MANAAKI TOIORA COMMITTEE MEETING - Tuesday, 28 September 2021, 9.00am - Hauraki ...

 
MANAAKI TOIORA COMMITTEE MEETING - Tuesday, 28 September 2021, 9.00am - Hauraki ...
AGENDA
             KAUPAPA

MANAAKI TOIORA COMMITTEE MEETING

    Tuesday, 28 September 2021, 9.00am

              Council Chamber
              Hauraki House
              William Street
              Paeroa
MANAAKI TOIORA COMMITTEE MEETING - Tuesday, 28 September 2021, 9.00am - Hauraki ...
Membership

Mayor

D A Adams

Councillors

Cr   R Harris - Co-Chair
Cr   A Spicer – Co-Chair
Cr   P G Anderson
Cr   R D T Broad
Cr   P D Buckthought
Cr   C A Daley
Cr   R G E Garrett
Cr   B J Gentil
Cr   S Howell
Cr   P A Milner
Cr   D Smeaton
Cr   J R Tilsley
Cr   R L Wilkinson

Executive Leadership

L D Cavers
P Thom

Staff

K McLaren
R Jenks
J Stephenson
C Litchfield
J McIver

Public Distribution

Paeroa Office/Library
Plains Area Office
Waihi Area Office/Library

Chief Executive
L D Cavers

                  Hauraki District Council, P O Box 17, William Street Paeroa, New Zealand
                             P: 07 862 8609 or 0800 734 834 (within the District)
                           E: info@hauraki-dc.govt.nz www.hauraki-dc.govt.nz
MANAAKI TOIORA COMMITTEE MEETING - Tuesday, 28 September 2021, 9.00am - Hauraki ...
Delegations: Manaaki Toiora Committee

Reporting to:        Council

Purpose              Manaaki Toiora means to assist in the wellbeing of our
                     communities or to lift ones mana in the sense of wellbeing.

                     To have wellbeing, people need a healthy standard of living and
                     quality of life.

                     The Council and the community want the people of Hauraki to
                     thrive. This means everyone should have the opportunity to
                     access the resources and capabilities they need to achieve their
                     aspirations.

                     The primary role of the Manaaki Toiora Committee is to work
                     alongside our communities and key stakeholders to take action
                     that positively influences the social, cultural and economic
                     wellbeing of our people. This work will be underpinned by the fact
                     we need a healthy environment to thrive. How the Committee will
                     do this, including the key focus areas for the next ten years, will
                     be outlined in the Manaaki Toiora Strategy and action plan.

Membership:          Mayor and all Councillors of the Hauraki District Council, of which
                     two are appointed as Co-chairs.

                     The option of having Tāngata Whenua membership and other
                     community representation will be investigated by the Committee
                     prior to 1 July 2022.

                     Any new Committee members are to be appointed by the Council.

Meeting frequency:   Monthly meeting on the Tuesday prior to the last Council meeting
                     of the month, commencing at 9.00am.

Delegation:           The Council delegates to the Manaaki Toiora Committee the
                      following powers, duties and responsibilities:

                          Management and oversight of the development of the
                           Manaaki Toiora Strategy, including engagement.
                          Make recommendations to the Council for adoption of the
                           Manaaki Toiora Strategy.
                          Development and approval of the Manaaki Toiora action
                           plan.
                          On behalf of the Council take responsibility for the
                           governance of the implementation of the Manaaki Toiora
                           Strategy and action plan.
                          Provide governance for the Manaaki Toiora Activity and
                           budgets.
                          Authority to approve expenditure up to $10,000 per project
                           within the existing approved Manaaki Toiora budget, subject
                           to reporting the expenditure to the next Council meeting.
                          To receive and review reports and presentations from
                           Council staff and community groups and if necessary make
                           recommendations to the Council.

Management           Group Manager Community Development
responsibility:
Ngà Karakia Timatanga (opening)

(1)

Kia tau te rangimarie                 May peace be widespread
Kia whakapapa pounamu te moana        May the sea be like greenstone
Hei huarahi ma tatou i te rangi nei   A pathway for us all this day
Aroha atu, aroha mai                  Let us show respect for each other
Tatou i a tatou katoa                 For one another
Hui e! Taiki e!                       Bind us all together!

(2)

Whakataka te hau ki te uru,           Get ready for the westerly
Whakataka te hau ki te tonga.         and be prepared for the southerly.
Kia mākinakina ki uta,                It will be icy cold inland,
Kia mātaratara ki tai.                and icy cold on the shore.
E hī ake ana te atākura he tio,       May the dawn rise red-tipped on ice,
he huka, he hauhunga.                 on snow, on frost.
Haumi e! Hui e! Tāiki e!              Join! Gather! Intertwine!

Karakia Whakamutunga (closing)

Kia whakai-ria te tapu                Restrictions are moved aside
Kia wātea ai te ara                   So the pathways is clear
Kia turuki whakataha ai               To return to everyday activities
Haumi e. Hui e. Tāiki e!              Join Gather Intertwine!
MANAAKI TOIORA COMMITTEE AGENDA

Tuesday 28 September, 2021 – 9.00am

Presentations

9.30am:          Shelley McArthur-Dye, Hauraki Citizens Advice Bureau
                 Update to August Report

Order of Business                                                                       Pages

Procedural

1.   Karakia timatanga (opening of meeting) Cr Spicer

2.   Apologies

3.   Declarations of Late Items

4.   Declarations of Interests

Confirmation of Minutes

5.   Manaaki Toiora Committee Minutes - 24 August 2021 – 3020743                                6

Reporting

6.   Community Advocacy Report – September 2021 - 3037918                                      12

7.   Manaaki Toiora Social Initiatives Report September 2021 - 3038876                         15

8.   Mayors Taskforce for Jobs Report – August 2021 - 3037916                                  25

9.   Manaaki Toiora economic update report September 2021 - 3038355                            27

10. Karakia whakamutunga (closing of meeting)

                                           Manaaki Toiora Committee Agenda 28-9-21 - 3038994
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                                     HAURAKI DISTRICT COUNCIL

                                  MANAAKI TOIORA COMMITTEE

         MINUTES OF A MEETING OF THE MANAAKI TOIORA COMMITTEE VIA ZOOM AND
         LIVESTREAMED ON TUESDAY, 24 AUGUST 2021 COMMENCING AT 9.00AM

         PRESENT               Cr R Harris (Co-Chair), Cr A M Spicer (Co-Chair), D A Adams
                               (His Worship the Mayor), Cr P A Milner (Deputy Mayor), Cr P
                               G Anderson, Cr R D T Broad, Cr P D Buckthought, Cr C A
                               Daley (from 9.15am), Cr R G E Garrett, Cr B J Gentil, Cr S
                               Howell, Cr D Smeaton and Cr J R Tilsley

         IN ATTENDANCE        L D Cavers (Chief Executive), P Thom (Group Manager –
                              Community Development), C Mischewski (Strategic Planner),
                              K McLaren (Community Development Advisor (Social), R
                              Jenks (Community Development Advisor (Economic), C
                              Litchfield (Community Advocacy Officer), J Stephenson
                              (Mayors Taskforce for Jobs Liaison) and C Black (Council
                              Secretary)

         Karakia Timatanga (open of meeting)
         His Worship the Mayor, D A Adams opened the meeting with a karakia.

