Huihuinga O Te Kāhui Māori O Taitokerau
Te Taitokerau Māori and Council Working Party

Thursday 10 March 2022 at 11.00am

 

 

AGENDA
RĀRANGI TAKE

 


Te Taitokerau Māori and Council Working Party

10 March 2022

Rārangi Take O Te Kāhui Māori O Taitokerau

(Te Taitokerau Māori and Council Working Party Agenda)

 

Meeting to be held remotely via audio visual (Zoom)

on Thursday 10 March 2022, commencing at 11.00am

 

Please note: working parties and working groups carry NO formal decision-making delegations from council. The purpose of the working party/group is to carry out preparatory work and discussions prior to taking matters to the full council for formal consideration and decision-making. Working party/group meetings are open to the public to attend (unless there are specific grounds under LGOIMA for the public to be excluded).

 

NGĀ MANA WHAKAHAERE

(MEMBERSHIP OF THE Te Taitokerau Māori and Council Working Party)

 

Heamana Tokorua (Co-Chairs): Marty Robinson, Councillor and Pita Tipene, Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Hine

 

Alan Riwaka, Te Rūnanga O Ngāti Whātua

Amy Macdonald, Councillor

Colin Kitchen, Councillor

Georgina Connelly, Te Uri o Hau Settlement Trust

Jack Craw, Councillor

Janelle Beazley, Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi-O-Ngāpuhi

Joce Yeoman, Councillor

Juliane Chetham, Patuharakeke Te Iwi Trust Board

Justin Blaikie, Councillor

Lynette Wharerau, Te Whakaminenga O Te Hikutu Hapu-Whanau

Michelle Elboz, Ngāti Kuta, Patukeha

Mike Kake, Ngāti Hau

Mira Norris, Te Parawhau Hapū Authority Charitable Trust

Niki Conrad, Te Rūnanga Nui o Te Aupōuri

Nora Rameka, Te Rūnanga O Ngāti Rehia

Penny Smart, Councillor (Chair, NRC)

Rick Stolwerk, Councillor

Rihari Dargaville, Te Rūnanga o Te Rarawa

Rowan Tautari, Te Whakapiko Hapū

Terry Archer, Councillor

Thomas Hohaia, Te Roroa

Waimarie Kingi, Te Waiāriki, Ngāti Korora, Ngāti Taka Hapū Iwi Trust

William Sullivan, Ngātiwai Trust Board

 

 

 

 


TTMAC representatives on other working parties

Māori Technical Advisory Group

Georgina Connelly, Te Uri o Hau Settlement Trust 

Janelle Beazley, Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi-O-Ngāpuhi 

Juliane Chetham, Patuharakeke Te Iwi Trust Board 

Mira Norris, Te Parawhau Hapū Authority Charitable Trust 

Nora Rameka, Te Rūnanga O Ngāti Rehia 

Rowan Tautari, Te Whakapiko Hapū 

William Sullivan, Ngātiwai Trust Board 

Planning and Regulatory Working Party

Juliane Chetham, Patuharakeke Te Iwi Trust Board 

Mira Norris, Te Parawhau Hapū Authority Charitable Trust 

Rowan Tautari, Te Whakapiko Hapū 

William Sullivan, Ngātiwai Trust Board 

Water and Land Working Party

Alan Riwaka, Te Rūnanga O Ngāti Whātua 

Georgina Connelly, Te Uri o Hau Settlement Trust 

Janelle Beazley, Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi-O-Ngāpuhi 

Mira Norris, Te Parawhau Hapū Authority Charitable Trust 

Waimarie Kingi, Te Waiāriki, Ngāti Korora, Ngāti Taka Hapū Iwi Trust 

Climate Change Working Party

Nora Rameka, Te Rūnanga O Ngāti Rehia 

Rihari Dargaville, Te Rūnanga o Te Rarawa 

Rowan Tautari, Te Whakapiko Hapū 

Thomas Hohaia, Te Roroa 

Biosecurity and Biodiversity Working Party

Georgina Connelly, Te Uri o Hau Settlement Trust 

Juliane Chetham, Patuharakeke Te Iwi Trust Board 

Michelle Elboz, Ngāti Kuta, Patukeha 

Nora Rameka, Te Rūnanga O Ngāti Rehia 

Joint Climate Change Adaptation Governance Committee

Rihari Dargaville, Te Rūnanga o Te Rarawa 

Thomas Hohaia, Te Roroa (proxy)

Local Government Elections subgroup

Mike Kake, Ngāti Hau

Nora Rameka, Te Rūnanga O Ngāti Rehia

Pita Tipene, Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Hine

Strategic (Priorities) Intent subgroup 2021

Lynette Wharerau, Te Whakaminenga O Te Hikutu Hapu-Whanau

Mike Kake, Ngāti Hau

Mira Norris, Te Parawhau Hapū Authority Charitable Trust

Nora Rameka, Te Rūnanga O Ngāti Rehia

Pita Tipene, Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Hine

Tāngata Whenua Water Advisory Group

Alan Riwaka, Te Rūnanga O Ngāti Whātua

Nora Rameka, Te Rūnanga O Ngāti Rehia

Rowan Tautari, Te Whakapiko Hapū

 

 

Meeting Dates for 2022 – some dates may be subject to change

TTMAC

MTAG

Water and Land WP

Planning & Regulatory WP

Climate Change WP

Biosecurity & Biodiversity WP

10 February*

3 February

1 March

1 March

23 February

23 February

10 March

3 March

3 May

3 May

25 May

25 May

14 April*

7 April

2 August

2 August

31 August

31 August

12 May

5 May

(1 November)

(1 November)

(30 November)

(30 November)

9 June*

2 June

 

 

 

 

14 July

7 July

 

 

 

 

11 August*

4 August

 

 

 

 

8 September

1 September

 

 

 

 

13 October*

6 October

 

 

 

 

(10 November)

(3 November)

 

 

 

 

(November *)

(November)

 

 

 

 

*These are TTMAC regional workshops.

