Ngā Hui a te Rōpū Kaitohutohu Take ā-Taiwhenua/
Rural Advisory Panel

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Rural Advisory Panel held in the Room 1, Level 26, 135 Albert Street, Auckland on Friday, 6 August 2021 at 12.31pm.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Deputy Mayor Cr Bill Cashmore

Auckland Council

Deputy Chairperson

Cr Greg Sayers

Auckland Council

Members

Brent Bailey

Rodney Local Board, Auckland Council

 

Alan Cole

Franklin Local Board, Auckland Council

 

Trish Fordyce

New Zealand Forest Owners Association

 

Annaliese Goettler

Young Farmers

 

Steve Levet

Rural Contractors New Zealand

 

Craig Maxwell

Federated Farmers

 

Greg McCracken

Fonterra Shareholders Council

 

Andrew McKenzie

Beef and Lamb New Zealand

 

Geoff Smith

Equine Industry

 

Ken Turner

Waitākere Ranges Local Board, Auckland Council

 

Keith Vallabh

Pukekohe Vegetable Growers

 

 

ABSENT

 

Members

Wilma Foster

Dairy New Zealand, for absence

 

Fiona Gower

Rural Women New Zealand

 

Vance Hodgson

Horticulture New Zealand, for absence

 

Peter Spencer

New Zealand Forest Owners Association,

for absence

 

Wayne Scott

Aggregate and Quarry Association, for absence

 

Glenn Wilcox

Independent Māori Statutory Board

 

 

OBSErvers

 

 

Mike Bramley

Dairy New Zealand

 

Shaun Hazelton

Federated Farmers

 

Vicki Glynn

Equine Industry

 

 


Rural Advisory Panel

06 August 2021

 

 

1          Apologies

 

Resolution number RUR/2021/20

MOVED by Deputy Mayor BC Cashmore, seconded by Member A Cole:  

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)         accept the apologies from:

Absence

Member Wilma Foster

Member Vance Hodgson

Member Wayne Scott

Member Peter Spencer

CARRIED

 

 

The meeting welcomed Richard Gardner who introduced Shaun Hazelton – Federated Farmers; Vicki Glynn, Equine Industry and Mike Bramley, Dairy New Zealand.

 

 

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.

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

 

3          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number RUR/2021/21

MOVED by Cr G Sayers, seconded by Member SL Levet:  

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Friday, 7 May 2021 as a true and correct record.

CARRIED

 

 

 

4          Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 


 

 

 

5

Chair's update

 

Deputy Mayor Bill Cashmore gave a verbal update.

 

Resolution number RUR/2021/22

MOVED by Member A Cole, seconded by Member B Bailey:  

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)      receive the update from the Chairperson, Deputy Mayor Bill Cashmore.

CARRIED

 

 

 

6

Thriving Communities Action Plan Refresh

 

A PowerPoint presentation was given.  A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number RUR/2021/23

MOVED by Deputy Mayor BC Cashmore, seconded by Member K Turner:  

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)      note the presentation on the Thriving Communities/Ngā Hapori Momoho Action Plan

b)      provide feedback on rural perspectives for consideration during the development of the draft plan.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     6 August 2021, Rural Advisory Panel - Item 6 – Thriving Communities Action Plan Refresh - PowerPoint presentation

 

 

Note:   The Chairperson accorded precedence to Item 8 - Compliance monitoring of freshwater regulations at this time.

 

 

8

Compliance monitoring of freshwater regulations

 

Resolution number RUR/2021/24

MOVED by Deputy Mayor BC Cashmore, seconded by Member K Vallabh:  

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)      note Auckland Council’s proactive compliance monitoring approach being brought to the Rural Advisory Panel’s attention, recognising the range of regulatory measures that require uptake by the rural sector in achieving freshwater management outcomes

b)      note Compliance Monitoring staff within the Regulatory Services division of Auckland Council are available to clarify compliance with freshwater regulatory requirements prior to these range of measures becoming effective through various regulatory instruments.

CARRIED

 

 

 


7

Essential Freshwater update - regulatory proposals, guidance and technical publications

 

A PowerPoint presentation was given.  A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number RUR/2021/25

MOVED by Member A Cole, seconded by Member T Fordyce:  

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)      receive the update on central government’s Essential Freshwater programme including:

i)       advice on recent publications and guidance documentation to support the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020, the National Environmental Standards for Freshwater Management 2020, and associated instruments

ii)      advice that discussion documents seeking views on a new regulatory instrument for farm planning, and amendments to stock exclusion regulations, are available for submission to central government before 12 September 2021

iii)     advice in a 25 May 2021 letter from the Ministry for the Environment of potential regulatory amendment proposals to the National Environmental Standards for Freshwater Management 2020 for wetlands and adjacent activities, for proposed release in August 2021.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     6 August 2021, Rural Advisory Panel - Item 7 – Essential Freshwater update - regulatory proposals, guidance and technical publications - PowerPoint presentation

 

 

Note:   Item 8 – Compliance monitoring of freshwater regulations was considered prior to Item 7 - Essential Freshwater update - regulatory proposals, guidance and technical publications.

 

 

9

Proposal for a pilot programme to monitor groundwater takes in Tomarata

 

A PowerPoint presentation was given.  A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

Note:   changes were made to the original motion with the agreement of the meeting.

 

Resolution number RUR/2021/26

MOVED by Deputy Mayor BC Cashmore, seconded by Member SL Levet:  

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)      support the development of a business case for a pilot programme to monitor all groundwater takes concurrently with groundwater levels in the Tomarata Waitematā aquifer.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     6 August 2021, Rural Advisory Panel - Item 9 - Proposal for a pilot programme to monitor groundwater takes in Tomarata - PowerPoint presentation

 

 

 

10

Review of dam management in Auckland

 

Resolution number RUR/2021/27

MOVED by Member A Cole, seconded by Member K Vallabh:  

That the Rural Advisory Panel:

a)      receive the report.

CARRIED

 

 

 

11        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

 

3.14pm                                               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 Rural Advisory Panel HELD ON

 

 

 

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