TAMAKI DRIVE PROTECTION SOCIETY INC.
Minutes: AGM 2016
of the Annual General Meeting of the Tamaki Drive Protection Society
on Tuesday, 15th November 2016, 7:00 pm
Peter Morton (Chair), Juliet Yates, Ken Palmer, Graham Jones,
Duder, Jill Goldkorn; Councillor Desley Simpson, Mark Thomas, Orakei Local
Board members Colin Davis, Kit Parkinson, Ros Rundle,Toni Millar; Mary
Fitzgerald (East & Bays Courier), Wayne Thompson (writer), Peter
Haarhaus (Orakei Residents Association), and 46 members of the society
plus representatives of local Residents Associations.
Chairman opened the meeting and welcomed guest speakers Councillor Desley
Simpson and Sarah Roth of Wildlands, together with Orakei Local Board
members and all those present.
Johnston, Anna Longdill, Colin and Eleanor Percy, Rod Bieleski, June
Dunne, Simon O’Connor, Dr Nick Waipara, Dr Peter Harwood, Coralie van
Camp, Troy Churton, Graeme Woodfield.
minutes of the AGM held on 15 October 2015. It was moved by P Morton and
seconded by J Yates that the minute be accepted as a true and correct
record. The resolution was passed unanimously.
were no matters arising it being noted that ongoing matters were dealt
with in the annual report.
report was circulated with the invitation and was read by the chair, it
included the values of Tamaki Drive, bus routes, flooding and the
stability of the sea wall. The report was moved and adopted by J Yates and
T Watkins. Report attached.
audited financial report was adopted with an amendment from Council Grants
to Orakei Local Board Grants. Amended report attached
of Committee: The Chairman advised that June Dunne had resigned as
treasurer but will remain on the committee. Anna Longdill is not standing
again. The other members are willing to serve another year, Jill Goldkorn
as treasurer and assistant secretary. Margaret King has been nominated and
seconded as a new member of the committee. Clair Jones moved that the
committee as proposed be elected, seconded by Ross Duder, resolved
9. General Business:
Certificates of Appreciation awarded: Rod Bieleski, June Dunne, Colin
Percy, Juliet Yates.
Yates, who has worked tirelessly with the Orakei Local Board with Ross
Duder assisting, to get the survey approved, paid for and printed, thanked
the Association and explained her enthusiasm and motivation to encourage
everyone to preserve the beautiful pohutukawa-lined cliffs for future
Questions from the floor: Pam Oldfield was opposed to the unitary plan.
She stated her opinion that Tamaki Drive is a special place and she would
like restrictions on the height of buildings bordering Tamaki Drive. She
believes that a capital gains tax on investment properties would solve
The AGM concluded at 8:05pm and broke up for refreshments. Thereafter the general meeting began.
Sarah Roth from Wildlands
Simpson was introduced by the Chairman. Desley spoke of the relationship
between the council and the local boards and what she had achieved in the
council so far, helped by her knowledge of the responsibilities of the
local boards. The Remuera
library faced closure over Xmas to save money but Desley had the decision
reversed because it should not be a council decision but one for the local
She is focusing on the CCOs and wants rules to keep the CCOs accountable.
1. The councillors must set the accountability.
need a very detailed brief and statement of intent.
should set the rules by which ATEED can govern.
wants to work out how she can get to hear residents’ opinions and their
views quickly because there are only a few days between Council agenda and
the Council meeting.
wants council funding to go back to the local boards and she is looking at
other sources of funding to enable projects to be completed e.g. the
Ngahue reserve sports fields which were developed at no cost to the
council. She will help the local board deliver projects which are not
Roth was introduced by the Chairman.
gave a Powerpoint summary of the survey completed by Wildlands.
1 commenced with an aerial view with existing ecological information from
Judges Bay to Achilles point. This was followed by a desktop analysis and
then groundtruthing by visiting the sites, then by an analysis of the
threats and pests.
summarising the advantages of protecting the natural trees and action to
take were available, to encourage residents to eliminate pests and plant
invaders. Sarah gave an overview of pests and noxious invaders inhibiting
the growth of Pohutukawa trees.
from the floor: Are trees along Tamaki drive protected? Some of the
Pohutukawa did not flower last year? Are they in bad health?
don’t they plant trees in the parks, including the former wetlands
priority is pest plant removal and replanting natives. Should involve
meeting ended at about 9 p.m.
