Minutes of an emergency meeting of the

Nelson City Council

Te Kaunihera o Whakatū

Held in the Council Chamber, Floor 2A, Civic House, 110 Trafalgar Street, Nelson on Monday 3 April 2023, commencing at 12.00p.m.


Present:              His Worship the Mayor N Smith (Chairperson), Councillors M Benge, T Brand, M Courtney, Deputy Mayor R O'Neill-Stevens, P Rainey, R Sanson, T Skinner and A Stallard

In Attendance:    Chief Executive (N Philpott), Adviser to Chief Executive (L McKenzie), Group Manager Infrastructure (A Louverdis),  Group Manager Community Services (A White), Group Manager Corporate Services (N Harrison), Governance Adviser (T Kruger) and Senior Governance Adviser (H Wagener)

Apology:             An apology had been received from Councillors C Rollo and K Paki Paki

Karakia and Mihi Timatanga


1.       Apologies

Resolved CL/2023/058


That the Council

1.        Receives and accepts an apology from Councillor C Rollo and K Paki Paki.


His 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


Resolved CL/2023/059


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/Brand                                                                                Carried



General subject of each matter to be considered

Reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter

Particular interests protected (where applicable)


Proposed inner city land purchase

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)(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 12.05p.m and resumed in public session at 1.05p.m.



6.       Restatements


It was resolved while the public was excluded:



CONFIDENTIAL: Proposed inner city land purchase


4.     Agrees that the report R27592, the attachments (714127617-18001, 714127617-18008 and 714127617-18004) and the redacted decision be made publicly available once a sale and purchase is settled.


There being no further business the meeting ended at 1.06p.m.


Confirmed as a correct record of proceedings by resolution on 13 April 2023.


That the Council

1.     Confirms the minutes of the extraordinary meeting of the Council, held on 3 April 2023, as a true and correct record.