UnconfirmedClimate Change Working Party

31 August 2022

Climate Change Working Party Record of Actions


Meeting held in the Council Chamber

36 Water Street, Whangārei

on Wednesday 31 August 2022, commencing at 9.30am



Chairperson, Councillor Amy Macdonald

Councillor Joce Yeoman

Councillor Jack Craw

Councillor Marty Robinson

Councillor Penny Smart

TTMAC representative Mira Norris

TTMAC representative Rowan Tautari


I Tae Mai/In Attendance:

Full Meeting

GM Community Resilience, Victoria Harwood

Climate Change Manager, Tom FitzGerald

Zero Carbon Transition Advisor, Natalie Child

Working Party Secretariat, Nicky Hansen

Climate Change Commission - Senior Analyst Adaptation, Matt de Boer


The meeting commenced at 9.32am.

Ngā Mahi Whakapai/Housekeeping (Item 1.0)

Ngā Whakapahā/Apologies (Item 2.0)

NRC CEO Malcolm Nicolson.


Record of Actions – 25 May 2022 (Item 4.1)

Presented by: Amy Macdonald

Agreed action points:

·              There were no matters arising.


Receipt of Action Sheet (Item 4.2)

Presented by: Victoria Harwood

Agreed action points:

·              There were no matters arising.


Climate Change Commission Update - Presentation (Item 4.3)

Presented by: Matt de Boer, Climate Change Commission, Senior Analyst Adaptation

Agreed action points:

·              Jack Craw requested the presentation “Update from the Climate Change Commission” be circulated to all NRC Councillors.


Government Reforms Progress Update (Item 4.4)

Presented by: Victoria Harwood outlined the report and Tom FitzGerald gave a verbal update.

Agreed action points:

·              There were no matters arising.


Progress of Ngā Taumata o Te Moana Implementation Plan (Item 4.5)

Presented by: Tom FitzGerald highlighted the report and took questions.

Agreed action points:

·              There were no matters arising.

Secretariat Note: Joce Yeoman commented that the fact the plan has got to where it is in one term is massive. Hats off this is monumental to NRC. To Chair, GM, Manager and staff thank you very much for all the hard work.


Climate Change Governance Review (Item 4.6)

Presented by: Amy Macdonald updated and briefed the Joint Climate Change Adaptation Committee workshop held on 29 August 2022.

Agreed action points:

·              There were no matters arising.

Secretariat Note: Amy Macdonald acknowledged the governance review feedback will be reviewed by ELT in the Governance Review Recommendations.


On closing Amy thanked all members for bearing with her and big thanks to all staff. Special thanks to Rowan and Mira, as TTMAC representatives.  Penny and other councillors tautoko the korero.


Whakamutunga (Conclusion)

The meeting concluded at 11.20am.