 

 

 

Commonly used terms and abbreviations

Appointed member – one of the (up to) twenty-one appointed iwi and hapū members from Te Taitokerau tāngata whenua. Members are appointed in accordance with the Terms of Reference. In addition to appointed members there are nine elected members (councillors)

AP - Annual Plan

TTMAC caucusis comprised of appointed (tāngata whenua) members

CEO - Chief Executive Officer

CPCA - Community Pest Control Areas

DOC - Department of Conservation

FNDC - Far North District Council

GIS - Geographic Information System

HEMP - Hapū Environmental Management Plan

IEMP - Iwi Environmental Management Plan

ILGACE - Iwi and Local Government Chief Executives Forum

KDC - Kaipara District Council 

LAWA – Land, Air, Water Aotearoa

LEA - Local Electoral Act 2001

LGA - Local Government Act 2002

LGNZ - Local Government New Zealand

LIDAR – Light detection and ranging

LTP - Long Term Plan

 

MBIE – Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

MFE - Ministry for the Environment

MOT - Ministry of Transport

MPI - Ministry for Primary Industries

MTAG - Māori Technical Advisory Group (a sub-group of TTMAC)

NES - National Environmental Standards

NINC - Northland Inc. Limited

NIWA - National Institute of Water and Atmosphere

NPS - National Policy Statement

NPS-FM - National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management

RMA - Resource Management Act 1991

RP – Regional Plan

TAG - Technical Advisory Group

TKoT – Te Kahu o Taonui

TTMAC - Te Taitokerau Māori and Council Working Party

TTNEAP – Tai Tokerau Northland Economic Action Plan

TOR - Terms of Reference

TPK - Te Puni Kōkiri (Ministry of Maori Development)

TWWAG – Tāngata Whenua Water Advisory Group

WDC - Whangarei District Council

 

 


 

 

KARAKIA / WHAKATAU

 

RĪMITI (ITEM)                                                                                                                                                                Page

1.0       Ngā Mahi Whakapai/Housekeeping

2.0       NGĀ WHAKAPAHĀ/apologies   

3.0       NGA WHAKAPUAKANGA/declarations of interest

4.0       Ngā Rīmiti (Items)

             previous minutes, actions and strategic intent

4.1       Record of Actions – 9 December 2021                                                                                                6

4.2       Receipt of Action Sheet                                                                                                                          14

4.3       Te Taitokerau Māori and Council Working Party Strategic Intent 2021 - 2040                  18

water / marine

4.4       Tangata Whenua Water Advisory Group - Terms of Reference and Remuneration         19

4.5       Draft Freshwater 'Framework'                                                                                                             33

Māori representation

4.6       TTMAC Strategic Intent                                                                                                                           59

4.7       Local government review                                                                                                                       61

4.8       Local government election 2022 - Māori representation                                                           85

4.9       TTMAC representatives for Review of the Regional Policy Statement                                  88

climate change

4.10    Update on resource management system reform                                                                        89

capacity and capability

4.11    Health check update                                                                                                                              102

4.12    Whakamānawa ā Taiao -  Environmental Awards 2022 and Tū i te Ora Scholarships   118

4.13    Wetland mapping                                                                                                                                   120

economic development

Nil

Ngā Rīmiti (Items)

4.14    Reports from other working parties and groups                                                                         121

4.15    Chief Executive Officer's report to February 2022 council meeting                                     123


Te Taitokerau Māori and Council Working Party                                                                                                       item: 4.1

10 March 2022

 

TITLE:

Record of Actions – 9 December 2021

From:

Sally Bowron, Strategy, Governance and Engagement Team Admin/PA

Authorised by Group Manager/s:

Auriole Ruka, Pou Manawhakahaere - GM Governance and Engagement, on 2 March 2022

 

Whakarāpopototanga / Executive summary

The purpose of this report is to present the Record of Actions of the last meeting (attached) held on 9 December 2021 for review by the meeting.

 

Attachments/Ngā tapirihanga

Attachment 1: Unconfirmed Record of Actions from 9 December TTMAC meeting   


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Te Taitokerau Māori and Council Working Party                                                                                                       item: 4.2

10 March 2022

 

TITLE:

Receipt of Action Sheet

From:

Sally Bowron, Strategy, Governance and Engagement Team Admin/PA

Authorised by Group Manager/s:

Auriole Ruka, Pou Manawhakahaere - GM Governance and Engagement, on 2 March 2022

 

Whakarāpopototanga / Executive summary

The purpose of this report is to enable the meeting to receive the current action sheet.

 

Nga mahi tutohutia / Recommendation

That the action sheet be received.

 

Attachments/Ngā tapirihanga

Attachment 1: Action sheet   


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Te Taitokerau Māori and Council Working Party                                                                                                       item: 4.4

10 March 2022

 

TITLE:

Tangata Whenua Water Advisory Group - Terms of Reference and Remuneration

From:

Alison Newell, Policy Specialist

Authorised by Group Manager/s:

Jonathan Gibbard, Pou Tiaki Taiao – Group Manager Environmental Services, on 24 February 2022

 

Whakarāpopototanga/Executive summary

The purpose of this item is to seek Te Taitokerau Māori and Council Working Party’s (TTMAC) endorsement for the Tangata Whenua Water Advisory Group’s (TW-WAG) Terms of Reference (ToR).

The ToR has had further revisions proposed since it was presented to TTMAC in April 2021.  Changes have been made to clarify the relationship between TW-WAG and TTMAC (i.e., that TW-WAG reporting to council is via TTMAC), and to specify the role of TTMAC members on TW-WAG.  Other changes proposed include the removal of the clauses relating to media and withholding tax.

Further changes are also proposed, to give effect to a proposal from council staff to amend how TW-WAG members are remunerated which better reflects the technical/advisory function of the group and which is supported by TW-WAG. 

 

Ngā mahi tūtohutia/Recommended actions

1.         That the report ‘Tangata Whenua Water Advisory Group - Terms of Reference and Remuneration’ by Alison Newell, Policy Specialist and dated 21 February 2022, be received.

2.         That Te Taitokerau Māori and Council Working Party endorse the Tāngata Whenua Water Advisory Group Terms of Reference (Attachment 1) to council for adoption.

 

Tuhinga/Background

The ToR for TW-WAG has been through various revisions to better refine and clarify the role of the group, and address issues arising over the past year.  The ToR are now ready to be presented to council for adoption, subject to TTMAC’s endorsement.

ToR Changes

Attachment 1 shows the proposed amendments to:

·    clarify TW-WAG as an advisory group reporting via TTMAC to council, and the role of the TTMAC members on TW-WAG

·    remove the clauses relating to media (to match the approach for other Working Parties) and withholding tax (unnecessary as governed by separate legislation and not controlled by council)

·    the remuneration approach for TW-WAG (see below for details).

TW-WAG considered the proposed amendments to the ToR on 18 February and endorsed them, subject to endorsement from TTMAC and council approval.

TW-WAG Remuneration Proposal

TW-WAG members are currently being remunerated via a hybrid of meeting allowance claims for participation in formal TW-WAG meetings plus invoices for additional work being undertaken outside of those meetings (e.g., via individual contracts for monthly workshops, co-ordination, zui).  This hybrid mix has proved frustrating for both TW-WAG members and council and has resulted in confusion, additional financial and administrative effort, and delays in payment of TW-WAG members.  Council staff have proposed a more efficient and effective approach to remuneration for TW-WAG members that better reflects the technical and advisory nature of the group moving forwards.

