1977 process being successfully completed.

 

 

At the Māori Consultative Committee meeting

It was noted that Council officers have been working closely with the organisers and as a more suitable location could not be found at this time, the Licence to Occupy will allow the Sunday Market to remain in their current location. Traffic concerns raised during the trial period have been investigated and it was found that no change was required.

Māori Consultative Committee's recommendation

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

Committee's recommendation

Councillors Boag / McGrath

That the Regulatory Committee:

a.     Approve in principle, the granting of a Licence to Occupy to Margaret Carolyn Habib for a term of 3 years, subject to the s.54(1)(d) Reserves Act 1977 process being successfully completed.

 

Councillors Dallimore, Hague and Acting Mayor White voted against the motion.

Carried

 

 


 

Reports from Finance Committee held 25 June 2019

 

1.    Napier City Council Remuneration Policy

Type of Report:

Legal and Operational

Legal Reference:

Local Government Act 2002

Document ID:

757537

Reporting Officer/s & Unit:

Sue Matkin, Manager People & Capability

 

1.1   Purpose of Report

The purpose of the Remuneration Policy is to provide principles to guide the setting of remuneration for Napier City Council employees.

 

 

At the Māori Consultative Committee meeting

The Chief Executive spoke to the report, noting that Council is required under legislation to have a Remuneration Policy (Policy) for employees. It was noted that this Policy sets out the framework regarding remuneration for staff, and that cultural capacity is more in line with KPIs and performance. The Chief Executive advised the committee that the current Strategic Māori Advisor role is being restructured into a Principal Māori Advisor role, and that a new Senior Māori Advisor will be brought in to support this role moving forward. 

Māori Consultative Committee's recommendation

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

Committee's recommendation

Councillors Brosnan / Boag

The Finance Committee:

a.     Endorse the Officers recommendation for Council to adopt the Remuneration Policy 2019-22

 

Carried

 

 


 

2.    Hawke's Bay Museums Trust Statement of Intent 2019 - 2021

Type of Report:

Legal and Operational

Legal Reference:

Local Government Act 2002

Document ID:

761617

Reporting Officer/s & Unit:

Chris Denby, Finance Accountant

 

2.1   Purpose of Report

To receive the final Statement of Intent 2019 – 2021 for the Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust to Council required for reporting requirements for Council-Controlled Organisations.

 

 

At the Māori Consultative Committee meeting

There was no discussion on this item.

Māori Consultative Committee's recommendation

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

Committee's recommendation

Councillors Taylor / Hague

The Finance Committee:

a.     Receive the final Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust Statement of Intent 2019 –2021

 

Carried

 

 


 

Reports from Community Services Committee held 25 June 2019

 

1.    Napier Positive Ageing Strategy - Draft for Consultation

Type of Report:

Operational

Legal Reference:

N/A

Document ID:

757232

Reporting Officer/s & Unit:

Michele Grigg, Senior Advisor Policy

 

1.1   Purpose of Report

This report summarises development of the draft ‘Napier Positive Ageing Strategy – Te Rautaki Tipu Ora o Ahuriri’ and seeks approval to release it for community feedback prior to its finalisation for adoption by Council.

 

 

At the Māori Consultative Committee meeting

The Director Community Services spoke to the report and noted that the Napier Positive Ageing Strategy (Strategy) has been developed to recognise the City’s demographic shift in population. The Strategy will assist Council in identifying ways to accommodate Napier’s ageing population into the future.

In response to questions, the following points were clarified:

·         A number of focus groups have been consulted and engaged in the development of the Strategy to date, and the next step is to engage with the wider community.

·         Consultation will take place over four weeks, commencing in July.

·         Council officers would welcome committee members’ assistance in facilitating engagement directly with local kaumatua during the consultation period.

Māori Consultative Committee's recommendation

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

Committee's recommendation

Councillors Boag / Taylor

The Community Services Committee:

a.     Approve the release of the draft Napier Positive Ageing Strategy – Te Rautaki Tipu Ora o Ahuriri for community feedback.

 

Carried

 

2.    IRON MAORI EVENT - ROAD CLOSURES

Type of Report:

Operational

Legal Reference:

N/A

Document ID:

755845

Reporting Officer/s & Unit:

Sera Chambers, Transportation Team Administrator

Kevin Murphy, Event Manager

 

2.1   Purpose of Report

To seek approval for the course change and road closures for the Iron Maori events to be held in 2019 and in future years.

 

At the Māori Consultative Committee meeting

Committee members noted the underlying issues around water quality at Pandora Pond. The Chief Executive confirmed that the decision to change the course of the event to Hardinge Road was made due to the water quality issues.

Māori Consultative Committee's recommendation

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

Committee's recommendation

Councillors Taylor / Price

The Community Services Committee:

a.     Approve the course change and road closures for the Iron Māori event and other events.

 

Carried

 

   

The meeting closed at 3.52pm and moved into a seminar/presentation for committee members in relation to ‘Project Shapeshifter: Redefining our National Aquarium’.

 

 

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

 

 

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