I hereby give notice that an ordinary meeting of the Hauraki Gulf Forum will be held on:

 

Date:

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

 

Monday, 19 November 2018

1:00pm

Reception Lounge
Auckland Town Hall
301-305 Queen Street
Auckland

Hauraki Gulf Forum

OPEN AGENDA

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Chairperson

Mr John Meeuwsen

Waiheke Local Board (Auckland Council)

Deputy Chairperson

Ms Moana Tamaariki-Pohe

Tangata Whenua

Members

Mr Andrew Baucke

Department of Conservation

 

Mr Jeff Cleave

Great Barrier Local Board (Auckland Council)

 

Cr Paul Cronin

Matamata-Piako District Council

 

Cr Christine Fletcher

Auckland Council

 

Mayor Sandra Goudie

Thames-Coromandel District Council

 

Mr Steve Halley

Ministry for Primary Industries

 

Cr Richard Hills

Auckland Council

 

Mr Terrence Hohneck

Tangata Whenua

 

Cr Mike Lee

Auckland Council

 

Ms Nicola MacDonald

Tangata Whenua

 

Mr Paul Majurey

Tangata Whenua

 

Cr Rob McGuire

Waikato District Council

 

Cr Dal Minogue

Waikato Regional Council

 

Ms Liane Ngamane

Tangata Whenua

 

Mr Dean Ogilvie

Tangata Whenua

 

Ms Marty Rogers

Te Puni Kōkiri

 

Mayor John Tregidga

Hauraki District Council

 

Cr Wayne Walker

Auckland Council

 

Cr John Watson

Auckland Council

 

(Quorum 11 members)

 

 

Mike Giddey

Governance Advisor

 

13 November 2018

 

Contact Telephone: 027 221 7183

Email: mike.giddey@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 



 

Terms of Reference

 

 

The Hauraki Gulf Forum is established under the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Act 2000 with the following purpose, functions, powers and membership.

 

Purpose (Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Act 2000, s 15)

 

·    Integrate the management and, where appropriate, to promote the conservation and management in a sustainable manner, of the natural, historic and physical resources of the Hauraki Gulf, its islands, and catchments, for the benefit and enjoyment of the people and communities of the Gulf and New Zealand

·    Facilitate communication, cooperation, and coordination on matters relating to the statutory functions of the constituent parties in relation of the Hauraki Gulf, its islands and catchments and the forum

·    Recognise the historic, traditional, cultural and spiritual relationship of tangata whenua with the Hauraki Gulf, its islands, and where appropriate, its catchments

 

Functions (Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Act 2000, s 17)

 

·    Prepare a list of strategic issues, determine a priority for action on each issue, and regularly review that list

·    Facilitate and encourage co-ordinated financial planning, where possible, by the constituent parties

·    Obtain, share, and monitor information on the state of the natural and physical resources

·    Receive reports on the completion and implementation of deeds of recognition

·    Require and receive reports from constituent parties on the development and implementation of policies and strategies to address the issues identified under paragraph (a)

·    Receive reports from the tangata whenua of the Hauraki Gulf on the development and implementation of iwi management or development plans

·    Prepare and publish, once every 3 years, a report on the state of the environment in the Hauraki Gulf, including information on progress towards integrated management and responses to the issues identified in accordance with paragraph (a)

·    Promote and advocate the integrated management and, where appropriate, the sustainable management of the Hauraki Gulf, its islands, and catchments

·    Encourage, share, co-ordinate where appropriate, and disseminate educational and promotional material

·    Liaise with, and receive reports from, persons and groups having an interest in the Hauraki Gulf and business and community interests to promote an interest in the purposes of the forum

·    Commission research into matters relating to the functions of the forum

 

When carrying out its functions, the forum must have particular regard to the historic, traditional, cultural, and spiritual relationship of tangata whenua with the natural, historic, and physical resources of the Hauraki Gulf, its islands, and catchments

 

Powers (Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Act 2000, s 18):

 

·         Consider issues related to its purpose

·         Receive reports from constituent parties

·         Make recommendations to constituent parties

·         Advise any person who requests the forum's advice

 

 The forum must not:

 (a)    appear before a court or tribunal other than as a witness if called by a party to proceedings

 (b)    take part in a decision-making process under any enactment other than to advise when requested to do so.

 

 

 

Joint committee (Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Act 2000, s 16)

 

 “(2)     The forum consists of the following representatives:

(a)     1 representative appointed by the Minister of Conservation:

(b)     1 representative appointed by the Minister of Fisheries:

(c)     1 representative appointed by the Minister of Maori Affairs:

(ca)   7 representatives appointed by the Auckland Council:

(d)     1 representative appointed by each of the following local authorities:

(iv) Hauraki District Council:

(vi) Matamata-Piako District Council:

(ix) Thames-Coromandel District Council:

(x) Waikato District Council:

(xi) Waikato Regional Council:

(e)     6 representatives of the tangata whenua of the Hauraki Gulf and its islands appointed by the Minister, after consultation with the tangata whenua and the Minister of Maori Affairs.

 

(2A)     The representatives appointed in accordance with subsection (2)(ca) must—

(a)           be members of —

(i)  the Auckland Council; or

(ii)  a local board of the Auckland Council elected in accordance with the Local Electoral Act 2001 and

(b)     include 1 member of each of the Great Barrier Island and Waiheke Island local board”

 

 


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ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                         PAGE

Whakatau – Karakia/mihi

1          Apologies                                                                                                                        7

2          Declaration of Interest                                                                                                   7

3          Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                               7

4          Public Forum                                                                                                                  7

4.1     Public Forum - Lee Short                                                                                    7

4.2     Public Forum - James Frankham, New Zealand Geographic Publisher        7

4.3     Public Forum - Brett Butland, Chair of Motutapu Restoration Trust             8

5          Extraordinary Business                                                                                                9

6          Chairperson's report                                                                                                   11

7          Presentation from Fisheries New Zealand                                                                13

8          Constituent Party report                                                                                             15

9          Sediment Management in Long Bay - Weiti                                                              35

10        Hauraki Gulf Forum 2019 Meeting Dates and Venues                                             37

11        Strategic issues / forward work programme report                                                39

12        Executive Officer report                                                                                              51

13        Consideration of Extraordinary Items 

Whakawātea

 

 


1          Apologies

 

An apology from Mayor J Tregidga 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.

