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

 

Date:

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

 

Monday, 24 May 2021

1.00pm

Waiheke Local Board Office
10 Belgium Street
Ostend
Waiheke

Hauraki Gulf Forum

 

OPEN AGENDA

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Co-chairperson

Cr Pippa Coom

Auckland Council

Co-chairperson Tangata Whenua

Ms Nicola MacDonald

Tangata Whenua

Members

Cr Donna Arnold

Matamata-Piako District Council

 

Ms Charmaine Bailie

Tangata Whenua

 

Mr Andrew Baucke

Department of Conservation

 

Cr Phillip Buckthought

Hauraki District Council

 

Mr Joe Davis

Tangata Whenua

 

Cr Christine Fletcher

Auckland Council

 

Mayor Sandra Goudie

Thames-Coromandel District Council

 

Ms Cath Handley

Waiheke Local Board (Auckland Council)

 

Mr Terrence Hohneck

Tangata Whenua

 

Mr Jacob Hore

Ministry for Primary Industries

 

Mr Paul Majurey

Tangata Whenua

 

Mr Martin Mariassouce

Te Puni Kōkiri

 

Cr Rob McGuire

Waikato District Council

 

Mr Scott Milne

Orakei Local Board (Auckland Council)

 

Mr Dean Ogilvie

Tangata Whenua

 

Cr Denis Tegg

Waikato Regional Council

 

Ms Valmaine Toki

Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board

(Auckland Council)

 

Cr Wayne Walker

Auckland Council

 

Cr John Watson

Auckland Council

 

(Quorum 11 members)

 

Mike Giddey

Kaitohutohu Mana Whakahaere / Governance Advisor

17 May 2021

Contact Telephone: 027 221 7183

Email: mike.giddey@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 


Selected extracts from the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Act 2000

 

 

3          Purpose

 

The purpose of this Act is to—

 

(a)          integrate the management of the natural, historic, and physical resources of the Hauraki Gulf, its islands, and catchments:

(b)          establish the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park:

(c)          establish objectives for the management of the Hauraki Gulf, its islands, and catchments:

(d)          recognise the historic, traditional, cultural, and spiritual relationship of the tangata whenua with the Hauraki Gulf and its islands:

(e)          establish the Hauraki Gulf Forum.

 

Part 1  Management of Hauraki Gulf

 

7          Recognition of national significance of Hauraki Gulf

 

(1)        The interrelationship between the Hauraki Gulf, its islands, and catchments and the ability of that interrelationship to sustain the life-supporting capacity of the environment of the Hauraki Gulf and its islands are matters of national significance.

(2)        The life-supporting capacity of the environment of the Gulf and its islands includes the capacity—

(a)        to provide for—

(i)      the historic, traditional, cultural, and spiritual relationship of the tangata whenua of the Gulf with the Gulf and its islands; and

(ii)      the social, economic, recreational, and cultural well-being of people and communities:

(b)        to use the resources of the Gulf by the people and communities of the Gulf and New Zealand for economic activities and recreation:

(c)        to maintain the soil, air, water, and ecosystems of the Gulf.

 

8          Management of Hauraki Gulf

 

To recognise the national significance of the Hauraki Gulf, its islands, and catchments, the objectives of the management of the Hauraki Gulf, its islands, and catchments are—

 

(a)          the protection and, where appropriate, the enhancement of the life-supporting capacity of the environment of the Hauraki Gulf, its islands, and catchments:

(b)          the protection and, where appropriate, the enhancement of the natural, historic, and physical resources of the Hauraki Gulf, its islands, and catchments:

(c)          the protection and, where appropriate, the enhancement of those natural, historic, and physical resources (including kaimoana) of the Hauraki Gulf, its islands, and catchments with which tangata whenua have an historic, traditional, cultural, and spiritual relationship:

(d)          the protection of the cultural and historic associations of people and communities in and around the Hauraki Gulf with its natural, historic, and physical resources:

(e)          the maintenance and, where appropriate, the enhancement of the contribution of the natural, historic, and physical resources of the Hauraki Gulf, its islands, and catchments to the social and economic well-being of the people and communities of the Hauraki Gulf and New Zealand:

(f)            the maintenance and, where appropriate, the enhancement of the natural, historic, and physical resources of the Hauraki Gulf, its islands, and catchments, which contribute to the recreation and enjoyment of the Hauraki Gulf for the people and communities of the Hauraki Gulf and New Zealand.

