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 14 March 2017

Time:                                    4.00pm

Venue:                                 Lyttelton Community Boardroom

 

 

Membership

Chairperson

Members

Pam Richardson -  Acting Chair 

Ian Lloyd - Community Representative          

Andrew Turner - Deputy Mayor Christchurch City Council           

Kevin Simcock - Community Representative

June Swindells - Te Hapū  o Ngāti Wheke/Rapaki   

Manaia Cunningham - Te Runanga o Koukourarata            

Pere Tainui - Te Runanga o Onuku       

Claire Findlay - Community Representative 

Paula Smith - Community Representative    

Thomas Kulpe - Community Representative

Elizabeth Cunningham – Councillor, Environment Canterbury   

Charlie Zimmerman – Wairewa Runanga

 

 

9 March 2017

 

Principal Advisor

Peter  Kingsbury

Principal Advisor  Natural Resources

Tel: 941 8487

Christchurch City Council

Zone Facilitator

Lesley Woudberg

Zone Facilitator

Tel: 027 706 4273

Environment Canterbury

Committee Advisor

Warren Brixton

Council Secretariat

Tel: 941 8999

Christchurch City Council

 

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Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee

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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.       Role, Purpose and Operation of Zone Committee 2017........................................................ 9

8.       Election of Chair, Deputy Chair and Regional Representative 2017.................................. 21

9.       Environment Canterbury - Quarterly Report on 5 year Outcomes.................................... 25

10.     Port Hills Fire - Ohinetahi Summit Road Society/QEII Covenant........................................ 37

11.     Ecosystem Health and Biodiversity Monitoring CWMS Targets......................................... 41

12.     Report for Information........................................................................................................... 43   

 

 


Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee

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1.   Apologies

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

2.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

That the minutes of the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee meeting held on Tuesday, 21 February 2017 be confirmed (refer page 5).

3.   Matters Arising from the Minutes

4.   Deputations by Appointment

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

5.   Identification of Urgent Items

6.   Identification of General Public Contributions


Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee

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Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee

Open Minutes

 

 

Date:                                     Tuesday 21 February 2017

Time:                                    6.45pm

Venue:                                 Koukourarata Marae
Port Levy

 

 

Present

Chairperson

Members

Pam Richardson - Chair                

Ian Lloyd - Community Representative          

Kevin Simcock - Community Representative

Pere Tainui - Te Runanga o Onuku       

Claire Findlay - Community Representative 

Paula Smith - Community Representative    

Thomas Kulpe - Community Representative

 

 

9 March 2017

 

Principal Advisor

Peter  Kingsbury

Principal Advisor  Natural Resources

Tel: 941 8487

Christchurch City Council

Zone Facilitator

Lesley Woudberg

Zone Facilitator

Tel: 027 706 4273

Environment Canterbury

Committee Advisor

Warren Brixton

Council Secretariat

Tel: 941 8999

Christchurch City Council

 

 

www.ccc.govt.nz

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The meeting was opened with a Karakia by Kevin Simcock.

 

CHAIR:  

As the process for the election of Chair is a later item of business, it was decided that Pam Richardson as Vice Chair, continue in the Chair’s position until the election for the Committee for 2017.

 

The agenda was dealt with in the following order.

1.   Apologies

That apologies from June Swindells, Manaia Cunningham, and Councillors Elizabeth Cunningham and Andrew Turner, be accepted.

 

It was noted that the Wairewa Runanga has appointed Charles Zimmerman, as its representative to the Committee.

 

Apologies were also received from Peter Kingsbury and Peter Ramsden.

2.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

Committee Decision

That the minutes of the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee meeting held on Tuesday, 22 November 2016 be received, subject to the following amendments:

Confirmation of Previous Minutes – 19th July 2016 and 23 August 2016

·    Change “confirmed” to” received”.

 

Matter Arising from Previous Minutes

·    Delete “nil” and change to “not discussed”.