 

At the close of the agenda no requests for declarations of interest had been received.

 

3          Confirmation of Minutes

 

That the Hauraki Gulf Forum:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Monday, 20 August 2018, as a true and correct record.

 

 

4          Public Forum

 

4.1       Public Forum - Lee Short

Te take mō te pūrongo / Purpose of the report

1.       Lee Short will make a presentation to the Forum to have their meetings video recorded to improve the public’s knowledge of the Hauraki Gulf, the issues being brought forward for discussion and the resultant decisions being made.

Ngā tūtohunga / Recommendation/s

That the Hauraki Gulf Forum:

a)      receive the presentation from Lee Short regarding video recording of Hauraki Gulf Forum meetings and thank him for his attendance.

 

 

4.2       Public Forum - James Frankham, New Zealand Geographic Publisher

Te take mō te pūrongo / Purpose of the report

1.   This month, New Zealand Geographic will launch its NZVR Project - virtual reality experiences of the marine environment, some of which has been filmed in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park.  Ultimately this project will document 25 representative biomes across the New Zealand realm.

2.   New Zealand Geographic Publisher, James Frankham will attend the meeting to present the VR experience to members.

3.   Mr. Frankham has provided the following background about the project.

·    The project has received funding from Foundation North and is supported by New Zealand Geographic, Sir Peter Blake Trust and Pew Charitable Trusts.

·    Importantly, none of the associated organisations have a stake in the outcome, none have a barrow to push but the betterment of the Hauraki Gulf and all who live on its shores. 

·    The project is built around the notion that if you haven’t experienced something you don’t really care about it. This is particularly true of the seas around us—few people have been underwater in Gulf, even fewer in places where it remains in a pristine state. As a result, the public lack the experience to understand what’s at stake or to care about the outcome. It’s a cultural problem.

·    At the same time, society is drifting further away from a connection with the natural world in our lives, leisure and work. However, virtual reality offers a way to give the public an experience of the gulf, at scale, for free, on the screens that people have in their pockets. It has never been so easy or so cheap.

·    The NZVR Project has filmed VR experiences in both pristine sites with a high level of protection, and in highly modified sites that exhibit the greatest environmental stressors—invasive species, lack of protection, changing environment, urban pollution, rural run-off, recreational and commercial fishing. 

·    New Zealand Geographic have also built the digital platform that is the distribution mechanism and intend to promote heavily through these channels, however, is looking to maximise reach by working with others to amplify the messages.

·    The VR experience can be played on mobile and desktop devices in ‘magic window-mode’, where panning the device around displays the 360 video as if looking through a window into another world. It’s effective, and works on any device.  However, a more immersive experience is available with a simple cardboard viewer with plastic lenses. These can be manufactured for around NZ$2 (depending on the size of the run) and branded. It turns any smart phone into a fairly serviceable VR headset.

·    Sir Peter Blake Trust have developed education resources in parallel to the NZVR Project and have been piloting the resources in schools.  The free programme will be available to all New Zealand schools from early 2019.

 

Ngā tūtohunga / Recommendation/s

That the Hauraki Gulf Forum:

a)      receive the presentation from James Frankham regarding virtual reality experiences of the marine environment and thank him for his attendance.

 

 

 

4.3       Public Forum - Brett Butland, Chair of Motutapu Restoration Trust

Te take mō te pūrongo / Purpose of the report

1.       Brett Butland, Chair of the Motutapu Restoration Trust wishes to present to the Forum about the restoration programme at Motutapu Island.

 

Ngā tūtohunga / Recommendation/s

That the Hauraki Gulf Forum:

a)      receive the presentation from Brett Butland regarding the restoration programme at Motutapu Island and thank him for his attendance.

 

 

 

5          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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Chairperson's report

 

File No.: CP2018/21815

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo / Purpose of the report

1.       The Forum Chairperson, Mr John Meeuwsen, will provide a written report prior to the meeting.

 

Ngā tūtohunga / Recommendation/s

That the Hauraki Gulf Forum:

a)      receive the Chairperson’s written report.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga / Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.     

Ngā kaihaina / Signatories

Author

Katina Conomos – Interim Executive Officer, Hauraki Gulf Forum

Authoriser

Jacques Victor - GM Auckland Plan Strategy and Research

 


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Presentation from Fisheries New Zealand

 

File No.: CP2018/21674

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo / Purpose of the report

1.       Fisheries New Zealand will provide a presentation to the Hauraki Gulf Forum.

 

Ngā tūtohunga / Recommendation/s

That the Hauraki Gulf Forum:

a)      receive the report and the presentation from Fisheries New Zealand.

Horopaki / Context

 

2.       Under the Fisheries Act 1996, Fisheries New Zealand is charged with providing for the utilisation of fisheries resources while ensuring sustainability.

3.       Sustainability under the Fisheries Act is defined as meaning “maintaining the potential of fisheries resources to meet the reasonably foreseeable needs of future generations; and avoiding, remedying, or mitigating any adverse effects of fishing on the aquatic environment”

4.       Utilisation under the Fisheries Act 1996 is defined as meaning “conserving, using, enhancing, and developing fisheries resources to enable people to provide for their social, economic, and cultural well-being.”

5.       Subsequently to the release of the 2017 status report, the Hauraki Gulf Forum[1] has set one of its priority areas of focus as the recognition of critical marine values and ecosystems through advocating for protection, restoration and enhancement.  This encompasses marine biodiversity, marine protection and marine contaminants.

6.       The current Government has re-established the portfolio of Minister of Fisheries, and Fisheries New Zealand. 

7.       Fisheries New Zealand have been invited to present to the Forum on the new scope, purpose, and structure of Fisheries New Zealand. They will provide a presentation on the day which will be attached to the minutes.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga / Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.     

