Representation Review Hearings

31 July 2018

Northland Regional Council Minutes


Representation Review Hearings held in the Council Chamber

36 Water Street, Whangārei

on Tuesday 31 July 2018, commencing at 9.30am




Chairman, Bill Shepherd

Deputy Chairman, David Sinclair


Justin Blaikie

Paul Dimery

Mike Finlayson

Penny Smart

Rick Stolwerk

Joce Yeoman


In Attendance:

Full Meeting

Chief Executive Officer

GM - Governance and Engagement

Governance Support Manager


The Chair declared the meeting open at 9.37am.

Apologies (Item 1.0)

Moved (Sinclair / Yeoman)

That the apologies from Councillor Bain for non-attendance be received.



Declarations of Conflicts of Interest (Item 2.0)

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


Secretarial Note:  Apologies had been tendered by submitters Joe Carr and Ms Merehora Taurua.



Hearing of Submissions – Representation Review 2018 Initial Proposal

(Item 3.0)

Submitter: Margaret Hicks

Key points of the submission:

·         Stressed that Mangawhai and Kaiwaka were fundamentally different from the other communities in the Coastal South.  Dissimilarities included their connection with the Rodney District, being under the jurisdiction of the Kaipara District Council, not in the rohe of Patuharakeke, a large ‘absentee population’ from Auckland with little interest in the community, higher land prices and not in the same telephone directory.

·         Suggested (in order to balance the population change) removing the southern part of the Coastal South constituency (incorporating Mangawhai and Kaiwaka) instead of the north.

·         Noted the long standing impacts of the Mangawhai wastewater scheme.

·         Opposed Bream Bay having association with the Mangawhai Harbour Restoration Society.



The meeting concluded at 9.49am.