Manukau Harbour Forum






Minutes of a meeting of the Manukau Harbour Forum held in the Māngere-Otāhuhu Local Board Office, Shop 17, 93 Bader Drive, Māngere Town Centre on Friday, 3 May 2019 at 12.21pm.





Saffron Toms

Waitākere Ranges Local Board

Deputy Chairperson

David Holm

Puketāpapa Local Board


Alan Cole

Franklin Local Board


Carrol Elliott, JP

Māngere-Ōtahuhu Local Board


Joseph Allan

Manurewa Local Board


Chris Makoare

Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board


Dawn Trenberth

Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board





Tracy Mulholland

Whau Local Board


Bill McEntee

Papakura Local Board




Alternate Member

Julie Fairey

Puketāpapa Local Board


Sharlene Druyven

Franklin Local Board





Josephine Bartley




Manukau Harbour Forum

03 May 2019




1          Welcome


Chairperson Saffron Toms opened the meeting and welcomed those present.


2          Apologies

Resolution number MHFJC/2019/9

MOVED by Member C Elliott, seconded by Member D Trenberth:  

That the Manukau Harbour Forum:

a)         accept the apology from Members T Mulholland, J Fairey, B McEntee and S Druyven for absence.



3          Declaration of Interest

There were no declarations of interest.


4          Confirmation of Minutes

Resolution number MHFJC/2019/10

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson D Holm, seconded by Member C Makoare:  

That the Manukau Harbour Forum:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Friday, 15 March 2019, as true and correct.



5          Leave of Absence

There were no leaves of absence.


6          Acknowledgements

The Chair acknowledged the Christchurch terror attack on 15 March 2019.

The chair acknowledged the tragic passing of her nephew Felix Murray who had a high interest in sustainability matters.. 


7          Petitions

There were no petitions.


8          Deputations

There were no deputations.


9          Public Forum


Public Forum - Ian Wedding - Manukau harbour mangroves


Ian Wedding attended to speak about concerns regarding the issue of sewage going into the Manukau Harbour. Mr Wedding spoke to a number of comparative aerial photographs available through Council’s GIS mapping tool with respect to matters of the increase of mangroves in the inner northern Manukau between 1959 and 2017.


Resolution number MHFJC/2019/11

MOVED by Chairperson S Toms, seconded by Member A Cole:  

That the Maukau Harbour Forum:

a)         thank Ian Wedding for his presentation regarding the issue of sewage and sediment going into the Manukau Harbour.



10        Extraordinary Business

There was no extraordinary business.



Elected members update


Member C Elliott – A update was provided on the Tamaki Estuary Environment Forum as a comparative group, noted the submissions to Watercare’s plan for discharge of stormwater and advocated for continued working with other local boards with shared interests.

Member D Holm – The Waikowhai Coastal Walkway, is a dual cycleway and pathway that when finished, will run from Onehunga along the coastline to Blockhouse Bay. Member Holm advised that the consent had been granted for Taylors Bay walkway extension stage with construction scheduled to get underway.

Member A Cole – Manukau Harbour Forum funded a Small Building Sites Demo event which was held at a building site in Pukekohe. The day’s focus was helping the building industry understand how it can manage its site and apply sediment controls, around 20 builders and contractors turned up. Interest in hosting another event closer to Pukekohe.

Member C Makoare – Attended Old Mangere Bridge Replacement Reference Group update. The bridge closed for safety reasons late last year. The new bridge will have space for pedestrians and cyclists to travel safely. NZTA is the delivery agent.

Member S Toms – Sea Week successful at WRLB, delivery of talks, community movies and a sand castle competition at Cornwallis. A lecture on birds at Arataki noted a big decline in sea bird population worldwide. WRLB funding greyface petrel research and local community involvement.


Resolution number MHFJC/2019/12

MOVED by Chairperson S Toms, seconded by Member D Trenberth:  

That the Manukau Harbour Forum:

a)      receive the elected member verbal updates.




Confirmation of workshop records


Resolution number MHFJC/2019/13

MOVED by Member D Trenberth, seconded by Deputy Chairperson D Holm:  

That the Manukau Harbour Forum:

a)      receive the workshop record for the workshop held on Friday 15 March 2019.



13        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.   


12.45 pm                                            The Chairperson thanked Members for their attendance and attention to business and declared the meeting closed.