Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee

Agenda

 

 

Notice of Meeting:

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

 

Date:                                     Thursday 26 October 2017

Time:                                    6.00pm

Venue:                                 Environment Canterbury,
200 Tuam Street

 

 

Membership

Chairperson

Deputy Chairperson

Members

Arapata Reuben Tūāhuriri Rūnanga

Suzanne Furkert Community Representative

Councillor Pauline Cotter Christchurch City Council

Councillor Debra Hasson Selwyn District Council

Councillor Tom Lambie Environment Canterbury

Herewini Banks Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke/Rapaki

Les Wanhalla Te Taumutu Rūnanga

Andrew Congalton Community Representative

Chris Kelliher Community Representative

Robert Wynn-Williams Community Representative

Kevin Brown Community Representative

Lance Kenyon Community Representative

 

If you require access to the ECan building after the meeting has commenced, please phone Shelley Washington on 027 294 5219

 

19 October 2017

 

Principal Advisor

Diane Shelander

Senior Policy Analyst

Tel: 941 8304

Christchurch City Council

Zone Facilitator

Shelley Washington

Tel: 027 294 5219

Environment Canterbury

Committee Advisor

Liz Ryley

Tel: 941 8153

Christchurch City Council

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Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee

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Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone 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.       Heathcote/Ōpāwaho River - Flood Mitigation Options...................................................... 13

8.       Cashmere High School Presentation

A presentation will be given by students of the Cashmere High School’s student-led Sustainability Council – there is no report relating to this item

9.       Immediate Steps Biodiversity Funding.................................................................................. 15

10.     Meet in the Middle Event

A verbal update and powerpoint presentation about the Meet in the Middle Event – there is no report relating to this item

11.     Working Group Updates - 26 October 2017......................................................................... 21

12.     Long-Term Plan - Environment Canterbury - Draft Christchurch West Melton Zone Committee Feedback.............................................................................................................. 29

13.     Zone Committee 2017 Annual Report................................................................................... 33

14.     Facilitator's Update - 26 October 2017.................................................................................. 35   

 

 


Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee

26 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 Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee meeting held on Thursday, 28 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


Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee

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Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee

Open Minutes

 

 

Date:                                     Thursday 28 September 2017

Time:                                    6.00pm

Venue:                                 Environment Canterbury,
200 Tuam Street

 

 

Present

Chairperson

Deputy Chairperson

Members

Arapata Reuben Tūāhuriri Rūnanga

Suzanne Furkert Community Representative (arrived 6.08pm)

Councillor Pauline Cotter Christchurch City Council (arrived 6.02pm)

Councillor Tom Lambie Environment Canterbury

Herewini Banks Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke/Rapaki

Les Wanhalla Te Taumutu Rūnanga

Robert Wynn-Williams Community Representative

Kevin Brown Community Representative

Lance Kenyon Community Representative

 

In Attendance  Environment Canterbury; Lesley Woudberg, Ruth Sarson, Gill Jenkins, Charlotte O’Sullivan;  Christchurch City Council; Diane Shelander, Liz Ryley; Happen Consulting; Christina Robb; DOC; John Benn; Private Individuals; Richard Barrie, Bianca White

 

28 September 2017

 

Principal Advisor

Diane Shelander

Senior Policy Analyst

Tel: 941 8304

Christchurch City Council

Zone Facilitator

Lesley Woudberg

Tel: 027 706 4273

Environment Canterbury

Committee Advisor

Liz Ryley

Tel: 941 8153

Christchurch City Council

 

 

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Arapata Reuben opened the meeting with a Karakia/Timatanga.

 

 

The agenda was dealt with in the following order.

1.   Apologies

Committee Resolved CWZC/2017/00048

That an apology for absence from Councillor Hasson, and apologies for lateness from Councillor Cotter and Suzanne Furkert, be accepted.

Member Reuben/Member Wynn-Williams                                                                                                     Carried

 

2.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

Committee Resolved CWZC/2017/00049

Committee Decision

That the minutes of the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee meeting held on Thursday, 24 August 2017 be confirmed, subject to the addition of Suzanne Furkert as Acting Chair.

Member Reuben/Member Wynn-Williams                                                                                                     Carried

 

3.   Matters Arising from the Minutes

         Nil.

                  

4.   Deputations by Appointment

There were no deputations by appointment.

5.   Identification of Urgent Items

Nil.

 

6.   Identification of General Public Contributions

         Nil.

 

7.   Reviewing Zone Implementation Programmes

 

Christina Robb outlined her review of the Zone Implementation Programmes, as attached to the report.  Discussion followed, and the Committee noted the need for:-

·    the timelines for priority outcomes and measures be reviewed and prioritised

·    more information is sought from the Christchurch City Council on work programmes the Council is currently undertaking

·    there is identification of gaps and monitoring regimes

·    where necessary field trips are arranged to view areas of work

·    new Zone Committee members receive an induction on the ZIP Programme document

·    discussion is held with the Christchurch City Council and ECan about their work programmes

·    consideration is given to bigger goals

·    all parties involved are provided in a list

·    consideration is given to what it can encourage the community to do

·    the sections include reasons why activities are closed off.

 

Committee Resolved CWZC/2017/00050

Joint Committee Decision

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receives and discusses the information in the Reviewing Zone Implementation Programmes (ZIP) report.

2.         Agrees that as a pilot project the Biodiversity/Ecosystem Health Working Group:

a.         Undertakes a stocktake of progress

b.         Refreshes the Biodiversity/Ecosystem Health chapter of the ZIP

c.         Recommends how the Zone Committee will engage with the community on the revised Biodiversity/Ecosystem Health Chapter of the ZIP.

