Māori Consultative Committee

Open Minutes

 

Meeting Date:

Tuesday 13 August 2019

Time:

3.02pm - 4.38pm

Venue

Small Exhibition Hall

Napier Conference Centre

Napier War Memorial Centre

Marine Parade

Napier

 

 

Present

Piri Prentice (In the Chair), Acting Deputy Mayor Claire Hague, Councillor Apiata Tapine, Tiwana Aranui, and Peter Eden [from 3.12pm]

In Attendance

Director Community Services, Principal Māori Advisor [from 3.20], Manager Community Strategies [from 3.12pm], Community Advisor, and Waste Minimisation Lead 

Administration

Governance Team

 


Māori Consultative Committee - 13 August 2019 - Open Minutes

 

Karakia

Tiwana Aranui opened the meeting with a karakia.

Apologies

T Aranui / Councillor Tapine

That the apologies from Mayor Dalton, Acting Mayor Faye White, and Te Whetū Henare-Winitana be accepted.

Carried

Conflicts of interest

Nil

Public forum

Nil

Announcements by the Chairperson

Nil

Announcements by the management

Nil

Confirmation of minutes

Councillor Tapine / T Aranui

That the Minutes of the meeting held on 2 July 2019 were taken as a true and accurate record of the meeting.

 

 

 

Questions from Committee for Further Action:

Item

Requestor

Action

Responsible

Reports from Standing Committees:

1

Cr Tapine

Does “adverse effects on the environment” include habitats and species? (page 7 of Draft Stormwater Bylaw 2019)

Infrastructure Services

Reports from Standing Committees:

1

Cr Tapine         

The Taipō Stream near the Misson subdivision is getting clogged with sediment. What is the sediment control on this subdivision?        

Infrastructure Services

       

 

 

 

New Items for Māori Consultative Committee

 

1.    Naming of Parent Room Facility

Type of Report:

Operational

Legal Reference:

N/A

Document ID:

793811

Reporting Officer/s & Unit:

Jessica Wilson, Community Advisor

 

1.1   Purpose of Report

To advise on the progress of the parent room facility and to identify a range of options for naming the facility.

 

At the Meeting

The Community Advisor spoke to the report, seeking feedback on the name for a parent facility in Napier’s CBD. A name is sought that reflects the purpose of the space, and that it is intended for any caregiver and child up to 5 years of age to utilise. Feedback from Plunket and the Hawke’s Bay Parent Centre was received, and further feedback will also be sought through Kōhanga and early childcare education facilities.

P Eden and N Mackie joined the meeting at 3.12pm

C Ropitini joined the meeting at 3.20pm

Committee members advised that it is best practice to check Te Reo Māori names with any groups who may be associated with them (Iwi or Hapu), and gain their permission to use the name. There has been occasion in the past when inappropriate names have been used, and it has caused offence.

In response to questions the following point was clarified:

·         An English translation would help visitors to New Zealand to know what the space is for, however there will be education about the space locally, and a list or pictures of uses of the facility displayed. 

Te kōhanga atawhai was the preferred name of the committee as the word kōhanga relates to the care, love and nurturing of children, which will be the purpose of the space. Council officers were advised to consult Matua Hook  regarding the use of the name as he is the Chairperson of the Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust.

It was noted that the English translation provided in the report for te kōhanga atawhai  as being ‘children’s nursery’ is not quite correct. Translated it is a birds nest. This needs to be clarified, again with Matua Hook, but committee members confirmed that this doesn’t need to come back through the Committee for approval.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

That the Māori Consultative Committee:

a.       Consider the feedback on the name options and provide advice on an appropriate name.

 

MĀORI CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATION

That Council:

a.    

a.         Notes that the Māori Consutlative Committee supports the name Te Kōhanga Atawhai with a further recommendation to consult with Matua Hook.

  


 

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 Regulatory Committee held 23 July 2019

 

1.    Adoption of the Draft Stormwater Bylaw 2019 for Public Consultation

Type of Report:

Legal and Operational

Legal Reference:

Local Government Act 2002

Document ID:

772829

Reporting Officer/s & Unit:

Cameron Burton, Manager Environmental Solutions

Kim Anstey, Planner Policy/Analyst

 

1.1   Purpose of Report

To seek Council approval of the draft Napier City Council Stormwater Bylaw 2019, the accompanying Statement of Proposal and to authorise officers to commence the special consultative procedure for adopting the bylaw.

