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 17 October 2017

Time:                                    4pm

Venue:                                 Lyttelton Mt Herbert Community Board Room, 25 Canterbury Street, Lyttelton

 

 

Membership

Chairperson

Members

Paula Smith - Community Representative    

Pam Richardson - Community Representative        

Andrew Turner - Deputy Mayor Christchurch City Council           

Elizabeth Cunningham - Councillor Environment Canterbury      

Ian Lloyd - Community Representative          

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 

Thomas Kulpe - Community Representative

Charlie Zimmerman - Te Runanga o Wairewa           

 

 

11 October 2017

 

Principal Advisor

Peter  Kingsbury

Principal Advisor  Natural Resources

Tel: 941 8487

Christchurch City Council

Zone Facilitator

Olivia Smith

Zone Facilitator

Tel: 027 886 3949

Environment Canterbury

Committee Advisor

Warren Brixton

Council Secretariat

Tel: 941 8999

Christchurch City Council

 

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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.       Facilitators Update - 17 October............................................................................................ 13

8.       Finalising Feedback for Councils Long Term Plan................................................................. 23

9.       Onsite Wastewater Management - Next Steps.................................................................... 29

10.     Immediate Steps Projects for Decision.................................................................................. 31

11.     Review of ZIP Chapters........................................................................................................... 51

12.     Compliance Monitoring Summary for 2016/17.................................................................... 61

13.     Banks Peninsula Zone Committee, 5 year Integrated Work Programme - Quarterly Report.................................................................................................................................................. 63   

 

 


Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee

17 October 2017

 

 

 

 

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, 19 September 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

17 October 2017

 

 

 

                                                   

 

 

 

Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee

Open Minutes

 

 

Date:                                     Tuesday 19 September 2017

Time:                                    4pm

Venue:                                 Beckenham Service Centre Boardroom,
Colombo Street, Christchurch

 

 

Present

Chairperson

Members

Paula Smith - Community Representative    

Pam Richardson - Community Representative        

Andrew Turner - Deputy Mayor Christchurch City Council           

Elizabeth Cunningham - Councillor Environment Canterbury      

Ian Lloyd - Community Representative          

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 

Thomas Kulpe - Community Representative

Charlie Zimmerman - Te Runanga o Wairewa           

 

 

10 October 2017

 

Principal Advisor

Peter  Kingsbury

Principal Advisor  Natural Resources

Tel: 941 8487

Christchurch City Council

Zone Facilitator

Olivia Smith

Zone Facilitator

Tel: 027 886 3949

Environment Canterbury

Committee Advisor

Warren Brixton

Council Secretariat

Tel: 941 8999

Christchurch City Council

 

 

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The meeting opened with a Karakia led by Manaia Cunningham.

 

The agenda was dealt with in the following order.

1.   Apologies

The apology of Manaia Cunningham, who left the meeting following the Karakia to visit Peter Ramsden, taking the best wishes of the Committee with him, was accepted.

2.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

Committee Decision

That the minutes of the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee meeting held on Tuesday, 15 August 2017 be accepted.

3.   Matters Arising from the Minutes

It was noted that there were three matters referred to in the previous minutes, that updates had been requested.

 

·        Morgan’s Gully Planting – Immediate Steps Project

·        Onsite Wastewater Management

·        ZIP Chapter Review

4.   Deputations by Appointment

There were no deputations by appointment.

5.   Identification of Urgent Items

         Nil.

6.   Identification of General Public Contributions

         Nil.

 

7.   Facilitator's Update - 19 September 2017

 

The report was taken as read.

In conjunction with the report a further attachment – Banks Peninsula Compliance and Monitoring Summary plus CWMS Targets Report - was tabled for information.

 

Matters Arising:

 

Governor’s Bay Fire Damage

Claire Findlay referred to the matter she had raised at the last meeting, seeking information as to the protection of the fresh water streams. She clarified that her enquiry was regarding what protection could be put in place to reduce sediment discharges.

 

 

Joint Committee Decision

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

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

 

8.   Letter of Support

 

The report was taken as read.

 

Joint Committee Decision

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the Letter of Support report.

2.         Note the letter was used to support the Healthy Harbours Partnership Group application to the MFE Community Fund.

 

9.   Summit Road Society Update

 

John Goddard representing the Summit Road Society provided an overview of work the Society is currently doing following the large Port Hills fire.

 

Just over half of the Ohinetahi reserves trees have been damaged, with a whole hillside of Kanuka being destroyed.  700 volunteer hours had been spent.

 

Regeneration was to be monitored over a 3 to 4 year period to judge the success of the seeds.

As a result, normal track maintenance work etc. was behind but work on a larger restoration plan would be looked at.  Some good financial donations had been received to date.

 

Staff Recommendations Decision

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

1.         Receive the verbal report.

 

Joint Committee Decision

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

1.         Receive the verbal report.

2.         Thank John Goddard for the information.

 

Note: Pam to contact the neighbouring landowner to ask if there is any obvious evidence of sediment runoff into waterways.  Pam to liaise with Olivia Smith and determine if Environment Canterbury staff need to investigate if any practical action is required.

