I hereby give notice that an ordinary meeting of the Rural Advisory Panel will be held on:

 

Date:

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

 

Friday, 7 September 2018

12:30pm

Room 1, Level 26
135 Albert Street
Auckland

 

Ngā Hui a te Rōpū Kaitohutohu Take ā-Taiwhenua  / Rural Advisory Panel

 

OPEN AGENDA

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Chairperson

Cr Bill Cashmore

Deputy Mayor and Franklin Ward Councillor

Deputy Chairperson

Cr Greg Sayers

Rodney Ward Councillor

Members

Marie Appleton

Rural Women NZ

 

Alan Cole

Franklin Local Board Member

 

Trish Fordyce

NZ Forest Owners Association

 

Richard Gardner

Federated Farmers

 

Neil Henderson

Waitakere Ranges Local Board Member

 

Vance Hodgson

Horticulture NZ

 

Steve Levet

Rural Contractors NZ

 

Andrew Maclean

Federated Farmers

 

Greg McCracken

Fonterra

 

Andrew McKenzie

Beef and Lamb NZ

 

Helen Moodie

Dairy NZ

 

Leeann Morgan

Young Farmers

 

Roger Parton

Rural Contractors NZ and Aggregate & Quarry Association

 

Geoff Smith

Equine Industry

 

Peter Spencer

NZ Forest Owners Association

 

Brenda Steele

Rodney Local Board Member

 

Bronwen Turner

Western Rural Property Owners

 

Keith Vallabh

Pukekohe Vegetable Growers Association

 

Glenn Wilcox

Independent Māori Statutory Board Member

 

(Quorum 10 members)

 

Suad Allie

Governance Advisor

3 September 2018

Contact Telephone: (09) 977 6953

Email: Suad.Allie@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 


 

 


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ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                         PAGE

1          Apologies                                                                                                                        5

2          Declaration of Interest                                                                                                   5

3          Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                               5

4          Extraordinary Business                                                                                                5

5          Chair's Update                                                                                                                7

6          Auckland Ballance Farm Environment Award 2018                                                  9

7          New Zealand's Food Story - the Pukekohe Hub                                                       15

8          Discharges from Cultivated Land Project                                                                 33

9          Presentation by Fonterra Ltd.                                                                                    41 

10        Consideration of Extraordinary Items 

 

 


1          Apologies

 

An apology from Member G Smith has been received.

 

2          Declaration of Interest

 

Members are reminded of the need to be vigilant to stand aside from decision making when a conflict arises between their role as a member and any private or other external interest they might have.

 

3          Confirmation of Minutes

 

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Friday, 6 July 2018, as a true and correct record.

 

 

4          Extraordinary Business

 

Section 46A(7) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (as amended) states:

 

“An item that is not on the agenda for a meeting may be dealt with at that meeting if-

 

(a)        The local authority by resolution so decides; and

 

(b)        The presiding member explains at the meeting, at a time when it is open to the public,-

 

(i)         The reason why the item is not on the agenda; and

 

(ii)        The reason why the discussion of the item cannot be delayed until a subsequent meeting.”

 

Section 46A(7A) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (as amended) states:

 

“Where an item is not on the agenda for a meeting,-

 

(a)        That item may be discussed at that meeting if-

 

(i)         That item is a minor matter relating to the general business of the local authority; and

 

(ii)        the presiding member explains at the beginning of the meeting, at a time when it is open to the public, that the item will be discussed at the meeting; but

 

(b)        no resolution, decision or recommendation may be made in respect of that item except to refer that item to a subsequent meeting of the local authority for further discussion.”

 

 

 


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Chair's Update

 

File No.: CP2018/16362

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo / Purpose of the report

1.       Rural Advisory Panel Chair, Cr Bill Cashmore’s update to the Rural Advisory Panel.

Whakarāpopototanga matua / Executive summary

2.       Cr Bill Cashmore, Chair Rural Advisory Panel will provide and update of recent Council business.

 

Ngā tūtohunga / Recommendation/s

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)      note the update from Cr Bill Cashmore, Chair Rural Advisory Panel.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga / Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.      

Ngā kaihaina / Signatories

Author

Suad Allie - Governance Advisor

Authoriser

Warren Maclennan - Manager Planning - North/West

 


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Auckland Ballance Farm Environment Award 2018

 

File No.: CP2018/16456

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo / Purpose of the report

1.       To congratulate the Dill family, winners of the Auckland Ballance Farm Environment Award 2018 and hear a presentation from them about their farm.

Whakarāpopototanga matua / Executive summary

2.       Attached is an article from the NZ Farm Environment Trust outlining the farm operations and its challenges. There will also be a short drone film clip and presentation from the Dills at the meeting.

