Napier People and Places Committee

Open Minutes

 

Meeting Date:

Thursday 18 March 2021

Time:

10.55am-11.12am and reconvened 11.13am-11.40am

Venue

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

 

Livestreamed to Council’s Facebook site

 

 

Present

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

In Attendance

Chief Executive (Steph Rotarangi)

Acting Director Corporate Services (Caroline Thomson)

Director Community Services (Antoinette Campbell) 

Director City Strategy (Richard Munneke)

Director Infrastructure Services (Jon Kingsford)

Manager Community Strategies (Natasha Mackie)

Manager Communications and Marketing (Craig Ogborn)

Team Leader Governance (Helen Barbier)

Administration

Governance Advisors (Carolyn Hunt and Anna Eady)

 


Napier People and Places Committee - 18 March 2021 - Open Minutes

 

Karakia

The Elected Members opened the meeting with a karakia.

Apologies

 

Councillors Mawson / Chrystal

That the apology from Mayor Wise to leave at 10.30am be accepted.

 

Conflicts of interest - Nil

Public forum

Citizens Advice Bureau – Dr Susan Jacobs and Greer Lean

The Chair welcomed DR Susan Jacobs, who had been a volunteer interviewer at the Citizens Advice Bureau for four years and Greer Lean who was in her last year of her degree in social work at EIT.

 

Dr Jacobs displayed a PowerPoint presentation (Doc ID 1299145) highlighting key issues that clients were experiencing and concerns of the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) noting the following points :

·         CAB provided free confidential advice to people.

·         There were 81 CABs in New Zealand and had a great data base with over 300 links to key information evidence based to 35,000 organisations around the country.

·         CAB helped people to learn about rights and responsibilities and to advocate for themselves.

·         Most common areas of  concerns and problems included: Legal and government; Finance and benefits; Family and personal; Housing land; Employment and business; Consumer; Health; Education and Community

 

Councillor Tapine joined the meeting at 10.15am via zoom link

 

·         Poverty was not abating and had been exacerbated with COVID19.

·         CABNZ had collated data from client enquiries for the period January-December 2020 and found that Māori had been disproportionately affected and in desperate need. 

·         CABNZ were working with a wide range of agencies to pressure government to do more and particularly to raise benefit levels.

·         CAB assisted people with speaking to government agencies, writing letters, filling in forms and finding legal assistance

·         CAB provided the services of a Justice of the Peace for two hours per day and had a legal clinic for an hour on a Saturday.

·         Currently looking for alternative premises as CAB had to vacate the Hastings Street premises by April.

·         CAB were grateful to the Napier City Council who had supported Napier residents through the CAB and looked forward to continued funding support.

 

 

It was noted that funding was provided through a 3 year service agreement and would be looked at as part of the Long Term Plan plus applications to other funding opportunities.

 

K3 Kahungunu Property – Aayden Clarke & Rawinia Lewis

Mr Clarke together with Ms Lewis displayed a PowerPoint presentation (Doc ID 1299164) about K3 Kahungunu Property which had been established in September 2020 by the Kahungunu Asset Holding Company (KAHC) to increase the income and standard of living for Māori.  The following points were highlighted:

 

·         Māori unemployment rate was twice that of non-Māori and  on average, employed Māori earned less than employed non-Māori.

·         It was expected that Māori would be disproportionally affected by Covid-19 economic disruptions and Māori trade training was seen as an opportunity for many.

·         The housing boom had disproportionally affected Māori, through increased rents, overcrowding, transience and decrease in home ownership rates.

·         A significant proportion of homeless or transitional whanau with no permanent place to call home was made up of Māori.

·         K3 had three purposes; growing people through trades training, building homes and supporting Māori trades and businesses across the district.

·         Increasing living standards and income levels with employees on K3 construction projects being paid at least the living wage.

·         There would be a number of apprenticeships available for those looking to get started in the industry.

·         K3’s vision was for Māori to build homes for Māori, and to help whānau to achieve home ownership and stable employment in the process.

·         K3 hoped to be developer with a difference with partnering to provide warm healthy homes that everyone would like to reside in.

·         K3 was working with partners such as Kāinga Ora, Habitat for Humanity, Napier City Council and Hastings District Council.

·         It was really important to join together to address the housing problem in the district.

·         There are some great examples around the world of how to build affordable homes and communities that people actually wanted to live in.

·         It was not about just dumping a box on a bare piece of land and hoping for the best.

·         There was a desire to explore prefabrication for affordable home requirements and the need to use different materials and would provide an opportunity for unskilled labour.

·         K3 wanted small Māori business to be able to compete with all businesses.

·         Funding of $2m had been made available from Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) which would control 50 Māori apprenticeships and improve ratios for academic journey of apprentices.

·         K3 Māori apprentices would receive additional workshops in managing life outside of work.

