Puhoi Community Forum Meeting Minutes April 2014

MINUTES FOR THE PUHOI COMMUNITY FORUM
PO Box 404199 PUHOI
COMMITTEE MEETING HELD AT PUHOI SPORTS CLUB
Tuesday 29 April 7 PM
CHAIRMAN – H Everts

PRESENT: H Everts, G Sorensen, S Tisdall, B Marcroft, H Beech, P Manton, H Darnell, S Rofe, F Endemann, K Balmer, B Houlbrooke (RLB),  G Driver, J Simons, D Newcombe (Waipora),
A Prospese-Smith, T Schulz-Golland, B Schegula, L Smith, M Hayton, R Straka, S Hackett, S Buckley, M Bellham, T Koops, B Titford, G Donaldson, C Power, D Dodsworth

APOLOGIES:  R Green, D Hay, P Straka, D Hicks

MINUTES OF LAST MEETING:          Moved:  P Manton    2nd: S Tisdall
Minutes of Special Meeting held 10 April     Moved: T Koops    2nd: P Manton

MATTERS ARISING:     J Simons pointed out that the membership fee is as stated in Minutes of 25/3/2014 a membership fee and therefore not tax deductable.  Under the definition of the Charities Commission only a donation is tax deductable.

CORRESPONDENCE IN:  B Houlbrooke, (RLB) re grazing lease. (filed)

CORRESPONDENCE OUT: H Everts to B Houlbrooke (RLB) re grazing lease (filed)

TREASURERS REPORT:  received         Moved: H Everts    2nd: P Manton

GROUP REPORTS: taken as read (circulated)
GENERAL BUSINESS:

Te Araroa Walk Reaches Puhoi
H Everts welcomed Rob Wakelin to the meeting to speak to the PCF about the Te Araroa Walkway, which has now reached Puhoi.  The walk begins at Remiger road, with a swing bridge and winds through to the village via the Memorial Park and onward to Wenderholm via the river and travels on.  Rob spoke to the wonderful asset we have in our village, and encouraged all Puhoi residents to get involved with the walkway, inviting locals to “get to know the tourists”.  120 people have already walked through so far, and a number of people have walked the entire track, or are planning to do so, a journey which would take approximately five months, and taking in the entire length of NZ.

Puhoi Pioneers memorial Park Reserve Development Plan (RDP)
A document “Summary of Information on Proposed Puhoi Pioneers Memorial Park Reserve Development Plan” was available for circulation at the meeting.
H Everts welcomed Rodney and Shelly to the meeting.  This proposed plan will guide the development of the Puhoi Pioneers Memorial Park (PPMP).  It is envisaged that the RDP will exist beneath the RMP but adopt the objective and polices of the Reserve Management Plan.  Goals and usage of the Park in conjunction with the Te Araroa Walkway, together with the roles of the various stakeholders in the park were discussed. It is proposed that the three members of the Landcare group who are experienced in environmental management, environmental education, ecological assessment, reserve planning and recreational planning will drive the preparation of the document in close liaison with the Puhoi Community Forum, Council and the Local community.

Landcare’s role will be to undertake the following:

Consultation with the community
Consultation with the Council
Consultation with parties with interest in the Park i.e. the grazing sub-licensee, Puhoi Community Forum, Te Araroa Walkway Trust, etc.
Fieldwork (fence line mapping (current/future), walkway mapping (current/future), weed surveys, vegetation surveys, faunal surveys.
Plan writing.

MEETING CLOSED:      8.30 PM
NEXT MEETING:          27th May 2014
CHAIRMAN:         P Straka

Approved by: