Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee

Open Minutes

 

 

Date:                                     Tuesday 15 August 2017

Time:                                    5pm

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

 

 

Present

Chairperson

Members

Pam Richardson - Community Representative        

Elizabeth Cunningham - Councillor Environment Canterbury      

Ian Lloyd - Community Representative          

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           

 

 

12 September 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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Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee

15 August 2017

  

 

 

The meeting opened with a Karakia led by Manaia Cunningham

 

The agenda was dealt with in the following order.

1.   Apologies

The apologies of Paula Smith, Andrew Turner 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 Committee meetings of 18 July 2017 as circulated, subject to the following amendments:

11. Advocate Update/Round Table

          4. Harbour

         Sediment – Amend to read Pere Tainui noted a muddy plume following a rain event recently coming from the Onuku Stream.

 

3.   Matters Arising from the Minutes

 

         ZIP Review

         It was decided that the Committee conduct a review of two of the remaining ZIP Chapters at the September meeting and the balance at the October meeting.

4.   Deputations by Appointment

There were no deputations by appointment.

5.   Identification of Urgent Items

         Nil.

6.   Identification of General Public Contributions

 

Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust -Wildside Project – Marie Haley the project co-ordinator updated the Committee on the work the Trust is doing. She indicated her willingness to come back to a further meeting to discuss biodiversity monitoring.

A written update from Leigh Hickey was tabled, updating the committee on a planting project involving Akaroa school.

Janis Haley Community Board member provide information on how the town of Akaroa stood up to the recent torrential rains, the high sea tide causing some flooding.

 

7.   Facilitators Update - 15 August

 

The report was taken as read.

Gully Planting

It was agreed that an update on the funding situation for the Morgan’s Gully (Pieter van Leeuwen) Immediate Steps project be provided.

Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust

The Annual Report for the year ended 21 March 2017 was tabled for members information.

 

Joint Committee Decision

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

1.         Receive the Facilitators report.

 

8.   Update on Whakaraupo Catchment Management Plan

 

Ian Lloyd advised that there had been some delays to the holding of public meetings, but it was still hoped to finalise the plan by the end of the year.

 

Joint Committee Decision

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

1.         Receive the information

 

9.   On-site Wastewater Management

 

Kevin Simcock introduced Andrew Dakers ecoEng Ltd. who provided a power point presentation about onsite wastewater systems including risks, common issues and actions to mitigate risks.

 

Staff Recommendations Decision

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

1.         Receive the report.

2.         Develop some agreed communication actions

 

Joint Committee Decision

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

1.         Receive the report.

2.         Have an item at the next meeting to discuss what action the Zone Committee wish to support.

 

A dinner break was taken between 6.20pm and 6.45pm.

 

10. Zone Delivery Team Update

 

Steve Firth advised of four main sediment issues for July, which had all been resolved.

Nathan Dougherty advised of an ongoing investigation relating to a situation where a significant quantity of forestry debris entered a landowner’s property during the recent rain event. Nathan was asked and agreed to report back on the rules and regulations including the requirement to operate under GMP that have applied to the harvest operation of Waiake Forest Ltd.

It was requested that ECan update the committee at a future meeting on the new NES for forestry, where forestry is located and when it is planned to be harvested .Also requested was information on the criteria used to identify high erosion risk zones.

A suggestion was made that the BPZC and CWZC take a collaborative approach on sediment control.

 

Staff Recommendations Decision

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

1.         Receive the information

 

Joint Committee Decision

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

1.              Form a working group with the Christchurch West Melton Zone Committee of two members each to examine the consenting process related to sediment control (Selwyn/Waihora Zone Committee could also be invited to join).

 

2.              Receive the information.  

 

11. 5 Year Outcomes - Advocates Update

 

 The report was taken as read.

 

Joint Committee Decision

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

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

 

12. Round Table

 

  1. Effective Flood Management in Wairewa Catchment – Pam Richardson advised there is need to talk about the next step, once the Runanga has advised the situation related to the lakes health.
  2. Improved Stormwater Management and reduced sediment discharges – It was suggested that the river rating working party could look at possible sediment and erosion control.
  3. Claire Findlay enquired as to whether the streams in the Governor’s Bay area where the fire razed the ground had been provided with protection from sediment run off.
  4. Pam Richardson advised she is working with Shelley Washington on a handout about stream bank maintenance. 
  5. Operate at GMP– Ian Lloyd advised that since the report was written he has been in contact with City Council staff members regarding the way forward.
  6. The value of biodiversity is recognised and enhanced through Kaitiakitanga –Using Indicators to determine the Success of Immediate Steps - NIWA's Restoration Indicator Toolkit. ECan staff to report back on the toolkit with an evaluation on its suitability for applying to IMS projects.
  7. Whakaraupo/Lyttelton Harbour Catchment Management – Ian Lloyd advised that they had missed out on funding.
  8. Regional Committee – Thomas Kulpe advised the following matters were discussed;

·         Plan Change 5

·         An investigation is underway to better understand groundwater flows between the Waimakariri River and Christchurch City.

·         Targets report

9.      Pere Tainui informed members of the flooding that had occurred at the Onuku Marae

 

Joint Committee Decision

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

1.         Receive the information.

 

The next meeting of the Committee is to be held on 19 September 2017.  It is proposed to be held at the Halswell Centre if available.

 

The meeting closed with a Karakia led by Manaia Cunningham.

    

Meeting concluded at 7.55pm.

 

CONFIRMED THIS 19TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER 2017

 

Paula Smith

Chairperson