Ngā kaihaina / Signatories

Author

Katina Conomos – Interim Executive Officer, Hauraki Gulf Forum

Authoriser

Jacques Victor - GM Auckland Plan Strategy and Research

 


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Constituent Party report

 

File No.: CP2018/21675

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo / Purpose of the report

1.       This report provides an overview of agency roles and responsibilities to manage and regulate pressures and environmental effects in the marine environment.

2.       The report assembles information from three of the Hauraki Gulf Forum constituent parties: Department of Conservation, Auckland Council and the Waikato Regional Council.  It is intended to supplement the substantive presentation from Fisheries New Zealand.

3.       The three constituent parties each report on their work to support fisheries health in the Hauraki Gulf.  Specifically work that identifies significant ecological areas in the marine environment.

4.       The report also provides some observations regarding how the Hauraki Gulf Forum’s influence can be utilised to promote better coordination of marine management activities and invites the Forum to consider its role and the advancement of its strategic issues.

 

Ngā tūtohunga / Recommendation/s

That the Hauraki Gulf Forum:

a)      receive the constituent party report.

 

Horopaki / Context

5.       The 2017 State of the Gulf report again drew attention to the cumulative pressures on the sea as the human population and commercial pressures escalate.

6.       Impacts from land-based activities, such as sediment and contaminant runoff from urban development, nutrient enrichment caused by rural land use activities, (onsite) wastewater systems, marine litter, pollution, reclamation and hard structures are persistent and ongoing sources of coastal and estuarine degradation – all of which can, directly and indirectly, impact on fisheries health.

7.       Marine activities such as fishing, dredging, sand mining, aquaculture and recreational use disturb wildlife and coastal ecosystems that support fish stocks and fisheries health.

8.       Consequently, one of three areas of focus for the Hauraki Gulf Forum[2] is to recognise critical marine values and ecosystems through advocating for protection, restoration and enhancement.

9.       A range of tools are available to manage and regulate pressures and environment effects in the marine environment.  These tools are administered by different agencies.

10.     The impacts of activities on marine biodiversity are largely managed under the Resources Management Act 1991 (for the territorial sea), the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012, and the Fisheries Act 1996. 

11.     The main consenting agencies for impacts on marine biodiversity are the Minister of Conservation, regional councils and the Environmental Protection Authority.

12.     Direct protection of marine species or their habitats is primarily achieved under the Wildlife Act, the Marine Reserves Act, the Marine Mammals Protection Act, the Fisheries Act 1996, with mechanisms such as:

a)      Establishment of no take marine reserves under the Marine Reserves Act 1971 administered by the Department of Conservation;

b)      Implementation of commercial and recreational fishing restrictions (catch limits, area-based restrictions, bag limits and size restrictions, establishments mataitai, taiapure, rahui) under the Fisheries Act 1996 administered by the Ministry for Primary Industries.

13.     Regional councils manage activities within catchments that may result in harmful discharges into the marine environment, and most activities within the territorial sea (other than fishing) through regional policy statements, regional plans and the processing of resource consents.

14.     Regional coastal plans may identify ‘significant ecological areas’ in a similar manner to significant natural areas on land.

15.     Key statutory responsibilities of different agencies are summarised below :

Agency

Responsibility and role

Minister of Conservation and Department of Conservation

·    The Minister and Department of Conservation plays a significant role in the protection of marine habitats and species.

·    The Minister approves the establishment of marine reserves (with the concurrence of the Ministers for Primary Industries and of Transport) under the Marine Reserves Act 1971.

·    In addition to providing legislative protection for marine mammals within the EEZ, the Marine Mammals Protection Act 1978 provides the Minister of Conservation with the power to establish marine mammal sanctuaries and define the activities, including any form of fishing, that may occur within them.

·    Once created, both Marine Reserves and marine mammal sanctuaries are managed by the Department of Conservation.

·    The Department administers the Wildlife Act 1953 which provides protection for seabirds and some marine species.

·    The Department is also involved, in conjunction with the Ministry for Primary Industries, in managing the impacts of fishing activity on protected marine species such as dolphins, sea lions, seals, and seabirds.

·    The Department undertakes general advocacy.

·    Finally, the Minister has responsibilities for the Hauraki Gulf Forum under the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Act 2000.

Minister and Ministry for Primary Industries / Fisheries New Zealand

·    The Ministry manages fisheries resources in accordance with the environmental principles of the Fisheries Act 1996, as well as obligations of international fisheries agreements.

·    The Ministry is the Government’s principal advisor on aquaculture. The Minister plays a role in the allocation of space for marine farms.

 

·    The Minister of Fisheries has a concurrent role in deciding whether or not proposed marine reserves should be established under the Marine Reserves Act 1971. The Minister applies the decision-making criteria in section 5 of the Marine Reserves Act 1971. For fisheries, this includes determining whether declaring the area a marine reserve would interfere unduly with commercial fishing or recreational usage in the area or a public interest test (for customary fishing interests). If concurrence is not provided, the proposed marine reserve cannot be created.

·    The Ministry for Primary Industries is also charged with leadership of the New Zealand biosecurity system under the Biosecurity Act 1993.

·    The Minister of Fisheries is also responsible for aquaculture activities. Aquaculture plays an important complementary role alongside commercial fishing is meeting demand for seafood produce.

Minister and Ministry for the Environment

·    The Ministry administers the Resources Management Act.

·    The Minister for the Environment is responsible for the Environmental Protection Authority and recommending regulations promulgated under the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012 to the Governor-General.

·    The Ministry also has environmental reporting responsibilities.

Environmental Protection Authority

·    Manages the consenting regime for mining and oil and petroleum drilling in the Exclusive Economic Zone and Extended Continental Shelf under the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012.

Biosecurity New Zealand (and Minister for Primary Industries)

·    Manages invasive pest species through border control and ballast management under the Biosecurity Act 1993.

Maritime New Zealand

·    Manages shipping and marine pollution under the Maritime Transport Act 1994. (the Ministry of Transport is responsible for the Maritime Transport Act 1994.

