AGENDA

 

Tangata Whenua / Tauranga City Council Committee Meeting

Thursday, 22 October 2020

I hereby give notice that a Tangata Whenua / Tauranga City Council Committee Meeting will be held on:

Date:

Thursday, 22 October 2020

Time:

9.30am

Location:

Tauranga City Council

Council Chambers

91 Willow Street

Tauranga

Please note that this meeting will be livestreamed and the recording will be publicly available on Tauranga City Council's website: www.tauranga.govt.nz.

Marty Grenfell

Chief Executive

 


Terms of reference – Tangata Whenua/Tauranga City Council Committee

 

 

 

Common responsibilities and delegations

The following common responsibilities and delegations apply to all standing committees.

 

Responsibilities of standing committees

·         Establish priorities and guidance on programmes relevant to the Role and Scope of the committee.

·         Provide guidance to staff on the development of investment options to inform the Long Term Plan and Annual Plans.

·         Report to Council on matters of strategic importance.

·         Recommend to Council investment priorities and lead Council considerations of relevant strategic and high significance decisions.

·         Provide guidance to staff on levels of service relevant to the role and scope of the committee. 

·         Establish and participate in relevant task forces and working groups.

·         Engage in dialogue with strategic partners, such as Smart Growth partners, to ensure alignment of objectives and implementation of agreed actions.

·         Confirmation of committee minutes.

 

 

Delegations to standing committees

·         To make recommendations to Council outside of the delegated responsibility as agreed by Council relevant to the role and scope of the Committee.

·         To make all decisions necessary to fulfil the role and scope of the Committee subject to the delegations/limitations imposed.

·         To develop and consider, receive submissions on and adopt strategies, policies and plans relevant to the role and scope of the committee, except where these may only be legally adopted by Council.

·         To consider, consult on, hear and make determinations on relevant strategies, policies and bylaws (including adoption of drafts), making recommendations to Council on adoption, rescinding and modification, where these must be legally adopted by Council,

·         To approve relevant submissions to central government, its agencies and other bodies beyond any specific delegation to any particular committee.

·         To appoint a non-voting Tangata Whenua representative to the Committee.

·         Engage external parties as required.

 


 

Terms of reference – Tangata Whenua/Tauranga City Council Committee

 

 

Membership

Independent chairperson

Mr Huikakahu Kawe

Deputy chairperson

Mayor Tenby Powell

Tauranga City Council
members

Cr Jako Abrie

Cr Kelvin Clout

Cr Bill Grainger

Cr Heidi Hughes

Cr Tina Salisbury

Tangata Whenua members

6 members from the Tauranga Moana Tangata Whenua Collective

Ms Matire Duncan

Mr Hayden Henry

Mr Puhirake Ihaka

Mr Whitiora McLeod

Mr Buddy Mikaere

Mrs Irene Walker

Quorum

Half of the members physically present, where the number of members (including vacancies) is even; and a majority of the members physically present, where the number of members (including vacancies) is odd

Meeting frequency

Formally three times per year at Council Chambers

Informally meet three times a year on marae with all members of both the Council and all members from the Tangata Whenua Collective

 

Rapua te huarahi whanui hei ara whakapiri

i nga iwi e rua i te whakaaro kotahi

 

Seek the broad highway that will unite the two peoples

toward a common goal.

 

Note: the Terms of Reference for this Committee are being reviewed.

 

Membership

Partners    Tauranga City Council and "nga hapu me nga iwi o Tauranga Moana" representing Tangata Whenua within the Tauranga City Council rohe (boundaries).

 

Tangata Whenua representatives are to be those with signed hapu protocols. One of the six Tangata Whenua representatives is to be a Kaumatua. Kaumatua representation is to have the ability to be shared between two Kaumatua if required.

Background

Council is committed to establishing and monitoring appropriate links with Tangata Whenua to enable effective relationships to develop and meet a number of legislative requirements including those under the Resource Management Act 1991 and the Local Government Act.

 

1.    Tangata Whenua are deemed to be the respective Iwi and Hapu of Tauranga Moana.

2.    The Local Government Act 1974 and Local Government Act 2002 contain provisions relating to the exercise of the powers, functions and duties of the Tauranga City Council.

Principles of the partnership

The Partners:

·         Recognise the Treaty of Waitangi as the founding document of Aotearoa NZ.

·         Will work with respect, goodwill, honesty, trust and integrity toward the other party and celebrate cultural diversity.

·         Recognise that the relationship is a mutual two-way relationship and any changes of the agreement need to involve discussions and agreement between the partners.

·         Recognise the need for Tauranga City Council to work within a legislative framework.

·         Recognise the independence of each partner, including

a)    The tangata whenua representatives as a voice for the Maori communities;

b)    Recognise the independence of hapu and iwi;

c)    The Council as a democratic decision maker, responsible to the community as a whole.

Role and scope

·         To forge an ongoing effective and meaningful partnership between the Tauranga City Council and Tangata Whenua.

·         To facilitate meaningful understanding of future impacts on key issues affecting Tangata Whenua and Māori that Council can influence.

 

The functions and key tasks are:

(a)       To bring to the other partner’s attention issues / concerns in respect of existing strategy or policy.

(b)       To exchange information of mutual interest.

(c)       To discuss new initiatives approaches and directions.

(d)       Agree agenda topics for the following 3 consecutive meetings.

Communication

·         To educate the wider community on Tangata Whenua issues.

·         To establish and maintain communication and consultation channels within the Council organisation and Tangata Whenua groups.