Member Reuben/Councillor Lambie                                                                                                                   Carried

 

8.   Ōtākaro-Avon Catchment - Meet in the Middle

 

Committee Resolved CWZC/2017/00051

Joint Committee Decision

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receives the information in the Ōtākaro -Avon Catchment Meet in the Middle report.

2.         Schedules attendance at the Meet in the Middle event Sunday 15 October.

Member Reuben/Member Brown                                                                                                                      Carried

 

9.   Monitoring for Compliance and Incident Responses, Environment Canterbury

 

The Committee noted two ways members of the community could report incidents, i.e. Snap Send Solve app and 0800 Pollute phone number to anonymously report details of an incident.

Promotion on these matters will be included in the next newsletter from the Communications Working Group.

 

Committee Resolved CWZC/2017/00052

Joint Committee Decision

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receives the information in the Monitoring for Compliance 2016-17 Snap Shot Reports.

2.         Encourages communities/individuals to report incidents and provide sufficient information that allows councils to respond in a timely and effective manner.

Member Reuben/Member Banks                                                                                                                       Carried

 

10. Update Working Groups - 28 September 2017

 

The Committee noted the reports from the Working Groups.

Urban Contaminant Working Group – Discussion was held about stormwater run-off from the Main South Road in the vicinity of the Ravensdown plant.  The Committee agreed to invite Ravensdown to a future Zone Committee meeting.

Rural Working Group – There was agreement to review priority areas for the Rural Working Group and discuss these with the Cashmere Working Group.

Groundwater/Drylands Working Group – The group presented information about the Sawyers Arms landfill.

Communication and Engagement – reported as in the agenda.

Biodiversity – Immediate Steps Funding – Two applications to be considered shortly relate to the Port Hills concept and Mt Vernon.  There will be a review of the priorities and a possible initiative on the Heathcote catchment.  There has been a visit to the Port Hills fire area.

Regional Committee – reported as in the agenda.

Liaison with Community Groups – Discussion with the Opawaho/Heathcote group resulted in the following points:

-      concern sediment from the Port Hills into streams

-      want retention ponds constructed as a priority

-      recommend the Christchurch City Council establishes a liaison contact, i.e. River Ranger, for each waterway, including information on Council plans for each river, sediment ponds, plantings.

 

Committee Resolved CWZC/2017/00053

Joint Committee Decision

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receive the Update Working Groups report.

Member Reuben/Member Kenyon                                                                                                                    Carried

 

11. Council Long-Term Plan Processes 2018-2028

 

The Committee noted the following matters:

 

·        Environmental improvement, protection and development targets

·        Focus on clean water, nitrates, sediment, heavy metals and E.coli for judging river water

·        Maintenance of springheads in dry years

·        Long-term security of quantity and quality of drinking water

·        Plantings of riparian strips to protect native species

·        Reduce water consumption/use

·        Native regeneration in all gullies/Port Hills

·        Able to eat food from the rivers

·        River access for walking (CCC)

·        Water management and roading issues – containment from the roads

·        Leadership

 

This item will be on the agenda for the next Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee meeting.

 

Staff Recommendations Decision

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receives the information in the Council Long-Term Plan Processes 2018-2028 report.

2.         Notes the budget constraints of both Christchurch City Council and Environment Canterbury.

3.         Supports the list of actions forwarded to Christchurch City Council.

4.         Completes the initial feedback form as a committee for Environment Canterbury.

 

Committee Resolved CWZC/2017/00054

Joint Committee Decision

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receives the information in the Council Long-Term Plan Processes 2018-2028 report.

2.         Notes the budget constraints of both Christchurch City Council and Environment Canterbury.

Member Reuben/Councillor Cotter                                                                                                                    Carried

 

12. Facilitator's Update - 28 September 2017

 

Suggested additions to the information presented in the ECan tent at the A& P Show messages included:

·        “Be A Stormwater Super Hero”

·        Urban contaminants

·        Zinc and copper from roofs

·        Increasing pollution to lakes

·        Plantain that reduces nitrogen (a link on this information will be forwarded to the Committee members by Lesley).

 

Committee Resolved CWZC/2017/00055

Joint Committee Decision

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receives the information in the Facilitator’s report and notes the upcoming events.

Councillor Cotter/Member Furkert                                                                                                                     Carried

 

Councillor Lambie referred to ECan awards presented today to school children, that related to the Christchurch West Melton zone, for:

 

·... A Port Hills fires solution to put out fire more quickly by using pressurised corn starch

·... Retention of stormwater from roof run-off by native plants to strip out nutrients.

 

Arapata Reuben closed the meeting with a Karakia/Whakamutunga.

 

   

Meeting concluded at 8.23pm.

 

CONFIRMED THIS 26TH DAY OF OCTOBER 2017

 

Arapata Reuben

Chairperson

 


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7.        Heathcote/Ōpāwaho River - Flood Mitigation Options

Reference:

17/1239251

Contact:

Peter Christensen

peter.christensen@ccc.govt.nz

941 8999

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is to provide the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee with an overview of the flood mitigation options for the Heathcote/Ōpāwaho River.

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the Heathcote/Ōpāwaho River Flood Mitigation Options report.

2.         Note this land drainage recovery programme work in the wider context of other positive projects happening in the Heathcote/Ōpāwaho River Catchment.

3.   Report

 

The Christchurch City Council’s Land Drainage Recovery Programme held two public meetings, on 17 and 18 October 2017.  Several years of investigations into flood risk in the Heathcote/Ōpāwaho are coming together, and CCC have met with the community to discuss some of the options they have come up with to reduce this risk.

