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 22 February 2018

Time:                                    6pm

Venue:                                 Environment Canterbury,
200 Tuam Street

 

 

Membership

Members

Kevin Brown - Community Representative

Helen Caley - Community Representative

Gareth Oddy - Community Representative

Carly Sluys - Community Representative

Lance Kenyon - Community Representative

Robert Wynn-Williams - Community Representative

Suzanne Furkert - Community Representative

Councillor Pauline Cotter - Christchurch City Council

Councillor Tom Lambie - Environment Canterbury

Councillor Debra Hasson - Selwyn District Council

Arapata Reuben - Tūāhuriri Rūnanga

Herewini Banks - Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke/Rapaki

Les Wanhalla - Te Taumutu Rūnanga

 

If you require access to Environment Canterbury after 6pm, please phone

Shelley Washington on the number below

 

15 February 2018

 

Principal Advisor

Diane Shelander

Senior Policy Analyst

Tel: 941 8304

Christchurch City Council

Zone Facilitator

Shelley Washington

Tel: 027 294 5219

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.       Working of the Zone Committee 2018.................................................................................. 11

8.       Waimakariri Wells Project Results and Way Forward......................................................... 15

9.       Regenerate Christchurch Update.......................................................................................... 19

10.     Working Group Update - 22 February 2018.......................................................................... 21

11.     Zone Committee Annual Report 2017................................................................................... 29

12.     Facilitator's Update - 22 February 2018................................................................................ 35   

 

 


Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee

22 February 2018

 

 

 

 

1.   Apologies

2.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

That the minutes of the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee meeting held on Thursday, 23 November 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

22 February 2018

 

 

 

                                                   

 

 

 

Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee

Open Minutes

 

 

Date:                                     Thursday 23 November 2017

Time:                                    6.05pm

Venue:                                 Environment Canterbury,
200 Tuam Street

 

 

Present

Chairperson

Deputy Chairperson

Members

Arapata Reuben Tūāhuriri Rūnanga

Suzanne Furkert Community Representative

Councillor Pauline Cotter Christchurch City Council – arrived 6.28pm

Councillor Debra Hasson Selwyn District Council – arrived 7.50pm

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

Lance Kenyon Community Representative

 

In Attendance:  Environment Canterbury - Lesley Woudberg, Shelley Washington, Peter Ramsden, Steve Firth, Nick Moody and Ashleigh Watts; Christchurch City Council – Tim Joyce, Clive Appleton and Liz Ryley; Department of Conservation - John Benn

 

21 November 2017

 

Principal Advisor

Diane Shelander

Senior Policy Analyst

Tel: 941 8304

Christchurch City Council

Zone Facilitator

Shelley Washington

Tel: 027 294 5219

Environment Canterbury

Committee Advisor

Liz Ryley

Tel: 941 8153

Christchurch City Council

 

www.ccc.govt.nzTo view copies of Agendas and Minutes, visit:
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Peter Ramsden opened the meeting with a Karakia/Timatanga.

 

The agenda was dealt with in the following order, not exactly as set out in the agenda.

1.   Apologies

Committee Resolved CWZC/2017/00063

That apologies for absence from Kevin Brown, and for lateness from Debra Hasson and Pauline Cotter, be accepted.

Member Reuben/Member Kelliher                                                                                                                    Carried

 

2.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

Committee Resolved CWZC/2017/00064

Committee Decision

That the minutes of the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee meeting held on Thursday, 26 October 2017 be confirmed.

Member Reuben/Member Wanhalla                                                                                                                 Carried

 

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.

 

11. Proposed Community Water Partnership

 

A Power Point presentation was provided by Clive Appleton about a proposed Community Water Partnership that includes two of the Christchurch City Councils proposed strategic priorities:  Safe and sustainable water supply and improved waterways; and Enabling active citizenship and connected communities.

 

Councillor Cotter arrived at 6.28pm.

 

 

Staff Recommendations

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receive the update on the proposed Community Water Partnership.

2.         Agree how the Zone Committee can support this proposal.

 

Committee Resolved CWZC/2017/00065

Joint Committee Decision

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receive the update on the proposed Community Water Partnership.

Member Reuben/Member Furkert                                                                                                                    Carried

 

 

Committee Resolved CWZC/2017/00066

Joint Committee Decision

 

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Agree to write to the Christchurch City Council regarding the Zone Committee’s support of the Proposed Community Water Partnership in its Long-term Plan, including the protection and enhancement of mahinga kai.

Member Kenyon/Member Furkert                                                                                                                     Carried

 

8.   Immediate Steps Biodiversity Funding

 

A Power Point was given by Ashleigh Watts about the proposed fencing, planting and locations for work to be carried on the Port Hills fire/Cashmere Stream restoration project.  Ashleigh responded to questions of clarification about the project.

 

Lance Kenyon outlined the funding options that the working group had considered in the process.

 

 

Committee Resolved CWZC/2017/00067

Joint Committee Decision

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Agree to fund $100,000 as requested for the Port Hills Fire/Cashmere Stream Restoration Project.  This funding is for fencing and planting.