         APOLOGIES

         RESOLVED

         THAT the apology of Cr R Wilkinson and apology for lateness of Cr C Daley be
         received and sustained.

         MTC21/57                               Harris/Howell                              CARRIED

         DECLARATION OF LATE ITEMS

         There were no late items.

         DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTS

         There were no declarations of interests.

         REQUEST FOR DEFERRAL – UPDATE ON ACTIVITIES - AGE CONCERN, THAMES AND
         CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU

         Due to the COVID Level 4 lockdown, representatives from Age Concern, Thames
         and the Citizens Advice Bureau were unable to attend to speak in support of their
         activities.  It was therefore agreed that they be invited to the 28th September
         meeting, dependent on COVID level, to present at that time.

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         CONFIRMATION: MANAAKI TOIORA COMMITTEE MINUTES – 29 June 2021 –
         2976285

         RESOLVED

         THAT the minutes of the meeting of the Manaaki Toiora Committee held on
         Tuesday, 29 June 2021 are received and confirmed as a true and correct record.

         MTC21/58                                Harris/Spicer                           CARRIED

         MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES

         There were no matters raised for correction.

         Cr Daley attended at 9.15am.

         Reporting

         REPORT ON DRAFT MANAAKI TOIORA STRATEGY 2021 – 3016210 – PowerPoint
         #3020844

         The Strategic Planner requested consideration and feedback prior to stakeholder
         engagement on the draft Manaaki Toiora Strategy as reviewed by a Manaaki Toiora
         Strategy Councillor working party.

         RESOLVED

         THAT the report be received.

         MTC21/59                                Harris/Tilsley                          CARRIED

         The Strategic Planner took the members through a PowerPoint presentation on the
         development and scope of the strategy.

         A member of the Manaaki Toiora Strategy Working Party advised that the vision and
         scope of the strategy, as explained in the presentation was considered and
         supported by the working party members.

         A discussion was held as regards to the issue of health of communities and what
         would local government’s role be to assist in addressing this issue.

         It was agreed that this cannot be done singularly by Councils. Councils can support
         and advocate on behalf of health agencies to ensure people are getting the best
         help and advice. This is a national issue of which Council’s role is to play a part.

         It was advised that the strategy can be reviewed as determined by the Council,
         however the action plan is where the projects/actions can be updated regularly.

         Key activities should not change extensively but that there would be opportunities
         to makes changes to the community aspirations as required. Any new issues may
         come into play such as government reforms, 3-waters etc.

         Councillors were invited to give feedback on whether they saw mental and physical
         wellbeing as a priority.

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         The members supported that this be a priority and requested that a fifth priority
         area be added, to be named ‘Healthy People’.

         The question was asked where safer communities would fit into the pillars. It was
         believed that safer communities fits under several priority areas such as ‘Vibrant
         Creative Spaces’ and ‘Well-housed People’.

         Action: Staff to add a fifth priority area to the draft Strategy called
         ‘Healthy People’.

         It was commented that Better Futures Hauraki would have a key role in providing
         feedback on this.

         The Co-Chairs - Cr Harris and Cr Spicer thanked the Strategic Planner and
         Community Growth staff involved in the development of the strategy for all their
         valued work and support of the Councillor Working Party in formulating the
         strategy.

         MANAAKI TOIORA SOCIAL INITIATIVES REPORT JULY-AUGUST 2021 – 3016223
         APPENDIX A, B AND C (INCLUDED IN REPORT)

         The Community Development Advisor (Social) presented an update on activities
         carried out during the previous month.

         RESOLVED

         THAT the report be received.

         MTC21/60                               Harris/Spicer                           CARRIED

         COMMUNITY ADVOCACY REPORT - JULY-AUGUST 2021 – 3016229

         The Community Advocacy Officer reported on the monthly advocacy activities
         covering July – August 2021.

         RESOLVED

         THAT the report be received.

         MTC21/61                               Harris/Spicer                           CARRIED

         MAYORS TASKFORCE FOR JOBS REPORT - JULY 2021 – 3015285

         The Community Employment Liaison presented a report on the monthly activities
         and progress of the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs project.

         RESOLVED

         THAT the report be received.

         MTC21/62                               Harris/Howell                           CARRIED

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         The meeting adjourned at 10.04am.
         The meeting reconvened at 10.17am.

         MANAAKI TOIORA ECONOMIC UPDATE REPORT JULY-AUGUST 2021 – 3015284

         The Community Development Advisor (Economic) presented the economic update
         report to covering July-August 2021.

         RESOLVED

         THAT the report be received.

         MTC21/63                                Harris/Spicer                          CARRIED

         It was requested that an activities update be provided by Te Waka before the end of
         the year and that this be added into the work programme.

         PAEROA INFORMATION HUB FUNDING ACCOUNTABILITY REPORT JAN-JUNE 2021 –
         3015401 APPENDIX A (INCLUDED IN REPORT)

         The Community Development Advisor (Economic) presented the Paeroa Information
         Hub’s funding accountability report (Appendix A) covering the period January-June
         2021.

         RESOLVED

         THAT the report be received.

         MTC21/64                                Harris/Howell                          CARRIED

         WAIHI I-SITE FUNDING ACCOUNTABILITY REPORT JANUARY- JUNE 2021 – 3015365
         APPENDIX A (INCLUDED IN REPORT)

         The Community Development Advisor (Economic) presented the Waihi i-SITE’s
         funding accountability report (Appendix A) covering the period January-June 2021.

         RESOLVED

         THAT the report be received.

         MTC21/65                                Harris/Garrett                         CARRIED

         POSITIVE PAEROA FUNDING ACCOUNTABILITY REPORT – JULY 2020 – JUNE 2021 –
         3015301 APPENDIX A (INCLUDED IN REPORT)

         The Community Development Advisor (Economic) presented the Positive Paeroa
         funding accountability report (Appendix A) covering the period July 2020 - June
         2021.

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         RESOLVED

         THAT the report be received.

         MTC21/66                              Harris/Buckthought                      CARRIED

         DESTINATION COROMANDEL ANNUAL FUNDING ACCOUNTABILITY REPORT JULY
         2020-JUNE 2021 - 3015320 APPENDIX A (INCLUDED IN REPORT)

         The Community Development Advisor (Economic) presented an update on the
         activities of Destination Coromandel for the period 01 July 2020 – 30 June 2021.

         RESOLVED

         THAT the report be received.

         MTC21/67                              Harris/Spicer                           CARRIED

         HISTORICAL MARITIME PARK REPORT APRIL - JUNE 2021 – 3015298

         The Community Development Advisor (Economic) presented an update on the
         progress of the Historical Maritime Park Provincial Growth Fund project between
         April - June 2021.

         RESOLVED

         THAT the report be received.

         MTC21/68                              Harris/Smeaton                          CARRIED

         MANAAKI TOIORA COMMITTEE - 2021 WORK PROGRAMME – 3016233

         The Community Development Advisor (Economic) presented a forward work
         programme for discussion and information purposes.

