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

 

Date:

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

 

Monday, 29 November 2021

1.00pm

This meeting will be held remotely via ZOOM

 

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

22 November 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.


Hauraki Gulf Forum

29 November 2021

 

 

Karakia

Mihi Whakatau

 

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 - Sedimentation                                                                            7

4.2     Public Forum - Pakiri sand extraction applications                                         7

4.3     Public Forum - Pakiri sand extraction applications                                         8

4.4     Public Forum - WWF's Whale Tales 2022 & Ocean Challenge 2030 initiatives   8

4.5     Public Forum - Pare Hauraki Kaimoana's Coromandel Marine Farming Zone applications                                                                                                           9

4.6     Public Forum - Top of the North Clean Hull Plan                                             9

5          Extraordinary Business                                                                                              10

6          Co-Chairs' Report                                                                                                        11

7          State of our Seabirds 2021 Report                                                                             93

8          Updating and strengthening the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Act                           101

9          Waikato Regional Council - Regional Coastal Plan update                                  193

10        Revitalising the Gulf update                                                                                     195

11        Executive Officer's Report                                                                                        197

12        Any Other Business                                                                                                  207

13        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

 

Karakia

 

 


1          Apologies

 

At the close of the agenda no apologies had 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.

 

            Member Majurey declared an interest in the matter under agenda item 4.5.

 

3          Confirmation of Minutes

 

That the Hauraki Gulf Forum:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Monday, 23 August 2021, as a true and correct record.

 

 

4          Public Forum

 

4.1       Public Forum - Sedimentation

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       Geoff Reid and Angus Robson will present on sedimentation.

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Hauraki Gulf Forum:

a)      thank Geoff Reid and Angus Robson for their presentation on sedimentation.

 

 

 

4.2       Public Forum - Pakiri sand extraction applications

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       Callum McCallum and Shayne Elstob will present on Pakiri sand extraction applications. McCallum Bros Limited have a video/FAQ’s on a dedicated website thenittygritty.co.nz. In addition, McCallum Bros Limited have provided a Stakeholder Guide which is attached.

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Hauraki Gulf Forum:

a)      thank Callum McCallum and Shayne Elstob for their presentation on Pakiri sand extraction applications.

 

Attachments

a          McCallum Bros Limited Pakiri Sand Extraction Stakeholder Guide............ 211

 

 

 

 

 

4.3       Public Forum - Pakiri sand extraction applications

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       Olivia Haddon and Pita Rikys will present on Pakiri sand extraction applications. They have requested that supporting documentation be provided as attachments to this request.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Hauraki Gulf Forum:

a)      thank Olivia Haddon and Pita Rikys for their presentation on Pakiri sand extraction applications.

 

Attachments

a          Towards a marine protected areas network for the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park - Roger Grace 2014............................................................................. 223

b          Map Te Arai vicinity...................................................................................... 257

c         Letter to NZ Herald - Sand extraction from the Mangawhai/Pakiri Embayment - Pita Rikys............................................................................... 259

d         NIWA maps................................................................................................... 265

e          Follow-up letter to Auckland Council re Pakiri sand extraction................... 267

 

 

 

4.4       Public Forum - WWF's Whale Tales 2022 & Ocean Challenge 2030 initiatives

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       Lucy Jacob and Gloria Yehia will present on World Wildlife Fund-New Zealand’s (WWF) Whale Tales 2022 & Ocean Challenge 2030 initiatives.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Hauraki Gulf Forum:

a)      thank Lucy Jacob and Gloria Yehia for their presentation on WWF’s Whale Tales 2022 & Ocean Challenge 2030 initiatives.

 

 


 

 

4.5       Public Forum - Pare Hauraki Kaimoana's Coromandel Marine Farming Zone applications

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       Harry Mikaere and Richard Turner will present on Pare Hauraki Kaimoana’s Coromandel Marine Farming Zone applications. Attached to this request is a letter to the co-chairs and two supporting documents.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Hauraki Gulf Forum:

a)      thank Harry Mikaere and Richard Turner for their presentation on Pare Hauraki Kaimoana’s Coromandel Marine Farming Zone applications.