 

Part 2  Hauraki Gulf Forum

 

15        Purposes of Forum

 

The Forum has the following purposes:

 

(a)          to 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:

(b)          to facilitate communication, co-operation, and co-ordination on matters relating to the statutory functions of the constituent parties in relation to the Hauraki Gulf, its islands, and catchments, and the Forum:

(c)          to recognise the historic, traditional, cultural, and spiritual relationship of tangata whenua with the Hauraki Gulf, its islands, and, where appropriate, its catchments.

 

16        Establishment of Forum

 

(1)        A body called the Hauraki Gulf Forum is established.

(2)        The Forum consists of the following representatives:

(a)            1 representative appointed by the Minister:

(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 boards.

(3)        The representatives appointed in accordance with subsection (2)(d) or (5) must be members of the local authority elected in accordance with the Local Electoral Act 2001.


 

17        Functions of Forum

 

(1)        To promote sections 7 and 8, the Forum has the following functions in relation to the Hauraki Gulf, its islands, and catchments:

(a)  to prepare a list of strategic issues, determine a priority for action on each issue, and regularly review that list:

(b)  to facilitate and encourage co-ordinated financial planning, where possible, by the constituent parties:

(c)   to obtain, share, and monitor information on the state of the natural and physical resources:

(d)  to receive reports on the completion and implementation of deeds of recognition:

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

(f)    to receive reports from the tangata whenua of the Hauraki Gulf on the development and implementation of iwi management or development plans:

(g)  to 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):

(h)  to promote and advocate the integrated management and, where appropriate, the sustainable management of the Hauraki Gulf, its islands, and catchments:

(i)    to encourage, share, co-ordinate where appropriate, and disseminate educational and promotional material:

(j)    to 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:

(k)   to commission research into matters relating to the functions of the Forum.

(2)        When carrying out its functions under subsection (1), 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.

 

18        Powers of Forum

 

(1)        The Forum has the powers that are reasonably necessary to carry out its functions.

(2)        The Forum’s powers include the powers—

(a)        to consider issues related to its purpose; and

(b)        to receive reports from constituent parties; and

(c)        to make recommendations to constituent parties; and

(d)        to advise any person who requests the Forum’s advice; and

(e)        to commission or undertake those activities that are necessary to achieve its purpose.

(3) The Forum must not—

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

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


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ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                         PAGE

1          Apologies                                                                                                                        7

2          Declaration of Interest                                                                                                   7

3          Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                               7

4          Public Forum                                                                                                                  7

4.1     Public Forum - Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor (PMCSA) – Report on Future of Commercial Fishing                                                                            7

4.2     Public Forum - Southern Cross NEXT Communications Cable Project        7

5          Extraordinary Business                                                                                                8

6          Co-Chairs' Report                                                                                                          9

7          Auckland Council State of the Environment Report /
Te oranga o te taiao o Tāmaki Makaurau                                                                 
25

8          Sea Change Tai Timu Tai Pari - Update on Government's Response Strategy   71

9          Executive Officer's Report                                                                                          73

10        Hauraki Gulf Forum Budget for 2021-2022 Financial Year                                     95

11        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 


1          Apologies

 

Apologies from Cr DA Arnold, Cr DT Tegg and and Ms Valmaine Toki have 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, 22 March 2021, as a true and correct record.

 

 

4          Public Forum

 

4.1       Public Forum - Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor (PMCSA) – Report on Future of Commercial Fishing

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       Celia Cunningham, Research Analyst, PMCSA will present on their report on the future of commercial fishing in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Hauraki Gulf Forum:

a)      thank Celia Cunningham for her presentation.

