Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee

Agenda

 

 

Notice of Meeting:

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

 

Date:                                     Tuesday 19 February 2019

Time:                                    6.30pm

Venue:                                 Birdlings Flat Community Centre, 157 Poranui Beach Road, Birdlings Flat

 

 

Membership

Members

Gina Waibl - Community Representative      

Ben Manson - Community Representative  

Garrick Thorn - Community Representative 

Paula Smith - Community Representative    

Elizabeth Macpherson - Community Representative

Rima Herber – Community Representative  

Andrew Turner - Deputy Mayor Christchurch City Council           

Elizabeth Cunningham - Councillor Environment Canterbury      

Manaia Cunningham - Te Runanga o Koukourarata            

Benita Wakefield - Te Runanga o Wairewa   

Pere Tainui - Te Runanga o Onuku       

June Swindells - Te Hapū  o Ngāti Wheke/Rapaki   

 

 

12 February 2019

 

Committee Advisor

Liz Ryley

Tel: 941 8153

Christchurch City Council

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

 

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Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee

19 February 2019

 

 

 

Banks Peninsula Zone Action Plan 2018-2021 – Finalised 16 October 2018

This 3-year plan includes the key actions to be delivered by councils, agencies and the community to help make progress toward achieving the priority outcomes from the Banks Peninsula ZIP. The Zone Committee play a key role in supporting the delivering this action plan through:

·         Engaging the Banks Peninsula community– make connections, be a contact for community members to discuss issues/solutions, be a community voice.

·         Hosting events, workshops, public meetings, fieldtrips to share information, seek input/feedback, and celebrate success.

·         Using media to build the profile of the committee, share information and celebrate success.

·         Supporting and celebrating the work of landowners and community groups.

·         Allocating the IMS biodiversity fund.

·         Making recommendations to councils to influence work programmes and influence the priorities of agencies.

·         Reporting to Councils, Ngai Tahu and the Banks Peninsula Community Board.

ZIP and ZIPA Outcomes

Priority actions for 2018-2021

1.       Kaitiakitanga

 All waterbodies in Banks Peninsula have Kaitiakitanga as an overarching value and reflect Ki Uta Ki Tai, Mauri, mahinga Kai, Wahi Tapu and Waihi Tonga.

 

Wairewa ZIPA Outcome -All streams that flow into the lake are flourishing ecosystems reflecting mauri, kaitiakitanga and mahinga kai values.

 

1.       Support the implementation of the Whakaraupō Catchment Management Plan project to complete riparian planting on four streams Ki Uta Ki Tai.

ZC Role: To be advised once more certainly about the structure for implementing the WCMP plan.

2.       Mahinga Kai is used as an indicator to help monitor the health of Banks Peninsula Waterways

Contributors: Rūnanga, Ecan

ZC Role: Recommend that Ecan integrate this into the science monitoring programmes.

3.       Increase community understanding of Mahinga kai through FEP workshops, Nature Agents Programme, landowner advice and public events.

Contributors: Rūnanga, ZC, landowners,

ZC Role: Rūnanga reps input to FEP workshops and nature agents programme, ZC promote info card, share new research e.g. Whakaraupō Mahinga Kai research.

4.       Each year, showcase an example of a Ki Uta Ki tai approach on Banks Peninsula.

Contributors: ZC,Rūnanga, landowners

ZC Role: Each year ZC select example, advise on communication approach (article, public fieldtrip etc) and contribute to content.

 

2.       Water Quality

People have access to safe drinking water.

Water quality is monitored, and rules are developed to maintain and improve it where appropriate

Wairewa ZIPA Outcome -Te Roto o Wairewa is a nationally significant project showcasing outstanding environmental restoration.

 

5.        Support communities to have safe and secure drinking water sources.

Contributors: CPH, CCC, Ecan,

ZC Role: Help advocate with communities where required/appropriate.

6.       Assessment of BP marae drinking water supplies and actions plans to address issues.

Contributors: Runanga, CPH, Ecan Tuia Team.

ZC Role: Receive regular updates

7.       Share in depth annual water quality and ecosystem health monitoring results and relevant research with the Banks Peninsula community.

Contributors: Councils, DOC, Nature Agents, Research Institutes, Industry Groups, Community

ZC Role: Share information with communities, advise research institutes of local research gaps/opportunities.

8.       Host two FEP workshops per year which effectively incorporate biodiversity and mahinga kai.

Contributors: Beef and Lamb, CCC, Ecan

ZC Role: Host workshop with Beef and Lamb and encourage landowners to attend using your network of contacts.

9.       Support all Wairewa landowners to exclude stock from waterways by 2020.

Contributors: Ecan, landowners

ZC Role: Strategies a way to best influence CCC and provide advice on how to communicate these new requirements to ensure people understand the reason why.

