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Thursday 17 August 2017

6.00pm

Manurewa Local Board Office
7 Hill Road
Manurewa

 

Manurewa Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTE ITEM ATTACHMENTS

 

 

 

ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                         PAGE

 

8.1       Deputation - The Rising Foundation Mentoring and Leadership Programme - Donna Rogers

A.      Attachment 8a the Rising Foundation Presentation                                               3

B.      Attachment 8b the Rising Foundation News Term Two 2017                             17

23        Feedback on the proposed direction of the Auckland Regional Pest Management Plan

A.      Attachment C Manurewa Local Board Regional Pest Management Plan Feedback  29

32.1     Considersation of

A.      Auckland Council Local Alcohol Policy Project - Feedback on decision from the Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority report                                                           33



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Attachment C: Feedback form

Manurewa Local Board feedback on pest management approaches proposed for the Regional Pest Management Plan.

Issue

Proposed Approach

Supports Y/N

Comment

Cats

To continue management of cats in areas of high biodiversity value as part of integrated pest control and potentially for an increased number of sites.

 

To provide greater certainty cats will be defined as pests in these circumstances if they are not able to be identified by microchip or other means as being owned.

 

Cats will continue to be controlled on areas of public land where threatened species are being protected (regardless of whether they are owned or unowned) e.g. the open sanctuaries and kokako / kiwi management area in the Hunua Ranges.

YES

The negative impacts have been well documented on offshore islands, where there are records of native species disappearing from islands since the arrival of cats, and marked native species recovery after cats have been eradicated.

 

Cats that are not given regular preventative treatments can pose a public health risk through the spread of zoonotic diseases (e.g.

toxocariasis or toxoplasmosis).

 

Feral cats may also carry and suffer from feline enteritis or conjunctivitis

Possums

Landscape scale progressive containment programme to manage possums.

 

Rural management would be integrated with management in high value biodiversity areas.

 

This could be achieved using a targeted rate across rural Auckland.

YES

Not only do possums affect indigenous

fauna by competing for limited food resources, they also directly prey on native birds

and invertebrates, including kereru, north island kokako and käkä.

 

Possums are also the main vector for bovine tuberculosis.

 

Possums are therefore one of the most damaging pests in New Zealand.

Widespread pest plants

Site-led programme for parks with significant ecological areas to manage a suite of up to 30 pest plants per site to an extent that protects the values of the parkland.  Includes use of rules in buffer areas around parkland.

YES

 

New ban of sale

Phasing out the sale of approximately 50 new plant pests and 13 new animal pests in addition to those currently identified.

YES

 

Road corridor weeds

Road corridor enforcement targeted to buffers around site-led programmes to maximise effectiveness.

YES

 

More education around pests

Provision of information and advice on pest identification, impacts and control and increased communications around pathway management for a suite of species.

YES

 

The importance of community pest control

Provision of advice and support to community groups undertaking pest control with priority given to activity in or around biodiversity focus areas and taking advantage of defendable landscape features such as islands and peninsulas.

 

The plan will support the Pest Free Auckland initiative, which focuses on community empowerment.

YES

 

Wasps

Sustained control programme for the whole region.

 

Provision of information and advice on pest animal identification, impacts, control and prevention of spread.

 

Continue facilitating the development of improved wasp control methods that can be used by the public.

YES

Wasps compete for sugar resources with nectar feeding birds and insects. Wasps are major predators of invertebrates and they may compete for the invertebrate prey with insectivorous birds and other predacious

invertebrates.

Mynas

Sustained control programme for the whole region.

 

Provision of information and advice on pest animal identification, impacts, control and prevention of spread.

 

Ban of sale and distribution.

YES

Mynas are territorial birds that show aggression only to other birds within their territory.

 

They are also known to evict other birds from their nests and eat eggs, chicks, invertebrates and lizards.

Magpies

(addition)

To be included in a control programme.

YES

Magpies are territorial birds that show aggression only to other birds within their territory or that may pose a threat to their territory.

 

They can be a nuisance during the breeding season, swooping on and occasionally attacking humans, especially children.

 

There is anecdotal evidence that magpies affect native birds by excluding them from breeding territories and by predating native bird chicks and eggs to feed to their own young.

Rats / Mice

(addition)

Sustained control programme in areas of High Conservation value, as a component of integrated

site-led pest management programmes.

YES

To control the loss of inanga eggs.

 

Mice compete with native species for food sources.

 

Also prey on native insects (such as weta), lizards, eggs, bird chicks and coastal areas of Weymouth, Totara Park.

Mustelid

(addition)

Sustained control programme in areas of High Conservation value i.e. Totara Park– ferrets, stoat and weasel.

YES

To control the loss of inanga eggs (whitebait) in areas of restoration i.e. Puhinui Stream.

 

Mustelids are known to attack native birds, lizards, frogs, weta and a range of other fauna.

Rabbits

(addition)

Sustained control programme for the whole region.

YES

To control damage and spread of disease that can cause considerable physical and economic damage.

 

Commercial gardens are particularly vulnerable to rabbit attack - nibbled or chewed crops are unsaleable.

 

On farms, rabbits compete with stock for pasture, ten rabbits can eat as much pasture as one sheep.

Ducks

(addition)

To be included in a control programme - culling of ducks in coastal areas affected by avian faecal pollution.

YES

To control the avian faecal levels at Weymouth beach - which has created high pollution at the beach. 

 

This has required the beach to be closed to the public for the past 6 years.

 


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