 

 

4.2       Public Forum - Southern Cross NEXT Communications Cable Project

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       Justin Rae, Spark Community Engagement – Southern Cross NEXT Project and Mike McGrath, Manager International Operations, Spark NZ will present an update on the project.

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Hauraki Gulf Forum:

a)      thank Justin Rae and Mike McGrath for their presentation.

 

 


 

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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Co-Chairs' Report

File No.: CP2021/06072

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To provide an update from the Co-Chairs.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Key actions since last meeting:

-     Hui with Minister for Oceans and Fisheries, Hon. David Parker

-     Exchange of letters with Auckland Central MP Chlöe Swarbrick

-     Submission on Ngāti Hei Trust’s s186A Fisheries Act application for a closure

-     Submission on Waikato Regional Council’s proposed Regional Pest Management Plan

-     Hui with Auckland Council, ANZ and AUT re potential for a green/blue bond for the Hauraki Gulf

3.       It has been a busy, productive and quick two months since we last met in Te Aroha on 22 March. Our most important engagement was with the newly appointed Minister for Oceans and Fisheries, Hon. David Parker, on 30 March. This is the first time Aotearoa has had a Minister for Oceans, and it was great to hear the ambition that the Minister has for his new portfolio. On our agenda was:

·    Our briefing to the incoming government, including our goals and strategic issues across the Minister’s oceans/fisheries, and environment roles.

·    The forthcoming resource management (RMA) reforms, with consequential impacts and opportunities for the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Act (HGMPA).

·    The government’s eagerly awaited response strategy to the Sea Change Tai Timu Tai Pari marine spatial plan, which we understand is now just around the corner.

·    Recent black petrel deaths, and what more can be done to protect those taonga.

4.       We were heartened by Minister Parker’s commitment to delivering a healthier, more abundant Hauraki Gulf. We look forward to keeping in regular contact as there is much to be done within this parliamentary term.

5.       In April we had an exchange via letters with Auckland Central MP Chlöe Swarbrick, who wrote to us in the context of concerns at the marina development in Pūtiki Bay, Waiheke. We set out our concerns at the plight of the kōrara that call the bay home, and the importance of the position of mandated mana whenua, but also our frustration at the current interface between the RMA and HGMPA and the opportunity ahead to fix that. A copy is attached to this report (see Attachment A). 

6.       Also in April, Tangata Whenua Member Joe Davis and former Tangata Whenua Member Moana Tamariki-Pohe had their investitures as new Members of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to Māori and conservation. Ngā mihi nui ki a kōrua!

 


 

7.       In the past month we have made two submissions:

·    Fisheries New Zealand (MPI) invited us to submit on the application by Ngāti Hei Trust’s for a two-year closure of the eastern Coromandel scallop fishery via s186A of the Fisheries Act. The Forum has fully supported Ngāti Hei Trust’s application. See Attachment B.

·    Waikato Regional Council invited us to submit on their proposed Regional Pest Management Plan update. This follows the Forum’s resolution in November 2020 to seek WRC’s consideration of a similar RPMP update to that recently done by Auckland Council, and WRC’s adoption of a controlled area notice for enforcement. See Attachment C.

8.       We still await a response from Auckland Council on our letters of 4 June 2020 and 11 March 2021 regarding the resource consent application by Kaipara Ltd for sand extraction off Pakiri beach. Hearings are ongoing at present and the importance of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Act is being frequently raised by submitters.

9.       Most recently, on 4 May, we met with Auckland Council, ANZ and AUT to discuss the potential of innovative climate finance to help heal the Hauraki Gulf. This followed the release of a report by the Climate Innovation Lab with a range of biodiversity finance instruments, including a proposed green/blue bond for the Gulf. (See more here: https://www.mohio.co/biodiversity-finance-instruments). This was an initial discussion to scope interest and potential, with further conversations to follow. See Attachment D for a copy of the Hauraki Gulf proposal.

