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hangs in balance
By NEILL GORDON
A rescue package of discounts
for tapped out Napier
leaseholders passed its first
hurdle last week.
Hawke s Bay Regional coun-
cillors voted five to three to
forward the package from com-
mittee level to the full council
meeting on July 27 but
whether it will succeed there is
anybody s guess.
Three councillors -- Neil
Kirton, Alan Dick and Fenton
Wilson -- will support giving
lessees discounts of 17.5 per
cent to freehold their land.
Another four -- Christine
Scott, Ewan McGregor, Tim
Gilbertson and Liz Remmers-
waal -- have signalled their
That leaves next week s
decision dependent on the
votes of Hastings councillors
Kevin Rose and Eileen von
Skyrocketing land prices in
recent years have pushed
leases, which are based on 5
per cent of land value, to
unaffordable levels. Leasehold
land is considered unsaleable
and some lessees have been
forced from their homes.
Looming rent reviews will
push more lessees to the wall.
The regional council is keen
to quit the $80m portfolio and
reinvest the money in areas,
including water storage
projects, that are better
aligned with council objectives
and are expected to provide a
better rate of return than the
3.2 per cent the 1026 leasehold
properties returned last year.
Key concerns for some coun-
cillors are that any relief pack-
age will benefit investors who
lease 441 of the properties and
that the most vulnerable les-
sees will not be able to freehold
at even the discounted rate.
Cr Scott, who as a Napier
ward councillor might have
been expected to support the
package, was stridently
opposed on grounds of
The proposal to sell off any
properties in the portfolio not
freeholded by July 2012 to an
investor only interested in
cashflow was an unethical
and quite immoral situation ,
Those people are not going
to quiver over showing mercy
to leaseholders who are in a
difficult position. They re only
going to be interested in the
market yield and we will have
dumped our responsibility to
The people it is going to
advantage to the maximum
are the true investors and we
are going to be handing them a
quite generous subsidy.
Cr Dick said he was acutely
conscious of the social and
economic distress that a large
number of lessees are facing
and that there are going to be
a fair number of people who
won t be able to afford to take
part in even a discounted sale
The council could assist
those people into purchase
arrangements with a social
housing agency such as the
Housing Corporation, he
Cr Kirton said the proposal
represented a win for all rate-
payers in the region because
the returns on the reinvested
money would improve and it
would be invested in areas in
line with the council s core
activity, not residential land.
HBRC sharing study
Chances of the regional council
helping fund a study into local body
amalgamation dropped last week.
The council's corporate committee
voted to use $10,000 of a $50,000
fund potentially available for an
amalgamation study to investigate
sharing services with regional
councils outside Hawke's Bay.
It will investigate any advantages of
joining a Local Authority Shared
Service (LASS) company such as that
run by local authorities in the
wanted for Hawke's Bay
Attracting more high-value people
is essential if Hawke s Bay is to
make progress, according to an econ-
omic development strategy adopted
by the regional council last week.
The strategy, prepared by econ-
omic development manager Michael
Bassett-Foss, said the region s weak-
nesses included low population
growth, a relatively high proportion
of low-income workers, and increas-
ing numbers of elderly.
The population of the Heretaunga
Plains is forecast to grow by just
8200 to 138,575 by 2045.
The projected low growth in popu-
lation and the ageing of the popu-
lation base will place pressure upon
the region s infrastructure and on
industries to cope with a smaller
work force and potentially lower
household disposable income, the
This future is unacceptable and
must be countered.
A new approach was needed to
attract migrants to the Bay.
Like many regional areas, tal-
ented young adults migrate to larger
cities to find work and a more excit-
ing lifestyle, the strategy said.
Hawke s Bay needs to retain and
attract more skilled and high-value
migrants in order to grow businesses
and add to the diverse and creative
culture of the region.
Strengths of the region included
its good climate, strong agricultural
base, the Port of Napier, and the
promise of big new irrigation
schemes that would increase farm
production and food processing.
Together, Napier and Hastings cit-
ies and surrounds formed the fourth-
largest population centre in New
Zealand but the region was
hampered by the lack of cohesive
leadership and a centralised urban
Past efforts towards economic
development had been fragmented
and often unsuccessful and it was
now essential for different agencies --
including the local councils -- to work
together, the strategy said.
The strategy aims to have Hawke s
Bay outperforming national trends
in terms of GDP, exports, population
growth, household income, education
levels and business wealth by 2022.
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