Notice is hereby given that a Meeting of the Taramea (Howell’s Point) Management Committee will be held on:




Meeting Room:



Wednesday, 21 March 2018


Tauraka Waka

49 Leader Street, Riverton


Taramea (Howell’s Point) Management Committee Agenda







Muriel Johnstone



Jane Davis



Kevin O'Connor



Neil Linscott



Blair Stewart



Andrew Wilson





Committee Advisor

Alyson Hamilton




Community Engineer

Greg Erskine







Contact Telephone: 0800 732 732

Postal Address: PO Box 903, Invercargill 9840




Full agendas are available on Council’s Website





Taramea (Howell’s Point) Management Committee

21 March 2018



ITEM                                                                                                                                                                                  PAGE


1             Apologies                                                                                                                                                                4

2             Leave of absence                                                                                                                                                4

3             Conflict of Interest                                                                                                                                             4

4             Public Forum                                                                                                                                                         4

5             Extraordinary/Urgent Items                                                                                                                        4

6             Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                                                               4



7.1         Chairperson’s Report                                                                                                                                        

                The Chair, Member Johnstone, wishes to raise the following issues:

§  Horses

§  Dogs

§  Spraying



1             Apologies


At the close of the agenda no apologies had been received.


2             Leave of absence


At the close of the agenda no requests for leave of absence had been received.


3             Conflict of Interest


Committee Members are reminded of the need to be vigilant to stand aside from decision-making when a conflict arises between their role as a member and any private or other external interest they might have.


4             Public Forum

Notification to speak is required by 5pm at least two days before the meeting. Further information is available on or phoning 0800 732 732.


5             Extraordinary/Urgent Items

To consider, and if thought fit, to pass a resolution to permit the committee to consider any further items which do not appear on the Agenda of this meeting and/or the meeting to be held with the public excluded.

Such resolution is required to be made pursuant to Section 46A(7) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987, and the Chairperson must advise:

(i)            the reason why the item was not on the Agenda, and

(ii)          the reason why the discussion of this item cannot be delayed until a subsequent meeting.

Section 46A(7A) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (as amended) states:

“Where an item is not on the agenda for a meeting,-

(a)           that item may be discussed at that meeting if-

(i)            that item is a minor matter relating to the general business of the local authority; and

(ii)           the presiding member explains at the beginning of the meeting, at a time when it is open to the public, that the item will be discussed at the meeting; but

(b)          no resolution, decision or recommendation may be made in respect of that item except to refer that item to a subsequent meeting of the local authority for further discussion.”


6             Confirmation of Minutes

6.1         Meeting minutes of Taramea (Howells Point) Management Committee, 13 September 2017




Taramea (Howell’s Point) Management Committee





Minutes of a meeting of Taramea (Howell’s Point) Management Committee held in the Tauraka Waka, 49 Leader Street, Riverton on Wednesday, 13 September 2017 at 4.30pm.





Muriel Johnstone



Kevin O'Connor



Neil Linscott



Blair Stewart





Committee Advisor

Alyson Hamilton


Community Engineer

Greg Erskine



1          Apologies


Moved Member Stewart, seconded Member Linscott and resolved:

That the Taramea (Howell’s Point) Management Committee accept the apology for non-attendance from Member Davis.


2          Leave of absence


There were no requests for leave of absence.


3          Conflict of Interest


There were no conflicts of interest declared.


4          Public Forum


There was no Public Forum.


5          Extraordinary/Urgent Items


There were no Extraordinary/Urgent items.


6          Confirmation of Minutes



Moved Member Linscott, seconded Member Stewart  and resolved:

That the minutes of Taramea (Howell’s Point) Management Committee meeting held on 31 May 2017 be confirmed as a true and correct record.



Expenditure Statement for the period ended June 2017


The Community Engineer, Mr Erskine presented the report.

Mr Erskine advised surplus funds as at 30 June 2017 will be transferred to reserves.

The Committee noted the reserve balance of $15,127.62 as at 30 June 2017.



Moved Member Stewart, seconded Member Linscott   and resolved:

That the Taramea (Howell’s Point) Management Committee:

a)    Receives the report titled “Expenditure Statement” dated 6 September 2017



Chairperson's Report


The Chair reported on activities with which she has been involved since the Committee’s last meeting.  These included:

×          Advice that Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu (TRoNT) has agreed to contribute toward the spraying of gorse and broom along the fenceline of section 20.  A quote from the Contractor AK Swann for $693.44 (plus GST) has been received and it is intended this work be undertaken when the weather improves.



×          Advice of a complaint received regarding debris left on the road following removal of flax bushes.   Members agreed the site has been left in a tidy state.


×          TRoNT has undertaken a Health and Safety audit of the area. No major concerns were raised however the walkway to the beacon was considered as a potential risk.   The Chair advised that due to this track not being a formed track the Committee are not liable for any health or safety issues.


×          Additional rock work to be placed in various areas at the Point when the weather improves.


×          Additional pingao to be planted in the sand dune area.


×          Request for “30km” signage be painted on the road. Community Engineer to arrange for this work to be undertaken.


The Chair raised the issue of a request received for a possible walkway from Mores Reserve to Taramea (Howells Point).  Mrs Johnstone advised that whilst such a development is one that maybe considered at some future date as was indicated during and since the Ngai Tahu Settlement, it would need to be part of an overall development of the area.


Mrs Johnstone explained such a development has been put on hold due to recent District Plan changes to the area and added to this are the complicated parcels of land ownership and Health and Safety upkeep costs.




The meeting concluded at 5.25pm                CONFIRMED AS A TRUE AND CORRECT RECORD AT A MEETING OF THE Taramea (Howell’s Point) Management Committee HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 13 SEPTEMBER 2017.