Extraordinary Council Meeting

5 September 2018

Northland Regional Council Minutes


Meeting held in the Council Chamber

36 Water Street, Whangārei

on Wednesday 5 September 2018, commencing at 9.15am




Deputy Chairman, David Sinclair


John Bain

Paul Dimery

Mike Finlayson (from 9.29am)

Penny Smart

Rick Stolwerk


In Attendance:

Full Meeting

Chief Executive Officer

Governance Support Manager

Part Meeting

                                                         GM - Governance and Engagement

The Chair declared the meeting open at 9.22am and adjourned the meeting until 9.30am pending the arrival of Councillor Finlayson.  The meeting reconvened at this time.

Secretarial Note:  Councillor Smart apologised for any potentially discourteous comments made at the extraordinary meeting held on 28 August 2018.

Apologies (Item 1.0)


Moved (Smart/Finlayson)

That the apologies from Councillors Blaikie, Shepherd and Yeoman 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 (Stolwerk/Bain)

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).






The meeting concluded at 9.34am.