 

3.       Water Quantity

There is enough water available in the Banks Peninsula Zone to meet the needs of daily living, stock water, and fore fighting storage as a priority, and allow allocation for other uses where these priority needs are already being met.

Allocation of water required to meet these needs is subject to flow and allocation limits so that the unique values of the Banks Peninsula streams are protected.

 

10.    Promote water efficiency and provide advice to ensure people understand how they can be more efficient and the reasons why water efficiency is important.

Contributors: landowners CCC Ecan,

ZC Role: Provide advice on an effective communication approach to engage community and share messages through networks. Consider public opportunities/events to promote messaging over summer.

11.    Encourage landowners to develop stock water systems.

ZC Role: Help promote information and advice.

12.    Continue investigations into minimum and environmental flows on Banks Peninsula and their relationship to consented and permitted water takes.

ZC role: Recommend that Ecan undertake this work.

 

 

4.       Biodiversity

 Banks peninsula is recognised in the region for showcasing flourishing biodiversity. Protection of biodiversity is promoted, supported and celebrated and enhancement undertaken where appropriate. Flag projects are showcased as examples of excellent biodiversity achievement.

 

13.     IMS biodiversity fund is strategically allocated and progress celebrated.

Contributors: ZC, Ecan, landowners

ZC Role: Approve projects, encourage and support landowners and celebrate projects.

14.    Improve and update the IMS Project Booklet annually with a coordinated map showing all biodiversity projects and reserves on Banks Peninsula (including IMS, CCC, Trust, DOC reserves etc).

Contributors: Ecan, CCC, DOC, BPCT, QEII

ZC Role: Use the booklet to celebrate success and utilise the map for helping prioritise projects.

15.    Address native fish barriers on public land and educate landowners.

Contributors: Ecan, DOC, CCC, NZTA

ZC Role: Work with Council staff to ensure that new barriers are not constructed, and that existing infrastructure is upgraded to ‘best fish passage practice’.

 

5.       Erosion and Sediment

Sediment discharge into waterways are minimised.

 

Sediment build in the harbours is managed sustainably to prevent damage to mahinga kai and Kai Moana from erosion and sedimentation.

 

Wairewa ZIPA Outcome- Sediment discharges into waterways is reduced.

 

16.    Complete the Whakaraupō Road Cutting Trial by 2021 to determine effective erosion control techniques Contributors: CCC, Ecan, Eos Ecology

ZC Role: ZC representative on working group.

17.    The Wairewa bank stabilisation pilot project is completed by 2021 and funding is secured to extend the pilot.

Contributors: Rūnanga, Ecan, DOC, landowners

ZC Role: Encourage landowners to participate in project and work with rūnanga to secure funding to scale up the project.

18.    Support forestry landowners and operators to understand the National Environmental Standard for Plantation Forestry and ensure that erosion susceptibility is integrated into any forestry resources.

Contributors: ZC, Industry, Ecan, CCC

ZC Role: Engage community and provide advice to industry/councils on how to best communicate requirements with the local community.

19.    Forestry activities and high-risk construction sites are prioritised for monitoring.

Contributors: Ecan

ZC Role: Influence Ecan monitoring programme and receive regular updates on compliance.

20.    Continue to undertake soil mapping on Banks Peninsula.

Contributors: Ecan, CCC, Landcare Research

ZC Role:  Receive updates on project progress and help build community awareness about work.

 

6.       Wastewater

Wastewater us not discharged to the harbour but reclaimed to land. Wastewater is treated to a high quality and promoted as an innovative water and irrigation source for the Peninsula.

 

21.    Complete a research project on the impacts of onsite domestic wastewater systems on Wainui waterways. Consider research findings and develop an action plan.

Contributors: Waterways Centre and Wainui community.

ZC Role: Support researcher with contacts, encourage community participation, consider research findings and suitable actions.

22.    Raise public awareness about the need to regularly maintain onsite wastewater systems

Contributors: ZC, Ecan, community

ZC Role: Provide advice on how to best communicate this message locally, share information through networks, and recommend Ecan prioritise consent monitoring.

23.    Advocate for a successful resolution of the Akaroa Wastewater Scheme.

Contributors: CCC, community

         ZC Role: Provide input/advice where appropriate.

 

7.       Climate Change

 Climate change effects are taken into account in all infrastructure upgrades and planning on Banks Peninsula. As the Climates changes there is adequate water available and flooding is mitigated.

Wairewa ZIPA Outcome- Risks of flooding are known and understood and flood hazards reduced.

 

24.    Consider climate change effects on all actions.

 

25.    Promote the development of a contestable fund for flood management.

Contributors: ZC, Ecan, community

ZC Role: Recommend to Ecan that a contestable fund be established as part of LTP and provide advice on how this could work.