Minutes: AGM 2015
Held on Thursday 15 October 2015 at 7pm at the Royal Akarana Yacht Club, Tamaki Drive
Minutes: AGM 2014
Kate Cooke, Orakei Local Board introduced the Landing Concept Plan.
A detailed power point presentation and explanation gave the audience and understanding of the vision, the aims and objectives of the plan. The plan was well received. Booklets “Pathways to the Sea” were distributed and are available from the Board Office.
RAYC: gave a dynamic presentation of the Akarana Marine Sports Centre designs, stages and the activities and groups who would use the facility. He advised of the great increase in paddling, and the fact that the SUP (stand up paddle board) enabled someone with no experience to get out on the water. The Akarana facilities are used by increasing numbers of groups, both from Auckland and international visitors who come for training.
Minutes: AGM 2013
on Tuesday 20 August 2013 at
including Committee members Ken Palmer Chair, June Dunne, J. Hatch, Tony
Watkins, Peter Wilkinson, Juliet Yates; Orakei Local Board Members Desley
Simpson, Ken Baguley, Kate Cooke, Troy Churton, Colin Davis, Mark Thomas;
and representatives of
Residents Assns and approx 60 other persons.
2. The Chair opened the meeting and welcomed guest speakers: and Councillor Cameron Brewer, together with Orakei Local Board members and representatives from residents associations, Parnell Heritage, SOS St Heliers, Mission Bay- Kohimarama Residents Assn, Coralie Van Camp, Jim Robinson, Darryl Henry Retail Holdings and all those present.
Simon O’Connor MP, His Worship the Mayor, Keith Savory, Clr Penny
Hulse, RT Bain, Mrs CA Roberts, Ross Duder, Peter Harwood, Kit Parkinson,
was moved by K Palmer and seconded by J Yates that apologies be accepted.
The resolution was passed unanimously.
AGM held on 31.10.2012.
was moved K
Palmer and seconded by T Watkins that the Minutes be approved as a true
and correct record. The resolution was passed unanimously.
Matters Arising There were no matters arising, it being noted that matters were dealt with in the Annual Report.
report has been circulated both by post and by email. The Chair spoke to
his report. G Jones moved that the report be approved, seconded J
Robinson, carried unanimously.
Report has been audited, and accepted, as is required, by the Charities
was moved by K Palmer and seconded by G Jones that the Financial Report be
and the resolution was carried unanimously.
Election of Officers
Chair advised that the
Officers and the members of the Committee were willing to continue in
their roles, and while this number fulfilled the requirements of the
rules, the Chair advised of the power to co-opt and invited nominations
from any interested persons who could come forward now or speak to a
committee member later. There were no nominations from the floor.
Chair moved that the committee be re-constituted as set out in the Agenda.
motion was seconded by J Yates, and carried.
8. General Business
The Chair invited Coralie Van Camp to speak about her involvement as a 274 party at Orakei Point Appeal to the Environment Court. A decision has been released. Coralie said that a huge problem was the effect of the proposed building on protected trees on the escarpment. The developer would need a retaining wall in front of the escarpment face which is within the tree protected area. Fill which could cover the tops of the trees. If a building is close to the escarpment it should be publicly notified. There are geo-tech and safety issues. There should be a walkable esplanade reserve area around the top of the escarpment. Orakei Local Board members were urged to note the issues.
on Kohimarama Beach At times the sea uncovers and unsightly manhole.
The city end groyne is too short to retain the sand, and needs to be twice
as long. Orakei Local Board is looking into this.
Tamaki Drive The land is zoned Res 7. The owner has a cert of
compliance for demolition, so it could be demolished by someone who buys
the land. The same things happened to the row of houses in Goldie St.
being no further general business, the meeting closed at 7.50pm.
Cameron Brewer The Chair introduced the Guest speakers. Clr Cameron
Brewer said that Council debt is escalating and will reach 12.3bn by 2022.
$752m will be spent on interest alone in the next few years. Orakei ward
has on average twice the regional increase in rates. This could be
lessened if the UAC was increased. The Council is working on the purchase
of Colin Maiden Park. Cameron is concerned at the 70% mixed housing
increase for the ward. This is not supported by planning for
infrastructure. While Council says there will be 1 m more population by
2041, central government is to provide schools for its estimated increase
of ½ m.
to protect residential amenity along Tamaki Drive, avoid canyon like walls
and protect view shafts of the sea. Concern over the Unitary Plan is with
the coastal areas.
