Kaihū River Working Group

9 July 2018

Kaihū River Working Group Record of Actions

 

Meeting held in the Committee Room, Dargaville Town Hall, 37 Hokianga Road, Dargaville

on Monday 9 July 2018, commencing at 10.30am

 

 

Present:

Chairman, Councillor John Bain

Te Houhanga Marae representative, Des Subritzky

NRC Kaipara Representative, Councillor Penny Smart

 

In Attendance:

NRC Rivers and Natural Hazards Manager, Joseph Camuso

NRC Land Management Advisor, Imogen Field

NRC (Record Taker), Nola Sooner

Landowner, Bryce Wyatt

Apologies (Item 1.0)

The apologies from Te Roroa Representatives, Snow Tane and Sharon Murray, and NRC GM Environmental Services, Bruce Howse, were accepted.

 

Secretarial Note: Ian Lupton

A Minute’s silence was held in memory of Ian Lupton who had passed away since the last meeting.  His valuable contribution as the Ratepayer Representative Area 2 (Floodplain – Rotu Bottleneck to Dargaville) was acknowledged.  He will be sadly missed.

 

TERMS OF REFERENCE

Representatives

Moved (Subritzky / Bain

 

1.       That John Murray is appointed ratepayer representative for Area 1 Class A rated land on the floodplain; and

2.       That Bryce Wyatt is appointed ratepayer representative for Area 2 Class B rated land on the floodplain.

 

Carried

 

Agreed Action point

·         Kaipara District Council – representative - Letter to be sent to the Mayor of Kaipara District Council requesting that a Councillor is appointed to the Kaihu River Working Group.  Action:  Jonathan Santos

 

RECORD OF ACTIONS OF PREVIOUS MEETING

The Record of Actions of the previous meeting held on 6 September 2017 was accepted as read.

 

 

MATTERS ARISING FROM RECORD OF ACTIONS

Agreed Action points

·         Obtain costings from staff at NRC on poplar removal and circulate to Kaihu River Working Group members. Action:  Jonathan Santos

·         Deferred from previous meeting - Schedule Barney Brotherhood to survey gravel islands on the Kaihu River that were extracted last time and calculate a volume of new gravel.  Action:  Barney Brotherhood/Joseph Camuso

·         Analysis not to spray Bull Rush Island at Aratapu – It was noted staff will contact Kaipara District Council to ascertain if this work falls within KDC’s work area and if that is not the case, then it will be added to the list of minor river works prioritised to be undertaken by NRC.  Action:  Jonathan Santos

 

 

2017/2018 BUDGET & WORKS UPDATE/2018-2019 BUDGET AND PROPOSED WORKS PROGRAMME

 

Presented By:

Joseph Camuso

 

Agreed action point

·         Spraying to be undertaken by helicopter and for any small areas not accessible by helicopter, staff will arrange for those areas to be sprayed by boat.  Action:  Jonathan Santos

 

NORTHLAND IRRIGATION STUDY UDPATE

Presented By:

Joseph Camuso

 

Secretarial Note: Councillor Penny Smart left the meeting at 11.50 am.

 

NORTHERN WAIROA FRESHWATER IMPROVEMENT FUND PROJECT

Presented by:

Imogen Field

 

Conclusion

The meeting concluded at 12 noon.