Monitoring

·         To regularly monitor projects, policies and strategies managed or under development by Council which affect Tangata Whenua.

·         To regularly monitor progress of key issues identified by Tangata Whenua through reporting of Council and the Tangata Whenua Collective.

·         To monitor the on-going development and process of the Standing Committee.

Power to recommend

·         To Council or any Standing Committee as it deems appropriate.

·         Reports to Council.

 


Tangata Whenua / Tauranga City Council Committee Meeting Agenda

22 October 2020

 

Order Of Business

1          Apologies. 9

2          Public Forum.. 10

2.1            Des Heke Kaiawha - Kaitiaki Ngai Te Ahi, Ngāti He and Ngāti Ruahine. 10

3          Chairperson’s Report 11

3.1            Chairperson's Verbal Update Report 11

4          Acceptance of Late Items. 12

5          Confidential Business to be Transferred into the Open. 12

6          Change to Order of Business. 12

7          Confirmation of Minutes. 13

7.1            Minutes of the Tangata Whenua / Tauranga City Council Committee Meeting held on 24 July 2020. 13

8          Declaration of Conflicts of Interest 21

9          Business. 22

9.1            Quarterly Monitoring Report - Feb 2020 to Oct 2020. 22

9.2            Te Rangapu Mana Whenua Report 35

10       Discussion of Late Items. 38

 

 


Tangata Whenua / Tauranga City Council Committee Meeting Agenda

22 October 2020

 

1            Apologies

 

2            Public Forum

2.1             Des Heke Kaiawha - Kaitiaki Ngai Te Ahi, Ngāti He and Ngāti Ruahine  

 

3            Chairperson’s Report

3.1         Chairperson's Verbal Update Report   

 

4            Acceptance of Late Items

 

5            Confidential Business to be Transferred into the Open

 

6            Change to Order of Business


Tangata Whenua / Tauranga City Council Committee Meeting Agenda

22 October 2020

 

7            Confirmation of Minutes

7.1         Minutes of the Tangata Whenua / Tauranga City Council Committee Meeting held on 24 July 2020

File Number:           A11676357

Author:                    Raj Naidu, Committee Advisor

Authoriser:             Coral Hair, Manager: Democracy Services

 

Recommendations

(a)     That the Minutes of the Tangata Whenua / Tauranga City Council Committee Meeting held on 24 July 2020 be confirmed as a true and correct record.

 

 

 

Attachments

1.       Minutes of the Tangata Whenua / Tauranga City Council Committee Meeting held on 24 July 2020 

  


Tangata Whenua / Tauranga City Council Committee Meeting Agenda

22 October 2020

 

 

MINUTES

Tangata Whenua / Tauranga City Council Committee Meeting

Friday, 24 July 2020

 


Order Of Business

1          Apologies. 3

2          Public Forum.. 3

3          Acceptance of Late Items. 3

4          Confidential Business to be Transferred into the Open. 3

5          Change to Order of Business. 3

6          Confirmation of Minutes. 4

6.1            Minutes of the Tangata Whenua / Tauranga City Council Committee Meeting held on 18 June 2020. 4

7          Declaration of Conflicts of Interest 4

8          Business. 4

8.1            Māori Representation. 4

9          Discussion of Late Items. 6

 

 
MINUTES OF Tauranga City Council
Tangata Whenua / Tauranga City Council Committee Meeting
HELD AT THE Tauranga City Council, Council Chambers, 91 Willow Street, Tauranga
ON Friday, 24 July 2020 AT 9.30am

 

PRESENT:              Mr Huikakahu Kawe (Chairperson), Mayor Tenby Powell (Deputy Chairperson), Cr Jako Abrie, Cr Kelvin Clout, Cr Heidi Hughes, Cr Tina Salisbury, Ms. Matire Duncan, Mr Hayden Henry, Mr Puhirake Ihaka, Mr Whitiora McLeod, Ms. Irene Walker, and Mr Buddy Mikaere.

IN ATTENDANCE: Cr Dawn Kiddie, Cr Andrew Hollis, Marty Grenfell (Chief Executive), Susan Jamieson (General Manager: People & Engagement), Coral Hair (Manager: Democracy Services), Carlo Ellis (Manager: Strategic Māori Engagement), Keren Paekau (Kaiarahi Māori), Robyn Garrett (Team Leader: Committee Support) and Raj Naidu (Committee Advisor)

 

OPENING KARAKIA

   Mr Huikakahu Kawe opened the meeting with a Karakia.

 

1            Apologies

Apology

Committee Resolution  MA3/20/1

Moved:       Cr Matire Duncan

Seconded:  Mr Whitiora McLeod

 

That the apology for absence received from Cr Bill Grainger and lateness from Mr Puhirake Ihaka be accepted.

Carried

 

2            Public Forum  

Nil

3            Acceptance of Late Items

Nil

4            Confidential Business to be Transferred into the Open

Nil

5            Change to Order of Business

Nil

 

6            Confirmation of Minutes

6.1         Minutes of the Tangata Whenua / Tauranga City Council Committee Meeting held on 18 June 2020

Committee Resolution  MA3/20/2

Moved:       Cr Matire Duncan

Seconded:  Cr Tina Salisbury

 

That the Minutes of the Tangata Whenua / Tauranga City Council Committee Meeting held on 18 June 2020 be received and confirmed as a true and correct record.