 

This presentation will summarise the options and provide feedback received at the community meetings.

 

Attachments

There are no attachments to this report.

 


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9.        Immediate Steps Biodiversity Funding

Reference:

17/1239337

Contact:

Ashleigh Watts

ashleigh.watts@ecan.govt.nz

027 742 7216

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is to present an Immediate Steps Project for funding consideration – Albert Stream.

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Agree to fund $14,000 as requested for Albert Stream.  This funding is for planting, weed control, and predator control.

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 Christchurch West Melton 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 Christchurch West Melton Zone Committee has $14,000 remaining from 2016/2017 financial year to allocate to new projects.  A summary of recently funded projects are listed in Table 1.  The total $100,000 remains from the 2017/2018 financial year.

 


 

 

Table 1. Summary of recently funded projects from 16/17 budget.

Project Name

Project Aim

Project Milestone

Total Approved Funding

Final Approval

Anzac Drive Mahinga Kai Enhancement

Increase biodiversity through improving and restoring habitats, raising awareness of tikanga of mahinga kai, and bringing communities together.

Project Commenced

$9,985

27/04/2017

Brooklands Lagoon Enhancement Project

Long term protection and enhancement of lagoon ecosystem and enhance visitor experience.

Funding Approval

$14,124

27/04/2017

Calder Green Reserve Bird Roost

To enhance bird habitat.

Project Commenced

$1,000

24/11/2016

Cashmere Stream Enhancement Phase 2

To protect and enhance the ecology of Cashmere Stream.

Project Commenced

$24,975

24/11/2016

Drayton Reserve Stream Enhancement

To restore the quality and ecology of the water resources and increase the quantity/diversity of local native flora and fauna

Project Commenced

$2,224

27/04/2017

Huntsbury Gully

Increase native vegetation cover and reduced sediment load.

Project Commenced

$10,015

24/11/2016

Intake Road Dryland Protection Project

Protect and enhance Dryland areas

Project Commenced

$9,852

24/11/2016

Ka Putahi Creek Floodplain & Forest Establishment

Increase forest patches throughout the city

Project Commenced

$25,750

24/11/2016

Okeover Stream Enhancement

 

Application Declined

N/A

27/04/2017

Otukaikino Maintenance project

Protection of existing biodiversity, increasing native vegetation cover. Reduction in weeds leading to improved freshwater habitats.

Funding Approval

$11,520

24/11/2016

Sanctuary Riparian Enhancement Project

Protection and enhancement of one of the best remaining examples of formerly widespread freshwater swamp habitat.

Project Commenced

$36,122

27/04/2017

 

Applications for Funding

 

The Zone Committee has received one new application for funding for approval/discussion at this meeting.  The total funding requested is $14,000.  Another project application remains with the working group and will be brought to the Zone Committee for funding decisions for the 2017/2018 financial year.

 

Projects are 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 project proposal for discussion today aligns with the first, second, fourth, fifth and sixth criteria.

 

Table 2: Project proposed for funding consideration

Proposed project*

Project details in brief

Land tenure

Cultural Value**

Ecological score

Funding requested

(Total)

 

Albert Stream Project*

Threat: Sediment inputs and predator impacts.

 

Proposed activities: Planting, weed and predator control.

 

Comments from assessments:  

Planting and weeding to reduce sediment inputs to Albert Stream and increase biodiversity hotspots. Predator control to preserve native bush/birds/habitat. Project area holds high amenity, cultural and community value. Educational awareness available through community planting days.

 

 

 

 

Private

 

 

 

 

High

 

 

 

 

16/39

$14,000

($22,875)

*Further detail from Rūnanga might be presented at this meeting.  

 


 

Project 1: Albert Stream Enhancement Project

 

Project Details

Supporting Organisation/ Community Group

Port Hills Park Trust Board

Project CWMS Zone

Christchurch West Melton

Project Location

End of Albert Terrace, St Martins

Nature of Project

Enhancement

Habitat Type

Banks Peninsula and Kaikoura streams, Hill Country Catchments

Project Aim

Enhance stream habitat and increase visitor and volunteer engagement with biodiversity

Project Outcomes

Improved riparian vegetation to provide better habitat for wider range of indigenous stream invertebrates and reduce sediment inputs to the stream from soil erosion on the neighboring slopes. Improved habitat quality for native birds and lizards through increased area of native vegetation and reduction in predator numbers.

Works to be undertaken

Pest control area (ha): 3.20
Planting area (ha): 3.20
Weed control area (ha): 3.20
Community planting - 1600 plants will be planted up the slopes.
Removal of weed species to improve planting survival and reduce seed source of weedy species.
Trap line set up and monitored by dedicated volunteer group

 

Funding Requested

From ECAN

From Other Sources

Estimated Total (Applicant)

$14,000.00

$8,875.00

$22,875.00

 

Funding

Project Tasks

Funds Requested

Contributions from Other Sources

Totals

Plants

$4,644

 

$4,644

Weed control

$5,000

 

$5,000

Animal pest control

$4,340

 

$4,340

Labour - volunteer

 

$8,875

$8,875

Totals

$13,984

$8,875

$22,859

 

This is a planting, weeding and pest control project, aimed at improving and protecting 3.20 hectares of terrestrial and freshwater habitat and reducing sediment inputs into Albert stream. The site and stream area is highly modified, reflected by a lower ecological score. The land area is dominated by gorse and introduced grasses and stream flows through a mix of protected and unprotected farmland/pine plantation before entering the Heathcote River. There is no knowledge of rare or threatened species, but likely to be eels present.

