Joint Regional Economic Development Committee

10 December 2021

Joint Regional Economic Development Committee Minutes

 

Meeting held remotely via Zoom

on Friday 10 December 2021, commencing at 10.00am

 

Tuhinga/Present:

Full Meeting

Councillor Justin Blaikie (NRC) - Chair

Councillor Anna Curnow  (KDC) – Deputy Chair

Councillor Terry Archer (NRC)

Councillor David Clendon (FNDC)

Councillor John Vujcich (FNDC)

Councillor Peter Wethey (KDC)

Kris McDonald (NINC)

Liz Oliver (NINC)

Geoff Chopstick (NINC)

Vaughan Cooper (NINC)

Tammy Fromont (NINC)

Nicole Anderson (NINC) - Chair

Bill Lee (FNDC)

Darryl Jones (NRC)

Emmanouela Galanou (NRC)

 

I Tae Mai/In Attendance:

Part Meeting

Malcolm Nicolson (NRC) - CEO

Jason Marris (KDC)

 

The Chair declared the meeting open at 10.00am.

Secretarial Note: Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions and the meeting being conducted fully remotely, proceedings were livestreamed in order to be open to the public.

 

Karakia Timatanga Justin Blaikie

·         Justin Blaikie acknowledged the retirement of Bill Lee.

·         Introductions of all members attending today’s meeting.

Ngā Mahi Whakapai/Housekeeping (Item 1.0) Nil

Ngā whakapahā/Apologies (Item 2.0)

 

Nil

 

 

Confirmation of Minutes - 30 September 2021 (Item 4.1)

Report from Emmanouela Galanou, Economic Policy Advisor and Darryl Jones, Economist

Moved (Justin Blaikie/Peter Wethey)

Ngā mahi tūtohutia / Recommendation

That the minutes of the Joint Regional Economic Development Committee meeting held on 30 September 2021 be confirmed as a true and correct record.

Carried

 

Receipt of Action Sheet (Item 5.1)

Report from Emmanouela Galanou, Economic Policy Advisor and Darryl Jones, Economist

Moved (Anna Curnow/Terry Archer)

Nga mahi tutohutia / Recommendation

That the action sheet be received.

Carried

 

Secretarial Note:

·         The Joint Committee would like a discussion on “Regional Reach” to be prioritised for its meeting on 11 March 2022.

 

Northland Inc Limited: Annual Report for the Year Ending 30 June 2021 (Item 6.1)

Report from Emmanouela Galanou, Economic Policy Advisor and Darryl Jones, Economist

Moved (Peter Wethey/John Vujcich)

Ngā mahi tūtohutia / Recommendation

That the report ‘Northland Inc Limited: Annual Report for the Year Ending 30 June 2021’ by Emmanouela Galanou, Economic Policy Advisor and Darryl Jones, Economist and dated 17 November 2021, be received.

Carried

 

Secretarial Note:

  • The Joint Committee would like explanations to be provided going forward for all significant variations from budget in Northland Inc’s financial statements (10% or greater was suggested).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Northland Inc Limited: First Quarter 2021/22 reporting against Statement of Intent 2021-2024 (Item 6.2)

Report from Emmanouela Galanou, Economic Policy Advisor and Darryl Jones, Economist

Moved (Anna Curnow/Justin Blaikie)

Ngā mahi tūtohutia / Recommendation

That the report ‘Northland Inc Limited: First Quarter 2021/22 reporting against Statement of Intent 2021-2024’ by Emmanouela Galanou, Economic Policy Advisor and Darryl Jones, Economist and dated 17 November 2021, be received.

Carried

Secretarial Note:

·         Northland Inc will provide a district breakdown, where available, in future KPI reporting to show regional dispersal.

·         Joint Committee members have extensive networks which can be used to both promote Northland Inc and to bring potential investment to the attention of Northland Inc.

·         Northland Inc are working on a communication strategy to increase the visibility of their activities within the region, and will provide the Joint Committee with an update in 2022.

 

Northland Inc Limited: Draft Letter of Expectations to SOI 2022-25 (Item 6.3)

Report from Emmanouela Galanou, Economic Policy Advisor and Darryl Jones, Economist

Moved (Justin Blaikie/John Vujcich)

Recommendation(s)

1.         That the report ‘Northland Inc Limited: Draft Letter of Expectations to SOI 2022-25’ by Emmanouela Galanou, Economic Policy Advisor and Darryl Jones, Economist and dated 18 November 2021, be received.

2.         That the Letter of Expectations on the Statement of Intent 2022-25 as set out in Attachment 1 be provided to Northland Inc Limited.

3.         That the Chair be delegated authority to make minor amendments to the letter of expectations to Northland Inc Limited on its Statement of Intent 2022-2025 in line with comments received on this report, and any amendments be circulated to members of the Joint Regional Economic Development Committee prior to the letter been released to Northland Inc Limited.

Carried

 

Secretarial Note:

·         11am Malcolm Nicolson left meeting.

·         Minor grammar changes suggested. Letter to be sent to Northland Inc.

 

 

Northland Inc Limited Directors: Review of remuneration (Item 6.4)

Report from Darryl Jones, Economist

Ngā mahi tūtohutia / Recommendation

That the report ‘Northland Inc Limited Directors: Review of remuneration’ by Darryl Jones, Economist and dated 2 December 2021, be received.

 

 

Northland Inc Limited Directors: Appointment of director (Item 6.5)

Report from Darryl Jones, Economist and Emmanouela Galanou, Economic Policy Advisor

Moved (Justin Blaikie/Terry Archer)

Recommendation(s)

1.         That the report ‘Northland Inc Limited Directors: Appointment of director’ by Darryl Jones, Economist and Emmanouela Galanou, Economic Policy Advisor and dated 30 November 2021, be received.

2.         That Kris McDonald be reappointed to the Board of Northland Inc Limited for a term of three years beginning 1 July 2022.

Secretarial Note:

·         11.06am Kris McDonald left the meeting whilst the Joint Committee discuss his reappointment.

 

Regional Economic Development Strategy (Item 6.6)

Report from Darryl Jones, Economist and Emmanouela Galanou, Economic Policy Advisor

Moved (Anna Curnow/Terry Archer)

Ngā mahi tūtohutia / Recommendation

That the report ‘Regional Economic Development Strategy ’ by Darryl Jones, Economist and Emmanouela Galanou, Economic Policy Advisor and dated 22 November 2021, be received.

Carried

 

Secretarial Note:

 

·        11.22am Jason Marris left meeting.

·        The Joint Committee request that Northland Inc set target dates for project milestones.

·        Although it is important that the strategy has a targeted date, time is required in order to fully engage and achieve effective collaboration with Māori, iwi and hapu.

 

 

Karakia Whakamutanga Justin Blaikie

Whakamutunga (Conclusion)

The meeting concluded at 11:50am.