Riverton/Aparima Community Board





Minutes of a meeting of Riverton/Aparima Community Board held in the Southland District Council Riverton Office, 117 Palmerston Street, Riverton on Monday, 23 July 2018 at 5.30pm.





Blair Stewart


Deputy Chairperson

Jan Breayley



Corey Mennell



Graeme Stuart



Andrew Wilson



Councillor George Harpur






Mayor Gary Tong

Group Manager, Services & Assets

Matt Russell

Committee Advisor

Alyson Hamilton

Community Partnership Leader

Simon Moran


Riverton/Aparima Community Board

23 July 2018


1             Apologies


There were apologies from Councillor Perham and Member Linscott.


Moved Deputy Chairperson Breayley, seconded Chairperson Stewart and resolved:

That the Riverton/Aparima Community Board accept the apologies.



2             Leave of absence


There were no requests for leave of absence.



3             Conflict of Interest


There were no conflicts of interest declared.



4             Public Forum


Bevan McKenzie, Project and Programme Manager, Water and Waste, addressed the meeting providing an update on the Riverton water supply.


Mr McKenzie advised that due to issues of hardness in the water further testing is to be undertaken by a contractor based in Australia.


Members requested that when the results are obtained a meeting be arranged to include the local electrician and plumber to provide an update of the resulting information received.



5             Extraordinary/Urgent Items


There were no Extraordinary/Urgent items.



6             Confirmation of Minutes



Moved Member Stuart, seconded Deputy Chairperson Breayley  and resolved:

That the minutes of Riverton/Aparima Community Board meeting held on 6 June 2018 be confirmed as a true and correct record of that meeting.



Reports for Resolution




The Riverton Christmas Tree Project

Record No: R/18/7/17019


Community Partnership Leader, Simon Moran presented the report.

Mr Moran advised the purpose of the report is for the Riverton/Aparima Community Board to consider a request from Tanya Colyer to support and provide potential financing of a portion of the costs of purchasing a large public Christmas Tree for the Riverton area.





Moved Chairperson Stewart, seconded Member Breayley  and resolved:

That the Riverton/Aparima Community Board:

a)            Receives the report titled “The Riverton Christmas Tree Project” dated 17 July 2018.


b)           Determines that this matter or decision be recognised as not significant in terms of Section 76 of the Local Government Act 2002.


c)            Determines that it has complied with the decision-making provisions of the Local Government Act 2002 to the extent necessary in relation to this decision; and in accordance with Section 79 of the Act determines that it does not require further information, further assessment of options or further analysis of costs and benefits or advantages and disadvantages prior to making a decision on this matter.


d)           Determines that it supports the Riverton Christmas tree project.


e)            Approves Option one to grant the project up to $9000 for the purchase of the Christmas tree.


f)             Agrees that the grant be paid from the Riverton general reserve.


g)           Agrees that Tanya Colyer provide an annual report for a period of at least two years and that the report includes a financial summary showing an operational budget and how the grant has been spent.






Council Report

Record No: R/18/7/16516




Community Partnership Leader, Simon Moran presented the report.

Mr Moran advised the purpose of the report is to provide an overview of key issues across the Southland District, as well as high level local issues from various Council units.

Mr Moran informed the report highlighted various issues of interest including:


§  Water issues

§  Climate change

§  Resource management

§  Representation review

§  Catchment group

§  Operations and community service




Moved Member Mennell, seconded Member Wilson  and resolved:

That the Riverton/Aparima Community Board:

a)        Receives the report titled “Council Report” dated 23 July 2018.






Chairperson's Report


Chair Stewart reported on matters with which he has been involved with since the Board’s last meeting.  This included the following:

§  appreciation to Deputy Chairperson Breayley for her attendance at the Council meeting and speaking in support of the Board’s oral submission to the representation review


§  advice of upcoming meeting with Riverton Lions Club to progress the installation of the proposed digital display board to be erected outside the Riverton office


§  advice of upcoming meeting of the Western Southland Leadership Cluster Group.




Councillor's Report


Councillor Harpur reported on activities from the District Council table.  These included:

§  attendance at the Acting Prime Minister, Right Honourable Winston Peters, recent presentation at Ascot Park, Invercargill


§  attendance at Southland Regional Development meeting


§  attendance at the opening of the Tumu Toka Curioscape at Curio Bay.






The meeting concluded at 6.15pm                       CONFIRMED AS A TRUE AND CORRECT RECORD AT A MEETING OF THE Riverton/Aparima Community Board HELD ON MONDAY, 23 JULY 2018.