Te Hononga Council - Papatipu Rūnanga Committee

Open Minutes



Date:                                     Thursday 16 March 2017

Time:                                    5pm

Venue:                                 Committee Room 1, Level 2, Civic Offices,
53 Hereford Street, Christchurch





Mayor Lianne Dalziel (Chairperson)

Dr Te Maire Tau - Te Ngāi Tūāhuriri Rūnanga (Chairperson)

Councillor Jimmy Chen

Councillor Phil Clearwater

Deputy Mayor Andrew Turner

Rei Simon - Te Rūnanga o Wairewa

Elizabeth Cunningham - Te Rūnanga o Koukourārata

Elizabeth Brown - Te Taumutu Rūnanga

Gail Gordon - Te Hapū  o Ngāti Wheke

Rik Tainui - Ōnuku Rūnanga



16 March 2017




Principal Advisor

Gabrielle Huria

Principal Advisor Ngai Tahu Relationships


Aidan Kimberley

Committee and Hearings Advisor

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Te Hononga Council - Papatipu Rūnanga Committee

16 March 2017


Part A        Matters Requiring a Council Decision

Part B         Reports for Information

Part C         Decisions Under Delegation



Mihi/Karakia Timatanga: Chairperson Tau.


The agenda was dealt with in the following order.

1.   Apologies

Part C

Committee Resolved THCP/2017/00015

That the apologies from Councillor East, Councillor Cotter, Councillor Manji, Councillor Buck, Manaia Rehu and Clare Williams be accepted.

Chairperson Tau/Chairperson Dalziel                                                                                                                  Carried

Gail Gordon attended the meeting in place of Manaia Rehu.


2.   Declarations of Interest

Part B

Elizabeth Cunningham acknowledged that she is a member of Environment Canterbury but assured the Committee that she will attend this Committee solely to represent Te Rūnanga o Koukourārata.

3.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

Part C

Committee Resolved THCP/2017/00016

Committee Decision

That the minutes of the Te Hononga Council – Papatipu Rūnanga Committee meeting held on Thursday, 1 September 2016 be confirmed.

Member Cunningham/Councillor Clearwater                                                                                                 Carried


4.   Deputations by Appointment

Part B

There were no deputations by appointment.

5.   Presentation of Petitions

Part B

There was no presentation of petitions.    

6.   Information Exchange


Committee members were be presented with booklets to fulfil requests for information about the Council as an organisation.


Responding to the Council’s request for advice on the appointment of a trustee to the Nga Hau e Wha National Marae Memorial Trust, Chairperson Tau advised that this is for the Council to decide using their standard processes.


7.   Adoption of Terms of Reference


Committee Comment

An amended version of the draft terms of reference was tabled at the meeting, as requested by Te Kāhui Kahukura. The one minor change was to the first paragraph to acknowledge that there are two Rūnanga whose takiwā extend beyond the Christchurch City Council boundaries. The previous version implied there was only one. The Committee endorsed this amended version without any further changes.


Committee Decided THCP/2017/00017

Part A

That Te Hononga Council - Papatipu Rūnanga Committee recommend that the Council:

1.         Adopt the Terms of Reference for Te Hononga Council - Papatipu Rūnanga Committee as amended.

Councillor Chen/Deputy Mayor                                                                                                                            Carried


8.   Building within the Papakainga Nohoanga Zone.


Committee Comment

During the discussion an issue was raised where Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke have been told that they need to go through the consenting process before they can find out if some of their Māori Reserve Land can be developed. The Committee requested a report on this matter.


Committee Resolved THCP/2017/00018

That Te Hononga Council - Papatipu Rūnanga Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the report.

Chairperson Tau/Member Brown                                                                                                                        Carried


Committee Resolved THCP/2017/00019

Part C

2.         Note that Senior Planner Tanya Stevens from Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu is running workshops at each marae about the changes pertaining to each Rūnanga, and that the Principal Advisor Ngāi Tahu Relationships Gabrielle Huria is also available to attend on behalf of the Council.

3.         Note that Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and the Council plan to jointly produce a booklet explaining the changes for each reserve.

4.         Request a report to the next Committee meeting regarding land use issues at Rapaki.

5.         Request a report back from the Rūnanga workshops once they are completed.

Deputy Mayor/Member Cunningham                                                                                                               Carried



9.   Update of work programme to address Runanga priorities.


Committee Comment

The Committee was informed that the Wairewa Bridge Build and Wairewa Reserve 3185 Purchase could potentially be linked, and requested a report containing advice on expediting the proposed purchase of the reserve.


Committee Resolved THCP/2017/00020

Part C

That Te Hononga Council - Papatipu Rūnanga Committee:

1.         Receives the progress report on the work programme.

Chairperson Tau/Chairperson Dalziel                                                                                                                  Carried


Committee Resolved THCP/2017/00021

2.              Requests Council staff to continue to progress the priority areas identified in the work programme.

3.              Request a report with advice on the proposed purchase of Wairewa reserve 3185 by Wairewa Rūnanga and how this process can be expedited, including advice on consultation requirements and Ministerial sign-off.

Chairperson Dalziel/Member Simon                                                                                                                   Carried




Karakia Whakamutunga: Puamiria Parata-Goodall

Meeting concluded at 6:04pm.