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22nd May 2017


William Guy (Chair), Lucy Northwood, Eli Toeke, Cody Kirby, Eden Iati, Max Chan, Caitlin Barlow-Groome, James Heath, Bryn Jenkins, Danielle Pope
Debbie Downs (Chief Executive Officer), Donna Jones (Minute Secretary), Daniel Porter (Unipol Recreation Manager) and Joe Higham (Critic Executive Editor)
Hugh Baird
Moved from the Chair
214/17 THAT the above apology be accepted.
Debbie said there was a staff member who hurt their shoulder carrying equipment.
The health and safety plans will be upgraded in that area.
The staff member will be supported though their rehabilitation.
Moved from the Chair
215/17 THAT the minutes from the executive meeting held on 15 May 2017 be accepted as a true and correct record.
NZUSA – have they sent a budget through yet please? Hugh and William will chase this up when they meet with them in Wellington this week.
Moved from the Chair
216/17 THAT Debbie Downs, Donna Jones, Daniel Porter and Joe Higham be granted speaking rights for the duration of this meeting.
Daniel Porter was invited to address the meeting. He is meeting with the DCC on Friday to find out what green spaces will be available for students as Logan Park is well used by students for the annual sports day and other events as well as being used casually by many sports teams.
There is a proposal for a Dunedin multi-sport all-weather facility, initially consisting of two artificial pitches for the Logan Park sports area. It will have a hugely positive impact on Football and other sports in New Zealand's southernmost city and the wider Football South region. It will allow sports to play football year round and not be impacted by weather or ground availability.
FIFA Football are financially supporting this project with $450,000 being given.
Murray Brass has sent submissions on behalf of the University.
Dan expressed concerns about the lack of green sports grounds being available to students and the general public. He has been told it will cost $70 per hour to book the new turf. He would appreciate OUSA’s support and will keep us in the loop going forward.
As emailed. It has been agreed there needs to be a revision of honorarium payments and executive reporting.
It was emphasised that this working party must liaise with the current executive while working on this and if necessary invite them to a meeting.
Things to be considered -
• The structure of the reports
• Honorarium levels
• How we assess pay and work done
• Obligations on the executive starting work in Dunedin on 1 January of their year of office
A group of 8 to be appointed. The executive are to suggest three external people before the next meeting and then a full appointment process can be finalised.
Other associations will be consulted for comparisons.
Moved from the Chair
217/17 THAT Hugh Baird, William Guy, Bryn Jenkins, and Caitlin Barlow-Groome be appointed to the Honorarium Working Party.
There are a few amendments being suggested to the terms of reference. They will be finalised next week.
Moved from the Chair
218/17 THAT Eli Toeke, Hugh Baird, Bryn Jenkins and Lucy Northwood be appointed to Senate for 2017.

219/17 THAT Hugo Fletcher, Pippa Jerard, Adam Harrington, Riku Koyama, Albert Fairbrother, Hannah Mason, Xavier Cyril, Harry Dale-Emberton, Meg Goodman, Amber Midgelow-Marsden, Taylor Terekia, Finn Shewell and Kiri Lenagh-Glue be appointed to the OUSA Colleges Committee for 2017
To note: the next Colleges committee meeting will be Wednesday – any agenda items please get them to James ASAP.
Danielle will be requesting help when she is delivering the free sanitary items to reception areas and suitable places around campus. She will let you know.
Angel shot – Bars and places around the world are learning a secret code ‘angel shot’ that give people a way of discreetly asking for help if they feel threatened or feel unsafe on a date. Further discussions will be held at Welfare Committee about this.

220/17 THAT the minutes of the welfare committee meeting held on 2 May 2017 be received.
221/17 THAT the report from the Sciences Divisional Boards held on 10 April 2017 and 15 May 2017 be received.
222/17 THAT the report from the Standing Committee meetings held on 31 March 2017 and 5 May 2017 be received.
As attached. This is for noting to keep the executive informed on this working party for the Review of Masters’ Research Programmes. This includes an undertaking to explore resourcing, equity and quality matters. This enhancement has been endorsed and affirmed in the audit panel report.
Input into the review will also be sought from Planning and Funding, Financial Services and employers. Any questions to Lucy.

Each year with the change of executive members we need to ensure the old signatories are signed off and the new signed on. The Secretary will get actual signatures on the forms and ensure a copy of these motions are included.
Moved from the Chair
223/17 THAT Paul Hunt and Jesse Hall be removed as signatories from the OUSA existing Forsyth Barr Investment Accounts.
Moved from the Chair
224/17 THAT Hugh Baird and Cody Kirby be signatories on the OUSA Forsyth Barr existing Investment Accounts.
Suzanne Kinnaird is now the Professional Adviser for OUSA replacing Phillip Trounson who has left.
Debbie addressed the meeting emphasising how important it is going forward to have a strategic plan, especially for budgeting. It is an important guiding document to help the Executive and the Association to look forward and not back.
It is also very important for the Governors to be involved so please let the Secretary know the times you can meet with Deloitte next week. Complete the doodle poll ASAP then after the Executive have met with them the Managers will have their meeting the following week.
Supervisor of the Year Awards – nominations are opening soon for this.
Returning Officer – The Secretary notified the meeting Bokyong Mun has been appointed to this role for the referendum coming up.
Submission to Select Committee – Sage Burke (Student Support Centre Manager) sent a memorandum explaining to the Executive the SSC are writing a submission for provision for domestic violence leave be extended to students and they can continue to receive their income from Studylink. Also he is requesting in the Bill that students be explicitly included under domestic violence legislation.
The Executive agreed this was an excellent idea. NZUSA will be contacted to see if they are doing anything towards this.
Polling during Referenda – the executive agreed on roving the two Ipads to attract more voters. The tablets can also be used.
It was stressed how important some of the questions are this time around. The CCTV question is of national significance. Some executive members want to really push for a good turnout. It was agreed 4000 get out and vote business cards would be designed and the team to get out there and post in letterboxes and on tables around the University. Could some executive do some lecture bashing as long as we don’t interrupt lectures? We will ask Hugh to compile a message of what to say and post in on the executive combined Facebook page.
Colleges and all clubs and societies to be notified to vote. Yay or Nay to CCTV and also vote and win an Iphone!
All to wear their OUSA Tees and William will set up a roster for all to be involved.
It would be very helpful if volunteers could be found as this needs a lot of work for us to push for the biggest voter turnout yet!

Meeting closed at 5.20pm