Carried

 

7            Declaration of Conflicts of Interest

Nil

8            Business

8.1         Māori Representation

Staff          Coral Hair, Manager: Democracy Services

Carlo Ellis, Manager: Strategic Māori Engagement

 

A copy of the staff presentation for this item can be viewed on Tauranga City Council’s website in the Minutes Attachments document for this committee meeting.

 

Key points

·         The report had been presented at an earlier meeting and Tangata Whenua had required some time to conduct wider consultations with Rangapū, iwi, hapū and other stakeholders.

·         The report provided options and analysis on Māori Representation and Māori wards.

·         The report considered voting rights for Tangata Whenua Representatives on the Council’s four standing committees.

·         The PowerPoint presentation discussed the representation review, single transferable vote (STV) electoral system, the role of the Local Government Commission, key legislation and timelines relating to establishing Māori wards.

 

At 9.47am, Mr Puhirake Ihaka entered the meeting.

 

·         The formula for establishing Māori wards was governed by the Local Electoral Act 2001 (LEA). 

·         If the number of Councillors remained at ten, and based on population statistics, there could only be one Māori ward for Tauranga City Council.

·         There were three options for Māori representation: Option 1, establish a Māori ward for the 2022 elections; or Option 2, establish a Māori ward for the 2025 elections; or Option 3, have no Māori wards.

·         On 21 July 2020, New Plymouth District Council’s elected members had voted (12 to 2) without community consultation to establish a Māori Ward for the 2022 elections.

 

In response to questions

·         As part of the representation review, elected members could decide on how many councillors were required to provide effective representation. It could potentially increase the number of councillors from ten to eleven councillors.

·         Given the current population statistics, only one Māori ward could be established.

·         To change the legislation to allow Council to make a decision without the need for a poll would require political willingness however, any change would not be made in time for the 2022 election. 

·         While It would be more cost effective if a poll was undertaken with an election that was not the overriding consideration when making a decision on Māori representation.

·         A Māori ward would cover the entire city.

·         The results of the poll process would be binding for the next two election cycles.

·         Statistically it was difficult to gauge if Māori participation had increased in the electoral process.

·         Most times the polls on Māori Representation had not been successful and there were only three councils in New Zealand with Māori representation – Bay of Plenty Regional Council (introduced in 2001 by specific legislation), Wairoa District Council (result of poll in 2016 50% for, 42.5% against), Waikato Regional Council (introduced 2013 by Council resolution – no poll received in response to council resolution).

·         Fundamentally, the Committee had to deliberate and ultimately decide whether Māori Representation was the best option for Māori.

 

Discussion points raised

·         Te Rangapū had sent a letter seeking support from government and urging them to remove the poll clause from the LEA because it limited Māori ambitions and aspirations of establishing Māori Wards.

·         The recommendations in the report were enablers and not a guarantee but could be steppingstones towards wider discussions regarding Māori representation.

·         The Council had an obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi to encourage Māori contribution to decision making and separate Māori representation would meet this.

·         The history of ongoing disparity that has resulted without Maori at the decision-making table needed to be recognised.

·         The positive impact and experience of Māori representatives at Council committees showed how this would work in practice.

·         That a Māori voice cannot be replicated by non-Māori no matter how well intentioned or well expressed; and

·         The inequity that has been developed over time as the population has expanded making Māori a minority. Embodied by the fact that Māori representation has been absent at the Council decision making table for decades.

·         The argument that the cost of the poll was a factor to be considered in support of Option 2 was not seen as relevant, given the size of the council’s annual budget and higher expenditure on community events.

·         The Council would need to consider the views of the community that would be against establishing a Māori ward when it considered the Committee’s recommendations.

 

Committee Resolution  MA3/20/3

Moved:       Mayor Tenby Powell

Seconded:  Cr Matire Duncan

 

That the Tangata Whenua / Tauranga City Council Committee:

(a)       Receives the report “Māori Representation”.

 

(b)     Recommends to the Council that voting rights be provided for the Tangata Whenua Representatives on the following Standing Committees:

·    Finance, Audit and Risk Committee

·    Policy Committee

·    Projects, Services and Operations Committee

·    Urban Form and Transport Development Committee

 

In Favour:       Chair Huikakahu Kawe, Mayor Tenby Powell, Councillors Jako Abrie, Kelvin Clout, Heidi Hughes and Tina Salisbury, Members Matire Duncan, Hayden Henry, Puhirake Ihaka, Whitiora McLeod, Buddy Mikaere and Irene Walker

Against:           Nil

carried 12/0

(c)     Recommends to the Council that a Māori Ward be established for the Tauranga City Council for the 2022 local government elections.

 

In Favour:       Chair Huikakahu Kawe, Mayor Tenby Powell, Councillors Jako Abrie, Heidi Hughes and Tina Salisbury, Members Matire Duncan, Hayden Henry, Puhirake Ihaka, Whitiora McLeod, Buddy Mikaere and Irene Walker

Against:           Cr Kelvin Clout

carried 11/1

Carried

Attachments

1        Presentation - Māori Representation

 

9            Discussion of Late Items

·         The informal Tangata Whenua/Tauranga City Council meeting on 20 August 2020 was to be held at Hairini Marae and to be confirmed by Ms Irene Walker.

·         A Right of First Refusal (RFR) workshop was to be hosted by the Te Rangapū and a date was to be confirmed.

·         It was advised that given the protocol requirements of coming on to a Marae, Mayor and Councillors  were to keep their calendar clear either side of the date confirmation.

 

CLOSING KARAKIA

Mr Puhirake Ihaka closed the meeting with a Karakia. 

