MINUTES OF Central Otago District Council
Assessment Committee
Whare Tūhono, William Fraser Building, 1 Dunorling Street, Alexandra
Tuesday, 21 March 2023 AT 10.00 am


PRESENT:              Cr T Alley (Chairperson), Cr S Browne, R de Jong, R Kinney, K Moore, T Riwi

IN ATTENDANCE: J Whyte (Administrator)


1                 Apologies


Committee Resolution 

Moved:               Alley

Seconded:          Browne

That the apologies received from S Bain and M Huffadine be accepted.



2                 Confirmation of Minutes

Committee Resolution 

Moved:               Kinney

Seconded:          Moore

That the public minutes of the Assessment Committee Meeting held on 20 September 2022 be confirmed as a true and correct record.



3                 Declaration of Interest

Members were reminded of their obligations in respect of declaring any interests. There were no further declarations of interest.

4                 Reports

23.1.1         Overview of 2023/24 Financial Year

To consider the overview of the 2023/24 Financial Year.

Committee Resolution 

Moved:               Kinney

Seconded:          De Jong

That the report be received and noted that the Raku display has been postponed until September 2023. 



23.1.2         2023 CCS Annual Funding Report

To allocate Creative Communities New Zealand (CCNZ) funds to worthy applications received from groups, organisations, and individuals within the Central Otago District, relating to arts and cultural activities.

Committee Resolution 

Moved:               Kinney

Seconded:          De Jong

That the Assessment Committee

A.      Receives the report and accepts the level of significance.


Committee Resolution 

Moved:               Alley

Seconded:          Browne

B.      Agrees that $12,541.65 be allocated to applications listed in the attached table in a manner befitting Creative New Zealand guidelines and eligibility criteria.


Marc Blake 

Marc Blake Solo exhibition & art talks at Central Stories 


Cathy Irons 

Dounce Ambiance – violin jazz concert. 


Central Otago Regional Orchestra 

The Phoenix Concert – classic musical concert in Roxburgh. 


Central Otago Arts Trust 

Multicultural Mural Project – to commission a professional Street Artist. 


The Caninspire Charitable Trust 

CanBead Workshops – Creative therapy workshops in Alexandra for people experiencing illness, trauma or loss. 

Does not meet criteria 

Cromwell & District Promotions Group 

Light up Winter Craft Cave workshops. 


Cromwell Art Group 

Cromwell Art Group workshop – a painting workshop. 


Cromwell & Districts Community Arts Council 

Arts Exhibition 2023 – A showcase of visual arts. 


How We Survive Poetry 



Waiata Theatre Productions 

Les Misérables the musical 


Alexandra and District Youth Trust 

Puna Rangatahi mentoring Service – to fill their arts supply cupboard. 

Does not meet criteria. 




The meeting closed at 11.06 am.




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