Member Kenyon/Member Banks                                                                                                                        Carried

 

 

Committee Resolved CWZC/2017/00068

Joint Committee Decision

 

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

 

1.         Remove the Port Hills as a priority of Immediate Steps funding for 2018/2019.

Member Wanhalla/Member Furkert                                                                                                                  Carried

 

 

Committee Resolved CWZC/2017/00069

Joint Committee Decision

 

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

 

1.         Agree that in 2018/2019 applications for funding from other projects in the area affected by the 2017 Port Hills fire are considered alongside other applications for funding.

Member Banks/Member Wanhalla                                                                                                                     Carried

 

9.   Zone Team Quarterly Report

 

Steve Firth and Nick Moody provided the Zone Committee with an overview of the Zone Team’s quarterly report for the period 1 July to 30 September 2017.  Steve advised this was an opportunity for the Zone Committee to continue to reflect on how they have added value and identify how to add value over the next quarter, and he asked for any feedback about the report.  Staff will work on the language of future reports.  A Power Point was given by Nick Moody.

 

 

Staff Recommendations

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receive the Zone Team Quarterly Report.

2.         Agree how the Zone Committee can add value to this work programme.

 

Committee Resolved CWZC/2017/00070

Joint Committee Decision

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receive the Zone Team Quarterly Report.

Member Reuben/Member Kenyon                                                                                                                    Carried

 

 

Committee Resolved CWZC/2017/00071

Joint Committee Decision

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

 

1.         Continue to work in collaboration with the Christchurch City Council and Environment Canterbury on Long Term Plan activities regarding waterway improvement opportunities and projects.

Member Reuben/Member Congalton                                                                                                               Carried

 

 

 

10. Working Groups Updates - 23 November 2017

 

Urban Contaminant Working Group – Andrew Congalton reported on a symposium he, Nick Moody and Tom Lambie attended at Lincoln University where students presented information on concepts around point source contaminant treatment, such as filters on downpipes to help treat zinc leaching from roofs.

 

Cashmere Catchment Working Group – Arapata Reuben advised that the group would be meeting on 6 December 2017.

 

Groundwater/Drylands Working Group – Chris Kelliher advised that the Waimakariri Wells Project is due to be finished in December 2017.

 

Communication and Engagement Working Group – Arapata Reuben spoke about his presentation to CCC and Chairs article.

 

Biodiversity and Immediate Steps Funding Working Group – Lance Kenyon advised that the group’s focus at this time was on applications and the ZIP review for biodiversity.

 

Regional Committee – Lesley Woudberg advised that a draft of regional initiatives was being worked on.

 

Liaison with Community Groups – Suzanne Furkert advised that Ōpawaho Heathcote River Network has recently become an Incorporated Society.

 

 

Committee Resolved CWZC/2017/00072

Joint Committee Decision

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receive the Working Group Updates report.

Member Reuben/Councillor Cotter                                                                                                                    Carried

 

 

7.   Avon-Ōtākaro Catchments - Actions to Improve recreation in the Lower Avon-Ōtākaro River

 

A Power Point presentation was provided by Tim Joyce showing the location and use of litter booms on the Ōtākaro/Avon and Ōpawaho/Heathcote Rivers.  He also updated the Committee on progress for control of flag iris and aquatic weed.

 

Discussion was held about the matter of public toilets available at the Mahinga Kai Exemplar and Kerrs Reach sites.

 

Debra Hasson arrived at 7.50pm.

 

 

Committee Resolved CWZC/2017/00073

Joint Committee Decision

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receive the update.

2.         Agree the Zone Committee can support this work by encouraging community engagement, e.g. approach local businesses to fund planting.

Member Congalton/Member Kenyon                                                                                                               Carried

 

Committee Resolved CWZC/2017/00074

Joint Committee Decision

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Notes the need for siting of public toilets at the Mahinga Kai Exemplar and Kerrs Reach sites. 

Member Furkert/Councillor Hasson                                                                                                                    Carried

 

12. Facilitator's Update - 23 November 2017

 

Shelley Washington outlined the upcoming events.  She thanked members for the comments they had forwarded regarding the Annual Report and advised she would provide members with a draft of the document. 

 

 

Committee Resolved CWZC/2017/00075

Joint Committee Decision

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receive the Facilitator’s report and note the upcoming events.

Member Reuben/Councillor Cotter                                                                                                                    Carried

 

As it was the end of the term for Andrew Congalton and Chris Kelliher, Arapata Reuben thanked them for their contributions to the Zone Committee, noting it was a pleasure having them on the Committee. 

Arapata Reuben closed the meeting with a Karakia/Whakamutunga.

   

Meeting concluded at 8.08pm.

 

CONFIRMED THIS 22ND DAY OF FEBRUARY 2018

 

Arapata Reuben

Chairperson

 


Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee

22 February 2018

 

 

 

 

7.        Working of the Zone Committee 2018

Reference:

18/147536

Presenter(s):

Shelley Washington, shelley.washington@ecan.govt.nz, 027 294 5219

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is for the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee to be reminded of the role and function of the Zone Committee.