 

The Meeting closed at 10.48am

 

The minutes of this meeting were confirmed at the Tangata Whenua / Tauranga City Council Committee Meeting held on 22 October 2020.

 

...................................................

CHAIRPERSON

 

8            Declaration of Conflicts of Interest


Tangata Whenua / Tauranga City Council Committee Meeting Agenda

22 October 2020

 

9            Business

9.1         Quarterly Monitoring Report - Feb 2020 to Oct 2020

File Number:           A11911108

Author:                    Keren Paekau, Kaiarahi Maori

Carlo Ellis, Manager: Strategic Maori Engagement

Authoriser:             Susan Jamieson, General Manager: People & Engagement

 

 

Purpose of the Report

1.       A status report is provided to the Committee quarterly to monitor policy and work-in-progress on Tangata Whenua issues.

 

Recommendations

 

That the Tangata Whenua / Tauranga City Council Committee:

(a)     Receives the Quarterly Monitoring Report - Feb 2020 to Oct 2020.

 

 

 

Attachments

1.       Quarterly Monitoring Report - Feb 2020 to Oct 2020 - A11909911   


Tangata Whenua / Tauranga City Council Committee Meeting Agenda

22 October 2020

 

QUARTERLY STATUS REPORT FOR TANGATA WHENUA / TCC COMMITTEE
February 2020 to October 2020

 

REPORT BY TCC STAFF:

 

Activity/Issues

Previous Progress Update

Current Update

Staff

Iwi/Hapu Protocols

Signed Agreements (17)

Ngati Ranginui, Ngati Kahu, Ngati Hangarau,Ngai Tamarawaho, Ngati Ruahine, Ngai Te Ahi

Ngaiterangi, Ngati He, Ngati Kuku, Ngai Tukairangi, Ngati Tapu, Nga Potiki

Ngati Kaahu

Waitaha-a-Hei, Tapuika,Ngati Whakaue ki Maketu, Ngati Pukenga

 

February 2020

·      Re-allocation of Iwi and Hapū relationships within the Takawaenga Unit.

·      2020 Schedule of Significant Issues being distributed to Iwi & Hapū contacts

 

October 2020

·      Te Pou Takawaenga continue to review and update agreements with Iwi/Hapu.  Within the team allocation of iwi/hapu are as follows
- Waitaha, Tapuika, Ngati Whakaaue ki Maketu – Carlo Ellis.
- Ngati Ranginui Iwi and Hapu, Ngati Pukenga – Josh Te Kani
- Ngai Te Rangi Iwi and Hapu – Keren Paekau

 

Keren Paekau

 

Museum Project

Library Project

February 2020

·    No activity undertaken on the Museum project during the current reporting period. However, Taonga Tauranga are working with a wide range of local heritage organisations to start the development of a sub-regional heritage initiative.

·    Visitor Solutions have completed a stock take of all community facilities across the city and a final report will be presented to Council soon, outlining the current status of the network and recommendations for growth over the next Long Term Plan period. In due course, this work will inform progress on the Library project.

 

October 2020

·      Following the successful submission from Taonga Tauranga to the recent AP 2020/21 process, a funding agreement is now in place to develop a community-led Heritage Intent.

·      A Project Management Plan is in development and an Advisory Group set up.

Gareth Wallis

Anne Blakeway

Iwi / Hapu Management Plans

February 2020

·      Ngati Whakaue ki Maketu representatives held a workshop with Planning and Policy staff at Maketu Marae in November 2019.  The purpose was to create a better understanding of their plan for staff.

 

Under development.

·      Nga Potiki - plan is complete and has been lodged with the Regional Council.

·      Ngati Hangarau Hapu – draft received

·      Ngati He Hapu – first draft received

 

Still to progress – funding available for:

·      Ngati Ranginui

·      Ngai Te Rangi

·      Ngati Kuku

·      Ngati Ruahine

·      Ngati Kaahu ki Mangatawa

October 2020

Iwi / Hapu Management Plans can be found on the TCC website

https://www.tauranga.govt.nz/community/tangata-whenua/resource-management-processes/iwi-and-hap%C5%AB-resource-management-plans

 

·      Nga Potiki Environmental Plan – Tuhoromatanui, has been received. Next steps is a presentation to Tangata Whenua/ TCC Committee and a workshop with relevant staff.

Keren Paekau

Council Land: Recognition of Tangata Whenua Interests and Aspirations Policy.

(Adopted October 2014).

 

February 2020

·      Staff have met with RMW to discuss proposed addition of “Atypical Properties” to draft Acquisition and Disposal policy.  Atypical Properties would not be subject to a RFR.  Also proposed timeline for next steps. RMW to discuss further and confirm position on additional provisions, and next steps.  Staff have also met with Mayor & Councillors who have requested a joint workshop.

·    Tangata Whenua/TCC Committee Hui on 20 February to discuss at Governance level, and staff arranging joint workshop for Councillors and RMW. Date TBC

October 2020

·      Hui with RMW and Councillors on 13 August to discuss changes to policy.  Agreed that “Atypical Properties” would not be included, and mana whenua would inform decision making on classification of property as strategic or surplus.  Also RMW to contribute to consultation material

·      Revised policy shared with RMW subcommittee, with feedback due 20 October. 

·      Anticipate Policy Committee to consider whether to approve the draft policy for consultation on 1 December

Carlo Ellis

Danna Leslie

Strategy (SmartGrowth)

February 2020

·    Urban Form and Transport Initiative (UFTI) Interim Report released December 2019.

