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 March 2019

Time:                                   4pm

Venue:                                 Lyttelton Community Boardroom, 25 Canterbury Street, Lyttelton

 

 

Membership

Members

Gina Waibl - Community Representative     

Rima Herber - Community Representative  

Elizabeth Macpherson - Community Representative       

Ben Manson - Community Representative  

Paula Smith - Community Representative  

Garrick Thorn - 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

 

 

14 March 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

 

To view copies of Agendas and Minutes, visit:
https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/meetings-agendas-and-minutes/
https://www.ecan.govt.nz/get-involved/council-and-committee-meetings/

 


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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

 

 

Updated:

13 February 2019

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 


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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

Staff Reports

7.        Zone Committee Election of Chairperson, Deputy Chairperson and Regional Representative..................................................................................................................... 17

8.        Whakaraupō Roadside Cutting Project Update..................................................... 19

9.        Monitoring Using Mātauranga............................................................................ 21

10.      Okains Bay Drainage Matters - Verbal Update

Update by Peter Kingsbury

11.      Zone Committee Communications..................................................................... 23

12.      Facilitator's Update - 19 March 2019.................................................................... 27   

Karakia Whakamutunga

 

 


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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, 19 February 2019  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


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Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee

Open Minutes

 

 

Date:                                     Tuesday 19 February 2019

Time:                                    6.30pm

Venue:                                 Te Whare Tapere O Te Mata Hapuku - Birdlings Flat Community Centre, 157 Poranui Beach Road, Birdlings Flat

 

Present

Members

Gina Waibl - Community Representative      

Rima Herber - Community Representative   

Elizabeth Macpherson - Community Representative        

Ben Manson - Community Representative  

Paula Smith - Community Representative    

Garrick Thorn - 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                   

 

In Attendance:  Pam Richardson (Banks Peninsula Community Board Chair), Steve Lowndes (ECan Chair), Mark Malcolm and John Benn (DOC); and ECan staff members Karen Banwell, Sarah Helleur, and Brad Baxter

 

 

19 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

 

 

www.ccc.govt.nz

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At 4.00 pm Manaia Cunningham opened the informal gathering with a Karakia/Timatanga.  A site visit was undertaken to the nearby boatshed.

 

The agenda was dealt with in the following order.

 

The newly appointed Zone Committee members, Ben Manson, Elizabeth Macpherson and Rima Herber, were warmly welcomed to the Committee, along with other attendees.

 

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 to be elected for this meeting.

 

 

Committee Resolved BPZC/2019/00001

It was resolved that Paula Smith be appointed Acting Chairperson of the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee meeting on 19 February 2019.

Elizabeth Cunningham/Andrew Turner                                                                                                             Carried

1.   Apologies

Committee Resolved BPZC/2019/00002

That an apology from June Swindells be accepted.

Paula Smith/Elizabeth Cunningham                                                                                                                     Carried

 

2.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

Committee Resolved BPZC/2019/00003

That the minutes of the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee meeting held on Tuesday, 20 November 2018 be confirmed.

Paula Smith/Elizabeth Cunningham                                                                                                                     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.

 

Note:  Item 7 was dealt with at the start of the meeting.

 

8.   Whakaraupō Community Advisory Group

 

Committee Comment

1.         Karen Banwell, ECan spoke to her report on a partnership to develop and implement the Whakaraupō Catchment Management Plan.  She referred members to the City Nature Challenge website and competition: http://citynaturechallenge.org/.  Members were encouraged to contact Karen if they had ideas for a potential event for the City Nature Challenge.

 

Committee Resolved BPZC/2019/00004

The Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Appoint Gina Waibl as the Zone Committee representative to the Whakaraupō Community Advisory Group.

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

Paula Smith/Manaia Cunningham                                                                                                                        Carried

 

 

9.   Okains Bay Drainage Issues

 

Committee Comment

1.         Pam Richardson was invited to speak to the report and informed the Committee that several of the culverts identified during the visit are now to be replaced.  Discussion was held about opportunities for the Zone Committee in relation to drainage issues at Okains Bay.  For clarification purposes, a query will be made to the Christchurch City Council’s Waterways Ecologists in relation to the habitat of mudfish.  An area of willows possibly on Christchurch City Council land was discussed and members agreed that further information should be sought in relation to this.  Clarification of the land ownership and its management are required.