 

Mayor Wise left the meeting at 10.35am

 

·         K3 was not setting up to be a landlord and with Iwi having have different shared equity schemes the barrier of land, cost and what models could alleviate those issues. 

·         K3 were aware of the perception of prefabrication buildings, however it was important that the home built were desirable.

·         K3 were looking at all options single traditional, two storey, Marae, Kainga Whenua, papakainga and communal abulution blocks.

·         Bathroom and kitchens were the most expensive part of a home.

Announcements by the Deputy Mayor

Concept drawings for the restoration of the Napier War Memorial would be unveiled to the community at a public meeting to be held on Monday, 22 March 2021 at 5.30pm at the Napier War Memorial Centre.

Announcements by the Chairperson

Nil

Announcements by the management

Nil

Confirmation of minutes

Councillors Wright / McGrath

That the Minutes of the meeting held on 4 February 2021 were taken as a true and accurate record of the meeting.

 

 

 


Agenda Items

 

1.    Amendments to the 2021 Council/Committee Meeting Schedule

Type of Report:

Procedural

Legal Reference:

Local Government Act 2002

Document ID:

1291153

Reporting Officer/s & Unit:

Helen Barbier, Team Leader Governance

1.1   Purpose of Report

The purpose of this report was to seek approval for amendments to the schedule of Council and Committee meetings for 2021, as adopted on 22 October 2020 (Doc Id 1295698).

 

At the Meeting

The Team Leader Governance, Mrs Barbier spoke to the report and advised the meeting of two additional changes to the schedule circulated.

 

The proposed two additional changes were:

·         An additional Hearings (for the consideration of Tenders) meeting on 22 June 2021 to accommodate two tenders that required finalisation in June; and

·         At the request of Audit New Zealand the Long Term Plan adoption date was moved from 29 June 2021 to 30 June 2021.

Committee's recommendation

Councillors Brosnan / Chrystal

The Napier People and Places Committee:

a.     Received the report “Amendment to the 2021 Council/Committee Meeting Schedule” dated 18 March 2021.

b.     Adopt the amendments to the 2021 Meeting Schedule as below:

 

Meeting

Previous Date

New Date

Council (Adopt LTP Doc)

 

8 April 2021 (1pm)

Māori Committee

21 May 2021

14 May 2021 (9am)

Council

3 June 2021

27 May 2021 (11am)

 

 

 

Meeting

Previous Date

New Date

Council (LTP hearings)

 

8 June -11June 2021 (9am)

Audit and Risk Committee

25 June 2021

16 June 2021 (1pm)

Hearings (for the consideration of Tenders)

 

22 June 2021 (12.30pm)

Council (adopt LTP/Rates)

29 June 2021

30 June 2021 (9am)

Audit and Risk Committee

10 December 2021

26 November 2021 (1pm)

 

c.     Note that a DECISION OF COUNCIL is required as the next meeting of Council scheduled for 22 April 2021, is too late to meet legislative requirements related to meeting notification.

 

DECISION OF COUNCIL

Council Resolution

 

Councillors Simpson / Browne

That Council:

a.    Received the report “Amendment to the 2021 Council/Committee Meeting Schedule” dated 18 March 2021.

b.     Adopt the amendments to the 2021 Meeting Schedule as below:

 

Meeting

Previous Date

New Date

Council (Adopt LTP Doc)

 

8 April 2021 (1pm)

Māori Committee

21 May 2021

14 May 2021 (9am)

Council

3 June 2021

27 May 2021 (11am)

Council (LTP hearings)

 

8 June -11June 2021 (9am)

Audit and Risk Committee

25 June 2021

16 June 2021 (1pm)

Hearings (for the consideration of Tenders)

 

22 June 2021  (12.30pm)

Council (adopt LTP/Rates)

29 June 2021

30 June 2021 (9am)

Audit and Risk Committee

10 December 2021

26 November 2021 (1pm)


PUBLIC EXCLUDED ITEMS

 

Councillors Mawson / Boag

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

1.         Council property - Bledisloe Road

2.         Stakeholder Satisfaction Survey

 

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.  Council property - Bledisloe Road

7(2)(i) Enable the local authority to carry on, without prejudice or disadvantage, negotiations (including commercial and industrial negotiations)

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.

2.  Stakeholder Satisfaction Survey

7(2)(a) Protect the privacy of natural persons, including that of a deceased person

7(2)(h) Enable the local authority to carry out, without prejudice or disadvantage, commercial activities

7(2)(i) Enable the local authority to carry on, without prejudice or disadvantage, negotiations (including commercial and industrial negotiations)

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 adjourned at 10.55am to allow the open Prosperous Napier Committee

meeting to proceed  and reconvened in the Public Excluded Session of the Napier People and Places Committee at 11.12am.

 

The meeting closed with a Karakia at 11.40am

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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