 

8.       Education and Communication

The Banks Peninsula community is empowered by education in environmental management. Environmental success in the zone are appropriately recognised and publicised.

 

26.    Develop and implement 6 monthly zone communication plans. This is to include a range of communication channels including social media.

Contributors: ZC, Ecan, CCC

ZC Role: Input to plan and assist with the content and delivery.

27.    Support and promote freshwater education programmes and community led projects.

ZC Role: Support groups through attendance at events, raise profile in community through inviting to ZC meeting and sharing information/photos using social media.

28.    Zone Committee to provide updates to CCC, Ecan, Community Boards and the wider community.

ZC Role: Quarterly reporting to CCC, annual reporting to Ecan, initiate regular reporting to community board.

29.    Recommend that 15 streams on Banks Peninsula are labelled.

Contributors: CCC

ZC Role: Effectively influence CCC priorities to fund signage.

 

9.       Coastal

The harbours are a natural extension of the rivers and streams. The marine biodiversity of the harbours is protected and restored.

 

30.    Ongoing research in the coastal environment to inform the Coastal Plan Review.

Contributors: DOC, Ecan, CCC, Universities

ZC Role: Revise and share updates on research where appropriate. ZC participate and contribute to the development of the Plan.

 

 


 

Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee

 

Members’ Register of Interests at 17 December 2018

 

Representative’s Name and Interests

 

 

Paula Smith

·         Member of the Canterbury Aoraki Conservation Board Te Rūnanga Papa Atawhai o Waitaha me Aoraki

·         Chair of Stoddart Cottage Trust, Diamond Harbour

·         Friend of Orton Bradley Park

·         Residential landowner, Diamond Harbour

 

 

Gina Waibl

·         Owner of a forestry block with a number of springs (67ha) and a small flock of sheep

·         Predator Free Port Hills Steering Committee

·         Resident of Lyttelton Harbour

 

 

Garrick Thorn

·         Resident of Sumner

·         Operations Engineer at Dept of Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Canterbury, 

·         Experienced: Researcher, Project manager, Process engineer, Environmental engineer (wastewater treatment)

·         Passionate about science/engineering outreach, engagement and education.

 

 

 

 

 


Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee

19 February 2019

     

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Karakia/Timatanga

1.       Apologies................................................................................................................................... 8

2.       Confirmation of Previous Minutes.......................................................................................... 8

3.       Matters Arising from the Minutes........................................................................................... 8

4.       Deputations by Appointment.................................................................................................. 8

5.       Identification of Urgent Items.................................................................................................. 8

6.       Identification of General Public Contribution........................................................................ 8

7.       Election of Acting Chairperson

Under the Terms of Reference, each year the Committee is required to appoint a Chair and Deputy Chair from the membership.  This appointment process will be undertaken at the March meeting.  In the meantime, an Acting Chairperson is required for this meeting

Reports

8.       Whakaraupō Community Advisory Group........................................................................... 17

9.       Okains Bay Drainage Issues.................................................................................................... 25

10.     Banks Peninsula Zone Committee - Annual Report............................................................. 31

11.     Banks Peninsula Zone Committee - Quarterly Update........................................................ 39

12.     Facilitator's Update - February 2019..................................................................................... 45   

Karakia Whakamutunga

 

 


Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee

19 February 2019

 

 

 

 

The meeting will be opened with a Karakia/Timatanga and closed with a Karakia/Whakamutunga

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 Committee meeting held on Tuesday, 20 November 2018  be confirmed (refer page 9).

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

7.   Election of Acting Chairperson

 


Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee

19 February 2019

 

 

 

                                                   

 

 

 

Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee

Open Minutes

 

 

Date:                                     Tuesday 20 November 2018

Time:                                    4pm

Venue:                                 Wainui Community Centre

3 Wainui Valley Road, Wainui, Banks Peninsula

 

 

Present

Chair

Deputy Chair

Members

Paula Smith - Community Representative    

Pam Richardson - Community Representative

Gina Waibl - Community Representative      

Ian Lloyd - Community Representative          

Garrick Thorn - Community Representative 

Fiona Nicol - Community Representative      

Elizabeth Cunningham - Councillor Environment Canterbury      

Benita Wakefield - Te Rūnanga o Wairewa   

 

 

20 November 2018

 

Committee Advisor

Liz Ryley

Tel: 941 8153

Christchurch City Council

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

 

 

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Elizabeth Cunningham opened the meeting with a Karakia/Timatanga.

 

The agenda was dealt with in the following order.

1.   Apologies

Committee Resolved BPZC/2018/00013

That the apologies from Andrew Turner, June Swindells, Manaia Cunningham and Pere Tainui be accepted.