 

 

Committee Resolved BPZC/2019/00005

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee:

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

2.         Request information from the Christchurch City Council on:

a.         clarification of the land ownership and management of a parcel of land identified in the map on page 24 of the agenda;

b.         the period that the targeted rate for drainage at Okains Bay applied;

c.         an account of income and expenditure for that targeted rate, and any resulting unexpended balance;

d.         what the rate is or was spent on, or is proposed to be spent on, and if there is currently a targeted rate;

3.         Report the information received from the Christchurch City Council on the targeted drainage rate back to the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee.

Andrew Turner/Paula Smith                                                                                                                                   Carried

 

 

10. Banks Peninsula Zone Committee - Annual Report

 

Committee Comment

1.         Lengthy discussion was held about the content of the Annual Report, resulting in amendments suggested by members to the content.  The report will be amended and recirculated to members.

2.         Suggestions on how to increase community awareness about the Committee’s work included profiling some of the Annual Report stories in the Akaroa Mail, presenting the report to the Community Board, and sharing the report on social media, particularly with community Facebook pages.

 

 

Committee Resolved BPZC/2019/00006

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.

Elizabeth Cunningham/Paula Smith                                                                                                                     Carried

 

 

11. Banks Peninsula Zone Committee - Quarterly Update

 

Committee Comment

1.         Gillian Jenkins highlighted particular areas of her Quarterly Update, and advised that more detail would become available.  She advised that Shelley Washington will provide the Committee with an update on the roadside cutting project at its next meeting.  Brad Baxter will run a Farm Environment Plan (FEP) workshop on 4 March, and provide an update to the Committee in April about the Wairewa bank stabilisation work.  Posters for the FEP workshop will be forwarded to members for distribution, as well as advertising in the Akaroa Mail and email distribution of information.  At this time 50 farmers have taken up FEPs.  Mahinga Kai and biodiversity are included in the FEPs. 

2.         To assist the Committee, staff will check and provide the definition between a farm and a lifestyle block.

3.         Gillian introduced Sarah Helleur to the Committee, newly appointed to Environment Canterbury as the Resource Management Officer for Forestry.

4.         Minor typographical corrections will be made to the document.

5.         An additional column was suggested to be able to number each point, for easier reference.

 

 

Committee Resolved BPZC/2019/00007

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the Quarterly Update report.

2.         Provide advice that the reporting frequency should be quarterly.

Paula Smith/Andrew Turner                                                                                                                                   Carried

 

 

12. Facilitator's Update - February 2019

 

Committee Comment

1.         Olivia thanked members for their support at the Little River A&P Show, particular Benita for her organisation.

2.         Gina will report to the next meeting about Beef and Lamb New Zealand’s Farm Trees and Carbon Workshop being held in Amberley.  Information is available at the link: https://beeflambnz.com/events/blnz-farms-trees-and-carbon-workshop-amberley

 

Committee Resolved BPZC/2019/00008

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.

Paula Smith/Manaia Cunningham                                                                                                                        Carried

 

 

Garrick Thorn departed at 8.08pm.

 

Peter Kingsbury provided the Committee with an update on various matters, including roadside cutting trials and draft information cards that are being worked on.

 

John Benn, DOC, reported on a wilding conifer control two phased programme being led by the MPI and DOC.

 

Manaia Cunningham closed the meeting with a Karakia/Whakamutunga.

 

Brief discussion was held about an earlier start time for the meetings during the winter months.

 


 

   

Meeting concluded at 8.24pm.

 

 

CONFIRMED THIS 19TH DAY OF MARCH 2019

 

PAULA SMITH

ACTING CHAIRPERSON

 


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7.     Zone Committee Election of Chairperson, Deputy Chairperson and Regional Representative

Reference:

19/271051

Presenter(s):

Liz Ryley, Committee Advisor
(Timing for item – 10 minutes)

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is to outline the roles of the Committee Chair, Deputy Chair and Regional Committee Representative of the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee.

1.2       The Committee shall appoint the Chair and Deputy Chair from the membership by simple majority.  Nominations will be sought for these positions, as well as for the position of Regional Committee Representative.

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Elect:

·        XXX as Chairperson for 2019

·        XXX as Deputy Chairperson for 2019

·        XXX as Regional Representative for 2019.

