Te Pātaka o Rākaihautū

Banks Peninsula Community Board

Open Minutes



Date:                                     Monday 29 October 2018

Time:                                    10am

Venue:                                 Little River Service Centre,
4238 Christchurch-Akaroa Road, Little River





Deputy Chairperson


Pam Richardson

Jed O'Donoghue

Felix Dawson

Tyrone Fields

Janis Haley

Tori Peden




29 October 2018






Joan Blatchford

Manager Community Governance, Banks Peninsula/Lyttelton

941 5643



Penelope Goldstone

Manager Community Governance, Banks Peninsula/Akaroa

941 5689



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Te Pātaka o Rākaihautū/Banks Peninsula Community Board

29 October 2018


Part A        Matters Requiring a Council Decision

Part B         Reports for Information

Part C         Decisions Under Delegation



Mihi/Karakia Timatanga: Tyrone Fields 


The agenda was dealt with in the following order.

1.   Apologies

Part C

Community Board Resolved BKCB/2018/00121

Community Board Decision

An apology for absence was received and accepted from John McLister, and for lateness from Andrew Turner.

Jed O'Donoghue/Tori Peden                                                                                                                                  Carried


2.   Declarations of Interest

Part B

There were no declarations of interest recorded.


3.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

Part C

Community Board Resolved BKCB/2018/00122

Community Board Decision

That the minutes of the Te Pātaka o Rākaihautū/Banks Peninsula Community Board meeting held on Monday, 15 October 2018 be confirmed.

Jed O'Donoghue/Tyrone Fields                                                                                                                             Carried


4.   Public Forum

Part B

4.1       Little River Village Planning Committee

             Janet Reeves and Glynis Dobson presented to the Board on behalf of the Little River Village Planning Committee regarding poor drainage on the eastern side of State Highway 74 in Little River Village centre, which floods frequently resulting in a lack of parking on that side of the road and creates a safety issue.

Part B

That the Banks Peninsula Community Board:

1.         Refers the issues raised by the presentation to staff for investigation and report back to the Board regarding the drain and water flow, to create a safer parking area in Little River.

             Ask staff to follow up with New Zealand Transport Authority Safer Roads Project about the identified open drain on State Highway 74.

2.         Thanks Mrs Reeves and Mrs Dobson for their presentation.


4.2       Lyttelton Port Company and Hector's Dolphins


             Genevieve Robinson presented to the Board regarding the impact of pile driving in Lyttelton Harbour on Hector’s Dolphins. Ms Robinson had previously been to the Council and Community Board with a list of questions she had asked of Lyttelton Port Company, which they had not responded to.

             Lyttelton Port Company had been asked to provide the following information:

1)     The revised Marine Mammal Monitoring Programme


2)     The completed Marine Mammal Piling Plan


3)     The measurements of SPLp-p and SEL of the current “land-based” piling.


4)     The C-POD and sound recording data. 


5)     The detail around the decision not to use screw piles.


6.      The list of the marine mammal observers, the amount of marine mammal observers, and the training they have received. (A manual of the training received).


             The Board and Council submitted the list of questions to Lyttelton Port Company, but not all the questions have been answered. No copy of the Marine Mammal Management Plan has yet been received, the acoustics readings have not been received or the information on the training of the observers.

Part B

That the Banks Peninsula Community Board:

1.         Ask staff to follow up with the Lyttelton Port Company to make this information available as a matter of urgency in light of piling due to start mid to late November.

   The Board acknowledges a high level of commitment from Lyttelton Port Company towards environmental matters as a partner in the Whaka Ora Healthy Harbour.

2.         Thanks Ms Robinson for her presentation.



4.3       Black Cat Building, Akaroa Wharf

             Paul Milligan, Chief Executive of Black Cat Cruises, provided an update to the Board on the removal of unlicensed structures that Black Cat have been instructed to remove from Akaroa Wharf. He has had some of the signage removed, but has not yet removed the wooden buildouts, ramps, stairs and handrails as he is awaiting a full report from Council staff advising how Black Cat can create a safe internal access to the building for the public.

Part B

That the Banks Peninsula Community Board:

1.         Thanks Paul for his presentation and looked forward to this issue being resolved.


5.   Deputations by Appointment

Part B

There were no deputations by appointment.


6.   Presentation of Petitions

Part B

There was no presentation of petitions.