 

Ecosystem Health/Biodiversity Monitoring

·    Change “proposed community monitoring initiative” (paragraph 2) and “community monitoring proposal” (2nd bullet point and last paragraph) to:  Community partnership proposal

 

Ecosystem Health/Biodiversity Monitoring

·    Delete and replace second paragraph

 

Claire Findlay sought agreement that her pre-circulated paper “Developing a community partnership approach to improving the health of our Banks Peninsula streams and associated ecosystems could be taken as read and provided additional information. The paper was prepared as the “community engagement” action resulting from the 18 October 2016 Biodiversity Monitoring Workshop and the additional information included that the proposal addressed 12 recommendations in the BPWMZC’s Zone Implementation Programme (ZIP) Recommendations (fully or in part) and Conservation Goal 3 of the Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust’s new Vision Statement, discussions with DOC staff, other logistical considerations, and external sources of funding.

 

·    Amend 3rd bullet point to read:

“Seek one page proposal from Tim Davie (Ecan) for a way forward on monitoring, as agreed at the 18 October workshop, to be presented as an agenda item at the 21 February 2017 ZC meeting.”

 

3.   Matters Arising from the Minutes

 

Didymo – MPI didymo risk map shows some rivers/streams on Banks Pennsula are considered medium high risk http://www.biosecurity.govt.nz/files/pests/didymo/didymo-risk-map-south-island.pdf

4.   Deputations by Appointment

Diamond Harbour – Immediate Steps proposal (refer item 7).

5.   Identification of Urgent Items

Port Hills Fires

Noted but the meeting closed before the Committee had an opportunity to consider further.  It was agreed that this matter be held over.

 

Okains Bay Estuary – Camping Ground

The Acting Chair reported that there are issues at the camping ground, with the river being in a “serious condition”. Ian Lloyd and Geoff Thompson undertook to make a site visit and assess the problem.

 

Shell fish gathering Banks Peninsula

The Acting Chair advised as a consequence of the ban on shellfish harvesting around Kaikoura, people had moved to the Banks Peninsula area instead to take shellfish.

6.   Identification of General Public Contributions

Nil.

 

7.   Immediate Steps Biodiversity Funding Application

Diamond Harbour Gully

The application had been left on the table after the previous meeting when the Committee asked that the applicants be invited to the February meeting to present their proposal for funding support.

 

Pieter van Leeuwen on behalf of the four neighbours applying for funding, provided a comprehensive power point presentation on New Zealand and Banks Peninsula fauna and flora, before focusing in on the features of the area of Diamond Harbour Gully.

The Committee deliberated on the application, in terms of the six Immediate Steps criteria.

 

Motion

That the Immediate Steps funding application for Diamond Harbour Gully for $5,000 be approved, subject to the applicant providing details of how they can deliver on criteria 4 (enhance public awareness and understanding of biodiversity) and criteria 6 (improve the range of knowledge and information about Canterbury’s biodiversity) and that xx committee member work with the applicant to provide these details.

The Committee was unable to reach a consensus on the motion.

As a result, the application was declined. Staff were asked to see if they could find another way to assist the applicants.

 

8.   Working of the Zone Committee 2017

It was reported that some of the absent Committee members had expressed an interest to be present when this report was considered.

 

In view of this request and the lateness of the time, it was agreed that the report be held over, as well as Agenda item 5 Urgent Items – Port Hills Fire.

 

9.   5 Year Integrated WorkProgramme - Quarterly Report

It was reported that some of the absent Committee members had expressed an interest to be present when this report was considered.

In view of this request and the lateness of the time, it was agreed that the report be held over, as well as Agenda item 5 Urgent Items – Port Hills Fire.

 

Note:

The next meeting of the Committee is to be held on 14 March 2017, 4.00pm, at a venue to be advised

The Agenda is to include: Management, Biodiversity and ZIP Review.

 

   

Meeting concluded at 8.48pm.