10. Christchurch City Council Long Term Plan

 

On the advice of Andrew Turner, the Committee agreed to recommend to Council that all relevant projects in the current LTP (as amended with the recent Annual Plan) be included in the 2018-2028 LTP.  It was also suggested that additional projects be identified and submitted to the Christchurch City Council for consideration.

 

The additional projects identified relate to storm water, wastewater, drinking water, sediment discharges, climate change and storm surges, biodiversity, recreation, Wairewa, monitoring and compliance.

 

Staff Recommendations Decision

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

1.         Identifies priority actions and projects to be considered as part of the Christchurch City Council Long Term Plan discussions.

 

Joint Committee Decision

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the Christchurch City Council’s Long Term Plan report.

 

2.         Agree that the Chair, Deputy Chair and Committee Facilitator identify the relevant ZIP recommendations for each project and categorise these into high and medium priority. This is to then be circulated to committee members for feedback prior to the next meeting.

 

3.         Prepare a submission to be included in the Council agenda and presented by the Zone Committee Chair. This is to also be made available to the Community Board.

 

11. Environment Canterbury's 2018-2028 Long-Term Plan

 

The Committee identified priority projects for Environment Canterbury to consider as part of their LTP process.  Projects related to the implementation of the Wairewa ZIP addendum, Ecan 5-year work programme, biodiversity funding, erosion and sediment, monitoring, compliance, climate change and biosecurity.

 

Staff Recommendations Decision

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the Environment Canterbury’s 2018-2028 Long-Term Plan report.

 

Joint Committee Decision

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the Environment Canterbury’s 2018-2028 Long-Term Plan report.

 

2.         Agree that the Chair, Deputy Chair and Committee Facilitator to identify the relevant ZIP recommendations for each project and categorise these into high and medium priority. This is to then be circulated to Committee members for feedback prior to next meeting.

 

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

Kevin Simcock and Charlie Zimmerman departed the meeting during the dinner break.

12. Establishment of a Community Fund

 

The report was taken as read, as it had been discussed as part of the LTP discussions.

 

Joint Committee Decision

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the Establishment of a Community Fund report.

2.         Recommend that the Zone Committee seek a formal response from Council staff (both Canterbury Regional Council and Christchurch City Council) on their thoughts on the establishment of such a fund and that this matter be presented to the Regional Committee for consideration.

 

13. ZIP Review - Wastewater and Coastal Chapters

 

Peter Kingsbury reported that final version of the report prepared by Christina Robb is ready for circulation.

 

Minor amendments and additional actions were made to the review of the wastewater and climate ZIP chapters.

 

Staff Recommendations Decision

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the ZIP Review – Wastewater and Coastal Chapters report.

2.         Receive Attachment 1 and 2, and subject to any feedback and changes, accepts Attachment 1 and 2 as a fair and reasonable summary review of the work completed to assist with achieving PBZC ZIP Chapter 2 Wastewater and Chapter 10 Coastal recommendations.

 

Joint Committee Decision

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the ZIP Review – Wastewater and Coastal Chapters report.

2.         Receive Attachment 1 and 2, and subject to the feedback and changes made, accepts Attachment 1 and 2 as a fair and reasonable summary review of the work completed to assist with achieving PBZC ZIP Chapter 2 Wastewater and Chapter 10 Coastal recommendations.

 

14. Zone Delivery Verbal Update

 

Steve Firth advised the following:

·        Morgan’s Gully Immediate Steps funding – Steve to report back on outcome at next meeting.

·        An investigation into an incident involving sediment at a subdivision was complete and the investigation into the damage to Loudon Farm is ongoing.

·        Staff Changes – Ashley Watts replaces Dr Helen Greenep an  extra Resource Management officer and an Incident Response Officer were being employed.

 

Geoff Thompson advised the following:

·        Little River Service Centre visits will cease during busy farming lambing/calving season

·        Wairewa Runanga contacted re Bank stabilisation project.

 

Shelley Washington advised the following:

·        Riverbank information sheet is nearly complete. Final draft will be brought to the Committee for feedback.

 

 

Joint Committee Decision

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the Zone Delivery verbal update report.

 

15. 5 Year Outcomes - Advocates Update

 

The report was taken as read.

 

Joint Committee Decision

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the 5 Year Outcomes – Advocates Update report.

 

16. Round Table

 

Pam Richardson referred to the very wet winter experienced which gave rise to the need to raise the profile of land stabilisation.  Pere Tainui discussed the value of using flax for land stabilisation.

 

 

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

 

1.         Receive the information.

 

2.         Request staff to report back on what research exists regarding the use of flax for land stabilisation.

The next meeting of the Committee is to be held on 17 October 2017.  The agenda will comprise of two ZIP Review chapters, Domestic Onsite Wastewater Systems, Immediate Steps Biodiversity Projects for Decision, Compliance Monitoring, and Community Partnership Proposal.

   

Meeting concluded at 7.50pm.

 

CONFIRMED THIS 17TH DAY OF OCTOBER 2017

 

Paula Smith

Chairperson

 


Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee

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7.        Facilitators Update - 17 October

Reference:

17/1207576

Contact:

Olivia Smith

Olivia.smith@ecam.govt.nz

Enter phone.

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is to inform the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee of events/ media /communications from last meeting.