 

Ngā tūtohunga / Recommendation/s

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)      congratulate Bruce and Felicity, and Steve and Clare Dill for winning the 2018 Regional Supreme Award and thank them for their presentation.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga / Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Kaipara Flats family operation wins Auckland Ballance Farm Environment Awards

11

     

Ngā kaihaina / Signatories

Author

Warren Maclennan - Manager Planning - North/West

Authoriser

Warren Maclennan - Manager Planning - North/West

 


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New Zealand's Food Story - the Pukekohe Hub

 

File No.: CP2018/16465

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo / Purpose of the report

1.       To present a report on the Pukekohe food growing hub prepared by Deloitte for Horticulture New Zealand.

Whakarāpopototanga matua / Executive summary

2.       Lucy Deverall from Horticulture NZ will give a presentation on the Pukekohe food hub report and lead a discussion on the area’s potential and its constraints.

 

Ngā tūtohunga / Recommendation/s

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)      receive the report from Lucy Deverall and thank her for her presentation.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga / Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

New Zealand's Food Story: The Pukekohe Hub - Executive Summary

17

     

Ngā kaihaina / Signatories

Author

Warren Maclennan - Manager Planning - North/West

Authoriser

Warren Maclennan - Manager Planning - North/West

 


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Discharges from Cultivated Land Project

 

File No.: CP2018/16467

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo / Purpose of the report

1.       To advise and discuss with the Rural Advisory Panel a proposed proactive report focussed on discharges from cultivated land.

Whakarāpopototanga matua / Executive summary

2.       The Targeted Initiatives Team in the Regulatory Compliance Unit is proposing to carry out a proactive project aimed at reducing the discharge of sediment and associated contaminants from cultivated land into the environment, thus reducing the impacts of those discharges on the natural environment.  The expected results of the project are:

·                Identification of locations and extent of discharge of sediment from cultivated land

·                Causes of discharges

·                Adoption by all growers of methods that will minimise discharges

·                Significant reduction in discharge of sediment from cultivated land and its effects on the environment, particularly waterways

3.       The project team will commence by consulting with stakeholders such as the Rural Advisory Panel, Horticulture NZ and the Pukekohe Growers Association.

 

Ngā tūtohunga / Recommendation/s

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)      discuss the proposed project and provide their feedback to the project team.

 

 

Horopaki / Context

4.       Council has been involved in dealing with sediment discharge from cultivated land for many years.  The former Auckland Regional Council, and the Natural Resources and Specialist Input Unit in the Resource Consent Department of Auckland Council have had teams responsible for compliance in the rural sector.  Amongst other work, they dealt with sediment discharge from cultivated land.

5.       It is essential that work to reduce the amounts of sediment entering waterways as a result of uncontrolled cultivated land is continued. Sediment has a direct impact on waterways and organisms living in these environments.  It physically smothers aquatic life, damages fish gills and mouthparts, increases temperature and turbidity (cloudiness of the water) and prevents light penetrating the water, all of which significantly alter fish habitats.  Sediment also transports other pollutants such as agricultural nutrients into streams.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu / Analysis and advice

6.       The Targeted Initiatives Team in Auckland Council’s Regulatory Compliance Unit has become aware that there are potentially significant problems with sediment discharges from cultivated land, examples of which are shown in the attached memorandum from Morphum Environmental Ltd. 

7.       The aim of this project is to reduce the discharge of sediment and associated contaminants from cultivated land into the environment, thus reducing the impacts of those discharges on the natural environment.

The project will include:

·      Assessment of the extent of the issue of sediment discharge from cultivated land throughout the Auckland region

·      Identification of steps taken to date to address the issue

·      Liaising with stakeholders such as the Rural Advisory Panel, Horticulture NZ and the Pukekohe Vegetable Growers Association

·      Where necessary, carrying out education of growers

·      Where necessary carrying out enforcement actions.

Ngā whakaaweawe ā-rohe me ngā tirohanga a te poari ā-rohe /
Local impacts and local board views

8.       To be ascertained as part of the project.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori / Māori impact statement

9.       No impact envisaged at this early stage of the project but consultation will be carried out as appropriate.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea / Financial implications

10.     It is likely that the project can be carried out by Council staff at no extra cost.

Ngā raru tūpono / Risks

11.     Unavailability of staff from time to time, due to workloads, to carry out project tasks.

Ngā koringa ā-muri / Next steps

12.     Meet with Horticulture NZ and Pukekohe Growers Association.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga / Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Cultivated Land Project Proposal

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Ngā kaihaina / Signatories

Author

Warren Maclennan - Manager Planning - North/West

Authoriser

Warren Maclennan - Manager Planning - North/West

 


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Presentation by Fonterra Ltd.

 

File No.: CP2018/16546

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo / Purpose of the report

1.       To give a presentation on Fonterra’s Healthy Waters Programme.

Whakarāpopototanga matua / Executive summary

2.       A powerpoint presentation will be made by Fonterra staff.

 

Ngā tūtohunga / Recommendation/s

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)      receive the presentation and thank the presenters.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga / Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Ngā kaihaina / Signatories

Author

Warren Maclennan - Manager Planning - North/West

Authoriser

Warren Maclennan - Manager Planning - North/West