Regional Council

Open Minutes

Commencing:             Tuesday 19 October 2021, 11.30 am

Venue:                         via Zoom (Audio Visual Meeting)

Chairperson:               Chairman Doug Leeder

Deputy Chairperson:  Deputy Chairperson Jane Nees

Members:                    Cr Norm Bruning

Cr Bill Clark

Cr Stuart Crosby

Cr Toi Kai Rākau Iti

Cr David Love

Cr Matemoana McDonald

Cr Stacey Rose

Cr Paula Thompson

Cr Lyall Thurston

Cr Andrew von Dadelszen

Cr Kevin Winters

In Attendance:            Sarah Omundsen – General Manager Regulatory Services (Acting Chief Executive), Chris Ingle – General Manager Integrated Catchments, Kirsty Brown – Rivers and Drainage Assets Manager, Tone Nerdrum Smith – Committee Advisor

Apologies:                  Cr Te Taru White


1.     Opening Statement by Chairman

Chairman Leeder opened the Zoom Council meeting, advised that the meeting was being livestreamed and recorded and noted that the recording will be made available on the Bay of Plenty Regional Council website following the meeting Bay of Plenty Regional Council - YouTube

2.     Opening Karakia

A karakia was provided by Cr Iti.

3.     Apologies


That the Regional Council:

1           Accepts the apology from Cr Te Taru White tendered at the meeting.




4.     Declaration of Conflicts of Interest

None declared.

5.     Reports

Decisions Required


Infrastructure Insurance Renewal

Presented by Kirsty Brown – Rivers and Drainage Assets Manager.

Key Points:

·     Provided an outline of the report

·     Insurance renewal was required by 1 November 2021 for the 2021/22 year

·     Noted that the insurance premium exceeded the Chief Executive’s delegated authority, hence the need for a Council resolution.

Key Points - Members:

·     Noted that the issue of insurance premiums/coverage/risk would be discussed by the Risk and Assurance Committee on Thursday 21 October 2021.



That the Regional Council:

1           Receives the report, Infrastructure Insurance Renewal.

2           Delegates to the Chief Executive authority to approve and pay the 2021/2022 annual infrastructure insurance premium.




6.     Closing Karakia

A karakia was provided by Cr Iti.


11.38 am – the meeting closed.




Confirmed 10 November 2021                                                    

                                                                         Chairman Doug Leeder

Chairperson, Regional Council