The project address threats to the area including weed invasion and sediment loss to the hillslope by reinstating vegetation in line with original vegetation.

The project has high community value, with opportunities for community engagement. It provides value for money with an effective use of volunteer hours and existing long-term protection offered through the goals of the park trust. The location of the proposal was also a place of high importance to Ngāi Tūāhuriri whānau for mahinga kai, as a hunting ground for birds, duck, kaipo, pākura, tata, tutu, kōareare, kiore and the gathering of Korari and fern root.

 

Ecological score: 16/39.

 

 

Project location

 

 

 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments to this report.

 


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11.    Working Group Updates - 26 October 2017

Reference:

17/1239519

Contact:

Shelley Washington

shelley.washington@ecan.govt.nz

027 294 5219

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       This report updates the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee on the activities of each Working Group over the last month and the next steps each group are working on.

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

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

 

3.   Report

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

What have we done since we last met?

Addington Brook:

·    Revision of the proposed ‘living’ Integrated Catchment Management Plan (CMP) date to ensure all key parties have the necessary time to feed into the process. First draft to full Zone Committee February 2018 (to be signed off prior to public consultation period).

·    The Urban Contaminants Group hosted a meeting with Papatipu Rūnanga from the Zone Committee (Aug. 2017) to ensure they can give comment on how they wish the CMP to be developed and how they are involved.

·    A Year 9 Science class from Hagley College Tau 6 Pononga from Te Pā o Rākaihautū have been undertaking a collaborative Science Inquiry aptly named - Water Warriors, about the Addington Brook. Over the last term they spent every Thursday afternoon learning about Addington Brook the problems it faces and how they can engage with the wider community to help improve the Brook. ECan staff have been supporting students and staff with their project.

·    The first draft of the ‘offline’ Addington Storyboard has been created. There is still an amount to be undertaken with regard to the cultural values of the Brook. Once this has been completed and Papatipu Rūnanga have had appropriate time to give feedback the site will be made live.

Riccarton Stream:

·    Two working bees were held in Aug. 18 to undertake weeding & preparation for the planting of 126 native plants (through Immediate Steps funding for the project) to enhance last year’s planting. The event was targeted at local residents.

Haytons Stream:

·    CCC are conducting audits of the stormwater management at industrial sites. 30 sites have been audited. The majority are being found to have stormwater contamination issues. The CCC are following up with the businesses to ensure these issues are improved.

·    As part of this process the CCC are investigating the stormwater quality at Ravensdown fertiliser plant. They conducted a stormwater audit in early October, and will be presenting a report to the business and ECAN very soon advising of actions required of the business.

·    University Of Canterbury are investigating the stormwater from a business which discharges high levels of zinc to Haytons Stream, and the business has contracted them to design a novel stormwater treatment system. This is very exciting as this would be a prototype stormwater treatment device, able to be retro-fitted to an existing built site to treat the roof and carpark run off. It would be the first full scale example of this new filtration device built in Christchurch, and get this technology out of the lab, and on site at the business. The business could become a best practice example to show to other businesses in Christchurch how to remove dissolved zinc from their stormwater.

 

Next steps

·    The group will be given an update about the Comprehensive Christchurch Stormwater Consent. This is in response to a request from the WG on 11.10.2017

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

·    Suzanne Furkert is going to work with the ECAN communications team and Jenny Watters to develop a brochure for brake pad installers and river care groups, explaining the benefits of copper free brake pads and how to identify and request them from mechanics.

 

 

 


Cashmere Catchment Working Group – Arapata Reuben (for Ken Rouse who chairs this group, co-opted)

 

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

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

·    Improve ecosystem health

 

What have we done since we last met?

·    Completed and launched the Erosion and Sediment Control Toolbox

·    Continued sampling for the TSS-Clarity-Turbidity Relationship Project

·    Kept in touch with the Cashmere Stream Care Group

·    Went on a field trip of the Port Hills fire affected area in May

·    Had a presentation at the ZC meeting by the Cashmere Stream Care Group

Next steps

 

This group will meet in late November/early December as a number of projects are now ready for further input from this working group.

·   The TSS-Clarity-Turbidity Relationship Project that this working group helped instigate is due to be completed by 4 November 2017. Once the report is received this group will meet to discuss how best to get uptake of its outcomes with industry - site managers, contractors and developers of earthworks projects in Cashmere Catchment.

·   The Working Group will also discuss possible next steps from the Erosion and Sediment Toolbox such as the development of an online “app”

·   Work with Cashmere Stream Care Group, landowners, and CCC on Phase 3 of the Headwaters of Cashmere Stream Restoration project above Sutherlands Road

·   Discuss the opportunities provided by the work the Land Drainage Recovery Programme is doing in the Catchment

·   Discuss the planned work to mitigate the Port Hills Fire effects

·   Discuss the Worsleys Spur biodiversity and erosion/sediment control project.

 


Groundwater /Drylands Working Group – Chris Kelliher

 

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

 

·    Know how much water is available for use.

·    Understand the landownership pattern within the protection zone.

·    Understand the threats to Christchurch’s groundwater system.

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

What have we done since we last met?

 

Compliance staff are working with McVicars Timber Treatment Plant to get a change of resource consent conditions to incorporate new monitoring wells in new locations.

Kevin Brown attended the GEOHEAT last week to learn a more about the Ground Sourced Heat Pumps, and their effect on the GW system.

 

Next steps?

·    Waimakariri wells project due to be finished December. Then report to go to Zone Committee at February meeting.