This would see each TW-WAG member having an individualised Short Form Agreement contract specifying a maximum number of hours (@ $70/hr) to cover their input until September 2022, by task/activity (e.g., preparation and participation in TW-WAG meetings) and invoice on a monthly based on hours spent that month (up to the maximum specified in the contract) and no longer needing to claim a separate meeting allowance. 

Any professional services that TW-WAG identify as needed to support their work such as supporting research and analysis would be via separate contract allocated pursuant to council’s procurement policy, with quotes being required from external providers in all instances.  

 

Ngā tapirihanga / Attachments

Attachment 1: Attachment 1 Tangata Whenua Water Advisory Group Terms of Reference  

 


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Te Taitokerau Māori and Council Working Party                                                                                                       item: 4.5

10 March 2022

 

TITLE:

Draft Freshwater 'Framework'

From:

Justin Murfitt, Strategic Policy Specialist and Jonathan Gibbard, Pou Tiaki Taiao – Group Manager Environmental Services

Authorised by Group Manager/s:

Jonathan Gibbard, Pou Tiaki Taiao – Group Manager Environmental Services, on 24 February 2022

 

Whakarāpopototanga/Executive summary

This report provides an update on progress on development of a Draft Freshwater Framework that outlines the council’s goals, priorities, and approaches for freshwater management over the next 10 years. The draft framework reflects commitments in the 2021 Long Term Plan and key steps in delivering on central government direction in ‘essential freshwater’.

 

The concept of a freshwater framework was presented to Te Taitokerau Māori and Council Working Party meeting of 14 October 2021. Recommended actions from that meeting were that MTAG be engaged on the draft and that a draft be presented to TTMAC prior to adoption by council. This has occurred and the draft framework is attached (Attachment 1).

 

The draft Freshwater Framework is tabled for TTMAC comments on the draft would be greatly appreciated.

 

Ngā mahi tūtohutia/Recommended actions

1.         That the report ‘Draft Freshwater 'Framework'’ by Justin Murfitt, Strategic Policy Specialist and Jonathan Gibbard, Pou Tiaki Taiao – Group Manager Environmental Services and dated 16 February 2022, be received.

2.         That TTMAC provide any final comments on the Draft Freshwater Framework, and endorse the framework, prior to council adoption in March.

 

3.                                  

Tuhinga/Background

The development of a draft framework setting out key freshwater issues for council and its goals, priorities and approaches to management freshwater started in mid-2020. TTMAC endorsed engagement between MTAG and staff in developing the draft and good progress was made. However, the release of the government’s ‘Essential freshwater’ package changed the policy direction for freshwater significantly, meaning the draft was effectively put on hold.

 

‘Essential freshwater’ is a set of national instruments that direct how regional councils are to manage freshwater. It includes: the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020, Stock exclusion regulations 2020 and National Environmental Standards for Freshwater 2020. It introduced the concept of Te Mana o te Wai, stronger protection for wetlands and broader requirements to manage and improve water quality. 

 

The freshwater central government policy ‘landscape’ has now settled somewhat, and council commitments and resourcing for freshwater management have been confirmed through the 2021 Long Term Plan. In mid-2021 the timing for restarting work on the Draft Freshwater framework was considered more appropriate and the concept was reintroduced to TTMAC on 14 October 2021. Recommended actions from the October 2021 meeting were that MTAG be engaged on the draft and that a draft be presented to TTMAC prior to adoption by council. A final draft framework has been developed and is attached (Attachment 1).

 

The Draft Framework is to be a public facing document setting out the significant freshwater management issues in Te Tai Tokerau and councils key goals, priorities and actions over the next 10 years. The goals, priorities and actions generally reflect council commitments in the 2021 Long Term Plan and government direction in ‘essential freshwater’. It is not a ‘regulatory’ document (i.e. it has no rules of legal ‘force’) but will be useful for council to track it’s progress on freshwater management and explain to the public what council plans to do over the next 10 years. It does not in itself implement requirements of essential freshwater but sets out the key steps that council will take to do so – in other words it is a ‘roadmap’ rather than actual implementation.

 

A draft was circulated to MTAG for feedback in early December 2021 – there was no feedback received at that time, however MTAG input into the pre-essential freshwater draft was significant and much of that feedback is retained in the current version Attachment 1.

 

A more user-friendly web version is being developed by the communications team but was unfortunately not available at the time of drafting this paper.  It is staff intention that this will be available by the time of council adoption.

 

Staff would greatly appreciate any final feedback from TTMAC prior to adoption by council (ideally at the 23 March council meeting).

 

 

Ngā tapirihanga / Attachments

Attachment 1: Draft Freshwater Framework  

 


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Te Taitokerau Māori and Council Working Party                                                                                                       item: 4.6

10 March 2022

 

TITLE:

TTMAC Strategic Intent

From:

Auriole Ruka, Pou Manawhakahaere - GM Governance and Engagement

Authorised by Group Manager/s:

Auriole Ruka, Pou Manawhakahaere - GM Governance and Engagement, on 2 March 2022

 

Whakarāpopototanga/Executive summary

The purpose of this report is to update Te Taitokerau Māori and Council Working Party (TTMAC) on the discussions staff have held with council over the last few months which has focused on council’s commitment to a meaningful relationships with tangata whenua and the TTMAC Strategic Intent.  This was aligned with the agreed actions from the last TTMAC meeting (9 December 2021) for staff to workshop the Strategic Intent with council early in 2022, and then take it to a formal council meeting. 

Through these discussions in council workshops, council recognises that it needs to develop a council strategy that clearly sets out the extent of its commitment to a Tiriti based partnership with tangata whenua.  The TTMAC Strategic Intent has provided valuable insight for council in regard to this and council are now of the view that there needs to be a process to develop its own intent and implementation plan. Council would like to do this work in partnership with TTMAC tangata whenua members.  A key component of this work will be to develop an implementation plan to provide further detail on what can be achieved in a real and meaningful way in partnership with tangata whenua.

Council’s proposal:

1.    Council acknowledges and recognises the mana of the TTMAC Strategic Intent for the TTMAC kaupapa.

2.    Council selects a group of councillors (3 - 5) to work alongside the same group of tangata whenua members who developed the Strategic Intent, to develop an overarching council strategy that sets out the extent of its commitment to a Tiriti based partnership.

