MINUTES OF THE KĀpiti Coast District Council
Social Sustainability Subcommittee Meeting
Council Chamber, Ground Floor, 175 Rimu Road, Paraparaumu
Thursday, 7 March 2024 AT 9.33am


PRESENT:              Cr Martin Halliday (Chair), Cr Rob Kofoed, Cr Kathy Spiers, Deputy Mayor Lawrence Kirby, Cr Nigel Wilson, Ms Kim Tahiwi, Mr Guy Burns, Mr Jonny Best, Ms Sorcha Ruth (via Zoom)

IN ATTENDANCE: Mr Frank Hippolite (via Zoom), Ms Sonja Williams, Ms Hara Adams, Ms Kris Pervan, Ms Anna Smith, Ms Jessica Mackman, Mr Evan Dubisky, Mr Darryn Grant, Mr Stephen Cross, Ms Gina Anderson-Lister


WHAKAPĀHA |       Mayor Janet Holborow


LEAVE OF               Nil



1          NAU MAI | Welcome

The Chair, Cr Martin Halliday, welcomed everyone to the meeting.

Cr Nigel Wilson arrived at 9:34am.

2          KARAKIA A TE KAUNIHERA | Council Blessing

Cr Rob Kofoed read the Council blessing.

3          WHAKAPĀHA | Apologies


Committee Resolution  SSS2024/1

Moved:       Cr Kathy Spiers

Seconder:  Cr Rob Kofoed

That the apology received from Mayor Janet Holborow be accepted.



4          TE TAUĀKĪ O TE WHAITAKE KI NGĀ MEA O TE RĀRANGI TAKE | Declarations of Interest Relating to Items on the Agenda 

Deputy Mayor Lawrence Kirby declared his interest in item 7.2 Rapid Rehousing Advocate Funding and Homlessness Issues as a trustee of the Kāpiti Impact Trust.

5          He Wā Kōrero ki te Marea mō ngā Mea e Hāngai ana ki te Rārangi Take | Public Speaking Time for Items Relating to the Agenda

There were no public speakers at this meeting.

6          Ngā Take a ngā Mema | Members’ Business

(a)               Leave of Absence

              No leaves of absence were requested at this meeting.

(b)               Matters of an Urgent Nature (advice to be provided to the Chair prior to the commencement of the meeting)

              No matters of an urgent nature were raised at this meeting.

(c)               Members’ Items

          The Chair indicated that Item 6(c) Members’ Items would be moved to the end of the meeting.

Ms Sorcha Ruth joined the meeting via Zoom at 9:41am.

7          He Kōrero Hou | Updates

7.1         Kāpiti Health Advisory Group

The Chair introduced the item and Kris Pervan, Group Manager Strategy & Growth, and Gina Anderson-Lister, Strategy Manager, provided an update on behalf of Kāpiti Health Advisory Group. Ms Pervan and Ms Anderson-Lister answered members’ questions regarding the Kāpiti Health Advisory Group’s progress on smoking and vaping, physical health and mental health.

Cr Rob Kofoed left the meeting at 10:31am and returned at 10:33am.

Ms Sorcha Ruth left the meeting at 10:35am and did not return.

7.2         Rapid Rehousing Advocate Funding and Homelessness Issues

Stephen Cross, Housing Programme Manager, introduced the item and acknowledged Carole Jowett of Kāpiti Impact Trust, Tanya Barrington, Kāpiti Rapid Rehousing Advocate and Diane Tatana of Hora Te Pai Health Services in attendance. The group spoke to a tabled report, highlighting the effects of the district’s lack of emergency housing and answered questions from members. Members discussed the matter.

Recommendation C within Item 7.2 on the agenda was revised by the Subcommittee to clarify the funding position.

Committee Resolution  SSS2024/2

Moved:       Cr Nigel Wilson

Seconder:  Cr Rob Kofoed

That the Social Sustainability Subcommittee:

A.    Note the update from the Kāpiti Rapid Rehousing Advocate (Tanya Barrington) and Kāpiti Impact Trust (Carole Jowett, Business Manager) around their service, which fills gaps in local service provision, and ongoing funding issues for continued service.

B.    Note the update from Council staff to respond to homelessness and work collaboratively with the Kāpiti Rapid Rehousing Advocate service to assist people in finding accommodation and wrap around support in Kapiti.

C.    Note that Council has granted $52,000 funding in support of this service for several years, alongside wider funding, however a more permanent funding solution will be necessary for future years, noting that funding ceases June 2024.

D.    Note that funding requests to the Ministry of Social Development and the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development have been unsuccessful to date.

E.    Agree to invite the responsible Ministers, and Chief Executive Officers, and the Senior Officials, of the Ministry of Social Development and the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development to attend a future Committee meeting to discuss the gaps in local services for homelessness and importance of funding these services.


Tabled documents


1        Kāpiti Impact Trust Impact Report


The meeting adjourned at 11:09am and resumed at 11:25am.

Mr Guy Burns did not return to the meeting following the adjournment.

8          Te Whakaū i ngā Āmiki | Confirmation of Minutes

8.1         Confirmation of Minutes

Committee Resolution  SSS2024/3

Moved:       Deputy Mayor Lawrence Kirby

Seconder:  Cr Nigel Wilson

That the minutes of the Social Sustainability Subcommittee meeting of 2 November 2023 be accepted as a true and correct record.



Item 6(c) Members’ Items was moved from an earlier part of the agenda.




(c)     Members’ Items:


Members discussed funding issues for the Citizens’ Advice Bureau and Age Concern. Sonja Williams, Acting Group Manager Customer and Community answered members’ questions.

Members discussed progress on a Social and Community Needs Assessment and how it may enable opportunities for central government funding similar to the Housing Needs Assessment.

Mr Jonny Best noted that the Raumati Community Board have established a Community Liaison Group to work with Kāinga Ora in regards to their proposed development in Raumati. Kāinga Ora have advised they are revisiting the due dilgence reporting requirements for the development. Members discussed the matter.

Cr Kathy Spiers queried the progress of a feasability study on an indoor sports and recreation centre. Council officers confirmed the study has been completed and an update would be provided to the Subcommittee at a future date.


9          Closing Karakia

Kim Tahiwi read a karakia to close the meeting.


The Te Komiti Whāiti Toitūtanga Pāpori | Social Sustainability Subcommittee meeting closed at 12:02pm.