MINUTES OF A meeting of the Maori Committee


Date:                          Tuesday 12 April 2016

Time:                          10.15am



Council Chamber

Hawke's Bay Regional Council

159 Dalton Street



Present:                     M Mohi - Chairman

R Barker

B Blake

J Brown (proxy for Marei Apatu)

D Culshaw

R Graham

B Gregory

H Hilton

R Maaka

J Maihi-Carroll

A Manuel

M Paku

D Pipe

P Prentice

R Puna (proxy for B Kemp-Harmer)

C Scott (proxy for F Wilson)


In Attendance:          E Lambert – Chief Executive

N van Pelt -  Minutes Secretary

V Moule – Human Resources Manager

S Cave – Manager Open Spaces

A Rewcastle – Development Officer Open Spaces

S Chandler – Community Engagement Coordinator

H Wilcox – Enviroschools Facilitator

S Walker - GM for Maungaharuru-Tangitu Trust

A Hicks – Principal Scientist WQ & E

L Palmer Kahungunu Executive





1.       Welcome/Apologies/Notices

Chairman Mike Mohi welcomed everyone to the meeting

KARAKIA – Haami Hilton


MC5/16      That the apologies for absence from Cr Fenton Wilson, Mrs Beverley Kemp-Harmer and Mr Marei Apatu be accepted.



2.       Conflict of Interest Declarations

          There were no conflict of interest declarations.



Short Term Replacements for 12 April 2016 and Appointment of Replacement of Maori Committee Member for Kahungunu Executive



1.    The Maori Committee agrees that Mr Rangi Puna, Ms Joella Brown be appointed as member/s of the Maori Committee of the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council for the meeting of Tuesday 12, April 2016 as short term replacements(s) on the Committee for Ms Beverly Kemp-Harmer & Mr Marei Apatu

2.    The Maori Committee acknowledges the appointment of Duane Culshaw as the Kahungunu Executive representative on the Maori Committee and Elizabeth Palmer as a proxy member.




4.       Confirmation of Minutes of the Maori Committee Meeting held on 15 February 2016



Minutes of the Maori Committee meeting held on Monday, 15 February 2016, a copy having been circulated prior to the meeting, were taken as read and confirmed as a true and correct record.




5.       Matters Arising from Minutes of the Maori Committee Meeting held on 15 February 2016

There were no matters arising from the minutes.



Follow-ups from Previous Maori Committee Meetings


Several members acknowledged how productive and worthwhile the hui in Wairoa in February was with a good attendance by all.  It was suggested that in future meetings Maori committee members  introduce themselves so it is clear who the Maori committee representatives are.



1.      That the Maori Committee receives the “Follow-up Items from Previous Maori Committee Meetings” report.






Call for Any Minor Items Not on the Agenda


There were no minor items raised for discussion.



Verbal Update on Current Issues by the Regional Council Chairman and Chief Executive


Interim Chief Executive Mrs. Liz Lambert presented her update on current issues.

Annual Plan, consultation opened  on Monday 11 April and has gone out to the public, the proposal around environmental flows will possibly create the most feedback.

Eastern group – dam is now under control, but there is an ongoing investigation which will also address the issue of a future occurrence.

Rocket lab –  Mrs Lambert indicated that she met with Peter Beck (creator) to understand the opportunities for Wairoa and also the challenges. Tourism will be a big factor for Wairoa

Council continuing to  consider options around the Napier/Gisborne rail.



1.      That the Maori Committee receives the ‘Verbal Update on Current Issues by the Regional Council Chief Executive and Chairman’.





Lake Tutira Science Update


Dr Hicks gave a powerpoint presentation which highlighted the key outcomes of monitoring and analyses to date at Lake Tutira.

Dr Hicks outlined the management options based on modelling to date that would likely improve the health of the Lake.

Dr Hicks talked the committee through the possible causes of the two distinct fish kill events in 2016 and the possible solutions to the on-going issues of Lake Tutira which included peak runoff control, the prevention of high flows at Papakiri and artificial destratification.

Dr Hicks also noted the cost and feasibility of solutions and that partner and stakeholder feedback would be sought.



1.      That the Maori Committee receives the ‘Lake Tutira Science Update’ report.




Mr Haami Hilton left the meeting at 11.48am



Te Karamu Enhancement Strategy and Operational Plan


Mr Stephen Cave introduced Mr Antony Rewcastle, HBRC Open Spaces Development Officer. Mr Cave gave a powerpoint presentation which updated the progress on the Te Karamu Enhancement Review and Management Strategy 2016-2025. Mr Cave outlined the general enhancement objectives, the number of plantings, capital expenditure and proposed outcomes.

Hard copies of the Te Karamu Enhancement Review & Management Strategy to be sent out with unconfirmed minutes to Maori Committee Members.



27.    That the Maori Committee receives the ‘Te Karamu Enhancement: Review and Management Strategy 2016-2025’ update report.





Enviroschools Hawke’s Bay


Mrs Sally Chandler and Ms Haana Wilcox presented an overview of Enviroschools Hawke’s Bay.

Mrs Chandler and Ms Wilcox talked about some of the projects that Enviroschools is involved in, some of the work is weaved into community projects as well as students helping with HBRC enhancement  programmes like Te Karamu Stream planting.

Although Enviroschools programme is in good health, Ms Wilcox encouraged everyone to get involved and donate time, resources where they could to maintain sustainable action and change.



1.    That the Maori Committee receives ‘Enviroschools Hawkes Bay’ report.




Cr Graham left the meeting at 12.47



December 2015 - March 2016 Statutory Advocacy Update


Ms Lambert presented the Statutory Advocacy update.



1.      That the Maori Committee receives the ‘December 2015 – March 2016 Statutory Advocacy Update’ report.





Update on Mahanga Beach


Deferred to a future meeting as Mr Adye was unavailable



Minor Items Not on the Agenda


There were no minor items for discussion.


Karakia: Piri Prentice



There being no further business the Chairman declared the meeting closed at 12.57pm on Tuesday, 12 April 2016.


Signed as a true and correct record.




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