 

At the Māori Consultative Committee meeting

It was noted in the discussion that although it is good that this bylaw is taking steps to protect the environment, and that there is a budget to start addressing pollution, the past discharges by Napier City Council into the Ahuriri Estuary and the ten year timeline to clean it up is concerning. The aspirational targets of getting the Estuary back to being safe for swimming and for the collection of kaimoana should be set as tangible measures to encourage progress. It is a Treaty of Waitangi obligation to protect taonga, which the Estuary is.

In response to questions the following points were clarified:

·         Approximately $26 million has been approved for investment into the stormwater network and $10.5 million into the wastewater network. The long term outlook is good. In the short term there is a lot of work to do, and although Napier City Council’s environmental solutions team is quite large compared to other Council’s nationwide, it is still a lot of work for the resources available.

·         Upgrading stormwater and wastewater infrastructure will help to prevent overloading of the system, which has led to the Council discharging into the Estuary previously.

·         Water is the number one priority for Council. Councillors are unhappy with previous discharges into the Estuary. It was noted that the new network needs to be able to deal with the rise of extreme weather events too.

·         The new aquarium will aim to educate individuals about the environment and conservation, and the aim is to reflect this educational message in the Napier environment. It was noted that of the $45 million dollar budget for the aquarium, $11 million will  be funded by Napier City Council, with the balance being funded externally. 

·         Hastings District Council is also part of the estuary issues, but they are not included in this bylaw.

·         The bylaw will not be impacted by the Three Waters Review, although the review will help to strengthen bylaws like this one.

·         Currently only high risk industry polluters are interacted with. This bylaw enables warranted Council officers to investigate and interact with all suspected polluters. Negligence by humans is one of the largest contributors to the pollution in the stormwater network. Napier City Council will be able to hold a polluter accountable and pass the cost of clean-up onto them, rather than the ratepayers.

·         Iwi authorities and mana whenua groups have been identified, amongst other groups, as being part of the wider consultation process.

It was agreed by the Committee members that they will be telling their Board of Trustees, Marae and community’s to only vote for candidates in the next local election who make this issue a priority.

 

MĀORI CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATION

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

Councillor Tapine Abstained

Carried

 

COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATION

Councillors White / Hague

That the Regulatory Committee:

a.     Confirm, in accordance with Section 155 of the Local Government Act 2002, that a Stormwater Bylaw is the most appropriate way of addressing the issues of:

i.      Protection of the public stormwater system, and the land, structures, and infrastructure associated with that network from damage, misuse or loss.

ii.     The ability to manage the development, maintenance and use of the public stormwater network, and the land, structures, and infrastructure associated with that network, and provide for the conditions on which connections to the public stormwater network may be made or maintained.

iii.    Ensuring that discharges into the public stormwater network are appropriately managed, and do not damage the network or compromise the Council’s ability to comply with any applicable network discharge consent and Council’s water quality targets.

b.     Approve the review of the Draft Napier Stormwater Bylaw 2019 and the Statement of Proposal, and;

c.     Authorise Officers to proceed with public notification and the special consultative procedure as prescribed in the Local Government Act for adopting a bylaw.

Councillor Tapine Abstained

Carried

 

 


 

2.    Delegation to Chief Executive to Approve Liquor Bans for Large Events

Type of Report:

Legal and Operational

Legal Reference:

Local Government Act 2002

Document ID:

747876

Reporting Officer/s & Unit:

Rachael Horton, Manager Regulatory Solutions

 

2.1   Purpose of Report

The purpose of this report is to request delegated authority to be granted to the Chief Executive to allow for temporary liquor bans to be imposed during large events.

 

 

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.

Carried

 

COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATION

Councillors Taylor / White

That the Regulatory Committee:

a.     Approve the request to grant delegated authority to the Chief Executive to allow for temporary liquor bans to be imposed for large events.

 

Carried

 

 


 

3.    Hastings District and Napier City Council's Joint Local Alcohol Policy (LAP)

Type of Report:

Legal and Operational

Legal Reference:

Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012

Document ID:

769251

Reporting Officer/s & Unit:

Rachael Horton, Manager Regulatory Solutions

 

3.1   Purpose of Report

The purpose of this report is to obtain a resolution from Council on setting a date at which the Hastings District and Napier City Council’s Joint Local Alcohol Policy (LAP) comes into force.

