Marketing, first light brand on council agenda

Co-management for Kaiti Hill-Titirangi also up for discussion.

Co-management for Kaiti Hill-Titirangi also up for discussion.

A RECOMMENDATION that Gisborne District Council formally endorse the regional marketing campaign with Air New Zealand is one of the major items on the agenda for the council’s meeting on Thursday.

The council will also consider a co-management agreement with Ngati Oneone for Kaiti Hill-Titirangi and has its first three applications under the $200,000 discretionary fund for one-off funding requests that are not part of the annual plan.

The joint marketing campaign will involve a commitment of $50,000 a year for three years to support Air New Zealand’s initiative to commit larger planes to the Gisborne-to-Wellington service.

A steering group has said there is a need for a consistent brand for the region and staff are recommending that “Tairawhiti-Gisborne the first light” be developed as the brand for the regional initiative.

The council will be asked to approve a co-management agreement with Ngati Oneone for Kaiti Hill-Titirangi that will allow tangata whenua to fulfil their kaitiaki (guardian) obligations.

The staff recommendation says entering into the agreement is voluntary as opposed to a Treaty settlement, therefore giving the council an opportunity to be innovative and local in its approach to co-management.

Staff also want the council to declare part of the hill that is presently held as fee simple to be declared a recreation reserve.

A process and policy for dealing with applications under the $200,000 discretionary fund will be presented to the council.

Three applications under the fund

Later on the agenda, the council will be asked to make a decision on three applications under the fund which was set up as part of the 2016/17 annual plan.

Tourism Eastland is seeking $50,000 for cruise ship hosting, the A and P Association wants $10,000 for traffic management and compliance costs, and Tairawhiti Softball Association has requested $16,580 for construction of a fence for its softball diamond at Waikirikiri Park.

Staff have not made any recommendations on the applications, leaving it to the council to accept or decline.

The council also has a staff recommendation before it to contribute $40,000 a year for the next two years to the Kaiti School Bus initiative that provides subsidised bus tickets for students travelling from Kaiti to the city’s four high schools. This would continue until the regional public transport plan is reviewed.

A trial was held between term three of 2014 to December 2015 when all the funded concession bus tickets had been distributed.

During the trial, 373 of the 700 high school students living in Kaiti received bus tickets.

At the meeting the council will also be asked to approve a new civil defence and emergency management group plan, will receive the annual report of the District Licensing Committee and be updated on the Waiapu Catchment Accord between the council, Ministry of Primary Industries and Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou.

A RECOMMENDATION that Gisborne District Council formally endorse the regional marketing campaign with Air New Zealand is one of the major items on the agenda for the council’s meeting on Thursday.

The council will also consider a co-management agreement with Ngati Oneone for Kaiti Hill-Titirangi and has its first three applications under the $200,000 discretionary fund for one-off funding requests that are not part of the annual plan.

The joint marketing campaign will involve a commitment of $50,000 a year for three years to support Air New Zealand’s initiative to commit larger planes to the Gisborne-to-Wellington service.

A steering group has said there is a need for a consistent brand for the region and staff are recommending that “Tairawhiti-Gisborne the first light” be developed as the brand for the regional initiative.

The council will be asked to approve a co-management agreement with Ngati Oneone for Kaiti Hill-Titirangi that will allow tangata whenua to fulfil their kaitiaki (guardian) obligations.

The staff recommendation says entering into the agreement is voluntary as opposed to a Treaty settlement, therefore giving the council an opportunity to be innovative and local in its approach to co-management.

Staff also want the council to declare part of the hill that is presently held as fee simple to be declared a recreation reserve.

A process and policy for dealing with applications under the $200,000 discretionary fund will be presented to the council.

Three applications under the fund

Later on the agenda, the council will be asked to make a decision on three applications under the fund which was set up as part of the 2016/17 annual plan.

Tourism Eastland is seeking $50,000 for cruise ship hosting, the A and P Association wants $10,000 for traffic management and compliance costs, and Tairawhiti Softball Association has requested $16,580 for construction of a fence for its softball diamond at Waikirikiri Park.

Staff have not made any recommendations on the applications, leaving it to the council to accept or decline.

The council also has a staff recommendation before it to contribute $40,000 a year for the next two years to the Kaiti School Bus initiative that provides subsidised bus tickets for students travelling from Kaiti to the city’s four high schools. This would continue until the regional public transport plan is reviewed.

A trial was held between term three of 2014 to December 2015 when all the funded concession bus tickets had been distributed.

During the trial, 373 of the 700 high school students living in Kaiti received bus tickets.

At the meeting the council will also be asked to approve a new civil defence and emergency management group plan, will receive the annual report of the District Licensing Committee and be updated on the Waiapu Catchment Accord between the council, Ministry of Primary Industries and Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou.

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