 

CONFIRMED THIS 14TH DAY OF MARCH 2017

 

Pam Richardson

Chairperson

 


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7.        Role, Purpose and Operation of Zone Committee 2017

Reference:

17/236195

Contact:

Lesley Woudberg

Lesley.woudberg@ecan.govt.nz

0277064273

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

To introduce new members to the committee and to clarify the committees role, purpose and operation.

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

For information and discussion.

 

 

3.   Key Points

Summary

The Banks Peninsula Zone Committee is established under the auspices of the Local Government Act 2002 in accordance with the Canterbury Water Management Strategy 2009.

The committee is a joint committee of Christchurch City Council and Environment Canterbury and works under the Standing Orders of Christchurch City Council http://www.ccc.govt.nz/assets/Documents/The-Council/How-the-Council-works/Christchurch-City-Council-Standing-Orders-February-2016.pdf

The purpose and function of the committee is to:

·    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 the Banks Peninsula zone.

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

 

The committee does not have the authority to commit any council to any path or expenditure and its recommendations do not compromise the Council’s freedom to deliberate and make decisions.

 

The Committee does not have the authority to submit on proposed Resource Management or Local Government Plans.

 

The committee does not have the authority to submit on resource consent matters.

 

Operating Philosophy

 

The Committees will at all times operate in accordance with the requirements of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987, and will observe the following principles:

 

1) Give effect to the Fundamental Principles, Targets and goals of the CWMS;

2) Be culturally sensitive observing tikanga Maori;

3) Apply a Ki uta ki tai (from the mountains to the sea) approach;

4) Work with the CWMS Regional Committee to support the implementation of the CWMS across the region as a whole;

5) Give consideration to and balance the interests of all water interests in the region in debate and decision-making;

6) Work in a collaborative and co-operative manner using best endeavours to reach solutions that take account of the interests of all sectors of the community;

7) Contribute their knowledge and perspective but not promote the views or positions of any particular interest or stakeholder group;

8) Promote a philosophy of integrated water management to achieve the multiple objectives of the range of interests in water;

9) Seek consensus in decision-making where at all possible. In the event that neither unanimous agreement is able to be reached nor a significant majority view formed, in the first instance seek assistance from an external facilitator to further Committee discussions and deliberations. Where the Committee encounters fundamental disagreements, despite having sought assistance and exhausted all avenues to resolve matters, recommend that the respective Councils disband them and appoint a new Committee.

 

Meeting Dates and Times

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.

Attachments

Terms of Reference
Code of Conduct

 

 

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8.        Election of Chair, Deputy Chair and Regional Representative 2017

Reference:

17/236655

Contact:

Lesley Woudberg

Lesley.woudberg@ecan.govt.nz

0277064273

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

         To elect the of Chair, Deputy Chair and Regional Representative for 2017 as set out in the Terms of     Reference

 

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

       That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee decided to elect

XX as Chair for 2017

XX as Deputy Chair for 2017

     XX as Regional Representative for 2017

 

 

3.   Key Points

Elections

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

The committee also needs to appoint a member to the position of representative on the regional committee.

Chair and Deputy Chair Roles

1)    The committee will appoint a Chair from its members

2)    As a committee member the Chair shares the same responsibility as other committee members. In addition to this the Chair has the following roles;

a.    Chair committee meetings with all commonly recognised authority of that position. The Chair may have the Zone Facilitator facilitate meetings and workshops of the committee.

b.    Speak on behalf of the committee and act as an advocate for it, including taking the primary responsibility for interaction with the media and representing the committee at meetings with external parties.

3)    The committee will appoint a Deputy Chair from its members.

4)    The Deputy Chair exercises the same roles as other members, and if the Chair is absent or incapacitated, the Deputy Chair must perform all of the responsibilities and duties of the Chair.

Representative on Regional Committee

1)    The zone committee appoints a representative to the Regional Water Management Committee.

2)    This appointee may be the Chair of the zone committee or another member appointed by the committee from its membership

3)    The zone representative on the Regional Committee will;

a.    Speak on behalf of the zone committee and act as an advocate for it at regional committee meetings;

b.    Keep the zone committee well informed on the activities and deliberations of the regional committee.

