Hokianga Spraying Committee Meeting Minutes

8 December 2021

 

   MINUTES OF Far North District Council
Hokianga Spraying Committee Meeting
HELD AT THE
Council Chambers , Memorial Avenue , Kaikohe
ON
Wednesday, 8 December 2021 AT 2:26 pm

 

PRESENT:              CB Member Mike Edmonds, CB Member Louis Toorenburg, CB Member John Vujcich, CB Member Alan Hessell

IN ATTENDANCE: Community Members Gail Aikin, John Aikin, Peter Reid

STAFF PRESENT: Laurel Belworthy (Community Development Advisor), Marlema Baker (Democracy Advisor)

 

1            Karakia timatanga / opening prayer

Chairman Mike Edmonds commenced the meeting and member Alan Hessell opened with a karakia.

2            Ngā Whakapāha Me Ngā Pānga Mema / Apologies and Declarations of Interest

Apologies received from Member Emma Davis and Lorene Royal and a leave of absence granted.

3            Ngā kaikōrero / Speakers

Nil

4            Confirmation of Previous Minutes

4.1         Confirmation of Previous Minutes

Agenda item 4.1 document number A3368243, pages 6 - 6 refers

Resolution  2021/4

Moved:       Member Mike Edmonds

Seconded:  Member Louis Toorenburg

That the Hokianga Spraying Committee confirms the minutes of their meeting held 7 July 2021 as a true and correct record.

Carried

5            Reports

5.1         Appointment of Peter Reid and Lorene Royal to Hokianga Spraying Committee

Agenda item 5.1 document number A3448180, pages 10 - 12 refers

Resolution  2021/5

Moved:       Member Mike Edmonds

Seconded:  Member Alan Hessell

That the Hokianga Spraying Committee accepts the appointment of Peter Reid and Lorene Royal as community representatives to the Committee.

Carried

 

5.2          Major Item not on the Agenda – ‘No Spraying’ Proposal from the RAWENE Community.

Resolution  2021/6

Moved:       Chairperson Mike Edmonds

Seconded:  Member Louis Toorenburg

That the Hokianga Spraying Committee:

a)         resolves to consider the item not on the agenda ‘No Spraying’ Proposal from the Community.

b)        notes the item was not on the agenda because the original request was not forwarded to Democracy Services for inclusion in the agenda.

c)         the report cannot be delayed because this is a matter of importance to this community.

Carried

 

5.3         ‘No Spraying’ Proposal from the RAWENE Community

Resolution  2021/7

Moved:       Chairperson Mike Edmonds

Seconded:  Member Louis Toorenburg

That the Hokianga Spraying Committee resolves to ask the Chief Executive “it appears the Contractor has stopped spraying, we like that”. What is the contractor’s current practice regarding roadside maintenance in Rawene

Carried

 

5.4         Research Proposal on Non Toxic alternatives to Toxic Spraying in Rawene.

Resolution  2021/8

Moved:       CB Member Mike Edmonds

Seconded:  CB Member John Vujcich

That the Hokianga Spraying Committee thinks that a formal research project to evaluate options to the current spray regime near Rawene is a good idea and will pursue it.

Carried

6            karakia whakamutunga / closing prayer

Member Alan Hessell closed the meeting with a karakia.

7            tE kAPINGA hUI / Meeting Close

The meeting closed at 3:49pm.

 

The minutes of this meeting were confirmed at the Hokianga Spraying Committee Meeting held on .

 

...................................................

CHAIRPERSON