 

Attachments

a          Letter to co-chairs......................................................................................... 271

b          Consent Application Consultation Document - 9 November 2021.............. 273

c         Plan Change Consultation Document - 9 November 2021.......................... 277

 

 

 

 

4.6       Public Forum - Top of the North Clean Hull Plan

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       Sarah Hucker and Imogen Bassett will present on Top of the North Clean Hull Plan.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Hauraki Gulf Forum:

a)      thank Sarah Hucker and Imogen Bassett for their presentation on Top of the North Clean Hull Plan.

 

 


 

 

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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29 November 2021

 

 

Co-Chairs' Report

File No.: CP2021/17036

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

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

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Another quarter, another lockdown. Like others, our primary focus over the past few months has been keeping our communities safe and getting us to those vaccination targets. But the lockdown has not dampened progress for the Hauraki Gulf, with several key steps taken over the last quarter, including:

-     Launch of the State of our Seabirds 2021 report. This fantastic new comprehensive report on the state of our manu o te moana, our seabirds, captures the perilous state of life in the ‘seabird capital of the world’ as the Gulf is often called. It captures the incredible work to protect species from extinction and ensure predator-free home islands, but also speaks to the loss of food-webs and traditionally rich foraging grounds, as well as the continued risk of capture at sea. The full report and associated posters are available at www.gulfjournal.org.nz. The authors of the report will brief the Forum in more detail today.

-     Unveiling of the Western Heritage Kiosk project. The Tāmaki Makaurau Mana Whenua Forum and Auckland Council are partnering together to give the Category B heritage shelter on Quay St a new purpose through promoting te taiao and providing environmental education. During the renovations of the shelter, the Hauraki Gulf Forum’s artwork, designed by Dave Gunson, was selected to wrap the building to attract attention to the project to come. The wrap will then be repurposed to be used as promotional banners for events. The Western Kiosk is intended to provide a Te Ao Māori perspective on our oceans, harbours, waterways and natural environment of the Tāmaki Makaurau region through digital storytelling. The kiosk will become a gateway to the marine environment of Tāmaki Makaurau and its islands where mana whenua share their stories, their art, and their heritage.

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-     Two submissions to the Ministry of Primary Industries (Fisheries NZ) to (i) close the loophole that allowed unlimited take of pink maomao and other finfish outside of the daily bag limit, and (ii) support the roll-out of on-board cameras on commercial fishing vessels operating in the Gulf. Those submissions are attached to this report (see Attachment A and Attachment B).

3.       We have also continued to take up communication opportunities, with Nicola providing regular interviews to Coromandel FM, a forthcoming NZ-Listener editorial by both Co-Chairs on the increasing use of rāhui in the Gulf, and a recent press-release covering key points from a recent public poll conducted to test public support for the Forum’s kaupapa (see Attachments C, D and E). The results strongly endorse our key goals and resolutions.

4.       This meeting brings to a close a difficult, eventful yet positive year for the Hauraki Gulf. Today we have a key decision to take on a framework for updating and strengthening the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Act. Having decided that it is no longer fit for purpose, we need to agree a broad framework for the upgrade, before having a further conversation with our Ministers about the path forward.

5.       Looking ahead to 2022, our first hui is scheduled for 28 February and – all going well – in person at the Maraetai Boating Club. We have also supported our Executive Officer’s desire to undertake further leadership training in 2022, reaching a cost sharing arrangement with Auckland Council for him to take part in the New Zealand Leadership Programme (selection pending). 

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Hauraki Gulf Forum:

a)      note the report.