1.2       Review and amend if needed our ways of working, such as:

1.2.1   Election of Chair, Deputy Chair and Regional Representative for 2018 as set out in the Terms of Reference and Code of Conduct

1.2.2   Purpose and function of Zone Committee, Terms of Reference, Code of Conduct

1.2.3   Attendance at Zone Committee meetings

1.2.4   Conflicts of interest

1.2.5   Meeting dates and times

1.2.6   Purpose and membership of working groups

2.   Election of Chair, Deputy Chair and Regional Representative for 2018 as set out in the Terms of Reference and Code of Conduct

2.1       Each year, the Committee is required to appoint the Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson from the membership by simple majority. There is no limit on how long a person can be in either of these positions.

2.2       The Committee also needs to appoint a member to the position of representative on the Regional Committee.

 

3.   Staff Recommendations

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

3.                   Elect:

·        XXX as Chairperson for 2018

·        XXX as Deputy Chairperson for 2018

·        XXX as Regional Representative for 2018

4.   Purpose and Function of the Zone Committee, Terms of Reference and Code of Conduct

4.1       The Christchurch West Melton Zone Committee is established under the auspices of the Local Government Act 2002 in accordance with the Canterbury Water Management Strategy 2009.

4.2       The Committee is a joint committee of Christchurch City Council, Selwyn District Council and Environment Canterbury.

4.3       The purpose and function of the Committee is to:

4.3.1   Facilitate community involvement in the development, implementation, review and updating of a Zone Implementation Programme that gives effect to the Canterbury Water Management Strategy in Christchurch West Melton; and

4.3.2   Monitor progress of the implementation of the Zone Implementation Programme.

4.4       See also Terms of Reference for objectives.  See also “linkage to the community, stakeholder and interest groups” part of Code of Conduct.

4.5       See also “How Committee members will work” part of Code of Conduct.

 

5.   Attendance at Zone Committee Meetings

5.1       Expectation that Zone Committee members will attend all/most of the formal Zone Committee meetings. If going to miss two or more in a row or likely to miss several in a year, contact your Zone Facilitator for advice.  Attendance is important for: teamwork; understanding issues and solutions; community engagement; and having a quorum.

6.   Conflicts of interest

6.1       Refer Code of Conduct for process and the declaration the Auditor General has provided. At our meetings any Committee member would raise a conflict of interest at the beginning of a meeting.  Liz Ryley will maintain a register of Declaration of Interests. If in doubt, the Committee members should disclose it.

7.   Meeting dates and times

7.1       The Committee must meet at least eight times per annum and with workshops and additional meetings as required. At times, the workload could be higher.

7.2       The Committee is currently scheduled to meet at Environment Canterbury, 200 Tuam Street between 6pm - 8pm. The location can be changed for particular meetings to encourage greater engagement on issues in particular areas.

7.3       On occasion, a workshop will also be held at 5pm. Currently 5pm workshops are planned on the days of the 22 February and 22 March meetings to discuss additional important topics/items that do not have to be part of the formal public meeting.

8.   Staff Recommendations

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

4.                   Meet 6pm to 8pm on the last Thursday of the month as set out below:

·        22 February – Environment Canterbury Council Chambers

·        22 March – Environment Canterbury Council Chambers

·        26 April

·        24 May

·        28 June

·        26 July

·        23 August

·        27 September

·        25 October

·        22 November

 

9.   Purpose and Membership of Working Groups

9.1       The Committee currently has six working groups, a representative on the Regional Committee, and a committee member that leads liaison with community groups.

9.2       A number of new members need to have an opportunity to choose a working group. And other members have opportunity to change what group(s) they are on, or be added to a group.

9.3       The Zone Committee can also choose to change what working groups exist, but suggest not adding to the number.

 

Status of Working Groups at 21 February 2018:

 

GROUP

 

Current ZC MEMBERS

Urban Contaminants

Pauline Cotter

Suzanne Furkert

Tom Lambie

Cashmere Catchment

Ken Rouse – Chair (co-opted)

Les Wanhalla

Arapata Reuben

Lance Kenyon (when possible)

Biodiversity & Immediate Steps

Lance Kenyon – Chair

Les Wanhalla

Tom Lambie

Communication

Arapata Reuben - Chair

Recreation

Suzanne Furkert – Chair

Cr Pauline Cotter

Evan Smith (co-opted)

Cr Glenn Livingstone (co-opted)

Groundwater & drylands

Kevin Brown

Robert Wynn-Williams

Community Group liaison

Suzanne Furkert

Regional Committee representative

Lance Kenyon

 

10. Staff Recommendations

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

·        Confirm working groups they wish to have for 2018

·        Confirm membership of these working groups for 2018.

 

 

 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments to this report.

 


Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee

22 February 2018

 

 

 

 

8.        Waimakariri Wells Project Results and Way Forward

Reference:

18/147740

Presenter(s):

Tim Davie, tim.davie@ecan.govt.nz, 03 367 7121
Jason Holland, jason.holland@ecan.govt.nz, 027 706 5727

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       To provide the Zone Committee with an overview of the results of the Waimakariri Wells Project so that the Zone Committee is well informed about the issue and understands the science.

