Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee

Agenda

 

 

Notice of Meeting:

A meeting of the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee will be held on:

 

Date:                                     Thursday 24 August 2017

Time:                                    6.00pm

Venue:                                 Environment Canterbury,
200 Tuam Street

 

 

Membership

Chairperson

Deputy Chairperson

Members

Arapata Reuben Tūāhuriri Rūnanga

Suzanne Furkert Community Representative

Councillor Pauline Cotter Christchurch City Council

Councillor Debra Hasson Selwyn District Council

Councillor Tom Lambie Environment Canterbury

Herewini Banks Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke/Rapaki

Les Wanhalla Te Taumutu Rūnanga

Andrew Congalton Community Representative

Chris Kelliher Community Representative

Robert Wynn-Williams Community Representative

Kevin Brown Community Representative

Lance Kenyon Community Representative

 

If you require access to the ECan building after 6pm please phone Lesley Woudberg on 027 706 4273

 

 

17 August 2017

 

Principal Advisor

Diane Shelander

Senior Policy Analyst

Tel: 941 8304

Christchurch City Council

Zone Facilitator

Lesley Woudberg

Tel: 027 706 4273

Environment Canterbury

Committee Advisor

Liz Ryley

Tel: 941 8153

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.       Waimakariri Zone Groundwater............................................................................................ 13

8.       Ōpāwaho/Heathcote Catchment and Immediate Steps Funding....................................... 25

9.       Lower Ōtākaro/Avon River Recreation and Amenity Update............................................ 28

10.     Communications "Meet in the Middle" Event..................................................................... 28

11.     Zone Committees - Swimming Sites...................................................................................... 28

12.     Update Working Groups - 24 August 2017........................................................................... 28

13.     Facilitator's Update - 24 August 2017.................................................................................... 28   

 

 


Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone 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 Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee meeting held on Thursday, 27 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


Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee

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Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee

Open Minutes

 

 

Date:                                     Thursday 27 July 2017

Time:                                    6.00pm

Venue:                                 Environment Canterbury,
200 Tuam Street

 

 

Present

Chairperson

Deputy Chairperson

Members

Arapata Reuben Tūāhuriri Rūnanga

Suzanne Furkert Community Representative – arrived 6.06pm

Councillor Pauline Cotter Christchurch City Council

Councillor Tom Lambie Environment Canterbury

Herewini Banks Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke/Rapaki

Les Wanhalla Te Taumutu Rūnanga

Andrew Congalton Community Representative

Robert Wynn-Williams Community Representative

Kevin Brown Community Representative

Lance Kenyon Community Representative

 

In Attendance  Environment Canterbury; Lesley Woudberg, Jenny Watters, Steve Firth, Shelley Washington and Nathan Dougherty; Christchurch City Council; Liz Ryley and Peter Kingsbury; Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee; Paula Smith, Pam Richardson, Kevin Simcock, Thomas Kulpe and Claire Findlay; Avon-Ōtākaro Network Transitional River Tail; Evan Smith and Teoti Jardine; Red Tree Environmental Solutions, Andrew Cummins; Living Earth, Graeme Wright; and Ian Fox

27 July 2017

 

Principal Advisor

Diane Shelander

Senior Policy Analyst

Tel: 941 8304

Christchurch City Council

Zone Facilitator

Lesley Woudberg

Tel: 027 706 4273

Environment Canterbury

Committee Advisor

Liz Ryley

Tel: 941 8153

Christchurch City Council

 

 

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Peter Ramsden opened the meeting with a Karakia/Timatanga.

 

Five members of the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee were welcomed to the meeting, Paula Smith, Pam Richardson, Kevin Simcock, Thomas Kulpe and Claire Findlay.

 

The agenda was dealt with in the following order.

 

1.   Apologies

 

Committee Resolved CWZC/2017/00032

It was resolved on the motion of Member Reuben, seconded by Member Cotter that apologies from Councillor Debra Hasson and Chris Kelliher be accepted.

Member Reuben/Councillor Cotter                                                                                                                    Carried

 

2.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

Committee Resolved CWZC/2017/00033

Committee Decision

That the minutes of the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee meeting held on Thursday, 22 June 2017 be confirmed subject to the addition of Arapata Reuben’s name to the apologies.