3.    The outcome will be a Council Strategic Intent and Implementation Plan.  The subgroup’s recommendations on both would then go to TTMAC for endorsement and council for adoption.

4.    We propose commissioning consultants to assist the subgroup with the development of the implementation plan and review of the Strategic Intent.

Staff will make a presentation at the meeting to provide further detail on the proposal.

 

Ngā mahi tūtohutia/Recommended actions

1.         That the report ‘TTMAC Strategic Intent’ by Auriole Ruka, Pou Manawhakahaere - GM Governance and Engagement and dated 24 February 2022, be received.

2.         That the Te Taitokerau Māori and Council Working Party (TTMAC) tangata whenua members endorse:

a.         Setting up a subgroup to develop a council strategic intent and implementation plan with the objective of both being endorsed by TTMAC and adopted by council.

b.        The subgroup making recommendations on the Council Strategic Intent and implementation plan and bringing back to TTMAC and council for consideration, with the objective of endorsement / adoption.

c.         TTMAC tangata whenua members _______ to be on the subgroup

d.        Commissioning consultants to assist the subgroup with the development of the implementation plan and review of the Strategic Intent.

Tip for writing good recommendations:

·  Recommendations should identify all decisions that are needed. 

·  If only one recommendation do not number.

·  Write the option out in full, rather than referring to an option in the report.  Set out clear options for councillors to decide between if necessary. 

·  Recommendations must be within the power of the meeting to make the decision. 

·  Avoid redundant or unnecessary statements and acronyms.

·  If a report is proposed, recommend a realistic date and state to which committee the proposed report back is to be made.

·       If it is deemed that there is high risk associated with a decision then include recognition of risk in the resolution.

Tuhinga/Background

Not applicable.

 

Ngā tapirihanga / Attachments

Nil

 


Te Taitokerau Māori and Council Working Party                                                                                                       item: 4.7

10 March 2022

 

TITLE:

Local government review

From:

Ben Lee, Planning and Policy Manager and Jonathan Gibbard, Pou Tiaki Taiao – Group Manager Environmental Services

Authorised by Group Manager/s:

Jonathan Gibbard, Pou Tiaki Taiao – Group Manager Environmental Services, on 24 February 2022

 

Whakarāpopototanga/Executive summary

The purpose of this item is to:

·    Present the outcomes of the tangata whenua perspectives interview work and seek any additional comments from the tangata whenua members about what changes are needed for local government to reflect the aspirations of tangata whenua. Makarena Dalton (Barkers and Associates), who was commissioned to do the interviews, will give a presentation. 

·    Invite Te Taitokerau Māori and Council working Party (TTMAC) to endorse three TTMAC tangata whenua members to attend the councillors meeting with the Future for Local Government review panel on 5 April 2022.

·    Note that staff will start working with the Māori Technical Advisory Group (MTAG) on a plan for developing a TTMAC/council collective view on the future form of local government in April, after the completion of the tangata whenua perspectives interview work and the meeting with the review panel.

 

Ngā mahi tūtohutia/Recommended actions

1.         That the report ‘Local government review’ by Ben Lee, Planning and Policy Manager and Jonathan Gibbard, Pou Tiaki Taiao – Group Manager Environmental Services and dated 16 February 2022, be received.

2.         That Te Taitokerau Māori and Council Working Party’s (TTMAC) tangata whenua members endorse ________<up to three names> attending the council meeting with the Future for Local Government review panel meeting.

 

Tuhinga/Background

At the December 2021 TTMAC meeting, staff presented a paper that:

·    Provided an overview of Government’s process for reviewing local government.  (More information about the Governments process can be found here at https://www.futureforlocalgovernment.govt.nz/).

·    Outlined council’s proposed approach for developing its thinking on the future for local government in Taitokerau

·    Sought tangata whenua members feedback on whether they would like to work with council to form a collective view on the future form of local government for Taitokerau

·    Outlined an initial piece of work council proposed to do involving interviews of tangata whenua leaders at all levels, to get a broad picture of tangata whenua perspectives on the future of local government.

 

The feedback from the tangata whenua members was:

·    They agreed to working with council with the aim of forming a collective view on the future form of local government for Taitokerau and that MTAG work with staff to develop a plan for this.

·    They supported the tangata whenua leaders interview work.

 

The purpose of this item is:

·    To present the outcomes of the tangata whenua leaders interview work and seek any additional comments from tangata whenua members.

·    Invite three TTMAC tangata whenua members to attend the councillors meeting with the Future of Local Government review panel.

·    Provide an update on forming a collective view on the future form of local government.

 

Tangata whenua perspectives of local government

Makarena Dalton (Barkers and Associates), who was commissioned to do the interviews, will give a presentation summarising the responses.  TTMAC members will be invited to provide their views on the responses and what ‘key shifts’ local government needs to make to better reflect the aspirations of tangata whenua (including what local government can better do to develop a more authentic Te Tiriti o Waitangi based relationship). 

 

Meeting with the Future of Local Government review panel

Council is scheduled to meet with the review panel on the 5 April, 2.00-4.00pm.

 

The review panel have set out what they think are the five ‘key shifts’ required for local governance to meet the needs of Aotearoa New Zealand (refer Attachment 1 for details).  The review panel is keen to focus its meeting with council on these key shifts (e.g. is there anything missing) and what is needed to make the shifts.  As well as Attachment 1, the review panel have put out a video outlining the five key shifts and the review panel aspirations for the council meetings. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUswEBIlvNE

 

Councillors would like to invite 3 TTMAC tangata whenua members to join them in the meeting with the review panel.  Council has yet to confirm how it will approach the meeting.  However, it may be that they would like to invite TTMAC member(s) attending to speak about the changes needed for local government to better reflect the aspirations of tangata whenua, with a focus on aspects unique to Taitokerau.

 

Forming a collective view on the future form of local government

MTAG and staff have yet to do any work on a proposed plan for developing a collective view.   It is expected this will start in April, after the completion of the tangata whenua perspectives interview work and the meeting with the review panel

 

At the time of writing, staff were scheduled to present to the Iwi and Local Government Chief Executives (ILGACE) on 21 February asking whether they see value in working with council with the aim of better understanding each other’s perspective, identifying common ground and where possible communicate a collective voice to government on the future of local government for Taitokerau.

