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




Meeting Room:



Friday, 15 December 2017


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


Manukau Harbour Forum









Saffron Toms


Deputy Chairperson

David Holm



Member Joseph Allan



Member Alan Cole



Member Bernie Diver



Member Carrol Elliott, JP



Member Bill McEntee



Member Tracy Mulholland



Member Dawn Trenberth



(Quorum 5 members)




Tua Viliamu

Democracy Advisor


7 December 2017


Contact Telephone: (09) 813 9478

Email: tua.viliamu@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz




Manukau Harbour Forum

15 December 2017



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

8.1     Deputation:  The Manukau Harbour Restoration Society Inc                        5

9          Public Forum                                                                                                                  7

10        Extraordinary Business                                                                                                7

11        Notices of Motion                                                                                                          8

12        Confirmation of Workshop Records                                                                           9  

13        Consideration of Extraordinary Items 



1          Welcome


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 Friday, 20 October 2017, 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.


8.1       Deputation:  The Manukau Harbour Restoration Society Inc


1.      Jim Jackson from The Manukau Harbour Restoration Society Inc requested an opportunity to speak on the following:

i)          Hydrodynamic Modelling of the Manukau Harbour update.

ii)         Raw sewer discharges into the Manukau Harbour during storm events and its impact on short term and long term water quality.

iii)        Auckland councils stormwater separation at source policy.

iv)        Responsibility of Watercare and Healthy Waters to manage and provide a more reliable system to avoid stormwater ingress into Watercare’s Sewer Network.

v)         The ongoing relevance of  consent to conditions in favour of Watercare to discharge raw sewage into the Manukau Harbour during equipment failures and storm events.

vi)        By Passes from the Mangere Waste Water Treatment plant into the Manukau Harbour during storm events.

vii)       Stormwater  flow has a negative impact on the operational requirements of the MWTP.

·      During normal operations the MWTP plants performs exceptionally well however during storm events its performance is highly compromised and can take many days to return to normal operation.

viii)      When By Passes occur at the MWTP  the Manukau Harbour it is during these periods that the harbour is being used to treat waste water and does Watercare have consent to use the harbour for treatment purposes?  

·      Negative impact on saltwater marine life with the large quantities of treated waste water (fresh water) being discharged into  a shallow upper harbour location with limited flushing every 24 hours which takes 12 days to reach the Tasman Sea.

ix)        Councils Safe Swim beach water quality ratings program  of beaches around the Manukau Harbour especially Long Term Water Quality Alerts.

·        Taumanu East

·        Clarks Beach

·        Laingholm

·        Huia etc.

·        Septic Tank Leakage

·        Overflows from waste water pipes.

·        Does Council have a long term plan to address this problem

x)         The importance of establishing locations around the harbour to collect robust and reliable water quality data.

xi)        Implementing plans to deliver a reduction in phosphorus and nitrogen levels in to the Manukau Harbour

xii)       Consent hearing regarding the proposed Clarks Beach new Waste Water Treatment Plant   

xiii)      The cancelation of the EWL and the short and long term  implications to upper Manukau Harbour redevelopment options

xiv)     Ownership of the Port of Onehunga

xv)      Redevelopment of the Port of Onehunga

xvi)     POAL NZTA’s &  Panuku’s short and long term  plans for the redevelopment of the Port of Onehunga

xvii)    Dredging at the Port of Onehunga.

xviii)   Dredging at the Waiuku Wharf.

xix)     What is to be done with the dredged sediment?

xx)      Replacement of the Mangere Onehunga Pedestrian Bridge including

xxi)     Light Rail station at Port of Onehunga

xxii)    Floating temporary dock at Port of Onehunga

xxiii)   Ferry service on the Manukau Harbour

xxiv)   Identifying and delivery of core Manukau Harbour Infrastructure

xxv)    Mooring locations around the harbour to be sited in protected locations wind & tidal movement.

xxvi)   Greater presence of Fisheries Officers to ensure abuse of the catch limits are complied with.

xxvii)  Should the business model to manage the Manukau Harbour be revisited maybe along the lines of the following:-?

·        Manukau Harbour Authority (MHA) be established that has the operational requirements of an Urban Development Authority (UDA).

·        The MHA to be made up of the Crown, Auckland, Council, Iwi & Key Stakeholders

·        The MHA has a robust funding stream.

·     The MHA makes decisions not recommendations.

·     The MHA has a chairman to lead the process who has strong business environmental management and local knowledge skill set.

xxviii)       The long term goal of MHF should be to set a time line to improve significantly harbour fish stocks followed by a goal that we can  gather shellfish and eat them safely, catch fish and eat them safely  and swim anywhere in the harbour safely.

·        These are simply objectives but generationally will be the key to improving this harbour that has been abused for the past 100 years.



That the Manukau Harbour Forum:

a)      receive the deputation submission from Jim Jackson from The Manukau Harbour Restoration Society and thank him for attending the Manukau Harbour Forum meeting.



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


There were no notices of motion.


Manukau Harbour Forum

15 December 2017



Confirmation of Workshop Records


File No.: CP2017/26650





1.       This report presents records of workshops held by the Manukau Harbour Forum:

·        18 August 2017

·        20 October 2017

Executive Summary

1.       At the workshop held on Friday,18 August 2017 the Manukau Harbour Forum had briefings on:

·        Manukau Harbour Hydrodynamic Model Update

·        Draft work programme.

·        Final results of the flagship sites for 2016/17


2.       At the workshop held on Friday, 20 October 2017 the Manukau Harbour Forum had briefings on:

·        Marine education programme (MAD marine)

·        Identifying the sources of faecal contamination at beaches in Auckland

·        Draft work programme

3.       The workshop records are attached to this report.




That the Manukau Harbour Forum:

a)      receive the workshop records held on18 August and 20 October 2017 (attachment A and B)







MHF Workshop Records - 18 Aug 2017



MHF Workshop Records - 20 Oct 2017





Tua Viliamu - Democracy Advisor


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Manukau Harbour Forum

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