Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee

Agenda

 

 

Notice of Meeting:

A meeting of the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee will be held on:

 

Date:                                     Tuesday 15 August 2017

Time:                                    5pm

Venue:                                 Akaroa Sports Complex, Akaroa Recreation Ground,
28 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa

 

 

Membership

Chairperson

Members

Paula Smith - Community Representative    

Pam Richardson - Community Representative        

Andrew Turner - Deputy Mayor Christchurch City Council           

Elizabeth Cunningham - Councillor Environment Canterbury      

Ian Lloyd - Community Representative          

Kevin Simcock - Community Representative

June Swindells - Te Hapū  o Ngāti Wheke/Rapaki   

Manaia Cunningham - Te Runanga o Koukourarata            

Pere Tainui - Te Runanga o Onuku       

Claire Findlay - Community Representative 

Thomas Kulpe - Community Representative

Charlie Zimmerman - Te Runanga o Wairewa           

 

 

10 August 2017

 

Principal Advisor

Peter  Kingsbury

Principal Advisor  Natural Resources

Tel: 941 8487

Christchurch City Council

Zone Facilitator

Olivia Smith

Zone Facilitator

Tel: 027 886 3949

Environment Canterbury

Committee Advisor

Warren Brixton

Council Secretariat

Tel: 941 8999

Christchurch City Council

 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

1.       Apologies................................................................................................................................... 4

2.       Confirmation of Previous Minutes.......................................................................................... 4

3.       Matters Arising from the Minutes........................................................................................... 4

4.       Deputations by Appointment.................................................................................................. 4

5.       Identification of Urgent Items.................................................................................................. 4

6.       Identification of General Public Contribution........................................................................ 4

STAFF REPORTS

7.       Facilitators Update - 15 August.............................................................................................. 11

8.       Update on Whakaraupo Catchment Management Plan..................................................... 19

9.       On-site Wastewater Management........................................................................................ 21

10.     Zone Delivery Team Update................................................................................................... 31

11.     5 Year Outcomes - Advocates Update................................................................................... 33

12.     Round Table............................................................................................................................. 37   

 

 


Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee

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1.   Apologies

At the close of the agenda no apologies had been received.

2.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

That the minutes of the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee meeting held on Tuesday, 18 July 2017 be confirmed (refer page 5).

3.   Matters Arising from the Minutes

4.   Deputations by Appointment

There were no deputations by appointment at the time the agenda was prepared. 

5.   Identification of Urgent Items

6.   Identification of General Public Contributions


Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee

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Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee

Open Minutes

 

 

Date:                                     Tuesday 18 July 2017

Time:                                    5pm

Venue:                                 Halswell Centre Te Hapua
Pitirau Business Suite 30
341 Halswell Road

 

 

Present

Chairperson

Members

Paula Smith - Community Representative    

Pam Richardson - Community Representative        

Andrew Turner - Deputy Mayor Christchurch City Council           

Elizabeth Cunningham - Councillor Environment Canterbury      

Kevin Simcock - Community Representative

Manaia Cunningham - Te Runanga o Koukourarata            

Pere Tainui - Te Runanga o Onuku       

Claire Findlay - Community Representative 

Thomas Kulpe - Community Representative

Charlie Zimmerman - Te Runanga o Wairewa           

 

 

9 August 2017

 

Principal Advisor

Peter  Kingsbury

Principal Advisor  Natural Resources

Tel: 941 8487

Christchurch City Council

Zone Facilitator

Olivia Smith

Zone Facilitator

Tel: 027 886 3949

Environment Canterbury

Committee Advisor

Warren Brixton

Council Secretariat

Tel: 941 8999

Christchurch City Council

 

 

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The agenda was dealt with in the following order.

1.   Apologies

The apologies of Ian Lloyd and June Swindells were accepted.

2.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

Committee Decision

It was decided that the minutes of the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee meeting held on Tuesday, 20 June 2017 as circulated, be confirmed, subject to the following amendments:

9. Fish Monitoring on Banks Peninsula

·    Change the word “Maori” in the second line to “Mauri”

·    Delete The last paragraph of the item

Next Meeting

·    Change “Community Board member” to” Okains Bay community member”

 

3.   Matters Arising from the Minutes

         Nil.

4.   Deputations by Appointment

There were no deputations by appointment.

5.   Identification of Urgent Items

         Nil.

6.   Identification of General Public Contributions

         Nil.