·    UFTI Technical reports are published on UFTI website when finalised.

·    MāI Matanga Hāpai have been contracted to provide Tangata Whenua expert advice, peer review and services to support the UFTI project.  The advice and support include the following activities:

·      To peer review the Cultural Overlay Report;

·      To provide advice on critical issues that UFTI needs to consider through the next stages of the process and how best to approach those issues;

·      To ensure technical feedback on the emerging UFTI work programme;

·      To communicate with Hapū, Iwi o Tauranga Moana me Te Tai Hauauru o te Moana o Toi (WBOP) and receive their feedback on the UFTI project;

·      To assist by bringing te reo me te Whakaaro Māori into the UFTI report as peer reviewers of draft material.

 

October 2020

·      UFTI report approved July 2020

·      Transport System Plan will be presented to October meeting

·      MOU entered into the Government.  Two Ministers to join the governance table (post central government elections)

·      Early planning underway for development of Iwi Spatial component of sub-regional Spatial Plan.

 

Christine Jones

 

 

 

Mauao Trust / Ngā Poutiriao o Mauao

February 2020

·    Settlement legislation – no change

·    Annual Report – this was approved by Nga Poutiri Ao o Mauao Joint Administration Board at the June meeting. It was received by the Projects, Services, and Operation Committee on 6 August 2019.

·    Branding and Interpretation Project – design consultant working on the signage and interpretation guide.

 

 

 

October 2020

·      Settlement legislation – no change.

·      Mauao Annual Information Report – this was adopted by Ngā Poutiriao ō Mauao at the 7 October meeting, and is to be received by Council at the next meeting.

·      Annual review of Te Mahere Whakamahinga o Mauao (Mauao Implementation Plan) was approved by Ngā Poutiriao ō Mauao at the 7 October meeting, and amends the tables of prioritised projects, including project completion, new projects, revised cost estimates, funding source, and timing of commencement.

·      Placemaking and Interpretation Project – the design consultant is working on finalising designs in the design guide for the placemaking sites on Mauao. Branding has been designed and applied to key Mauao publications.

·      Korowai: Planting and Restoration Project – operational planting has continued to restore the korowai of Mauao, and a plan for future planting and restoration is being developed through a working group.

·      Archaeological research – a research strategy is being prepared by a consultant, to guide archaeological investigation and sampling. This will identify and map unrecorded cultural and historic resources and research the settlement patterns and lifestyle of ancestors.

·      TrailRider – approval has been given by Ngā Poutirao ō Mauao for TrailRider use on the base track and Motukauri summit track. Permission is to be sought from Mauao Trust. The TrailRider is an adaptive outdoor wheelchair using support from two to four people, which would allow people with mobility impairments to access Mauao. Management and development of this programme is through TCC.

 

Kirsten Hauschild Dean Flavell

Mauao Operational and Maintenance

February 2020

·      Fencing alterations for the 2020 planting plan are underway

·      The planting plan for the 2020 season to restore the Korowai has been finalised

·      The revised base track repair is on track for completion before Christmas

·      There have been no confirmed reports of Myrtle rust on Mauao or on any pohutukawa on Tauranga City Council managed reserves.

·      Plant and Animal pest control activities con tinue to be successful

·      Maintenance of walkway, signs, structures for visitor access

·      Annual monitoring of heritage features on Mauao to ensure their protection was undertaken in June 2019

·      Pre-Christmas stability and rock fall monitoring was undertaken to ensure public safety

·      Surface renewal of the four-wheel drive track has been completed.

 

October 2020

·      The completed base track repair is continuing to be monitored by WSP. Recommendations are being followed.

·      There have been no confirmed reports of Myrtle rust on Mauao.

·      Animal pest control activities continue to be successful, with improvements to this system under review.

·      Maintenance of walkway, signs, structures for visitor access

·      Annual monitoring of heritage features on Mauao to ensure their protection was undertaken in September 2020

·      Six monthly stability and rock fall monitoring was undertaken to ensure public safety

·      Surface renewals of the Waikorire track are underway.

·      Improvements to the drainage of the base track have been made.

·      Pest plant infestations have been identified and work on these high priority species are underway.

·      The Korowai project (identifying total area to be planted) is underway.

·      Sheep were not lambed this year due to the extended dry season.

Warren Aitken

 

 

Kōpurereroa Valley

February 2020

·      Project team including BOPRC, stormwater, T & T and Parks are working on the concept design for the next stage of the river realignment before proceeding with consultation.

·      Puketoromiro Pa floating walkway design is complete. Now in the process of securing procurement before construction can begin.

·      Planting plan for Puketoromiro  is complete and procurement process underway to purchase plant and installation.

·      Further upgrade of the eastern walkway planned from Chestnut Grove through to the southern bridge by the toll gate.

October 2020

·      Project team including BOPRC, stormwater, T & T and Parks are working on the concept design, and consent for the next stage of the river realignment before proceeding with consultation.

·      Puketoromiro Pa floating walkway design is installed and the planting went in in October 2020. 

·      Considering the options for a public toilet in Faulkner Street for park users.

Warren Aitken

Mark Smith

Josh Clark

Te Papa Project (New)

February 2020

·    The Te Papa Spatial Framework provides opportunity for a distinctly Tauranga Moana response, providing steps towards ‘bringing Mana whenua presence back into the city’, and planting the seeds for greater cultural presence and consideration generally. The wharewaka was put forward as an example of bringing back Mana whenua presence into the city centre, with wider opportunities for mahi, carving, etc. 