Member Brown/Councillor Cotter                                                                                                                       Carried

 

3.   Matters Arising from the Minutes

         Nil.

 

4.   Deputations by Appointment

4.1       Avon-Ōtākaro Network Transitional River Trail

             Evan Smith and Teoti Jardine updated the meeting on the Meet in the Middle event on the Avon-Ōtākaro Network Transitional River Trail, that will be held on Sunday 15 October 2017, from 10.30am to 3pm.

             The Zone Committee members noted that this would be an opportunity to support the event and to have a stall or gazebo to advertise the Committee’s key messages to the community.  This matter will be discussed further by the Communications and Engagement team, including an identity for the stall.

             Discussion was held about the safety for pedestrians and cyclists across the Anzac Drive bridge section of the trail.

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Thanks Evan Smith and Teoti Jardine for their deputation.

 

2.         Writes to the Christchurch City Council to request information on the pedestrian/cycling access across the Anzac Drive Bridge, noting it is connected to the Avon-Ōtākaro Network Transitional River Trail and creates a barrier and safety issue.

 

5.   Identification of Urgent Items

 

Councillor Cotter referred to an idea that was successful in another region, i.e. an amnesty for people to inform the Council if they have a private bore on their property.  If the Council was aware of the bores they could also be monitored.  The Committee noted there will be a briefing at the next meeting about new work being undertaken in relation to deep groundwater aquifers north west of the City.

6.   Identification of General Public Contributions

Nil.

 

7.   Erosion and Sediment Control Toolbox

 

Nathan Dougherty provided a PowerPoint presentation on an Erosion and Sediment Control Toolbox.

 

 

Staff Recommendations Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Welcomes the launch of the Erosion and Sediment Control Toolbox

2.         Looks forward to working with industry and staff to improve the application of Toolbox techniques.

 

Committee Resolved CWZC/2017/00034

Joint Committee Decision

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Welcomes the launch of the Erosion and Sediment Control Toolbox.

2.         Looks forward to working with industry and staff to improve the application of Toolbox techniques.

3.         Congratulates Nathan Dougherty and the Compliance team at Environment Canterbury on the work carried out on the Toolbox.

Member Kenyon/Member Reuben                                                                                                                    Carried

 

8.   Compost - Tool to Control Erosion and Sediment Discharges - Trial Lyttelton

 

Graeme Wright, Living Earth reported on the activities of the composting facility run at Bromley for the Christchurch City Council and areas where the compost has been used.  Andrew Cummins, Red Tree Environmental Solutions reported on the outcomes of the Land Information New Zealand Port Hills Land Stabilisation Project in Lyttelton using compost to manage erosion and sediment discharges.  They responded to questions of clarification about the project from the Committee. 

 

 

Committee Resolved CWZC/2017/00035

Joint Committee Decision

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Notes the outcomes of the LINZ trial in Lyttelton using compost as a way of managing erosion and sediment discharges.

Member Reuben/Councillor Cotter                                                                                                                    Carried

 

9.   Sediment Discharges - Practice and Compliance

 

Andrew Congalton provided a PowerPoint presentation on Sediment and Erosion Control, a carrots and sticks approach.  Nathan Dougherty and Steve Firth responded to questions raised in the presentation relating to compliance of consents.

 

 

Staff Recommendations Decision

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Notes the powerpoint presentation, Sediment and Erosion Control.

2.         Adopts the following recommendations for referring to  Environment Canterbury and Christchurch City Council:

a.    Prioritise funding for Sediment and Erosion Control projects

b.    “Carrot and Stick” opportunities are investigated to improve the application of Toolbox techniques

c.     Region wide campaign is launched for the public to notify councils of incidents, e.g. 0800 Smokey

d.    Improve the transparency of investigation outcomes to improve the public perception of compliance.

 

 

Committee Resolved CWZC/2017/00036

Joint Committee Decision

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Notes the powerpoint presentation, Sediment and Erosion Control.