1.2       To provide the Zone Committee with an update of the Waimakariri Zone Committee’s view of their way forward.

1.3       To provide options for involving the Christchurch West Melton Zone Committee in the Waimakariri process so that the committee can agree on how it wishes to be involved.

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receive the overview on the Waimakariri Wells Project information.

2.         Agree on whether the Committee wants to be involved in the Waimakariri Zone Committee process.

3.         Agree how the Committee wants to be involved in the Waimakariri zone Committee process.

 

3.   Report

3.1       Tim Davie (Chief Scientist at Environment Canterbury) will provide an overview of the results of the Waimakariri Wells Project.

3.2       Jason Holland (Team Leader, Planning - Land & Water Planning, at Environment Canterbury) will provide an update about the Waimakariri Zone Committee’s thinking about the way forward, based on their workshop 12 February 2018.

3.3       Jason will present some options for involving the Christchurch West Melton Zone Committee in the Waimakariri process. The Zone Committee can then discuss these and make a recommendation.

 

 

Attachments

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9.        Regenerate Christchurch Update

Reference:

18/147783

Presenter(s):

Chris Mene, chris.mene@regeneratechristchurch.nz

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is to provide an update to the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee on the work being carried out by Regenerate Christchurch.

1.2       The Zone Committee was provided an overview of Regenerate Christchurch’s role and process from Robb Kerr (General Manager at Regenerate Christchurch) at the Committee’s February 2017 meeting held at Kerrs Reach.  Regenerate Christchurch has also taken an active interest in the Zone Committee’s work to improve recreation in the Lower Avon/Ōtākaro River.

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the Regenerate Christchurch Update report.

 

3.   Report

3.1       Chris Mene, General Manager of Partnerships and Engagement will provide an update on the work Regenerate Christchurch have been doing, including updates on Cathedral Square and surrounds, Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor, Redcliffs, Cranford, New Brighton and South Shore/South New Brighton.

 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments to this report.

 


Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee

22 February 2018

 

 

 

 

10.    Working Group Update - 22 February 2018

Reference:

18/147862

Presenter(s):

Shelley Washington, shelley.washington@ecan.govt.nz, 027 294 5219

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is to update the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee on the activities of each Working Group over the last two months, and the next steps each group are working on.  This period has included holidays.

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the Working Group Update report.

 

3.   Report

 

Urban Contaminant Working Group – Pauline Cotter, Tom Lambie, Suzanne Furkert (supported by Jenny Watters and Nick Moody)


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 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

What have we done since we last met?

·    Erosion Sediment Control – In January 2018 Environment Canterbury staff ran an Erosion and Sediment Control/Pollution Prevention workshop with over 80 Mike Greer construction staff in Prebbleton. Simple, practical methods of pollution prevention in the key areas of Spills Management, Erosion Sediment Control and Waste Management were demonstrated to staff. This was undertaken as part of the company welcoming staff back to work morning with a focus on Health, Safety and the Environment.

 

Next steps - Addington Brook Catchment

·    The Urban Contaminants Working Group are hosting an Addington Brook workshop in April 2018. The aim of the workshop is to bring together key partners ECAN, CCC and local Rūnanga alongside a range of stakeholders (land managers, researchers and educators) who can positively influence the health of the Brook. All Zone Committee members welcome.

 

Next steps - Riccarton Stream Catchment

·    Paeroa Reserve. Lower Riccarton wastewater Interceptor: undertaking a review of impacts on the reserve with ECAN, CCC and contractors. CCC are also exploring the possibility of one of the shallow ground water bores being directed instream rather than closing. This would require consent with full assessment of environmental impacts to both originating and receiving environment. There is an opportunity to do some water quality testing of this water to get a better understanding of shallow ground water quality in the catchment.

 

Next steps - Haytons Stream Catchment

·    Heathcote Catchment Plan is due in June 2018. Working with Nick Moody on Upper Heathcote WQ Improvement visions and action plans.

·    Working with Nick Moody on "What Success Looks Like", which water quality parameters to improve, and how much. Zn, Cu, TSS, also fish passage, and instream habitat.

·    At Wigram Retention Basin, CCC is redeveloping the stormwater basin. ECAN is supporting research on the basin and wetland’s performance with UC Researcher Fabio.

 

Next steps - Copper

·    Brake pad flier that Suzanne Furkert, Jenny Watters, and Charlotte O’Sullivan have been working on is nearing completion.

·    Letter to ECan and CCC CEO’s from Zone Committee about copper nearing completion. The letter will include a summary of current knowledge and a number of recommendations. One of these will request these organisations write a joint letter, with other councils, to the Minister for the Environment, Minister of Building and Construction and Minister of Transport. There will also be a technical memo attached to the letter.

 

 


Cashmere Catchment Working Group – Arapata Reuben, (for Ken Rouse who chairs this group, co-opted), Les Wanhalla, Lance Kenyon (supported by Shelley Washington)

 

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?

