Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee

Agenda

 

 

Notice of Meeting:

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

 

Date:                                     Tuesday 20 March 2018

Time:                                    5.30pm

Venue:                                 Little River Rugby Clubrooms, Valley Road, Little River

 

 

Membership

Members

Gina Waibl - Community Representative      

Ian Lloyd - Community Representative          

Garrick Thorn - Community Representative 

Fiona Nicol - Community Representative      

Paula Smith - Community Representative    

Pam Richardson - Community Representative        

Andrew Turner - Deputy Mayor Christchurch City Council           

Elizabeth Cunningham - Councillor Environment Canterbury      

Manaia Cunningham - Te Runanga o Koukourarata            

Benita Wakefield - Te Runanga o Wairewa   

Pere Tainui - Te Runanga o Onuku       

June Swindells - Te Hapū  o Ngāti Wheke/Rapaki   

 

 

14 March 2018

 

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

 

To view copies of Agendas and Minutes, visit:
https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/meetings-agendas-and-minutes/
https://www.ecan.govt.nz/get-involved/council-and-committee-meetings/

 


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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.       Election of Chair, Deputy Chair and Regional Committee Representative......................... 5

8.       Banks Peninsula Zone Committee 2017 Annual Report........................................................ 7

9.       Facilitators Update 20 March 2018........................................................................................ 15

10.     Department of Conservation Update 20 March 2018.......................................................... 27

11.     Understanding the drivers of Macroinvertebrate Health Grades for Banks Peninsula Streams 20 March 2018......................................................................................................................... 29   

 

 


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1.   Apologies

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

2.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

That the minutes of the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee meeting held on Tuesday, 20 February 2018  be confirmed.

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

 


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7.        Election of Chair, Deputy Chair and Regional Committee Representative

Reference:

18/250992

Presenter(s):

Olivia Smith Zone Facilitator

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

The purpose of this report is to outline the role of:

·    Committee Chair and Deputy Chair

·    Regional Committee Representative

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

1.         Elect a Chair, Deputy Chair and Regional Committee representative.

 

 

3.   Report

Background

 

Chair and Deputy Chair

The role of the chair is to:

·    chair zone committee meetings

·    liaise with the facilitator on zone committee work planning

·    speak for the zone committee outside of meetings.

liaise with the media.

The role of the deputy is to fill the above roles when the chair is absent.

 

Regional Committee Representative

The role of the Regional Committee Representative is to represent the Banks Peninsula Zone Committee at and contribute to the working of, the regional committee. The regional committee provides a regional perspective on the CWMS and meets four times a year, progressing work through its working groups (e.g. Biodiversity, Infrastructure). The banks Peninsula regional committee representative is expected to update the Banks Peninsula Zone committee on the regional committee progress.

 

 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments to this report.

 


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8.        Banks Peninsula Zone Committee 2017 Annual Report

Reference:

18/251126

Presenter(s):

Olivia Smith Zone Facilitator

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

The purpose of this report is for the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee to endorse the Banks Peninsula Zone Committee Annual Report.

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

1.         Identify any final changes to the report and endorse it.

 

 

 

3.   Report

3.1       Each year the Banks Peninsula committee completes a report which highlights the key achievements of the committee and the committees focus for the coming year. The annual report forms the basis for the Chair reporting to Environment Canterbury Council and Christchurch City Council.

 

 

 

Attachments

No.

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BPZC 2017 Annual Report

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9.        Facilitators Update 20 March 2018

Reference:

18/251442

Presenter(s):

Olivia Smith Zone Facilitator

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is to inform the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee  on community engagement events/relevant updates and actions from previous meetings

 

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

1.         Receive the Facilitators report

 

3.   Report

1.  Events in the last month

There have been a number of education and engagement events over the 2017/2018 summer. Some examples include:

1.   Beach clean ups, early February- Students from Canterbury University undertook beach clean ups around the Peninsula to try better understanding sources and transport of litter on the Peninsula.

2.   Whakaraupo Catchment Management Plan Launch, 9th March- 3 community beach clean-up events were held on 9th March to celebrate the launch of the plan.

3.   CCC Waterway Partnership Workshop 27th February-  The workshop was for some of participants in the recent CCC survey about urban waterways. The purpose of the workshop was to better understand what would motivate residents to change some of their behaviours to help improve the health of our waterways. Further workshops may be held.

4.   Networking for the Environment, 9th March- approx. 50 people from various community groups and agencies meet to discuss Long Term Plans. The purpose of the event was to discuss the features of Ecan and CCC LTP’s and to provide advice on how to make effective submissions. The event was well received.

 

2.  Upcoming Events

 

1.   Le Bons Water Workshop - date tbc

Marie Haley from the Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust is considering coordinating a water workshop in Le Bons Bay. If this goes ahead, it would be useful for committee members to consider how they can best support this day.

 

2.   CWMS Symposium ‘Watershed’ 9th April 2018 This is an event for all ZC members to attend and is a great opportunity to engage with your peers working in the CWMS space across Canterbury. The event is an opportunity to celebrate and reflect on the progress we’ve made with the Canterbury Water Management Strategy since it was launched in 2009 and to discuss ‘where to next’ with the CWMS. A focus of the discussion will be about where would we like to be in 2025.

3.  Relevant Updates/ Papers for zone committee information

 

1.   CCC Comprehensive Stormwater Network Discharge ConsentA hearing for this consent was expected after February however a further extension was being granted until 25 June 2018. Issues had been raised by Environment Canterbury and submitters in relation to the setting and monitoring of the Receiving Environment Attributes and Targets. The extension of time has been approved to allow the applicant to continue to investigate a change to the proposed consent monitoring strategy. The hearing will now be heard after 25 June 2018.