2.         Adopts the following recommendations for referring to  Environment Canterbury and Christchurch City Council:

a.    Prioritise funding for Sediment and Erosion Control projects

b.    “Carrot and Stick” opportunities are investigated to improve the application of Toolbox techniques

c.     Region wide campaign is launched for the public to notify councils of incidents, e.g. 0800 Smokey

d.    Improve the transparency of investigation outcomes to improve the public perception of compliance

e.    Investigate the effectiveness of regional planning rules and opportunities for improvement

f.     Promote appropriate resources are provided for in the Long-term Plan.

 

Member Congalton/Member Kenyon                                                                                                               Carried

 

10. Road Cutting Trial - Sediment Control

 

Shelley Washington and Peter Kingsbury provided a verbal update on the Erosion and Sediment Control Trials on Lyttelton Road-Side Cuttings project that is currently at the stage of finalising sites to undertake the trials. The next stage will be detailed project design. The final outcome of the project will be that the Christchurch City Council will have the knowledge and costings required to plan, budget for, and implement a different way of managing road-side cuttings to reduce the amount of sediment coming off the cuttings.  Peter Kingsbury advised that the outcome of the trials would be reported to the Committee.

 

 

Committee Resolved CWZC/2017/00037

Joint Committee Decision

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receives the verbal update on the Erosion and Sediment Control Trials on Lyttelton Road-Side Cuttings Project.

 

Member Reuben/Councillor Cotter                                                                                                                    Carried

 

11. Update Working Groups - 27 July 2017

 

The Committee received updates on the following Working Groups:

·    Urban Contaminant – as reported in the agenda.

 

·    Rural Catchment

o   Priority Catchment Cashmere – as reported in the agenda

 

·    Groundwater/Drylands

o   Kevin referred to threats from old tips/refuse disposal areas.

 

·    Communication and Engagement – as reported in the agenda.  With regard to the earlier deputation about the Avon-Ōtākaro Network Transitional River Trail, the Working Group will identify 2 to 3 key messages to present at the Meet in the Middle event, as well as “high viz” vests to highlight the Zone Committee members, and will bring these to the next Zone Committee meeting.

 

·    Biodiversity – Immediate Steps Funding

o   Lance advised that the proposal to fund a Cashmere High School riparian planting project had been agreed to in principle, and that he would provide ideas to the next Zone Committee meeting.

 

·    Regional Committee

o   An update on activities will be provided to the next Zone Committee meeting.

 

·    Liaison with Community Groups – as reported in the agenda.

 

Committee Resolved CWZC/2017/00038

Joint Committee Decision

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receives the Update Working Groups report.

Member Reuben/Councillor Lambie                                                                                                                   Carried

 

12. Facilitator's Update - 27 July 2017

 

The Facilitator’s Update report was taken as read.  Under the heading Upcoming Events, the Committee was advised that the NGO Networking meeting would commence at 9.30am, not 9am.

 

The Committee received information from Ian Fox on the Process Waimakariri Reserves Park Proposal to minimise risk at the Paparua Intake by enhancing the site downstream.  He responded to questions from the Committee about the design proposal.

 

Suzanne Furkert referred to the information under the heading Identifying Amenity Restoration Sites and River and Lake Swimming Sites.  Discussion was held about creating a list of sites and possibly surveying people during the Meet in the Middle event on the Avon-Ōtākaro Network Transitional River Trail.  The matter will be discussed further at the next Zone Committee meeting.

 

The Committee noted the view expressed by Les Wanhalla that Te Taumutu Rūnanga considered the whole waterway as significant “Ki uta ki tai” and that they would not identify specific sites.

 

 

Committee Resolved CWZC/2017/00039

Joint Committee Decision

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receives the information in the Facilitator’s Update report.

Member Reuben/Member Furkert                                                                                                                    Carried

 

Peter Ramsden closed the meeting with a Karakia/Whakamutunga.

   

Meeting concluded at 8.27pm.

 

CONFIRMED THIS 24TH DAY OF AUGUST 2017

Arapata Reuben

Chairperson

 


Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee

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7.        Waimakariri Zone Groundwater

Reference:

17/886682

Contact:

Helen Shaw

Helen.shaw@ecan.govt.nz

021 670 940

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is to provide an update on the latest groundwater modelling and science from the Waimakariri zone.