·    Met on 6 December to discuss a range of projects. Key points from meeting:

·    TSS-Clarity-Turbidity Relationship Project: identifying next steps for how best to get uptake of its outcomes with industry, compliance, and consents. Ken explained that the most important part of the report to read is the recommendations on page 20 & 21. Working Group agreed that the next steps were to get advice from key staff at ECan on how to progress this in terms of consents, compliance, and industry uptake. Then the Working Group will receive this advice and identify next steps.

·    Proposal to map soils and erosion susceptibility in the Port Hills area. This work has now begun and a memo is included in the “information” part of tonight’s facilitators update.

·    Phase 3 of Headwaters of Cashmere Stream Restoration project. Ken provided an update on progress towards phase 3 and an update on phase 1 and 2.

·    CCC work to mitigate the Port Hills Fire effects. Peter Christensen (CCC) gave an update on CCC work to mitigate the Port Hills Fire effects via a verbal update and presentation.

·    CCC led Port Hills Fire/Cashmere Stream Restoration project. Overview provided. The Working Group discussed the idea of placing a large sign explaining the project and parties involved at a location where the cyclists visiting the Adventure Park and people using Worsleys Road can see. Biodiversity Working Group has same idea.

·    CCC Land Drainage Recovery Programme. Peter Christensen (CCC) gave a presentation about this programme. Work focuses on storing water in areas where it naturally ponds to reduce flood risk in the Heathcote River/Ōpāwaho, particularly in terms of flooding of houses above floor level. Sutherlands Basins earthworks are underway.

·    Idea for online app to build on Erosion and Sediment Control Toolbox. Idea to adapt “Envirowalk” app for Erosion & Sediment Control. Working Group supportive of idea. Lead: Nathan Dougherty.

·    Update on Water Erosion Prediction Project (WEPP). The erosion model is now fully working online but not ready for public use yet. University of Canterbury has developed this. Lead: Paul Dickson (CCC).

·    Large-scale map of Cashmere Catchment, and large-scale map of Ōpāwaho Catchment. Peter Christensen’s presentation included a useful large-scale map of both Fire Recovery work and work within the Land Drainage Recovery Programme. The area of work that will be undertaken in Cashmere Catchment over time adds up to an area of land the size of Hagley Park. Shelley gave overview of Heathcote/ Ōpāwaho map that is being developed as an engagement resource.

 

Next steps

·    Follow up actions from 6 December 2018 meeting in relation to: TSS-Clarity-Turbidity Relationship project; following up sign idea for Port Hills Fire/Cashmere Stream Restoration Project; organising Peter Christensen to provide presentation on fire recovery and land drainage recovery current and proposed work in catchment to Cashmere Stream Care Group

·    Briefing from Nathan Dougherty on foreseeable sediment loss from replacement forestry in fire affected area.

·    Cashmere Stream Care Group will continue to work with landowners, CCC, ECAN and working group to progress phase 3 of their restoration project and continue maintaining phase 1 and 2.

·    International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Conference taking place in Christchurch in early September 2017. This will include a full day field trip, likely to focus on Cashmere and Heathcote catchments. This event will also be of interest regionally and nationally. This event presents an exciting opportunity for this working group, committee, Banks Peninsula Zone Committee and Cashmere Stream Care Group to work with industry. ECan lead on this: Nathan Dougherty.

 

 


Groundwater & Drylands Working Group – Kevin Brown and Robert Wynn-Williams (supported by Zone Facilitator & Geoff Thompson)

 

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?

·    Kevin Brown attended the briefing about the Waimakariri Wells Project that was provided to the Regional Committee

·    Kept informed on McVicars timber treatment site wells; water bottling; drinking water chlorination; groundwater nitrates – Waimakariri Wells Project

·    Kevin helped lead the Zone Committee field trip on 27 January and liaised with Leo Feitje to plan sites to visit.

Next steps?

·    Report on Waimakariri Wells Project and way forward at tonight’s meeting

·    The Centre for Freshwater Research (for Environment Canterbury) has been mapping the drying reaches of spring-fed streams, especially the the Ōtākaro/Avon River tributaries. This mapping will be provided to the Zone Committee once finalised.

·    The results of the modelling project on abstraction/injection systems for heating and cooling will be provided to the Zone Committee once finalised.

·    Environment Canterbury have done modelling for Waimakariri Zone to look at climate change impacts on groundwater levels and spring-fed stream flows. Results are applicable to the Christchurch West Melton Zone. Project to be completed approximately April 2018.



Communication and Engagement – Arapata Reuben (supported by Charlotte O’Sullivan and Jackie Curtis)

 

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?

·    Prepared report to CCC that included: the January field trip; Immediate Steps funding for Port Hills Fire Restoration Project; riverbank vegetation; contractor damage of natives planted by community groups; and new community members on committee.

·    Drafted the Zone Committee Annual Report 2017

 

Next steps

·   Chair’s article about new members and zone field trip

·   Chairperson’s letter to editor in support of CCC not mowing river bank grass, in response to a letter to the editor negative towards this. [copy of what was printed in media part of Facilitator’s Update]

·   Presentation by Chairperson to CCC Councillors on 1 March.

