Hauraki Gulf Forum

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Hauraki Gulf Forum held in the Reception Lounge, Auckland Town Hall, 301-305 Queen Street, Auckland on Monday, 19 November 2018 at 1:04pm.

 

present

 

Chairperson

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 Hon Christine Fletcher, QSO

Auckland Council

 

Mayor Sandra Goudie

Thames-Coromandel District Council

 

Mr Steve Halley

Ministry for Primary Industries

 

Cr Mike Lee

Auckland Council

 

Mr Paul Majurey

Tangata Whenua

 

Mr Martin Mariassouce (Alt)

Te Puni Kokiri

 

Cr Rob McGuire

Waikato District Council

 

Cr Dal Minogue

Waikato Regional Council

 

Cr Wayne Walker

Auckland Council

 

Cr John Watson

Auckland Council

 

ABSENT

 

 

Cr Richard Hills

Auckland Council

 

 

Mr Terrence Hohneck

Tangata Whenua

 

 

Ms Nicola MacDonald

Tangata Whenua

 

 

Ms Liane Ngamane

Tangata Whenua

 

 

Mr Dean Ogilvie

Tangata Whenua

 

 

Ms Marty Rogers

Te Puni Kokiri

 

 

Mayor John Tregidga

Hauraki District Council

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

 

Cr Jennie Hayman (Alt)

Waikato Regional Council

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Hauraki Gulf Forum

19 November 2018

 

 

1          Apologies

 

Mr Martin Mariassouce opened the meeting with a karakia.

 

Resolution number HGF/2018/45

MOVED by Chairperson J Meeuwsen, seconded by Mayor S Goudie:  

That the Hauraki Gulf Forum:

a)         accept the apologies from Mayor John Tregidga, Cr Richard Hills, Mr Terrence Hohneck, Mr Dean Ogilvie and Ms Nicola MacDonald for absence.

CARRIED

 

 

Note: Speaking rights were granted to Cr Jennie Hayman (Alt), Waikato Regional Council.

 

 

2          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

3          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number HGF/2018/46

MOVED by Member M Tamaariki-Pohe, seconded by Cr P Cronin:  

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.

CARRIED

 

 

4          Public Forum

 

4.1

Public Forum - Lee Short

 

Lee Short tabled a copy of his presentation which has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

 

Resolution number HGF/2018/47

MOVED by Chairperson J Meeuwsen, seconded by Member J Cleave:  

That the Hauraki Gulf Forum:

a)      receive the presentation from Lee Short regarding video recording of Hauraki Gulf Forum meetings, thank him for his attendance and request staff to report back on options at the next meeting.

CARRIED

 

 

 

Attachments

a     19 November 2018 - Hauraki Gulf Forum - Item 4.1 - Public Forum - Lee Short - presentation

 

 

4.2

Public Forum - James Frankham, New Zealand Geographic Publisher

 

James Frankham provided a verbal presentation in addition to displaying some demonstrations of virtual reality experiences from the New Zealand Geographic website.

 

 

Resolution number HGF/2018/48

MOVED by Chairperson J Meeuwsen, seconded by Member M Tamaariki-Pohe:  

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.

CARRIED

 

4.3

Public Forum - Brett Butland, Chair of Motutapu Restoration Trust

 

Brett Butland and Jo Ritchie (joined by Cr Christine Fletcher, a former chair of the Motutapu Restoration Trust) provided a presentation which has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

 

Resolution number HGF/2018/49

MOVED by Chairperson J Meeuwsen, seconded by Cr P Cronin:  

That the Hauraki Gulf Forum:

a)      receive the presentation from Brett Butland, Jo Ritchie and Cr Christine Fletcher regarding the restoration programme at Motutapu Island and thank them for their attendance.