10.     Turning to the present, it is wonderful to be here today on the stunning motu of Waiheke. We meet on an island surrounded by a protective cloak, thanks to Ngāti Paoa’s rāhui laid down back in January this year. This hui provides us with an opportunity to reflect on the co-governance journey we have all taken over the past year, with a review of our Governance Statement and Work Plan. We will also adopt our budget for the next financial year.

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Hauraki Gulf Forum:

a)      note the report.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Letter to Auckland Central MP Swarbrick

11

b

Submission to Fisheries NZ

13

c

Submission on WRC RPMP

15

d

Proposal for a Blue Bond for the Hauraki Gulf

17

      

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Authors

Cr Pippa Coom – Co-Chairperson

Ms Nicola MacDonald – Co-Chairperson – Tangata Whenua

 


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Auckland Council State of the Environment Report /
Te oranga o te taiao o Tāmaki Makaurau

File No.: CP2021/06080

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To brief the Hauraki Gulf Forum on Auckland Council’s recently released State of the Environment Report.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The Forum will be briefed by Dr Megan Carbines (Auckland Council).

3.       A synthesis report is attached (see Attachment A).

4.       The full cover report can be read here: https://www.knowledgeauckland.org.nz/publications/te-oranga-o-te-taiao-o-t%C4%81maki-makaurau-the-health-of-t%C4%81maki-makaurau-auckland-s-natural-environment-in-2020-a-synthesis-of-auckland-council-s-state-of-the-environment-reporting/

5.       A range of technical reports can be read here: https://www.knowledgeauckland.org.nz/search/?query=TR2021

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Hauraki Gulf Forum:

a)      note the report.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

A synthesis of Auckland Council’s State of the Environment reporting

27

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Alex Rogers - Executive Officer Hauraki Gulf Forum

Authoriser

Jacques Victor – General Manager Auckland Plan Strategy and Research

 


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Sea Change Tai Timu Tai Pari - Update on Government's Response Strategy

File No.: CP2021/06108

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To update the Forum on progress towards the Government’s Response Strategy to the Sea Change Tai Timu Tai Pari marine spatial plan.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Representatives of the Ministers of Conservation, and Oceans and Fisheries, will provide a verbal update at the meeting.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Hauraki Gulf Forum:

a)      note the report.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Alex Rogers - Executive Officer Hauraki Gulf Forum

Authoriser

Jacques Victor – General Manager Auckland Plan Strategy and Research

 


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Executive Officer's Report

File No.: CP2021/06109

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To provide an update from the Executive Officer and review the Governance Statement and Work Plan.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The past two months have been spent criss-crossing the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park and its catchment, from a night at the top of Hirakimatā on Aotea Great Barrier at the black petrel colony, to a hui on the Ngāti Hei rāhui in Whitianga, discussions with the Piako Catchment Forum in Tatuanui, and an inspiring visit to Forrest Hill School alongside Member Dean Ogilvie to support their marine kaupapa (the tamariki have their own TV show – you can see our interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlEAvI2JWMU&t=19s).

3.       While the usual financial update can be found at the end of this report, its focus on this occasion is on a review of our Governance Statement and Work Plan.

Review of Governance Statement and Work Plan

4.       In May 2020 we adopted our new Governance Statement, and Work Plan (2020-2022). In doing so, the Forum stepped boldly into a new co-governed era in pursuit of a suite of ambitious goals for the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park. In adopting those documents, we acknowledged that there could be a few bumps ahead and that we would learn and adjust as we went on. Accordingly, we committed to review both documents at the 1-year mark.

5.       In recent weeks I have gone line by line in reviewing the Governance Statement (Attachment A) and Work Plan (Attachment B). My reflections are as follows:

Governance Statement

-     Our whakatauki – he waka kōtuia kāhore e tukutukua ngā mimira / a canoe that is interlaced will not become separated at the bow – has become a guiding light for the Forum and we have seen a strong level of unity around the table. Not only has the Forum been largely unified in its positions, we have also been able to come together on a broader range of issues than in the past.

-     How the Forum works. There has been strong evidence of members working in accordance with the principles listed in the Governance Statement.