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

1.         Receive the Facilitators report.

 

 

 

3.   Report

a) Recent Events

 

Event

Audience

Comment – ZIP Rec

 

Strengthening Communities Hui

3 days 1 October at 2:00 pm - 4 October at 1:00 pm

Living Springs

 

Community

Three full days including keynotes, case studies, workshops, dialogue and networking and activities.

Canterbury Plantout

30th September, Saturday – Port hills fire restoration and Tai Tapu Plantout.

 

Community

 

 

 

 

b) Upcoming Events

 

Event

Audience

Comment – ZIP Rec

 

Conservation Week

12-22 October

 

Public

Range of events happening. Check out  http://www.doc.govt.nz


Competition information attached.

 

Public Forum on Pathways to Swimmable Rivers

 

18 October at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

 

Knox Church- 30 Bealey Avenue 

 

 

 

Public

Kathryn Dalziel (Chair) – Christchurch Lawyer
John Quinn – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research
Melissa Robson – Landcare Research
Doug Rankin – Whitewater NZ
Tim Davie – Environment Canterbury

 

Networking for the Environment

 

26 October at 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Venue:  Mt. Pleasant Centre

 

 

Groups working in CHCH with Enviro interests

Event 4 – sharing knowledge and lessons learne- funding

 

Hosted by the Avon Heathcote Estuary Ihutai Trust.

 

 optional 30 minute tour of McCormick’s Bay projects

 

c) News items (attached)

·    $100K for Allendale

·    Protecting waterways on the Peninsula

 

 

 

d) Update on actions/ info requested at previous meeting (s)

 

Refresh Update

Applications closed on 8th October. The selection workshop will be held on the 6 November.

 

Councillor Visit to Loudon Farm

Councillors Steve Lowndes and Elizabeth Cunningham visited Philip King at Louden Farm on the 3rd October.

Ōhinetahi Reserve– Enquiry whether action was required re erosion and sediment control on given two slips in area.

 

Nathan Dougherty (Ecan) has been in touch with Rebecca and she has indicated that the stream is running clear. Nathan has replied with a few more questions to check if it runs clear after rain and to offer erosion and sediment control advice if she would like it.

Community Partnership Proposal- project plan

It was intended that there would be item on this at the October meeting. This will now take place in November to enable discussions with CCC to occur.

Water Quality/ Ecosystem health monitoring data

This information has been requested from Ecan science section. It is expected that this information will be presented at the November zone committee meeting.

 

Handout on streambank management

Shelley has incorporated feedback from CCC and Ecan engineers. Handout is currently with a graphic design team and will be tabled at meeting if available.

 

Meeting with Councillor Iaean re Te Roto o Wairewa

 

 

Paula, Pam and Olivia met with Iaean Cranwell to discuss Te Roto o Wairewa. Key points from the meeting are attached.

 

Research on the effectiveness of flax for bank stabilisation

 

 

Biodiversity Officer to respond at meeting.

Response regarding appropriates of NIWA monitoring toolkit

Biodiversity Officer to update committee at meeting on current Ecan LTP discussion re biodiversity monitoring. 

Morgan’s Gully Applicant

Biodiversity Officer to update committee at meeting.

 

e) Information for committee

·   Notes from meeting with Iaean Cranwell.

·   Conservation Week competition.

 

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Meeting with TeRoto o Waerwa

16

b

Media

17

 

 


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8.        Finalising Feedback for Councils Long Term Plan

Reference:

17/1207345

Contact:

Olivia Smith

Olivia.smith@ecam.govt.nz

Enter phone.

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

The purpose of this report is for the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee to finalise committee feedback for Christchurch City Council (CCC) and Environment Canterbury’s (Ecan) 2018-2028 Long Term Plans (LTPs).

 

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

1.         Receive the report.

2.         Confirm the feedback to be provided to Councils.

 

 

3.   Report

At the zone committee meeting on the 19th of September, the committee provided identified priority projects/actions they want considered as part of the CCC and Ecan’s LTPS. 

At the meeting, it was agreed that the relevant ZIP recommendations would be identified for each project/action and that they would then be categorised into high and medium priority. A copy of this was circulated to committee members for further comment. Please see the updated version attached.

The Zone Committee feedback will be presented at the CCC Council meeting on the 9th. The pathway for communicating feedback to Ecan will be advised.

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Feedback for CCC LTP

24

b

Feedback for Ecan LTP

26

 

 


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9.        Onsite Wastewater Management - Next Steps

Reference:

17/1209794

Contact:

Olivia Smith

Olivia.smith@ecan.govt.nz

Enter phone.

 

 

Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is for the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee to agree on some actions to better understand and mitigate risk from onsite domestic wastewater systems.

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

Provide feedback on the proposed actions and agree on pathway to progress the agreed actions. 

 

 

 

 

3.   Report

BACKGROUND

 

In August 2017 Andrew Dakers (eco ENG Limited) presented a report to the zone committee on the risks of onsite wastewater systems and recommendations to assess and mitigate risks. This work was undertaken as it relates to ZIP recommendations 7.7, 7.8, 9.5.

 

Key points from the report and presentation include:

 

·    There is little robust research and evidence on the performance and risk status of onsite wastewater systems in New Zealand.

 

·    There is a very limited understanding of the performance and risk of OWMS in Banks Peninsula.