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receive the information on the latest groundwater modelling and science from the Waimakariri zone.

2.         Request a further update once the proposed science work has been completed (first meeting of the Zone Committee in 2018).

 

 

2.   Report

Refer to the attached PowerPoint presentation on the Waimakariri zone groundwater modelling.

 

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8.        Ōpāwaho/Heathcote Catchment and Immediate Steps Funding

Reference:

17/887310

Contact:

Lesley Woudberg

lesley.woudberg@ecan.govt.nz

021 706 4273

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is to:

·      Provide an update on the work of the Cashmere Stream Care Group.

·      Update the Committee on a Port Hills concept currently being developed.

·      Present an application for funding of a riparian margin by Cashmere High School.

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

 

1.    Thanks the Cashmere Stream Care Group for the ongoing and proactive work it is undertaking to retain and restore the heath of the upper tributaries of the Ōpāwaho/Heathcote River.

2.    Notes the Port Hills concept currently being developed and looks forward to further details on the proposal.

3.    Approves Immediate Steps funding of $402.34 for Cashmere High School’s riparian planting project.

 

 

3.      Report

 

1.   Cashmere Stream Care Group Update

 

The Cashmere High School Sustainability Council approached Environment Canterbury looking for support for them to purchase plants for their ongoing stream enhancement project.  Trees for Canterbury normally contribute plants at no cost but are donating all their plants to fire affected areas this year.

 

 

             Stage 2 Sutherlands Road completed planting June 2017

 

2.   Port Hills Concept verbal update

 

      Port Hill Fire 4 Months On

        Video http://chchdilemmas.co.nz/2017/port-hills-fire-four-months-on/

 

3.   Cashmere High School – Immediate Steps Application (Attachment A)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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9.        Lower Ōtākaro/Avon River Recreation and Amenity Update

Reference:

17/730789

Contact:

Diane Shelander

diane.shelander@ccc.govt.nz

941 8304

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is for the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee to be updated on lower Ōtākaro/Avon River recreation and amenity actions.

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the Lower Ōtākaro/Avon River update report.

 

 

3.   Key Points

3.1       In October 2016 the zone committee sponsored a workshop for recreational users of the lower Ōtākaro/Avon River.  The workshop identified several major issues with respect to recreation and amenity in the area.

3.2       At the Zone Committee’s February 2017 meeting the Zone Committee identified seven key areas and recommendations for the lower Ōtākaro/Avon River based on the October workshop.

3.3       A written report (to be tabled at the meeting) provides an update on activities for which the City Council is, or could be, having a role. 

 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments to this report.

 

 


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10.    Communications "Meet in the Middle" Event

Reference:

17/887713

Contact:

Arapata Reuben
Jackie Curtis
Charlotte O’Sullivan

arapata.reuben@ngaitahu.iwi.nz

021 714 659

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is to present and discuss how the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee might like to participate in the Avon-Ōtākaro Network Transitional River Trail “Meet in the Middle” event on Sunday 15 October 2017 from 10.30am to 3pm.

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Agrees that the Zone Committee participates in the Avon-Ōtākaro Network Transitional River Trail “Meet in the Middle” event on Sunday 15 October 2017.

2.         Supports the proposed actions as set out in this report.

 

 

2.   Report

 

COMMUNICATIONS PLAN FOR ZONE PARTICIPATION

 

Background

On Sunday 15 October 2017, the Avon Ōtākaro Network alongside a number of other groups is hosting “Meet in the Middle”. The event celebrates the partial opening of Te Aro Ōtākaro – the interim transitional path from Barbadoes Street to Pages Road. The walk will take place from 10.30 am – 3.00 pm with walks starting at the Clock Tower in New Brighton and on the northern banks of the Margaret Mahy Playground. 

 

At the July Zone Committee Meeting, Zone members indicated that they were keen to have a presence at the event. The following is a suggested action plan for discussion at the August 2017 meeting.

 

The Proposal

Objective

To enable Zone Committee members to have a visible presence at the “Meet in the Middle” event and demonstrate their support for the Avon Ōtākaro Network and have an enhanced presence among members of the wider Christchurch community.