 

Ngā tapirihanga / Attachments

Attachment 1: Council roadshow information pack - includes review panels proposed five 'key shifts'  

 


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Te Taitokerau Māori and Council Working Party                                                                                                       item: 4.8

10 March 2022

 

TITLE:

Local government election 2022 - Māori representation

From:

Natasha Stubbing, Marketing and Engagement Manager

Authorised by Group Manager/s:

Auriole Ruka, Pou Manawhakahaere - GM Governance and Engagement, on 2 March 2022

 

Whakarāpopototanga/Executive summary

The purpose of this report is to update Te Taitokerau Māori and Council Working Party (TTMAC) on the local government elections campaign across the region and propose an outline for a specific campaign that facilitates a direct and targeted approach for Māori. 

Following on from initial presentations at TTMAC formal meeting held December 9, 2021, guidance was sought from a subgroup of TTMAC members on the most effective communication and engagement strategy to consider how we encourage Māori, particularly taitamariki Māori (youth) to participate in local elections.

 

Ngā mahi tūtohutia/Recommended actions

1.         That the report ‘Local government election 2022 - Māori representation’ by Natasha Stubbing, Marketing and Engagement Manager and dated 21 February 2022, be received.

2.         That Te Taitokerau Māori and Council Working Party (TTMAC) provides feedback on and endorsement of the general approach to communications and engagement for local government election 2022 - Māori representation.

3.         That staff continue to work with the TTMAC subgroup Pita Tipene, Mike Kake, Nora Rameka and Māori Technical Advisory Group for specific details as to the campaign development.

 

Tuhinga/Background

At the previous elections, council and TTMAC supported a local government symposium in collaboration with the Local Electoral Commission, Te Puni Kokiri, Whangārei and Far North district councils and other key agencies.  The symposium Te Tai Tokerau Māori Electoral Symposium was held at the Waitaha events centre at Copthorne Waitangi on Thursday 27 June 2019.

The concept of the symposium was mooted by Te Huinga and TTMAC for several years and was a particular focus after the 2017 representation review which considered Māori constituencies as part of the review.   A working party was established: Fred Sadler, Pita Tipene, Bundy Waitai, Nora Rameka, Mike Kake, Maia Honetana (Juliane Chetham and Deborah Harding - Project Management).

​The purpose of the symposium was to provide a forum focused on three main outcomes:

·    Encouraging Tai Tokerau Māori to vote.

·    Encouraging Tai Tokerau Māori to stand in local body elections.

·    Exploring models of representation for Māori in local government - sharing experiences and successes from other regions and how can Māori achieve systemic change.

The following mural created throughout the symposium encapsulates the main takeaways gained from the symposium:

 

 

 

In 2020/21 as a result of Māori seats being voted in successfully by NRC and a consideration of the resource required to support Māori participation in the 2022 local government elections, an allocation of $20,000 was identified to support a campaign that builds on the discussions by TTMAC since its inception in 2013 and the importance of Māori representation at the decision-making table.

As an important aspect of the wider regional campaign, staff presented a paper at the December 2021 TTMAC meeting that:

·    Provided an overview of the Northland council’s joint approach to the 2022 Local Government Elections

·    Outlined key dates of the elections campaign and provided an update on the national campaign

·    Sought to form a subgroup of TTMAC members to assist in the development of a communications and engagement approach to encourage better representation of Māori in local government aligned with the long term commitment of council and TTMAC tangata whenua members.

Local Government Elections 2022

It is important now more than ever that Māori as tangata whenua are enabled to have a voice and begin to see council as a key player in that change by engaging in the local election process. Following the last caucus meeting, NRC staff have met and presented to the subgroup key outcomes for and drafted a communications and engagement approach focused on Māori representation.

These outcomes have been identified as:

·    Focus on building taitamariki Māori leadership to promote and lead an education campaign on local government elections

·    Utilise Māori media expertise to reach and engage a wide Māori audience across Te Taitokerau

·    Encourage Māori to stand in local government elections.

Therefore, the purpose of this item is to present the draft communications and engagement approach and seek any comments or feedback from TTMAC members.

To support the elections process, we’re proposing a communications and engagement approach that:

·    Helps people understand the elections process and what local government/councils are about. For example, providing clarity about what constituency people can stand in and help people understand about electoral rolls.

·    Reinforces the importance of having the right representation around the council table.

·    Encourages taitamariki to get involved in the process and in local government.

·    Gives people from across the region an opportunity to learn more about standing.

 

Below is an overview of the proposed approach.

Information

Having good, clear information is critical to help explain the process and support the promotional activity. This can be used by TTMAC members to disseminate through their networks and support conversations they are having in the community.

We’re proposing to develop and use:

·    A kete of resources - e.g. simple overview of the process, factsheet, Q&A handout

·    Wananga/ webinar / Whakaaro – to provide information and the ability for people to answer questions e.g. Taaiki E series from Waikato Tainui https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xfk7molNCXs

·    Web information

·    Media, TTMAC Pānui.

Promotion

Using a range of channels and mechanisms will ensure a good regional and demographic spread for our promotion, to ensure people have the opportunity to get involved if they want to. Ultimately we want to inform, engage, and activate the community. 

We’re proposing to:

·    Develop strong, simple messaging, that resonates with our communities.

·    Use a mix of Māori-focussed promotional channels (radio, digital etc) which have high engagement e.g. Radio Ngatihine, Te Hiku Media, Radio Tautoko FM

·    Identify youth leaders from across the rohe and support them to lead the conversation using their networks and channels.

·    Work with others in the community trying to achieve the same goals e.g., Electoral Commission.

Kanohi ki te kanohi – Face to face engagement

The ability to do face to face engagement in the current times is limited and people’s willingness to participate due to covid-19 is low.  The use of technology and digital platforms is a key tool in engaging and activating people.  It also allows people the ability to participate in their own time and space helping to remove barriers.

 

 

Ngā tapirihanga / Attachments

Nil

 


Te Taitokerau Māori and Council Working Party                                                                                                       item: 4.9

10 March 2022

 

TITLE:

TTMAC representatives for Review of the Regional Policy Statement

From:

Ingrid Kuindersma, Policy Planner

Authorised by Group Manager/s:

Jonathan Gibbard, Pou Tiaki Taiao – Group Manager Environmental Services, on 03 March 2022

 

Whakarāpopototanga / Executive summary

At the meeting on 14 October 2021, the Te Taitokerau Māori and Council Working Party (TTMAC) was asked for guidance on the most appropriate way to involve tangata whenua in the five-yearly review of the Regional Policy Statement (RPS).  The following action point was agreed at that meeting:

·             That input from tangata whenua on the five-year efficiency and effectiveness review of the RPS be sought in three ways: 

1.       Input from the MTAG on behalf of TTMAC

2.       Funding be provided for the engagement of a Maori practitioner/consultant to prepare a tangata whenua perspective report overseen by MTAG and that MTAG select the consultant 

3.        TTMAC non-elected members be invited to nominate three members to sit alongside councillors during council workshops on the RPS review.  

