Regulatory Compliance Committee Meeting Minutes - UNCONFIRMED

20 October 2020


   MINUTES OF Far North District Council
Regulatory Compliance Committee Meeting
Council Chamber, Memorial Avenue, Kaikohe
Tuesday, 20 October 2020 AT 1.00 pm


PRESENT:              Cr Kelly Stratford, Cr Dave Collard, Cr David Clendon, Deputy Mayor Ann Court, Cr Rachel Smith, Cr John Vujcich, Member Adele Gardner, Member Belinda Ward.

STAFF PRESENT: Shaun Clarke (Chief Executive Officer), William Taylor (General Manager, Corporate Services), Richard Edmondson (Manager – Communications), Dean Myburgh (General Manager, District Services), Andy Finch (General Manager, Infrastructure and Asset Management), Bill Lee (Special Projects Manager, Te Hono), Rochelle Deane (Manager, Environmental Services) Robert Maslamani (Animal Management Officer), Paparangi Pirini (Animal Management Officer), Marlema Baker (Meetings Administrator)

1            Karakia Timatanga – Opening Prayer

Chair Stratford declared the meeting open and commenced with a karakia/opening prayer.

2            Apologies and Declarations of Interest

Committee Resolution  2020/15

Moved:       Cr Rachel Smith

Seconded:  Cr John Vujcich

That apologies from Mayor John Carter be received and accepted.


3            Deputation

Leonie Exel representing Pamela Ann Backhouse-Smith (Dog Owner) for the Menacing Dog Hearing.

4            Confirmation of Previous Minutes

4.1         Confirmation of Previous Minutes

Agenda item 4.1 document number A2968376, pages 14 - 18 refers.

Committee Resolution  2020/16

Moved:       Member Adele Gardner

Seconded:  Cr Rachel Smith

That the Regulatory Compliance Committee confirms that the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held 8 September 2020 are a true and correct record.


5            Reports


5.1         Update Report: Environmental Services Monitoring and Compliance

Agenda item 5.1 document number A2965291, pages 19 - 24 refers.

Committee Resolution  2020/17

Moved:       Cr John Vujcich

Seconded:  Cr Rachel Smith

That the Regulatory Compliance Committee receive the report Update Report: Environmental Services Monitoring and Compliance.



5.2         BCA Regulatory Compliance Update

Agenda item 5.2 document number A2966768, pages 25 - 26 refers.

Committee Resolution  2020/18

Moved:       Member Belinda Ward

Seconded:  Cr Rachel Smith

That the Regulatory Compliance Committee receive the report BCA Regulatory Compliance Update.



5.3         Objection to the Classification of a Dog as Menacing by Breed/type (SECTION 33C OF THE DOG CONTROL ACT 1996), Dog owner pamela ann backhouse-smith, dog name: richard

Agenda item 5.3 document number A2976064, pages 27 - 73 refers.

At the commencement of the Hearing the dog owner’s representative disclosed that the dog in question passed away on Saturday 17 October.

Meeting adjourned 1:49 pm to 1:56 pm.

The Chairperson advised that the Committee would not proceed with the Hearing..

The Committee requested that staff investigate and advise whether the Objection to the Menacing Dog Classification still needed to be resolved, and if so whether needs discussing at a future meeting.


6            Karakia Whakamutunga – Closing Prayer

7            Meeting Close

The meeting closed at 2:11 pm


The minutes of this meeting will be confirmed at the Regulatory Compliance Committee Meeting held on 1 December 2020.