In 1999 Ian Shaw completed a survey of OWMS on 71 dwellings in Takamatua for the Banks Peninsula District Council.

 

There is anecdotal evidence of risk of OSWS on Banks Peninsula.

 

·    Majority of the available OWMS education resources are offered by technology providers and commercially based, they are not designed for NZ home owners.

 

·    Water NZ are currently progressing two initiatives which will provide resources for greenfield projects and technical resources for OWMS designers.

 

 

In August Andrew Dakers proposed three options for the committee to consider:

 

1.    Undertake a pilot programme with a local community group to identify actual risks from existing OWMS.

 

2.    Develop a property owner checklist to send to a sample of landowners asking participants to assess the risk their system poses to their property, neighbours and the environment.

 

3.    Prepare and distribute technical brochures advising on ‘best fit” OWMS systems and best practice maintenance.

 

The committee received the report and agreed that a further discussion would take place at a future meeting to confirm what actions the zone committee support.

 

 

REPORT

 

Kevin Simcock recommends that the Banks Peninsula Zone Committee support the implementation of the following actions:

 

1.    Undertake a pilot programme with a local community group to identify actual risks from existing OWMS. Provide the group with a methodology and resources.

 

2.    Engage in a research project to identify the effects of onsite systems on the land. This has nationwide benefits and should be funded as such.

 

3.    Engage in a local research project with the maintenance contractors to determine their assessment of the condition of existing systems.

 

4.    An education project with local schools.

 

5.    Fund the production of education literature for Banks Peninsula residents to assess their own systems, to improve their systems and for the design of new systems.

 

 

 

 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments to this report.

 


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10.    Immediate Steps Projects for Decision

Reference:

17/1205332

Contact:

Ashleigh Watts

Ashleigh.watts@ecam.govt.nz

Enter phone.

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is for the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee to consider seven Immediate Steps Projects presented, in order of ecological score/protection values, for funding.

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

          Recommend that the zone committee support some of the new Immediate Steps projects, prioritizing covenants. The total funding requested is $106,481, exceeding the 2017/2018 funds

 

 

3.   Report

Background

The Immediate Steps (IS) funding programme is a five year $10 million biodiversity protection and restoration programme, launched in 2010 as part of implementing the Canterbury Water Management strategy. Alongside planning and other measures, this funding will be used to contribute to aligning or reversing the decline in indigenous biodiversity associated with the increasing use of the water resources in Canterbury.

 

The Banks Peninsula zone committee has $100,000 of Immediate Steps funding per year to spend on projects to protect / enhance biodiversity. The Immediate Steps fund was set up in recognition that protection and restoration of biodiversity and ecosystems requires a dual approach of on the ground action (e.g., covenants, fencing, planting) and improved planning frameworks.

 

Funding Allocation to date                                                                                                                                                          

The Banks Peninsula zone committee has $88,415 remaining from 2017/2018 financial year to allocate to new projects, given previous funding of the Ohinetahi Valley Stream project (approved on 18/04/2017, refer to table 1).

 

Table 1. Summary and status of recently funded projects from 17/18 budget

Projects Recently Funded

   Status

  2017/2018 Funding Allocation

Ohinetahi Valley Stream

   Project is near completion

   $11,585.00

 

   Remaining funds to allocate

   $88,415.00

 

Applications for Funding

The Zone Committee has received seven new applications for funding for approval/discussion at this meeting. The total funding requested is $106,481. Three other project applications remain under various stages of development. These will be brought to the zone committee for funding decisions for the 2018/2019 financial year as they are ready.

 

Each project was measured against the following six criteria set out in the Canterbury Biodiversity Strategy, alongside an assessment of ecological scoring:

 

1.    Protect and maintain the health of all significant habitats and ecosystems.

2.    Restore the natural character of degraded indigenous habitats and ecosystems.

3.    Increase the integration and sustainable use of indigenous species in modified environments (e.g., farm, urban, lifestyle blocks).

4.    Enhance public awareness, understanding and support of biodiversity.

5.    Encourage, celebrate and support action by landowners and communities to protect, maintain and restore biodiversity.

6.    Improve the range of knowledge and information about Canterbury’s biodiversity for its sustainable management.

 

The seven project proposals include two Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust covenants and one QEII covenant-extension project, which align with the first, third and fifth criteria. There are also four restoration projects which align with the first, second, third and fifth criteria. One of these projects meets the sixth criteria through potential community monitoring.

 

Table 2: Projects proposed for funding consideration

Proposed project*

Project details in brief

Land tenure

Cultural Value**

Ecological score

Funding requested

(Total cost in brackets)

 

Stony Bay Stream Covenant

Threat: Stock browsing/pest damage.

Proposed activities: Fencing and trapping.

Comments from assessments:  

Fence 15 hectares of regenerating coastal lowland native forest, under a BPCT covenant, adjoining an existing QEII covenanted area. The project has high freshwater and terrestrial values.

The project has important community value, with sites of significance to rūnanga.

 

 

 

 

Private

 

 

 

 

High

 

 

 

 

30/39

$55,932

($90,986)

Belleau Wood Covenant

Threat: Weed invasion, Land-ownership change, stock access.

Proposed activities: Fencing and covenanting.