         RESOLVED

         THAT the report be received.

         MTC21/69                              Harris/Spicer                           CARRIED

         Updates to the work programme:

         Action: Staff to advise Age Concern and Citizens Advice Bureau that their
         presentations on activities are now scheduled for 28 September meeting of
         the Committee.

         Action: Staff to invite Te Waka to present on their activities before the end
         of the year.

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         Karakia whakamutunga (close of meeting)

         The Mayor closed the meeting with a karakia at 10.55am.

         CONFIRMED

         R G Harris                                            A Spicer
         Co-Chair                                              Co-Chair

         28 September 2021

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       FOR INFORMATION |
       NGĀ MŌHIOTANGA

      TO                      Mayor and Councillors

      AUTHOR                  Colleen Litchfield
                              Community Advocacy Officer

      FILE REFERENCE          Document: 2926606

      PORTFOLIO HOLDER/S Councillor Spicer | Councillor Harris
                         Manaaki Toiora Portfolios

      MEETING DATE            Tuesday 28 September 2021

      SUBJECT                 Community Advocacy Monthly Report – August/September
                              2021

     SUMMARY | TE WHAKARĀPOPOTANGA
     The Community Advocacy Officer will present an update of activities carried out during the
     previous month to Council. These activities include developing funding applications with internal
     and external stakeholders, identifying key advocacy needs with Council and the community,
     building constructive relationships and advocating for funding and programmes that will benefit
     our community wellbeing.

     RECOMMENDATION | TE WHAIKUPU
     THAT the report be received.

     1       PURPOSE | TE ARONGA
     The Community Development Group is responsible for the delivery of Council’s Community
     Advocacy activities. A report on these activities will be presented to Council on a monthly basis.

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     2        ADVOCACY PRIORITIES
     After the 30 March 2021 Manaaki Toiora meeting, a workshop was run to outline and prioritise
     actions for the Community Advocacy Officer. This will be included in the work programme for
     this position until the new Manaaki Toiora Strategy and Action Plan are developed later in 2021.

     These proposed actions are listed in order of priority below:
     1.      Advocate for agencies developing strategies to assist with youth classified in ‘Not in
             Education, Employment or Training’;
     2.      Talk with MSD about what else Council can do for low income earners (identify funding
             gaps);
     3.      Support Mental Health, Drug & Alcohol Addiction, and abuse support services to help people
             get back on their feet;
     4.      Work with the Government on its Kiwibuild/alternative homeownership schemes in the
             Hauraki District;
     5.      Attract and upskill our volunteer base e.g. through workshops. Particularly for
             organisations that help reduce deprivation in some way;
     6.      Support/find internet training programmes for our elderly residents to help build confidence
             and encourage the use of internet at home;
     7.      Look for additional source of funding to supplement EECA’s 90% grants for insulation, heat
             pumps/efficient wood or pellet burners;
     8.      Plant more trees.

     3        CURRENT PROJECTS AND ACTIONS
     Housing
     An expression of interest (EOI) was submitted to the Infrastructure Acceleration Fund for an
     upgrade of the Paeroa wastewater treatment plant to increase capacity to support affordable
     housing growth for future generations.
     A second EOI application was submitted alongside of the Paeroa wastewater treatment plant
     application to request funding and capacity assistance for spatial planning, urban design and an
     updated growth strategy.
     Latest news item from Kainga Ora for your interest.
     https://kaingaora.govt.nz/news/governments-infrastructure-fund-for-housing-accelerates/

     Maori Housing Collective – Eastern Waikato. We are liaising with the Collective, Te Matapihi, Te
     Korowai, and Kainga ora with a view towards collaboration for the upcoming Maori contestable
     fund for housing that will be released late October alongside the new Maori housing strategy.

     We are now awaiting the outcome of our applications.

     Below is the timeline for the Infrastructure Acceleration Fund process.
          Steps in the IAF process                  Date
          Applicants notified of outcome (with      15 October 2021
          invitation to RFP Stage and RFP
          document provided for successful
          Proposals)*
          Debriefs to unsuccessful Applicants (as   Following 15 October 2021
          requested)
          Closing date for RFP Proposals            Late December 2021

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          Evaluation and due diligence of RFP Early 2022
          Proposals*
          Negotiation commences                      Early 2022
          Funding Agreements and Housing March - October 2022, as and when agreements
          Outcome Agreements concluded               are concluded
          Final Ministerial funding decisions sought

     To find out more about the Fund you can click on the following link to the Kāinga Ora website:
     https://kaingaora.govt.nz/working-with-us/housing-acceleration-fund/infrastructure-
     acceleration-fund/

     Sister Cities
     Options for alternative National programs are being explored with the Regional Skills Leadership
     group, the Lions Young Enterprise Group, other Councils and Economic Development agencies.

     Relationship Building
     Relationship building is ongoing with:
          Te Waka
          Waikato Regional Housing group
          Kāinga Ora team Bay of Plenty
          Kāinga Ora Waikato
          Community Waikato
          Neighbouring TA staff
          MPI
          Working on building Iwi contacts with Larn
          Economic Development NZ
          WRC
          Waka Kotahi
          Regional Skills Leadership Group
          Hauraki Housing Collective

     Funding
     Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) – Low Emission Transport Fund,
     expected to open later this year. We are in discussion with WRC about a combined regional
     application under the Waikato plan. This would include electric vehicle charging stations, truck
     charging and battery swap stations, and Lockydocks (electric charging and locking stations for
     bikes). Still under discussion and awaiting WRC.
     Kānoa Regional Economic Development & Investment Unit – The Regional strategic
     partnership fund. In conjunction with the Community Development Advisor (economic). We are
     preparing an application for resurfacing (chip seal) for parts of the Hauraki Rail Trail, application
     due to Kānoa at the end of September 2021. Ongoing research into other options for this fund
     are occurring.
     Tourism Infrastructure Fund (TIF) – This fund will not be proceeding in October 2021, but
     now scheduled for March 2022.

     Approval
         Prepared by       Colleen Litchfield
                           Community Advocacy Officer
         Approved by       Peter Thom
                           Group Manager Community Development

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       FOR DECISION
       MŌ TE WHAKATAUNGA

      TO                     Mayor and Councillors

      AUTHOR                 Katie Mclaren
                             Community Development Advisor (Social)

      FILE REFERENCE         Document:     2663720
                             Appendix A:   H.A.R.T RFA – In document
                             Appendix B:   Giftbox RFA – In document
                             Appendix C:   Waihi Town Cats RFA – In document
                             Appendix D:   CCS Newspaper Promotion – In document

      PORTFOLIO HOLDER       Councillor Spicer – Manaaki Toiora (Social)

      MEETING DATE           Tuesday 28th September 2021

      SUBJECT                Manaaki Toiora Social Initiatives Report – August/September
                             2021

     SUMMARY | TE WHAKARĀPOPOTANGA
     The Community Development Advisor (Social) will present an update of activities carried out
     during the previous month to Council. The activities include management of various funding
     budgets, social initiatives and information on other initiatives.
     There are three requests for financial assistance for the Committee to consider.

