Ordinary meeting of the


Governance Committee


Thursday 11 October 2018

Commencing at 11.00a.m.

Council Chamber

Civic House

110 Trafalgar Street, Nelson


Pat Dougherty

Chief Executive


Membership: Councillor Ian Barker (Chairperson), Her Worship the Mayor Rachel Reese, Councillors Luke Acland, Mel Courtney, Bill Dahlberg (Deputy Chairperson), Gaile Noonan, Mike Rutledge, Tim Skinner, Stuart Walker, Mr John Murray and Mr John Peters

Quorum: 6


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·      All councillors, whether or not they are members of the Committee, may attend Committee meetings

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1.       Apologies


2.       Confirmation of Order of Business

3.       Interests

3.1      Updates to the Interests Register

3.2      Identify any conflicts of interest in the agenda

4.       Chairperson's Report         

Public Excluded Business

5.       Exclusion of the Public


That the Governance Committee

Excludes the public from the following parts of the proceedings of this meeting.

The general subject of each matter to be considered while the public is excluded, the reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter and the specific grounds under section 48(1) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 for the passing of this resolution are as follows: 


General subject of each matter to be considered

Reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter

Particular interests protected (where applicable)


Nelson Regional Development Agency - Appointment of Directors


Section 48(1)(a)

The public conduct of this matter would be likely to result in disclosure of information for which good reason exists under section 7

The withholding of the information is necessary:

·   Section 7(2)(a)

     To protect the privacy of natural persons, including that of a deceased person