·   New stormwater behaviour flyers will be printed for use by the Zone Committee, community group and staff. They will have the stormwater superhero graphic on them.

·   Arapata will put the idea of public signs for Ōpāwaho Heathcote Catchment on Communications Working Group agenda and align this with proposed Community Water Partnership.

·   Participation in upcoming events such as Childrens Day, Roimata Community event, water workshops that are part of developing proposed Community Water Partnership.

 

 


Biodiversity and Immediate Steps Funding – Lance Kenyon, Les Wanhalla and Tom Lambie (supported by Ashleigh Watts and Zone Facilitator)

 

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?

·    Lance has been working on ideas for review of Biodiversity section of ZIP, with help from Lesley Woudberg and Robert Wynn-Williams.

·    Ōpāwaho Heathcote Catchment map that this group initiated is nearing completion. Its purpose is to be a fun, friendly community engagement resource for the Zone Committee to use with community groups and other key players. It includes a number of past, current and proposed projects in the Catchment that cover “ecosystem services” such as projects on biodiversity, stormwater and land drainage. This piece of work has been led by Lance Kenyon, Shelley helped prepare the content and communications staff are designing.

 

Next steps

·    A working group meeting about biodiversity (rather than immediate steps) and Heathcote Catchment opportunities and review of ZIP chapter

·    Review immediate steps applications once they are available            

 

 


Regional Committee – Lance Kenyon (supported by Lesley Woudberg)

 

·    Regional Working Groups of Regional Committee are meeting 13 March.

 

 


Liaison with community groups – Suzanne Furkert (supported by Shelley Washington, Nick, Jenny, Ashleigh)

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 groups are busy. Some of the things happening:

·    Cashmere Stream Care Group clarity monitoring – group has a PhD student helping to tidy up the data, analyse it and write it up, with support from EOS Ecology, CCC and ECan.

·    Styx River Living Laboratory Trust involved in Summer in Styx event on 18 February.

·    Avon Heathcote Estuary Ihutai Trust involved in consultation about location of coastal pathway and concerns about further reclamation of estuary edge.

·    Avon Ōtakaro Network involved in upcoming joint site with Zone Committee, CCC and ECAN at Children’s Day on Sunday 4 March. The Network is also creating a stormwater demonstration site near the transitional walkway and cycleway.

·    Ōpāwaho Heathcote River Network is now an incorporated society and is planning its priorities and projects for the year.

·    Roimata Community Food Commons now a charitable trust and has a community event at Radley Park on 17 March including showing the film “The Lorax” and hopefully a stormwater video.

·    Shirley Stream Care Group preparing planting plan and with help from CCC is going to plant natives to enhance the stream.

·    All groups working together with CCC to try and resolve issue of maintenance contractors harming native plants that have been planted.

·    Groups working together to plan this year’s Mother of All Clean Ups event.

·    Networking for the Environment event coming up on Friday 9 March that this time will be an “Engaging with government expo”. It will also help groups know how to submit in favour of proposed Community Water Partnership.

 

Next Steps

·    Keep in touch with groups and look for opportunities to highlight some of the great work they are doing.

·    Groups: Avon-Heathcote Estuary Ihutai Trust; Cashmere Stream Care Group; Ōpāwaho Heathcote River Network; Avon Ōtākaro Network; Shirley Stream Care Group; Roimata Community Food Commons; Styx River Living Laboratory Trust; Network of the Ilam Stream; groups in Riccarton Catchment; biodiversity focused groups etc.

 

 

 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments to this report.

 


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11.    Zone Committee Annual Report 2017

Reference:

18/147890

Presenter(s):

Shelley Washington, shelley.washington@ecan.govt.nz, 027 294 5219

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is for the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee to approve the Zone Committee’s Annual Report for 2017.

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Approve the Annual Report for 2017.

 

3.   Report

3.1       This is a service delivery report to the Councils involved.  However it also provides a useful communication tool and enables the Committee to reflect on the past year.

3.2       Zone Committee members provided topics, challenges and opportunities to be included at the October 2017 meeting and then provided content for these.  Further editing and refinement has been carried out by Communications staff (Charlotte O’Sullivan) and Zone Facilitators (Lesley Woudberg and Shelley Washington).

 

 

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Zone Committee Annual Report 2017

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12.    Facilitator's Update - 22 February 2018

Reference:

18/148351

Presenter(s):

Shelley Washington, shelley.washington@ecan.govt.nz, 027 294 5219

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

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

·    Upcoming events

·    Recent events

·    Induction of new committee members

·    For Information

Memo on proposal to map soils and erosion susceptibility (the Cashmere Working Group has already discussed this, the work has begun, this is for committee’s information)

Memo CCC Waterway Restoration Activities (this has been provided by Belinda Margetts in response to a request from the November 2017 committee meeting and covers the work CCC does to restore waterways under its natural waterways budget and opportunities through the Land Drainage Recovery Programme).

