Riccarton/Wigram Community Board

Agenda

 

 

Notice of Meeting:

An ordinary meeting of the Riccarton/Wigram Community Board will be held on:

 

Date:                                     Tuesday 5 July 2016

Time:                                    4.00pm

Venue:                                 Community Room, Upper Riccarton Library,
71 Main South Road, Christchurch

 

 

Membership

Chairperson

Deputy Chairperson

Members

Mike Mora

Helen Broughton

Natalie Bryden

Vicki Buck

Jimmy Chen

Peter Laloli

Debbie  Mora

 

 

29 June 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Dow

Community Board Advisor

941 6501

peter.dow@ccc.govt.nz

www.ccc.govt.nz

Note:  The reports contained within this agenda are for consideration and should not be construed as Council policy unless and until adopted.  If you require further information relating to any reports, please contact the person named on the report.
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Riccarton/Wigram Community Board

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Riccarton/Wigram Community Board

05 July 2016

 

Part A        Matters Requiring a Council Decision

Part B         Reports for Information

Part C         Decisions Under Delegation

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

C       1.       Apologies.......................................................................................................................... 4

B       2.       Declarations of Interest................................................................................................... 4

C       3.       Confirmation of Previous Minutes................................................................................. 4

B       4.       Deputations by Appointment........................................................................................ 4

B       5.       Presentation of Petitions................................................................................................ 4

A       6.       Notice of Motion - Riccarton Community Centre...................................................... 15   

C       7.       Riccarton/Wigram Youth Development Fund 2016/17 - Establishment of Fund.... 17

C       8.       Riccarton/Wigram Community Board Youth Development Fund 2016/17 - Applications - George Mander and James Addington...................................................................... 23

B       9.       Elected Members Information Exchange..................................................................... 26

B       10.     Questions Under Standing Orders............................................................................... 26 

 

 


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1.   Apologies

At the close of the agenda no apologies had been received.

2.   Declarations of Interest

Members are reminded of the need to be vigilant to stand aside from decision making when a conflict arises between their role as an elected representative and any private or other external interest they might have.

3.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

That the minutes of the Riccarton/Wigram Community Board meeting held on Tuesday 14 June 2016, be confirmed (refer page 5).

4.   Deputations by Appointment

There were no deputations by appointment at the time the agenda was prepared. 

5.   Presentation of Petitions

There were no petitions received at the time the agenda was prepared.  


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Riccarton/Wigram Community Board

Open Minutes

 

 

Date:                                     Tuesday 14 June 2016

Time:                                    4.02pm

Venue:                                 Community Room, Upper Riccarton Library,
71 Main South Road, Christchurch

 

 

Present

Chairperson

Deputy Chairperson

Members

Mike Mora

Helen Broughton

Vicki Buck

Jimmy Chen

Debbie  Mora

 

 

14 June 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Dow

Community Board Advisor

941 6501

peter.dow@ccc.govt.nz

www.ccc.govt.nz

To view copies of Agendas and Minutes, visit:
www.ccc.govt.nz/Council/meetingminutes/agendas/index

 


Part A        Matters Requiring a Council Decision

Part B         Reports for Information

Part C         Decisions Under Delegation

 

 

 

The agenda was dealt with in the following order.

1.   Apologies

Part C

Community Board Resolved RWCB/2016/00070

That the apologies for absence from Natalie Bryden and Peter Laloli, be accepted.

Member M Mora/Member Broughton                                                                                                             Carried

2.   Declarations of Interest

Part B

Jimmy Chen declared an interest in part of Item 13 in relation to the Hei Hei Broomfield Community Development Trust.

3.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

Part C

Community Board Resolved RWCB/2016/00071

Community Board Decision

That the minutes of the Riccarton/Wigram Community Board meeting held on Tuesday 31 May 2016, be confirmed.

Member Broughton/Member D Mora                                                                                                               Carried

5.   Presentation of Petitions

Part B

5.1       Wendy Gilbert, on behalf of the Halswell Domain Action Group, presented a petition regarding the Proposed Halswell Skate Facility.

             The Prayer of the 570 signatory petition reads:

             “We are totally opposed to the establishment of a Skate Park in Halswell Domain in the position that has been proposed. We feel that it has the potential to devalue properties in the locality, could introduce an element of “anti-social behaviour” and will destroy the peaceful aspect of living close to the tranquil domain that we all enjoy.”

