Extraordinary Council Meeting

10 July 2018

Northland Regional Council Minutes


Meeting held in the Council Chamber

36 Water Street, Whangārei

on Tuesday 10 July 2018, commencing at 9.30am




Chairman, Bill Shepherd

Deputy Chairman, David Sinclair


John Bain

Paul Dimery

Mike Finlayson

Penny Smart

R Stolwerk

Joce Yeoman


In Attendance:

Full Meeting

Chief Executive Officer

GM - Corporate Excellence

Management Accountant

Assistant Management Accountant

Governance Support Manager


The Chair declared the meeting open at 9.30am.

Apologies (Item 1.0)

Moved (Sinclair/Smart)

That the apology from Councillor Blaikie for delayed arrival be received.



Secretarial Note: The meeting concluded prior to Councillor Blaikie’s arrival.

Declarations of Conflicts of Interest (Item 2.0)

It was advised that councillors should make declarations item-by-item as the meeting progressed.




Adoption of the rating policies pertaining to the Far North district (Item 3.1)

ID: A1076948

Report from Bree Torkington, Assistant Management Accountant

Moved (Yeoman/Smart)

1.         That the report ‘Adoption of the rating policies pertaining to the Far North district’ by Bree Torkington, Assistant Management Accountant and dated 20 June 2018, be received.

2.         That having undertaken consultation in accordance with sections 82 and 83, and pursuant to section 102 and sections 108-110 of the Local Government Act 2002, and having considered Schedule 11 of the Local Government Act 2002, the council adopt the rating policies for the Far North district (including the Policy on the Remission and Postponement of Rates on Māori Freehold Land), effective from 1 July 2018, as attached to this report.

3.         That council authorises Dave Tams, Group Manager – Corporate Excellence, to make any necessary minor drafting, typographical, or presentation corrections to the rating policies prior to the document going to print.




The meeting concluded at 9.31am.