Nelson City Council
Te Kaunihera o Whakatū
Held in the Trafalgar Centre Northern Extension, 13 Paru Paru Road, Nelson on Friday 28 October 2022, commencing at 12.00p.m.
Present: His Worship the Mayor N Smith (Chairperson), Councillors M Anderson, M Benge, T Brand, M Courtney, J Hodgson, R O'Neill-Stevens, K Paki Paki, P Rainey, C Rollo, T Skinner and A Stallard
In Attendance: Chief Executive (P Dougherty), Group Manager Infrastructure (A Louverdis), Group Manager Community Services (A White), Group Manager Corporate Services (N Harrison), Acting Group Manager Strategy and Communications (K Grade), Senior Governance Adviser (M Macfarlane) and Assistant Governance Adviser (A Bryce-Neumann)
Apology: An apology has been received from Councillor-elect R Sanson
Karakia and Mihi Timatanga
Document number R27310, agenda pages 5 - 6 refer.
His Worship the Mayor made his statutory declaration, witnessed by the Chief Executive, and assumed the chair.
His Worship the Mayor then called on each of the Councillors to make their statutory declarations.
1. Receives and accepts an apology from Councillor-elect R Sanson.
The order of business was amended to consider business items prior to Inaugural speeches.
There were no updates to the Interests Register, and no interests with items on the agenda were declared.
There was no public forum.
There were no minutes to be confirmed.
Document number R27117, agenda pages 7 - 12 refer.
Chief Executive, Pat Dougherty, noted the requirement under the Local Government Act 2002 to provide explanations of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 and other laws affecting elected members. Mr Dougherty summarised the information in the report.
1. Receives the report Legislation Affecting Elected Members - General Explanation (R27117); and
2. Particularly notes the provisions and requirements outlined by the:
a. Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987
b. Local Authorities (Members’ Interests) Act 1968
c. Crimes Act 1961 sections 99, 105 and 105a
d. Secret Commissions Act 1910
e. Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013
as required under Schedule 7 clause 21 Local Government Act 2002
3. Further note the provisions and requirements of the
a. Health and Safety at Work Act 2015
b. Privacy Act 2020
c. Local Government (Pecuniary Interests Register) Amendment Act 2022
Document number R27118, agenda pages 13 - 15 refer.
His Worship the Mayor N Smith proposed an amendment to the officers recommendations to remove the reference to a second Council meeting on 8 December 2022, noting the date for December meeting was not yet confirmed.
1. Receives the report Fixing of the Date and Time of the First Ordinary Meetings of Council (R27118); and
2. Authorise the Chief Executive to call the first Ordinary meeting of Council for 9.00am, 10 November 2022.
9. Members' Introductory Speeches
Document number R27306
First term members delivered introductory speeches, which were tabled on request.
1 1982984479-5236 Councillor Matty Anderson Introductory Speech
2 1982984479-5257 Councillor Mathew Benge Introductory Speech
3 1982984479-5234 Councillor Kahu Paki Paki Introductory Speech
4 1982984479-5233 Councillor Campbell Rollo Introductory Speech
5 1982984479-5223 Councillor Aaron Stallard Introductory Speech
10. Mayor's Speech
Document number R27307
Under Section 41A of the Local Government Act 2002 His Worship the Mayor N Smith used his discretionary power to appoint Councillor R O’Neil-Stevens as Deputy Mayor.
Deputy Mayor O’Neil-Stevens delivered his introductory speech, which was tabled.
His Worship the Mayor N Smith delivered his introductory speech, which was tabled.
1 1982984479-5235 Deputy Mayor Rohan O'Neil-Stevens Introductory Speech
2 1982984479-5239 Mayor Nick Smith Introductory Speech
There being no further business the meeting ended at 2.21p.m.
Confirmed as a correct record of proceedings by resolution on 10 November 2022.
That the Council
1. Confirms the minutes of the meeting of the Council, held on 28 October 2022, as a true and correct record.