 

3.   Report

3.1       Chair and Deputy Chair

 

              The role of the Chair is to:

·    chair Zone Committee meetings;

·    liaise with the facilitator on Zone Committee work planning;

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

 

The role of the Deputy is to fill the above roles when the Chair is absent.

 

3.2       Regional Committee Representative

 

             The role of the Regional Committee Representative is to represent the Banks Peninsula Zone Committee at and contribute to the working of, the Regional Committee. The Regional Committee provides a regional perspective on the Canterbury Water Management Strategy and meets four times a year, progressing work through its working groups (e.g. Biodiversity, Infrastructure).

 

          The Banks Peninsula Regional Committee Representative is expected to report to the Regional Committee on matters raised by the Banks Peninsula Zone Committee which are likely to be of regional interest/significance. The representative is also expected to update the Banks Peninsula Zone Committee on the activities and deliberations of the Regional Committee.

 

 

Attachments

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8.     Whakaraupō Roadside Cutting Project Update

Reference:

19/271289

Presenter(s):

Shelley Washington (Ecan Land Management Advisor)
Shelley McMurtrie (Principal Aquatic Ecology Scientist at EOS Ecology)
Peter Kingsbury (Zone Committee/CCC Principal Advisor- Natural Resources)
(Timing for item – 45 minutes)

 

 

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 Whakaraupō Roadside Cutting Project.

1.2       This agenda item relates to Action 16 in the Zone Committee 3-Year Action Plan - ‘Complete the Whakaraupō Road Cutting Trial by 2021 to determine effective erosion control techniques’. This action will help achieve the erosion and sediment outcome in the Zone Implementation Programme (ZIP).

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receive the Whakaraupō Roadside Cutting Project update.

 

3.   Report

3.1       The Banks Peninsula Zone has short, steep catchments with loess soils which are prone to erosion. Many of the roadside cuttings on the Banks Peninsula roading network have exposed loess and are an ongoing source of sediment (refer to Figure 1 below).

3.2       Sediment from road side cuttings (and landslips and stream bank erosion) negatively impacts water quality, Mahinga Kai and Kia moana on Banks Peninsula. Sediment in streams and the coastal environment is natural, but if sediment levels get too high, it can disrupt ecosystems and harm aquatic species. Excess sediments can cause damage by blocking light that allows algae (an important food source) to grow, harm fish gills, smother important habitat, and reduce instream visibility for aquatic species.

3.3       Reducing sediment discharges into waterways, is a priority outcome identified in the ZIP.  To assist with achieving this outcome, the Zone Committee recommended that Christchurch City Council (CCC) and Environment Canterbury (ECan) establish a project to trial different revegetation techniques to reduce erosion on roadside cuttings. The aim of the project is to develop some useful guidance to inform how CCC could design and manage existing road-side cuttings to reduce sediment loss.

3.4       Ecan and CCC have contracted EOS Ecology to deliver the project, with guidance from a Project Steering Group. The Project Steering Group includes a Zone Committee representative, Paula Smith.

3.5       Two reports have been completed by EOS Ecology for CCC and ECan. The first report, completed in 2016 provided background information on the nature of the sediment issue and the identification of potential trial sites.  A second report was completed in November 2018 and details design, maintenance and monitoring matters for four potential trial sites.  In February 2019 CCC and ECan received costing details from EOS Ecology for establishing and monitoring two of the four trial sites.

3.6       Shelley Washington (ECan Land Management Advisor), Shelley McMurtrie (Principal Aquatic Ecology Scientist at EOS Ecology) and Peter Kingsbury (Zone Committee and CCC Principal Advisor- Natural Resources) will attend the Zone Committee meeting to provide a detailed update on the project and answer any questions.

3.1       The Committee has previously received updates on this project at committee meetings and via email. A copy of the recent report ‘Erosion and Sediment Control Lyttelton Harbour/Whakaraupō Roadside Cuttings: Stage 2 trail design development’ is available on the ECan website document library https://www.ecan.govt.nz/data/document-library/?Search=Whakaraupo .

 

Figure 1:

 

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9.     Monitoring Using Mātauranga

Reference:

19/271728

Presenter(s):

Tim Davie, Ecan Chief Scientist
(Timing for item – 30 minutes)

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is for the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee to be informed about the proposed monitoring using mātauranga Māori and additional monitoring of use in understanding mahinga kai trends.

