23 February 2021
OF Far North District Council
Extraordinary Council Meeting
HELD AT THE virtually via Microsoft Teams
ON Tuesday, 23 February 2021 AT 9.30 am
PRESENT: Mayor John Carter (HWTM), Deputy Mayor Ann Court, Cr David Clendon, Cr Dave Collard, Cr Felicity Foy (via TEAMS), Cr Mate Radich (via TEAMS), Cr Rachel Smith, Cr Kelly Stratford (via TEAMS), Cr Moko Tepania, Cr John Vujcich
IN ATTENDANCE: Mike Edmonds (Kaikohe-Hokianga Community Board Chairperson), Adele Gardner (Te Hiku Community Board Chairperson via TEAMS), Belinda Ward (Bay of Islands-Whangaroa Community Board via TEAMS), Dale Ofsoske (Managing Director – Electoral Officer)
STAFF PRESENT: Shaun Clarke (Chief Executive Officer), Glenn Rainham (General Manager Infrastructure and Asset Management - Acting), Dean Myburgh (General Manager District Services), William J Taylor, MBE (General Manager Strategic Planning and Policy - Acting), Jaime Dyhrberg (General Manager Corporate Services - Acting)
1 Karakia Timatanga – Opening Prayer
His Worship the Mayor commenced the meeting with a prayer.
His Worship the Mayor was to attend the Christchurch Earthquake Memorial in Christchurch, however his flight was cancelled. The Chambers held a minute of silence in respect.
Agenda item 5.1 document number A3083247, pages 12 - 15 refers.
Moved: Mayor John Carter
Seconded: Cr Moko Tepania
That Council does not hold a non-binding poll, under section 9 of the Local Electoral Act on Māori Wards prior to 21 May 2021.
In Favour: HisWorship the Mayor John Carter, Deputy Mayor Ann Court, Crs David Clendon, Dave Collard, Felicity Foy, Rachel Smith, Kelly Stratford, Moko Tepania and John Vujcich
Abstained: Cr Mate Radich
The meeting was adjourned from 10.13 am to 10.25 am.
Moved: Cr Rachel Smith
Seconded: Cr Kelly Stratford
That Council agree to discuss with the community via informal consultation, to gauge community feedback on Māori representation and report back to 8 April 2021 Council meeting.
The meeting was adjourned from 10.34 am to 10.43 am.
Moved: Mayor John Carter
Seconded: Cr John Vujcich
That Council direct the Chief Executive Officer to bring a paper to a Council meeting to establish a working party to look at options for improving community participation in Far North District Council decision making.
Councillor Smith closed the meeting with a Karakia.
The meeting closed at 11.01 am.
The minutes of this meeting will be confirmed at the Council Meeting to be held on 08 April 2021.