This action point was subsequently adopted at the Council meeting on 19 October 2021.  The purpose of this item is to request that TTMAC determine the three non-elected members they would like to represent them at the workshops on the RPS review in accordance with item 3 above.

 

Ngā mahi tūtohutia / Recommended actions

1.         That the report ‘TTMAC representatives for Review of the Regional Policy Statement’ by Ingrid Kuindersma, Policy Planner and dated 24 February 2022, be received.

2.         That the tangata whenua members of Te Taitokerau Māori and Council Working Party endorse __________ , __________  and ___________ to sit alongside councillors during council workshops on the review of the Regional Policy Statement.

 

 

Ngā tapirihanga / Attachments

Nil

 


Te Taitokerau Māori and Council Working Party                                                                                                     item: 4.10

10 March 2022

 

TITLE:

Update on resource management system reform

From:

Justin Murfitt, Strategic Policy Specialist

Authorised by Group Manager/s:

Jonathan Gibbard, Pou Tiaki Taiao – Group Manager Environmental Services, on 03 March 2022

 

Whakarāpopototanga/Executive summary

This report provides a brief update on progress by the government on resource management system reform. A presentation will be provided to the meeting.

 

Ngā mahi tūtohutia/Recommended actions

1.         That the report ‘Update on resource management system reform’ by Justin Murfitt, Strategic Policy Specialist and dated 1 March 2022, be received.

 

Tuhinga/Background

The government has started reform of the resource management system.  The reforms are largely to:

·    Better protect and where necessary restore the natural environment

·    enable development within biophysical limits, improve housing supply / affordability and infrastructure

·    give effect to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and recognise te Mana o te Taiao

·    adapt to climate change and risks from natural hazards and reduce greenhouse gas emissions

·    improve system efficiency and effectiveness while retaining appropriate local democratic input.

 

The government reform proposals are largely based on the findings of the 2020 Randerson Report and include three new Acts to replace the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA):

 

A Natural and Built Environments Act (NBA): this is to provide for land use and environmental regulation (essentially current RMA planning functions) and include an ‘outcomes’ focus, environmental limits and planning at a regional scale. It also includes a requirement to give effect to the principle of the Treaty of Waitangi.

 

A Strategic Planning Act (SPA): there is little detail on this as yet but it will long-term regional spatial strategies developed ‘collaboratively’ by a joint committee with representation from Māori, councils and central government.

 

A Climate Change Adaptation Act (CAA): again little detail as yet but the intent is to support responses to the effects of climate change.

 

To date the focus has been on the NBA and the role of regional spatial strategies. An exposure draft of the Natural and Built Environment Bill was released mid-2021 and a select committee reported back to government late 2021. The government signalled some responses to the select committee report in a recent discussion document – NRC submitted on this (the draft NRC submission was circulated to TTMAC members for feedback prior to being lodged). One of the key themes in the NRC submission was the need to resource participation by Māori and to retain flexibility for local input in the system. A presentation summarising the reform proposals is Attached.

 

Natural and Built Environment and Strategic Planning Bills are intended to be introduced to Parliament this year. The Climate Change Adaptation Bill is to follow and the government intends all three pieces of law to be enacted this term. The introduction of the Bills provides an opportunity for submissions.

 

Ngā tapirihanga / Attachments

Attachment 1: RM system reform TTMAC 10 March 2022  

 


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Te Taitokerau Māori and Council Working Party                                                                                                     item: 4.11

10 March 2022

 

TITLE:

Health check update

From:

Sheila Taylor, Kaiārahi Kaupapa Māori

Authorised by Group Manager/s:

Auriole Ruka, Pou Manawhakahaere - GM Governance and Engagement, on 2 March 2022

 

Whakarāpopototanga/Executive summary

This paper is to provide an update to Te Taitokerau Māori and Council Working Party (TTMAC) on the status of the 2021/22 Treaty Health Check (Health Check).

Staff will also make a presentation to TTMAC that will cover:

·    the process to date,

·    examples of what other councils have undertaken and

·    the main providers of services that can support councils health check.

 

The recommendations below (and supporting dialogue) have been presented to ensure TTMAC are comfortable with the approach and direction of the Health Check, prior to phases four and five commencing (attachment 1: Health check timeline).

Ngā mahi tūtohutia/Recommended actions

1.         That the report ‘Health check update’ by Sheila Taylor, Kaiārahi Kaupapa Māori and dated 21 February 2022, be received.

2.         That the non-elected members of Te Taitokerau Māori and Council Working Party endorse:

a.         the health check as a joint executive/governance initiative; and

b.        the Te Arawhiti framework to underpin health check; and

c.         Māori Technical Advisory Group’s (MTAG) benchmarking as a starting position; and

d.        The three members _____________, _____________ and _____________of MTAG to form health check advisory group (and funded from within existing budgets); and

e.        Health Check advisory group to assist council staff in recommending to council an independent contractor to undertake the Health Check.

Tuhinga/Background

In late 2020, the non-elected members of TTMAC were asked to provide input and advice into the 2021-2031 long term planning process of council. This was achieved via a series of workshops with the Māori Technical Advisory Group (MTAG). Feedback (including a Te Tiriti Health Check) was presented to TTMAC who subsequently endorsed MTAG recommendations.

In late June 2021, council approved its Long-Term Plan (LTP) 2021-2031 which included on-going funding for a Health Check.  Council recognises the importance of meeting its Treaty of Waitangi responsibilities and undertaking an independent review of how council is meeting these legislative responsibilities is an important part of ensuring these obligations are met.

In August 2021, the Health Check process and timeline was presented to TTMAC and was subsequently endorsed by the non-elected members of TTMAC. In December 2021 a revised timeline was presented to TTMAC and subsequently endorsed.

A.        The health check as a joint executive/governance initiative

The health check and subsequent outputs/recommendations require consistent and sustained effort, particularly on the part of leadership. In the case of NRC, it is also believed that this holds true for governance. As opposed to working “in” the business of council, the project seeks to provide input into how council operates (working “on” the business). The health check is therefore an extension of council’s long-term strategic direction as outlined in its Long Term Plan 2021 – 2031. In summary these are:

Vision:

·    Our Northland - together we thrive | Tō tātou Taitokerau ka whai hua tātou.

Mission:

·    Working together to create a healthy environment, strong economy and resilient communities.

Our areas of focus:

·    Healthy waters for the environment and our people

·    Safe and effective transport networks connecting our region

·    Resilient, adaptable communities in a changing climate

·    Meaningful partnerships with tangata whenua

·    Protected and flourishing native life

·    A strong and sustainable economy.

