Napier People and Places Committee

Open Minutes

 

Meeting Date:

Thursday 5 November 2020

Time:

10am-10.35am

10.54am-10.55am

Venue

Council Chambers
Hawke's Bay Regional Council
159 Dalton Street
Napier

 

 

Present

Mayor Wise, Councillor Boag (In the Chair), Deputy Mayor Brosnan, Councillors Browne, Chrystal, Crown, Mawson, McGrath, Price, Simpson, Tapine, Taylor and Wright

In Attendance

Interim Chief Executive, Director Infrastructure Services, Director City Strategy, Manager Communications and Marketing, Manager Business & Tourism, Manager Property, General Manager National Aquarium, Community Advisor, Community Funding Advisor

Administration

Governance Team

 


Napier People and Places Committee - 05 November 2020 - Open Minutes

Karakia

The Chair opened the meeting with a karakia.

Apologies

Nil

Conflicts of interest

Nil

Public forum

Nil

Announcements by the Mayor

Deputy Mayor Brosnan provided a brief overview of the Zone Three meeting attended by four elected members last week in Ruapehu.

Announcements by the Chairperson

The Chair thanked the staff for organising the Napier City Civic Awards held on Wednesday evening, and reminded elected members of the Keep Napier Beautiful Recycling Day to be held at Anderson Park on Saturday, 7 November 2020.

Announcements by the management

The Manager Business and Tourism provided an update to Councillors in relation to Council facilities, reporting that favourable and positive results for this financial year to date are being achieved across the board. He also advised that a new Kennedy Park Resort Manager has now been appointed and will be starting in November.

 

The Director City Strategy provided a brief update to Councillors on the recent field trips with Kainga Ora to view and consider potential housing options in both Hastings and Auckland. It was noted that Kainga Ora would like to have around 600 additional houses available in our community over the next four years and in order to achieve this, Council and Kainga Ora will need to work together to identify opportunities.

 

Confirmation of minutes

Councillors Mawson / Wright

That the Minutes of the meeting held on 24 September 2020 were taken as a true and accurate record of the meeting.

 

 

 

 


Napier People and Places Committee - 05 November 2020 - Open Minutes

Agenda Items

 

1.    2021 Celebrate Cultural DiverCity

Type of Report:

Operational

Legal Reference:

N/A

Document ID:

965678

Reporting Officer/s & Unit:

Belinda McLeod, Community Funding Advisor

 

1.1   Purpose of Report

To seek approval to apply for external funding to support the 2021 Celebrate Cultural DiverCity Event to be held on Saturday 15 May 2021 at the Soundshell, Marine Parade, Napier.

 

At the Meeting

The Community Advisor spoke to the report, providing a brief overview and noting that the increase in funding is in order to provide a larger scale event based on the success of previous years.

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

·         If the funding application is unsuccessful the event would still proceed but would need to be scaled back down.

·         The application will be for funding up to $10,000. This amount to be on top of the $4,000 internal funding already allocated for this event.

The Chair noted that having attended the Celebrate Cultural DiverCity Event in previous years, that it is a wonderful opportunity to showcase diversity in our City and she was pleased to see that this had become an annual event.

Committee's recommendation

The Napier People and Places Committee:

a.     Approve the application to apply for external funding from the Ethnic Communities Development Fund, for the 2021 Celebrate Cultural DiverCity Event.

 

 


 

2.    Wildlife Institutes Relief Fund (WIRF) funding

Type of Report:

Contractual

Legal Reference:

N/A

Document ID:

1254080

Reporting Officer/s & Unit:

Rachel Haydon, General Manager, National Aquarium of New Zealand

 

2.1   Purpose of Report

This report is to seek Council agreement to the terms of a Deed of Grant between Napier City Council (NCC) and the Department of Conservation (DOC) for a grant offered from Wildlife Institutes Relief Fund (WIRF) funding.

 

At the Meeting

The General Manager National Aquarium of New Zealand spoke to the report and provided a brief overview. It was noted that the application was made in response to Covid-19 for one-off funding assistance for the 2020/21 financial year.

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

·         The funding must be used for the purposes outlined in the application. Any amount not required for the agreed use will be repaid.

·         Funds will not be clawed back should the facility perform better than expected.

·         Council officers are satisfied that having to acknowledge assistance from the WIRF will not adversely impact Council’s branding.

Elected members congratulated staff on the successful application.

Committee's recommendation

The Napier People and Places Committee:

a.     Approve and agree to the terms of the Wildlife Institutes Relief Fund (WIRF) Deed of Grant with the Department of Conservation (DOC).

 

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 10.35am, and reconvened at 10.54am.     

 


Napier People and Places Committee - 05 November 2020 - Open Minutes

PUBLIC EXCLUDED ITEMS

 

Mayor Wise / Councillor Tapine

That the public be excluded from the following parts of the proceedings of this meeting, namely:

1.         Creative Communities September 2020 Distribution of Funds

 

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.  Creative Communities September 2020 Distribution of Funds

7(2)(c)(i) Protect information which is subject to an obligation of confidence or which any person has been or could be compelled to provide under the authority of any enactment, where the making available of the information would be likely to prejudice the supply of similar information or information from the same source and it is in the public interest that such information should continue to be supplied

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 into committee at 10.55am.

 

 

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

 

 

Chairperson .............................................................................................................................

 

 

Date of approval ......................................................................................................................