Community Board Resolved RWCB/2016/00072

Part B

The Riccarton/Wigram Community Board decided to:

1.         Receive the petition from the Halswell Domain Action Group and to refer the petition to staff for consideration and response.

Member M Mora/Member D Mora                                                                                                                    Carried

 

4.   Deputations by Appointment

Part B

4.1       Dr Chrys Horn, on behalf of the Halswell Community Project, provided the Board with an update on the work that the organisation has undertaken over the last year.

             After questions from members, the Chairperson thanked Dr Chrys Horn for her presentation. 

 

4.2       Nelson Boustead and Bruce Jensen, on behalf of the Christchurch Photographic Society, addressed the Board regarding the Riccarton Community Centre Provisional Concept Design and outlined their perspectives of fit out requirements should they become users of the facility. 

             After questions from members, the Chairperson thanked the representatives for their deputation.

             Item 10 (Riccarton Community Centre Concept Design) of these minutes records the Board’s decision on this matter.

 

4.3       Kay Page and Jocelyn Silcock, on behalf of Central Riccarton Residents’ Association, addressed the Board regarding the Riccarton Community Centre Provisional Concept Design.

             They referred in particular to what seemed to be a shortage of storage space proposed and              also expressed a desire that the kitchen be equipped to a commercial standard.

             Mention was also made of possible alternate nearby locations for the Service Centre during the      construction period.

             After questions from members, the Chairperson thanked the deputation for its presentation. 

             Item 10 (Riccarton Community Centre Concept Design) of these minutes records the Board’s decision on this matter.

 

4.4       Bob Shearing, on behalf of St Peter’s Church, was unable to attend so this item was therefore held over to the Board’s meeting on 19 July 2016.

      

6.   Proposed Road Names - New Subdivision Off Cashmere Road

 

The Board considered a report seeking approval to proposed road names for the first stage of a new subdivision off Cashmere Road.

 

Community Board Resolved RWCB/2016/00073

Community Board Decision under Delegation (Original Staff Recommendation Accepted without Change)

Part C

That the Riccarton/Wigram Community Board resolved to approve the following names:

·        Kitcheners Knoll Road

·        Redmund Spur Road 

·        Hewers Lane

Member M Mora/Member Broughton                                                                                                             Carried

 

10. Riccarton Community Centre Concept Design

 

The Board considered a report seeking approval to the Concept Design for the new Riccarton Community Centre.

The Board also took into consideration the matters raised by the deputations in Items 4.2 and 4.3 above from the Christchurch Photographic Society and the Central Riccarton Residents’ Association.

The staff member in attendance spoke to the report, the proposals raised by the deputations, and answered questions from members.

 

Staff Recommendations

That the Riccarton/Wigram Community Board resolves to:

1.         Approve the Concept Design for the new Riccarton Community Centre provided under Option 1 of the report and authorise staff to proceed with completing design, consenting, procurement and construction work to deliver the new facility.

 

Community Board Resolved RWCB/2016/00074

Part C

That the Riccarton/Wigram Community Board resolves to:

1.              Approve the Concept Design for the new Riccarton Community Centre provided under Option 1 of this report and authorise staff to proceed with completing design, consenting, procurement and construction work to deliver the new facility, subject to providing:

·         additional storage space,

·         commercial grade equipment in the kitchen,

·         discussions with the Christchurch Photographic Society regarding fit-out needs,

·         audio visual equipment,

·         excellent connectivity,

·         interesting external lighting.

 

2.              Note the staff’s undertaking to provide a mobile library service in this area of Riccarton one day per week.

3.              Support a dedicated area in the Riccarton Community Centre where Council services can be provided. (Note: the intention of this is to provide at least the level of service currently available at Riccarton).

Member Broughton/Member Chen                                                                                                                   Carried

 

 

7.   Magdala Place - Street Name and Numbers Change

 

The Board considered a report seeking approval to the name change of the eastern most end of Magdala Place to be known as Wigram Road.