 

The changes being sought require open and continual communication with staff and requires council to work with staff, Māori and the communities to make sure their approaches are appropriate and having the desired impact.

Staff are recommending that the health check continues as a joint executive/governance initiative.

B.         Te Arawhiti framework

During the LTP process MTAG indicated early on, their preference to utilise the Te Arawhiti capability framework as the basis for developing the health check.

This recommendation seeks formal endorsement from TTMAC for the framework’s inclusion in the health check approach.

C.         Phase 2: Benchmarking and setting expectations

As per phase 2 of the health check timeline, MTAG (on behalf of TTMAC) were to provide initial direction and guidance by utilising the Te Arawhiti Māori Crown relations capability framework, MTAG to provide an initial evaluation as to:

·    Where council are currently positioned (based on their knowledge of council)

·    where they would like to see council in the next 1-5 years.

 

In late December 2021 MTAG met and undertook the benchmarking exercise. Below is a summary of MTAGS recommended initial benchmarking based on Te Arawhiti’s capability framework’s organisational capability component (attachment 2).

 

 

D.        Role of MTAG going forward (Health check advisory group)

Just like there is a need for the health check to remain a joint executive/governance initiative, so too must there be buy-in and support from the non-elected members of TTMAC. Since mid-2020, this initiative has been driven and supported by three key members of MTAG. For continuity, efficiency and effectiveness it is recommended by staff that these three members of MTAG form a health check advisory group (funded from within existing budgets) that will support council throughout the remainder of the health check process.

The group will exist for the remainder of the current health check and will be funded from within existing budgets. An initial role of the group will be to assist council staff in recommending to council an independent contractor to undertake the health check.

 

Ngā tapirihanga / Attachments

Attachment 1: Health check timeline

Attachment 2: Te Arawhiti capability framework organisational capbility component  

 


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Te Taitokerau Māori and Council Working Party                                                                                                     item: 4.12

10 March 2022

 

TITLE:

Whakamānawa ā Taiao -  Environmental Awards 2022 and Tū i te Ora Scholarships

From:

Natasha Stubbing, Marketing and Engagement Manager

Authorised by Group Manager:

Auriole Ruka, Pou Manawhakahaere - GM Governance and Engagement, on 2 March 2022

 

Executive summary/Whakarāpopototanga

The purpose of this item is to:

·    Update Te Taitokerau Māori and Council Working Party (TTMAC) on the annual Tū i te ora Scholarships and Whakamānawa ā Taiao - Environmental Awards and to request TTMAC nominate an non-electedmember to participate in the judging panels for both awards, and to

·    Ask members to encourage nominations for the 2022 Whakamānawa ā Taiao | Environmental Awards.

 

Recommended actions

1.         That the report ‘Whakamānawa ā Taiao | Environmental Awards 2021 and Tū i te Ora Scholarships’ by Natasha Stubbing, Marketing and Engagement Manager, dated 23 February, be received.

2.         That Te Taitokerau maori and Council Working Party (TTMAC) non-elected members nominate _____________________ to the Tū i te Ora Scholarships selection panel, which will convene the week of 21 March 2022.

3.         That TTMAC non-elected members nominate ______________________ to the Whakamānawa ā Taiao - Environmental Awards 2022 judging panel, which will convene the week of 26 April - 2 May 2022. 

4.         That TTMAC members encourage nominations to the Whakamānawa ā Taiao - Environmental Awards 2022.

Tuhinga/Background

Tū i e ora Scholarship

Northland Regional Council’s Tū i te Ora scholarship recognises and supports students to undertake study, research or training that relates to council’s environmental and regulatory functions – providing a springboard for future environmental leaders and champions, whilst contributing to council’s vision ‘Our Northland – together we thrive’.

This year we are offering eight scholarships valued at $3000 each. Half of these are specifically aimed at building Māori capacity and environmental leadership within Te Taitokerau through recognising and supporting tauira Māori undertaking study aligned with the enhancement and kaitiakitanga of our Taiao (although more than four scholarships could go to Māori applicants).

The application period for the 2021/22 scholarships closed on 2 March 2022.  This year we launched a new dedicated microsite to make it easier for applicants to get information and apply.  Check out  https://scholarships.nrc.govt.nz/


 

Selection panel

We are now seeking for TTMAC to nominate one non-elected member who is available to join the Tū i te ora Scholarship selection panel on the week of 21 March 2022 to identify the successful applicants. The selection panel will consist of a TTMAC member and three council staff, Kaiwhakahaere Honongā Māori, Eastern Coast Land Manager and a Community Engagement Manager. The selection process will require approximately three hours of the nominated member’s time.

Whakamānawa ā Taiao | Environmental Awards 2021

Applications are open for the fourth annual Northland Regional Council Whakamānawa ā Taiao – Environmental Awards which recognise the environmental work being carried out in Taitokerau.

Despite the challenges of recent times, people across Te Taitokerau continue their inspiring mahi, and we are committed to acknowledge and celebrate these selfless achievements. 

There are eight categories: community, pest management, education, water quality improvement, leadership, Kaitiakitanga, climate change and industry.   We also have Te Tohu Matua – the Supreme Award, which recognises the most outstanding entry overall.

This year we have a special award, the Kiwi Coast outstanding group or project award. The award recognises individuals or groups who are working collaboratively within their community to protect and improve Northland’s environment.

Nominations and applications for the 2022 Whakamānawa ā Taiao - Environmental Awards close on Sunday 10 April.   This year we launched a new micro-website for the awards which covers the entry criteria, award category details and videos of past winners.  Check out the new website https://awards.nrc.govt.nz/

It is intended this year’s awards evening be held in the Kaipara or Whangārei on 26 May 2022. The exact location is still to be confirmed and the event will be subject to covid-19 restrictions.

Judging panel

A judging panel will be responsible for deciding the final winners. Northland Regional Council staff will shortlist the entries and make recommendations to the judging panel.

We are seeking the support of TTMAC to nominate one non-elected member who is available to join the Whakamānawa ā Taiao judging panel during the week of 26 April - 2 May 2022 to identify the successful applicants. We’re hoping to enlist the same panel of judges in the last two years consisting of a TTMAC member, Chris Jenkins (local environmental champion and a former Department of Conservation veteran) and two Northland Regional Council staff from biosecurity and regulatory services. The judging process will require approximately two-three hours of the nominated member’s time. The TTMAC member is also invited and encouraged to attend the awards evening.

 

Note: At the time of writing this paper we are working through the details of adding a new category to the awards – ‘Youth Environmental Leader’.  We are finalising the specifics of the category including the name and criteria.  Full information will be available on the website once it is finalised.