CARRIED

 

 

 

Attachments

a     19 November 2018 - Hauraki Gulf Forum - Item 4.3 - Public Forum - Brett Butland, Chair of Motutapu Restoration Trust - presentation

 

5          Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

6

Chairperson's report

 

The chairperson’s report was tabled at the meeting. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

 

Resolution number HGF/2018/50

MOVED by Chairperson J Meeuwsen, seconded by Cr C Fletcher:  

That the Hauraki Gulf Forum:

a)      receive the Chairperson’s written report.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     19 November 2018 - Hauraki Gulf Forum - Item 6 - Chairperson's report - tabled report

 

7

Presentation from Fisheries New Zealand

 

Steve Halley and Shelton Harley from the Ministry for Primary Industries provided a presentation in support of the report on the agenda. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

 

Resolution number HGF/2018/51

MOVED by Chairperson J Meeuwsen, seconded by Mayor S Goudie:  

That the Hauraki Gulf Forum:

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

CARRIED

 

 

 

Attachments

a     19 November 2018 - Hauraki Gulf Forum - Item 7 - Presentation from Fisheries New Zealand - presentation

 

8

Constituent Party report

 

 

 

Resolution number HGF/2018/52

MOVED by Chairperson J Meeuwsen, seconded by Cr M Lee:  

That the Hauraki Gulf Forum:

a)      receive the constituent party reports and congratulate and thank the Department of Conservation for completing the operation to remove rodents from Rakitu Island.

CARRIED

 

9

Sediment Management in Long Bay - Weiti

 

 

 

Resolution number HGF/2018/53

MOVED by Chairperson J Meeuwsen, seconded by Member M Tamaariki-Pohe:  

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.

CARRIED

 

Moved by way of addition:

 

 

Resolution number HGF/2018/54

MOVED by Cr W Walker, seconded by Cr J Watson:  

That the Hauraki Gulf Forum:

c)         recommend that Auckland Council consider implementing a monitoring and testing programme for sediment and heavy metals in the north western tributary of the Okura Stream just downstream of the Envirofill site.

CARRIED

 

Resolution number HGF/2018/55

MOVED by Cr W Walker, seconded by Cr J Watson:  

That the Hauraki Gulf Forum:

d)         recommend that the relevant constituent parties of the Forum report on the options available for more stringent control of sediment run-off especially for catchments with sensitive receiving environments such as marine reserves.

CARRIED

 

 

10

Hauraki Gulf Forum 2019 Meeting Dates and Venues

 

Note:   The chairperson advised the meeting that this item was to be withdrawn as attempts were being made to have the three relevant Ministers present at an early meeting in the new year and the likelihood was that the date would be different to the one recommended in the report.

 

 

 

11

Strategic issues / forward work programme report

 

 

 

Resolution number HGF/2018/56

MOVED by Cr R McGuire, seconded by Cr W Walker:  

That the Hauraki Gulf Forum:

a)      receive the report.

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

c)      request that the Executive Officer work with Technical Officers to bring forward to the next meeting a Terms of Reference and budget for the establishment of a multi-agency working party to scope and advance marine protection initiatives in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park.

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

CARRIED

 


 

 

12

Executive Officer report

 

An updated version of Attachment A Financial report to end of October 2018 was tabled at the meeting. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

 

Resolution number HGF/2018/57

MOVED by Cr W Walker, seconded by Cr R McGuire:  

That the Hauraki Gulf Forum:

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

b)      rescind part of the resolution from its 21 August 2017 meeting as follows:

Resolution Number HGF/2017/33

Moved by Deputy Chairperson L Ngamane, seconded by Chairperson Mayor J Tregidga:

That the Hauraki Gulf Forum:

c)         request the Administering Authority to report its findings of the review of the Forum’s standing orders as in resolution b) above, to a future meeting of the Forum in 2018, for its consideration.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     19 November 2018 - Hauraki Gulf Forum - Item 12 - Executive Officer report - Attachment A

 

13        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.  

 

 

Mr Martin Mariassouce closed the meeting with a whakawatea.

 

 

4.38pm                                               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

 

 

 

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