 

Action

·   Develop and approve a brand concept for the event for CHWM Zone Committee (CHWMZC) – “Be a Stormwater Super Hero!”

·    Christchurch West Melton Zone Committee to confirm a stall at the “Meet in the Middle” event.

·    A “pop up” with CHWM ZC signage/flags and proposed brand to be arranged for the event.

·    Zone Committee members to be provided with highly visible clothing (branded fluoro jackets) to wear at the event.

·    iPads to be available at the pop up so that people can view the water videos and other relevant material produce by Environment Canterbury and others (Sediment Control Tool Kit, Stormwater Video etc) .

·    Boxes of dog poo green dispenser with 15 eco friendly bags to be branded with “Be a Stormwater Super Hero!”to be given away on the day. (100 lots)

·    Keep Cups branded with “Be a Stormwater Super Hero!” to be available as giveaways at the event. (500 cups to be available)

·    Contract a mobile coffee seller to give out complimentary coffees (500 cups in Keep cup).

·    Competition to be developed based around the brand “Be a Stormwater Super Hero!”

·    We will avoid handing out printed material as this may be dropped on the ground and will be seen as counter to our messaging.

 

To meet required timelines and dates the CHWMZC will need to sign off on this project at the August 24 meeting.

 

Budget

·    Hire fee for pop up tent (TBC)

·    Branded hi vis jackets for zone committee members (12 cost TBC)

·    500 small printed Keep Cups ($6000 plus GST)

·    Coffee (500 cups $2250 plus GST)

·    Dog Poo bags – branded and in green dispenser – (100 lots $1000 plus GST)

·    Design and print of labels and brand material ( $1000)

 

 

 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments to this report.

 


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11.    Zone Committees - Swimming Sites

Reference:

17/886908

Contact:

Lesley Woudberg

lesley.woudberg@ecan.govt.nz

027 706 4273

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is to update on feedback from the Zone Committees to the Regional Committee’s Recreation and Amenity Working Group on preferred swimming locations.

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Seek feedback from the Regional Committee’s Recreation and Amenity Working Group on:

1.1      the next steps of the Working Groups work programme on preferred swimming locations

1.2      how best the Christchurch West Melton Management Zone Committee can support this work.

 

 

2.   Report

         The Regional Committee Working Group on Recreation and Amenity asked all zone committees to check the accuracy of the local freshwater river and lake swimming sites for their zone and provide details of any omissions (CWM ZC Agenda 25 May). This was to help the Working Group quantify the extent and state of recreational opportunities in Canterbury (refer to Appendix 1 for feedback from all zones).

 

         The Working Group has not met since this request was made and it is unclear what the Working Group is intending to do with information from each zone committee.

 

         The next meeting of the Working Group is scheduled for 13 September.  It is recommended that the Christchurch West Melton seek feedback from the Working Group on the:

1.    Next steps of the Working Groups work programme on preferred swimming locations

2.    How best the Christchurch West Melton Management Zone Committee can support this work based on the information already provided.

 

 

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12.    Update Working Groups - 24 August 2017

Reference:

17/886379

Contact:

Lesley Woudberg

lesley.woudberg@ecan.govt.nz

027 706 4273

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       This report updates the Committee on the activities of each Working Group over the last month and the next steps each group are working on.

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receive the Update Working Groups report.

 

 

3.   Report

Urban Contaminant Working Group – Andrew Congalton
Priority catchments: Addington, Riccarton and Haytons

 

What are we trying to achieve in 5 years (2020)

·    Addington Brook improve catchment health – contact recreation by 2020 and swimmable by 2030 (linking to ZIP’s)

Meets agreed standards as set out by the 5 year ‘living’ Integrated Catchment Management Plan to be developed by June ‘17

·    Riccarton Stream improve catchment health (linking to ZIP’s)

Meets agreed standards as set out by the 5 year ‘living’ Integrated Catchment Management Plan to be developed by 2018

·    Haytons Brook improve catchment health (linking to ZIP’s)

Meets agreed standards as set out by the 5 year ‘living’ Integrated Catchment Management Plan to be developed by 2018

 

What have we done since we last met?