Memo CCC Water Quality Monitoring Report 2016 Summary. (Belinda Margetts provided this for the Committee and for the 27 January Zone Field Trip. Belinda will be presenting to the committee in March about freshwater aquatic species. We will wait until July for Belinda to give a presentation on water quality monitoring report as by then she will be able to report on 2017 results).

Key points and photos from 27 January Zone Field Trip

·  Media

One year on from the Port Hills fires, 8 February 2018

Review into why city water needs to be chlorinated, 9 February 2018

Woolston Cut work under way, 1 February 2018

Useful FAQ and media articles about temporary chlorination, from Diane Shelander 29 January 2018

Booms back to catch river rubbish, 16 January 2018

Canterbury water zone committees refreshed, 11 January 2018

Riverbank grass support, 22 December 2018

River bank no mow trial to become permanent, 17 December 2018

Modelling shows Christchurch drinking water nitrate levels safe, 11 December 2017

Sizzling start to summer means early water worries for region, 6 December 2017.

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the Facilitator’s Update report for February 2018.

3.   Report

a)   Upcoming Events

 

Event

Who

Comment

 

1 March CCC Water Workshop as part of developing proposed Community Water Partnership, Beckenham Board Room, Beckenham Service Centre

Invitation only – invited ZC rep and invited members of public

Subject to change. Please check with Clive Appleton (CCC) or Shelley Washington (ECan).

Sunday 4 March Children’s Day – day of free fun activities for children. 11am – 3pm. Cnr New Brighton Rd and Locksley Ave.

 

ZC Stormwater Superhero Site (info site and stormwater game for children)

Zone Committee

Public

Zone Committee has a shared “Stormwater Superhero” themed site, along with nature play, with Avon Ōtākaro Network, CCC, and ECan.

 

Need ZC members to come and talk to parents about what people can do at home to reduce their impact on stormwater/waterways (we will have a flyer).

Friday 9 March Networking for the Environment event, 9am

 

Engaging with Government Expo

 

Waimakariri Room, Environment Canterbury

 

Representatives of CCC, ECan, DOC, SDC and WDC will be part of expo

Invited community groups that are part of this Networking for the Environment Event initiative from Christchurch, Banks Peninsula, Selwyn and Waimakariri Districts

 

Representative of ZC is welcome to attend

This event is designed to allow community groups to understand Long Term Plan processes to make it easier for them to contribute.

 

Four of these events were held in 2017 and were very successful.

 

The main purpose is to increase capacity of environmentally focused community groups.

 

What each event focuses on is determined through feedback from the community group members that attend.

17 March Roimata Community Food Commons screening of family film “The Lorax”, Radley Park, Woolston

 

+ likely showing stormwater video

Zone Committee

Public

 

 

Opportunity for Zone Committee members to support this group and share stormwater messages. Wear your Stormwater Superhero T.Shirt and use same flyers as for Childrens Day.

 

Main aim for this event is to begin a conversation about environmental guardianship - especially pertaining to the Ōpāwaho Heathcote Awa.

They are contemplating creating a sub group within their initiative called Roimata River Guardians - targeted at families to get them on board with taking responsibility for the environmental impact that modern life has on our natural environment.

Field trip to Addington Brook Catchment. Date TBC. Evening.

New committee members

 

Other ZC members welcome

 

Field trip to Riccarton Stream Catchment. Date TBC. Evening.

New committee members

 

Other ZC members welcome

 

Field trip to Haytons Stream Catchment. Date TBC. Evening.

New committee members

 

Other ZC members welcome

 

Field trip to Cashmere Stream Catchment. Date TBC. Evening.

New committee members

 

Other ZC members welcome

 

22 March Zone Committee workshop 5pm, ECan Council Chambers

Zone Committee

Likely key topics:

·    Update on progress of CCC comprehensive stormwater consent application and next steps

·    Discuss draft “year ahead” priorities, topics, field trips for ZC

22 March Zone Committee Meeting 6pm, ECan Council Chambers

Zone Committee/public

Likely topics:

·    Styx River Living Laboratory Trust

·    Working Waters Trust ‘Urban Eel – Te Tuna Tāone’ project

·    Enviro Hub update

·    Freshwater species

·    Historical cultural perspective on freshwater species

 

 

·   

9 April CWMS Watershed event, Tait Technology Centre, Christchurch

Zone Committee

You will have been sent a “save the date”.

 

This will be the first time we have brought together all the zone committees and partners to the CWMS for a day to celebrate our achievements, to reflect on the CWMS in a national and global context and to look forward to the next 5-10 years – what will our future achievements look like?

 

The full programme and attendance details will be sent to you in February.

Friday 20 April World Fish Migration Day - Margaret Mahy Playground, 11am – 4:30pm

 

Public and children (during school holidays)

 

 

Organised by DOC, EOS Ecology, University of Canterbury, Fish & Game, ECAN.

 

Resources being created for CWMS Watershed event on projects involving fish barriers (both adding or removing) could be used again.

The Urban Contaminants Working Group are hosting an Addington Brook workshop on Friday 20 April.