Comments from assessments:  

Project fencing 1.80 hectares of regenerating and remnant native forest, and 120 metres of stream. In addition to covenanting this area (with associated land and ecological surveys completed). The project has high freshwater and terrestrial values and good connectivity with existing covenanted forest patches.  

Private

High

27/39

$10,460

($75,760)

Onuku Heights Reserve**

Threat: Stock access.

Proposed activities: Fence new areas and repair broken fencing around the stream.

Comments from assessments:  

Fencing off a section of a tributary of the Kaik to exclude stock and protect existing terrestrial and freshwater biodiversity values.

The Kaik Stream catchment has good in-stream, riparian and vegetation values and has connectivity to nearby forest patches.

Private

Med*

32/39

$11,700

($28,200)

Orton Bradley Stream and Wetland Protection - QEII extension

Threat: Cattle grazing, Nutrient inputs.

Proposed activities: Fencing the wetland and fence line of an existing QEII covenant around a stream. The landowner will complete trapping and planting/maintain eco-sourced native.

Comments from assessments:  The wetland is modified and values are within the stream.

The stream runs through a QEII covenant, which holds high vegetation values. The stream supports rare, threatened and endemic invertebrates and freshwater fish species.

Private

Med*

28/39

$12,085

($20,115)

Okuti Valley Catchment Project

Threat: Loss of forest vegetation cover.

Proposed activities: Fencing, riparian planting and weed control. Ecological monitoring.

Comments from assessments:  

Collaborative, long-term (5 year) community-led project with the aim of enhancing, protecting and maintaining the Okuti River values and habitat (biodiversity and cultural).

This river is a Zone Committee priority catchment. The freshwater fish and terrestrial values are significant in the stream, which also has broad amenity and mahinga kai values.

Public

High

25/39

Up to $10,000 per year

Holmes Bay Stream

Threat: Downstream spread of a pest species.

Proposed activities: Pest species removal.

Comments from assessments:  

Funding the removal of willows around Holmes Bay Stream and the associated application of weed control to prevent downstream spread and establishment. The landowner is planting eco-sourced natives to ensure vegetation and leaf inputs. The stream has a diverse freshwater fish community and this section is well vegetated.

Private

Med*

20/39

$3,000

($8,250)

Sams Gully

Threat: Weeds and non-native planting.

Proposed activities: Planting in a fenced area.

Comments from assessments:  

Planting native species into a recently fenced off gully area. This site is adjacent to the Morgans Gully Project. The stream has good diversity in landscape characteristics and community support. The project site has low vegetation value with few freshwater fish identified and a dominance of weedy species.

Private

Low*

13/39

$3,303

($13,704)

*Further detail to be confirmed with Rūnanga  

** Cultural assessment of the project may be presented at meeting (this may apply to all projects).

 

Project 1: Stony Bay Stream Covenant

 

Project Details

Supporting Organisation/ Community Group

Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust.

Project Location

Stony Bay, Banks Peninsula.

Nature of Project

Protection, covenanted under BPCT.

Habitat Type

Banks Peninsula streams, Coastal and Land Vegetation.

Project Aim

Enhanced habitat quality within the Stony Bay catchment.

Project Outcomes

Long term protection and regeneration of native habitats within the Stony Bay catchment.

Works to be undertaken

Area to be fenced (ha): 15.00
Length of protective fencing (m): 2336.00

Trapping: 52 per year.

Ecological survey and Management Plan to be completed.

 

Funding Requested

From ECAN

From Other Sources

Estimated Total

$55,932.00

$34,988.00

$90,986.00

 

This is a fencing project, aimed at protecting 15 hectares of regenerating coastal lowland native forest, under a BPCT covenant, adjoining an existing QEII covenanted area. Stony Bay Steam has good freshwater values, with unmodified flow, natural meanders and variation in depth and velocity. It has diverse terrestrial vegetation with mature kānuka/broadleaf forests, generating good native leaf matter input to the stream and meeting the wildlands ecological significance guideline threshold. In the catchment, fish species classified as declining and/or nationally vulnerable have been recorded, including lamprey, longfin eel, inanga, bluegill bully, redfin bully, branded kokapu and koaro. The stream has no barriers to fish passage and connects to the sea. This site is a breeding area for morepork, little blue penguin and the endemic white-flipped penguin, with the Pohatu Marine Reserve (a key breeding site) in the adjacent bay.

 

The project has high community value, with sites of significance to rūnanga and archaeological sites present including moari caves. In addition, it supports the Banks Peninsula Conservation trust achieve goals including: (1) the protection of old growth forest remnants, (2) the protection of four core forest areas of more than 1000ha, (3) a ‘pest-free’ banks peninsula, (4) increasing the abundance of rare and common indigenous flora and fauna, and (5) maintaining connections between land, freshwater, and marine habitats,

 

This project addresses the key threats to biodiversity by fencing to exclude stock and prevent browsing/pest damage. The project requests a total of $55,932.00 in funds to ensure the permanent protection of the sites 15 hectares.

 

Ecological score: 30/39.

Project area – highlighted in green.

 

 

 

 

 

Project site and connectivity to other covenanted areas/forest patches.


Project 2: Belleau Wood Protection

Project Details

Supporting Organisation/ Community Group

Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust.