 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Submission to MPI re On-Board Cameras

15

b

Submission to MPI re Review of Species in the Recreational Daily Bag Limit

17

c

Letter to PM and Ministers re Hauraki Gulf public poll

19

d

Press Release re Hauraki Gulf poll

21

e

Hauraki Gulf Forum poll results

23

      

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Authors

Cr Pippa Coom - Co-Chairperson

Ms Nicola MacDonald – Co-Chairperson – Tangata Whenua

 


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State of our Seabirds 2021 Report

File No.: CP2021/17132

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To brief the Forum on key findings from the recently released State of our Seabirds 2021 report.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       In October 2021 the Northern New Zealand Seabird Trust (NNZST) released a ground-breaking new report on the state of our manu o te moana, our seabirds, in the wider Hauraki Gulf region.

3.       Lead author Chris Gaskin will brief the Forum on the key findings of the report. 

4.       In addition, NNZST also released a wonderful set of bilingual posters about our seabirds.

5.       Both the report and posters can be found at www.gulfjournal.org.nz. The ‘at a glance’ summary version of the report is attached (see Attachment A).

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Hauraki Gulf Forum:

a)      congratulate the Northern New Zealand Seabird Trust on the release of the report and posters.

b)      thank Chris Gaskin for his briefing.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

State of our Seabirds 2021 - summary report

95

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Alex Rogers - Executive Officer Hauraki Gulf Forum

Authoriser

Jacques Victor - GM Auckland Plan Strategy and Research

 



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Updating and strengthening the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Act

File No.: CP2021/17138

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To present a framework for updating and strengthening the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Act.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       In May 2021 the Forum resolved to advocate for an updated and strengthened Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Act 2000 (HGF/2021/17).

3.       In August 2021 the Forum held a confidential workshop to exchange informal views on the potential shape and scope of an upgrade.

4.       This paper drafted by the Executive Officer takes forward the Forum’s resolution and presents a framework for consideration (see Attachment A). The framework is in line with past reviews and reports (see Attachments B, C and D) and draws on established best practice to present an effective and efficient model for the upgrade.

5.       Should the general direction presented in the framework be adopted, the next step would be to consult with our Ministers.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Hauraki Gulf Forum:

a)      adopt the attached framework for updating and strengthening the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Act.

b)      agree that the Co-Chairs present the framework to Ministers for their consideration.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Framework for HGMPA upgrade

103

b

Bradly review 2015

109

c

Beverley, Maloney and Payne review 2016

143

d

Ministerial Advisory Committee report 2020

163

     

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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Waikato Regional Council - Regional Coastal Plan update

File No.: CP2021/17141

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To brief the Forum on the latest progress towards Waikato Regional Council’s (WRC) Regional Coastal Plan (RCP) update.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The WRC RCP is the rulebook for activities in Waikato’s coastal marine area – the wet area below high tide out to 12 nautical miles. The WRC RCP is important for the Hauraki Gulf as it will cover half of Marine Park.

3.       The RCP recognises water quality, indigenous biodiversity and natural hazards while managing activities like the use of resources, the occupation of space, extraction of sand and other materials, aquaculture, the protection of natural features and landscapes (seascapes) as well as the discharge of contaminants.

4.       Key documents and updates, as well as the latest report on engagement from October 2021, can be found here: https://www.waikatoregion.govt.nz/council/policy-and-plans/rcp-review/

5.       Notification of a proposed RCP is expected in the second half of 2022.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Hauraki Gulf Forum:

a)      note the report.

b)      thank Waikato Regional Council for the update.

 

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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Revitalising the Gulf update

File No.: CP2021/17142

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To update the Forum on progress with government’s Revitalising the Gulf plan.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Representatives of the Ministers of Conservation, and Oceans and Fisheries, will provide an update on the latest progress in implementing the government’s Revitalising the Gulf plan.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Hauraki Gulf Forum:

a)      thank the representatives of the Ministers for their update.