Simpson, Chair Orakei Local Board, spoke of the difficulty over UP
submissions. The officers had summarised these, and the summary book had
no index so individual submitters were not identified. However the Board
had received residents’ assns and local groups’ submissions
and supported their points of concern. The procedures followed were
confused, lacked clarity and were not transparent. Desley said the Board
wanted an area plan for the ward, which would show what people desired for
Landing. The latest concept plan was great, and adopted by the Orakei
Bay master plan will reveal the opportunities for public amenities
improvements since the removal of the sewer line.
Drive Master Plan. There is $300,000 in the Annual budget for scoping the
Boardwalk, sometimes on the seaward side, sometimes on the landward side.
Rd intersection. Some have suggested a round-a-bout. Auckland Transport
said lights are better in the interest of public safety. OLB will discuss
this with stakeholders.
Hughes, SOS St Heliers, and Character Coalitions, showed a Power Point
presentation, which explained the origin of the groups and the efforts and
achievements over the past few months. There has been continual work on
the website, and by email informing groups, public researches of overseas
cities with similar problems, obtaining advice from planners and
architects, holding meetings and seminars, attending meetings with Council
planners, and councillors, and giving members and the public information
on the progress of the UP. The
coalition has risen from 20 to 60 and now includes many local groups, not
just residents assns.
Chair invited the speakers to form a panel, and to respond to questions
from the floor.
Chair thanked the speakers, and presented each with a bottle of wine.
Minutes: AGM 2012
on Wednesday 31 October 2012, at 7pm
Mermaid Lounge, Royal Akarana Yacht Club
1. Present: Committee members Ken Palmer, Chair, June Dunne, Peter Harwood, J Robinson, Tony Watkins, Peter Wilkinson, Juliet Yates, together with Orakei Local Board members Colin Davis, Mark Thomas, Kate Cooke, Troy Churton, and 50-60 persons including representatives of St Heliers-Glendowie Residents Assn, Mission Bay-Kohimarama Residents Assn, SOS St Heliers, Parnell Heritage.
2. The Chair opened the meeting and welcomed guest speakers: Simon O’Connor MP, and Councillor Cameron Brewer, together with Orakei Local Board members, and representatives from residents associations and all those present.
Apologies. Desley Simpson, Ken Baguley, Kit
Parkinson, Adriana Gunder, Toni Millar, Alan Matson, Tim Willis,
Barry Littlewood, Jean Hatch, Darryl Henry (Retail Holdings), James
Thomas (Gen Mgr) Kelly Tarltons Sea Life Aquarium, Lilliputt Mini Golf,
and Outboard Boating Club.
It was moved by J Yates and seconded by J Dunne that apologies be accepted. The resolution was passed unanimously.
of the AGM held on 3.11.2011.
It was moved J Yates and seconded by J Dunne that the Minutes be approved as a true and correct record. The resolution was passed unanimously.
There were no matters arising, it being noted that matters were dealt with in the Annual Report.
report had been circulated both by post and by email. The Chair moved
that the report be received, seconded R Duder, carried unanimously.
J Dunne advised that the Report has been audited, and as required sent
to the Charities Commission.
was moved by J Dunne and seconded by T Watkins that the Financial Report
the resolution was carried unanimously.
Retirement of Jim Robinson
Chair advised that Jim Robinson was retiring from the Committee, and
thanked him for his long service, and invited him to speak.
Jim explained he was an inaugural member of the Society
incorporated 1991, and of the Committee, which for 8 years prior to
incorporation had worked with the City Council to devise the Tamaki
Drive Design Guidelines. He expressed his hopes for the future
directions of the Society.
Chair moved that the meeting shows its appreciation to Jim for his long
service, and thanks him for his great contribution to the wellbeing of
the Tamaki Drive Scenic Way and its communities. The motion was seconded
by Ross Duder, and was passed with acclamation. Jim was presented with a
framed certificate of appreciation, and a Thank You card signed by the
8. Election of Committee
Chair advised that Graham Jones had agreed to join the Committee, and
that the Officers and the remaining members of the Committee were
willing to continue in their roles. While this number fulfilled the
requirements of the rules, the Chair advised of the power to co-opt and
invited nominations from any interested persons who could come forward
or speak to a committee member later.
then moved that the committee be re-constituted as set out in the
Agenda, with the addition of Graham Jones:
Ken Palmer (chair), June
Dunne (treasurer), Juliet Yates (secretary), Peter Wilkinson (Kohi YC),
Ross Duder, Jean Hatch, Tony Watkins, Dr Peter Harwood, Graham Jones
motion was seconded by Juliet Yates, and carried.
King asked that organisers of the past two weeks major events be
congratulated on the smooth running of the events and the speedy clean
up. The topic raised considerable discussion. Comments were made that
businesses had suffered and public transport ceased while events closed
Tamaki Drive. Access to yacht clubs and marina berth holders was
restricted. Youth learn to sail programmes were cancelled while the road
was closed. Events were of no benefit to some residents or Mission Bay
businesses. Events should be shared with other areas. There was an
increase from 16 last year to 21 planned for the coming summer season.
Cooke, Orakei Local Board, said she had been in discussion with ATEED,
concerning what constitutes a major event, which is taken as over 10,000
Chair moved that the meeting congratulate the organisers on the running
of the triathlon and the marathon. This was seconded by Guy King and
carried with one vote against.
being no further general business, the meeting closed at 8pm.
MP Tamaki electorate
chair introduced the Guest speakers, and invited Simon O’Connor MP to
speak. Simon sits on the Transport Select Committee. He had researched
the contributions made by Govt to Auckland’s transport costs.
About 40% of Govt expenditure on public transport is spent in
Auckland. The National Land Transport Programme allocates $890m over 3
years. This amounts to 54% of the cost of public transport, and the
remainder comes from our rates. In response to questions he agreed that
rates rises are a problem. Govt is redefining the core services of
councils, but not in a prescriptive manner, and may use mechanisms by
way of Orders in Council to require councils to put themselves in order.
Govt is looking at the Central Rail Loop, but not putting money into it
now. The cost benefit ration does not justify the loop.
Auckland Council Orakei Ward
Chair invited Cameron Brewer, to address the meeting and report on the
Super City after two years in operation. Cameron explained that
different parts of the council are operating efficiently under a good
executive team of CEO and CFO. The difficulty is political management
and council priorities. Rates increases will continue for three years
capped at 10% plus the overall increases. The only alternative is to
increase the Uniform Annual Charge. The mayor has executive powers, 23
staff and a good budget, and is proceeding with property purchases and
designations for the construction of the CRL. He is still hoping for
Auckland is spending $58.7m next year of which $27m is in the Wynyard
quarter, despite the fact that no immediate need is demonstrated for the
proposed amenities. $5m is allocated for the cycle/walkway from Harbour
Bridge to Teal Park.
is budgeted for the Quay St Boulevard, which will be constructed over a
number of years. The Mayor wants the road closed. Cameron disagrees.
Diverting all the cars and buses to Customs St would be a disaster.
Cameron does not support the tram along Tamaki Drive. There will be
a round-about at the corner of Ngapipi Rd and Tamaki Drive, not lights.
Orakei Local Board is performing well, but has not much support from the
rest of the elected representatives. Sports field have been upgraded.
The Parnell over-bridge will be completed in March.
Questions from the floor were addressed to a panel of the two speakers, and attendees raised the following issues:
1. Rates increases are of considerable concern.
2. Rates will continue to increase. Why was the Mayor borrowing money without ratepayer support? We need to cut down the Council’s powers, and disconnect what the Council rates from what our houses are valued at. The same money should be divided among all ratepayers.
3. Council CCOs should be cut down, reduced in size and number, and unnecessary expenditure.
4. Commuter traffic increases mean difficulties for residents from the lack of alternative travel routes to the city. Kepa Road is not a solution. Quay St should not be closed.
5. Steven said we used to share the Drive, now it’s a fight, we are slowed down by the traffic, and Quay St is a main arterial. It’s getting harder to get around Auckland, now with the Lower Domain road closed.
6. There is support for the Boardwalk proposal along Tamaki Drive.
7. Our money is spent promoting the most liveable city, but what does this mean?
8. Talk about quality, not cost. Vienna city centre is traffic free. Auckland carparks occupy the centre of the city and should be comprising apartments, not dead cars.
