Extraordinary Council Meeting

28 August 2018

Northland Regional Council Minutes


Meeting held in the Council Chamber

36 Water Street, Whangārei

on Tuesday 28 August 2018, commencing at 9.30am




Acting Chairman, David Sinclair


John Bain

Paul Dimery

Mike Finlayson

Penny Smart

Rick Stolwerk



In Attendance:

Full Meeting

NRC Chief Executive
GM - Governance and Engagement
Governance Support Officer


The Chair declared the meeting open at 9.31am.

Apologies (Item 1.0)

Moved (Bain/Smart)

That the apologies from Chairman, Bill Shepherd, Councillor Justin Blaikie, Councillor Joce Yeoman and GM Corporate Excellence 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.


Business with Public Excluded (Item 3.0)

Moved (Smart/Finlayson)

1.              That the public be excluded from the proceedings of this meeting to consider confidential matters.

2.              That the general subject of the matters to be considered whilst the public is excluded, the reasons for passing this resolution in relation to this matter, and the specific grounds under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 for the passing of this resolution, are as follows:

Item No.

Item Issue



Appointment of Directors

The public conduct of the proceedings would be likely to result in disclosure of information, the withholding of which is necessary to protect the privacy of natural persons, including that of deceased natural persons s7(2)(a) and the withholding of which is necessary to enable council to carry out, without prejudice or disadvantage, commercial activities s7(2)(h).

3.              That the Independent Financial Advisor be permitted to stay during business with the public excluded.




The meeting concluded at 10.04am.