Project Location

Corner of Bachelors and Montgomerys Roads, Little River.

Nature of Project

Protection.

Habitat Type

Banks Peninsula streams.

Project Aim

Improve and protect habitat quality in the stream and surrounding forest.

Project Outcomes

Long term protection of stream and surrounding forest.

Works to be undertaken

Area to be fenced (ha): 1.80
Install fence and covenant. Undertake pest control. Complete land and ecological/management surveys.

 

Funding Requested

From ECAN

From Other Sources

Estimated Total (Applicant)

$10,460.00

$5,300.00

$15,760.00        

 

Project Summary

The Belleau Wood Project requests immediate steps funding for fencing to protect 1.80 hectares of regenerating and remnant native forest, along with 120 metres of stream, to implement a covenant within this area and complete land and ecological surveys. This project has good freshwater and terrestrial values, is a kānuka forest with regenerating broadleaf trees, supporting bellbird, kereru and possibly tui, brown creep and morepork. The project area also supports habitat for jewel gecko, longfin eel and kōaro, all identified as ‘declining’ in New Zealand. It is situated close to a large multi-owner BPCT convent of 800 hectares with good connectivity with other forest patches.

 

The project address threats to the area including weed invasion, change of ownership, stock access to the stream and grazing of understory vegetation. In addition, the Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust will be generating a management plan addressing weed/pest control.

 

The landowner is committed to the project outcomes, completing much of the pest control and boundary fence work already, reducing costs. Ongoing support from the conservation trust will add long term value to this project. This project supports community biodiversity actions and assists the Banks Peninsula Conservation trust achieve the following goals: (1) the protection of old growth forest remnants, (2) the protection of four core forest areas of more than 1000ha, (3) a ‘pest-free’ banks peninsula, and (4) increasing the abundance of rare and common indigenous flora and fauna.

 

The site has important cultural values, it falls within a silent file area and the stream is a rūnanga sensitive area.

 

Ecological score: 27/39.

Project location

 

 

Project site and connectivity to other covenanted areas/forest patches.


 

Project 3: Onuku Heights Reserve

Project Details

Supporting Organisation/ Community Group

Mr. J W & Mrs. C C Gibbs

Project CWMS Zone

Banks Peninsula

Project Location

Kaik Stream catchment - South of Akaroa on Banks Peninsula
Property address = 166 Haylocks Rd, Akaroa 7581

Nature of Project

Protection

Habitat Type

Banks Peninsula and Kaikoura streams, Coastal and Land Vegetation

Project Aim

A healthy stream ecosystem from source to sea, including stream health and surrounding vegetation

Project Outcomes

Stock will be excluded from the stream

Works to be undertaken

Length of protective fencing (m): 497

Length of fencing repairs (m): 550

 

Funding Requested

From ECAN

From Other Sources

Estimated Total (Applicant)

$11,700.00

$16,500.00

$28,200.00

 

Project Summary

Immediate steps funding is requested for this project to assist with fencing costs. The landowner has been systematically re-installing old fence lines and putting in new fences to protect existing biodiversity values whilst allowing for farming, reducing project costs. This grant relates to fencing off a section of a tributary of the Kaik, completing stock exclusion from this section of the stream within the property boundaries.

 

The Kaik Stream catchment has good in-stream, riparian and vegetation values, with diversity in native species and stream/landscape characteristics. Fish species classified as declining, such as longfin (and shortfin) eels, inanga and bluegill bully have been identified in the catchment, which also has a high diversity of invertebrates. The project area has a presence of matai in broadleaf forests meeting the high representative values threshold in the Wildlands guidelines. This area was included in the PNAP surveys and noted for its interesting mix of species (red beech and lowland podocarps), worth continued protection and one that is virtually unrepresented in any other reserve on Banks Peninsula. This forest patch is well connected to others, situated within a short distance from forest patches such as Hinewai, Misty Peaks and Nikau Gully. In addition, existing connectivity between the Kaik and harbor for migrating fish species must be preserved. The stream has minimal sediment loading as it flows through a covenanted forest immediately upstream.

 

 

Value for money for this project is high due to large financial contributions from the landowner, who is a dedicated pest trapper, making the benefit to local biodiversity much more than this grant would achieve on its own.

 

Ecological score: 32/39.

Project location – identified in blue in both maps.

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Site image – Extensive bush cover, unique red beech and lowland podocarps mix.

 

 

 


Project 4: Orton Bradley Stream and Wetland Protection - QEII extension

Project Details

Supporting Organisation/ Community Group

Orton Bradley Park Board

Project CWMS Zone

Banks Peninsula

Project Location

Orton Bradley Park, Charteris Bay

Nature of Project

Protection

Habitat Type

Banks Peninsula and Kaikoura streams, Wetlands

Project Aim

Improved biodiversity within Orton Bradley Park

Project Outcomes

Stream - Improved in-stream habitat and riparian vegetation within Te Wharau Stream.
Wetland - Improved biodiversity opportunity of wetland, improved habitat quality.

