Extraordinary Council Meeting Minutes - Unconfirmed

14 July 2022


   MINUTES OF Far North District Council
Extraordinary Council Meeting
Virtually via Microsoft Teams
Thursday, 14 July 2022 AT 10:02 am


PRESENT:              Deputy Mayor Ann Court, Cr David Clendon, Cr Dave Collard, Cr Felicity Foy, Cr Mate Radich, Cr Rachel Smith, Cr Kelly Stratford, Cr Moko Tepania, Cr John Vujcich

IN ATTENDANCE: Belinda Ward (Bay of Islands-Whangaroa Community Board), Blair King (Chief Executive Officer), Andy Finch (General Manager Infrastructure and Asset Management), Darren Edwards (General Manager Strategic Planning and Policy)

STAFF PRESENT: Caroline Wilson (District Administration Manager), Patrick Smith (Te Hono Manager), Ruben Garcia (Communications Manager), Casey Gannon (Project Manager), Emma Healey (Executive Officer), Shayne Storey (Community Development Advisor), Toni Kana (Strategic Planning & Policy Support Officer), Marlema Baker (Democracy Advisor), Joshna Panday (Democracy Advisor), Rhonda-May Whiu (Democracy Advisor)

1            Karakia Timatanga / Opening Prayer

Councillor Rachel Smith commenced the meeting with a karakia.

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


Resolution  2022/57

Moved:       Cr Ann Court

Seconded:  Cr Rachel Smith

That the apology received from Mayor John Carter and Te Hiku Community Board Chair Adele Gardner be accepted and leave of absence granted.


Note: Deputy Mayor Ann Court passed on the Council’s sincere and heartfelt prayers and condolences to His Worship the Mayor John Carter on the loss of his brother Bruce.

The Council meeting held a moment of silence in respect.


4            ngā tono kōrero / Deputation

There were no deputations.

5            te wāhanga tūmataiti / Public Excluded


Resolution  2022/58

Moved:       Cr Ann Court

Seconded:  Cr Mate Radich

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

5.1 - Appointed Members to Council Committees

s7(2)(a) - the withholding of the information is necessary to protect the privacy of natural persons, including that of deceased natural persons.

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.



6            Karakia Whakamutunga / Closing Prayer

Councillor Moko Tepania closed the meeting with a karakia.

7            Meeting Close

The meeting closed at 10:50 am.


The minutes of this meeting will be confirmed at the Ordinary Council Meeting held on 11 August 2022.