Minutes of a meeting of the

Nelson City Council

Te Kaunihera o Whakatū

Held in the Council Chamber, Civic House, 110 Trafalgar Street, Nelson on Tuesday 7 June 2022, commencing at 9.08a.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:     Chief Executive (P Dougherty), Team Leader Governance (R Byrne)

Apology:              An apology had been received from Councillor R Sanson


Karakia and Mihi Timatanga

1.       Apologies

Resolved CL/2022/091


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.

Attendance: Councillor Skinner joined the meeting at 9.11a.m.


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/2022/092


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 remain after the public has been excluded, for the Confidential agenda, as he has knowledge relating to the Chief Executive’s Employment Review that will assist the meeting. 

Rainey/O'Neill-Stevens                                                                  Carried



Resolved CL/2022/093


That the Council

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

2.       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:  

Rainey/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)


Chief Executive Employment 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

·    Section 7(2)(i)

     To enable the local authority to carry on, without prejudice or disadvantage, negotiations (including commercial and industrial negotiations)

The meeting went into Confidential session at 9.11a.m. and adjourned in Confidential session at 12.05p.m.

The meeting reconvened in confidential session via Zoom on Thursday 09 June 2022 at 1.08p.m. and resumed in public session at 2.27p.m.

Karakia Whakamutanga

6.       Restatements


It was resolved while the public was excluded:



Chief Executive Employment Review


2.       Confirms that the Report (HC26930) and decision remain confidential at this time.

There being no further business the meeting ended at 2.27p.m..

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

Resolved CL/2022/122


That the Council

1.    Confirms the minutes of the meeting of the Council, held on 7 June 2022, as a true and correct record.