MINUTES OF A meeting of the Roadsafe Governance Group



Date:                          Friday 14 December 2012


Time:                          9.00a.m.



Council Chamber

Hawke's Bay Regional Council

159 Dalton Street




Present:                     A J DickChairman

                                   T Kingston

C Wallace

L Probert

K Furlong



In Attendance:          C Gilbertson

L Anderson

RoadSafe Team - Kae Schlierike (Wairoa), Kate Taylor (CHB),

Fiona Whaanga & Liz Schlierike (contracted staff)

S Chandler – Minute Taker


Chairman Dick welcomed everyone to the final meeting for 2012. Mrs Anderson introduced the RoadSafe team present at the meeting.



Apologies were received from Tania Kerr.






There were not conflicts of interest.


3.      CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF the Roadsafe Governance Group held on 22 June 2012



Minutes of the RoadSafe Governance Group held on Friday, 22 June 2012, a copy having been circulated prior to the meeting, were taken as read and confirmed.




4.      Matters Arising from Minutes OF THE ROADSAFE Governance Group held on Friday 22 June 2012

There were no matters arising from the minutes.



Action Items from Previous Meetings



There were no action items outstanding.





Financial Report


Mrs Gilbertson presented the financial report. It was noted that financial performance was on track to November 2012. Funding from other sources had been received.

Following a question as to when ACC funding would be available Mrs Anderson noted this would not impact on existing funding already received.



That the RoadSafe Governance Group:

1.    Agrees that the decisions to be made are not significant under the criteria contained in Council’s adopted policy on significance and that Council can exercise its discretion under Sections 79(1)(a) and 82(3) of the Local Government Act 2002 and make decisions on this issue without conferring directly with the community and persons likely to be affected by or to have an interest in the decision due to the nature and significance of the issue to be considered and decided.

2.    Receive the financial position report as at 30 November 2012.





RoadSafe Activity Reports


The RoadSafe coordinators presented their reports:

Kae Schlierike (Wairoa) -  Kae advised she would  be working with Wairoa College next year in conjunction with Wairoa District Council this work would cover the junior school who will design stickers to go on bins with a recycling and roadsafe theme; the intermediate school designing billboards and the senior school who will do carvings for display.

In response to comments from Mayor Probert on the inability of people not being able to sit for a driver’s license in Wairoa. Mrs Anderson advised discussions were taking place with Snr Sgt Tony Bates from Wairoa Police.

Councillor Kingston also raised that CHB was in the same situation.

ACTION: The Chairman requested a letter be written to Snr Sgt Bates, Wairoa in support of some form of driver license testing to be carried out in Wairoa. Copies of the letter will be sent to Mayor Probert, Councillor Terry Kingston and NZTA also.

ACTION: The above to be noted and followed up on RoadSafe Governance Group and RTC action item schedules.

Kate Taylor (CHB) – Kate commented on the following :

·          At the recent local sports awards mocktails were provided with the assistance of the local SADD students.  The guest speaker at the awards was Valerie Adams.  Kate reported the event was very well received.

·          Sober Driver campaign run at local race day.

Councillor Kingston commended Kate on the work she had been carrying out.

He asked if she had received any feedback from Te Aute College on a programme at their school, she advised that as part of their Health Curriculum there may be an opportunity to get a programme up and running.  Councillor Kingston reiterated the importance of getting the roadsafe message to these young boys.

Mrs Anderson noted that Certificates in Injury Prevention had been attained by both Kate and Kae.

Fiona Whaanga & Liz Schlierike (contracted staff) - Fiona and Liz updated the group on the work they carry out at early childhood centres as well as attending events and police checks around the region. They hope to carry out this work in schools next year.

They advised that part of their work involved assessing baby and children’s car seats which only have a limited life. They noted it was difficult to know the age of seats and that most only have a 10 year life span.

Mrs Anderson - advised that “JASN” toolkit had been well received and had recently been presented again in Rotorua.  The DVD had been re worked with more footage of Jared in his day to day life.  She noted that commentary from Stephen Harmer, Richard Harmer’s brother, and how he had been affected was also now part of the DVD.

·          Looking at running an expo in Wairoa in March 2013.

·          Another education resource currently in development “A Mothers Story:” with Tori Morrison

·          Mothers Against Impaired Driving was another web project in development.

·          Mrs Anderson advised the group on a number of other activities that are underway or planned for the coming year.

·          She highlighted the RoadSafe Hawke’s Bay website that’s about to be launched along with the party register website. She advised that Jared’s website had had over 9000 hits.

·          Councillor Kingston suggested the DVDs  be made available to local electronic stores as another way of getting this serious message out.

·          Mrs Anderson advised the DVDs were available at DHBs and libraries.

ACTION: The Chairman requested Mrs Anderson advise councillors and members of the committee links to these sites.

Mayor Probert commended the RoadSafe team on the work they had done.



That the RoadSafe Governance Group receives and notes the RoadSafe Activity Reports and that the Committee congratulates the RoadSafe team on all the work they carry out.





General Business


Inspector Wallace updated the group on the unfortunate number of fatal and multiple crashes in the region, he stated it had been a tough year and a challenging time for all, with recent checkpoints highlighting 40% of people not wearing seatbelts.  He commended the RoadSafe team and the good work done on the ground.

   The Chairman thanked the presenters today and wished everyone a Merry Christmas.



There being no further business the Chairman declared the meeting closed at 10.00am on Friday 14 December 2012.


Signed as a true and correct record.




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