Māori Committee

Open Minutes


Meeting Date:

Friday 10 July 2020


9.00am – 10.13am

11.24am – 11.37am


Large Exhibition Hall
Napier War Memorial Centre
Marine Parade




Chad Tareha (In the Chair), Mayor Kirsten Wise, James Lyver, Adrienne Taputoro

In Attendance

Interim Chief Executive, Director Community Services, Senior Māori Advisor, Director City Strategy, Director Infrastructure Services, Principal Māori Advisor, Manager Community Strategies, Team Leader Parks, Reserves, Sportsgrounds, Talalelei Taufale, Tiwana Aranui and Maureen Mua


Governance Team


Mana Ahuriri Trust

Te Taiwhenua o Te Whanganui-a-Orotū

Pukemokimoki Marae


Māori Committee - 10 July 2020 - Open Minutes



Tiwana Aranui opened the meeting with a karakia.


Chad Tareha acknowledged that this is the first hui of the Māori new year, and acknowledged the ancestors and those who have passed on before us.



Conflicts of interest


Public forum

Talalelei Taufale (Pacific Health Manager at Hawke’s Bay District Health Board) on behalf of Pasifika Leaders

Recently a Community Fono was held to discuss the idea of creating a community coordination hub to address the needs of Pasifika people in Hawke’s Bay. It could explore new ways to improve the wellbeing of Pacific people and build on established successful Pacific led initiatives, which are driven by Pacific people’s identified needs and with success measured by Pacific world views and values. A number of programmes have been implemented to support and educate Pacific young people, including through Pacific leadership groups in schools, and information programmes relating to primary health care.


5.6% of Hawke’s Bay’s population are of Pacific origin; there has been a Pacific presence in Hawke’s Bay since the 1940s. The building and maintaining of a relationship with this community is important, and it needs be more consistent than the previous one-off reaching out immediately prior to an election.


The strength of the Pacific communities is through the churches, which were disabled to a large degree recently in the COVID-19 response; fortunately the communities were able to link in with, and experienced great benefit from, the Tihei Mauri Ora initiative run by local iwi.


The intention of the Hub would be to lead and work with partners to ensure positive outcomes are created for Pacific peoples in Hawke’s Bay. It is important to see clear outcomes from this move – warm houses, improved health and so on.


Also identified at the Fono were organisations and agencies that could partner with the hub to provide ongoing support. It is asked that Napier City Council consider how they can partner with the Hub and be a part of the coordinated approach.


Thanks were expressed to Talalelei for all the work underway; the Māori Committee support the concept in principle and agree that the Tihei Mauri Ora model is a useful one to build on.

It is anticipated that the Senior Māori Advisor will liaise directly with Talalelei as a start, and Council will further discuss how the Pacific voice can be better facilitated and heard by the decision makers. The opportunity to establish a Community Advisor – Pacific intern role is already being explored.   

It was noted by the Senior Māori Advisor that the kōrero in relation to the proposed Hub fits well with Council’s community strategies.  


Announcements by the Chairperson


Announcements by the management


Confirmation of minutes

Mayor Wise / A Taputoro

That the Minutes of the meeting held on 12 June 2020 were taken as a true and accurate record of the meeting, following updates as raised by James Lyver.


Kua Mana



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Agenda Items


1.    Māori Committee meeting 'mechanics'

Type of Report:


Legal Reference:

Local Government Act 2002

Document ID:


Reporting Officer/s & Unit:

Devorah Nícuarta-Smith, Team Leader Governance


1.1   Purpose of Report

To present a proposal to re-integrate the Māori Committee into the six-weekly meeting cycle of Council.


At the Meeting

Team Leader Governance spoke to the report stating the aim of moving the Māori Committee hui back into the six weekly meeting cycle of Council is to gain positive and formal feedback from the Committee that can be presented to the Council at their ordinary meetings.

It was clarified that:

·         Standing Committees of Council will move to weeks one and two. The agendas for these meetings will be available for the Māori Committee to peruse at the same time as they are available to Council.

·         The Māori Committee will be able attend Council workshops if they would like to.

·         It is intended to provide electronic devices to the Māori Committee so they can access agendas and workshop invitations.

·         This timetabling and information sharing will enable the Committee to identify issues they would like to discuss further at the hui in week four of the meeting cycle.

·         Feedback from discussions can be put forward to the Ordinary Council meeting in week six of the meeting cycle.

It was identified that there will be significant benefits from the new timetabling and information sharing for Napier City Council.

James Lyver left the meeting at 09:34am.

James Lyver returned to the meeting at 09:35am.

Committee's recommendation

The Māori Committee:

a.     Recommend that Council re-integrate the Māori Committee into the six-weekly meeting cycle alongside the standing committees, and direct officers to implement the processes and system updates required to complete this change, including

i.      reactivating the InfoCouncil functionality to allow for the flow of information through the standing and Māori committees to Council 

ii.     communication to all staff of the new process and associated time frames


Kua Mana




















































2.    update from partner entities


Maungaharuru-Tangitū Trust–James Lyver

·         The Maungaharuru-Tangitū Trust (MTT) continue to progress their Annual and Strategic Plans. Five pou focus areas:

1.    Strong People – They welcomed a new staff member Johann Wilson to the team.

2.    Strong Reo & Marae; Their Reo whānau programme continues and they are hosting a winter wānanga via Zoom. The Tangoio Marae Development Project continues.

3.    Strong Hapū economy; Financial Accounts finalised to be included into their Annual Report & AGM on 26 September 2020.

4.    Treasured Environment; MACA & other exciting Taiao projects. Unfortunately, they continue to have to address Resource Consents & 'Consultation'.