 

Attachments/Ngā tapirihanga

Nil

 


Te Taitokerau Māori and Council Working Party                                                                                                     item: 4.13

10 March 2022

 

TITLE:

Wetland mapping

From:

James Griffin, Policy Specialist

Authorised by Group Manager/s:

Jonathan Gibbard, Pou Tiaki Taiao – Group Manager Environmental Services, on 24 February 2022

 

Whakarāpopototanga / Executive summary

Under the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020 (NPS-M) regional councils must map wetlands. To meet NPS-FM requirements council has started a Northland wetland mapping project in collaboration with the Kaipara Moana Remediation Programme (KMR). The project aims to fill gaps in existing council mapping.   

In reflection of tangata whenua concerns about councils’ mapping of the whenua and feedback on taking a case-by-case approach to mapping, this item seeks advice tāngata whenua members about how council should be approaching the wetland mapping process.

 

Ngā mahi tūtohutia / Recommended actions

1.         That the report ‘Wetland mapping’ by James Griffin, Policy Specialist - Biodiversity and dated 13 December 2021, be received.

 

Tuhinga / Background

At the 9 December 2021 Te Taitokerau Māori and Council Working Party (TTMAC) meeting an item sought advice about how council should approach future mapping (4.11 “Mapping – guidance for council” by Ben Lee).  The TTMAC tangata whenua members indicated potential for a case-by-case approach being appropriate given the wide range of matters that mapping can cover.

 

This item aims to outline the wetland mapping project and seek guidance from Māori representative members on our approach to wetland mapping.  

 

The wetland mapping project started last year and mapping is due to be complete June 2023. The key objective is to fill gaps in existing council mapping in order to meet NPS-FM requirements to map wetlands.  The mapping will bring a range of benefits including for freshwater management e.g. supporting Hapu/iwi groups in their Te Mana o Te Wai aspirations.

 

Staff seek advice about how council should be approaching the wetland mapping process from a tāngata whenua perspective.

 

Ngā tapirihanga / Attachments

Nil

 


Te Taitokerau Māori and Council Working Party                                                                                                     item: 4.14

10 March 2022

 

TITLE:

Reports from other working parties and groups

From:

Sally Bowron, Strategy, Governance and Engagement Team Admin/PA

Authorised by Group Manager/s:

Auriole Ruka, Pou Manawhakahaere - GM Governance and Engagement, on 2 March 2022

 

Whakarāpopototanga/Executive summary

The purpose of this report is to present records of actions from council’s other working party meetings that have occurred since the last Te Taitokerau Māori and Council Working Party (TTMAC) meeting. It is also an opportunity for working party Chairs and TTMAC members on working parties to provide a verbal update and answer any questions that may arise.

 

Ngā mahi tūtohutia/Recommended actions

1.         That the report ‘Reports from other working parties and groups’ by Sally Bowron, Strategy, Governance and Engagement Team Admin/PA and dated 24 February 2022, be received.

Tip for writing good recommendations:

·  Recommendations should identify all decisions that are needed. 

·  If only one recommendation do not number.

·  Write the option out in full, rather than referring to an option in the report.  Set out clear options for councillors to decide between if necessary. 

·  Recommendations must be within the power of the meeting to make the decision. 

·  Avoid redundant or unnecessary statements and acronyms.

·  If a report is proposed, recommend a realistic date and state to which committee the proposed report back is to be made.

·       If it is deemed that there is high risk associated with a decision then include recognition of risk in the resolution.

Tuhinga/Background

Māori Technical Advisory Group (MTAG)

(J Beazley, J Chetham, G Connelly, W Sullivan, M Norris, N Rameka, R Tautari)

The Māori Technical Advisory Group have met on 3 February and 3 March 2022. The topics for discussion included:

·      Clarification about the ONLs cultural expert email

·      Reviewing progress and priorities on the MTAG work plan

·      Clarification that the internal email regarding recruitment for the Māori Relationships Manager and Northland Inc CEO was sent to TTMAC just for sharing with networks

·      Feedback into Resource Management System Reform submission

·      Coastal Occupation Charges Discussion Document

·      Environmental monitoring policy

·      Resource management system reform update

·      Māori relationships GIS mapping of Te Taitokerau, including consideration of how that data might be protected and shared.

Tāngata Whenua Water Advisory Group (TWWAG) (Co-Chairs D Armstrong, D Milner)

(A Riwaka, A Pivac, C Horsford, F Kemp, J Harrison, K Nikora-Kerr, M Ruka, N Rameka, R Tautari, T Brockbank, T Shortland, W Dalton)  

 

Ms Armstrong and Mr Milner (Co-Chairs of TWWAG) will be in attendance to provide a verbal update on the work done by the group to date and to seek TTMAC guidance from members on the overall direction of the forthcoming work of the group.

Water and Land Working Party (Chair: Cr Justin Blaikie)

(TTMAC representatives: Janelle Beazley, Georgina Connelly, Mira Norris, Alan Riwaka)

 

The Water and Land Working Party met on 8 December 2021. The topics for discussion included:

·        An overview was provided on Dung Beetle releases by New Zealand councils.

·        Land Management Approach.

Following discussion, there was no action required.

 

Ngā tapirihanga / Attachments

Nil

 


Te Taitokerau Māori and Council Working Party                                                                                                     item: 4.15

10 March 2022

 

TITLE:

Chief Executive Officer's report to February 2022 council meeting

From:

Malcolm Nicolson, Tumuaki - Chief Executive Officer

Authorised by Group Manager/s:

Malcolm Nicolson, Tumuaki - Chief Executive Officer, on 20 January 2022

 

 

Ngā mahi tūtohutia/Recommended actions

1.         That the report ‘Chief Executive Officer's report to February 2022 council meeting’ by Malcolm Nicolson, Tumuaki - Chief Executive Officer and dated 21 February 2022, be received.

Tip for writing good recommendations:

·  Recommendations should identify all decisions that are needed. 

·  If only one recommendation do not number.

·  Write the option out in full, rather than referring to an option in the report.  Set out clear options for councillors to decide between if necessary. 

·  Recommendations must be within the power of the meeting to make the decision. 

·  Avoid redundant or unnecessary statements and acronyms.

·  If a report is proposed, recommend a realistic date and state to which committee the proposed report back is to be made.

·       If it is deemed that there is high risk associated with a decision then include recognition of risk in the resolution.

Tuhinga/Background

Not applicable.

Ngā tapirihanga / Attachments

Attachment 1: Chief Executive Officer's report to February 2022 council meeting  

 


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