Regulatory Compliance Committee Meeting Minutes - UNCONFIRMED

20 July 2021


   MINUTES OF Far North District Council
Regulatory Compliance Committee Meeting
Council Chamber, Memorial Avenue, Kaikohe
Tuesday, 20 July 2021 AT 1.00 pm

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

STAFF PRESENT: Shaun Clarke (Chief Executive Officer), William J Taylor, MBE (General Manager Corporate Services), Dean Myburgh (General Manager Districts Services), Andy Finch (General Manager Infrastructure and Asset Management), Darren Edwards (General Manager Strategic Planning and Policy), Richard Edmondson (Manager – Communications), Rochelle Deane (Manager – Environmental Services), Trent Blakeman (Manager – Building Services, Minnie Fox (Intermediate Resource Planner) Marlema Baker (Meeting Administrator)

1            Karakia TimatAnga – Opening Prayer

Chairperson Kelly Stratford commenced the meeting with a karakia.

2            NGā WHAKAPāHA ME NGā PāNGA MEMA / Apologies and Declarations of Interest


Resolution  2021/17

Moved:       Deputy Chairperson Dave Collard

Seconded:  Cr John Vujcich

That the apologies received from His Worship the Mayor and Cr David Clendon be accepted and leave of absence granted.


3            NGā tONO kŌRERO / Deputation

Leonie Exel – Community Animal Advocate speaking to the Significant Flora and Fauna Assessment.

1.    What is the extent of the bounds and limitations of the assessment?

2.    What is the legal cost to Council from all challenges from the public on dog bans, and what is it likely to be in the future?

3.    Has there been a review of the supporting information for banning dogs?

4.    What are the intended and unintended consequences of banning pets from the district?

5.    Where does the current practices of the Far North District Council clash with it’s own  documentation and with Legislation?

6.    What alternatives are there to what is in place now?

Ngahau Davis – He Iwi Kotahi Tatou Trust, speaking to Council’s implementation of ticketing people for not having Warrants of Fitness and Registrations

1.    Represents an area of the demographics of “Haves” and “Have Nots”

2.    Feels the implementation of ticketing for no warrants and/or registrations has the potential to make criminals out of people who are good people.

3.    Rural isolation, high unemployment etc are real issues in our lower socio-economics areas. We need to listen to the voice of the most vulnerable.

4.    Wants to help to find a solution to help people to help meet compliance.

4            Confirmation of Previous Minutes

4.1         Confirmation of Previous Minutes

Agenda item 4.1 document number A3052620, pages 14 - 18 refers

Resolution  2021/18

Moved:       Deputy Mayor Ann Court

Seconded:  Cr Dave Collard

That the Regulatory Compliance Committee confirms that the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held 4 May 2021 are a true and correct record.


5            Information Reports

5.1         District Services Monthly Business Report for May 2021

Agenda item 5.1 document number A3265651, pages 19 - 59 refers

Resolution  2021/19

Moved:       Deputy Mayor Ann Court

Seconded:  Deputy Chairperson Dave Collard

That the Regulatory Compliance Committee receive the report District Services Monthly Business Report for May 2021.



5.2         Significant Flora and Fauna Assessment

Agenda item 5.2 document number A3267393, pages 60 - 102 refers

Resolution  2021/20

Moved:       Cr Rachel Smith

Seconded:  Chairperson Kelly Stratford

That the Regulatory Compliance Committee:

a)    receive the report Significant Flora and Fauna Assessment; and


b)    that a joint report be presented to address both the operative and draft proposed district plan provisions as they are applied as part of resource consent considerations and practices.

In Favour:       Chairperson Kelly Stratford, Deputy Chairperson Dave Collard, Crs Rachel Smith and John Vujcich

Against:           Deputy Mayor Ann Court and Member Belinda Ward


Meeting adjourned 2:09 pm – 2:15 pm

Cr Rachel Smith left the meeting 2:38 pm


5.3         BCA Compliance Update

Agenda item 5.3 document number A3263832, pages 103 - 104 refers

Resolution  2021/21

Moved:       Chairperson Kelly Stratford

Seconded:  Deputy Mayor Ann Court

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



5.4         Regulatory Compliance Committee Action Sheet Update July 2021

Agenda item 5.4 document number A3280040, pages 105 - 107 refers

Resolution  2021/22

Moved:       Member Belinda Ward

Seconded:  Cr John Vujcich

That the Regulatory Compliance Committee receive the report Action Sheet Update July 2021.


5            Karakia Whakamutunga – Closing Prayer

Chairperson Stratford closed the meeting with a karakia.

6            tE kAPINGA hUI / Meeting Close

The meeting closed at 2:46 pm.


The minutes of this meeting will be confirmed at the Regulatory Compliance Committee Meeting held on 7 September 2021.