 

 

At the Māori Consultative Committee meeting

It was noted that this policy will help address anti-social behaviour in the community. It was also noted that this policy has come about as a result of the lack of action at a national level due to push-back from the liquor industry.

 

COUNCIL RESOLUTION

At the Regulatory Committee meeting held on Tuesday, 23 July 2019 the committee recommendation was ratified as a DECISION OF COUNCIL.

Councillors White / Boag

That Council:

a.     Receive the report of the Manager, Regulatory Solutions titled “Hastings District and Napier City Council’s Joint Local Alcohol Policy (LAP)”.

b.     Resolve that in accordance with section 90 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012:

i.      The Local Alcohol Policy is publicly notified

ii.     The Local Alcohol Policy comes into force on 21 August 2019

iii.    The Local Alcohol Policy hours provision in Section 5 of the Local Alcohol Policy comes into force on 21 November 2019.

c.     That a preliminary review be considered in three years after the policy becomes operative with a compulsory full review required within six years of the enforcement date.

d.     That a research working party of the key agencies is developed to start gathering evidence to support the full review of the policy in six years as required by the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.

Carried                                                                                            

 

 

4.    City Strategy Regulatory Activity Report - 4th Quarter

Type of Report:

Information

Legal Reference:

N/A

Document ID:

773730

Reporting Officer/s & Unit:

Rachael Horton, Manager Regulatory Solutions

 

4.1   Purpose of Report

To provide an information update on the regulatory activity in the city in each quarter.  The report attached covers the fourth quarter from 1 April until 30 June 2019.

 

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.

Carried

 

COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATION

Councillors Wise / Tapine

That the Regulatory Committee:

a.     Receive the Quarterly City Strategy Regulatory Activity Report for the period 1 April 2019 to 30 June 2019.

 

Carried

 

 


 

Reports from Finance Committee held 6 August 2019

 

1.    Bay Skate Fees and Charges - Supporting Information

Type of Report:

Information

Legal Reference:

N/A

Document ID:

785059

Reporting Officer/s & Unit:

Glenn Lucas, Manager Sport & Recreation

 

1.1   Purpose of Report

The purpose of this report is to provide the rationale for the proposed fees and charges increases for Bay Skate for the 2019/20 financial year.

 

 

At the Māori Consultative Committee meeting

It was noted that after robust discussion at the Finance Committee meeting, it was decided not to increase Bay Skate’s charges at this stage as the risk of losing customers outweighed the potential gain in revenue. The fees will be reviewed as part of the next Annual Plan.

 

MĀORI CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATION

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

Carried

 

COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATION

Councillors Wright / Tapine

That the Finance Committee:

a.     Agree that the proposed fee increases for Bay Skate are parked and reviewed again in eight months to a year’s time, as part of the next Annual Plan, to ensure they are in line with the Financial Strategy.

Carried

 

 


 

General Business

Pukemokimoki Marae

This Marae was developed, with support from Napier City Council, for the local community to have a place to celebrate cultural activities and have a supportive environment to go to. It looks after a lot of people and is well used. Council were asked to turn the sports ground into a Marae reserve three or four years ago and nothing appears to have happened about this. It was not originally Council land, but the Marae is not part of a claimant group.

The following points were clarified during discussion:

·         The Principal Māori Advisor is happy to meet with Pukemokimoki to find a way forward and advocate on their behalf to Council.

·         It was noted that Council is working on this issue and the Chief Executive is on board; however, the matter is currently being held up due to the legal process .

It was requested this item be added to the agenda for the next Committee meeting to get an update of where things are at.

 

Recycling Bin Messaging

Council is looking for endorsement from the Committee in relation to the proposed bilingual messaging on the new recycling receptacles. Te Reo has been used on receptacles in other parts of the country. With 75,000 crates being produced, it is considered that this approach could be an effective way to introduce Te Reo into more Napier homes.

The Committee confirmed that they were happy to endorse the use of Te Reo on the receptacles. It was also discussed that including the environmental principles (Recycle, Reuse, Reduce) in Te Reo could be a good addition, either on the receptacles or in the information packs.

 

Councillor Tapine closed the meeting with a karakia at 4.38pm.

 

 

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

 

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