5.    A Great Organisation; MTT are proud of their small team, they are growing their capacity, but they very proud of their capability – they are experts within their team.

·         MTT thank Napier City Council for their authentic District Plan engagement.

·         James has handed in his resignation with MTT due to a change in his personal circumstances. His last day is 26 September 2020.


Maraenui and Districts Māori Committee – Adrienne Taputoro

No updates this week from Adrienne as the Committee’s hui did not go ahead.


Napier City Council – Mayor Kirsten Wise

·         Reiterated Council’s support for integrating this Committee into the governance structure of Napier City Council.

·         Consultation for the draft Annual Plan 2020/21 is currently underway; as the planning was undertaken during the COVID response much of the conversation and information is online. There have been 80 submissions so far.

·         The Terms of Reference (TOR) for the proposed Working Group in regards to Lagoon Farm land and restoring the mauri of the Ahuriri Estuary will not come through this committee formally due to time constraints, but feedback on the proposed TOR is requested from the committee. The mayor has received the draft TOR this morning, and will share these to seek feedback from Committee members. As well as elected members and officers, Joinella Maihi-Carroll has put her name forward to represent Mana Ahuriri Trust. While the statutory co-governance board Te Komiti Muriwai o Te Whanga exists to oversee the governance of the Estuary, the proposed Working Group is intended to specifically address the regional park option. The extent of the proposed regional park has not yet been fully established, so there may be some small overlap with Hastings. Napier City Council is submitting on the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council TANK plan change, but this Working Group is a service delivery group rather than a management group (i.e. it is there to progress the regional park rather than to provide governance over the estuary). It was agreed that the opportunity to provide both informal and formal feedback was preferred, and a report will be brought through the committee.

ACTION: A report on the proposed Lagoon Farm Working Group’s Terms of Reference will be brought to the 14 August hui of the Māori Committee.


Ngāti Pārau Hapū Trust - Chad Tareha

·         Waiohiki - Third papa-kāinga is going up currently and a fourth is being planned.

·         The speed limit has been reduced in the area from 70 to 50km and the Trust is working with Napier City Council and Hastings District Council to improvement the footpaths in the area.

·         Ngāti Pārau have a workshop tomorrow for the District Plan.

·         The third Wheels, Tracks and Rollers course is being run at Waiohiki in partnership with the Eastern Institute of Technology. This course has a 90% success rate for getting people into jobs. It is hoped that even more than 90% will experience success in securing jobs following this intake.

·         They are establishing a nursery at the marae amongst a lot of other work .

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3.    General business


COVID-19 Recovery Plan; Update from the committee

The Director City Strategy provided an update on the recovery programme, noting that applications can be made to two different contestable funds including one more focussed at business innovation. Information on the funds can be sought from the team and there is also information on the Council website.


The Support Napier campaign has been doing well, and the spend data shows excellent ‘health’ currently (stronger than the same time last year). However the team are aware that there may be longer term impacts which are slower to be seen, and there is currently not availability of deeper economic data. Unfortunately there is not as much data in relation to Māori economics as would be hoped nationwide.  A data ‘dashboard’ is in the process of being updated over the next while to draw in local Māori experience.


It was considered as to whether there was scope for the Committee to facilitate increased accurate data in relation to Māori recovery, whether this be a survey designed to draw out rich data or another route.


ACTION The underlying recovery plan will be circulated to the Committee by the Director City Strategy.


Black Lives Matter; Update on the joint position of support

A workshop to develop a joint position on the Black Lives Matter movement was not deemed necessary. Rather a bold joint statement from Council and this Committee that supports the movement in principle is to be developed by NCC’s Interim Chief Executive. This will then be circulated to the Elected Members and Māori Committee to get their feedback and endorsement prior to public release.


ACTION A joint statement which supports the Black Lives Matter movement to be developed by Napier City Council’s Interim Chief Executive for circulation.


Colonial Names; Indication on when the workshop is scheduled for

A report will be written by Council Officers which will be a summary of work completed to date through the War Memorial project, and it will be presented to this Committee. Within the city boundaries there are no colonial era memorials.


There is a book of all colonial place names but we do not have a register of place names or street names, which is where colonial acknowledgment is typically captured. The previous Māori Consultative Committee directed that dual place names be implemented, but the stories behind each name do need to be drawn together. There is a report coming to the next hui in regards to joint names for parks and reserves.


Need to be aware of the international conversations taking place in this space and the wonderful opportunity to familiarise ourselves with our stories and address lingering colonial matters.


The Director City Strategy noted that the issue will be highlighted soon via proposed names for streets that are being requested on the hill. A report is being brought to the next meeting of this Committee on the matter.


ACTION It was requested of the Committee that they provide feedback to the Māori Advisors of any place or street names they are aware of that are misspelled.




















A Taputoro / J Lyver

That the public (except for Tiwana Aranui and Maureen Mua) be excluded from the following parts of the proceedings of this meeting, namely:

1.         Pukemokimoki Marae Reserve Revocation



Kua mana

The general subject of each matter to be considered while the public was excluded, the reasons for passing this resolution in relation to each matter, and the specific grounds under Section 48(1) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 for the passing of this resolution were as follows:

General subject of each matter to be considered.

Reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter.

Ground(s) under section 48(1) to the passing of this resolution.

1.  Pukemokimoki Marae Reserve Revocation

7(2)(g) Maintain legal professional privilege

48(1)A That the public conduct of the whole or the relevant part of the proceedings of the meeting would be likely to result in the disclosure of information for which good reason for withholding would exist:
(i) Where the local authority is named or specified in Schedule 1 of this Act, under Section 6 or 7  (except 7(2)(f)(i)) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987.


The meeting moved in to committee at 10.13am



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



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