·    Develops and enforces marine protection rules aimed at preventing pollution incidents. It maintains the country’s marine oil spill response strategy on behalf of the Minister of Transport.

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

·    The Minister of Energy and Resources manages the allocation of minerals resources within New Zealand’s marine area.

·    The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is also responsible for health and safety in the marine environment.

Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

·    Responsible for identifying, recording, and protecting historic heritage areas throughout New Zealand including sites within the marine area.

 

Regional councils

 

 

 

NB: Auckland Council is a Unitary Authority, meaning it has the responsibilities, duties and powers of a regional council and a territorial authority

·    Regional councils have a broad role in managing the marine environment through their jurisdiction under the RMA, managing activities within catchments and the territorial sea (excluding fisheries).

·    Regional councils prepare regional policy statements and plans under the RMA, which can have a major impact on the way the marine environment is managed. 

·    Regional policy statements provide an overview of regionally significant issues. Regional coastal plans apply to the coastal marine area and sometimes set out objectives and policies relating to coastal land. Regional plans address catchment issues such as run-off into the marine area.

·    Regional councils are consent authorities for coastal permits, which apply to activities within the coastal marine area. They also determine in the first instance water and discharge permits within catchments, and these can address run-off from land into the marine area amongst other things.

·    Regional councils play a role in biosecurity management under the Biosecurity Act 1993 and may develop marine regional pest management strategies.

Territorial authorities

·    Territorial authorities have a more limited role in marine management under the RMA than regional councils, however, responsibilities include land subdivision, use, and development which can have major impacts on the marine environment, particularly through generating sediment and contaminated run-off.

·    Territorial authorities are required to manage land use under the Resources Management Act 1991 and the Local Government Act 2002, and give effect to Regional Councils regional policy statements and regional plan through District Plans.

·    The Local Government Act 2002 also empowers territorial authorities to implement bylaws to regulate the management of stormwater and wastewater systems.

Iwi and hapū

·    Iwi and hapū are increasingly applying contemporary forms of kaitiakitanga in the coastal environment through greater involvement in management decision-making.

·    Have a role in the administration of all coastal resources under the Resources Management Act 1991, the Fisheries Act 1986 and the EEZ Act 2012, guaranteed by the Treaty of Waitangi.

·    Have a major stake in the seafood industry from Treaty settlements including quota ownership and aquaculture.

 

16.     The Forum’s constituent parties have substantial scope and responsibilities to manage and regulate pressures and environment effects in the marine environment.

17.     This report collates information from three of the constituent parties: Department of Conservation, Auckland Council and the Waikato Regional Council.  It is intended to supplement the presentation from Fisheries New Zealand.

18.     In the context of fisheries health, the constituent parties each report on their work to identify significant ecological areas in the marine environment. 

·        Attachment A presents a report from the Department of Conservation

·        Attachment B presents a report from the Waikato Regional Council

·        Attachment C presents a report from the Auckland Council

Sea Change Tai Timu Tai Pari

19.     For context, it is also worth noting that fisheries health and fisheries habitat lies at the core of Sea Change Tai Timu Tai Pari, the marine spatial plan. 

20.     Six of the 16 themes in Sea Change Tai Timu Tai Pari summary are centred around fish habitats and ecosystems.

·        Theme 1 – Rebuilding fish stocks

·        Theme 2 – Restoring habitats

·        Theme 3 – Aquaculture

·        Theme 4 – Restoring healthy and functioning ecosystems

·        Theme 5 – Protected, enhanced and restored habitats

·        Theme 6 – Restored species diversity and abundance.

21.     Part Two of the full Sea Change document relates to replenishing the food basket – he kohinga ki te kete kai.  In this context, the objectives outlined include:

a)      The need to increase the ability of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park to produce more fish.

b)      The need to adjust harvest levels of rebuild fish stocks within a generation.

c)      The desirability of generating the greatest value from the fishery.

d)      The need to ensure local abundance of fisheries.

e)      The need for nested spatial management.[3]

22.     The three agencies (DOC, WRC and Auckland Council) have work programmes in place to respond to and advance certain outcomes of the Sea Change Tai Timu Tai Pari Marine Spatial Plan. For the purposes of this report, the agencies were not specifically requested to report on their responses to Sea Change.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu / Analysis and advice

23.     The reports requested from the three constituent parties were deliberately requested to be brief.  The scope was limited to activities that support fisheries health and the identification of significant ecological areas in the marine environment.  Therefore, these reports should not be considered comprehensive statements for the activities of the agencies in relation to marine management.

24.     However, requesting the agencies to report side by side on this topic highlights the breadth of activity across the agencies that contributes to the overall marine health of the Hauraki Gulf / Tīkapa Moana. 

25.     Whilst each agency operates within the bounds of its geographical and statutory responsibilities, the agencies do collaborate when necessary. There are likely to be more opportunities for coordination than are currently occurring, and this is where the value of the Hauraki Gulf Forum can be brought to bear.

26.     The Forum has a statutory purpose to facilitate communication, cooperation and coordination on matters relating to the statutory functions of constituent parties.

27.     The Forum could facilitate further dialogue between the constituent parties and identify areas where there would be value in joining up processes and thinking.  For example, an objective for joined up planning and processes would be to enable a more consistent evidence base for the assets of the Gulf, which may be helpful when considering future marine protected areas. The agencies could be encouraged to examine their methods for identifying the significant ecological areas and encouraged (where sensible) to use the same methods and considerations.

28.     One of three areas of focus for the Hauraki Gulf Forum[4] currently is to recognise critical marine values and ecosystems through advocating for protection, restoration and enhancement.

29.     Central to this advocacy is being clear on the outcomes sought in the management of the Gulf.

30.     As noted in the report from the Department of Conservation (Attachment A) progress on the Government’s response to the Hauraki Gulf Marine Spatial Plan is expected in the near future. 