     RECOMMENDATION | TE WHAIKUPU
     THAT the report be received, and
     THAT the correspondence from Hauraki Animal Rescue Team, The Giftbox and Waihi Town Cats
     be received, and
     THAT $750 is granted from the Waihi Ward Community Assistance Fund towards veterinary
     expenses for H.A.R.T, and
     THAT $500 is granted from the Waihi Ward Community Assistance Fund to the Gift Box Waihi
     for purchase of staple items, and
     THAT $750 is granted from the Waihi Ward Community Assistance Fund towards cat food and
     veterinary expenses for Waihi Town Cats, and
     THAT the Council considers these decisions to be insignificant under its Significance and
     Engagement Policy 2020.

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     1        PURPOSE | TE ARONGA
     The Community Development Group is responsible for the delivery of Manaaki Toiora activities.
     A report on the social activities will be presented to Council on a monthly basis. Any requests
     for financial assistance from community groups are also presented in this report.

     2        GRANTS AND DONATIONS | NGA TAKOHA
     Ward Community Assistance Funding
     Each Ward has budget set aside for Community Assistance Funding. This fund is for the
     discretionary allocation of grants or donations towards activities, individuals, or groups as
     determined by the respective ward members.

     The Ward Chair has the delegated authority to approve grants towards hall hire costs and, along
     with one other ward member, can sign off on Ward approved grants of up to $300 from this
     fund. The Manaaki Toiora Committee, with recommendation from the appropriate ward, decide
     on requests for financial assistance between $300 and $10,000.

     6320: Plains Ward Community Assistance Funding

     Since last month, the Plains Ward Chair agreed to grant from the Plains Ward Community
     Assistance fund the cost of hall hire towards the Ngatea Lions Senior Citizens Day and Cancer
     Morning Tea events. However, both events have been cancelled due to Covid restrictions, so the
     funds are no longer required.

     Of the unallocated funds of $17,058.18, there were no changes from last month.

     6310: Paeroa Ward Community Assistance Funding
         - Of the unallocated funds of $21,364.88, there were no changes from last month.

     6330: Waihi Ward Community Assistance Funding
         - Of the unallocated funds of $21,165.18, there were no changes from last month.

     6300: District General Funding

     Council also has a District discretionary fund that is available for general or more significant
     activities or projects that provide a benefit to more than one ward. Of the unallocated funds of
     $30,061.86, there were no changes from last month.

     6350: Significant Natural Areas and Heritage Features Incentives Funding (SNA & HFI)
     The SNA & HFI Fund is a contestable fund that is administered by Council. The purpose of this
     fund is to encourage and assist landowners with significant natural areas and/or heritage
     features to actively maintain and/or enhance their SNA or heritage feature. Of the unallocated
     funds of $64,532, there were no changes from last month. Funding can be applied for at any
     time and an application form is available from the District Planning team.

     19550: Community Recreational Facilities Development Funds (CRFDF)

     Each Ward and the District have community recreational facilities development funds
     accumulated from development contributions that are available for investment in public capital
     items i.e. physical assets such netball courts, domain lighting etc.

     9558: Plains Community Recreational Facilities Development Fund (CRFDF)
         -   Of the unallocated funds of $139,793.31, there were no changes from last month.

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     9559: Paeroa Community Recreational Facilities Development Fund (CRFDF)
         -   Of the unallocated funds of $81,582.56, there were no changes from last month.

     9560: Waihi Community Recreational Facilities Development Fund (CRFDF)
         -   Of the unallocated funds of $721,361.37, there were no changes from last month.

     9557: District Community Recreational Facilities Development Fund (CRFDF)
         -   There are currently no funds available for investment into district public capital items.

     9561: District Community Projects Assistance Fund (CPAF)

     Council has an investment fund of which a percentage of the interest is set aside for grants to
     community projects of a more significant nature. Of the unallocated funds of $145,757.17, there
     were no changes from last month.

     6200: District Social Strategy Fund [SSF]

     Up until 30 June 2021 and the formation of the Manaaki Toiora committee, a percentage of the
     interest allocated from the investment income was set aside for initiatives that address issues
     identified in the Social Strategy action plan; this allocation is now accessible through the Manaaki
     Toiora Social initiatives budget. Of the unallocated funds of $31,361.22, there were no changes
     from last month.

     Requests for Financial Assistance

     There are three requests for financial assistance outlined below for the committee to consider:

     Hauraki Animal Rescue Team (H.A.R.T)
     Mrs. Stads writes seeking financial assistance for the operational costs required to provide care
     for, de-sex and rehome kittens and cats in the Waihi and Paeroa areas (Appendix A).

     The Waihi Ward Committee have discussed this request and support that a grant be made
     directly to Waihi Vets for veterinary costs incurred by H.A.R.T in relation to the above.

     In considering making a grant to this request, two (2) options are offered:
         Option One – Decline the request for a grant;
         Option Two – Grant $750.00 from the Waihi Ward Community Assistance Fund.
     The Ward’s Community Assistance Fund is an appropriate source of funding for this type of
     community activity and there are sufficient funds to support Option Two.

     The Waihi Ward Committee recommend Option Two:
            THAT $750 is granted from the Waihi Ward Community Assistance Fund towards
             veterinary expenses for H.A.R.T.

     The Gift Box
     Tina & Keith Wright write seeking financial assistance for the purchase of staple items for the
     Gift Box stall in Waihi (Appendix B).

     With an increase in demand for foodbank type services due to Covid lockdowns and change in
     community needs, services such as the Gift Box (food stall) are becoming progressively
     important within our communities. The Salvation Army in Waihi provide a ‘foodbank’ service to
     residence generally through referrals from Work and Income (MSD); however many people are
     using the food stall both to donate their surplus and to provide for those that may feel

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     embarrassed seeking help. The organisers of Gift Box need to stock the stall with some essential
     household products.

     In considering making a grant to this request, two (2) options are offered:
          Option One – Decline the request for a grant;
          Option Two – Grant $500.00 from the Waihi Ward Community Assistance Fund.
     The Ward’s Community Assistance Fund is an appropriate source of funding for this type of
     community activity and there are sufficient funds to support Option Two.

     The Waihi Ward Committee recommend Option Two:
          THAT $500 is granted from the Waihi Ward Community Assistance Fund to the Gift Box
           Waihi for purchase of staple items.

     Waihi Town Cats
     Margaret Andreassen writes seeking financial assistance for the costs required to feed and de-
     sex cats in the Waihi and Paeroa areas (Appendix C). About 200 cats were de-sexed in the last
     12 months and Margaret has had a beneficial impact on reducing or maintaining the number of
     cats roaming around Waihi.

     The Waihi Ward Committee have discussed this request and support that a grant be made
     directly to New World/Supervalue for cat food costs or Waihi Vets for veterinary costs incurred
     by Waihi Town Cats in relation to the above.

     In considering making a grant to this request, two (2) options are offered:
          Option One – Decline the request for a grant;
          Option Two – Grant $750.00 from the Waihi Ward Community Assistance Fund.
     The Ward’s Community Assistance Fund is an appropriate source of funding for this type of
     community activity and there are sufficient funds to support Option Two.