 

7.   Facilitators Update - 18th July 2017

 

Communication Actions.

It was agreed that the meeting dates of other Zone Committees be included in future Facilitator’s Update reports, as had previously been asked for.

 

Joint Committee Decision

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

        Receives the Facilitators update.

 

8.   ZIP Review Update

 

Peter Kingsbury tabled two documents titled:

·    Proposal for ZIP Review Guidance

·    Tentative dates for completion of ZIP Review Guidance report

He advised that eight ZIP Chapters have been reviewed leaving four to go. The ZIP review guidance would take a broad view of what the ZIP might look like.

 

There was Zone committee discussion that it was considered important that significant progress should be made on the ZIP Review with the current Zone Committee members (i.e. before the "refresh"). It was agreed, on the suggestion of the Chair, that the whole Committee rather than just the Sub Committee be involved in the ZIP review process.

 

 

Joint Committee Decision

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

         1.            Defer the review of the remaining four chapters until discussions have been held with Christina Robb and her final report is available.

 

9.   Environment Canterbury 2018-2028 Long Term Plan

 

The report set out the proposed timeline.

 

Joint Committee Decision

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

1.         Receive the update.

 

10. Lyttelton Harbour/Whakaraupo Mataitai Reserve Notice 2017

 

Manaia Cunningham took the opportunity to explain Mataitai reserves.

 

Pam Richardson enquired as to whether the Mataitai reserves should be extended around other bays?

 

It would be helpful to have a map of what existing Mataitai areas there are and their respective Bylaws.

 

Joint Committee Decision

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

1.         Note the update.

 

11. Advocate Update/Round Table

 

An Advocate Update/Round table discussion was held on the following:

 

1.    Fur Seals – Pam Richardson advised that the number of fur seals was increasing.

2.    Toxic Algae -There are reports of this occurring in Akaroa Harbour.

3.    New Natural Heritage Strategy – Thomas advised that several people at the workshop questioned why the existing 'Christchurch City Council Biodiversity Strategy 2008-2035' was to be replaced. Many goals and targets of this existing strategy have not yet been reached and the question is how this debt is transferred to any replacement strategy.

4.    Harbour Sediment – Pere Tainui advised of a meeting to be held at Onuku Marae regarding sediment and extended an invitation to committee members.

5.    Communications Strategy – Claire Findlay advised she has spoken to Olivia Smith regarding suggestions for a communications strategy, as previously mentioned.

6.    Environment Canterbury Targets – Thomas Kulpe has information which allows him to compare stream health in 2015 with that of 2017. He was seeking an explanation of the health state.

The Chair advised that Dr Tim Davies is to report on this matter at the September meeting.

7.    Lake Wairewa – Pam Richardson advised that there is pressure from the media seeking information about what is happening.

                This is in the hands of the local Runanga.

 

 

The next meeting of the Committee is to be held on 15 August 2017.

 

The meeting closed with a Karakia led by Peter Ramsden.

   

Meeting concluded at 6.06pm.

 

CONFIRMED THIS 15TH DAY OF AUGUST 2017

 

Paula Smith

Chairperson

 


Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee

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7.        Facilitators Update - 15 August

Reference:

17/860471

Contact:

Olivia Smith

Olivia.smith@ecan.govt.nz

0278863949

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is to inform the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee on events/media/actions from last meeting.

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the Facilitators report.

 

 

 

2.   Report

a) Recent Events

Event

Audience

Comment – ZIP Rec

 

Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust AGM

27 July

Members

 

Networking for the Environment in Greater Christchurch

3 August

Agencies, NGO’s, Community groups, council

The event included two workshops:

·    Social Enterprise

·    Working for Waterways Proposal CCC

ZC update to CCC

3 August

 

Council

Update on ZC actions/outcomes

 

 

 

b) Upcoming Events

 

Event

Audience

Comment – ZIP Rec

 

Regenerating Banks Peninsula

28 August at 7:00 - 9:00 pm

The Green Room, Diamond
Harbour Community Hall

Community

Short talks from the people behind some great initiatives to protect and regenerate nature on Banks Peninsula.

·      Peter Ramsden: Koukourarata/Port Levy, regeneration initiatives

·      Suky Thompson: Rod Donald Banks Peninsula Trust

·      Jeremy Agar: Summit Road Society, Predator Free Port Hills

·      Pete Ozich: DH Reserves Management Committee

 

Canterbury Plantout

30th September, Saturday – Port hills fire restoration and Tai Tapu Plantout.

