Arts and Culture Subcommittee



28 June 2019




Order Paper for the meeting to be held in the

Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, 30 Laings Road, Lower Hutt,







Wednesday 3 July 2019 commencing at 6.00pm









Cr M Lulich (Chair)


Deputy Mayor D Bassett

Cr T Lewis (Deputy Chair)

Mayor WR Wallace




Community Representatives:


Christine Fagan

Iwi Representative

Pam Hindmarsh

Stage and Event Manager

Anita Mansell

Hutt Multicultural Council

Johannes Mueller-Welschof

Hutt Art Society

Desiree Mulligan

Heritage and local history expert

Noel Woods

Atiawa FM, Event organiser, musician



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10 (4 elected members, 1 iwi representative and 5 community representatives)

To be chaired by a Councillor.



Meeting Cycle:

Meets on a quarterly basis, as required or at the requisition of the Chair

Reports to:

Community Services Committee


To advise Council regarding a strategic direction for community arts and culture in Hutt City that aligns with the principles of Council’s Arts and Culture Policy 2016-2021.

Determine and monitor:

     To ensure that outcomes outlined in the Council’s Arts and Culture Policy 2016-2021 are achieved

     To ensure the strategic direction for arts and culture supports tangata whenua and Lower Hutt’s many diverse communities.

     To receive reports on grants in the following area: Community Arts and Culture Fund.

     To monitor fulfilment of Council’s obligations towards Creative Communities funding.

     To foster communication between Council and the Lower Hutt arts sector

Consider and make recommendations to Council on:

     Developments that support Council in achieving an increased focus on arts and culture in the city

     Opportunities to strengthen the arts sector.


Approval and forwarding of submissions on matters to other consent authorities on matters relevant to the Subcommittee’s area of responsibility.

Delegated Authority:

The Arts and Culture Subcommittee will have delegated authority to carry out activities within its terms of reference.





Arts and Culture Subcommittee


Meeting to be held in the Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, 30 Laings Road, Lower Hutt on

 Wednesday 3 July 2019 commencing at 6.00pm.




Public Business


1.       APOLOGIES 

No apologies have been received.


Generally up to 30 minutes is set aside for public comment (three minutes per speaker on items appearing on the agenda). Speakers may be asked questions on the matters they raise.  

3.       Presentations

a)      Hutt Multicultural Council (19/466)

A verbal update by Mr T Shrestha, President of the Hutt Multicultural Council

b)      Lower Hutt Waiata to Support Te Reo Policy (19/767)

A verbal update by Mr N Woods

c)       Arts and Culture Strategy and Implementation of a Public Art Policy (19/856)

A verbal update by the Museums Director


“That the officer’s recommendation be noted and discussed following the presentation.”



5.       Minutes

Meeting minutes Arts and Culture Subcommittee, 17 April 2019                        5     


6.       Information Item

Light Boxes (19/830)

A verbal update by Ms D Mulligan


7.       QUESTIONS

With reference to section 32 of Standing Orders, before putting a question a member shall endeavour to obtain the information. Questions shall be concise and in writing and handed to the Chair prior to the commencement of the meeting.   




Judy Randall



                                                                       5                                                 17 April 2019



Arts and Culture Subcommittee


Minutes of a meeting held in the Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, 30 Laings Road
Lower Hutt on

 Wednesday 17 April 2019 commencing at 6.00pm



 PRESENT:                     Cr M Lulich (Chair)                                             


Cr T Lewis (Deputy Chair)

Community Representatives:


Pam Hindmarsh

Stage and Event Manager

Anita Mansell

Hutt Multicultural Council

Johannes Mueller-Welschof

Hutt Art Society


APOLOGIES:                Deputy Mayor D Bassett, Mayor WR Wallace, Ms C Fagan, Mr N Woods and Ms D Mulligan.


IN ATTENDANCE:      Ms P Sanderson, Community Arts Advisor

                                        Ms J Randall, Committee Advisor






1.       APOLOGIES 

Resolved: (Cr Lulich/Mr Mueller-Welschof)                      Minute No. ART 19201

“That the apologies received from Deputy Mayor Bassett, Mayor Wallace, Ms Fagan, Mr Woods and Ms Mulligan be accepted and leave of absence be granted.”


Comments are recorded under the item to which they relate.

3.       Presentations


Mosaic Art Work at Waiwhetu Stream (19/457)

Ms R Silver, a long time mosaics artist, provided an update on a mosaic art work she had recently completed at the Waiwhetu Stream. She presented photos of the art work along with photos of other works created for restaurants, community centres, parks and schools. She described herself as an advocate for participatory art, working with local people, children and those with disabilities to create public art. She considered that public art could reduce crime by helping transform public areas.

Ms Silver described the local fauna and flora she had incorporated in the Waiwhetu Stream art work, and explained the process involved in its creation. She had engaged friends to help with the project and said creating art was an ideal way to connect a community.  She noted getting children involved was educational, teaching them about protecting wild life. She added children took ownership of art if they were involved in its creation and would look after it.  

In response to a question from a member, Ms Silver said the Waiwhetu Stream art work had taken two to three months of intermittent work to create.


Proposed Boutique Multi-Performance Space (19/458)

Ms G Brophy, a local resident, actress, director and playwright, referred to a proposal to use the WELTEC owned Petone Courthouse as a boutique performance space for theatre. She explained there had originally been several designs mooted for the space but proposals had stalled due to increasing costs from earthquake strengthening requirements.  She noted the Court House was now in a state of neglect.

Ms Brophy considered buildings like the Petone Courthouse deserved preservation. She noted the Petone Courthouse contained some unique historic features. She added it had the potential to be a niche space, accessible to individuals and groups with small budgets. She advised Lower Hutt had a deficit of cultural centres for performance.  She concluded that creating performance spaces could benefit the city financially. She offered her services as a consultant to look into possibilities for the building. She suggested a philanthropic source could be found to help fund the project.

In response to a question from a member, Ms Brophy advised that applying a business case model to the project would be likely to show a negative benefit. She considered a different value system was needed for arts projects.  

The Chair advised he was in discussion with the Chief Executive of WELTEC regarding the Petone Courthouse.


Bilingual Music (19/459)

An update by Mr N Woods on a bilingual music project was deferred to the next meeting of the Subcommittee to be held on 3 July 2019.


Wellington Regional Amenities Fund – Update (19/467)

Members noted the memorandum from Mayor Wallace.

The Chair advised Mayor Wallace had been working with the Wellington Regional Amenities Fund Joint Committee to negotiate more benefit from the fund for Lower Hutt and other regional centres. He said a combined regional workshop would be held to discuss the matter further. He added Arts and Culture Subcommittee members would be notified and invited to attend.



          There were no conflict of interest declarations.

5.       Minutes

Resolved: (Cr Lulich/Ms Mansell)                                      Minute No. ART 19202

“That the minutes of the meeting of the Arts and Culture Subcommittee held on Wednesday, 27 February 2019, be confirmed as a true and correct record.”


6.       QUESTIONS   

          There were no questions.




There being no further business the Chair declared the meeting closed at 6.42 pm.





Cr M Lulich





CONFIRMED as a true and correct record

Dated this 3rd day of July 2019