31.     Whilst the Sea Change Tai Timu Tai Pari plan outlines objectives for the Hauraki Gulf / Tīkapa Moana, the Forum can also take its guidance from the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Act, s.8, which states that the objectives of the management of the Hauraki Gulf, its island and catchments are (abridged) the protection and enhancement of the life-supporting capacity of the environment, and the natural, historic and physical resources.

32.     The Forum can (and does) advocate to Government regarding current policy gaps.  However, the Forum facilitating dialogue and robust discussion amongst constituent parties and others with interests in the Gulf is one means of advancing protection and enhancement of the life-supporting capacity of the Gulf. 

33.     The Forum has scope within its Act to establish sub-committees for this purpose.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga / Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

DOC report on work to support fisheries health for HGF Forum 19 November 2018

21

b

WRC report on work to support fisheries health for HGF Forum 19 November 2018

25

c

AC report on significant ecologial areas for HGF Forum 19 November 2018 (with attachment)

29

     

Ngā kaihaina / Signatories

Author

Katina Conomos – Interim Executive Officer, Hauraki Gulf Forum

Authoriser

Jacques Victor - GM Auckland Plan Strategy and Research

 


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Sediment Management in Long Bay - Weiti

 

File No.: CP2018/21629

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo / Purpose of the report

1.       To update members on a report considered by the Hauraki Gulf Forum on 20 August 2018 about the management of sediment in catchments flowing into the Long Bay – Okura Marine Reserve.

Whakarāpopototanga matua / Executive summary

2.       This report sets out the actions being taken by Auckland Council staff to manage sediment from land use changes and its effects as housing development takes place in Long Bay and Weiti.

3.       The wider region-wide strategic approach of sediment management is being addressed in a forthcoming report to Auckland Council’s Environment and Community Committee meeting on 4 December 2018.

 

Ngā tūtohunga / Recommendation/s

That the Hauraki Gulf Forum:

a)      receive the report on sediment management in Long Bay – Weiti.

b)      be sent a copy of the Auckland Council report to the 4 December 2018 Environment and Community Committee on region-wide sediment management.

 

Horopaki / Context

4.       At the 20 August 2018 meeting of the Hauraki Gulf Forum, a report was presented on sediment pollution and associated environmental effects at the Long Bay-Okura Marine Reserve. The report covered planning issues, particularly at Okura and Weiti, results of compliance monitoring and the hydrological modelling taking place in the catchments.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu / Analysis and advice

5.       Planning decisions in the area have long taken account of the effects of development on the adjacent marine reserve. The Long Bay development has specific provisions in regard to stormwater management, water quality and ecological and landscape values. At Weiti, the approved development remains at 550 dwellings (on less than 10% of the land area). The appeal by Okura Holdings Ltd, in relation to the Environment Court decision of 6 June 2018 to decline development of up to 1900 dwellings on the southern side of the Okura Estuary, is timetabled to be heard in the High Court in May 2019.

6.       In regard to compliance monitoring, much of the bulk earthworks associated with stage 1 of the Weiti development has been completed and the site was stabilised throughout winter.  Williams Land Ltd are planning on carrying out a small amount (approximately 1.5ha) of bulk earthworks once the ground dries out some more.  Aside from the individual building sites the Weiti site remains fully stabilised.   There are currently 4 active house build sites and regular monitoring has been conducted on these sites.  Early in the house build process enforcement action was taken on two of those sites as a result of non-compliance.  Since that initial action the overall level of compliance on those sites has increased significantly and no further enforcement action has been required. 

7.       Within the Long Bay development, works within earthworks area 5 were completed at the end of April 2018 and the site has been fully stabilised throughout winter.  Civil works (construction of roads and installation of drainage and services) continued on two stages throughout winter.  These areas were monitored by experienced senior monitoring staff and while some minor issues were identified, staff have worked closely with the contractors on site to ensure these were resolved.

8.       Overall, Auckland Council staff remain satisfied with the compliance levels of both major sites within the Long Bay Marine Reserve catchment, and both consent holders continue to work closely with the council to ensure best practice standards are maintained and the sites continue to perform well.  Small sites (e.g. individual house builds) within these developments are a particular focus and staff are working on multiple initiatives to ensure these sites are compliant with the conditions of their consents. 

9.       Throughout 2018, RIMU and Healthy Waters staff and consultants have continued the development of a hydraulic and contaminant model of the Okura-Weiti catchment. This has involved deploying additional monitoring equipment to monitor turbidity as a proxy for suspended sediment. These monitors will be in place until the end of April 2019 to cover the earthworks season. Wave data has also been collected. The modelling is likely to be completed by the end of 2018 and analysis of scenarios available during 2019. This is part of a region-wide freshwater modelling package.

10.     A more detailed report on the region-wide modelling project addressing issues such as the effects of stormwater, earthworks and contaminant loadings will also be presented to the 4 December 2018 Environment and Community Committee. The Freshwater Management Tool is being built to help Auckland Council meet the requirements of the National Policy Statement Freshwater Management (NPS-FM) and develop water quality Improvement Strategies.

11.     The Long Bay Okura Great Park Society has met with Weiti Development LP and both organisations are providing input to the specific Okura-Weiti catchment modelling outlined above, particularly around the land use scenarios to be modelled. A site visit is planned by Society committee members shortly. This follows a visit to Weiti in September 2018 by nine Auckland councillors and a member of the Independent Māori Statutory Board.

12.     The results of both the Okura-Weiti modelling work and the regional strategic sediment project will provide a useful basis for future decision-making.

Ngā koringa ā-muri / Next steps

13.     A more comprehensive report on national and region-wide sediment management initiatives to be considered by Auckland Council’s Environment and Community Committee can be circulated to the Hauraki Gulf Forum for its information, as well as an update on the development of Auckland Council’ Freshwater Management Tool.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga / Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Ngā kaihaina / Signatories

Author

Warren Maclennan - Manager Planning - North/West

Authoriser

Jacques Victor - GM Auckland Plan Strategy and Research

 


Hauraki Gulf Forum

19 November 2018

 

 

Hauraki Gulf Forum 2019 Meeting Dates and Venues

 

File No.: CP2018/21678

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo / Purpose of the report

1.       This report proposes meeting dates for 2019 for the Forum’s approval.

 

Ngā tūtohunga / Recommendation/s

That the Hauraki Gulf Forum:

a)      receive the report.

b)      confirm that three Hauraki Gulf Forum meetings for 2019 will be scheduled for 11 February, 20 May and 19 August.

c)      confirm that the three Hauraki Gulf Forum meetings for 2019 will be held at the Auckland Town Hall. (Reception Lounge).