 

 


Communication and Engagement – Arapata Reuben

 

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

 

·    Raise awareness

State of the waterways, their values and issues

Actions individuals and groups can take

Individual and groups doing good stuff

·    Inspire action

 

What have we done since we last met?

 

·    Preparation and attendance at “Meet in the Middle” event. Spoke to over 250 people about stormwater and ways to protect our waterways.

·    Chair’s article, “Caring for our Waterways” (attached)

Next steps

·   Review success of Meet in the Middle event – what work what didn’t, how can we build on this

·   Chair’s article

·   Work with CCC about summer water conservation messages. Messages will be shared through social media, website and media.

·   Jackie Curtis, Cherryred Consulting is currently undertaking research for a Rivers Article on the Heathcote/Ōpāwaho for the Press as part of “our rivers” series. She is doing this for Canterbury Water and ECAN.

 

 


Biodiversity – Immediate Steps Funding – Lance Kenyon

 

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

 

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

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

·    Prioritise Immediate Steps funding to Port Hill fire affected catchments

 

What have we done since we last met?

 

·    Cashmere High School riparian planting project – thank you attached

·    Mt Vernon Project (attached)

 

Next steps

·    Next WG meeting 18 October – review Port Hills (Worsley Spur) application.

 

 


Regional Committee – Lance Kenyon

 

Last meeting - 10 October

 

Managed Aquifer Recharge(MAR) and Targeted Stream Augmentation (TSA)

The meeting received a progress report on three pilot projects (one in the Hinds and two in the Selwyn catchment). The Hinds project has been running for 12 months, delivering clean water from a stock race to a leaky pond. There has been extensive monitoring before and after the trial began that is showing a noticeable impact both to the groundwater levels and quality downstream of the site. A full report can be found at https://www.ecan.govt.nz/get-involved/news-and-events/zone-news/ashburton/managed-aquifer-recharge-pilot-achieves-two-out-of-three-goals/

The two targeted stream augmentation projects in the Selwyn catchment are under way but will only operate in below average dry years. https://www.ecan.govt.nz/get-involved/news-and-events/zone-news/selwyn-waihora/restoring-lowland-streams/

 

CWMS Targets Report

The committee discussed what could be done within the next 2 years, given budget constraints of councils, to make better progress on Drinking Water and Recreational Water Quality Targets.

 

Drinking Water

·                Identify communities – develop specific solutions

·                Encourage new technologies eg. plantain, water efficiency, TSA, MAR

·                Generate more revenue eg. targeted rates

·                Ensure new consents are not in conflict with drinking water sources

Recreational Water Quality

·                Timing is important – recreational releases eg. Ashburton and Tekapo Rivers

·                Direct people to water quality monitoring data at popular recreational sites

·                Identify source of contamination – if natural (eg. blackbill gulls) then ensure people know the reason for contamination and that no action is/will be taken or change monitoring site

 

Good Management Practice (GMP)

The committee discussed the progress being made by landowners (50ha+ of irrigated land) to adopt GMP. Environment Canterbury told the committee that if landowners hadn’t made an effort to move toward GMP by November then it would progressively move into a compliance mode.

 

 


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

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

 

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

 

What have we done since we last met?

·    Worked with Avon/Ōtākaro Network to provide an opportunity for the zone committee to participate and engage with the community during the “Meet in the Middle”, held 15 October

·    Shelley helped plan the 26 October Networking for the Environment event for community groups, and provided a presentation on setting meaningful goals with Chrissie Williams. This event was hosted by the Avon Heathcote Estuary Ihutai Trust.

·    Shelley continues to have meetings with and support: Avon-Heathcote Estuary Ihutai Trust; Cashmere Stream Care Group; Ōpāwaho Heathcote River Network, Avon Ōtākaro Network. Other staff in the Zone Team (particularly Nick Moody, Jenny Watters and Ashleigh Watts) also support community groups, such as the Styx River Living Laboratory Trust, Network of the Ilam Stream, groups in Riccarton Catchment, biodiversity focused groups etc.

 

Shelley has recently started to meet with and support the Shirley Stream Care Group and Roimata Community Food Commons.

·    Shirley Stream Care Group: CCC staff and ECAN staff are working with this group.

CCC is currently removing earthquake liquefaction sediment out of this stream. This stream is augmented by a pump with water from Dudley Creek. CCC is getting telemetry installed to see when it is working or not, before deciding next steps. Preference is to have pump running 24hrs and a warning system.

CCC are going to provide funding for this community group to plant natives. The stream already has native planting that is from two decades ago.

The group includes an award-winning landscape architect and they will take a lead in the planting plan, focusing on filling gaps. Locals will also help monitor the flow. The group has been undertaking clarity monitoring for a couple of years. The group will invite locals to learn about the fish when these are salvaged as part of the sediment removal with Aquatic Ecology Ltd. Data on the fish and eels will be recorded.

The group will also work on other opportunites to engage the local community in the stream.

Highly likely fish numbers in the stream will improve markedly with the improvements to flow. A good news story will be available to share.

·    Roimata Community Food Commons:

This group has taken over management of Radley Park, a large park in Woolston by the Heathcote/Ōpāwaho River. The Group is planting heritage orchard trees and other food crops. They are also planting natives in the park near the river. They had a planting day on September 24th.

This Group is liaising with CCC and ECan and other community groups and will be organising more community engagement projects and events. The group is keen to help improve the health of the Heathcote/Ōpāwaho River.

 

Next Steps

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

 

Attachments

There are no attachments to this report.