     The Waihi Ward Committee recommend Option Two:
            THAT $750 is granted from the Waihi Ward Community Assistance Fund towards cat food
             and veterinary expenses for Waihi Town Cats.

     3        SOCIAL INITIATIVES | WHAIWHAKAARO PAAPORI
     Sister Cities Review
     Due to the global Covid outbreak and changes to international travel, Council requested a review
     of the Sister Cities exchange programme to reflect a National programme focus. We are currently
     exploring options for alternative programs with the Regional Skills Leadership group, the Lions
     Young Enterprise Group, and other territorial authorities and economic development agencies.

     Hauraki CAB
     The new Hauraki CAB manager Shelley McArthur-Dye, will present an update on CAB activities
     and take any questions in relation to the annual report from the 24 September Manaaki Toiora
     meeting.

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     4       OTHER INITIATIVES | EERAA ATU WHAIWHAKAARO
     Citizenship Ceremony
     The citizenship ceremony that was scheduled for Wednesday the 15th of September was
     cancelled due to Covid Level restrictions. The 10 candidates for this ceremony have now been
     granted citizenship from the Department of Internal Affairs and will be invited to celebrate at
     the next ceremony.
     Once we are back to a lower Covid alert level and there are sufficient numbers on the waiting
     list, of which there are currently 5 candidates, a date will be set for the next Citizenship
     ceremony.

     Creative New Zealand [CNZ CCS]
     Round 1 of the 2021/22 Creative New Zealand Creative Communities Scheme is now closed for
     projects taking place between 1st October 2021 and 30th September 2022.
     17 applications were received from across the district, with total funding requests amounting to
     $38,152.91. The assessment panel, along with the administrator will meet on Tuesday the 28th
     of September to discuss and allocate funds to the groups and individuals with projects that met
     the criteria set by Creative NZ.
     Details of all allocations will be included in the October Manaaki Toiora Social Initiatives Report,
     once the successful applicants have been notified.
     A two page promotional feature was printed in the Hauraki Herald on the 17 th of September,
     which highlighted some of the amazing previous projects that have received funding through the
     scheme.

     ONYA Awards
     Nominations for the 2021 ONYA Awards closed at 4pm on Tuesday 31 August 2021, with a total
     of 18 nominations received from across the district.
     The Special Awards Working Party met on Tuesday the 7 th of September to assess the
     nominations and made a decision on awards recipients.
     The presentation of the awards will be held in the Paeroa War Memorial Hall on Wednesday the
     10th of November 2021. All Councillors and partners are welcome to attend – for seating purposes
     please RSVP to the Community Development Advisor (Social) by Thursday 28th October.

       Prepared by        Katie McLaren
                          Community Development Advisor (Social)

       Approved by        Peter Thom
                          Group Manager Community Development

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     APPENDIX A – H.A.R.T.

     Hauraki Animal Rescue Team,
     c/- R Stads,
     40A Adams St,
     Waihi. 3610

     August 27th 2021.

     To Anne Marie Spicer.

     This letter is an application for funding from the Waihi Ward.

     I am Robyn Stads- one of several people of the Hauraki Animal Rescue Team formed about 6
     years ago under the direction of Kathy Sewell who resides at Te Aroha Rd, Paeroa.

     Our purpose is to raise as money to desex and rehomed kittens and cats in the Waihi and
     Paeroa area and recently have added Thames with a shop opened in Thames.

     For both Paeroa and Waihi H.A.R.T, has a fund raising shop at 22 Rosemont Rd, Waihi that sells
     donated goods, and staffed by Volunteer workers,

     Thames has a H.A.R.T, shop that does for the Thames area tho under the same Convener, is
     separate to the Waihi/Paeroa shop area.

     We essentially do the work of the SPCA here at Waihi where the SPCA fund raise but have
     totally closed down their very good facility in Dean Crescent along with the good service that
     used to be provided here.

     During the last 8 months we have rehomed over 400 felines and 1 euthanasiaed at a cost of
     $962.24 and 1 returned to its owner.

     Our Waihi shop is rented from a good and considerate Landlord, who dropped the rent to half
     during the 2020 shut down, even so we struggle as much of our fund raising is used to pay
     renting costs of $11000.00 for 2021    and power costs of $668.00 to date. .

     The Vets Accounts. We use 3 Vets based on where we get the best value at that time. They
     are Waihi Pet Doctors, in Waihi, Hauraki Vets and Franklin Vets at Paeroa.

     I personally try to over see our account with the Waihi Pet Doctors and Kathy does the same
     with the 2 Vet facilities at Paeroa.

     We have spent the following a Waihi Vets this last year, $962.24.
     If we have money left over from the monthly Accounts, the money goes to buying food for the
     animals in our care.

     We have desexed other animals, 14 dogs, 1 rooster, 7 rabbits,    Guinea Pigs as well as felines.

     Assistance of any sort would be of enormous help to us.

     Thank you.
     Yours faithfully,
     Robyn Stads(Mrs)

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     APPENDIX B – GIFT BOX

     The Gift Box in an unfunded free food stall at 20 Mackay St. Our aim is to help to feed the
     needy and to create community cohesiveness through communication. Originally we
     began the stall to help to reduce waste by encouraging people to leave any excess from their
     fruit trees and gardens so that those who wanted could help themselves without causing any
     difficulties or privacy issues. That was in August 2018. It soon became evident that this was
     evolving into much more with approximately 80 cars a day stopping, I spent time talking to
     those regular visitors and listening to their back stories to ascertain the level of need.

     There are many who would not use a regular food bank as they are embarrassed for their need
     to be known. Pensioners who are struggling to make ends meet with heart breaking stories of
     stealing toilet paper from public toilets because they had to make the choice to buy either
     bread or toilet paper…these are folk who would never have believed they would never reach
     such depths in New Zealand. As we moved on to the first Covid lockdown and beyond the call
     on the Gift Box has continued to grow.

     We are not funded in anyway and I sometimes feel like the “Town beggar” as I regularly post
     in local social media asking for donations of food items, toiletries etc to stock the stall.

     Three years on and a second lockdown and yet another spike in use. As we have struggled to
     get enough vegetables, we have now begun Asher Gardens with the aid of a small group of
     volunteers and a very kind local who has given us the use of space for a garden which has
     been planed with seedlings just before we went into lockdown.

     If the Council could see it’s way to give us some assistance to purchase staple items to feed
     into the stall ( we don’t put anything out in bulk so that we can help as many as possible and
     avoid benefitting the greedy rather than the needy) we would be extremely grateful.