OR

d)      confirm that some or all the Hauraki Gulf Forum meetings for 2019 will be in locations other than Auckland.

e)      request that the Executive Officer provide advice on any significant additional costs or meeting logistics that will be required because of the suggested meeting locations.

 

Horopaki / Context

2.       Traditionally, the Hauraki Gulf Forum has met quarterly.

3.       Local body elections will occur in October 2019.  Constituent party representation on the Forum will therefore be undefined until each local authority formally considers its representation (usually done at the first meeting of the local authority in the new triennium).

4.       In addition, the tangata whenua positions will also be notified for nominations (likely mid-late 2019).

5.       Due to these factors, three Hauraki Gulf Forum meetings are proposed for the 2019 calendar year instead of four.

6.       Auckland Council have prepared their Council and Committee Calendar for 2019 and have proposed the following meeting dates for the Hauraki Gulf Forum to be consistent with previous years scheduling:

Monday, 11 February 2019

Monday, 20 May 2019

Monday, 19 August 2019

7.       In considering its forward meeting dates, the Forum may also wish to consider the meeting location. In the past, meetings have been held outside of Auckland.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu / Analysis and advice

8.       At present, the Forum’s resources do not stretch to an acceleration of the work programme and for the time being, the meeting frequency has been based on the historic meeting frequency.

9.       If the Forum wishes to accelerate its work programme, staff recommend that this be signalled. Staff can then undertake further work on the work programme and associated budget for further consideration.

10.     Holding the Forum meetings in other locations may enable other members of the community to attend who may normally not, and create opportunities for the Forum to undertake extra learning and networking activities around its meetings.

11.     The 2018-2019 budget has been prepared on meetings being held in the Auckland Town Hall and serviced locally by the Auckland Council Democracy Services Team.  If there were substantial variations to cost or logistics because of a different meeting location, this would be assessed.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga / Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Ngā kaihaina / Signatories

Author

Katina Conomos – Interim Executive Officer, Hauraki Gulf Forum

Authoriser

Jacques Victor - GM Auckland Plan Strategy and Research

 


Hauraki Gulf Forum

19 November 2018

 

 

Strategic issues / forward work programme report

 

File No.: CP2018/21677

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo / Purpose of the report

1.       This report presents a proposal of activity for the Forum’s 2019 meetings and a forward work programme for the Forum, for consideration.

2.       The proposed forward work programme has been informed by the Forum’s strategic issues, adopted on 20 August 2018. 

3.       This report makes recommendations to activate two areas of the work programme in particular, scoping and advancing marine protection initiatives; and the development of a communications and publicity strategy for the Forum.

 

Ngā tūtohunga / Recommendation/s

That the Hauraki Gulf Forum:

a)      receive the report.

b)      consider the forward work programme of the Hauraki Gulf Forum (Attachment A).

c)      establish a multi-agency working party to scope and advance marine protection initiatives in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park.

d)      request that the Executive Officer work with Technical Officers to bring forward a Terms of Reference and budget recommendation for approval at the February meeting for the working party recommended in c) above.

e)      allocate $15,000 from the Forum’s accumulated surplus (currently $101,566) to develop a communications and publicity strategy for the Hauraki Gulf Forum.

 

Horopaki / Context

4.       On 20 August 2018, the Hauraki Gulf Forum adopted (HGF/2018/38) three work priority topics and associated strategic issues to which the Forum will apply its focus.  These are:

Work topic

Associated strategic issue

Assigned priority

Improving integrated management through collaborative planning, informed decision-making and credible action.

Central government engagement

Short term

Tangata whenua participation

Short to medium term

Forum operations

Immediate to longer term

Restoring water quality values through addressing land use activities that degrade those values.

Sedimentation

Immediate to longer term

Coastal development and urbanisation

Medium to longer term

Water quality (nutrients and contaminants)

Short to longer term

Recognising those critical marine values and ecosystems through advocating for protection, restoration and enhancement.

Marine Protected Areas

Medium to longer term

Biodiversity loss/reduction

Immediate to longer term

Marine contaminants

Medium to longer term

 

5.       The Forum requested that the Executive Officer, Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson use the strategic issues document to inform the forward work programme and agenda for the Forum.

6.       This report proposes activities for the Forum meetings for 2019, for consideration (Attachment A).

7.       This proposal has not yet been socialised with Forum Members or Technical Officers, and feedback is invited both during the Forum meeting and ongoing.

8.       Members are requested to seek feedback on and endorsement from their respective agencies for this forward work programme.  The Executive Officer can lend support to this if required.

9.       A work programme report will be a standard item on the Forum’s agenda.  This will enable the Forum to confirm and/or amend its work programme each quarter to respond to any emerging issues or opportunities.

10.     The strategic issues form the basis of constituent party reports for the forward meetings.

11.     Meetings of the Technical Officers have not been held regularly to date.  With better clarity about the forward work programme, meetings will be held at least six weeks prior to each Forum meeting to discuss the next Forum agenda and confirm scope of reports. 

12.     In addition to the strategic issues reporting, during 2019 consideration will be given to what other useful reporting should be provided to the Forum by its constituent parties (e.g on accumulated resource consents), so that the Forum can be the organiser of the collective view of the development pressures facing the Gulf.

13.     The proposed work programme makes provision for the Forum’s mandatory activities, such as budget setting and annual reporting, and other traditional activities of the Forum, such as the annual seminar.