 

 

Registrations are not yet open for September 30th. Morning and afternoon options.

CWMS Targets Report

30 June

Mayoral Forum

Ngāi Tahu

Canterbury community

Report on progress toward CWMS targets

Zone Committee Refresh

September 2017

CWMS partners

Canterbury community

CWMS



c) News items (attached)

·    Gully planting thrive

·    Titi population

·    Biosecurity heroes get recognised at Parliament.

·    Harbour dredging gets approval

 

 

d) Update on actions/ info requested at previous meeting (s)

 

CWMS committee meeting calendar

Circulated to members via email.

Map of Mataitai areas on Peninsula

Attached

 

Fish barriers

 

 

DOC are currently advertising a student scholarship.  The scholarship will enable a student to undertake work relating to fish barriers.  This work could potentially include the Banks Peninsula area. The Committee will be updated in due course.

 

 

 

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Gully Plantings Thrive

14

b

Titi population on the rise

15

c

Biosecurity heroes recognised at Parliament

16

d

Harbour dredging gets approval

17

e

Mataitai Area Map

18

 

 


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8.        Update on Whakaraupo Catchment Management Plan

Reference:

17/863807

Contact:

Olivia Smith

Oolivia.smith@ecan.govt.nz

0218863949

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is to provide a verbal update  on the Whakaraupo  Catchment Management Plan.

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

1.         Receive the information

 

 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments to this report.

 


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9.        On-site Wastewater Management

Reference:

17/862856

Contact:

Olivia Smith

Olivia.smith@ecan.govt.nz

0278863949

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

The purpose of this report is for the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee to discuss the risks of on-site wastewater systems in Banks Peninsula and seek feedback on ways to mitigate risks.

 

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

1.         Receive the report.

2.         Develop some agreed communication actions

 

 

1.   Report

The Banks Peninsula Zone Implementation Plan (ZIP) contains a specific section on wastewater (Chapter 7). This chapter includes recommendations relating to the management of community and household wastewater discharges.

 

To help prioritise the implementation of the ZIP, the zone committee established some 5 year outcomes and milestones. One of the outcomes identified by the committee was ensuring that resource consent monitoring is prioritised within the zone. To help deliver this outcome, the committee agreed that a zone-specific strategy should be developed to educate people on their responsibilities for managing on-site wastewater systems.

 

Kevin Sincock is the advocate for this outcome and has worked with Andrew Dakers (ecoENG limited) and Duncan Harvest (Environment Canterbury) to progress this milestone. Kevin Sincock has provided Andrew Dakers with a brief to:

 

•    Assess the health of existing on-site wastewater disposal systems

•    Develop recommendations for investment in testing the health of existing systems

•    A package of resources to help people improve their systems

•    Education as to the best systems for new builds

•    Where they can find help

 

Andrew has responded to this brief with a report and will present the key findings of this at the meeting.

 

ATTACHMENT

•    On-site wastewater management service report by Andrew Dakers.

 

 

 

 

Attachments

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Title

Page

a

On-site Wastewater management service

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10.    Zone Delivery Team Update

Reference:

17/862338

Contact:

James Tricker

james.tricker@ecan.govt.nz

027 886 3949

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is to provide a verbal update on recent issues/investigations

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

1.         Receive the information

 

 

 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments to this report.

 


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11.    5 Year Outcomes - Advocates Update

Reference:

17/861045

Contact:

James Tricker

James.tricker@ecan.govt.nz

0278863949

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

The purpose of this report is to provide an opportunity for committee members to provide a progress report on the on the work they have been doing to achieve the Canterbury Water Management Strategy targets in the Banks Peninsula Zone.

 

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

Welcomes the updates from committee members and celebrates the progress made.

 

 

1.   Report

The 5 Year Outcomes help guide Environment Canterbury’s work programme to deliver the Canterbury Water Management Strategy in the Banks Peninsula zone.

1.   Updates

 

1.   Access to Safe and reliable drinking water – Pam Richardson

Pam- The CCC have allocated $30,000 for a feasibility study to look at a community supply in the Okains Bay Catchment with the outcome feeding into the Long Term Plan. A meeting to progress the next steps has been initiated

 

 

 


2.   Effective flood management in Wairewa catchment – Pam Richardson

 

Pam-  At a recent Community Board Seminar it was suggested by an Environment Canterbury river engineer that the flooding in River is the best that it can be at this stage.
 The River Rating Committee is expected to review progress and a meeting has been suggested. What might the next step be and whose responsibility in regard to flooding issues?

