Who's in TANK
The TANK project is taking a community-based decision-making approach to work out how these unique water bodies should be managed.
The TANK Group comprises 30+ Hawke's Bay members representing a wide range of interests, with an independent facilitator. This is consistent with many approaches to develop freshwater management plans in New Zealand. The Group operates under an agreed Terms of Reference and has met regularly since October 2012 to build shared understanding and a basis to draft this Plan Change.
There are also 5 working groups established to help tackle the work required.
A wide range of science, cultural and economic information is necessary to assist decisions, and science and other reports are found under Resources.
Matters Under Consideration
As well as making recommendations on values and overall objectives, there are a number of key aspects of the Regional Plan that the TANK Group will recommend to Council.
The matters under consideration include:
- flows, including low flow restrictions on takes
- water allocation (including for municipal and domestic supply)
- security of supply for water users
- policies, rules on groundwater / surface water connectivity
- surface water and groundwater quality limits
- tangata whenua involvement in freshwater decision-making
- use of Mātauranga Māori in monitoring and reporting
- policies, rules and incentives on:
- riparian management and stock exclusion
- water storage
- water efficiency
- water sharing / transfer
- nutrient loss / allocation
- good irrigation practices
- stormwater management
- other agricultural practices.
TANK Planning Process
The process being followed and the decision making framework make it clear where community input is valued. Dates for submission and consultation on draft plan changes will soon be confirmed and posted on this website. Meanwhile we invite you to ask questions or provide comments.
|Aki Paipper||Ngāti Hori ki Kohupātiki|
|Brett Gilmore||Hawke's Bay Forestry Group|
|David Carlton||Department of Conservation|
|Joella Brown||Ngā Marae o Heretaunga|
|Hugh Ritchie||Federated Farmers|
|Ivan Knauf||Dairy Sector|
|Jerf van Beek||Twyford Irrigators Group|
|Wayne Ormsby||Te Roopu Kaitiaki ō te Wai Māori|
|John Cheyne||Te Taiao Hawke's Bay Environment Forum|
|Stephen Randall||Ngā Kaitiaki o te Awa a Ngaruroro|
|Lesley Wilson||Hawke's Bay Fruitgrowers' Association|
|Marei Apatu||Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga|
|Mark Clews||Hastings District Council|
|Mike Glazebrook||Ngaruroro Water Users Group|
|Morry Black||Matahiwi Marae|
|Neil Eagles||Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society (Napier)|
|Ngaio Tiuka||Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated|
|Nicholas Jones||Hawke's Bay District Health Board|
|Peter Kay||HDC Rural Community Board / Sheep and Beef Sector|
|Peter Paku||Mana Whenua Ruahapia|
|Phill Holden||Gimblett Gravel Winegrowers|
|Robyn Wynn-Lewis||independent facilitator (CORE Consulting)|
|Scott Lawson||Hawke's Bay Vegetable Growers|
|Te Kaha Hawaikirangi||Nga Hapu o Tutaekuri|
|Tim Herman||Pipfruit New Zealand|
|Mark Venman||Fish and Game Hawke's Bay|
|Vaughan Cooper||Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society (Hastings)|
|Xan Harding||Hawke's Bay Winegrowers|
Five working groups have been set up to help get through the large amount of work required – community engagement, stormwater, wetlands/lakes, mana whenua, economic assessment.
|Engagement||Stormwater||Wetlands/ Lakes||Mana whenua||Economic Assessment|
|Convenor||Drew Broadley||Rina Douglas||Gavin Ide||Joyce-Anne Raihania||Mary-Anne Baker|
to be confirmed]
Jerf van Beek
|Anna Madarasz-Smith||Andy Hicks
Additional support is provided by HBRC Councillors Tom Belford, Christine Scott, HBRC staff, Tania Huata and other experts as required.
General Staff Contacts
For more information on specific aspects of this project, contact:
|Policy (Project Coordination)|
|Mary-Anne Bakerfirstname.lastname@example.org||+64 6 833 5478
|Nathan Heathemail@example.com||+64 6 835 9209|
|Stephen Swabeyfirstname.lastname@example.org||+64 6 833 8038|