·    The need to understand Te Papa in its spatial context – Te papa refers to a particular place; this is indicative of the cultural narrative we need to build into the plan

·    Cultural and environmental aspects of the project support one another; moreover, there is opportunity to weave in the cultural narrative across all layers of the spatial framework

·    It’s important not to focus on singular focal points, but rather the cultural overlay throughout the peninsula.

·    Resourcing the project is important, particularly if we are to enable partnership between Mana whenua and Council. In this regard, Council will work with Mana whenua and make available appropriate resources to do so, including design assistance from Clinton Bowyer (TCC), and potential for other resources during hui and wananga, as appropriate.

·    Council are currently working with the project’s Mana whenua reps to organise a wananga for the project – likely to be March 30/31.

·   

October 2020

·    On 24 September 2020, the Te Rangapū Mana Whenua o Tauranga Moana Partnership passed a resolution to endorse mana whenua’s inputs into the Spatial Plan and support its approval at the 13 October UFTD Committee meeting.

·    Through the preparation of the Te Papa Spatial Plan, Council have worked in partnership with mana whenua, including representatives of Ngāi Tamarāwaho, Ngāti Tapu, Ngāi Te Ahi, Ngāti Ruahine and Ngāti Pūkenga, as well as wider engagement with iwi and hapū through the Te Rangapū Mana Whenua o Tauranga Moana Partnership.

·    Mana whenua representation formed part of the Te Papa Design Sprint for the project in late 2019. As part of the Te Papa Design Sprint process, mana whenua identified the need for ongoing engagement to lay the foundation for how the partners work together moving forward. A key focus following the Design Sprint has been working in partnership with mana whenua, including through a series of wānanga in July and August 2020.

·    The outcomes of the process include:

·      Principles for engagement on future Te Papa related projects

·      Mapping of cultural landscape and values

·      Te Papa principles and outcomes, to input and guide future projects (relating to land use, open space, movement, cultural layers)

·      Potential cultural related projects.

Carl Lucca

Maori Housing Development

 

 

 

February 2020

Staff are still responding to Papakāinga requests. 

The Joint Agency Group (JAG)

Boffa Miskell has been engaged to complete the following workstreams. Completion timeframe is May 2020

Workstream 1.

An report for the Joint Agency Group (JAG) on the progress made by attendees, who have previously attended the Papakainga Workshop Series, in relation to their papakainga aspirations and an indication of further workshops/training that would enable them to further progress their papakainga projects. This report may also be used by the Agencies for their own forward planning purposes.

 

Workstream 2.

A review of the current Papakainga Toolkit incuding ease of use, language used, readibility and format (including the potential for, and development of, an online application) to ensure best fit with the needs of those seeking to progress a papakainga project on multiple owned maori land.

The review of the Papakainga Toolkit  is also to include an update of outdated information such as information relating to the programmes and resources of the individual JAG agency partners.

 

Ara Rau Tangata Conference

The third conference was held in August 2019.  The theme was Maori Land Development.

Presentations were given before a series of local land trusts including Ngai Tukairangi Orchard trust ans Ngapeke 6C Trust, as well as OPUS on land and infrastructure development and a Panel discussion on funding and financial assistance from Banks and government agencies (TPK and MBIE).

The next conference will be held in May 2020.

 

 

National Maori Housing Conference
Next conference will be held in Heretaunga (Hastings) in 30 April-1 May 2020

 

February 2020

Staff are still responding to Papakāinga requests. 

The Joint Agency Group (JAG)

Workstream 1.

Draft report due  at the end of October 2020.

 

Workstream 2.

Steps 1 and 2 complete and available on website www.ararautangata.com.  Steps 3-5 to be completeed by the end of October.

 

 

Ara Rau Tangata Conference

The fourth conference was held in August 2020.  The theme was Papakāinga – Housing on Maori Land.

Presentations were given by HE Manukura on Iwi Spatial Planning,  local land trusts including Ngapeke 6C Trust Reweti and Te Pere whanau Trust, Ngati Kahu Te Pura Trust and Te Poonotiini, as well as Panel discussions on funding Māori land development by MHUD, Kāinga ora, MSD, TPK and Te Matapihi and finance and banking with ASB, ANZ, Westpac.

The conference was livestreamed and record, ou can watch the conference on the Ara Rau Tangata facebook page,

 

 

 

 

Janine Speedy

Keren Paekau

 

Southern Pipeline / Harbour Crossing / Paper Road

February 2020

Southern Pipeline

·     This was completed in October 2019 and is now fully operational.

Matapihi wastewater Scheme

·     Wastewater system installed and operational. Now finishing off landscaping works at Waikari and Hungahungatoroa Marae in January/February 2020.

October 2020

Southern Pipeline

This project now complete. The only outstanding item is the Paper Road commercial agreement and transfer of ownership.

 

Matapihi wastewater Scheme

All project work now complete.

Steve Wiggill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kristina Hermens

 

 

City Centre Strategy &

Waterfront Development

February 2020

Durham St/Lane Upgrade

The project is forecast to be completed in September (third quarter 2019)

 

Aspen Reserve

Aspen Reserve upgrade put on hold and will be reconsidered in the 2021-2031 Long Term Plan

 

Wharf St Upgrade

Detailed design completion July/ August 2019 Construction subject to Council approval.  If approved, construction likely April 2020.