 

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.: CP2021/17144

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To provide an update from the Executive Officer.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The past quarter will be remembered for many things; among them two very rare occurrences:

-     (i) the enforcement of the Auckland – Waikato coastal marine boundary - with the two halves of the Marine Park in different COVID alert levels (as shown here from 8 September when Auckland was at Level 4, Waikato Level 2, and boaties in the Waikato half were not allowed to cross into the Auckland half); and

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-     (ii) the reawakening of the fault between Aotea Great Barrier and Hauturu-ō-Toi (as shown here)

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3.       They serve to remind us that what we think of as the Hauraki Gulf, Tīkapa Moana, Te Moananui-ā-Toi is constantly changing and evolving.

4.       The past quarter was also notable for a sadly less rare occurrence: the arrival in parts of Aotea of not one but two strains of an invasive seaweed, caulerpa. It was great to see such a swift response from mana whenua, MPI Biosecurity and the Local Board and community.

5.       My focus of late has been on two significant pieces of work. The first was the upgrade of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Act where I would like to record my thanks to the Environmental Law Initiative for their support as the framework came together and ideas needed to be bounced around and tested. The second was the public poll. It was a new experience to be working with a pollster and I was thoroughly impressed at the professionalism of Horizon Research who conducted the poll. They went the extra mile to ensure the questions were balanced and that both sides of the coin were presented when asking people to consider a policy position. I am strongly of the belief that the poll results are not only hugely beneficial to the Forum and our members, but also to many in the community that have struggled for some time without firm numbers to ascribe to support (or otherwise) for their kaupapa.

6.       I continue to be grateful for the wonderful support and collegiality of the Forum’s technical officers. The notes of our latest hui are attached to this report (see Attachment A). I am also grateful to our Co-Chairs and to Auckland Council for supporting my desire to undertake leadership training through 2022 – ngā mihi nui ki a koutou.

Financial Update

7.       Q1 Financial Year 2021-2022 results show a slow but steady start to the financial year (see Attachment B). Communications spend has picked up in the second quarter with expenditure for the poll coming in through October and November. At this point work on the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Act continues with pro bono support only, though that may need to change depending on the forward process.

Ship Speed Update

8.       It is good to be able to report that once again ships speeds have been around the target of 10kts and that there have been no reports of any fatalities of Bryde’s whales over the past quarter (see Attachment C).

 

Looking Ahead

9.       This summer could be an exceptionally busy one for the Hauraki Gulf. There is a lot of built-up demand for visiting the islands, or the favourite fishing spot, or simply taking a dip. We will do our part to communicate the responsibilities that come with that re-engagement with the Gulf to look after it.

10.     Hopefully the Christmas period provides an opportunity for all Forum members and technical officers to take a bit of a breather after a very busy and productive 2021. Bring on 2022.

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Hauraki Gulf Forum:

a)      note the report.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Technical Officers' hui notes

201

b

Q1 Financials

203

c

Ship Speed Report

205

     

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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Any Other Business

File No.: CP2021/17280

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       An opportunity for Forum members to raise any developments of importance for the Hauraki Gulf not covered by other agenda items.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Hauraki Gulf Forum:

a)      note the report and receive any verbal updates from members.

 

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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ATTACHMENTS

 

Item 4.2      Attachment a    McCallum Bros Limited Pakiri Sand Extraction Stakeholder Guide                                         Page 211

Item 4.3      Attachment a    Towards a marine protected areas network for the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park - Roger Grace 2014 Page 223

Item 4.3      Attachment b    Map Te Arai vicinity                                       Page 257

Item 4.3      Attachment c    Letter to NZ Herald - Sand extraction from the Mangawhai/Pakiri Embayment - Pita Rikys  Page 259

Item 4.3      Attachment d    NIWA maps                                                    Page 265

Item 4.3      Attachment e    Follow-up letter to Auckland Council re Pakiri sand extraction                                                       Page 267

Item 4.5      Attachment a    Letter to co-chairs                                          Page 271

Item 4.5      Attachment b    Consent Application Consultation Document - 9 November 2021                                             Page 273

Item 4.5      Attachment c    Plan Change Consultation Document - 9 November 2021                                                               Page 277


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