·    Raised the issue of zinc and copper at the meeting of Christchurch City Council 3 August

·    Continuing to work with others to build agreement on planned action to pull together a catchment management plan for Addington.

 

Next steps

·    Develop a multi-pronged approach to tackle zinc and copper contamination (inc letter to central govt, Mayoral forum/CE forum, Stormwater TLA group, workshop, Local Govt. conference, raising awareness etc)

·    Prepare “storyboard” of Addington catchment and catchment plan by 30 June 2017.

·    Continue to work with land owners/occupiers in the Haytons catchment.

 

 


Rural Catchment Working Group – Arapata Reuben
Priority catchment – Cashmere

 

Cashmere Catchment Working Group – Arapata Reuben

 

What are we trying to achieve in 5 years (2020)

·    Reduce sediment getting into Cashmere Stream (and therefore the Heathcote/Ōpāwaho and Avon-Heathcote Estuary/Ihutai)

·    Improve ecosystem health

 

What have we done since we last met?

·      Update from Cashmere Stream Care Group 24 August

·      Immediate Steps application – Cashmere High School 24 August

·      Port Hills concept – refer Biodiversity WG

·      Response from ECan to Erosion &Sediment Control Practice and Compliance

(attached to Facilitators Update)

 

Next steps

·    Cashmere High School planting Thursday 31 August 2:10pm

 

 

 


Groundwater /Drylands Working Group – Chris Kelliher

 

What are we trying to achieve in 2 years (2018)?

 

·    Know how much water is available for use.

·    Understand the landownership pattern within the protection zone.

·    Understand the threats to Christchurch’s groundwater system.

·    Identify how we can protect this resource for future generations.

 

What have we done since we last met?

·    Field trip with Waterways Centre students 13 August

 

Next steps?

·    Understand further the threats to Christchurch’s groundwater system.

 

 


Communication and Engagement – Arapata Reuben

 

What are we trying to achieve in the next 5 years (2020)?

 

·    Raise awareness

State of the waterways, their values and issues

Actions individuals and groups can take

Individual and groups doing good stuff

·    Inspire action

 

 

 

What have we done since we last met?

 

·    Report to Christchurch City Council 3 August

·    Draft “Meet in the Middle” concept for zone committee participation


Next steps

·    Participate in the “Meet in the Middle” event 15 October

·    Implement CWM “Wonderful Waterways” communications strategy

 

 

 


Biodiversity – Immediate Steps Funding – Lance Kenyon

 

What are we trying to achieve in the next 5 years (2020)?:

 

·    Increase indigenous species diversity, abundance and improved ecological health by providing funding to individuals, landowners and community groups.

·    Raise awareness of biodiversity and ecological values of the Christchurch West Melton zone

·    Prioritise Immediate Steps funding to Port Hill fire affected catchments

 

What have we done since we last met?

·    Proposal to fund Cashmere High School riparian planting project – 100 plants
$400 (application attached)

·    Discussed Port Hill recovery concept – CCC, Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust and ECan

 

Next steps

 

·    Cashmere High School planting 31 August 2:10pm

 

 

 


Regional Committee – Lance Kenyon

 

Meeting 8 August

 

Main topic discussed

·    Waimakariri groundwater modelling and science

·    Canterbury Water Management Strategy Draft Targets Report

 

 

 


Liaison with community groups – Suzanne Furkert  (supported by Shelley Washington)

What are we trying to achieve in 5 years (2020)?

·    Ensure we complement and build on each other’s work to improve the health of Christchurch’s water resources.

 

 

 

 

What have we done since we last met?

·    Community group workshop to discuss CCC’s proposed Water Partnership programme 3 August 9:00am

 

Next Steps

·    “Meet in the Middle” – work with Avon Ōtākaro Network

 

 

Attachments

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Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee

24 August 2017

 

 

 

 

13.    Facilitator's Update - 24 August 2017

Reference:

17/887102

Contact:

Lesley Woudberg

lesley.woudberg@ecan.govt.nz

027 706 4273

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is to inform the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee of:

1.1.1   Upcoming events

1.1.2   Updates on matters from previous meetings

1.1.3   Papers for information.

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the Facilitator’s Update report.

