Extraordinary Council Meeting Minutes - Confirmed

15 June 2022


   MINUTES OF Far North District Council
Extraordinary Council Meeting
Council Chamber, Kaikohe
Wednesday, 15 June 2022 AT 10:31am


PRESENT:              Mayor John Carter (HWTM), Deputy Mayor Ann Court, Cr Dave Collard, Cr Felicity Foy, Cr Mate Radich, Cr Kelly Stratford, Cr John Vujcich

IN ATTENDANCE: Adele Gardner (Te Hiku Community Board Chairperson), Belinda Ward (Bay of Islands-Whangaroa Community Board), William J Taylor, MBE (General Manager Corporate Services), Dean Myburgh (General Manager District Services), Andy Finch (General Manager Infrastructure and Asset Management), Darren Edwards (General Manager Strategic Planning and Policy)

STAFF PRESENT: Aisha Huriwai (Team Leader – Democracy Services), George Swanepoel (In-House Counsel), Sheryl Gavin (Corporate Planning & Community Development), Ajay Kumar (Management Accountant), Marlema Baker (Democracy Advisor).

1            Karakia Timatanga / Opening Prayer

His Worship the Mayor commenced the meeting and Cr Stratford opened with a karakia.

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


Resolution  2022/42

Moved:       Mayor John Carter

Seconded:  Cr John Vujcich

That the apologies received from Crs Clendon, Tepania and Smith be accepted and leave of absence granted.


3            ngā tono kōrero / Deputation

No deputations confirmed for this meeting.


5            Reports

5.1         Temporary Road Closure – Far North Rally

Agenda item 5.1 document number A3706265, pages 12 - 17 refers

Resolution  2022/43

Moved:       Mayor John Carter

Seconded:  Cr John Vujcich

That Council approve the proposed temporary road closures for safe event operation during the Far North Rally on Saturday, 2nd July 2022.



5.2         Adoption of Fees and Charges for 2022-23

Agenda item 5.2 document number A3717929, pages 18 - 55 refers

Resolution  2022/44

Moved:       Mayor John Carter

Seconded:  Deputy Mayor Ann Court

That Council adopt the Schedule of Fees and Charges for 2022/23.


6            te wāhanga tūmataiti / Public Excluded


Resolution  2022/45

Moved:       Mayor John Carter

Seconded:  Deputy Mayor Ann Court

That the public be excluded from the following parts of the proceedings of this meeting.

The general subject matter of each matter to be considered while the public is excluded, the reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter, and the specific grounds under section 48 of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 for the passing of this resolution are as follows:

General subject of each matter to be considered

Reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter

Ground(s) under section 48 for the passing of this resolution

6.1 - Paihia Waterfront Storm Mitigation Project

s7(2)(i) - the withholding of the information is necessary to enable Council to carry on, without prejudice or disadvantage, negotiations (including commercial and industrial negotiations)

s48(1)(a)(i) - the public conduct of the relevant part of the proceedings of the meeting would be likely to result in the disclosure of information for which good reason for withholding would exist under section 6 or section 7



Council confirms the information and decisions contained in the part of the meeting held with public excluded be restated in public.

7            Karakia Whakamutunga / Closing Prayer

Cr Stratford closed the meeting with a karakia.

8            Meeting Close

The meeting closed at 11:07 am.

The minutes of this meeting will be confirmed at the Council Meeting held on 30 June 2022.