The only small issue that continues to crop up is tension around the extent of local and public forum presentations viz the broader agenda. My view is that the high level of local engagement at our meetings positively reflects on the Forum’s increased standing in the community.

-     Our Roles and Responsibilities. Our Co-Chairs are doing a great job of leading the Forum and have managed to make the co-governance leadership model work seamlessly. At the same time, the Forum’s increasing effectiveness and influence has placed more demands on their time. The role of Co-Chair is a significant commitment. Members are bringing their mana and expertise to their roles and are supporting the Co-Chairs and each other. We continue to be well served by our Governance Advisor, and the Administering Authority which supports our legislative independence. I welcome feedback on my role as Executive Officer.

 

I see two issues connected to roles and responsibilities:

(i) an ongoing resourcing equity issue between Tangata Whenua members and other members in terms of remuneration and support. I have been working with the Department of Conservation on the remuneration issue, which is tied up in the Cabinet Fees Framework, and

(ii) most members have Technical Officers, but some do not. It would be helpful for all members to have one to ensure the technical officers process encompasses the broadest range of views.

6.       Overall, I think that the Governance Statement is serving us well, remains fit for purpose, and needs only one change at this point: to update the review cycle to every 3 years.

Work Plan

7.       Reviewing the Work Plan, I was pleased to see how well we are tracking. We are on track to meet the specific outcomes we set for the 2020-2022 period (5% increase in marine protection, 3x100 ton restored shellfish beds, 100km of new riparian planting), except for ending marine dumping, which requires a legislative fix the current government is yet to commit to.

8.       We are also tracking well against all the key actions in the infographic (page 2, Work Plan), including:

-     leveraging our collective strength, partnering and collaborating, supporting iwi/hapū and community efforts

-     highlighting water quality concerns and publishing the latest information, advocacy to reduce flows of pollutants

-     advocating for more marine protection and enhanced biodiversity, supporting biosecurity efforts

-     calling on all sides to take less from the Marine Park and an end to fishing practices which damage benthic habitat, support the use of indigenous tools and reform of the Marine Reserves Act

-     supporting a constructive regulatory framework for shellfish restoration, advocating for trials, supporting the coordination group

-     calling for an end to marine dumping

-     supporting planting efforts and advocating for a catchment-wide approach.

9.       We are delivering on our commitments to split meetings between the two regions, to strengthen our media and public engagement, to involve local communities in the work of the Forum, and to better integrate Te Ao Māori and mātauranga into everything we do. We have inked new partnerships and continued to be a connector of initiatives to ensure a coordinated approach. All while being battered by lockdowns and other COVID-impacts over the past year – not bad going!

10.     Areas that could do with more effort include additional actions to reduce flows of pollutants, consideration of climate change impacts/mitigation, investigation of alternatives to marine dredging and dumping, and advocacy on biodiversity loss.

11.     As with the Governance Statement, my view is that the Work Plan is serving us well and remains fit for purpose. I recommend it continued to be reviewed annually to track progress until a new Work Plan is adopted at the start of 2023.


 

 

Update to Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Act?

12.     While the Governance Statement and Work Plan are working well, what is becoming increasingly clear is that we are operating at the limits of the 20-year-old Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Act. For example, while we voluntarily adopted co-governance, this could be better reflected in the Act. And while we are now active in our submissions and advocacy, the influence of the Marine Park Act on RMA and other decision-making process impacting on the Marine Park remains limited at best.

13.     I am increasingly having conversations with members, technical officers and other stakeholders about potential innovations or updates to the Marine Park Act to upgrade both the status of the Marine Park and the role of the Forum.

14.     With the resource management reforms progressing, we are now not that far away from those reforms forcing an update to the Marine Park Act – at least to Part 1, which establishes a direct relationship with the RMA and will have to change to accommodate the new acts. If the Marine Park Act is going to be opened up via the RMA reforms, it is important that the Forum discusses this in advance and considers whether to advocate for other changes at the same time. I recommend that we allocate time for this discussion at one of our meetings later this year. 