 

Community Board Resolved RWCB/2016/00075

Community Board Decision under Delegation (Original Staff Recommendation Accepted without Change)

Part C

That the Riccarton/Wigram Community Board resolves to:

1.         Approve that the new section of road between Treffers Road and Annex Road linking Wigram Road to Birmingham Drive, known as the 'Magdala Link Project', be named 'Wigram Road'.

2.         Approve that the properties formerly number 6 (Lot 5 DP 49364) and number 8 (Lot 39 DP 49364) Magdala Place, be known as number 6 Wigram Road and number 8 Wigram Road respectively, and that these property address changes take effect from 29 August 2016.

Member M Mora/Member Chen                                                                                                                        Carried

 

 

8.   Kirk Road and Kopara Street Intersection - Proposed No Stopping and P5 Parking Restrictions

 

The Board considered a report seeking approval for No Stopping Restrictions at the intersection of Kirk Road and Kopara Street, and a P5 Parking Restriction outside the dairy on Kopara Street.

 

Community Board Resolved RWCB/2016/00076

Community Board Decision under Delegation (Original Staff Recommendation Accepted without Change)

Part C

That the Riccarton/Wigram Community Board resolves to:

1.         Approve that the stopping of vehicles be prohibited at all times on the south west side of Kirk Road commencing at the intersection of Kopara Street and extending in a north westerly direction for a distance of 10 metres.

2.         Approve that the stopping of vehicles be prohibited at all times on the south west side of Kirk Road commencing at the intersection of Kopara Street and extending in a south easterly direction for a distance of 10 metres.

3.         Approve that the stopping of vehicles be prohibited at all times on the south east side of Kopara Street commencing at the intersection of Kirk Road and extending in a south westerly direction for a distance of 10 metres.

4.         Approve that the stopping of vehicles be prohibited at all times on the north west side of Kopara Street commencing at the intersection of Kirk Road and extending in a south westerly direction for a distance of 15 metres.

5.         Approve that the parking of vehicles be restricted to a maximum period of five minutes (at any time) on the south  east side of Kopara Street commencing at point 10 metres south west of the intersection of Kirk Road and extending in a south westerly direction for a distance of 14 metres.

Member M Mora/Member Chen                                                                                                                        Carried

 

 

9.   Riccarton Road Bus Priority - Kauri Lodge Access Issues

 

The Board considered a report informing them of the implications of the approved Riccarton Road Bus Priority scheme being amended to permit right turn movements into and out of the eastern Kauri Lodge access at 148 Riccarton Road.

 

Community Board Resolved RWCB/2016/00077

Community Board Decision under Delegation (Original Staff Recommendation Accepted without Change)

Part B

The Riccarton/Wigram Community Board decided to:

1.         Recognise the deputation made to them on behalf of Kauri Lodge, requesting that changes be made to the Riccarton Road Bus Priority scheme, to permit right turn movements into and out of the current eastern access to Kauri Lodge.

2.         Receive the staff report in response to its request for a report responding to Mr Hamish Bennett's deputation.

3.         Note the conclusions of the report, and therefore, for reasons of road safety, congestion and the efficient and effective operation of the Riccarton Road Bus Priority scheme, decline to request that the Infrastructure Transport and Environment Committee over-turn its approval of the previously agreed scheme for the Riccarton Road Bus Priority scheme.

Member M Mora/Member D Mora                                                                                                                    Carried

 

 

11. Riccarton/Wigram Community Board 2015/16 Youth Development Fund - Application - Rebecca Fairbairn

 

The Board considered a report recommending a decline of an application for funding from its 2015/16 Youth Development Fund.

 

Community Board Resolved RWCB/2016/00078

Community Board Decision under Delegation (Original Staff Recommendation Accepted without Change)

Part C

That the Riccarton/Wigram Community Board resolves to decline the making of a grant from its 2015/16 Youth Development Fund to Rebecca Fairbairn towards study and travel costs to the USA.

Member D Mora/Member Buck                                                                                                                           Carried

Helen Broughton requested that her vote be recorded against the adoption of the above decision.

 

12. Riccarton/Wigram Community Board 2015/16 Youth Development Fund - Application - Phoenix Athletics Club Members

 

The Board considered a report seeking approval to allocate funding from its 2015/16 Youth Development Fund.

 

Community Board Resolved RWCB/2016/00079

Community Board Decision under Delegation (Original Staff Recommendation Accepted without Change)

Part C

That the Riccarton/Wigram Community Board resolves to:

1.         Approve the making of a grant of $250 from its 2015/16 Youth Development Fund to Conor Bennett towards the DownUnder Athletics Meet at the Gold Coast, Australia, from 6 to 14 July 2016.

2.         Approve the making of a grant of $250 from its 2015/16 Youth Development Fund to Ziana Bennett towards the DownUnder Athletics Meet at the Gold Coast, Australia, from 6 to 14 July 2016.

3.         Approve the making of a grant of $250 from its 2015/16 Youth Development Fund to Tristan Bennett towards the DownUnder Athletics Meet at the Gold Coast, Australia, from 6 to 14 July 2016.

4.         Approve the making of a grant of $250 from its 2015/16 Youth Development Fund to Sherida Wilson towards the DownUnder Athletics Meet at the Gold Coast, Australia, from 6 to 14 July 2016.

Member M Mora/Member Broughton                                                                                                             Carried

 

13. Riccarton/Wigram Community Board 2015/16 Discretionary Response Fund - Applications - Hornby Community Care Trust/Hei Hei Broomfield Community Development Trust/Halswell Hall Incorporated/Halswell School/Springs Community Early Learning Centre

 

The Board considered a report seeking approval to allocate funding from its 2015/16 Discretionary Response Fund.

 

 

Community Board Decision under Delegation (Original Staff Recommendation Accepted without Change)

Community Board Resolved RWCB/2016/00080

Part C

That the Riccarton/Wigram Community Board resolves to:

1.         Approve the making of a grant of $3,789 from its 2015/16 Discretionary Response Fund to Hornby Community Care Trust towards the purchase of a defibrillator for the Hornby Community Care Centre.

Member M Mora/Member D Mora                                                                                                                    Carried

 

 

Community Board Resolved RWCB/2016/00081

2.         Approve the making of a grant of $1,625 from its 2015/16 Discretionary Response Fund to the Hei Hei Broomfield Community Development Trust towards signage and curtains.

Member M Mora/Member Buck                                                                                                                         Carried

 

 

Community Board Resolved RWCB/2016/00082

3.         Approve the making of a grant of $7,000 from its 2015/16 Discretionary Response Fund to Halswell Hall Incorporated towards its kitchen upgrade. 

Member Buck/Member D Mora                                                                                                                           Carried

 

 

Community Board Resolved RWCB/2016/00083

4.         Approve the making of a grant of $1,000 from its 2015/16 Discretionary Response Fund to Halswell School towards electronic basketball hoops and backboards. 

Member M Mora/Member D Mora                                                                                                                    Carried

 

 

Community Board Resolved RWCB/2016/00084

5.         Approve the making of a grant of $4,000 from its 2015/16 Discretionary Response Fund to Springs Community Early Learning Centre towards the replacement of large playground equipment subject to a staff check of the organisation’s bank account balance.

Member M Mora/Member Broughton                                                                                                             Carried

 

 

14. Riccarton/Wigram Community Board Area Report- June 2016

 

The Board considered the staff Area Report for June 2016.

 

Community Board Resolved RWCB/2016/00085

Part B

The Riccarton/Wigram Community Board decided to:

1.         Receive the Riccarton/Wigram Community Board Area Report for June 2016.

2.         Riccarton/Wigram Community Board - Submissions Committee – Minutes of 24 May 2016:

2.1          That the minutes of the Board’s Submissions Committee meeting of 24 May 2016, be received.

2.2          That the action of the Board Chairperson in providing feedback on behalf of the Board on the Council’s Draft Business Improvement District Policy, be confirmed.

Member M Mora/Member Broughton

                                                                                                                                                                                              Carried

 

Community Board Resolved RWCB/2016/00086

Part C

1.         Extraordinary Board Meeting re Halswell Skate and Recreation Park

1.1          That the Riccarton/Wigram Community Board resolves to hold an extraordinary meeting at 5.30pm on Wednesday 27 July 2016 at Te Hapua: Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Road, to consider and make a decision on the Halswell Skate and Recreation Park Project.

Member M Mora/Member Broughton                                                                                                                Carried

 

15. Elected Member Information Exchange

Part B

There was no information exchanged at this meeting.

16. Questions Under Standing Orders

Part B

There were no questions under Standing Orders at this meeting.

 

 

   

Meeting concluded at 6.08pm.

 

CONFIRMED THIS 5TH DAY OF JULY 2016

 

Mike Mora

Chairperson

 


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6.        Notice of Motion - Riccarton Community Centre

Reference:

16/691381

Contact:

Peter Dow

peter.dow@ccc.govt.nz

941 6501

 

 

Pursuant to Section 3.10.1 of Standing Orders, the following Notice of Motion is submitted by Helen Broughton:

That the Riccarton/Wigram Community Board recommends to the Council:

         

1.      That the Council notes its decision of 11 February 2016, ‘that the Service Centre remain in the Riccarton Commercial Area, either in the new Community Centre or another location’.

2.      That upon the sale of the current Clarence Street site, the Council provide an interim Riccarton Service Centre Council in the central Riccarton area until the opening of the new Riccarton Community Centre in mid 2018.

 

Explanatory Note

The purpose of the above proposals is to (a) have the Council again note its decision of February 2016 for a Service Centre to remain in central Riccarton, and (b) to request that an interim Service Centre be provided in the central Riccarton area during the build phase of the new Community Centre.

At its meeting on 14 June 2016, the Board approved the Concept Design for the new Riccarton Community Centre including space for Council services and a staffing presence.

 

 

1.   Recommendation to Riccarton/Wigram Community Board

That the Riccarton/Wigram Community Board agree to:

1.         Accept for consideration, the Notice of Motion regarding the Riccarton Service Centre, from Helen Broughton.

 

Attachments

There are no attachments to this report.

   


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7.        Riccarton/Wigram Youth Development Fund 2016/17 - Establishment of Fund

Reference:

16/669920

Contact:

Marie Byrne

marie.byrne@ccc.govt.nz

941 6502

 

 

1.   Purpose and Origin of Report

Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is for the Riccarton/Wigram Community Board to consider an allocation of $3,000 from its 2016/17 Discretionary Response Fund for the purpose of establishing the Riccarton/Wigram Youth Development Fund for 2016/17.

Origin of Report

1.2       This report is staff generated.

2.   Significance

2.1       The decision(s) in this report is of low significance in relation to the Christchurch City Council’s Significance and Engagement Policy.

2.1.1   The level of significance was determined by the number of people affected and/or with an interest.

2.1.2   Due to the assessment of low significance, no further community engagement and consultation is required.

 

3.   Staff Recommendations

That the Riccarton/Wigram Community Board resolve to:

1.         Approve the establishment of the Riccarton/Wigram Youth Development Fund 2016/17.

2.         Approve the transfer of $3,000 from the Riccarton/Wigram Discretionary Response Fund 2016/17 to the Riccarton/Wigram Youth Development Fund 2016/17.

 

 

4.   Key Points

4.1       The purpose of the Youth Development Fund is to celebrate and support young people living in the Riccarton/Wigram ward by providing financial assistance for their development. The Community Board also seeks to acknowledge young peoples’ efforts, achievements and potential excellence in the community.

4.2       The Riccarton/Wigram Youth Development Fund will enable the Board to consider applications for the following activities:

4.2.1   Personal Development and Growth - for example, leadership training, career development, Outward Bound, Spirit of Adventure, extra-curricular educational opportunities.

4.2.2   Representation at Events - applicants can apply for assistance if they have been selected to represent their school, team or community at a local, national or international event or competition.  This includes sporting, cultural and community events.

4.3       The following eligibility criteria must be met:

4.3.1   Age groups 12 to 25 years.

4.3.2   Projects must have obvious benefits for the young person, and if possible the wider community.

4.3.3   Only one application per person permitted per year.

4.3.4   Applicants should be undertaking other fundraising activities and not relying solely on Community Board support.

4.4       Successful applicants will be required to report back to the Community Board on their experiences.

4.5       Each application will be assessed by the appropriate staff member and presented to the Board in a report for its consideration.  The Riccarton/Wigram Youth Development Form is attached.

4.6       There is also a separate staff recommendation being made for an additional allocation of $4,618 towards the 2016/17 Riccarton/Wigram Youth Development Fund from the Board's Strengthening Communities Fund.  The decision making report for this will be considered at the Board's meeting on 19 July 2016.

4.7       Historically, the Board has allocated funds from two sources to set up the Youth Development Fund.  This is to allow funds to be applied for by potential applicants at the start of the financial year, instead of having to wait until September when allocated Strengthening Communities Funds become available. 

4.8       Should the recommended amounts from both the 2016/17 Strengthening Communities Fund and the 2016/17 Discretionary Response Fund be approved, this would provide a total fund of $7,618.  This is consistent with the allocations made by the Board in 2015/16 to the fund totalling $7,350.  Should the recommended amount be expended during the financial year, the Board has the ability to decide to transfer additional funds from its Discretionary Response Fund 2016/17.

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

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Riccarton/Wigram Youth Development Application Form 2016

19

 

 

Confirmation of Statutory Compliance

Compliance with Statutory Decision-making Requirements (ss 76 - 81 Local Government Act 2002).

(a) This report contains:

(i)  sufficient information about all reasonably practicable options identified and assessed in terms of their advantages and disadvantages; and

(ii) adequate consideration of the views and preferences of affected and interested persons bearing in mind any proposed or previous community engagement.

(b) The information reflects the level of significance of the matters covered by the report, as determined in accordance with the Council's significance and engagement policy.

 

Signatories

Author

Marie Byrne,           Community Development Advisor

Approved By

Matthew McLintock,         Community Governance Manager

Jason Rivett,            Finance Business Partner

Mary Richardson,  General Manager Customer & Community

  


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8.        Riccarton/Wigram Community Board Youth Development Fund 2016/17 - Applications - George Mander and James Addington

Reference:

16/670460

Contact:

Marie Byrne

marie.byrne@ccc.govt.nz

941 6502

 

 

1.   Purpose and Origin of Report

Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is for the Riccarton/Wigram Community Board to consider two applications received for funding from the Board's Youth Development Fund 2016/17.

1.2       At the time of writing, the amount in the fund has yet to be decided as the report to establish the 2016/17 fund will be considered at the same Board meeting on 5 July 2016.  The staff recommendation is for $3,000 to be allocated from the Discretionary Response Fund 2016/17 to establish the Youth Development Fund, with a further recommendation of $4,618 from the Strengthening Communities Fund 2016/17 to be considered by the Board on 19 July 2016. 

Origin of Report

1.3       This report is to assist the Community Board in considering applications for funding from George Mander and James Addington.

2.   Significance

2.1       The decision(s) in this report is of low significance in relation to the Christchurch City Council’s Significance and Engagement Policy.

2.1.1   The level of significance was determined by the number of people affected and/or with an interest.

2.1.2   Due to the assessment of low significance, no further community engagement and consultation is required.

 

3.   Staff Recommendations

That the Riccarton/Wigram Community Board resolve to:

1.         Approve the making of a grant of $500 from its Youth Development Fund 2016/17 to George Mander towards his attendance at the Australia Law Students' Association Conference in Hobart from 4 to 10 July 2016.

2.         Approve the making of a grant of $300 from its Youth Development Fund 2016/17 to James Addington towards his attendance at the Aspiring Leaders Forum in Wellington from 30 June to 3 July 2016.

 

4.   Applicant 1 – George Mander

4.1       George Mander is a 21 year old University of Canterbury student residing in Riccarton who is seeking funding assistance to enable him to attend the Australian Law Students' Association Conference.  He will be representing the University of Canterbury in the Mooting competition which will take place at the conference being held in Hobart from 4 to 10 July 2016.

4.2       Mooting is a mock-court case and in order to qualify for the conference, George recently won the University of Canterbury Senior Mooting Competition in June 2016.  Every university in Australia and New Zealand that teaches law, send their top two mooters to compete in this competition.  This will be the second time that George has represented the University of Canterbury at the conference.

4.3       The conference also features educational events and forums and will provide George with the opportunity to hone his skills in advocacy in an environment that lecture theatres cannot provide.

4.4       George is also Vice President of the University of Canterbury Debating Society and volunteers as an adjudicator for the Canterbury Schools Debating Council.  He is also the Curator and Licensee of the TEDxYouth@AvonRiver event which brings people, particularly youth, together to share a TED-like experience.  TED is a non-profit organisation devoted to "Ideas Worth Spreading" and started 30 years ago in California.

4.5       Although this event is timed to start before this report will be considered, precedents have been set whereby the Riccarton/Wigram Community Board has indicated a willingness to support projects that are underway provided application for the project was made prior to the event commencing.  This application was received on 9 June 2016 which is prior to the 4 July start date.

4.6       The following table provides a breakdown of the costs for George:

EXPENSES

Cost ($)

Flights

$898

Registration and accommodation

$961

 

 

                                                                                                 Total

$1859

 

4.7       George is requesting $659 from the Riccarton/Wigram Community Board.  He has already secured $1,200 in grants and donations. 

4.8       This is the first time that George has applied to the Board’s Youth Development Fund.

 

5.   Applicant 2 – James Addington

5.1       James Addington is a 23 year old University of Canterbury student residing in Ilam in the Riccarton/Wigram ward and is seeking funding assistance to enable him to attend the 11th Annual Aspiring Leaders' Forum which is to be held in Wellington from 30 June to 3 July 2016.

5.2       James has been invited to fulfil the role of Assistant Facilitator at this year's event.  The Forum was initiated by a group of New Zealanders who share a concern for youth and is hosted by Members of Parliament.  The objective of the event is to inspire young people in leadership.

5.3       The parliamentary hosts are inviting 112 young people from around New Zealand to attend.  The focus in not primarily political, as business and community leaders also take a role in inspiring the young leaders.

5.4       The role that James has been requested to undertake is considered to be a unique aspect of the Forum and they contribute a huge amount to the delegates both at the Forum and following the event.  This will be part of the experience that James will be able to bring back. 

5.5       James is the current president of the University of Canterbury Students' Association (UCSA) and is a member of the University Council.  He has previously held a position on the UCSA Executive and has been a residential assistant at University Hall. 

5.6       James attended the Forum last year as a delegate and his invitation to take on a leadership role this year is indicative of the high regard that is held for his leadership skills and capabilities.  Participation in this event will be of benefit to his UCSA presidency not only within the University, but also in the wider community, as the role has a considerable outward community focus to it.

5.7       Invitees to the Assistant Facilitator roles such as James are being requested to contribute $665 towards their registration and accommodation costs.

5.8       Although this event is timed to start before this report will be considered, precedent has been set whereby the Riccarton/Wigram Community Board has indicated a willingness to support projects that are underway provided application for the project was made prior to the event commencing.  This application was received on 15 June 2016 which is prior to the 30 June start date.

5.9       The following table provides a breakdown of the costs for George:

EXPENSES

Cost ($)

Registration and accommodation

665

Flights

Funded elsewhere

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                 Total

$665

 

5.10    James is requesting $350 from the Riccarton/Wigram Community Board. 

5.11    This is the first time that James has applied to the Board’s Youth Development Fund.

 

 

Attachments

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Confirmation of Statutory Compliance

Compliance with Statutory Decision-making Requirements (ss 76 - 81 Local Government Act 2002).

(a) This report contains:

(i)  sufficient information about all reasonably practicable options identified and assessed in terms of their advantages and disadvantages; and

(ii) adequate consideration of the views and preferences of affected and interested persons bearing in mind any proposed or previous community engagement.

(b) The information reflects the level of significance of the matters covered by the report, as determined in accordance with the Council's significance and engagement policy.

 

Signatories

Author

Marie Byrne

Community Development Advisor

Approved By

Matthew McLintock

Community Governance Manager

   


Riccarton/Wigram Community Board

05 July 2016

 

 

9.    Elected Members Information Exchange

 

This item provides an opportunity for Board Members to update each other on recent events and/or issues of relevance and interest to the Board.

 

 

 

10.  Questions Under Standing Orders

 

Any member of the local authority may at any meeting of the local authority at the appointed time, put a question to the Chairperson, or through the Chairperson of the local authority to the Chairperson of any standing or special committee, or to any officer of the local authority concerning any matter relevant to the role or functions of the local authority concerning any matter that does not appear on the agenda, nor arises from any committee report or recommendation submitted to that meeting.

 

Wherever applicable, such questions shall be in writing and handed to the Chairperson prior to the commencement of the meeting at which they are to be asked.