 


Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee

26 October 2017

 

 

 

 

12.    Long-Term Plan - Environment Canterbury - Draft Christchurch West Melton Zone Committee Feedback

Reference:

17/1239695

Contact:

Shelley Washington

shelley.washington@ecan.govt.nz
lesley.woudberg@ecan.govt.nz

027 294 5219

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is to seek refinement of the Zone Committee input on Environment Canterbury’s 2018-2028 Long-Term Plan (LTP) by focusing on the strategic priorities of the:

·    Canterbury Water Management Strategy

·    Indigenous Biodiversity

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Agree that the draft feedback on Long-Term Plan priorities be forwarded to Environment Canterbury subject to the following amendments:

·    xx

·    xx

 

 

3.   Report

 

Christchurch City Council and Environment Canterbury’s LTPs set out the Council’s service priorities, work programmes and resource requirements such as expenditure and funding for a 10-year period.  A new LTP is produced every three years, which incorporates the Annual Plan for that year. In June 2018 new LTPs for 2018-2028 will be adopted by each Council.

 

During the September meeting the Zone Committee had a very speedy discussion on LTP priorities and expressed an opportunity for further discussion at the next meeting.  A draft of the Committee’s feedback form provided by Environment Canterbury is included below at.

 

This agenda item is an opportunity for the Committee to reflect on their feedback from last month and refine their priorities for funding in the Christchurch West Melton zone.

 

Note - Environment Canterbury $1million equals approximately a 1% general rate increase.

 


 

 

Attachment 1

Zone Committee:  Christchurch West Melton

PART 1

Current purpose statement for Environment Canterbury

Facilitating sustainable development (environmental policy and development) for the Canterbury region: Te huawaere I te kauneke tauwhiro I Waitaha

c    love it   1st                  

c    like it    2nd

c    Indifferent to it

c    hate it

 

What’s missing?

Draft community outcomes

Rank these in order of importance (1-4 in the box)

We facilitate sustainable development for the Canterbury region so:

1 We are able to breathe clear air, play and swim in the rivers, gather mahinga kai, benefit from the productive use of our land, and enjoy Canterbury’s unique biodiversity taonga and landscapes.

2 We are able to live, travel and move goods with ease, within and to/from the region, facilitating work, leisure and tourism.

3 We have access to the information we need to be resilient in the face of short-term hazards and well-prepared for longer-term change to our region’s natural environment.

4 We can all see, understand, and help shape the nature of Canterbury: its past, its present and its future. 


What’s missing?

PART 2

We consider all areas of our activity to be important, but a clear message has been given to Environment Canterbury that the priorities for the coming years must be water management and native biodiversity:

Do you agree/have we heard you correctly? (tick box)

   Yes

c    No

 

If no: what would you put at the top of the priority list? … ………………………………………………………………………………………………

Freshwater management: Implementing innovative solutions to manage our fresh water resource to support community use (mahinga kai, drinking water and recreation), achieve ecosystem health and sustainable economic development.

What would this look like in your zone?

Example:

1.    Urban rivers – address stormwater inputs – contaminates in order of priority sediment, heavy metals (zinc and copper), ecoli and nutrients – also litter

2.    Long-term security of CC drinking water – protection from contamination and reduce water consumption.

3.    Maintenance of springheads in dry year – use of targeted stream augmentation (eg.Kaputone Stream) and managed aquifer recharge

4.    Water quality that allows ability to safely eat food from rivers.

Indigenous biodiversity: Creating a step-change in the regeneration of terrestrial and freshwater biodiversity.

What would this look like in your zone?

Example:

5.    More riparian management/creating habitat for indigenous species.

6.    Regeneration of all gullies on the Port Hills.

7.    Walk from sea to summit along rivers.

 

 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments to this report.

 


Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee

26 October 2017

 

 

 

 

13.    Zone Committee 2017 Annual Report

Reference:

17/1239770

Contact:

Shelley Washington

Shelley.washington@ecan.govt.nz

027 294 5219

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is to seek refinement by the Zone Committee of topics to include in the 2017 Annual Report.

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Agree that the Draft Annual Report should include the following topics, challenges and opportunities:

·    (topics agreed to by ZC)

·    (challenges agreed to by ZC)

·    (opportunities agreed to by ZC)

3.   Report

 

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

 

Below are some possible topics, challenges and opportunities.

 

Possible topics to highlight in the 2017 report

 

·        Port Hills fires (author TBC)

·        Haytons – how the trade waste team at the Christchurch City Council is working with Environment Canterbury staff - practical problem solving (author TBC)

·        Groundwater nutrient load (author TBC)

·        Worsleys Spur project (if funded at November meeting) (author TBC)

·        Meet in the Middle (author TBC)

·        Mother of All Clean Ups (author TBC)

 

Challenges and opportunities

 

Challenges:

·        Aftermath of earthquakes

·        Aftermath of Port Hills fires

Opportunities:

·        Working with other partners in the proposed Waterways Partnership

·        Decision making of future land use of red zone

·        Building on new tools such as MEDUSA with practical projects to trial potential solutions

·        Providing a forum for a community conversation about water use

 

 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments to this report.

