Kaeo River - Whangaroa Catchment Working Group

Wednesday 5 June 2019 at 10.30am





Kaeo River - Whangaroa Catchment Working Group

5 June 2019

Kaeo River - Whangaroa Catchment Working Group Agenda


Meeting to be held in the Karangahape Marae, 496 Wainui Road, Matangirau, Kaeo

on Wednesday 5 June 2019, commencing at 10.30am


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Item                                                                                                                                       Page

1.0    apologies    

2.0    Reports

2.1      Record of Actions from Previous Meeting and Matters arising

Attachment 1       Record of Actions from Previous Meeting                                                       3

Attachment 2       Update from Summit Forest & NZTA Update                                                 6

2.2      Budget 2018/2019 and 2019/2020

Attachment 1       Budget 2018/2019 and 2019/2020                                                                    7

2.3      Maintenance Works Update 2018/2019 & Proposed Works 2019/2020  

2.4    Any Other Business


Kaeo River - Whangaroa Catchment Working Group  ITEM: 2.1

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Discussion held at Union Church Hall, Leigh Street, Kaeo

on Friday 6 July 2018, at 10.30am


Present – Working Group Members:   

Justin Blaikie                   Chair

Tania McInnes                FNDC Councillor

John Richardson             (Area representative - the middle catchment area from the Waiare Gorge to Waiare Road – SH 10 intersection)

Geoff Stone                     (Community representative - Taupo Bay, Pupuke, Totara North, Matangirau, Tauranga Bay, Mahinepua, Te Ngaire and ratepayers outside of the Kaeo River catchment)

Michael Hayes                (Whangaroa Ward farming representative)

Bruce Mills                       (Representing Business and commercial interests within Kaeo and FNDC Community Board)

Ngaere Manning             (Ratepayer representative – flood plain and catchment area from Waiare Road to Whangaroa Harbour to the Kaeo River – Whangaroa Catchment)

Stephen Rush                 (Representing Te Runanga 0 Whaingaroa)


Also in Attendance:

NRC staff:                       Joseph Camuso, Doug Foster, Nola Sooner (Record Taker)

FNDC staff                      Steven Smith, Stephen Little

Ian Hayes                        Member of the public

Yvonne Robinson            Member of the public

Les Jackson                    Member of the public

Eleanor Hawkes             Member of the public

Maggie Rudolph              Member of the public

Michael Fox                    Member of the public

Lorelei Hayes                  Member of the public

Kevin Herewini                Member of the public

Kelly Stratford                 FNDC Councillor



Ann Court                        FNDC Councillor

Dave Hookway               FNDC Councillor

Fiona Robinson               (Representing the rural ratepayers of the Kaeo River catchment area upstream of the Waiare Gorge)

Robert Rush





The Record of Actions from the meeting held on 29 September 2017 were received.




BUDGET 2017-2018 AND 2018-2019

The budget for 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 was summarised.  The budget was accepted as read.


Presented by:

Joseph Camuso


Agreed action points

·    The Kaeo River – Whangaroa Catchment Working Group agreed to earmark $50,000 from the surplus budget to address ongoing flooding issues at Matangirau and for a bridge upgrade if required.



An update was provided on maintenance work 2017-2087 and proposed works for 2018-2019.


Presented by:

Doug Foster



The Long Term Plan was presented to the Working Group. 


Presented by:

Joseph Camuso


Agreed action points

·    NRC Staff to write to Jacqui Hori-Hoult, Northland Systems Manager – NZ Transport Agency to relay concerns raised by the Kaeo River – Whangaroa Catchment Working Group in terms of signage during a flood not being placed in a timely manner.  Action:  Joseph Camuso



A written update on Shepherds Forest was accepted as read.


Agreed action points

·    NRC staff to contact Summit Forest representatives to ask them to provide details on their planting programme around steep areas.  Action:  Joseph Camuso

·    NRC staff to provide an overview of the Policy Statement and Regional Plan to ensure the planting by Summit Forest complies with those Rules.  Action:  Ben Tait

·    NRC staff to organise a meeting between Summit Forest staff and local landowners (Bruce Mills, Maggie Rudolph, Michael Hayes, John Richardson, Geoff Stone, Stephen Rush) to discuss the planting program proposal.  Action:  Joseph Camuso




It was agreed to defer this agenda item.


Agreed action points

·    NRC staff to contact Jim Sephton, Northland Programme Deliver Lead -  NZ Transport Agency to relay concerns expressed by the Kaeo River – Whangaroa Catchment Working Group about the lack of updates on the proposed new bridge alignment for Kaeo Bridge (State Highway 1) and request an update.  Action:  Joseph Camuso


Meeting closed:  12.15 pm


Kaeo River - Whangaroa Catchment Working Group  ITEM: 2.1

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Kaeo River - Whangaroa Catchment Working Group  ITEM: 2.2

5 June 2019Attachment 1

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