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




Meeting Room:



Monday, 8 August 2016


Māngere-Otāhuhu Local Board Office
Shop 17
93 Bader Drive
Māngere Town Centre


Manukau Harbour Forum









Member Jill Naysmith

Franklin Local Board

Deputy Chairperson

Member Saffron Toms

Waitakere Ranges Local Board


Member Ami Chand, JP

Whau Local Board


Member Carrol Elliott, JP

Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board


Member Lotu Fuli

Otara-Papatoetoe Local Board


Member Bridget Graham, QSM

Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board


Member David Holm

Puketapapa Local Board


Member Graham Purdy

Papakura Local Board


Member Daryl Wrightson

Manurewa Local Board

Alternate Members

Member Brett Clark

Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board


Member Alan Cole

Franklin Local Board


Member Fa'anana Efeso Collins

Otara-Papatoetoe Local Board


Member Catherine Farmer

Whau Local Board


Member Neil Henderson

Waitakere Ranges Local Board


Member Michael Wood

Puketapapa Local Board


Member Danella McCormick

Manurewa Local Board


Member Leau Peter Skelton

Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board


(Quorum 5 members)




Riya Seth

Democracy Advisor

2 August 2016

Contact Telephone: (09) 826 5103

Email: riya.seth@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz





Manukau Harbour Forum

08 August 2016



ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                        PAGE

1          Welcome                                                                                                                         5

2          Apologies                                                                                                                        5

3          Declaration of Interest                                                                                                   5

4          Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                               5

5          Leave of Absence                                                                                                          5

6          Acknowledgements                                                                                                       5

7          Petitions                                                                                                                          5

8          Deputations                                                                                                                    5

9          Public Forum                                                                                                                  5

10        Extraordinary Business                                                                                                5

11        Notices of Motion                                                                                                          6

12        Chair’s report – Summary of achievements

This report was not available when the agenda was compiled and will be distributed under
separate cover.


13        Report back on 2015/2016 Manukau Harbour Forum work programme                 7  

14        Consideration of Extraordinary Items 



1          Welcome


The Chairperson will open the meeting and welcome everyone present.


2          Apologies


At the close of the agenda no apologies had been received.


3          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.


4          Confirmation of Minutes


That the Manukau Harbour Forum:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Monday, 13 June 2016, as a true and correct record.


5          Leave of Absence


At the close of the agenda no requests for leave of absence had been received.


6          Acknowledgements


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


7          Petitions


At the close of the agenda no requests to present petitions had been received.


8          Deputations


Standing Order 3.20 provides for deputations. Those applying for deputations are required to give seven working days notice of subject matter and applications are approved by the Chairperson of the Manukau Harbour Forum. This means that details relating to deputations can be included in the published agenda. Total speaking time per deputation is ten minutes or as resolved by the meeting.


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


9          Public Forum


A period of time (approximately 30 minutes) is set aside for members of the public to address the meeting on matters within its delegated authority. A maximum of 3 minutes per item is allowed, following which there may be questions from members.


At the close of the agenda no requests for public forum had been received.


10        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.”


11        Notices of Motion


At the close of the agenda no requests for notices of motion had been received.


Manukau Harbour Forum

08 August 2016



Report back on 2015/2016 Manukau Harbour Forum work programme


File No.: CP2016/13060





1.       To report back on the 2015/2016 Manukau Harbour Forum work programme.

Executive summary

2.       The 2015/2016 Manukau Harbour Forum work programme consisted of three key workstreams – a communications programme, a series of flagship sites events, and an inaugural Manukau Harbour Forum symposium. This work programme aligns with the vision of the forum that ‘the Manukau is recognised and valued as a significant cultural, ecological, social and economic treasure/taonga’.

3.       This report summarises achievements of that work programme. The forum is asked to note the information in the report.



That the Manukau Harbour Forum:

a)      note the information in the report back on the 2015/2016 work programme.



4.       Member boards each contributed $12,000 from their 2015/2016 locally driven initiatives budgets to fund year 2 of the forum’s three year work programme. The 2015/2016 work programme consisted of three workstreams – a communications programme, a series of flagship sites events, and an inaugural Manukau Harbour Forum symposium. This work programme aligns with the vision of the forum that ‘the Manukau is recognised and valued as a significant cultural, ecological, social and economic treasure/taonga’.

5.       A summary of the work programme is provided below.

Communications programme

6.       In 2015/2016, the communications work stream continued to focus on increasing the profile of the forum, and the Manukau Harbour, building on the work commenced in year one. This includes the production of regular email newsletters. A Manukau Harbour Forum Facebook page was not created as existing Auckland Council online channels provided sufficient communication opportunities for the forum.

7.       A key objective of the 2015/2016 communications programme was increasing the visibility of the forum, and providing opportunities to connect with the community, through attendance at six events held around the harbour over the summer. Visitors to the forum’s stall were asked to indicate on a map a place they loved, a place they were worried about, and a place where they knew there was some great work taking place. In general, people were concerned about the impacts on water quality from increased and changes in land use, and appreciated the easy access to the foreshore from all areas around the harbour. This information can be used to inform the development of the next three year work programme.