Pam Richardson/Benita Wakefield                                                                                                                      Carried

 

2.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

Committee Resolved BPZC/2018/00014

That the minutes of the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee meeting held on Tuesday, 16 October 2018 be confirmed, subject to the following amendments:

·    Page 8 – Item 8, Committee Comment, number 1 “Hub” be amended to read “Port Hills Biodiversity Hub”

·    Page 10 – Item 9, Committee Comment, paragraph 4, “FED” be amended to read “FEP”; and paragraph 5 be amended to read “FEP workshops should be considered…”

·    Page 11 – Item 10, Committee Comment, paragraph 5 remove the word “white”

·    Page 12 – Item 13, Committee Comment, bullet point 5 be amended to read “Remind the Council that the reticulated Banks Peninsula communities, including the Harbour Basin, need targeted messaging

Pam Richardson/Gina Waibl                                                                                                                                   Carried

 

3.   Matters Arising from the Minutes

·    Gina advised about the Farm Forestry New Zealand Forest Practice Guides (2018) for the National Environmental Standards for Plantation Forestry, available on its website. http://www.nzffa.org.nz/farm-forestry-model/resource-centre/forest-practice-guides-and-codes-of-practice/

4.   Deputations by Appointment

There were no deputations by appointment.

5.   Identification of Urgent Items

·    Pam referred to the issue of the impact of stream water quality on coastal recreation water quality noted under Item 9 of the minutes and information from Lesley Bolton Ritchie.  Olivia advised this was a matter to be considered in the Facilitator’s report.

 

·    Olivia noted that if Committee members wished to, they could individually submit to the City Council’s Draft Management Plans on Misty Peaks and Te Oka Reserves, currently open for consultation.  A drop-in session would be held at the Akaroa markets, and the consultation period would close on 18 December 2018.

 

·    Pam advised that she had attended a meeting regarding the opening and lake levels of Te Roto o Wairewa – Lake Forsyth, organised by the Christchurch City Council.  The opening occurs for flood management, tuna and inaka.  Issues are stock on the lake edge which is a blurred edge.  Pam advised she would send the notes from that meeting to Zone Committee members.  It was noted that the Zone Committee was not involved in that meeting and perhaps should be.

 

·    Gina advised that she attended a Lincoln University Post Graduate Conference that included a wide range of papers, such as studies on whitebait/mudfish habitat.

 

Ian Lloyd arrived at 4.30pm

 

·    Pam referred to the matter of a stormwater management plan for Banks Peninsula and a briefing about this process.  Olivia noted that an update in this regard would occur in early 2019.  The Committee is interested in understanding why discharges from the roading network are not considered as part of the consent.

6.   Identification of General Public Contributions

Local member of the community, Neil Smith, was welcomed to provide a contribution at the meeting.  As the Zone Committee members had been unable to attend a field trip prior to the meeting, due to the weather conditions, Neil provided an explanation about the areas of land that are QEII Covenanted, and the great public contributions provided to improve the bush, trees and birdlife in Wainui.  He talked about the great work carried out by Alice Shanks and Tom Evans on fencing with those farmers, and thanked organisations involved, such as the QEII Trust, Environment Canterbury, Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust, and others, in their efforts to improve the water quality.  Planting of the Wainui Stream had occurred and the stream fenced off, to assist the whitebait habitat.

 

Neil referred to an area of Council owned pine trees in the block of land containing the sewer system.  There has been a suggestion that the pine trees be removed and replaced by native trees, and that the community could assist with this work.  Neil was asked to contact the Zone Committee again if that did not occur.

 

Pam suggested that perhaps a catchment plan for Wainui may be useful.  It was agreed that a plan could be a useful way of articulating the vision for the catchment. 

 

Discussion took place about a weir and the issue of stagnant water in the main culvert in Wainui Stream.

 

7.   Correspondence

 

Committee Comment

1.         Paula advised that she had received an email from Councillor Cotter about the matter of labelling of streams.  The matter will be considered at the next Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee.

 

 

Committee Resolved BPZC/2018/00015

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

1.         Note the correspondence sent to Councillor Pauline Cotter, Chair of the Christchurch City Council’s Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee about labelling streams on Banks Peninsula.

Paula Smith/Pam Richardson                                                                                                                                 Carried

 

 

8.   Fish Passage in Culverts - Cass Bay, Corsair Bay and Rāpaki

 

Committee Comment

1.         Duncan Gray, Freshwater Ecologist from ECan spoke to his report about the assessment of culverts in Rāpaki and Cass Bay.  He advised there had been no time to investigate Corsair Bay at this stage.  He tabled fish passage pamphlets and copies of the New Zealand Fish Passage Guide.  He noted the culvert issues as; overhanging drop, length of the culvert, water velocity, and the volume of water relative to the volume of water in the stream.  There are ways to retrofit the culverts, such as placing boulders into the weir for fish passage, and when building new culverts.