1.2       This agenda item relates to Action 2 in the Zone Committee 3-year Action Plan- ‘Mahinga kai is used as an indicator to help monitor the health of Banks Peninsula waterways’.

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Accepts the information paper on Monitoring Using Mātauranga in response to Action 2 in the Zone Committee’s 3-Year Action Plan.

3.   Monitoring Using Mātauranga

3.1       The National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management (NPS-FM, 2017) stipulates that mātauranga Māori is to be used to report on outcomes set out in freshwater management plans.  In Canterbury there are policies and objectives around mahinga kai that naturally lend themselves to monitoring using mātauranga but the NPS-FM does not restrict to only mahinga kai.

3.2       Environment Canterbury (Ecan) is currently working with Gail Tipa to develop a framework for monitoring using mātauranga; this work is being led within Ecan by Graeme Clarke (Team Leader, Water Quality Science).  Gail Tipa is contracted to develop a framework for monitoring freshwater outcomes using mātauranga that will be carried out by rūnanga.  This framework will be trialled with Waihao and Arowhenua Rūnanga before being rolled out to other rūnanga in Canterbury.  The timeline for this work is to be completed within the 2019 calendar year.

4.   Additional Monitoring for Mahinga Kai

4.1       The  water quality team at Ecan is currently working on adding extra parameters to their monitoring programme that will inform mahinga kai monitoring.  This adds extra observations to be taken at sites monthly and added to the ecology database held at Ecan.  The type of observations are:

•     Native birdlife observed;

•     Fish observed;

•     Aquatic plant types observed (e.g. puha).

 

4.2       It is worth noting that the water quality team already make observations on the state of sites (e.g. riparian cover, water colour/turbidity; anything “out of the ordinary”).  The purpose of this additional monitoring is to add extra information of value to monitoring of mahinga kai; it is not intended as the only monitoring of mahinga kai as the mātauranga work (outlined above) is likely to add a lot more.  The additional monitoring will be trialled on Banks Peninsula before being rolled out across all of Canterbury.

4.3       The timeline is to start this monitoring in the new financial year (i.e. July 2019).  At the moment the water quality team is working to adapt the electronic field capture tools to collect the information and the database to accept it.

 

 

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19 March 2019

 

 

 

 

11.   Zone Committee Communications

Reference:

19/271935

Presenter(s):

Tania Butterfield (Communications Advisor)
Olivia Smith (Zone Facilitator)
(Timing for item – 25 minutes)

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is for the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee to provide feedback to staff on the Draft Six-Month Communications Plan and a proposed Zone Committee field trip.

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee provide feedback on:

1.         the Draft Six-Month Communications Plan;

2.         a proposed Zone Committee field trip.

3.   Draft Zone Communication Plan

3.1       The Zone Committee’s 3-year Action Plan states that the Zone Committee will develop and implement a six-monthly communications plan (Action 26).

3.2       The goal of the communications plan is to facilitate opportunities for Zone Committee members to:

·    highlight the work, activities and priorities of the Committee;

·    engage with members of the public around topical issues;

·    identify issues of concern to the public and how the Committee might assist in addressing/resolving these issues.

 

3.3       A Draft Communications Plan for March-August 2019, is attached to this paper.  It is intended that the plan will be implemented with support from Communications staff at Environment Canterbury and Christchurch City Council.

4.   Zone Committee Field Trip

4.1       Alison Evans (Okuti River Project Co-ordinator) has kindly invited the Zone Committee to visit the Okuti River to discuss progress with the community project which the Committee help fund through the IMS Biodiversity Fund. On the same field trip, the Committee could also include a visit a site to view earthworks/progress on the Wairewa Bank Stabilisation Project.

 

4.2       The Zone Committee are asked to provide feedback on the following:

·    Are you interested in doing the field trip in April?

 

·    Do you want to make the field trip open to the public?  If so, how do you want to advertise?

 

·    Any additional suggestions to ensure the field trip is a useful and interesting?

 

5.   Nature City 2019

 

5.1       At the February Zone Committee meeting, Karen Banwell (Whakaraupō Programme Manager) and Olivia Smith (Facilitator) discussed an opportunity for the Zone Committee to be part of the Nature City 2019 Challenge, 26–29th April.

5.2       The City Nature Challenge is a global event where cities around the world enter a friendly competition to see which can get the most observations of wild species. This year 162 cities have entered in the event and Christchurch has been nominated to represent New Zealand.