     Thank you for your consideration in this matter,

     Tina & Keith Wright
     20 Mackay St
     Waihi

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     APPENDIX C – WAIHI TOWN CATS

     Subject: Re: Funding required to help the town cats in the Waihi area

     In these uncertain times I am contacting you again for help. Wish I didn't have to but needs
     must. I am still required to pay weekly rent and buy cat food. My account is diminishing. I
     have had to borrow money off my daughter to buy dry biscuits this week. Please if you can
     help at all I be very grateful

     I am keeping the town cats away from the main streets by feeding them and controlling their
     reproduction. If I hadn't stepped in the town would have a population of over 1000 cats by
     now. I have asked SPCA for help and they won't help stray cats unless they are injured or sick
     so the breeding cycle would of continued. Hope to hear from you soon

     Yours sincerely
     Maggie Andreassen
     Waihi Town Cat's

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     APPENDIX D – CCS NEWSPAPER ARTICLE

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       FOR INFORMATION
       NGĀ MŌHIOTANGA

      TO                     Manaaki Toiora Committee

      AUTHOR                 Julie Stephenson
                             Community Employment Liaison

      FILE REFERENCE         Document: 2954368

      PORTFOLIO HOLDER/S     Councillor Ross Harris
                             Manaaki Toiora Economic portfolio
      MEETING DATE           28 September 2021

      SUBJECT                Mayors Taskforce for Jobs August Report

     RECOMMENDATION | TE WHAIKUPU
     THAT the report be received.

     1       PURPOSE | TE ARONGA
     The purpose of this report is to provide an update to the Manaaki Toiora Committee on the
     activities and progress of the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs project.

     2       BACKGROUND | TE KŌRERO Ā MUA
     The Mayors Taskforce for Jobs’ (MTFJ) community recovery programme, developed in
     collaboration with the Ministry of Social Development (MSD), is being rolled out locally by
     Council under the brand of ‘Gr8 Job Hauraki’.
     Our appointed community employment liaison works closely with MTFJ and MSD to ensure
     Council’s programme compliments the work they’re doing. The programme provides funding
     for incentives toward work ready training, job placements and pastoral care. The target of 25
     sustainable employment positions by June 30 2021 was comfortably met with first round
     funding of $250,000.
     Hauraki District Council successfully applied for second round funding of $500,000 to continue
     driving local employment opportunities, particularly for young people and those out of work
     due to COVID-19. Council has received the first tranche of funding to the value of $250,000.
     The target is 50 sustainable full time employment outcomes by June 30 2022.
     Job seeker benefit numbers in Hauraki have declined from 615 in Oct 2020 to 501 in June
     2021.

     3       PROGRESS AND ACTIONS FOR AUGUST 2021
     The following are the activities that the Community Employment Liaison has been engaged in
     during August 2021.

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         Five employment outcomes achieved for the month of August, including two
          apprenticeships, taking the total for the first two months to 11.
         Have used the lockdown period to follow up with all placements, both employers and new
          employees. Most are currently not working, but comfortable and have been supported by
          their employers.
         With the support of the Senior Communications Advisor, a social media proposal has been
          drafted to present to the executive leadership team which could enable independent Gr8
          Job Hauraki social media platforms. This would allow for regular frequency of posting and
          interaction and should be particularly effective, especially with rangatahi.
         Compiled fortnightly job opportunity updates which are circulated to those registered with
          Gr8 Job Hauraki and to other agencies working in the employment sector.
         Employer newsletter with a Gr8 Job Hauraki update was circulated during lockdown.
         Connect with Craig Zydenbos from P3 regarding opportunities in dairy farming.
         Gr8 Job Hauraki has joined Mayors Taskforce for Jobs in their new nation-wide campaign
          “Think Rural” to promote the perks and benefits of living and working in a rural community
          to job seekers under the age of 30 in metropolitan/urban centres. The “Think Rural”
          website will feature a profile of our district and there will be an “expression of interest
          form” available for people to fill out, which will be shared with the local MTFJ coordinator.
         There was good news from our reconciliation with MTFJ from our first tranche of funding.
          We were to repay MTFJ more than half of our $250,000 funding as it was unspent, however
          MSD settled on a round figure of $100,000 to be re-payed, leaving the programme with a
          surplus of approx. $38,000 to be used this financial year for further development of the
          programme.
         Continued regular meetings with the delegated support person from MSD.
         Successful recruitment of the community employment support officer (Siobahn Soole) who
          will commence at Level 2.
         Secured the lease of a new office site at 30 Belmont Rd, Paeroa and will work toward
          moving in at Level 2. This site is important to allow Gr8 Job Hauraki to be easily accessible
          and remove barriers to unemployed.
         Affected by Covid: East Waikato CanDo Career and Employers Expo in August in Thames
          was cancelled for 2021; secondary school visits - rescheduled, Waihi learners licence
          course – rescheduled.

     4       APPROVAL
         Prepared by       Julie Stephenson
                           Community Employment Liaison
         Approved by       Peter Thom
                           Group Manager Community Development

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       FOR INFORMATION |
       NGĀ MŌHIOTANGA

      TO                     The Manaaki Toiora Committee

      AUTHOR                 Rebecca Jenks
                             Community Development Advisor (Economic)

      FILE REFERENCE         Document: 2901720
                             Appendix A: 3036682

      PORTFOLIO HOLDER/S     Councillor Ross Harris
                             Manaaki Toiora Economic portfolio

      MEETING DATE           28 September 2021

      SUBJECT                Manaaki Toiora Economic Update Report September 2021

     RECOMMENDATION | TE WHAIKUPU
     THAT the report be received.

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     1       PURPOSE | TE ARONGA
     The purpose of this report is to provide the Manaaki Toiora Committee with an update on
     economic related activities over the past two months.

     2       BACKGROUND | TE KŌRERO Ā MUA
     Council undertakes a range of activities to assist with community growth and development in
     the Hauraki District and has the Manaaki Toiora Committee, which amongst other things,
     meets to provide direction for projects and activities relating to community growth in the
     district.

     3       PROJECTS AND ACTIONS
     Since the last Manaaki Toiora meeting in August 2021 there have been projects and actions
     taking place. This report will highlight the key ones.

          Business Development
             Council is continuing to work with multiple developers in the district and support
             businesses who are considering a move here, providing them with data and contacts to
             help them in their decision-making.
             This has included supporting a local hospitality business look into options for business
             diversification, a business who has purchased land to build staff housing and a
             manufacturing business who has decided to relocate to Kerepehi.
          Regional economic development
             The Community Advocacy Officer and I are working closely with staff, external parties
             and Kanoa to identify shovel ready projects for the Strategic Regional Partnership Fund
             within our district. One option is sealing sections of the Hauraki Rail Trail to increase
             economic opportunity and reduce maintenance – funds in the Long Term Plan for
             extending the Trail into Waihi could be used to leverage this additional funding.
             There are also two businesses within the district who are interested in this fund as an
             enabler to expand their operations and create more jobs.
             Te Waka has recently appointed three new Board members. Here is the information
             they sent through about each member:
                 Leesah Murray is the Chief Executive of the Independent Māori Statutory Board
                   in Auckland. Leesah brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, having held
                   various senior leadership and governance roles. Her expertise includes a
                   comprehensive understanding of Te Ao Māori principles, which underpins her
                   decision-making. She also spent many years working in the public tertiary sector
                   and time at an iwi commercial entity. Leesah holds a Master in Business
                   Administration (MBA) with Distinction, a Bachelor of Environmental Management
                   and is a member of the Institute of Directors. She also has several trustee roles
                   and private directorships.
                 Cam Bagrie is the former Chief Economist of ANZ, and now runs his own
                   boutique economic consultancy alongside other business activities. He wants to
                   see all of New Zealand and his own children prosper both socially and
                   economically. He sees the golden triangle and the Waikato as a critical part of
                   New Zealand’s future, and notes that well-being needs a strong economic base –
                   the focus of Te Waka – and wishes to see awareness of this raised.
                 Dr Andrew West lives in Cambridge and is a scientist specialised in the
                   commercialisation of New Zealand technology. Previously CEO of both GNS
                   Science and AgResearch, and Vice-Chancellor of Lincoln University, he co-

