Te Tai Tonga/Southern regional council chair Linda Smillie said the 2019 minutes were only a summary, rather than a “full account” of the event and its discussions. It was the history of NZNO to learn from and “own” and should be available to members.
Chief executive Memo Musa said generally minutes were only a summary of AGM decisions rather than capturing the “full body” of discussions. He could not release the 2019 AGM recording due to privacy concerns. However, NZNO would release the draft 2020 minutes as early as possible and consider including a fuller summary in future, Musa said.