 

 

2.   Report

a)     Upcoming Events

 

Event

Who

Comment

 

Selwyn seminar series

31 August Farming to Limits in Selwyn

14 September A first step…what more needs to be done

Community

Information and presentations https://www.ecan.govt.nz/get-involved/news-and-events/events-2017/whats-going-on-selwyn-waihora-seminars/

Mayoral Forum

25 August report on CWMS

Canterbury Mayors

 

General Election

23 September

 

 

Next Zone Committee meeting

28 September

ZC and community

 

ZC Refresh
September/October

ZC members and community members wishing to join cmtts

Refer 27 July Agenda for timetable

ZC Chairs/Deputy Chairs Meeting
4 October (TBC)

ZC Chairs/Deputies

 

ZC Symposium
March 2018 (TBC)

ZC members

 

 


 

 

b)     Papers for information

 

Report Prepared by:

Hannah Eastgate
Biosecurity Officer
Environment Canterbury
3 August 2017

 

Eradicating Spartina from Canterbury

Environment Canterbury has been granted $50,000 from the Department of Conservation for a project to survey and control the estuarine weed spartina (Spartina spp.) This funding is part of the DOC ‘dirty dozen’ weed initiative, targeting species identified as doing the most damage to our natural landscapes and destroying the habitats of our native species, and is part of a total fund of $500,000 allocated to regional councils across the country. 

 

Spartina is an introduced maritime grass that is widespread in the South Island, mostly at low densities.  Once spartina is established as the dominant vegetation it traps sediments, altering water courses and can eventually replace estuaries with grassland. In the Bay of Plenty farmers have fenced areas and have introduced cattle to graze the spartina. Spartina infestations can completely eliminate wading bird habitat, whitebait fisheries, eel habitat, and flounder habitat. It affects recreational activities such as bird watching, kayaking white baiting and floundering, and, kai moana gathering by Iwi.

 

Spartina is present in Canterbury at Brooklands Lagoon / Te Rauakaaka, the Avon Heathcote Estuary/ Ihutai and Lyttelton Harbour.  Survey and control efforts are currently jointly managed by Environment Canterbury, Christchurch City Council and the Department of Conservation, but a historically fragmented and disjointed approach has led to uncertainties about the level of infestations and the ability to get Spartina populations under control.

 

A 2013 report by the Department of Conservation determined that the eradication of spartina from the South Island is feasible, as long as certain conditions are met.  These conditions include:

 

•    The rate of removal exceeds the rate of increase at all population densities

•    Immigration is zero

•    The target pest can be detected at low densities

 

Based on these criteria we believe that eradication within the Canterbury region is feasible.  This funding gives us a real opportunity to achieve this goal, and also gives us the opportunity to work with agencies and communities in a more cohesive pest control model which can be replicated for future programmes. 

 

The project methodology will involve employing an independent contractor to undertake a delimiting survey of all areas of known infestations, and other highly susceptible areas (Oct 17 – Feb 18), followed by control work at all identified infestations (Mar – May 18).  Control work will involve a combination of hand removal and herbicide spraying.  We will be working with local communities as part of the project and exploring how various individuals or groups can be involved.  Due to the estuarine nature of the weed, survey and control in some areas is a high risk activity so may not be suitable for members of the public to undertake. 

 

Once control work is complete, an ongoing surveillance programme will be implemented which will prescribe areas of responsibility for each agency and the expectations of ongoing control work over the coming seasons if needed.

 

This project supports priority issues identified in the Christchurch West Melton Zone Implementation Plan of enhancing and managing waterways for recreation, relaxation and amenity and enhancing degraded ecosystems and indigenous biodiversity.  We would welcome the support of the Zone Committee in this project. 

Spartina Canterbury

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image 1: A small infestation of spartina in Christchurch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

c)      Media

 

1.    Giving humble waterways their due (Press 9 August 2017)
(attached)

 

2.    Native fish causes $3 million rethink (Press 11 August 2017) Link below:

https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/95119881/threatened-fish-causes-3-million-intersection-rethink-in-christchurch

 

3.    Erosion Sediment Control Summary

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Press Release Humble Waterways

28

b

Erosion Sediment Control Summary

28

 

 


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