2.         Discussion was held by the Committee about culverts in both those areas and the importance that any new structure provides for fish passage.

3.         The following suggestions were considered:

a.         a co-ordinated approach with promotion is required to provide self-sufficient solutions;

b.         fish passage could be integrated into the Nature Agents programme;

c.         the comparison of fish species populations between two streams with and without barriers.

 

Committee Resolved BPZC/2018/00016

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

1.         Receive the presentation on fish passage.

2.         Receive the updates regarding fish passage in stormwater structures in Cass Bay, Corsair Bay and Rāpaki.

Paula Smith/Pam Richardson                                                                                                                                 Carried

 

 

9.   Banks Peninsula Fish Passage Information

 

Committee Comment

1.         Olivia Smith referred to the A3 map on page 28 of the agenda showing the fish passage categorisation.  She explained the two sources of information received about the barriers to fish passage on Banks Peninsula, undertaken by ECan scientists and by a summer student.

2.         Discussion was held about liaising with various groups in relation to this matter, such as the Okuti Valley, Living Springs and Te Rūnanga o Koukourārata.

 

Committee Resolved BPZC/2018/00017

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

1.         Receive the update on progress made toward responding to the Zone Committee’s recommendation regarding barriers to fish passage on Banks Peninsula.

2.         Promote checking for fish passage barriers, including culverts, on private land specifically through discussions and Farm Environment Plan workshops.

3.         Promote awareness of fish passage issues generally throughout the community using our information cards and other mechanisms.

4.         Support community initiatives that are addressing fish passage barriers.

Paula Smith/Fiona Nicol                                                                                                                                            Carried

 

 

10. Assessing Mahinga Kai as Part of Our State of the Takiwā Monitoring

 

Committee Comment

1.         Benita Wakefield spoke briefly to the report in Manaia Cunningham’s absence.

2.         The Zone Committee agreed to defer the report until Manaia was available.

3.         Benita spoke about what mahinga kai means and the importance of having indicators for mahinga kai. She reiterated that  mahinga kai requires a whole of catchment approach ki uta ki tai. Mahinga kai needs to be brought into the mainstream and protected for future generations.

4.         Benita advised she will write an article on mahinga kai.

5.         Discussion will continue on this matter at the Committee's next meeting.

 

 

Committee Resolved BPZC/2018/00018

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

1.         Receive the presentation by Benita Wakefield, who stressed that mahinga kai needs to be part of the main stream, and considered in everything we do;

2.         Reconsider this report at the Committee’s next meeting.

Paula Smith/Pam Richardson                                                                                                                                 Carried

 

 

11. Zone Committee Engagement Event – Banks Peninsula A&P Show at Little River

 

Committee Comment

1.         Gina Waibl spoke to the report about having a Committee stall at the Banks Peninsula A&P Show at Little River on 19 January 2019.

2.         Discussion was held about focus on three particular themes:

a.         Mahinga kai

b.         Te Roto o Wairewa

c.         Fish Passage.

3.         Olivia will email all members regarding a roster of attendance at the event.

4.         Copies of the three year action plan should be available for members to hand out.

5.         Other suggestions included:

a.         Extend an invitation to the Okuti River Group to be part of the stall

b.         a video that can be displayed

c.         the Wairewa ZIP Addendum

d.         bank stabilisation

6.         Also noted was a Predator Free Port Hills stall at the Governors Bay Fete.

 

Committee Resolved BPZC/2018/00019

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

1.         Agree to host a stall at the Banks Peninsula A&P Show at Little River on 19 January 2019.

2.         Provide the following three ideas on how to make the stall engaging:

2.1       Mahinga kai

2.2       Te Roto o Wairewa

2.3       Fish Passage

Benita Wakefield/Paula Smith                                                                                                                               Carried

 

 

12. Farm Environment Plan Workshops

 

Committee Comment

1.         Brad Baxter, the recently appointed Land Management Advisor for Environment Canterbury, introduced himself to the meeting and spoke to the report about Farm Environment Plan (FEP) workshops. 

2.         It was noted that mahinga kai could be integrated more effectively into the workshop so it is not a stand-alone item.

3.         Brad is available at Little River if needed in relation to the FEPs every Wednesday from 9am-12noon. 

4.         Lengthy discussion was held about the appropriate areas to hold the workshops.

Elizabeth Cunningham departed at 7.27pm and returned at 7.34pm prior to the recommendation being put to the meeting.

 

 

Committee Resolved BPZC/2018/00020

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

1.         Does not confirm the priority areas for two Farm Environment Plan workshops at this time.

2.         Recommends that Brad Baxter does investigations in the New Year to gauge areas for Farm Environment Plan workshops and reports the outcome back to the Committee.