Process to Elect of Chair and Deputy Chair (ref. Christchurch City Council Standing Orders)

A local authority or a committee (if the local authority has so directed) must determine by resolution that a person be elected or appointed by using one of the following systems of voting:

(a) [System A]; or

(b) [System B].

 

System A

(a) requires that a person is elected or appointed if he or she receives the votes of a majority of the members of the local authority or committee present and voting; and

(b) has the following characteristics:

(i) there is a first round of voting for all candidates; and

(ii) if no candidate is successful in the round there is a second round of voting from which the candidate with the fewest votes in the first round is excluded; and

(iii) if no candidate is successful in the second round there is a third, and if necessary subsequent round of voting from which, each time, the candidate with the fewest votes in the previous round is excluded; and


(iv) in any round of voting, if 2 or more candidates tie for the lowest number of votes, the person excluded from the next round is resolved by lot.

 

System B

(a) requires that a person is elected or appointed if he or she receives more votes than any other candidate; and

(b) has the following characteristics:

(i) there is only 1 round of voting; and

(ii) if 2 or more candidates tie for the most votes, the tie is resolved by lot.”

[cl. 25, Schedule 7, LGA]

 

 

 

 

Attachments

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9.        Environment Canterbury - Quarterly Report on 5 year Outcomes

Reference:

17/236828

Contact:

Paul Hulse

Paul.hulse@ecan.govt.nz

0275350549

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       Provide an update on the work Environment Canterbury has agreed to deliver as set out in the 5 Year Outcome Work Programme. This work is Environment Canterbury’s contribution to the achievement of the Banks Peninsula Zone Priority Outcomes as set out in the ZIP and ZIP-Addendum.

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2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee receives the report

 

3.   Key Points

Refer to Appendix 1.

 

 

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BP 5 year Outcome

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10.    Port Hills Fire - Ohinetahi Summit Road Society/QEII Covenant

Reference:

17/241707

Contact:

Lesley Woudberg

Lesley.woudberg@ecan.govt.nz

0277064273

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

To update the zone committee on recent discussions and request by the Summit Road Society for assistance from the Immediate Steps Biodiversity fund for fire recovery of Ohinetahi Bush Reserve.

 

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Committee agree to support the Summit Road Society by contributing up to $35,000 of Immediate Steps funding for fire recovery of Ohinetahi Bush Reserve.

 

 

 

3.   Key Points

The Banks Peninsula Zone Committee has $35,000 Immediate Steps Biodiversity funding remaining for the 2016/17 financial year.

Members of the zone committee have suggested that Immediate Steps funding be used to assist the Summit Road Society with their recovery of Ohinetahi Bush Reserve (QEII covenant) after the Port Hills fire (ref map appendix 1).

The Port Hills fire burnt 83ha of the Ohinetahi Bush Reserve and a kilometre of fencing. As well as the biodiversity values lost to the fire, the fire has exposed ground that is considered “high erosion risk” identified in the Land and Water Regional Plan (ref map appendix 2).

Excessive sediment in creeks and the harbour has been identified by the community, experts and zone committee as a significant environmental problem facing the harbour basin

The Summit Road Society wishes to get a recovery programme underway quickly before the risk of erosion and sediment discharges increases as winter sets inand grass and weeds take hold making it difficult for indigenous species to establish.

The Summit Road Society wishes to begin work as soon as possible and has already purchased most of the suitable Motukarara nursery plant stock (cost $10,000). The recovery plan is to;

1.    Re-establish its fences (quote $16,500)

2.    Collect and aerial spray eco-source seeds before winter 2017 (collection underway)

3.    Followed by hand planting of eco-source plants in priority area (eg. fence lines and tracks)

4.    Hand weeding – spring 2017 ongoing.

The Society estimates that if they were to pay a contractor to hand plant the whole area affected by the fire it would cost in the order of $8-10 million. The approach of aerial spraying of seeds followed by hand planting priority areas is likely to cost approximately $50,000 and followed by ongoing weeding by volunteers.

