Hauraki Gulf Forum

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Hauraki Gulf Forum held at Mansion House Caf, Kawau Island, Auckland on Monday, 24 March 2014 at 2.30pm.

 

PRESENT

 

Chairperson

Mayor John Tregidga

Hauraki District Council

 

Deputy Chairperson

Ms Liane Ngamane

Tangata Whenua

 

Cr Peter French

Thames-Coromandel District Council

Cr Wayne Walker

Auckland Council

Cr Rob McGuire

Waikato District Council

Ms Meg Poutasi

Department of Conservation

Cr James Thomas

Matamata-Piako

District Council

Ms Pirihira Kaio

Tangata Whenua

Cr Peter Buckley

Waikato Regional Council

Mr Paul Majurey

Tangata Whenua

Mr Jeff Cleave

Great Barrier Local Board

(Auckland Council)

Ms Jodi-ann Warbrick

Tangata Whenua

Mr John Meeuwsen

Waiheke Local Board

(Auckland Council)

Ms Pauline Kingi

Te Puni Kōkiri

Cr Chris Darby

Auckland Council

 

 

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

 

Member Shane Ashby

For absence

 

 

Cr Bill Cashmore

For absence

 

 

Cr Christine Fletcher

For absence

 

 

Member Steve Halley

For absence

 

 

Member Paul Majurey

For early departure

 

 

Member Meg Poutasi

For early departure

 

 


IN ATTENDANCE

 

Gael Archer

Kawau Island Residents and Ratepayers Association (KIRRA)

Vanessa Whiu

Department of Conservation (DOC)

Shelley Futcher

KIRRA

Tony Maidment

DOC

Lyn Hume

KIRRA

Nick Main

Chair, Hauraki Gulf Marine Spatial Plan Stakeholder Working Group

Helen Jeffrey

KIRRA

Gael Ogilvie

Manager Environmental Services Unit, Auckland Council

Les Mellars

KIRRA

Rachel Kelleher

Manager Biodiversity, Auckland Council

Lin Pardey

Kawau Island Advisory Committee (KIAC)

Brett Butland

Manager Biosecurity, Auckland Council

Simon Wood

KIAC

Tim Higham

Hauraki Gulf Forum Manager

Michael Marris

Editor, Kookaburra Magazine

 

 

Ray Weaver

Pohutukawa Trust New Zealand

 

 

 

 


 

1 Apologies

Resolution number HGF/2014/1

MOVED by Chairperson John Tregidga, seconded by Cr Peter Buckley:

That the Hauraki Gulf Forum:

a)         accept the apologies from Members Shane Ashby and Steve Halley and Councillors Bill Cashmore and Christine Fletcher for absence, and from Members Paul Majurey and Meg Poutasi for early departure.

 

CARRIED

 

 

2 Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

3 Confirmation of Minutes

Resolution number HGF/2014/2

MOVED by Chairperson John Tregidga, seconded by Cr Rob McGuire:

That the Hauraki Gulf Forum:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Monday, 9 December 2013, including the confidential section, as a true and correct record.

 

CARRIED

 

4 Public Forum

Michael Marris, Editor of Kookaburra Magazine, Les Mellars of the Kawau Island Residents and Ratepayers (KIRRA) and other Kawau residents, were present to address the meeting at Item 7.

 

5 Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

6 Notices of Motion

 

There were no notices of motion.


 

 

 

7

An orientation to Kawau Island

 

This item was taken informally prior to the beginning of the meeting. Michael Marris, Editor of Kookaburra Magazine, and Les Mellars of the Kawau Island Residents and Ratepayers (KIRRA) were present and spoke to the item. The meeting agreed informally to receive the presentation.

 

The Chairperson thanked KIRRA for its generosity in hosting the visit and the opportunity it provided to learn more about the island and the interests and concerns of its community.

 

 

Several documents were tabled in support of this item, copies of which are attached to the official copy of these minutes and are available on Auckland Councils website.

 

 

 

Attachments

a Ant Report Vivian Bay

b Pohutukawa Trust New Zealand - An introduction to community-led ecological restoration projects on Kawau Island

c Introduction to Camp Bentzon

d Welcome to Kawau Island from KIRRA

e Rapid Response Vessel, Kawau Island

 

 

8

Hauraki Gulf Forum Manager's Report

 

Resolution number HGF/2014/3

MOVED by Cr Peter Buckley, seconded by Cr Peter French:

That the Hauraki Gulf Forum:

a) receive the report.

 

CARRIED

 

 

9

Hauraki Gulf Forum Future Direction

 

Resolution number HGF/2014/4

MOVED by Cr Peter Buckley, seconded by Cr Peter French:

That the Hauraki Gulf Forum:

a) receive the report.

 

CARRIED

 


 

Secretarial Note: In affirming the future direction of the Hauraki Gulf Forum outlined in the report to Item 9, the Forum noted:

         the momentum created through the State of our Gulf narrative (incremental decline from a low base)

         the significance of the prioritised issues which resulted from that analysis (defined as what success would look like)

         the recent progress in addressing those issues through collaborative processes

         the expectations for ambitious outcomes and commitments from the Sea Change marine spatial plan project, about which Independent Chair Nick main provided a briefing

         the necessary contributions of many actors in delivering improved environmental outcomes, as evidenced by community-driven projects on Kawau Island

         the importance of relationships with tangata whenua in developing and implementing this agenda

 

 

10

Hauraki Gulf Forum Constituent Party Report

 

Resolution number HGF/2014/5

MOVED by Cr Peter Buckley, seconded by Cr Peter French:

That the Hauraki Gulf Forum:

a) receive the report.

 

CARRIED

11 Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

3.49pm 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 Hauraki Gulf Forum HELD ON

 

 

DATE:.........................................................................

 

 

 

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