Christchurch City Council




Date:                                    Thursday 5 May 2022

Time:                                   9.30am

Venue:                                 Council Chambers, Civic Offices,
53 Hereford Street, Christchurch





Deputy Chairperson


Mayor Lianne Dalziel

Deputy Mayor Andrew Turner

Councillor Jimmy Chen

Councillor Catherine Chu   -    via audio/visual link

Councillor Melanie Coker

Councillor Pauline Cotter

Councillor Mike Davidson  -     via audio/visual link

Councillor Celeste Donovan

Councillor Anne Galloway

Councillor James Gough    -     via audio/visual link

Councillor Yani Johanson

Councillor Aaron Keown

Councillor Sam MacDonald

Councillor Phil Mauger

Councillor Jake McLellan

Councillor Tim Scandrett

Councillor Sara Templeton








Principal Advisor

Dawn Baxendale

Chief Executive

Tel: 941 6996


Jo Daly

Council Secretary

941 8581

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05 May 2022



Karakia Tīmatanga: Given by the Mayor  




Acknowledgement and Minute’s Silence

The Mayor spoke to acknowledge Ian Thomson


The Mayor’s words:

I want to take a few minutes to acknowledge the sad loss and valued contribution of a key member of staff of the Christchurch City Council who died suddenly late last week.  

Ian Thomson was a Senior Legal Counsel, one of seven and the longest standing. As such, he played a central role in advising successive Mayors, Councillors and staff since joining Council in 2003 following private practice in Ashburton and Christchurch.  He displayed not only significant legal expertise, but a sound knowledge of the work of local government, and an ability to find solutions to issues, often on the spot, or within very tight timeframes.

His attendance at Council meetings was a reassurance for me in my role as Mayor and Chair.

Ian truly understood local government well and was able to instantly recall chapter and verse of our standing orders and the Local Government Act 2002.  He was our trusted adviser and counsel, often working closely with individual Councillors as well as Council as a whole.  He embodied a longstanding commitment to the concept and practice of public service.

It is fitting we are making this acknowledgement in the Council Chamber, as this was where he exercised this commitment frequently.   He loved his job – and it showed in his enthusiasm and dedication to whatever legal or other issues came his way and to the relationships he built with many of us.

Ian was the consummate gentleman – courteous, kind and generous with his time.  He was truly valued by staff and councillors alike.

Ian stretched the boundaries of the archetypal organisational lawyer – he was a very talented singer and chorister.  

Our thoughts are with Ian’s wife Gail and their daughters Rachel and Katherine to whom he was devoted.  Their loss is immense, as is ours. 

For me I can’t imagine not having Ian here. Just to see him made me smile. This place won’t be the same without him.

His was a life well-lived and may he rest in Peace

I invite you all to join with me in a minute’s silence in acknowledgement of Ian and the outstanding contribution he made to the council and to our city.


A minute’s silence was held to acknowledge Ian Thomson




The agenda was dealt with in the following order.


1.   Apologies Ngā Whakapāha  

There were no apologies received.


2.   Declarations of Interest Ngā Whakapuaki Aronga

There were no declarations of interest recorded.


3.   Public Participation Te Huinga Tūmatanui

3.1   Public Forum Te Huinga Whānui

There were no public forum presentations.

3.2   Deputations by Appointment Ngā Huinga Whakaritenga

There were no deputations by appointment.


4.   Presentation of Petitions Ngā Pākikitanga

There was no presentation of petitions.  


8.   Resolution to Include Supplementary Reports


Council Resolved CNCL/2022/00023

That the reports be received and considered at the Council meeting on Thursday, 5 May 2022.

9.         Mayor's Monthly Report - April 2022

Councillor MacDonald/Councillor Cotter                                                                                                        Carried



5.   Council Minutes - 7 April 2022


Council Resolved CNCL/2022/00024

That the Council Confirm the Minutes from the Council meeting held 7 April 2022.

Councillor Scandrett/Councillor Cotter                                                                                                           Carried



6.   Heathcote Low Stopbanks Feasibility Report


This item was withdrawn from the agenda.




7.   Draft submission on Transforming Recycling discussion document


The Council decision approving the submission included an additional point regarding clarification on labelling.

The Council requested staff provide information on activity being undertaken to support home, community and commercial composting.


Council Resolved CNCL/2022/00025

That the Council:

1.              Approve the draft submission to Ministry for the Environment on their Transforming Recycling discussion document (Attachment A), with an additional reference regarding clarification on labelling.

2.              Note that staff will provide information on what Council and other parts of the country are doing to support home, community and commercial composting.

Councillor Cotter/Councillor Templeton                                                                                                         Carried

Councillors Johanson, Keown and Mauger requested that their votes against point 28 in the submission be recorded.



9.   Mayor's Monthly Report - April 2022


The Council decision added an additional resolution 3.g noting the implications of urban grown and population demands and working with the Ministry of Education on this as a matter of priority.

The Council acknowledged and recorded its gratitude to Jimmy Gordon for making of ANZAC Poppy Bowls and gifting these within the community.


Council Resolved CNCL/2022/00026

That the Council:

1.         Receive the information in this Report.

2.         Note that in September 2021, the Finance and Performance Committee resolved (under delegation) to approve the Whakawhanake Kāinga Committee (Urban Growth Partnership for Greater Christchurch) Memorandum of Agreement (MoA).

a.         Note that Cabinet has now agreed to enter into the MoA.

3.         Agree to implement the decision as follows:

a.         Appoint the Whakawhanake Kāinga Committee (Urban Growth Partnership for Greater Christchurch), in accordance with Clause 30 and Clause 30A of Schedule 7 of the Local Government Act 2002;

b.         Delegate to the Whakawhanake Kāinga Committee (Urban Growth Partnership for Greater Christchurch), under clause 32 of Schedule 7 of the Local Government Act 2002 and any other applicable statutory authority, the matters in clauses 10 (delegations) and 11 (financial delegations) of the MoA.

c.         Agree to vary clause 4 (ii) of the MoA to include Kāinga Ora as a member of the Chief Executive Advisory Group.

d.         Appoint the Christchurch City Council’s Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee members, being the Mayor and Councillors Davidson and Templeton, as the appointed members of the Whakawhanake Kāinga Committee (Greater Christchurch Urban Growth Partnership) until the conclusion of the 2022 triennial general election under Clause 31 of Schedule 7 of the Local Government Act 2002.

e.         Resolve under Clause 30(7) of Schedule 7 of the Local Government Act 2002 that the Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee and the Whakawhanake Kāinga Committee (Greater Christchurch Urban Growth Partnership) are not discharged following triennial general elections, in accordance with clause 5.6 of the MoA.

f.          Delegate to the Greater Christchurch Urban Growth Partnership Committee the authority to adopt a new name.

g.         Note the implications of urban growth and population demands on the provision of schools and the wider education network, and work with the Ministry of Education as a matter of priority.

4.              Record formally its gratitude for the wonderful work of Jimmy Gordon in making his ANZAC Poppy Bowls and write a letter of appreciation to him in acknowledgement. Note that these have been gifted to various Churches, marae, and RSAs throughout Christchurch and New Zealand.

Councillor Templeton/Councillor Scandrett                                                                                                 Carried




Karakia Whakamutunga: Given by the Mayor.


Meeting concluded at 10.47am.




Mayor Lianne Dalziel