Extraordinary Council Meeting

12 April 2022

Northland Regional Council Minutes


Meeting held remotely via audio visual link

on Tuesday 12 April 2022, commencing at 10.00am




Chairperson, Penny Smart


Terry Archer

Justin Blaikie

Jack Craw

Colin Kitchen

Amy Macdonald

Marty Robinson

Rick Stolwerk

Joce Yeoman


I Tae Mai/In Attendance:

Full Meeting

Sheffield Search Executive Director

Specialist Financial Advisor

Tumuaki - Chief Executive Officer

Governance Specialist


The Chair declared the meeting open at 10.02am and proceedings commenced with a karakia.

Ngā whakapahā/Apologies (Item 3.0)


Moved (Smart/Stolwerk)

That the apologies from the Specialist Advisor for non-attendance be received.



Nga whakapuakanga/Declarations of Conflicts of Interest (Item 2.0)

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





Kaupapa ā Roto/Business with Public Excluded (Item 5.0)

Moved (Smart/Craw)

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



Chief Executive Appointment

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 to enable any local authority holding the information to carry on, without prejudice or disadvantage, negotiations (including commercial and industrial negotiations) s 7(2)(i).


3.            That the Specialist Advisors and Sheffield Search Executive Director be permitted to stay during business with the public excluded.




Whakamutunga (Conclusion)

The meeting concluded at 10.18am.