Te Oneroa-a-Tōhē Board

21 February 2020 

hNgā Miniti O Te Poari O Te Oneroa-A-Tōhē

Te Oneroa-A-Tōhē Board Minutes


Meeting held at the Te Ahu Centre

cnr State Highway 1 & Matthews Ave, Kaitāia

on Friday 21 February 2020, commencing at 10.00am



Tuhinga (Present):                         Haami Piripi                          Te Rūnanga o Te Rarawa                          (Chair)

Cr Mate Radich                    Far North District Council (Dep Chair)

Graeme Neho                      Ngāti Kuri Trust Board

John Witana                          Te Rūnanga Nui o Te Aupouri Trust

Hon John Carter QSO        Far North District Council Mayor


I Tae Mai (In Attendance):          Huihuinga i te katoa (Full Meeting)

TROTR - Bronwyn Bauer-Hunt

NRC - Group Manager - Strategy, Governance & Engagement

NRC - Strategy, Policy & Planning Manager

             NRC – Kaiārahi Kaupapa Māori

NRC - Strategy, Policy & Planning Administrator (minutes)

FNDC - Team Leader, Māori Relationships

FNDC – Manager, Te Hono

FNDC – Policy Planner

Steve Sanson, Sanson & Associates

David Badham

Huihuinga i te wahanga (Part Meeting)

Russell McMahon (member of the public)



The Chair declared the meeting open at 10.04am.



Neho / Piripi / Witana


10.12am – John Carter joined the meeting



Moved  (Radich / Carter)

That the apologies from Cr Colin “Toss” Kitchen and Cr Marty Robinson be received.



Secretarial Note: Auriole Ruka and George Riley also sent their apologies



The Chair advised he has been appointed to two national trusts which may have an impact in the future: Manuka Honey National Charitable Trust and National Trust – Spectrum.

             It was advised that members should make declarations item-by-item as the meeting progressed.


3.1          Confirmation of Minutes

ID: A1286172

Report from Rachael King, Board Secretary

Moved  (Radich / Neho)

That the minutes of the Te Oneroa-a-Tōhe Board meeting held on 6 December 2019 be confirmed as a true and correct record.



             Matters Arising

Item 4.4: Mussel Spat Collection – feedback has been received from the scientists who conducted research regarding damage to seafood and they wish to present to the next meeting

4.0          NGĀ RIMITI | ITEMS


Secretarial Note: An additional supplementary item was added to the agenda


4.3       Registering for IRD Number

ID: A1288873

Report from Sheila Taylor, Kaiarahi Kaupapa Māori

Moved  (Carter / Witana)

1.         That the report ‘Registering for IRD Number’ by Sheila Taylor, Kaiarahi Kaupapa Māori and dated 20 February 2020 be received.

2.         That the Te Oneroa-a-Tōhe Board approve the:

a)         application for an IRD number;

b)        registration for GST; and

c)         inclusion of the Te Oneroa-a-Tōhe Board into Northland Regional Council’s GST group.



4.1       Update on Summer Engagement

ID: A1286167

Report from Auriole Ruka, Kaiwhakahaere Hononga Māori and Sheila Taylor, Kaiarahi Kaupapa Māori

Moved  (Carter / Witana)

That the report ‘Update on Summer Engagement’ by Auriole Ruka, Kaiwhakahaere Honoga Māori and Sheila Taylor, Kaiarahi Kaupapa Māori at dated 12 February 2020 be received.



11.15am        John Carter and Russell xxxxx left the meeting


4.2       Financial Report

ID: A1286184

Report from Rachael King, Board Secretary

Unable to formally receive the paper, as the Board no longer has a quorum.



1.         The Chair advised that he has received a report that 26 creeks have dried up along the beach – will require discussion in the future between landowners and the Board

2.         Anecdotal evidence is that toheroa are suffering due to lack of fresh water on the beach, however, toheroa have returned in areas where there are no pine trees, and where there is a significant catchment of water

3.         Has been working with Climate Change and the Iwi Chairs national Forum – has received information regarding major coastal change due to the warming environment – Te Oneroa-a-Tōhe is an excellent predictive tool for underwater change – a lot of modelling been done through work with GreenPeace

4.         Also, increasing numbers of people walking the length of the beach – no facilities available for what is a three-and-a-half day walk, which ties in to concerns around fishermen camping on the beach during events such as fishing competitions etc.


The meeting concluded at 11.33am