The Society has used its reserve funding of $10,000 to secure plant stock from the Motukarara nursery and has raised $3,127, through a Givealittle page.

If the zone committee decided to commit the remaining 2016/17 Immediate Steps funding (ie. $35,000) the Summit Road Society could immediately begin to re-establish the fence line. The Society would also have the confidence that that the cost of aerial spraying of eco-sourced seed is likely to be covered and therefore be able focus on seed collection over the next month.

The implication of committing the remaining 2016/17 Immediate Steps funding is that other application will be postponed for six months. Currently there are eleven projects that are at various stages of development that hope to access a contribution from the Immediate Steps fund.

Background

The Ohinetahi Bush Reserve, owned and managed by the Summit Road Society might be considered the flagship of the Society. It is an area of 150 hectares which stretches from above Governors Bay to Allandale, generally above the 150 metre contour, reaching to the crater rim of the ancient Lyttelton volcano.

The Reserve has a Queen Elizabeth II covenant over it and is therefore protected in perpetuity. It is of rugged terrain, steep but shallow gullies, spurs, ridges, massive rock outcrops and intrusions, with strong volcanic characteristics. As viewed from Governors Bay main road it is scenically spectacular, as are the views from the Reserve looking across the Lyttelton Harbour basin and the surrounding hills.

Vegetation is mixed from open grassland, bracken and gorse-clothed areas to regenerating native forest at various stages of maturity. There is a sprinkling of matai and mature totara trees, but in the main forested areas comprise of the smaller hardwood species. In the cooler gullies there is a wide variety of ferns.

With pest management being carried out in recent years the native bird population is increasing. Birdsong is dominated by the bellbirds, which is continuously echoing through the Reserve. Fantails, silver eyes, grey warblers, and native pigeons are commonly sighted, with the occasional sighting of tomtits.

 

 

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Fire Doc 1

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Fire Doc 2

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11.    Ecosystem Health and Biodiversity Monitoring CWMS Targets

Reference:

17/237598

Contact:

Tim Davie

Tim.davie@ecan.govt.nz

0272150789

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

To find a way forward on “ecosystem health and biodiversity” monitoring discussed at the committee’s October 2016 workshop.

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2.   Staff Recommendations

For discussion

 

 

3.   Key Points

To be tabled

 

 

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12.    Report for Information

Reference:

17/242111

Contact:

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Enter email address

Enter phone.

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

To provide information on initiatives that contribute to the implementation of the Banks Peninsula ZIP, Wairewa ZIPA and achieve the Canterbury Water Management targets..

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

For information

 

 

3.   Key Points

1.1.1   What is Happening?

What’s Happening?

ZIP Recommendation

Date

Initiative

 

 

Rec 4.17 and 9.7

Mid –late March

 

NIWA – investigation Okains Bay and Le Bons Bay estuaries- to assess the mixing of the freshwater and the seawater in each estuary and the potential for algae and phytoplankton blooms. It will also provide data against which changes in the estuary volume over time, as a result of sea level rise, can be quantified. Using a drone.

 

17-19 March

Youth Voices in the Environment Summit
Koukourarata

 

Rec 9.4

21 March

OECD NZ Environment Performance Review released

 

CWMS

23 march

CWMS Annual Reports presented to Christchurch City Council – Christchurch West Melton, Banks Peninsula and Selwyn Waihora zone committees

 

CWMS

23 March

Kim Hill Debate “Water, a global issue affecting New Zealand” http://www.lincoln.ac.nz/News-and-Events/Kim-Hill-Debate/

 

CWMS

9 April

Wairewa Freshwater Education Day – Family day Okuti Valley

 

Chapter 9 Education and communication

April (TBC)

Little River Rating District Community meeting

 

ZIPA – Rec 4.2

April (TBC)

Environment Aotearoa Freshwater update MFE

 

CWMS

1 May

Beginning of hearing - Lyttelton Port company dredging consent application

 

 

 

 

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WS enews

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CWMS Annual Report

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