 


Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee

26 October 2017

 

 

 

 

14.    Facilitator's Update - 26 October 2017

Reference:

17/1238649

Contact:

Shelley Washington

shelley.washington@ecan.govt.nz

027 294 5219

 

1.   Purpose of Report

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

·        Upcoming events

·        Recent events

·        For information

o   Cashmere High School Sustainability Council signed thankyou card for funding native trees to plant (attached)

o   Ecotain plaintain can significantly reduce nitrogen leaching

o   NIWA Map Soil Moisture Anomaly 13/10/2017

·        Media

o   Chairperson’s column “Caring for our Waterway” in The Christchurch Press, 7 October (attached)

o   Article, “The Sinking City” in The Christchurch Press, 7 October (attached)

o   Article, “The year of the flood” in The Christchurch Press, 9 October (attached)

o   Opinion article in The Christchurch Press, 14/10/2017 (attached)

 

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

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

2.         Agree that the Committee will have a Christmas get together on XXX date.

3.         Confirm 25 January and 22 February Zone Committee meeting dates.

3.   Report

 

a)   Upcoming Events

 

Event

Who

Comment

 

ZC Refresh
September/October

ZC members and community members wishing to join committee

14 applications for maximum of 3 vacancies.  Applicants participating in a workshop on 30 October. Then the panel’s recommendations go to the Councils for decision. New committee members will be at the February meeting.

Provide Regenerate Christchurch with feedback on 10 possible combinations of land use

 

Feedback closes 5pm, Monday 6 November 2017

 

Public

Feedback on 10 possible combinations of land uses and activities for the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor Regeneration Area, and the things we have considered in order to get to this point.

 

https://engage.regeneratechristchurch.nz/possible-combinations-of-land-uses

 

 

A&P Show

15-17 November

ECan tent – Farming to Limits

Public

 

“Can I Swim here Campaign”

1 December - starts

Public

Regional councils and LAWA
https://www.lawa.org.nz/

 

ZC Christmas BBQ

Hosted by Kevin Brown

Date TBC

ZC members

Would the ZC like to have a BBQ together? What date and time?

ZC Meeting  25 January

ZC members

Note ZC does not usually meet in January but it is late enough in the month to do this

ZC Meeting 22 February

ZC members

Note this is the anniversary of the February 2011 earthquake. Check ZC wishes to meet this date.

ZC Symposium
March 2018 (TBC)

ZC members

 

 

b)   Recent Events

Zone Committee Chairs/Deputy Chairs Meeting, 6 October

 

Meet in the Middle, Sunday 15 October

 

Opening Ceremony of Woolston Urban Forest, 16 October

 

Pathways to Swimmability”. Southern Environmental Forum, 18 October.

Ōpāwaho/Heathcote River flood mitigation options public meetings 17 and 18 October

Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board - Trees and Urban Forest Workshop, 24 October

Networking for the Environment event, this time hosted by Avon Heathcote Estuary Ihutai Trust with a focus on working smarter, being financially smart and setting meaningful goals, 26 October


 

 

c)   For Information

Cashmere High School Sustainability Council signed thankyou card for funding native trees to plant (attached)

 

Ecotain plantain can significantly reduce nitrogen leaching

 

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 2:52 pm
Press Release:
HMC Communications

Research shows Ecotain plantain can significantly reduce nitrogen leaching

A plantain that started life as a common weed has now been shown to have the ability to significantly reduce nitrogen leaching from the urine patch.

Proprietary seed company Agricom has bred the specific plantain genotype and says with New Zealand’s national herd number of 6.5 million dairy cattle, the breakthrough could have a significant impact on reducing nitrogen leaching from dairy farms.

The urine patch is an area that holds a concentrated amount of nitrogen from animal urine. Most nitrogen leaching from animal farms comes from the urine patch.

Agricom has been working alongside researchers at Lincoln and Massey universities and Plant & Food Research to discover how this unique genotype of plantain, called Ecotain, can function in pasture systems to reduce nitrogen leaching.

The plantain, officially deemed a herb, began life as a common flat weed (Plantago lanceloata) which Agricom bred and commercialised into a successful forage cultivar. The resulting plantain, Ecotain, is part of Agricom’s nitrogen management system NSentinel4, and works across a variety of environmental processes on-farm to decrease nitrogen leaching from the urine patch.

Agricom New Zealand sales and marketing manager Mark Brown says the NSentinel4 nitrogen management system and Ecotain has huge potential for reducing the amount of nitrogen in our environment.

“New Zealanders are well-versed on the issue of nitrogen leaching and the negative effects it has on the environment.

“Ecotain is a simple and effective tool to help combat the incredibly complex issue of nitrogen leaching, and it’s a solution that has been developed by industry, for industry.”

The announcement of the research around Ecotain takes place at an event in Christchurch on Thursday 14 September.

Agricom science lead Dr Glenn Judson says while plantain isn’t a new forage product (it has been used by farmers for many years), research now shows that using this specific genotype effectively can result in a significant reduction in nitrogen leaching from the urine patch.

“Depending on the factors at play on farm and the extent to which Ecotain is used, the reduction in nitrogen leaching is very significant,” he says. “In one of the research programmes, where Ecotain is used in what is likely the optimal way, there was a reduction in nitrogen leaching by as much as 89 per cent from the urine patch.”

Ecotain can be used in pasture in a number of ways: as a special purpose crop where Ecotain, and often clover, are the only seeds sown, or in a grass/clover/Ecotain mixed pasture system. It can also be oversown into existing pasture. A pure sward of Ecotain is favoured for its high summer yield and cool season activity, suited to dairy farms where the amount and quality of summer pasture often limits milk production.

Ecotain is highly complementary in a mixed pasture system, providing a good balance of seasonal production and summer quality, as well as being an excellent source of micronutrients such as copper and selenium.

Dr Judson says sheep and beef farmers are currently the predominant users of the plantain, which receives favourable reports due to its good agronomic performance. While dairy farmers are more familiar with the use of chicory on farms, due to its high feed value and resilience to dry periods, the potential of Ecotain on dairy farms is significant and the results from research so far have been impressive.