Paula Smith/Pam Richardson                                                                                                                                 Carried

 

 

13. Canterbury Water Management Strategy Fit for the Future Project

 

Committee Comment

1.         The Committee noted that the draft new goals had not been included in the report, for the Committee’s consideration.  Olivia will email these to the members.

2.         Feedback was provided at the meeting, with the following points requiring consideration:

a.         inclusion of the coastline

b.         private water supplies

c.         quality of water

d.         how the three year action plan aligns with the project targets/work programmes

e.         ensure clear goals on Kaitiakitanga – Benita will discuss these with the Rūnanga and provide information to the Committee.

 

 

Committee Resolved BPZC/2018/00021

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the Canterbury Water Management Strategy Fit for the Future Project report.

2.         Provide the Project Team with information on the Zone Committee’s three year action plan, Zone Implementation Programme (ZIP) and ZIP Addendum to ensure that its current objectives align well with the Fit for the Future project.

Paula Smith/Garrick Thorn                                                                                                                                      Carried

 

 

14. Facilitator's Update

 

Committee Comment

1.         Olivia Smith spoke to her report and the Committee suggested additional ideas for the 2018 Annual Report:

a.         the content of the Annual Report would state that fish passage is a hot issue for the Zone Committee

b.         include some information on the state of the waterways, including Te Roto o Wairewa

c.         the bank stabilisation programme is in process with funding aside for the work, and flooding reduced

d.         note the issues that the Zone Committee have raised regarding the Committee’s governance role and processes

2.         Benita suggested encouraging youth into the Zone Committee by inviting school presentations perhaps two per year.  This will be considered in conjunction with the three year action plan.

3.         It was noted that under Upcoming Events, 21 November Diamond Harbour School at Te Wharau Stream in Orton Bradley would be held one week later, on 28 November.

 

 

Committee Resolved BPZC/2018/00022

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

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

2.         Provide feedback on ideas for the Zone Committee 2018 Annual Report, as noted during discussion.

Paula Smith/Ian Lloyd                                                                                                                                                Carried

 

 

As it was the final meeting for Pam Richardson and Ian Lloyd, members thanked them and a small presentation was given.

 

Elizabeth Cunningham closed the meeting with a Karakia/Whakamutunga.

   

Meeting concluded at 8.22pm.

 

CONFIRMED THIS <Enter date as 1st, 2nd, 3rd etc> DAY OF <Enter MONTH YYYY>

 

PAULA SMITH

CHAIRPERSON

 

 

 


Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee

19 February 2019

 

 

 

 

8.        Whakaraupō Community Advisory Group

Reference:

19/143129

Presenter(s):

Karen Banwell, Programme Manager

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is for the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee to be updated on the establishment of the Whakaraupō Community Advisory Group and the opportunity to appoint a Zone Committee representative to the group.

1.2       This agenda item relates to Action 1 in the Zone Committee 3-year Action Plan.

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Appoint a Zone Committee representative to the Whakaraupō Community Advisory Group.

2.         Discuss opportunities to host a Nature City Event in the Whakaraupō catchment in April 2019.

 

3.   Report

3.1       Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke, Canterbury Regional Council, Lyttelton Port Company Limited, Christchurch City Council and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu (the Partners) have agreed to work together to develop and implement the Whakaraupō Catchment Management Plan - Whaka-Ora Healthy Harbour, to restore the ecological and cultural health of the harbour.

 

3.2       The commitment to developing Whaka-Ora Healthy Harbour emerged from the Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan development process.  Lyttelton Port suffered extensive damage in the Canterbury Earthquake Sequence 2010-12 and to assist in the rebuild and improvement of the Port, the Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan was developed. Recorded in the plan is a commitment by the five parties to develop a non-statutory catchment management plan for Whakaraupō/ Lyttelton Harbour.  This commitment was very much driven by community submissions on the proposed Plan, which voiced the collective desire to improve the health of the harbour.

 

3.3       To develop the Whakaraupō/Lyttelton Harbour Catchment Management Plan – Whaka-Ora Healthy Harbour, a governance group was established with representatives from each of the five organisations.  A working group was also established with representatives from each organisation, the community and the zone committee.  This group provided input on the content, structure and style of the plan and provided advice on how to effectively engage with the Whakaraupō community.  The working group was disestablished when the plan, Whaka-Ora Healthy Harbour, was finalised and launched in March 2018

 

3.4       In 2019 the focus is on implementing the projects and actions identified in the Whaka-Ora Healthy Harbour Plan.  A Programme Manager has been appointed to help co-ordinate the implementation of the plan and support the governance group.  The governance group will oversee the implementation of the plan.  A community advisory group will be established to assist with the implementation of the plan (please refer to attached Terms of Reference for a description of the role and function of the group). This group will include a representative from the Zone Committee.