14.     The Forum Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson also wish to encourage constituent parties to identify and bring forward matters that the Forum can act on, or add its weight to, that are consistent with the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Act and the Forum’s strategic issues.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu / Analysis and advice

15.     The Forum membership is likely to undergo change at the end of 2019 resulting from the local body elections and tangata whenua appointment process.

16.     With that in mind, Chairperson John Meeuwsen has signalled that the Forum should lay foundations in 2019 for a work programme that will be lasting and impactful, so that when the Forum changes there is a solid foundation for the incoming members to continue working from.

 

Communications and publicity strategy

17.     The Forum currently undertakes a number of activities annually which have served the Forum well and supported raising the profile of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park. Initiatives such as the quarterly Gulf Journal, annual poster series and annual seminar help raise awareness of the pressures facing the Gulf; bring attention to its unique attributes; champion and support conservation initiatives; create a sense of community and ensure that the Forum has a visible role between the mandatory triennial reporting on the State of the Gulf.

18.     The Forum’s current activities could be enhanced by the development of a communications and publicity strategy designed to enhance its strategic issues from a communications, publicity and stakeholder engagement perspective.

19.     The Hauraki Gulf Marine Park will be 20 years old in 2020, and the year after will see the hosting of the America’s Cup.  The Forum will need a plan for its role in each of these events, which could be addressed, in part, by a communications and publicity strategy.

20.     The Forum also has an opportunity to harness the growing political and social momentum, particularly in light of the upcoming anniversary and America’s Cup events, to provide greater strategic leadership across the many Hauraki Gulf Marine Park stakeholders.  Having a clear stakeholder engagement and communications plan is critical for this.

21.     This work will require resource which isn’t currently provided for in the Forum’s budget. As such, this report recommends that the Forum allocate $15,000 from its accumulated surplus for the purposes of preparing a communications and publicity strategy. This budget would be used to engage a communications and engagement specialist to support the Forum and Executive Officer to scope and develop the strategy.

22.     The development of a communications and publicity strategy for the Hauraki Gulf Forum will require input and engagement from the Forum constituent parties, likely through a workshop.

23.     Such work would need to be undertaken in accordance with the intent of sections 7 and 8 of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Act.

 

Marine protection initiatives

24.     As Members will be aware, the Neureuter family, with support from GIFT have been building support and gathering science on and around the Noises Islands to raise awareness about the importance of the marine environment surrounding the Noises Islands, and the interconnectedness between the terrestrial and marine environments.

25.     The aspirations of the Neureuter family include creating a form of marine protection around the Noises Islands to support the restoration of marine habitats.

26.     The Neureuter family are now at a point in their project where, to advance their aspirations, they require support from government agencies (particularly Department of Conservation and Fisheries New Zealand) to determine a form of marine protection to pursue.  The Forum has the opportunity to help facilitate such discussions.

27.     Given the advanced science and discussions in place already, the Noises is an excellent entry point for the Forum to advance, with focus, its strategic issue of advocating for increased marine protection in the Hauraki Gulf.

28.     This work programme proposes the establishment of a multi-agency working party to scope and advance marine protection initiatives.

29.     To ensure that the Forum has adequate oversight of this work, this report includes a recommendation that the Executive Officer work with Technical Officers and bring forward a Terms of Reference and budget recommendation for approval at the February meeting for the multi-agency working party.

30.     Any marine protection initiatives will require substantial engagement with the commercial and recreational boating/fishing communities, and here again the Forum could take a leadership role.

31.     Throughout the past four months, the Forum’s Executive Officer and Chairperson have been approached by several commercial and recreational boating entities who are interested in engaging with the Forum, and in initiatives to support improvement in the state of the Hauraki Gulf / Tīkapa Moana.

32.     The work programme proposes continuing to develop a network amongst the commercial and recreational boating/fishing community, to be utilised for two-way communication and engagement.

 

Forum budget

33.     Previous reporting to the Forum has signalled that the 2018-2019 budget is fully committed. Should the Forum wish to commission additional work, this would be in addition to the current budget.

34.     The Forum has an accumulated surplus of $101,566.  For now it can draw on some funding without seeking additional contributions from constituent parties.

35.     The work programme document (Attachment A) includes brief commentary regarding the cost implications of each of the projects and workstreams.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga / Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Forward work programme - November 2018

43

     

Ngā kaihaina / Signatories

Author

Katina Conomos – Interim Executive Officer, Hauraki Gulf Forum

Authoriser

Jacques Victor - GM Auckland Plan Strategy and Research

 


Hauraki Gulf Forum

19 November 2018

 

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


Hauraki Gulf Forum

19 November 2018

 

 

Executive Officer report

 

File No.: CP2018/21679

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo / Purpose of the report

1.       To provide an update from the Hauraki Gulf Forum’s Interim Executive Officer.

Whakarāpopototanga matua / Executive summary

2.       This report is prepared by the Hauraki Gulf Forum’s Interim Executive Officer to update Forum members on the delivery of the annual work program, follow up actions from previous meetings, and other matters of relevance since the last meeting.

 

Ngā tūtohunga / Recommendation/s

That the Hauraki Gulf Forum:

a)      receive the Hauraki Gulf Forum Interim Executive Officer’s report.

 

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu / Analysis and advice

 

Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Seminar / Holdaway Awards

3.       The 2018 Seminar was held in the Events Centre at the Auckland War Memorial Museum on Wednesday, 5 September, with 172 in attendance. 

4.       The 2018 Holdaway Awards were awarded to Steve and Riley Hathaway from Young Ocean Explorers and Mayor John Tregidga.

5.       Videos from the Seminar are available on the Gulf Journal website http://gulfjournal.org.nz/seminar-talk/?seminar-name=2018-finding-a-voice

6.       Positive feedback was received during the event, and the Auckland Museum will shortly compile results of an attendee survey.

Coastal Resources Ltd dumping consent

7.       On 24 September 2018, Chairperson Meeuwsen replied to the request of information from the Environmental Protection Authority regarding the Coastal Resources Limited (CRL) application for a 35-year marine dumping consent to dump up to 250,000m³ of dredged material from source sites within Auckland and Waikato.