 

2.   ZC update to CCC Council (attached). The Deputy Chair of the Zone Committee provided a brief update to CCC Councilors at their meeting on the 1 March.

 

3.   Nature Agents Programme-  This is a great initiative led by Eos Ecology (see attachment). Kirsty from EOS Ecology is interested in discussing this programme with committee members in April. She is particularly keen to talk about how children could present their monitoring results to the zone committee on a regular basis.


4. Actions- Update on matters raised at previous meetings

Matter

Update

 

Onsite Wastewater Systems- ZC recommended that Councils work together to provide coordinated advice to ZC on the actions they endorsed at the meeting in November 2017.

 

 

In response to the ZC recommendation, CCC, Ecan and CDHB meet on 14th March. This group will report back to ZC with advice in April.

 

Louden Farm and Forestry NES- ZC requested the results of the enquiry into Louden farm incident along with information about what the new NES will mean for manging forestry on the Peninsula.

 

The compliance investigation into the Louden Farm enquiry is complete and was discussed with the landowner in November 2018. This report is available to ZC members if requested. The key findings/learnings from this report are now been considered as part of a wider discussion about managing forestry under the new NES for Forestry.

 

A team at Ecan has been established to look at the new NES and best management practice for forestry. This group includes staff from planning, consents and compliance and the group are involved in work happening at the national level. The new NES takes effect at the start of May at which time the group will be happy to brief the ZC.


Whakaraupo Catchment Management Plan-
Update

 

The plan is now complete and was officially launched on the 7th March followed by a community launch on the 9th March. The governance group are now considering the implementation of the plan.

 

ZC chair has suggested that a member of the Whakaraupō project group attend the April ZC meeting to discuss the plan and opportunities for ZC involvement in implementation.

 

Long Term Plan- ZC LTP feedback was provided to both CCC and Ecan in 2017.

 

 

Consultation on CCC and Ecan LTP’s is open now. Visit the council websites for more information and to make a submission.

 

IMS Biodiversity Funding- In Nov the committee allocated all the 2017/2018 IMS funding. This sparked a conversation about whether we could have a process to do this more effectively. The Chair circulated some ideas via email.

 

 

The biodiversity team have considered various options which they are happy to discuss with the committee in advance of the next funding round (starts mid-year) 

 

 

 

 

Attachments

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Water Management Committee Update

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Nature Agents

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10.    Department of Conservation Update 20 March 2018

Reference:

18/251544

Presenter(s):

Olivia Smith Zone Facilitator

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

·    The purpose of this report is to inform the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee of Key actions/work programmes that the Department of Conservation are doing on Banks Peninsula to support the implementation of the Zone Implementation programme (ZIP) and ZIP Addendum.

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

1.         Receive the verbal update on actions DOC are undertaking to help deliver the recommendations in the Banks Peninsula ZIP and ZIPA.

 

 

3.   Report

The Zone Committee have developed a ZIP and ZIPA which include a range of recommendations to improve freshwater management and biodiversity on Banks Peninsula. Delivering these recommendations requires the ongoing support of Councils, the Department of Conservation (DOC), other agencies, community groups and zone committee members.

DOC play a key role managing land and providing for recreation in New Zealand, protecting native threatened species, managing plant and animal threats, environmental restoration, protecting marine life, and assisting landowners to effectively preserve natural heritage. Thus, DOC is a critical partner in helping deliver the Canterbury Water Management Strategy.

Andy Thompson, Department of Conservation Operational Manager Mahaanui, will attend the zone committee meeting to discuss the key work DOC have been undertaking on the Banks Peninsula and their focus for 2018.  This discussion should provide zone committee members will an improved understanding of how the work DOC is doing is helping to deliver the ZIP and ZIPA recommendations.  It is also an opportunity for zone committee members to raise any opportunities and challenges that are relevant for DOC to be aware of on the Peninsula.

 

 

 

 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments to this report.

 


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11.    Understanding the drivers of Macroinvertebrate Health Grades for Banks Peninsula Streams 20 March 2018

Reference:

18/251686

Presenter(s):

Olivia Smith Zone Facilitator

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is to provide the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee with additional information about the drivers that determine the macroinvertebrate health grades for streams on Banks Peninsula..

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

1.         Receive the presentation

 

3.   Key Points

In November 2017, the zone committee received a report on ‘Water Quality and Ecosystem Health Monitoring’.  As part of this report, a summary of macroinvertebrate health gradings was provided for 23 monitoring sites on streams on the Peninsula for the 2007/2007- 2016/107 period (refer to Table 1). The results showed that generally macroinvertebrate communities on Banks Peninsula are healthiest towards the head waters of the stream, usually where riparian vegetation is dominated by native species.  Furthermore, the lowest grades were typically found in the low gradient valley bottoms where is there is little or often no buffering from adjacent land use.

It was also evident that the gradings for some sites change significantly over the years, for example a stream may receive a ‘very good’ grading one year and a ‘very poor ‘grading the next. At the November committee meeting, members asked the science team if additional information could be provided to better understand what drives these changes. It was suggested it may be helpful to focus on a couple of streams to better understand this. Dr Tim Davie (Environment Canterbury) will attend the meeting to discuss this.

Table 1: Macroinvertebrate health grade category for the 2007/2007 to 2016/2017 period, Banks Peninsula CWMZ (Attached)

 

 

 

Attachments

No.

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Table 1 Macroinvertebrate Health Grade Category

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Signatories

Author

Warren Brixton - Committee Advisor

Approved By

Warren Brixton - Committee Advisor

  


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