“We know that the urine patch is the greatest source of leached nitrogen. You have a cow, for example, grazing across a large area of pasture, about 140 square metres per day. When they urinate, they’re depositing a high concentration of nitrogen into a very small area compared to the size they were grazing, and that small area is the urine patch.

“The plants and soil surrounding the urine patch can’t absorb all that nitrogen, so it’s easily leached away below the root zone and also into the water table. Research is showing us that controlling the nitrogen in the urine patch is the most practical way of reducing nitrogen leaching on-farm.”

Ecotain reduces nitrogen leaching from the urine patch in four ways: it increases the volume of cows’ urine which dilutes the concentration of nitrogen, it reduces the total amount of nitrogen in animals’ urine, it delays the process of turning ammonium into nitrate in the urine patch, and it restricts the accumulation of nitrate in Ecotain-growing soil. In the NSentinel 4 nitrogen management system, these four mechanisms of activity are referred to as dilute, reduce, delay, restrict.

The research

With Callaghan Innovation funding, Agricom developed the Greener Pastures Project in 2015, which combines research and expertise from Massey and Lincoln universities and Plant and Food Research. In parallel with the DairyNZ-led Forages for Reduced Nitrogen Leaching (FRNL) programme, the Greener Pastures Project has a comprehensive series of peer-reviewed scientific papers to support the NSentinel4 concept and Ecotain.

Based on overall research findings, Ecotain has been proven to facilitate a sustained diuretic effect in livestock, reduce the concentration of nitrogen in urine, slow the nitrification process in the urine patch and restrict the accumulation of nitrate in Ecotain-growing soil.

Researchers from Lincoln University contributed to the dilute mechanism of Ecotain. Alongside Agricom’s technical team, their work looked at diuretics in sheep, proving the relationship between animals eating Ecotain and the resulting increased urinary function.

Grant Edwards, Lincoln University’s professor of dairy production, says the research indicates that feeding Ecotain to livestock may reduce the concentration of nitrogen in the urine and the nitrogen loading in the urine patch.

“Because the urine patch is the primary source of nitrogen losses, the research highlights the great potential of using plantain as a strategy to reduce nitrogen losses from livestock grazing systems.”

Massey University researchers pioneered some of the techniques for secondary plant compound analysis. They carried out research on their No 4 dairy farm in Palmerston North and found naturally occurring bioactive compounds in Ecotain that improved nitrogen partitioning in dairy cows.

Head of Massey University’s Institute of Agriculture and Environment Professor Peter Kemp says it’s exciting to be part of breakthrough research like this.

“We’re continuing to research the ways the bioactives in Ecotain decrease nitrogen losses from dairy pastures,” he says. “Helping farmers obtain a substantial decrease in nitrate leaching, while maintaining milk production by including Ecotain in their pastures, is a contribution to sustainable farming we’re proud to be associated with.”

Plant & Food Research’s soil science expertise contributed to an understanding of how urine behaves when it reaches the soil surface, and how urine from Ecotain-fed animals differs from pasture-fed animals.

Collaboration

DairyNZ, New Zealand’s dairy farmer representative body, has carried out work with plantain as part of its Pastoral21 and FRNL programmes. Both programmes aim to reduce nitrate leaching losses by 20-30 per cent by delivering proven, adoptable, and profitable pasture and forage crop options. This work has been in addition to Agricom’s research.

Bruce Thorrold, strategy and investment leader for productivity at DairyNZ, says the research has two messages in relation to plantain. First, plantain cultivars with the right composition show clear potential to reduce nitrogen leaching from pastoral farms. Second, it’s likely that not all plantains are equally effective in nitrogen management.

“This is an important and exciting finding,” Mr Thorrold says. “It means that we can add effective plantain cultivars to the range of options we are building for farmers to reduce nutrient loss. Agricom have assembled a significant data set that supports the potential of Ecotain in helping reduce leaching losses.

“There is still a lot to be learnt before we can be confident in predicting the farm scale impact of different plantains across New Zealand, and experience has taught us that it is important to test new innovations in whole systems, across several years and under different soil types and climates.

“We will be working with Agricom to ensure this research is done and available to all farmers.”

Ngāi Tahu Farming, one of the largest farming organisations in Te Wai Pounamou (the South Island), already uses Ecotain across its Te Whenua Hou and Balmoral farms. Ngāi Tahu Farming manages over 100,000 hectares of farming and forestry assets, including approximately 7500 hectares of irrigated and dryland pasture in Canterbury.

“Our value of kaitiakitanga means we take an inter-generational approach to our use of the land and the continual improvement of environmental outcomes is of the utmost importance to our farming operations,” says Ngāi Tahu Farming chief executive Andrew Priest.

“Using Ecotain supports our values and we’re pleased to be able to share our experience for the benefit of the wider farming industry.”

Dr Judson says Agricom has also been working closely with regional councils to keep them updated on NSentinel4 and Ecotain’s progress. “We’ve had excellent feedback from everyone we’ve talked to so far, and we’ll be meeting with more regional councils and other stakeholders as time goes on.”


 

 

NIWA Soil Moisture Anomaly 13/10/2017

 

https://www.niwa.co.nz/static/climate/smd_anom.png?1234

 

 

d)  Media

Chairperson’s column “Caring for our Waterway” in The Christchurch Press, 7 October (attached)

Article, “The Sinking City” in The Christchurch Press, 7 October (attached)

Article, “The year of the flood” in The Christchurch Press, 9 October (attached)

Opinion article in The Christchurch Press, 14/10/2017 (attached)

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Information Cashmere High School

42

b

Caring for Urban Waterways

44

c

The Sinking City

45

d

The Year of the Flood

49

e

Put Water Use Charges on the Table

53

 

 


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