Buses are running empty and/or do not
run frequently when needed. It takes 20 minutes to walk to the stop, and
then 15 minutes wait.
The Chair thanked the speakers, and invited Ross to present each with a bottle of wine.
meeting ended 9.40pm.
Minutes: AGM 2011
OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
at Royal Akarana Yacht Club, Thursday 3 November 2011, 7.30pm
PRESENT : Ken Palmer Chair, Ross Duder, Jim Robinson, Tony Watkins,
Peter Wilkinson, Juliet Yates ( Committee) and 20 persons, including John
Brinsley, Parnell Community Committee, and Rob Thomas, Waitemata Local
Orakei Local Board Chair Desley Simpson, and member Colin Davis, June
Dunne, David Roberton.
was moved and seconded that apologies be accepted. Palmer/Harwood.The
resolution was passed unanimously.
Chair opened the meeting, and welcomed Auckland Coucillor Cameron Brewer,
Orakei Local Board members Kate Cooke and Troy Churton, Alan Matson,
Heritage specialist, and all those present.
3 MINUTES of AGM
3 November 2010
minutes of the previous AGM held on the 3 November 2010 at the Royal
Akarana Yacht Club were approved as a
true and correct record of the meeting. The resolution was moved and
seconded by Palmer/Harwood, and passed unanimously.
ARISING. The Chair noted
matters were covered in his annual report.
was moved by Ken Palmer, seconded by Ross Duder that the Report be
adopted, and passed unanimously.
audited financial report for the year to 31/3/11was circulated. It was
moved by Ken Palmer, seconded by Tony Watkins that the Report be adopted,
and passed unanimously.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS. It was proposed that the officers and
committee members who were willing to continue be
resolution was moved and seconded by Watkins/Duder, and passed unanimously.
Palmer (chair), June Dunne (treasurer), Juliet Yates (secretary), Eric
Mahoney (Orakei Marina rep), Peter Wilkinson (Kohi Yacht Club), Ross Duder,
Jean Hatch, Dr Peter Harwood, Jim Robinson, Tony Watkins.
Roberton did not seek re-election.
Drive Boardwalk. The concept was explained, and Dr Peter Harwood spoke to
the item. This matter is an ongoing concern for
the committee, and submissions have been made to Council and Local
Board plans, seeking support for the Boardwalk which will deliver greater
safety for cyclists and pedestrians.
Developments at St Heliers. SOS St Heliers representatives asked
for support for the protest against the loss of character buildings in St
Heliers (see items 6,7 of the Newsletter.)
Rob Thomas and the MBKRA invited those present to their meet the
being no further general business, the Chair closed the AGM, and welcomed Bob
Harvey Chair of Waterfront Auckland to present the Waterfront Vision. He
was assisted by Rod Marler, who explained the 4 goals and 3 strategies for
each goal in the Waterfront Draft Plan. Copies were given to interested
Harvey commenced by explaining that he believes in heritage protection,
and displayed a map of the 1841 shoreline which is the boundary of his
area which is all the reclaimed land up to the Ports lands.
The goal is that the public waterfront is a happening place with
quality design, reflecting pacific culture and maritime heritage. This
abuts the working waterfront with port activities, marine industry, aiming
to attract high value investment with business support. The plan looks at
how to grow new business opportunities with an innovation hub at Wynyard
with telcos and transport, and creating a vibrant new community. Aims
include: reduce traffic on
Quay St by using Beach Rd Customs St and a new Grafton Gully access Road;
extend Pt Erin Park and Parnell Point. Create a Waterfront promenade from
Herne Bay to Tamaki Drive; we could have a waterfront like New
Plymouth’s; a beach at Teal Park and re-create the headland which was
razed, and connect to the Judges Bay walkway;; a new swimming pool on
Queens Wharf; at Westhaven a
new park with access to the water, fishing;
perhaps a new kind of houseboat; and a new village where the public
carpark is now( beside the motorway to the Bridge) ;
transform Tamaki Drive into a great Waterfront Boulevard for
tourism, community and recreation; connect St Heliers and the city via
trams and ferries.
Chair warmly thanked the speakers and persons attending the meeting, which
closed at 9.30pm.
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