7.   Reserve Management Committee Meeting Minutes


Community Board Resolved BKCB/2018/00123

(Original Staff Recommendation accepted without change)

Part B

That the Banks Peninsula Community Board:

Receive the minutes of the following Reserve Management Committees:

1.         Duvauchelle Reserve Management Committee – 20 August 2018

2.         Cass Bay Reserve Management Committee – 23 August 2018

3.         Okains Bay Reserve Management Committee – 2 October 2018

4.         Approve the appointment of Tracy Prince and Paul Rudman to the Cass Bay Reserve Management Committee.

5.         Acknowledge the resignation of Klaus Rexer from the Okains Bay Reserve Management Committee.

6.         Approve the appointment of Rebecca Parish to the Okains Bay Reserve Management Committee.

Janis Haley/Tori Peden                                                                                                                                             Carried



8.   Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee - Minutes - 18 September 2018


Community Board Resolved BKCB/2018/00124

(Original staff recommendation accepted without change)


Part B

That the Banks Peninsula Community Board:

1.         Receive the minutes of the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee meeting held on 18 September 2018.

Tori Peden/Jed O'Donoghue                                                                                                                                  Carried



9.   Staff Briefing - The Gaiety


         Richie Moyle – Programme Manager, Heritage, provided an update to the Board on work at The Gaiety.


         Ongoing maintenance work is underway, with the roof to be replaced, floorboards, toilets, weatherboards being replaced. Lighting is being upgraded. The building is being treated for Borer.


         The Heritage team has been involved to ensure work is in keeping with the building. Work should be completed by the end of January. Meanwhile, all bookings are to remain in place.



Community Board Decisions under Delegation

Part B

That the Te Pātaka o Rākaihautū/Banks Peninsula Community Board:

1.         Notes the information supplied during the Briefing about The Gaiety and look forward to being kept updated in January.


Andrew Turner joined the meeting at 10.55 a.m..


10. Staff Briefing - Firefighting Water Supplies in Rural Areas


         Mike Bourke, Senior Technician Water & Waste Planning, provided a briefing to the Board regarding water supplies for firefighting in rural areas, and in particular Birdlings Flat. Also present was Jason Hobbs, Fire Risk Management Officer from Fire and Emergency New Zealand.


         The current situation is that rural communities have restricted supplies of potable water, which are inadequate for firefighting purposes. Therefore an alternative supply for firefighting needs to be provided. New requirements in the District Plan seem unsuitable for small rural communities. Residents of small communities such as Birdlings Flat do not want to have to install an additional tank per property to provide water solely for firefighting.


         As a practical solution for Birdlings Flat, staff suggest that six tanks specifically for firefighting, installed on Council or public land could remedy the situation. One is already in place, one needs to be renewed and another four new ones to be purchased. Total cost approximately $60,000. Currently there is no funding for this.


Staff Recommendations

That the Te Pātaka o Rākaihautū/Banks Peninsula Community Board:

1.         Notes the information supplied during the Briefing.


Community Board Resolved BKCB/2018/00125

Part B

That the Te Pātaka o Rākaihautū/Banks Peninsula Community Board:

1.         Notes the information supplied during the Briefing.

2.         Requests staff provide a report with options by February 2019  regarding placement and funding of water tanks for firefighting purposes at Birdlings Flat.

3.         Notes that renewal of one existing tank will take place as  soon as possible within existing budgets.

4.         The report should also consider other rural communities within the Ward.

Tori Peden/Janis Haley                                                                                                                                             Carried


11. Elected Members’ Information Exchange

Part B

11.1    Akaroa Beachfront

Part B

That the Banks Peninsula Community Board note they were pleased with the limestone chip replacement and filling of potholes on the Akaroa Beachfront, and thank Andrew Bullock and Alan Cameron for getting this done.


11.2    Community Garden - Somes Road & Norton Close, Lyttelton

Part B

That the Banks Peninsula Community Board will provide a letter of support to David and Betty Purdue to use the land at the corner of Somes Road and Norton Close, Lyttelton for a community orchard/garden.


11.3    Mirror at Coleridge Terrace/Bridle Path/Hawkhurst Road

Part B

That the Banks Peninsula Community Board requests that the mirror missing from the Coleridge Terrace/Bridle Path/Hawkhurst Road intersection be replaced immediately as a matter of road safety.



12  Resolution to Exclude the Public


Community Board Resolved BKCB/2018/00126

Part C

That at 11.51am the resolution to exclude the public set out on page 11 of the agenda be adopted.

Pam Richardson/Jed O'Donoghue                                                                                                                          Carried


The public were re-admitted to the meeting at 12.18pm.



Karakia Whakamutunga: Tyrone Fields 

Meeting concluded at 12.18pm.




Pam Richardson