Emergency Council Meeting

3 August 2022

Northland Regional Council Minutes


Hybrid meeting held in the Council Chamber

36 Water Street, Whangārei and via audio-visual link

on Wednesday 3 August 2022, commencing at 9am




Chairperson, Penny Smart


Terry Archer

Justin Blaikie (from 9.07am)

Jack Craw

Colin Kitchen

Amy Macdonald (via audio-visual link)

Marty Robinson

Rick Stolwerk

Joce Yeoman (via audio-visual link)


I Tae Mai/In Attendance:

Full Open Meeting

Marsden Maritime Holdings Chair

Marsden Maritime Holdings Chief Executive Officer

Independent Financial Advisor (via audio-visual link)

Tumuaki - Chief Executive Officer

Pou Taumatua - GM Corporate Services

Pou Tiaki Taiao - GM Environmental Services

Corporate Strategy Manager

Human Resources Manager


Governance Specialist


Secretarial Note:  The Chair declared the meeting open at 9.06am and then adjourned proceedings while technical issues were resolved.  The meeting reconvened at 9.14am and proceedings commenced with the Tauāki a roto by full council.

Ngā whakapahā/Apologies (Item 3.0)

There were no apologies.

Nga whakapuakanga/Declarations of Conflicts of Interest (Item 4.0)

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/Stolwerk)

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



Regional Projects Reserve: Investment proposal for Marsden Maritime Holdings

The public conduct of the proceedings would be likely to result in disclosure of information, the withholding of which is necessary to enable council to carry out, without prejudice or disadvantage, commercial activities s7(2)(h) and the withholding of which is necessary to enable council to carry on, without prejudice or disadvantage, negotiations (including commercial and industrial negotiations) s7(2)(i).



It was further moved (Smart/Robinson)

3.            That the Independent Financial Advisor and the Marsden Maritime Holdings Chair and Chief Executive Officer be permitted to stay during business with the public excluded.



Whakamutunga (Conclusion)

The meeting concluded at 2.54pm.