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                     founded high-tech venture capital fund Matū and is co-founder of Synthase
                     Biotech as well as Chairman of Ligar. He is Chair of WINTEC’s founder
                     incubator, SODA, and was previously a director of Waikato Innovation Park.
                     Andy is Chair of Māori high-tech investment fund, Te Whāi Ao Group Ltd and
                     Chief Technology Officer of the largest Māori orcharding collective, Te Awanui
                     Huka Pak. He is passionate to see the Waikato elevate its economy to one that is
                     higher value, higher-waged and more productive, yet with a considerably
                     smaller ecological impression.
             They have also recently hired three new staff members. William Durning has been
             appointed the Partnerships & Investment Manager, Rosie Spragg the Industry & Sector
             Development Manager and Susanne Lorenz the Operations Manager.
          CONNECT Waikato
             There were two presenters for the online CONNECT meeting on 1 September. Brad
             Olsen from Infometrics and Harvey Brookes from the Waikato Wellbeing Project.
             Brad Olsen spoke on Lockdown 2.0. From the graphs in his presentation, over 80% of
             Hauraki businesses were able to operate at Alert Level 3 and 65% at Level 4. Brad is
             predicting that the key issues for the economy will continue to be:
                 Tightness in the labour market due to skills shortages and less migration. New
                   Zealand is realising it can’t rely on skills from overseas to fill the gap anymore.
                   This will have an impact on wages and pricing of goods.
                 Housing – low number of houses on the market, which is creating pressure.
                 Supply chain issues – primary sector prices are still good but freight prices are
                   getting very expensive.
             Harvey Brookes presented on the current core target areas for the Waikato Wellbeing
             Project. These are:
                 The Waikato Food Challenge
                 The Waikato Housing Challenge
                 The Waikato Youth Challenge
             The crosscutting targets are:
                 The Waikato Climate Challenge
                 The Waikato Restoration Challenge
                 The Waikato Wellness Challenge
          Infometrics (full report appendix A)
                 Provisional Gross Domestic product is sitting at 7.2% for the year to June 2021.
                    Employment activity, primary sector output, spending and building levels have
                    contributed to this level of growth. The New Zealand average is sitting at 4.2%.
                    Supply chain issues and skills shortages are a threat to continued growth for
                    New Zealand.
                 More people in jobs in the district is contributing to increased spending activity,
                   growing on average at 1.3%pa compared with a slight fall nationally.
                 A record number of dwelling consents were issued in the June 2021 quarter (54)
                   which is double the number of consents issued the same time last year. This
                   signals that builders and contractors will remain busy over the next period. Over
                   the same time, non-residential consent numbers have decreased, down 14.5%
                   with the national average up 13.1%.
                 Job seeker support recipients increased by 25.1% compared with a year earlier
                    but is lower than the national average. It is expected that these numbers will fall
                    in the following quarters but shows the continued importance of Gr8 Job Hauraki
                    and our relationships with the Ministry of Social Development.

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                 Tourism expenditure is finally showing signs of growth again with an 11.8%
                   increase in the year to June 2021. This is compared to a 5.4% average
                   nationwide. This takes visitor spend up to $85m, up from $76m a year ago and
                   is even higher than 2019 which was sitting at $82m.
                 House values in the district have increased significantly in the past year, up
                   43.7% compared with a national average of 27.3%. Despite this, our house
                   prices are still significantly lower than the national average - $574,178
                   compared with $922,421. House sales are also up 43.5%, which is equivalent to
                   353 sales.
                 Both car and commercial vehicle registrations for the district are way above the
                   national average, up 49% for cars and 55.7% for commercial vehicles.
          Info services on Plains
             I am currently investigating options for visitor information services on the Plains. An
             update report will be presented in October.
          Food Matters webinar
             I attended a webinar hosted by the Council Climate Network on the topic of food. The
             Sustainability Advisor from Christchurch City Council was one of the presenters and
             highlighted a number of the food-based projects happening in Christchurch and
             Canterbury https://ccc.govt.nz/environment/sustainability/edible-christchurch. They
             have noticed the way these projects have been bringing communities together and
             positively affecting them in multiple ways. Project Lyttleton is an example of a project
             that started out as a community garden and has grown to include a farmers market,
             garage sale, welcome bags for new residents and more. You can find out about the
             project here https://lyttelton.net.nz/
          Oceana Gold
             I was interviewed by WSP who are completing the Social Impact Assessment for
             Oceana Gold’s Waihi North Project. They were interested to know more about the
             economic and social impacts of the proposal on Waihi and neighbouring communities.

     Approval
       Prepared by        Rebecca Jenks
                          Community Development Advisor (Economic)
       Approved by        Peter Thom
                          Group Manager – Community Development

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     Appendix A

                                                  Quarterly Economic Monitor
                                                                                           Hauraki District June 2021

     Overview of Hauraki District
     Hauraki District continues to record solid economic activity. Provisional estimates from Infometrics show the economy
     expanded nearly 16%pa in the June 2021 quarter from the lockdown-affected June 2020 quarter, taking year-end growth to
     7.2%pa. Underlying growth for Hauraki is sitting at around 7.8% for the quarter, relative to 2019 levels. Robust employment
     activity, primary sector output, spending, and building levels all contributed to the solid result.

     Hauraki’s estimated dairy pay-out for the 2020/21 season has increased further, with current estimates pointing towards a
     $275m pay-out – a $22m boost on the previous season. Commodity prices across the board remain at high levels but have
     pulled back off their peak in recent times, with supply chain issues also frustrating exporters. Mining production in Hauraki
     is also expected to gain more momentum after a subdued 18 months.

     Marketview data shows healthy card spending activity as households continue to contribute to the local economy.
     Quarterly spending rose 29%pa in June 2021 from the lockdown-impacted June 2020 period, with year-end growth of
     9.1%pa. Underlying quarterly spending activity rose 3.9% from 2019 levels – signalling positive yet muted growth.

     Higher filled jobs numbers for Hauraki residents supported the firm spending results, with 1.3%pa growth on average over
     the last 12 months compared to a slight fall nationally.

     Builders and contractors locally look set to remain busy, with record dwelling consents issued. Hauraki District saw 54
     consents issued in the June quarter – more than double the same quarter last year. The quarterly figure is the highest
     quarterly level on record since 1996 and surpasses the previous-high of 45 consents issued in the September 2006 and
     March 2007 quarters. However, with the Housing Register in Hauraki nearly doubling in the last two years, sustained
     housing construction will be needed to support better housing outcomes.