5.3       The event is focused on engaging the public in exploring nature and increasing biodiversity knowledge. Christchurch City Council are taking a lead role in coordinating nature activities, for all ages and experiences, in and around Christchurch and Banks Peninsula.

5.4       Zone Committee members, Garrick Thorn and Elizabeth Macpherson, have both provided useful ideas for possible activities. These include an event on Quail Island and integrating activities into school holiday programmes. Karen Banwell is now seeking further input from residents’ associations and will work with Councils over the coming weeks to confirm the activities in the Whakaraupō catchment. Zone Committee members will be kept up to date on progress.

 

 

 

 

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12.   Facilitator's Update - 19 March 2019

Reference:

19/273875

Presenter(s):

Olivia Smith, Zone Facilitator
(Timing for item – 20 minutes)

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

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

1.1.1   Events, updates and actions from previous meetings.

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Note the Facilitator’s update.

2.         Receive the verbal update from Gina Waibl on the Emissions Trading Scheme and One Billion Trees Fund workshop.

3.   Report

 

1.     RECENT EVENTS

Event

Update

Beef and Lamb Farm Environment Plan Workshop

4th March 10am-3pm

Okains Bay Museum

Attended by 20 farmers

 

2.     UPCOMING EVENTS

Event

Comments & Target Audience

 

Facing extinction: what are you gonna do?

21 March

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

59 Gloucester St 

 

Public.

Representatives from the newly-formed climate change action group Extinction Rebellion will talk on why strong action is needed now, and what those actions need to be.

Peak Meat – A Game Changer for Food Production, The Environment & Health

28 March at 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Lincoln University, Stewart Building, Lecture Theatre One

$5

 

Public

Join Kim Hill and panellists in a stimulating discussion about the impact of the intensive production of meat and milk on greenhouse gases, water pollution and soil degradation.

Zone Committee Annual Report presented to Christchurch City Council 28th March, Ecan Council on 11th April or May

Zone Committee Chair to attend.

City Nature Events

26th – 29th April

 

Banks Peninsula events to be confirmed.

 

3.     OTHER UPDATES 

 

Farm Trees and Carbon Workshops

Beef and Lamb NZ are running a series of workshops throughout NZ which focus on the opportunities available to farmers to generate a return from the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), the One Billion Trees fund, and localised tree-planting or land-retirement funding programmes. Gina Waibl will provide a verbal update on the workshop which she attended in December 2018.

 

Wastewater Updates

·    Lyttelton Wastewater Project:

-    All under harbour pipelines are complete.

-    All land-based pipelines in Lyttelton are complete.

-    The last work package for piping from the tunnel to the Alport Place pump station off Ferry Road will begin.

-    Commissioning of Governors Bay pump station has commenced.

-    Project completion is planned for March 2020.

 

·     Akaroa Wastewater and Duvauchelle wastewater: The next round of public consultation will commence in April 2019.

 

Canterbury Water Management Strategy (CWMS)- Fit for Future Project

The CWMS Fit for Future Project, led by the Canterbury Mayoral Forum, is currently underway to establish some 2025 and 2030 targets for the CWMS. In 2018, feedback was sought from the Regional Committee, Zone Committees and stakeholders on the draft targets and associated work programmes. Advice on the 2025 and 2030 targets is expected to go to the Mayoral Forum on the 24th May. This report will also include advice on strategic issues including: leadership and accountability; resourcing and funding for the ambitious work programme; monitoring, reporting and review of progress; building understanding and support for the CWMS. The Zone Committee will be updated on this project via the Committee’s Regional Committee representative and staff.

 

4.     UPDATE ON ZONE COMMITTEE ACTION PLAN IMPLEMENTATION

 

Listed below are the key actions from the 3-year Action Plan that have progressed or reported on this month.

 

ACTION

UPDATE

Action 16

Update from EOS Ecology and Council staff on the Whakaraupō Roadside Cutting Project.

Action 2

Paper from Tim Davie (Ecan Scientist) in response to zone committee request that Mahinga Kai be used an indicator to help monitor the health of Banks Peninsula waterways.

Action 25

CCC staff respond to questions raised at the February meeting regarding Okains Bay drainage matters.

Action 27

Feedback sought from zone committee on possible fieldtrip to the Okuti River Community Project.

 

5.     ZONE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

 

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

 

 

 

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