Invited representatives of key partners and local Rūnanga

 

All ZC members welcome

The Urban Contaminants Working Group are hosting an Addington Brook workshop in April 2018. The aim of the workshop is to bring together key partners ECAN, CCC and local Rūnanga alongside a range of stakeholders (land managers, researchers and educators) who can positively influence the health of the Brook. All Zone Committee members welcome.

 

International Erosion Control Association Conference and field day Christchurch, early September 2018 (TBC)

ZC members

 

Industry

 

Councils

An opportunity to continue “raising bar” of erosion and sediment control in Christchurch and Canterbury

 

Field trip likely to focus on Cashmere Stream and Heathcote River/Ōpāwaho catchments

 

b)   Recent Events

 

Environment Investigators Inanga Celebration Day, Thursday 7 December 2018

 

Zone Committee BBQ, Sunday 17 December 2017

 

Zone field trip, Saturday 27 January 2018 (see Information item)

 

Conservation governance function organised by Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust on 13 February 2018. Purpose of this event was to provide an informal discussion of governors of conservation/ environment related organisations.  Robert Wynn-Williams and Tom Lambie attended on behalf of the Committee.

c)   Induction of new committee members

New community members on the Committee are Helen Caley, Gareth Oddy and Carly Sluys. Helen and Carly attended the 27 January Zone Field Trip. Helen and Gareth attended the Committee’s BBQ in December. All have met with Shelley Washington to ask questions.

They have been provided with background reading material about CWMS, the Zone Committee, working groups and key contacts. They have been provided with opportunities to attend Noho Marae and Treaty of Waitangi training.

Some short simple evening field trips are currently being arranged for these new members to priority catchments: Addington Brook, Haytons Stream, Riccarton Stream, Cashmere Stream. Once these are organised, these opportunities will also be open to other Zone Committee members.

Some background: (as was provided on Council Meeting papers for formal approval of new members)

Helen Caley is a senior Environmental Planner at Aurecon, whose work involves both environmental planning and advising on contaminated land. In previous years, Helen has been a Consents Planner at ECan, where she negotiated a set of agreed maintenance conditions between ECan and key City and District Councils for use on stormwater consents, and more recently a Consents and Compliance Advisor with Auckland Council. In 2013 Helen was seconded to Environment Canterbury to implement a shared services programme, which provided several District Councils with technical advice on resource consents involving contaminated sites.

Gareth Oddy is an Environmental Scientist with ENGEO; an environmental consultancy agency. He has worked with contaminated land assessments, stormwater and erosion control, sediment contamination assessments, environmental forensics and hydrology. He recently completed sediment contamination assessments in the Heathcote River on behalf of Christchurch City Council. In previous employment Gareth has worked for industry sectors that include chemical manufacturing, waste management, property development, heavy and light manufacturing, transport, downstream oil and gas, printing and packaging, timber treatment and defence.

Carly Sluys comes from a farming background and was until recently an Environmental Data Analyst with Beef + Lamb NZ, where she collected and modelled real farm data in Overseer and Farmax. She now works for Overseer, answering customer queries. Her key skills include understanding political and policy processes, environmental data analysis and modelling, collaborative engagement and relationship management. Carly’s industry involvement has included many aspects of the agricultural industry, including working on her family’s farms, policy advising, leading a team of Federated Farmers members and volunteers in the Farmy Army earthquake response (which earned her a Christchurch City Council Earthquake Award in 2012), account managing and environmental data analysis.


 

 

d)   For Information

 

Attachments:

Information CCC Water Quality Monitoring Report 2016 Summary

Information CCC Waterway Restoration Memo

Information Key points and photos 27 January Zone Field Trip

Information Memo on proposal to map soils and erosion susceptibility

 

e)   Media

Attachments:

Media One year on from the Port Hills fires

Media Review into why city water needs to be chlorinated

Media Woolston Cut work under way 22 February 2018

Media Useful FAQ and media articles about temporary chlorination

Media Booms back to catch river rubbish

Media Canterbury water zone committees refreshed

Media Riverbank grass support 22 February 2018

Media River bank no mow trial to become permanent

Media Modelling shows Christchurch drinking water nitrate levels safe

Media Sizzling start to summer means early water worries for region

 

 

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Water Quality Monitoring Report 2016 Summary

43

b

CCC Waterway Restoration Memo

44

c

Key Points and Photos - 27 January Zone Field Trip

46

d

Memo on Proposal to Map Soils and Erosion Susceptibility

51

e

Media - One Year on from the Port Hills Fires

53

f

Media - Review into why the City water needs to chlorinated

55

g

Media - Woolston Cut work underway

56

h

Media - Useful FAQ and media articles about temporary chlorination

57

i

Media - Booms back to catch river rubbish

58

j

Media - Canterbury water zone committees refreshed

59

k

Media - Riverbank Grass Support

60

l

Media - Riverbank No Mow Trial to become permanent

61

m

Media - Modelling shows Christchurch drinking water nitrate levels safe

62

n

Media - Sizzling start to summer means early water worries for region

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