Minutes of an extraordinary meeting of the

Nelson City Council

Te Kaunihera o Whakatū

Held in the via Zoom on Thursday 26 May 2022, commencing at 10.05a.m.


Present:              Her Worship the Mayor R Reese (Chairperson), Councillors Y Bowater, T Brand, M Courtney, J Edgar (Deputy Mayor), K Fulton, M Lawrey, R O'Neill-Stevens, B McGurk, G Noonan, P Rainey and T Skinner

In Attendance:     Team Leader Governance (R Byrne)

Apology:              An apology has been received from Councillor R Sanson


Karakia and Mihi Timatanga


1.       Apologies

Resolved CL/2022/086


That the Council

1.       Receives and accepts an apology from Councillor R Sanson.

Her Worship the Mayor/Courtney                                                   Carried


2.       Confirmation of Order of Business

There was no change to the order of business.

3.       Interests

There were no updates to the Interests Register, and no interests with items on the agenda were declared.

4.       Public Forum

There was no public forum.     


5.       Exclusion of the Public

Employment Consultant, Annika Streefland was in attendance for the Confidential agenda to answer questions and, accordingly, the following resolution is required to be passed:

Resolved CL/2022/087


That the Council

1.       Confirms, in accordance with sections 48(5) and 48(6) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987, that Annika Streefland, Consultant, remain after the public has been excluded, for the Confidential agenda as she has knowledge relating to the Chief Executive’s employment review that will assist the meeting.

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

3.       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:  

Noonan/O'Neill-Stevens                                                                 Carried



General subject of each matter to be considered

Reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter

Particular interests protected (where applicable)


Mayor's Report - Chief Executive Review

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

The meeting went into confidential session at 10.07a.m. and resumed in public session at 12.05p.m.


6.       Restatements


It was resolved while the public was excluded:



Mayor's Report - Chief Executive Review


1.   Agrees that Report R26912), Attachments (A2895340 and A2895342) and the decision remain confidential at this time.


There being no further business the meeting ended at 12.05p.m.


Confirmed as a correct record of proceedings by resolution on 12 July 2022


Resolved CL/2022/121


That the Council

1.    Confirms the minutes of the extraordinary meeting of the Council, held on 26 May 2022, as a true and correct record.