Works to be undertaken

Area to be fenced (ha): 0.50
Length of protective fencing (m): 480.00
Pest control area (ha): 4.00
Planting area (ha): 0.50

 

Funding Requested

From ECAN

From Other Sources

Estimated Total (Applicant)

$12,085.00

$8,025.00

$20,115.00

Project Summary

Funding from Immediate Steps is required for fencing two areas within Orton Bradley Park. One is to fence around a wetland ($6,160) and the other is to extend the fence line of the existing QEII covenant ($5,930), which will see the entire length of the main Te Wharau tributary protected from stock. Alongside this work, the landowner is trapping and planting/maintaining eco-source natives to protect and restore biodiversity.

 

 

The wetland area has been grazed and modified, but retains its hydrological features. The value of this project is within the stream, which flows within a QEII covenant area. The stream flow is unmodified and perennial, with pools and small waterfalls, a rocky bed and minimal sediment loading due to the upstream covenant. The stream supports rare, threatened and endemic invertebrate species, including Caddisfly (Costachorema peninsulae, Edpercivalia banksiensis, Hydrobiosis styx), Mayfly (Nesameletus vulcanus), and Net winged midge (Neocurupira chiltoni). Fish species classified as declining, such as longfin eels, inanga, torrentfish, redfin and bluegill bully have been identified in the stream.

Key threats to the wetland and stream include grazing of susceptible plants/seeds and nutrient inputs from cattle. Fencing the section around the stream closes a gap between the ungrazed covenant and section below, adding to the protection of the QEII covenant upstream. This will see stock excluded from the entire length of this tributary.

 

 

Ecological score: 28/39

Project location

 


 

Project 5: Okuti Valley Catchment Project

Project Details

Supporting Organisation/ Community Group

Okuti River Community.

Project CWMS Zone

Banks Peninsula.

Project Location

Entire Okuti Catchment.

Nature of Project

Enhancement, Protection

Habitat Type

Banks Peninsula and Kaikoura rivers.

Project Aim

Overall vision: Enhancing, protecting and maintaining the Okuti river values and habitat (biodiversity and cultural).

Project Outcomes

1. Riverside enhancement through, for example, fencing, riparian planting and weed control.
2. Ongoing ecological monitoring of the Okuti River.

Works to be undertaken

To be defined later. Funding also not finalised as this project will be developed alongside Environment Canterbury with the assistance of Immediate Steps Funding.

 

 

 

Funding Requested

From ECAN

From Other Sources

Estimated Total (Applicant)

Up to $10,000 per year – for 5 years

 

TBC

 

 

Project Summary

This is a collaborative, long-term (5 year) community-led project with the aim of enhancing, protecting and maintaining the Okuti river values and habitat (biodiversity and cultural). Participants in the Okuti River Project include the following: Banks Peninsula Water Zone Committee, CCC and the Little River Wairewa Community Trust. Immediate Steps funding is sort to assist with parts of this project, which may include fencing, riparian planting, weed control and/or ecological monitoring. The specific use for funding would be discussed during the development stage for this project (assisted by Environment Canterbury).

 

The Okuti is a Zone Committee priority catchment. It holds important cultural value and is a rūnanga sensitive area with mahinga kai values. In addition, there are high ecological values in the catchment with the presence of native fish species classified as declining or nationally vulnerable. Riparian vegetation and nearby bush is diverse. The Okuti river runs through a site of special wildlife and DOC land area, called Reynolds Bush.

 

A key threat to Banks Peninsula rivers is loss of forest vegetation cover. This project addresses this threat, seeking to fence stock out from the river area, including the remnant and regenerating bush, and increase native vegetation via planting. The amenity values for this river and community support for this project are large, generating excellent value for money.

 

Ecological score: 25/39.


 

Project 6: Holmes Bay Stream

Project Details

Supporting Organisation/ Community Group

Davidson Gavin

Project CWMS Zone

Banks Peninsula

Project Location

Corner of Holmes Bay and Holmes Bay Valley Roads

Nature of Project

Enhancement, Protection

Habitat Type

Banks Peninsula and Kaikoura streams

Project Aim

Weed-free stream allowed to regenerate

Project Outcomes

Removal / control of all willows and any other significant weeds in the riparian strip

Works to be undertaken

Weed control area (ha): 0.60

Physical removal with some targeted and careful herbicide use

 

Funding Requested

From ECAN

From Landowner

Estimated Total (Applicant)

$3,000.00

$5,250.00

$8,250.00

 

Project Summary

Holmes Bay Stream runs through the 10-acre section at 15A Holmes Bay Valley Road. Immediate steps funding is requested for this project to support the removal of willows around Holmes Bay Stream and the associated application of weed control to prevent downstream spread and establishment. This section of the stream is well vegetated, with variable cover of mixed native/exotic species, compared to upstream and downstream. The stream has a stony bed, natural meanders with variation in depth and velocity and supports a moderate diversity of fish species worth protecting through improved riparian management. The NIWA NZFFD records indicate a community comprised of torrentfish, inanga, longfin eels (all classified as declining) and shortfin eels, lamprey (nationally vulnerable) and a variety of bullies (redfin, bluegill, giant, common and upland bullies), some of which are declining and are endemic to New Zealand.

 

This project has high value for money with large landowner contribution. The method for removal of the willows includes retaining cut trunks to support stream banks and avoid sediment inputs to the stream. Planting of riparian vegetation, which is being completed by the landowner, alongside native regeneration, will increase stream cover and reduce sedimentation.