 

 


3.   Improved stormwater management and reduced sediment discharges – Paula Smith

Pam- There are a number of ways that we as community could assist and where there is build-up of sediment - should we be encouraging removal of recent sediment away from the drain stormwater around our properties?

Tunnel gully erosion. With the increasing focus on sediment control and tunnel gully erosion the Ecan info sheets need to be reviewed /refreshed.  There are areas on Banks Peninsula where forests have been planted and this has created ongoing erosion issues. The areas below the plantation continues to be bare soil and no vegetation   There is a real need to profile this earlier information and continue with programmes that were developed but have since been overlooked. Is there any work being carried out in other areas throughout Canterbury?

 Minimizing sediment to water ways. For some time, I have been talking about a flier for the Wairewa catchment and recently I had the opportunity to meet with Rhys Taylor facilitator for the Lower Orari /Ohapi Catchment Group. This catchment has produced fliers and fact sheets and I would like us to consider similar info for the Wairewa catchment and the wider Banks Peninsula [ flier attached].

River Catchment Work. I took the opportunity also of talking with Rhys river catchment work in non-rated areas and the need for funding for advocacy work advice fliers etc for landowners. Could we pursue funding to be included in the Ecan Long-term Plan? Rhys was interested in the Wairewa catchment bank stabilization work and identified that there were many catchments throughout Canterbury where river management and bank stabilization work would assist flood management and
assist with sediment control.

 


4.   Operate at GMP – Ian Lloyd

 

Ian - I support Pam’s concerns re forestry and the ongoing investigation regarding Louden Farm will also hopefully provide some guidance.  I am also following up on the FEP workshop help for Pigeon Bay and Port Levy landowners in late May – and am looking at organising a debrief with CCC to confirm the way forward.  Geoff and I hope to hold one further FEP workshop this year, in October-November for another catchment on the Peninsula (possibly Whakaraupo).  

Pam- I have been to a number of meetings recently where there has been a desire to see forestry encouraged on Banks Peninsula .Today there is little new forestry . There have been many small pockets of forestry planted in some areas and present landowners are more likely to retire land and fence off conservation areas. Following recent storms there have been issues around harvesting of forests.  Harvesting has been taking place in Pigeon Bay Takamautua and in the Teddington area.The Takamatua catchment has three smaller areas being harvested where there have been no issues identified. The other two areas are larger operations and adverse outcomes have been reported including damage to streams and property.  Could we look at the forestry guidelines and what steps might be required to ensure that 'the good practice guidelines' are appropriate for Banks Peninsula. What controls / consents and monitoring are required particularly in regard to roading and sediment control protection of streams and distance of plantings away from streams disposal of trash etc ?



 


5.   The value of biodiversity is recognised in its own right and embraced through

Kaitiakitanga – Thomas Kulpe

 

The Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust has received $60,376 in funding towards 5 projects.  Goat Point has $20,000 for fencing of the headland.

 

Attached update from Thomas Kulpe on Using Indicators to determine the Success of Immediate Steps Projects

 

 


6.   Support community ownership – Claire Findlay, ZC Chair (Paula Smith)

 

 


7.   Whakaraupō/Lyttelton Harbour Catchment Management – Ian Lloyd, Elizabeth Cunningham, Andrew Turner

 

 

Ian- I will be attending a Partners Working Group meeting today and will get an update on progress.  I understand from emails that the draft plan is progressing well.  I will provide a verbal update at the zone committee meeting.  Note the heavy rain while I was away caused quite a bit of debris and sediment to be washed off the forestry operations and through Louden Farm at the Head of the Bay – I understand Ecan staff are current assessing it. 

 

 


8.   Raise awareness and understanding of climate change –

 

 

 


9.   Resource consent monitoring is prioritised within the zone – Kevin Simcock

 

Presentation and discussion with Andrew Dakers on developing a strategy to educate people on their responsibilities for manging septic tanks.

 


10. Other

Regional Committee – Thomas Kulpe

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Using Indicators to determine success of Immediate Steps Projects

36

 

 


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12.    Round Table

Reference:

17/862399

Contact:

Olivia Smith

Olivia.smith@ecan.govt.nz

0278863949

 

 

Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is for an exchange of information by committee members.

 

1.   Staff Recommendations

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

1.         Receive the information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments to this report.