8.       Funding allocated to the communications workstream supported the development of a Manukau Harbour Forum brochure highlighting the forum and points of interest around the harbour. Copies of the brochure were provided to libraries and Auckland Council service centres, as well as being available for events. Other collateral funded through the communications workstream was some large banners displayed at the Manukau Harbour Forum symposium. Staff are working with library management and the Arataki Centre on options for permanent public display.

9.       Significant support was also given to the Manukau Harbour Forum Symposium.

Flagship sites events

10.     Flagship sites events are an opportunity to showcase businesses with good sustainable practices to other businesses in the Manukau Harbour catchment. In 2015/2016, flagship sites events were hosted at Fonterra in Takanini, and Chemical Solutions in Airport Oaks. This is less than the target of four flagship site events reflecting the difficulty in attracting businesses to act as hosts. In 2016/2017, recruitment of host businesses will commence earlier to ensure the target of four flagship sites event is met. Attendance at both events met the target of 30 participants.

11.     The Fonterra flagship site event was held in late April 2016 with the majority of participants reporting that it gave them ideas on how to incorporate sustainable practices into their own businesses.

12.     The 34 people who attended the second event at Chemical Solutions heard presentations on recent changes to dangerous goods handling requirements, spill management, and health and safety procedures regarding spills. Following a site tour, a roundtable discussion provided opportunities for attendees to learn from the experience of two companies who had recently experienced spills.

13.     Incorporating similar opportunities to learn from spills at sites is a focus in planning for the 2016/2017 flagship sites events series.

Manukau Harbour Forum symposium

14.     The inaugural Manukau Harbour Forum symposium was held at Ngā Tohu o Uenuku (Mangere Arts Centre) on Friday, 7 June. The key objective for the forum was to engage people in thinking about how to restore the mauri of the harbour, and to foster collaboration and connection between individuals and organisations engaged in restoration activity around the harbour. It was also an opportunity for the forum to raise its profile in the community.

15.     Approximately 140 attendees heard from a range of presenters on diverse topics ranging from restoration work in the Kaipara Harbour, community advocacy, and mana whenua perspectives. All presentations reflected the brief to comment on how they were working to improve the mauri of the harbour, and any support required to continue that work.

16.     The feedback from attendees acknowledged the forum as host and sponsor, and expressed strong support for the initiative. Attendees expressed interest in participating in future symposiums, and suggested topics around seabirds, impacts of sedimentation on the harbour, and Maori perspectives on the harbour as a kai source.

17.     A second symposium is planned as part of the 2016/2017 forum work programme. Recommendations for future symposiums include inviting industry perspectives, allowing more time for questions and dialogue, and a shorter programme. The forum (if reconstituted) will have the opportunity to workshop recommendations for the second symposium.

Hydrodynamic modelling

18.     Although the forum does not have a formal advocacy work programme, the forum through member boards have consistently advocated for hydrodynamic modelling of the entirety of the harbour. Regional funding of $20,000 was made available in 2015/2016 to fund a scoping study to determine the feasibility of hydrodynamic modelling.

19.     In June 2016, Watercare agreed to fund hydrodynamic modelling of the harbour, based on the findings and recommendations of the scoping study. Forum members and the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee received a memo advising of this outcome in June 2016. A copy of the memo is appended at attachment A for the forum’s reference.

20.     As Watercare will be leading this project, they will decide how to involve the forum as the project progresses.


Local board views and implications

21.     The 2015/2016 work programme was endorsed by member boards in April 2015. All nine member boards reference the forum in their local board plans.

22.     Member boards also sponsor projects supporting the goals and objectives of the forum through their own environment work programmes.

23.     Regular reporting to member boards on implementation of the 2015/2016 work programme was included in the Infrastructure and Environmental Services’ contribution to boards’ quarterly performance reports. A copy of this report will be provided to all member boards for their information.

Māori impact statement

24.     No consultation with Maori was undertaken for the purposes of this report. The forum held two hui with mana whenua in 2015/2016 to receive feedback on its work programme.

25.     Mana whenua presented at the symposium.

26.     Subject to reconstitution of the forum following the 2016 local elections, there is an opportunity to collaborate with mana whenua in developing the forum’s next three year strategic work programme.


27.     There are no further implementation issues arising from this report. An update on the work programme was included on every forum meeting agenda.







Memo to Manukau Harbour Forum and Regional Strategy and Policy Committee on Long-term Plan resolutions relating to the Manukau Harbour dated 30 June 2016





Emma Joyce - Relationship Advisor


Barry Potter - Director Infrastructure and Environmental Services

Victoria Villaraza - Relationship Manager


Manukau Harbour Forum

08 August 2016