UnconfirmedTaumarere Flood Management Working Group

30 April 2022

Taumarere Flood Management Working Group Record of Actions

 

Meeting held in the Te Rito Marae

on Saturday 30 April 2022, commencing at 10.00am

 

 

Tuhinga/Present:

Co-Chair, Councillor Justin Blaikie

Ratepayer representative, Waiōmio, Nisha Marsh

Otiria Rugby Club representative, Pamela-ann Ngohe-Simon

 

I Tae Mai/In Attendance:

Full Meeting

NRC Rivers and Natural Hazards Manager, Joseph Camuso

NRC Rivers Project Manager, Meg Tyler

NRC Hapu Coordinator, Chantez Connor-Kingi

Jacqui Hon-Hoult

Peter Woods

Hailie & Norton Shortland

Wati Shortland

Susan Henare

Andrew de’Lisle

Dominique Thelemaque  FNDC

Rakai Lancaster

Harley Edward

Hoppity James Marsh

Matthew Wihongi

Dennis Tekuru

Miriama Pihema

Helen Ronaldson

Hope Pihema

David Ngawati

Arqelene Yihago

Roddy Pihema

Riki Ngakohi

Devuna Shortland

Murray Armstrong

 

The meeting commenced at 10.30am.

Ngā Mahi Whakapai/Housekeeping (Item 1.0)

Ngā Whakapahā/Apologies (Item 2.0)

NRC CEO, Malcolm Nicolson

NRC Group Manager - Community Resilience, Victoria Harwood NRC Group Manager – Governance & Engagement, Auriole Ruka

FNDC Councillor Kelly Stratford

Fire & Emergency Group Manager -Mid North, Wayne Martin

Rowena Tana

KiwiRail- Eric Hennephof

KiwiRail- Steven Thomas

Waka Kotahi- Warren Feek

Margie Kemp

Buffalo Brown

James Sinclair Ngawati

 

Record of Actions – 13 November 2021 (Item 3.1)

Presented by: NRC Rivers and Natural Hazards Manager, Joseph Camuso

Agreed action points:

·            Nil

 

Receipt of Action Sheet (Item 3.2)

Presented by: NRC Rivers and Natural Hazards Manager, Joseph Camuso

Agreed action points:

·            Hydraulic Report from e-Waters to be sent with minutes

 

Cultural Assessment (Item 3.3)

Presented by: NRC Hapu Coordinator, Chantez Connor-Kingi

NRC & hapu held a 5-day wananga out of Otiria Marae.

Agreed action points:

·            NRC to gather information regarding hapu & council partnership in water testing

 

Rubbish Clean-up (Item 3.4)

Presented by: NRC Hapu Coordinator, Chantez Connor-Kingi

Korero around rubbish problem, solutions, to be taught in school. Suggestion to add areas to the council mow list as part of the concern of rubbish is that it can be easily hidden in unmanaged areas. Upgrade the maintenance schedules. Waka Kotahi present at meeting was impressed by the community rubbish pick up and would like to discuss it further with NRC.

Agreed action points:

·            Waka Kotahi, NTA (Northland Transportation Alliance) and NRC to discuss initiatives like the community rubbish day in Otiria.

·            NRC to speak with FNDC regarding maintenance schedules of swales.

 

Spillway and Bridge Update (Stage 1, Stage 2 and Stage 3) (Item 3.5)

Presented by: NRC Hapu Coordinator, Chantez Connor-Kingi

Update on Stage 1, vegetation clearance and construction of downstream spillway and stopbank.

Agreed action points:

·            Nil

 

Waiomio Update (Item 3.6)

Presented by: NRC Hapu Coordinator, Chantez Connor-Kingi

Rock wall stabilising the road to Waiomio. Nisha Marsh korero around the importance of this mahi to their community.

Agreed action points:

·            Nil

 

Budget (Item 3.8)

Presented by: NRC Rivers and Natural Hazards Manager, Joseph Camuso

Questions regarding inflation and increasing construction costs. How will this affect the budget long term. Plan to go back to central govt. for further funding if we need it, highlighting success of the project so far.

Agreed action points:

·            Nil

 

Any other business (Item 3.9)

Presented by: NRC Rivers and Natural Hazards Manager, Joseph Camuso

Recent heavy rainfall analysis for March 2022 event.  Speaking about large events and how this is reflected in surface flooding, comments on the impacts of climate change.  Korero around water tank fund, questions if the fund includes admin costs or is the fund purely for purchasing water tanks. Encourage everyone to submit an application to the water tank fund. Roddy raises concerns around AFFCO pond consents and Dam inspections.

Agreed action points:

·            Requested rainfall data to be shared with the minutes

·            NRC to investigate consents around the AFFCO settlement ponds

·            NRC to request AFFCO Dam report

 

Optional Site visit to Stage 1 works (Item 3.10)

Presented by: NRC Rivers and Natural Hazards Manager, Joseph Camuso

Cancelled due to the weather.

Agreed action points:

·            Nil

 

Whakamutunga (Conclusion)

The meeting concluded at 12.30pm.