Extraordinary Council Meeting Minutes

5 September 2019


   MINUTES OF Far North District Council
Extraordinary Council Meeting
HELD AT THE Council Chamber, Memorial Avenue, Kaikohe
ON Thursday, 5 September 2019 AT 12:30pm


PRESENT:                   Mayor John Carter (HWTM), Cr Tania McInnes (Deputy Mayor), Cr Ann Court, Cr Colin (Toss) Kitchen, Cr Sally Macauley, Cr Mate Radich, Cr John Vujcich, Cr Kelly Stratford

IN ATTENDANCE:               Adele Gardner - Te Hiku Community Board Chairperson, Shaun Riley – Kaikohe-Hokianga Community Board Member, Jane Hurst – Tattico Limited

STAFF PRESENT:               Shaun Clarke - Chief Executive Officer, Andy Finch - General Manager Infrastructure & Asset Management, Dean Myburgh - General Manager District Services, Darren Edwards – General Manager Environmental Community and Customer Services, Darrell Sargent – General Manager Strategic Planning and Policy, Richard Edmondson – Manager Communications, Roger Ackers – Manager Strategy Development, Chris Sargent – Team Leader Strategy, Louise Wilson – Team Leader Resource Consents, Brad Hedger – Resource Consents Engineer, Kim Hammond – Meetings Administrator


1            Prayer

His Worship the Mayor commenced the meeting with a prayer.

2            Apologies and Declarations of Interest

That the apology received from Cr  Dave Hookway for absences and Cr Sally Macauley who will need to leave the meeting at 12.45 pm be accepted.

3            Deputation




5            Strategic Planning and Policy Group

5.1         Control of Earthworks Bylaw 2019 Deliberations

Agenda item 5.1 document number A2630417, pages 14 - 19 refers

Resolution  2019/30

Moved:       Mayor John Carter

Seconded:  Cr Ann Court

That Council agree to make the following changes to the Control of Earthworks Bylaw 2019 prior to the adoption:

a)      Modify section 7.1 to read as follows;

          7.1 Where a Resource Consent for earthworks and/or filling is not required under the    Far North District Plan, then no person shall carry out or cause to be carried out, any   excavation, cellar construction of filling until the Council’s approval has been           obtained and a permit has been issued for earthworks:


b)      that is beyond 3 metres of any boundary or water body, in any zone, except Mineral       zone and Rural Production zone, and:

i.        exceeds 500mm in depth, over an area that exceeds 50m2; or

ii.       exceeds 50m3


Against:           Cr John Vujcich


At 12:45 pm, Cr Sally Macauley left the meeting.

At 12:47 pm, Cr Tania McInnes left the meeting. At 12:49 pm, Cr Tania McInnes returned to the meeting.

6            Meeting Close

The meeting closed at 1:03 pm.


The minutes of this meeting will be confirmed at the Council Meeting to be held on 3 October 2019.