 

Ecological score: 20/39.


Project location – Descriptive site drawing (top image) and project area outlined in white (bottom image).


Project 7: Sams Gully

Project Details

Supporting Organisation/ Community Group

Diamond Harbour Reserves Management Committee

Project CWMS Zone

Banks Peninsula

Project Location

Diamond Harbour

Nature of Project

Enhancement

Habitat Type

Banks Peninsula and Kaikoura streams

Project Aim

Healthy streams and biodiversity corridors in the Diamond Harbour area, linking with Mt Herbert

Project Outcomes

Eventually move towards native canopy supporting native birds and a healthier stream

Works to be undertaken

Planting area (ha): 6.00

Planting 1000 eco-sourced plants and weed control

 

Funding Requested

From ECAN

From Other Sources

Estimated Total (Applicant)

$3,304.00

$10,400.00

$13,704.00

 

Project Summary

This project requests immediate steps funding to plant native species into a gully area which has recently been fully fenced. This project is within the same land page, immediately to the west of the Morgans Gully Project, previously funded by immediate steps (location indicated within the project map listed below). This site has low vegetation value, with a dominance of weedy species. The stream has good diversity in landscape characteristics, but species of conservation value do not appear around this site in the NZ freshwater fish database sites.

 

The project holds amenity values to residents, clear community stewardship and a large amount of energy in community support.

 

Ecological score: 13/39.


 

Project location

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Project location - same land parcel as the Morgans Gully Project, immediately to the west.

 

 

 

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Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee

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11.    Review of ZIP Chapters

Reference:

17/1207064

Contact:

Peter Kingsbury

Peter.kingsbury@ccc.govt.nz

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1.   Purpose of Report

The purpose of this report is to present to the Banks Peninsula Zone Committee (BPZC) progress on achieving the BPZC Zone Implementation Programme (ZIP) Chapter 1 Kaitiakitanga and Chapter 9 Education and Communication. The attached documents (Attachments 1 & 2) should be considered as a draft and are for further discussion and review at the meeting. Of significance is the need to identify any further actions required of the BPZC to assist with achieving the recommendations. As part of this, the current relevance of the ZIP recommendations should be considered.

 

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

Receives the reviews of Chapter 1 and 9, and subject to any feedback and changes, accepts them as a fair and reasonable summary of the work completed to assist with achieving PBZC ZIP Chapter 1 Kaitiakitanga and Chapter 9 Education and Communication.

 

 

 

3.   Report

At the meeting on 22 April 2016 the BPZC started the process of reviewing progress on achieving the ZIP and ZIPA recommendations.

The purpose of reviewing progress on the recommendations is to assist the BPZC to gauge its specific contribution to fulfilling the recommendations, for reporting back to the community and the regional CWMS committee on progress, and for identifying priorities for future work.

The review process also allows the BPZC to consider the usefulness and appropriateness of the recommendations themselves. This will provide valuable context and understanding for when the BPZC formally reviews the ZIP and ZIPA in 2018. In addition to the ZIP chapter reviews, a report has been prepared by Christina Robb (Happen Consulting Ltd.) for Christchurch City Council - Review of Zone Implementation Programmes, Canterbury Water Management Strategy (September 2017). The report provides guidance to zone committees on reviewing ZIPs, including matters to address in the revised ZIP, the style of recommendations and the association of a ZIP with council’s annual and long-term work programmes. The final version of this report was circulated to the committee in September.

BPZC ZIP chapters reviewed to date are:

·    Chapter 2 Water Quality

·    Chapter 3 Water Quantity

·    Chapter 4 Biodiversity

·    Chapter 5 Erosion and Sediment Control

·    Chapter 6 Te Roto O Wairewa

·    Chapter 7 Wastewater

·    Chapter 8 Climate Change.

·    Chapter 10 Coastal

Staff have completed a review of Chapter 9 (attached). Rūnanga representatives were invited to a meeting to review Chapter 1 and a draft of this review will be tabled at the meeting for further feedback.

 

 

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12.    Compliance Monitoring Summary for 2016/17

Reference:

17/1206893

Contact:

Gillian Jenkins

Gillian.jenkins@ecan.govt.nz

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1.   Purpose of Report

The purpose of this report is for the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee to receive an on the consents monitored in Banks Peninsula Zone in the 2016/17 year.

 

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

1.         Receive the update

 

 

 

3.   Report

In the 2016/2017 year our main focus was to monitor discharges to land/water and the installation of structures in waterways. These are the predominant high risk consents for the zone.

Compliance priorities for the coming year will continue to focus on the Zone Milestone priority outcomes of ensuring that 100% of all high-risk consents (including water treatment plants, subdivision and earthworks, water abstraction, takes from spring fed streams and wetlands, works in waterways) are monitored at least once this year.

 

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13.    Banks Peninsula Zone Committee, 5 year Integrated Work Programme - Quarterly Report

Reference:

17/1204701

Contact:

Gillian Jenkins

Gillian.jenkins@ecan.govt.nz

0277067254

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

The purpose of this report is for the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee to provide an update on progress regarding the Banks Peninsula’s Zone Committee’s 5 year Integrated Work Programme.

 

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

Receives the report

 

 

 

3.   Report

Refer to Appendix 1

 

 

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