Great Barrier Environment Committee

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Great Barrier Environment Committee held in the Claris Conference Centre, 19 Whangaparapara Road, Claris, Great Barrier Island on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 at 10.00am.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Susan Daly

 

 

 

Deputy Chairperson

Judy Gilbert

 

 

 

Members

Jeff Cleave

 

 

 

 

Izzy Fordham

 

 

 

 

Christina Spence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN ATTENDANCE

 

Emma Cronin

Liz Westbrooke

Great Barrier Island Environmental Trust

 

Rebecca Gibson

Department of Conservation

 

Brigid Graney

Waste Minimisation Educator, Great Barrier Island

 

 

 

 

 


Great Barrier Environment Committee

26 March 2014

 

 

 

1          Welcome

 

 

2          Apologies

 

There were no apologies.

 

Secretarial note: Councillor Mike Lee gave his apologies.

 

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number GBESP/2014/15

MOVED by Member SP Daly, seconded by Member CA Spence:  

That the Great Barrier Environment Committee:

a)         confirms the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 27 February 2014, as a true and correct record.

CARRIED

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

There were no acknowledgements.

 

7          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

8          Deputations

 

There were no deputations.

 

9          Public Forum

 

9.1

Emma Cronin - Great Barrier Island Environmental Trust

 

Emma Cronin was in attendance to present to the Great Barrier Environment Committee in respect of the Trust’s proposed Easter rat hunt.

 

Resolution number GBESP/2014/16

MOVED by Member SP Daly, seconded by Member JJ Gilbert:  

That the Great Barrier Environment Committee thank Emma Cronin for her Public Forum presentation.

CARRIED

 

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

11        Notices of Motion

 

There were no notices of motion.

 

12

Infrastructure and Environmental Services Update Report

 

A document was tabled in respect to this item. A copy of the tabled document has been attached to the official copy of these minutes and can be viewed on the Auckland Council website.

 

Jeremy Warden, Biosecurity Advisor Plants-Great Barrier, Environmental Services – Infrastructure & Environmental was in attendance to present to the Great Barrier Environment Committee in respect to Biosecurity update.

 

Resolution number GBESP/2014/17

MOVED by Member SP Daly, seconded by Member IM Fordham:  

That the Great Barrier Environment Committee:

a)      notes the information in the Infrastructure and Environmental Services update report.

b)      requests that the multi-agency Kauri Die back meeting recently held on Great Barrier be reconvened as many key people were unable to attend due to short notice.

c)      requests a detailed report on the island specific Kauri Die back work programme.

d)      allocates its remaining unallocated environmental budget to fund a community pest management coordinator role for report back to the committee’s May 2014 meeting.

e)      thank Jeremy Warden for his presentation on the Biosecurity work programme update.

f)       requests that the Infrastructure and Environmental Services officers include a regular report on the rabbit control programme and contract including the Department of Conservation’s programme and contribution.

g)      requests that officers investigate the development of promotional material including a pamphlet on weed and pest management including costings for consideration by the committee.

CARRIED

 

 

 

Attachments

a     Biosecurity Local Board update

 

Item 14 was heard at this point.


 

13

Microdictyon and freshwater report

 

Resolution number GBESP/2014/18

MOVED by Member SP Daly, seconded by Member CA Spence:  

That the Great Barrier Environment Committee:

a)      receives the microdictyon report and requests that officers attend a workshop at the Committee’s April 2014 meeting to present the appropriate reports on fresh water expected at its March meeting and to discuss these matters further.

CARRIED

 

14

Community group and agency reports

 

A document was tabled in respect to this item. A copy of the tabled document has been attached to the official copy of these minutes and can be viewed on the Auckland Council website.

 

Resolution number GBESP/2014/19

MOVED by Member SP Daly, seconded by Member JJ Gilbert:  

That the Great Barrier Environment Committee:

a)         That the Great Barrier Environment Committee receives the reports of the Great Barrier Island Environmental Trust on the Easter rat hunt and the Great Barrier Island restoration project, the Department of Conservation’s agency report and the Waste minimisation education update.

b)      That the Great Barrier Environment Committee allocates up to $500 from the board’s discretionary opex budget to fund items associated with the proposed Easter rat hunt and “The My Place  - our environment collaboration” stall.

c)      That the Great Barrier Environment Committee and the representatives from the Department of Conservation meet urgently to discuss involvement in the expression of interest phase of the Next Foundation recently announced fund in relation to initiatives that might be able to assist the committee in advancing its environmental agenda.

CARRIED

 

 

 

Attachments

a     Cindy Wiseman tabled document on The Next Foundation article on NZ Herald

 

15        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.  

 

12.41pm                                             The Chairperson thanked Members for their attendance and attention to business and declared the meeting closed.

 

CONFIRMED AS A TRUE AND CORRECT RECORD AT A MEETING OF THE Great Barrier Environment Committee HELD ON

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