Annual Report 2020-2021

15.     Moving on to our Annual Report, section 31 of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Act 2000 requires the Forum to:

“(1) …on or before 31 August each year, report to the Minister on the exercise of its powers and the carrying out of its functions during the preceding year ending on 30 June. (2) The report must identify the progress made by the Forum towards achieving the purposes of the Forum set out in section 15. (3) A copy of the annual report must be presented to the House of Representatives by the Minister.”

16.     With the 2020 – 2021 Annual Report due shortly after the next Forum meeting, work will commence in the interim.

17.     Past Annual Reports have established a familiar framework, designed around the requirements listed above. For the 2020 – 2021 Annual Report, it is proposed to continue to use that framework.

18.     A draft of the Annual Report will be circulated to all Forum Members for input and feedback once ready.

19.     The budget for the report is $5,000. This includes design work, production and distribution.

Ship Speed Update

20.     Please see Attachment C for the latest ship speed data for Q1 2021, showing an average speed of 9.91 knots with no ship strike of Bryde’s whales reported. (See also our recent podcast on this: https://open.spotify.com/episode/19BFru2hISSn4hBLxnJwPZ)

Financial Update

21.     Please see Attachment D for the Forum’s Q3 financials. Spend is within budget and largely on track, though travel/training will be underspent due to COVID. Any remaining funds will be carried forward.

Looking ahead

22.     From here on Waiheke we head to:

-     Maraetai Beach on 23 August, and

-     Woodlands (near Gordonton) on 29 November to round out the year.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Hauraki Gulf Forum:

a)      note the report.

b)      agree to amend the review cycle for the Governance Statement to every 3 years.

c)      agree to continue an annual review of the Work Plan (2020-2022).

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Governance Statement

77

b

Work Plan 2020-2022

81

c

Q1 2021 Ship Speed

91

d

Forum Financial Update

93

     

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Signatories

Author

Alex Rogers - Executive Officer Hauraki Gulf Forum

Authoriser

Jacques Victor – General Manager Auckland Plan Strategy and Research

 


Hauraki Gulf Forum

24 May 2021

 

 

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Hauraki Gulf Forum Budget for 2021-2022 Financial Year

File No.: CP2021/06110

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To seek approval of the Forum’s budget for the next financial year.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Prior to COVID, the Forum’s annual budget was $327,500 (2019-2020 financial year).

3.       With the advent of COVID and its immediate impact on the financial position of Forum members, 2020-2021 financial year contributions were reduced significantly: down to $242,500. That figure was then topped up by drawing down $50,000 from our accumulated surplus, giving a total budget of $292,500 for the 2020-2021 financial year.

4.       As we look ahead to the 2021-2022 financial year, it is clear that impacts from COVID will continue to be felt. At the same time, particularly towards the second half of the financial year, we will increasingly see large-scale in-person events as vaccination rates and travel increase. There are many that would like to see the Forum’s annual conference make a return in 2022. In addition, the release of the government’s response to Sea Change is likely to bring with it heightened public interest and necessitate additional hui and/or comms efforts by the Forum.

5.       The 2021-2022 financial year will be the last before our next State of our Gulf report expenditure (scheduled for the 2022-2023 financial year and estimated at $180,000). It might also be the last year before an update of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Act, with potential budgetary implications.

6.       It is therefore proposed that the budget for the 2021-2022 financial year be $315,000. This is essentially the budget for 2020-2021, adjusted for inflation and with the addition of $20,000 to support the return of our annual conference in the first half of 2022. The proposal is that this budget would be fully funded by members, with no further drawdowns of the now lower accumulated surplus.

7.       A full breakdown of that proposal, including the cost per member, is at Attachment A. 

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Hauraki Gulf Forum:

a)      approve a budget of $315,000 for the 2021-2022 financial year.

 


 

 

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Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

2021-2022 Budget Breakdown

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Signatories

Author

Alex Rogers - Executive Officer Hauraki Gulf Forum

Authoriser

Jacques Victor – General Manager Auckland Plan Strategy and Research

 


Hauraki Gulf Forum

24 May 2021

 

 

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