 

3.5       A hardcopy of the Whaka-Ora Healthy Harbour Plan will be available at the meeting and further information about the Nature City Challenge will be provided to members via email.

 

 

Attachments

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Whakaraupō Community Advisory Group Terms of Reference

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9.        Okains Bay Drainage Issues

Reference:

19/144371

Presenter(s):

Olivia Smith, Zone Facilitator

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is for the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee to be updated about a field visit to Okains Bay to discuss flooding and drainage issues in the catchment.

1.2       This agenda item relates to Action2 5 in the Zone Committee 3 Year Action Plan.

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the Okains Bay Drainage Issues report.

3.   Report

3.1       It was brought to the attention of the Banks Peninsula Zone Committee that there were flooding and drainage issues in Okains Bay. In March 2017, Zone Committee member, Ian Lloyd visited the site with an Environment Canterbury (Ecan) Land Management Advisor and identified some localised issues which could cause bank erosion and flooding.

3.2       The Zone Committee were also aware that landowners in the lower part of the catchment experience drainage issues which often cause prolonged periods of ponding in winter. Flooding has also occurred on numerous occasions around the camping ground area, museum and the local roads.

3.3       In response to these concerns, the Zone Committee recommended that River Engineers from Ecan, a coastal hazard expert, and drainage staff from Christchurch City Council (CCC) visit the catchment and meet some landowners to better understand the issues. A site visit was organised in late November 2018 and was attended by Pam Richardson (former zone committee member), Jenny Plank (Ecan River Engineer), Justin Cope (Ecan Coastal Hazard Advisor) and several landowners in the catchment. Tim Ayers (CCC Drainage) was unable to attend but later provided written comments in response to the questions asked by landowners.

3.4       Jenny Plank and Tim Ayers provided a summary of the information discussed (refer to attachment). This information has been provided to landowners involved in the visit and Brad Baxter (Ecan Land Management Advisor). Landowners have also been provided with the contact details of relevant Council staff, so they can get updates on any proposed works and seek advice/expertise on specific issues. Brad will be able to discuss this information with Okains Bay landowners who attend the Farm Environment Plan Workshop in March 2019.

 

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Okains Bay Drainage Issues

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10.    Banks Peninsula Zone Committee - Annual Report

Reference:

19/144955

Presenter(s):

Olivia Smith, Zone Facilitator

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is to provide a draft of the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee Annual Report for amendment and approval.

1.2       This agenda item relates to Action 28 in the Zone Committee 3 Year Action Plan.

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Approve the Banks Peninsula Zone Committee Annual Report 2018, as attached, subject to amendments as agreed at this meeting.

2.         Note that the Annual Report will be presented by the Zone Committee (Acting) Chair to Environment Canterbury on 14 March 2019 and Christchurch City Council on 28 March 2019.

3.         Suggest ideas about how the Annual Report could be used to increase community awareness about the Zone Committee’s work.

3.   Report

3.1       The Zone Committee is required to report annually on its activities to Environment Canterbury and the Christchurch City Council.

3.2       In November 2018, Zone Committee members suggested projects and actions that could be included in the 2018 Annual Report. The attached report incorporates these suggestions.

3.3       The Zone Committee (Acting) Chair will present the report to Environment Canterbury Council on the 14 March 2019 and Christchurch City Council on 28th March 2019. 

 

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Zone Committee - Annual Report 2018

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11.    Banks Peninsula Zone Committee - Quarterly Update

Reference:

19/147984

Presenter(s):

Gillian Jenkins, Zone Delivery Lead

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is for the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee to be updated on actions and projects that were progressed by the Zone Delivery Team at Environment Canterbury in the last quarter.

1.2       This work is aligned with the outcomes and actions identified in the Zone Committee 3-year Action Plan.

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the Quarterly Update report.

2.         Provide advice on the reporting frequency and approach of the quarterly reporting.

3.   Report

3.1       Environment Canterbury’s Zone Delivery Team includes a Biodiversity Officer, Land Management Advisor and Compliance Officers. The attached report details the activities and projects that staff have progressed to help deliver some of the actions in the Zone Committee’s 3 Year Action Plan.

 

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Quarterly Update Summary BP Q2 2018-2019

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12.    Facilitator's Update - February 2019

Reference:

19/145310

Presenter(s):

Olivia Smith, Zone Facilitator

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is for the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee to be informed of the:

1.1.1   Resignation from the Zone Committee of Fiona Nicol, refer to the attached correspondence.

1.1.2   Events, updates and actions from previous meetings.

2.   Recommendations

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Accept the resignation of Fiona Nicol from the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee and thank Fiona for her contribution.