 

 

Strand Extension

Concept design complete. Detailed design underway.  Requires further stakeholder engagement, review of project level of service, infrastructure requirements and cost analysis.  Resource consents required from both Bay of Plenty Regional Council and Tauranga City Council.  Consent applications being prepared for lodgement.

 

Construction date subject to Council and consenting approvals.  

 

Elizabeth St

Concept design complete.  Requires further stakeholder engagement, review of project level of service, infrastructure requirements and cost analysis.  Construction subject to Council approval of detailed design. Construction to ideally coincide with Farmers development opening Easter 2020.

 

 

TO BE TABLED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TO BE TABLED

James Jacob

City Plan

Plan Changes

February 2020

 

·    An update was provided to the Te Rangapū Mana Whenua o Tauranga Moana on the plan changes in October, November and December. There was also discussion on using the Streamlined Planning Process.

·    A workshop will be organised in March to engage on the draft provisions for Plan Change 26 (residential intensification) and Plan Change 27 (flooding from intense rainfall).

·    A workshop is scheduled on 26 March as part of the Te Rangapū Mana Whenua o Tauranga Moana to discuss the draft provisions for Plan Change 30 (earthworks)

October 2020

·    The following plan changes were adopted for notification at the Urban Form and Transport Development Committee and Council on 13th October:

-       Plan Change 26 (Housing Choice)

-       Plan Change 27 (Flooding from Intense Rainfall)

-       Plan Change 30 (Earthworks)

·    The Streamlined Planning Process will not be progressed for these plan changes.

·    Public notification of the plan changes will occur between 16th November to 18th December. All iwi and hapu will receive a letter advising of the public notification and links to relevant information.

Janine Speedy

City Plan Review (new)

·      Has been added to the report

·    Project planning for the City Plan Review is now complete and was endorsed by the Urban Form and Transport Development Committee in July 2020.

·    The project plan has been presented to Te Rangapu Mana Whenua o Tauranga Moana.

·    Tangata whenua and Maori workstream has been included as part of the project plan. Procurement is now underway for specific roles to support this workstream.

·    Phase 1 (research and investigation) and Phase 2 (issues and options) are now underway. Engagement on these workstreams with tangata whenua is likely to occur at the end of 2020 or early 2021.

Janine Speedy

Project

Wairakei Stream Corridor Landscape and Cultural Plan Implementation

 

February 2020

Cultural Elements Implementation

·      Staff are currently working with the Tangata Whenua project group to confirm, as a priority, the design for the cultural motif and also the content of interpretation panels.  

·      The motif will be added to all signage and seating (already in place).  Implementation of the motif is anticipated by April and interpretation panels by November 2020. 

·    Other cultural elements previously identified by the group will be progressed after this time.

October 2020

·     The cultural motif developed by Tangata Whenua has been applied to all signage and seating within the reserve.

·     Staff continue to work with Tangata Whenua on seven cultural interpretation panels to depict the cultural landscape of the corridor.  The content/design of five have been confirmed while the remaining two are nearing completion.  Staff envisage having the panels in place by December/January. 

·     Other cultural elements previously identified by the group will be progressed after this time.

Jane Groves

Project

Te Tumu

February 2020

·    Work is progressing in line with the February 2019 update, that being that Structure planning and technical reports are nearing completion. The development of the planning framework is underway.  The team continues to work on these matters, in preparation for a future rezoning process

·    TCC are unaware of any decision from the Maori Appellate Court, in regard to current appeals in regard to Maori Land, as this is a matter between the Trust and landowners.

·    Engagement with iwi and hapu will likely commence in 2020.

 

October 2020

·    Structure planning and technical reports are in the process of being finalised.  Work continues on preparation of planning frameworks that are supported by technical work and that align with both National Planning Standards and National Policy Statements in preparation for a future rezoning process.

·    In April 2020 the Māori Appellate Court (MAC) released its decision on the appeal made by the Tumu Kaituna 14 Trust.  Since this time TCC has been advised that the Trust has appealed this decision to the NZ Court of Appeal.  The hearing on appeal is scheduled for Feb 2021.  This remains a matter to be resolved between the Trust and beneficial landowners.

·    The intention is to restart engagement with iwi and hapu as soon as practicable.  

 

Campbell Larking

Brad Bellamy

Project

Waiari Project

February 2020

Intake Site:

·      Ground improvement works for the intake structure have started. Unfavourable ground conditions have slowed progress. Access road is near completion.

Trunkmains:

·      All three Trunkmains contracts have now been awarded and are in construction.

Water Treatment Plant:

·      Ground improvement works (preloading) is under way and tracking well. The tender for the water treatment plant is due to be released this month, with contract award expected to be in June.

·      The Water Treatment Plant is due to be completed and commissioned in 2022.

October 2020

Intake Site:

·    Ground improvement works ongoing with anticipated completion date in November 2020. Access road is almost complete.

Trunkmains:

·    Pipe installation is progressing well with the first contract ending November 2020. It is expected that all pipes will be installed by March 2022.

Water Treatment Plant:

·    The contract was awarded to Fulton Hogan and works have started. Expected completion date is winter 2022.

Neels Osmers

Nick Townshend

Tauriko West

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 2020

·    Work is progressing in line with the June 2019 update.

·    TCC is working with NZTA to develop an interim package of works that will allow housing development to commence in the short-term ahead of the long-term upgrades required to SH29.  The proposal sits with NZTA for consideration.  If we are able to progress on this basis, we should be in a position to bring housing to market within 2-3 years’ subject to rezoning of the land (noting if SHA’s had been retained rezoning would not be a risk).