8.       We are awaiting further advice from the EPA regarding progress of the application and the hearings.

Stories of the Noises

9.       On Thursday 25 October, the Neureuter family with support of Foundation North hosted an event to present findings from recent scientific studies on and around the Noises islands.

10.     Speakers included botanist Ewan Cameron, Chris Gaskin from Northern New Zealand Seabirds Trust, Don McFarlane from the Auckland Zoo, Louis Furney from the Auckland Museum, and Tim Haggitt from Leigh Marine Laboratory. Richelle Constantine presented alongside a number of rangatahi who had experienced a day on the Noises working alongside a number of scientists.

11.     Moana Tamaariki-Pohe was invited to facilitate the event, which was attended by approximately 60 people.

 

2019 Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Poster Series

12.     A concept for the 2019 Hauraki Gulf Marine Park poster has been scoped. Feedback from stakeholders indicated that a poster to raise awareness about the size and scope of the Marine Park would be of value.  The concept is for a map of the Park, surrounded by rich imagery of creatures (both terrestrial and marine) that inhabit the Gulf, as well as pictorial elements which present human use of the Gulf. This will be enhanced by six (or more) story telling components to draw attention to some of the challenges associated with the Marine Park, but also some of its unique attributes.

13.     Illustrator Dave Gunson has been engaged for this work.

14.     This project is dependent on external funds, and a fundraising proposal has been developed and is about to be circulated amongst potential funders. 

Engagement with recreational boating community

15.     At the Forum’s meeting on 20th August, Ross Duder and John Duder presented during the public forum and requested that a copy of the Sea Change summary document be distributed to the recreational boating clubs.

16.     I have met with Ross and John to discuss the intention of this communication further and discussed that it is an opportunity to build engagement between the Hauraki Gulf Forum and the recreational boating community.  Ross has been collating details of boating and yacht clubs which will form the basis of a database (for the Forum’s use) and John has given thought to the communications messages.  This work is ongoing.

Auckland University Watershed Events

17.     The Creative Arts and Industries Faculty of Auckland University presented to the 20th August Forum meeting regarding their project to generate ideas from Aucklanders, to engage the hearts and minds of Aucklanders to support a healthier marine environment.

18.     Throughout October three public events have been held associated with this project. 

19.     I attended one of these events and I’m aware that a few Forum members attended others.  I have recently been in touch with the event organisers to arrange a discussion regarding progress and direction of their project overall. 

Bryde’s Whale Ship Strike Collaborative Group

20.     Before the end of the year I will arrange a meeting of the Bryde’s Whale Ship Strike group, which last met in November 2017. In doing so, I will ensure that the invitation is extended to all Forum Members.

Black Petrel Working Group

21.     A meeting of the Black Petrel Working Group was held on 6 November.

22.     The agenda included a presentation from Biz Bell (Wildlife Management International Ltd) regarding the Black Petrel colony on Aotea / Great Barrier.  Biz presented data from the 2017/18 studies which highlighted lower numbers of breeding burrows in the study area this breeding season.  Biz noted her concerns that adverse weather events are likely impacting on bird productivity.  On receipt of her presentation I will circulate it to Forum Members for information.

23.     The other substantive item on the agenda was effective mitigation strategies for seabirds for bottom long-line inshore and deep-water fishing vessels. Effective mitigation guideline documents are currently under review by the Ministry of Primary Industries, who led a discussion on this topic amongst the industry representatives in attendance.

 

 

G.I.F.T. Year 2

24.     Members have been invited by Foundation North to attend an event to celebrate the second year of the G.I.F.T fund on Thursday, 29 November. 

25.     Prior to this, the Chairperson, Deputy Chairperson and I will be meeting with the Foundation North CEO to discuss the Forum’s strategic issues and work programme with a view to clarify how the two organisations can support one another more advantageously.

Environmental Defence Society (EDS) Reports

26.     On 2 November the EDS released a report entitled Turning the Tide: Integrated marine planning in New Zealand. The report provides analysis of lessons learned from the Sea Change Tai Timu Tai Pari marine spatial planning project and compares it with international best practice.

http://www.eds.org.nz/assets/Publications/Turning%20the%20Tide_FINAL.pdf

27.     In September, Raewyn Peart from EDS advised that she had authored a report reviewing the governance arrangements of the Hauraki Gulf Forum, and alongside, an exploration of similar contexts overseas. The Forum Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson met with Raewyn to discuss the report and requested that, given the Forum had no prior knowledge of the report and was not engaged for the purposes of this review, that a statement be included at the introduction of the report to make this clear. The timetable for the release of this report is not yet known.

Standing orders, Governance Statement and delegation policy

28.     The Forum has made previous resolutions regarding the review of standing orders, governance statement and delegation policy, which arose from a number of procedural meeting issues that the Forum was experiencing in 2017.

29.     At the last meeting I suggested that staff would like to work with the newly elected Forum Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson regarding these items on the work programme between now and the next meeting.  This work has not yet occurred but will remain an item for action. 

Hauraki Gulf Forum Budget 2018-2019

30.     The performance against budget to end of October (for 2018/2019) is included as Attachment A. 

31.     32% of the available budget has been spent to end of October, with the balance of expenditure being mostly committed to accumulation of funds in advance for the State of the Gulf Report, administrative authority expenses and the Marine Park posters project.

32.     As at end of October 2018, the Forum has an accumulated surplus of $101,566.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga / Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Financial report to end of October 2018

55

     

Ngā kaihaina / Signatories

Author

Katina Conomos – Interim Executive Officer, Hauraki Gulf Forum

Authoriser

Jacques Victor - GM Auckland Plan Strategy and Research

 


Hauraki Gulf Forum

19 November 2018

 

 

    

    

 



[1] Adopted Strategic Issues, 20 August 2018

[2] Adopted Strategic Issues, 20 August 2018

[3] Sea Change,Tai Timu Tai Pari – Hauraki Gulf Marine Spatial Plan, page 66

[4] Adopted Strategic Issues, 20 August 2018