       Indicator                                                              Hauraki District   Waikato Region         New Zealand
      Annual Average % change
      Gross domestic product (provisional)                                             7.2 %             5.4 %                  4.2 %
      Traffic flow                                                                   -16.1 %            -0.8 %                  9.6 %
      Consumer spending                                                                9.1 %            11.4 %                  7.7 %
      Employment (place of residence)                                                  1.3 %             1.3 %                  -0.1 %
      Jobseeker Support recipients                                                    25.1 %            25.1 %                 27.7 %
      Tourism expenditure                                                             11.8 %            14.8 %                  5.4 %
      Health enrolments                                                                0.8 %             1.7 %                  1.3 %
      Residential consents                                                            16.2 %            10.3 %                 17.8 %
      Non-residential consents                                                       -14.5 %            -6.8 %                 13.1 %
      House values *                                                                  43.7 %            28.0 %                 27.3 %
      House sales                                                                     43.5 %            38.1 %                 39.7 %
      Car registrations                                                               49.0 %            15.4 %                  2.5 %
      Commercial vehicle registrations                                                55.7 %            18.0 %                  9.1 %
      Level
      Unemployment rate                                                                  4.3 %             4.3 %                   4.7 %
     * Annual percentage change (latest quarter compared to a year earlier)

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     Gross domestic product
      Gross domestic product growth                                   Gross domestic product ($m)                           Gross domestic product growth
      ​(provisional)                                                  Annual level, Hauraki District                        Annual average % change
      Annual average % change June 2020 - June                        $1500
      ​2021                                                                                                                            Hauraki District   New Zealand

                                                                                                                            10%
                    Hauraki District      New Zealand

                                                                      $1000

                                                              ​7.2%
                                                               7.2%
                                                                                                                             0%
                                                                       $500

                                          ​4.2%
                                           4.2%

                                                                         $0                                                 -10%
      0%            2%               4%            6%            8%                             2015                 2020                         2015                  2020

     Highlights for Hauraki District
             GDP in Hauraki District was provisionally up 7.2% for the year to June 2021 compared to a year earlier. Growth was
             higher than in New Zealand (4.2%).
             Provisional GDP was $1,177 million in Hauraki District for the year to June 2021 (2020 prices).
             Annual GDP growth in Hauraki District peaked at 9.1% in the year to December 2014.

     National overview
     Economic activity across New Zealand continues to press higher still, with supply chain issues and skills shortages
     threatening to limit further growth. Provisional estimates from Infometrics show economic activity up a whopping 17%pa in
     the June 2021 quarter to take year-end growth to 4.2%. However, the strength in activity is clouded by the comparison June
     2020 period including the nearly five-week Alert Level 4 lockdown. Compared to June 2019, economic activity is sitting 3.7%
     higher, with further expansion seen since the surprisingly strong result in March 2021. Strong construction activity, coupled
     with higher healthcare and manufacturing activity, are leading the continued improvement in economic activity. Although
     short-term headwinds may restrict growth going forward, risks to longer-term growth also persist as the economy
     overheats and drags future growth into the here and now. Higher interest rates in response to booming economic activity
     might well cool down the economy into 2022, towards more sustainable levels.

     Traffic flow
      Annual change in traffic flows                                  Traffic volume growth
      Annual average % change June 2020 - June                        Annual average % change
      ​2021
                                                                                    Hauraki District   New Zealand
                    Hauraki District      New Zealand
                                                                      20%

              ​-16.1%
               -16.1%                                                  0%

                                                                      -20%
                                                         ​9.6%
                                                          9.6%

                                                                      -40%
      -20%   -15%       -10%   -5%        0%      5%    10%    15%                2016             2018          2020

     Highlights for Hauraki District
             Traffic flows in Hauraki District decreased by 16.1% over the year to June 2021. This compares with an increase of
             9.6% in New Zealand.

     National overview
     Traffic activity rose 9.6%pa over the 12 months to June 2021, as the plunge in traffic movements during Alert Level 4 drop
     out of the numbers. June 2021 quarter traffic flows were sitting 2.6% higher than June 2019 quarter, indicating the
     strengthening level of traffic movements across the country. Traffic activity remains generally stronger across the North
     Island, with softer growth in the South Island. Changes to current economic drivers, including across tourism, construction,
     primary sector, manufacturing, and freight continue to be felt.

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     Consumer spending
      Growth in consumer spending                                          Consumer spending                                      Consumer spending
      Annual average % change June 2020 - June                             Annual average % change                                Quarterly spending ($m), Hauraki District
      ​2021                                                                                                                       $60
                                                                                         Hauraki District   New Zealand
                        Hauraki District    New Zealand                                                                                             ​$48
                                                                                                                                                     $48
                                                                           15%

                                                                                                                                  $40                                         ​$37
                                                                                                                                                                               $37
                                                                           10%
                                                           ​9.1%
                                                            9.1%

                                                                            5%
                                                                                                                                  $20

                                                          ​7.7%
                                                           7.7%             0%

                                                                           -5%                                                     $0
      0%           2%            4%          6%           8%         10%                          2018              2020                          Jun 2021                Jun 2020

     Highlights for Hauraki District
             Electronic card consumer spending in Hauraki District as measured by Marketview, increased by 9.1% over the year to
             June 2021 compared to the previous year. This compares with an increase of 7.7% in New Zealand.

     National overview
     Spending activity across New Zealand continued to rise in the June 2021 quarter, with strong demand conditions across
     the economy. Spending rose 33%pa in the quarter to take year-end growth to 7.7%pa according to Marketview data.
     However, this roaring growth is heavily exaggerated by comparing to the 12 months to June 2020 which includes the nearly
     five-week Alert Level 4 period. Underlying spending growth remains strong, just not that strong, with June 2021 spending up
     6.5% compared to the June 2019 quarter. Unsurprisingly, main urban centres and tourism-based economies continue to
     show slower growth than other parts of New Zealand.

     Employment (place of residence)
      Employment (place of residence) growth                               Employment (place of residence)                        Employment (place of residence) growth
      Annual average % change June 2020 - June                             Annual level, Hauraki District                         Annual average % change
      ​2021                                                                10k
                                                                                                                                               Hauraki District   New Zealand
                        Hauraki District    New Zealand
                                                                                                                                  8%
                                                                           7.5k
                                                                                                                                  6%

                                                                   ​1.3%
                                                                    1.3%    5k                                                    4%

                                                                                                                                  2%
                                                                           2.5k
             ​-0.1%
              -0.1%
                                                                                                                                  0%

                                                                             0                                                    -2%
      -0.…    0%        0.25%     0.5%     0.75%   1%      1.25% 1.5%                2014         2016       2018          2020            2014            2016    2018          2020

     Highlights for Hauraki District
             Employment for residents living in Hauraki District was up 1.3% for the year to June 2021 compared to a year earlier.
             Growth was higher than in New Zealand (-0.1%).
             An average of 7,314 people living in Hauraki District were employed in the year to June 2021.
             Annual employment growth for Hauraki District residents peaked at 5.8% in the year to March 2015.

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