·    The long-term highway solutions are likely to be 10+ years away given the current government’s transport priorities and funding constraints.

 

October 2020

·    Work is progressing in line with the previous   update.

 

Campbell Larking

Gareth Pottinger

 

 


Tangata Whenua / Tauranga City Council Committee Meeting Agenda

22 October 2020

 

9.2         Te Rangapu Mana Whenua Report

File Number:           A11911122

Author:                    Carlo Ellis, Manager: Strategic Maori Engagement

Authoriser:             Carlo Ellis, Manager: Strategic Maori Engagement

 

External Report

1.       Presented by Ms. Matire Duncan – Chairperson – Te Rangapu Mana Whenua o Tauranga Moana

 

Recommendations

That the Tangata Whenua / Tauranga City Council Committee:

Receives the Te Rangapu Mana Whenua Report

 

 

 

Attachments

1.       Te Rangapu Mana Whenua Report - A11911085   


Tangata Whenua / Tauranga City Council Committee Meeting Agenda

22 October 2020

 

To:             TANGATA WHENUA / TAURANGA CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE

 

From:                 TE RANGAPU MANA WHENUA O TAURANGA MOANA (“RMW”)

 

Date:                  THURSDAY 22 OCTOBER 2020

 

Subject:   TE RANGAPU MANA WHENUA REPORT

 

 

Purpose:

 

To provide direction and guidance on Council’s obligations to Maori in relation to growth of authentic partnerships with Tangata Whenua, strategic direction, emerging issues, effective engagement, awareness and understanding.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That it be resolved

 

a.   That the Te Rangapu Mana Whenua o Tauranga Moana Report be received.

 

1.   Formal Committee

 

·    The RMW previously raised the topic of moving the TW/TCC standing committee to a committee of the whole in line with the other committees on the basis of:

o It best reflects the treaty partnership.

o It supports the success of other committees operating in this fashion.

o It enables full participation increasing understanding and reducing repetition.

 

b.   That the Council receive a report setting out options for moving to a committee of the whole including pros and cons as well as membership models.

 

2.   RMW Submissions to Annual Plan Outcomes

 

·    Councils deliberation took place in July and the RMW submissions were considered with guidance and support of the Takawaenga Maori Unit are keen to review the existing process around consultation with tangata whenua on resource consent applications given the current policy is out of date and does not represent best practice or the Regional Policy Statement direction.

·    The Takawaenga Maori Unit supports the resourcing of a report on suitable naming and renaming opportunities across Tauranga Moana to reflect the history of Tauranga in a more balanced view. A RMW Sub-committee has been formed to work with Council to co-create a street naming work project that will enhance cultural heritage protection and recognition.

·    The RMW are aware the Joint Action Group is currently reviewing the Papakainga toolkit and workshops and the outcomes will be presented to the RMW for comment and feedback.  The idea of a Maori Housing Action Group could form part of those discussions and ideally be an integrated initiative possibly foreshadowed by Te Ara Rau Tangata initiatives.

·    The western wastewater solution to service the new western growth areas is designed with storage to buffer high peak flows and maintain consistent flows to the Chapel and/or Te Maunga sewerage treatment plan.  An overview of the Western Corridor Wastewater study will be presented to the TCC Wastewater Management Review Committee at some stage.

·    The Takawaenga Maori Unit acknowledges and shares concerns that fast tracking and streamlining processes risks neglecting consultation and engagement obligations whereby support with substantial dedication and resourcing for qualified tangata whenua advice to help mitigate the risks.

 

 

3.   Draft Acquisition and Disposal Policy (RFR)

 

·    Following on from the hui between Te Rangapu and Councillors on 13 August, Council staff have been working on revisions to the Acquisition and Disposal Policy, which includes a Right of First Refusal (RFR) to reflect those discussions.   A Sub-committee on behalf of the RMW agreed to progress the discussions. 

 

4.   Website Project

 

·    A Sub-committee has been formed to take care of this project to a standard that the site is ready to go live.  The RMW are happy to endorse and announce that the community can now access the site.  In terms of ongoing maintenance and hosting of the site there may be ongoing costs involved.

 

5.   Caring for Community Project (C4C)

 

·    The discussion was held during a City Vision Workshop with David Cunliffe regards central governments post lockdown response to social/environmental needs of the tangata whenua community that a hui was held 24 September 2020.  The RMW are keen to ensue partnerships to ensure that projects of significance are front and centre of our district initiatives.

 

6.   Maori Ward

 

·    A Sub-committee has been formed to address certain ramifications that may undermine the process of mana whenua aspiration to establish a Maori Ward for the 2022 local elections.

·    The Sub-committee have met with local Labour MP’s to discuss the removal of the provisions in the LEA post-election.

 

7.   Resignation of RMW member

 

·    It is with regret that Hayden Henry has resigned as a member of the Tangata Whenua/TCC Committee after 2 terms.  He has been assessing his commitments in other areas therefore he is stepping down to give a new member the opportunity to participate in governance decision making, learn, engage and voice on behalf of the tangata whenua community.

·    The RMW would like to endorse Nathan James as the new tangata whenua member to the Tangata Whenua/TCC Committee.

 

Matire Duncan

Chairperson

Te Rangapu Mana Whenua o Tauranga Moana

 

 

 

   


Tangata Whenua / Tauranga City Council Committee Meeting Agenda

22 October 2020

 

10          Discussion of Late Items