2.         Encourage landowners to attend the Farm Environment Plan Workshop at Okains Bay on 4 March 2019.

3.         Provide feedback on the proposed Zone Committee work programme for the next three months.

3.   Report

 

3.1       RECENT EVENTS

Event

Target Audience

 

Zone Committee Stall at the A&P Show at Little River, 19 January

 

 

A huge thank you to Benita for all her help organising and setting up the stall. Thank you to Gina for initiating the stall and other Zone Committee members who visited the stall.


It was great to meet community members including several landowners who are interested in the Banks Stabilisation project. Several other landowners were keen to connect with the Committee regarding various matters.

 

See photos below.

Zone Committee Member Induction

Friday 15 February - 9.30am - 3pm

Living Springs

 

New Zone Committee members joining the Banks Peninsula, Selwyn and CHWM Zone Committees.

 


 

 

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3.2       UPCOMING EVENTS

Scientific Snippets – 4 Friday morning sessions

 

59 Gloucester St, Christchurch - 10:00 am - 11:30 am

$24

 

·    15 February - Sustainable groundwater management in NZ with Professor Bob Bower

 

·    22 February - Microbes and climate change with Paul Broady

 

·    1 March - Impacts of a Future Alpine Fault Earthquake with Daniel Blake PhD

 

·    8 March - MedSalv: Tackling single use plastic dependency in our healthcare system with Oliver Hunt

 

Public event hosted by the Canterbury Workers Education Association Public.

 

Visit https://ecocanterbury.org.nz/

CCC Sustainable Living Series

Launch Sunday 10 February 2019

Tūranga/Main Christchurch Library

All events are FREE, no bookings required.

 

A series of public talks, workshops and Storytime. Visit the library website for more details.

 

Beef and Lamb Farm Environment Plan Workshop

4 March - 10am-3pm

Okains Bay Museum

 

Please spread the word and encourage Banks Peninsula farmers to attend.

Zone Committee Annual Report presented to:

·    Environment Canterbury 14 March

·    Christchurch City Council 28 March

Zone Committee Chair to attend.

 

Mahoe-nui Autumn Plantcare Days

9 March at 9:15 am - 11:30 am

The site is on the hairpin bend on Evans Pass Road (opp Rapanui Bush). Great views to Godley Head and Lyttleton Harbour.

 

 

This is organised by Forest and Bird, Sumner Environment Group and the Christchurch City Council

 

Volunteers are wanted to assist with plant maintenance and predator control.

 

Nature City Event

26 – 29 April

 

Refer to email that was sent to you with link to website. We will discuss ideas for this at the Zone Committee meeting.

 

 

3.3       OTHER UPDATES

 

Stormwater Issues in Little River

In April 2018, the Zone Committee sent a letter to Christchurch City Council recommending they prioritise funding in the Council’s Long Term Plan to address stormwater issues in the Little River catchment. This letter was sent in support of issues raised by the Little River Wairewa Community Trust. Christchurch City Council has now allocated $800,000 of funding over three years for stormwater infrastructure renewals in Little River. Christchurch City Council is working with Ecan river engineers to ensure that the renewals have a positive effect on surface flooding.

 

Okuti Valley Community Project

Alison Evans (Co-ordinator of the Okuti Valley Community Project) has invited the Zone Committee on a fieldtrip to view the project. This fieldtrip could be held on 16 April instead of a formal Zone Committee meeting and could be combined with a visit to view the bank stabilisation works in Little River.  

 

3.4       UPDATE ON ZONE COMMITTEE ACTION PLAN IMPLEMENTATION

             Refer to the 3 Year Action Plan at page 2 of the agenda.  Listed below are the key actions that have been progressed or reported on this month.

 

ACTION

UPDATE

Action 1

·     Appointing a Zone Committee representative to the Whakaraupō Community Advisory Group in February.

Action 3

·     Mahinga Kai display at the Little River A&P Show in January organised by Benita.

·     Mahinga Kai will be integrated in FEP workshop on 4 March at Okains Bay.

·     Zone Committee members to visit Te Roto o Wairewa in February to discuss what Mahinga Kai means to local Rūnanga.

Action 8

·     FEP workshop organised for 4 March in Okains Bay.

Action 15

·     Display at the Little River A&P Show on fish passage and information for landowners.

Action 25

·     Report back on drainage issues in Okains Bay in February.

Action 27

·     Okuti Community project have invited the Zone Committee on a tour of the project.

Action 28

·     This year the Zone Committee will report quarterly to the Community Board.

 

3.5       ZONE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

             Refer to the attached table for an update on recommendations from previous meetings.

 

 

Attachments

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Resignation Letter - Fiona Nicol

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Draft Zone Committee Work Programme for the next three months

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Zone Committee 3 Year Action Plan

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d

Update on Zone Committee Recommendations - Table

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