Proposal for a Southland Pest Management Plan

Harmful species – animal, plant and marine – pose a majorthreat to our region, both ecologically and economically.

Our Regional Pest Management Strategy has been reviewed to meet the requirements in the Government’s National Policy Direction for Pest Management and a new Southland Regional Pest Management Plan and Biosecurity Strategy developed.

The strategy outlines how Environment Southland will oversee the management of biosecurity over the next five years, including key objectives and how these may be achieved. It’s our vision for biosecurity into the future and, together with the Southland Regional Pest Management Plan, tells Environment Southland’s biosecurity story.

The new Pest Plan looks quite different to the previous Pest Management Strategy because it contains fewer specified pests and rules. This is largely because many harmful species do not need regional rules to manage them.

Developing our Plan has been a long process,involving many different levels of consultation with a variety of groups and individuals over several years.

The proposal was released for public consultation, along with a draft Biosecurity Strategy, in August 2018 and received over 100 written submissions, with more than 20 submissions presented in person to the hearing panel.

The hearing panel read all the written submissions and listened to the views of those who submitted in person during the hearing process. All of these were carefully considered while developing the final recommendations for the council.

The Council accepted the decision on 22 May and agreed to notify the final plan on 14 June. The plan is now subject to appeals until 5 July.

We are extremely grateful for all the effort the community has put into being partof this process. Building the most effective Pest Management Plan for Southland requires community input and consideration of a wide range of views. The submissions process is an important part of that and the feedback from everybody has helped us create an effective plan to support Southland’s biosecurity requirements for the next 10 years.

Decision documents

Southland Biosecurity Strategy 2019-2024
Southland Regional Pest Management Plan - 2019-2029
Southland Regional Pest Management Plan - Decision Table
Southland Regional Pest Management Plan - Decision Report
Southland Regional Pest Management Plan - Tracked changes (10.8 MB)
Public Notice - Decision on the Southland Regional Pest Management Plan 2019-2029

Submissions

Submissions report - Proposed Southland Regional Pest Management Plan
Submissions - Proposed Biosecurity Strategy

Hearings

Hearings have been scheduled for Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 February 2019. On Wednesday 20 March there will be an opportunity to hear staff responses to Questions. For more details please see the hearing schedule.

Hearing Panel - Minute 1
Hearing Panel - Minute 2
Staff report on the Proposal for a Southland Regional Pest Management Plan
Regional Pest Management Plan - Staff Recommendations Report
Regional Pest Management Plan - Staff Recommendations Report - Undaria addendum
Regional Pest Management Plan - Staff responses to Hearing Panel - Minute 2

Supporting documents

Proposal for a Southland Regional Pest Management Plan
Proposed Biosecurity Strategy (including Operations Plan)
Cost Benefit Analysis Part A
Cost Benefit Analysis Part B
Strategy Summary
Consultation document
Submissions report - Proposed Southland Regional Pest Management Plan
Submissions - Proposed Biosecurity Strategy

Evidence

Day 1 (Monday 18 February 2019)

GAMBLE Willy - Hearing Evidence
COLLINS John - Hearing Evidence
Forest and Bird - Hearing evidence
SMELLIE William & Julie - Hearing Evidence
SMELLIE William & Julie - Evidence (Bill Chisholm)
TAYLOR Nicola Jane - Hearing Evidence
TAYLOR Nicola Jane - Evidence (PowerPoint presentation)
Fiordland Marine Guardians - Hearing Evidence

Day 2 (Tuesday 19 February 2019)

MacPHERSON Denise & Warren - Evidence (Mallard Duck)
MacPHERSON Denise & Warren - Evidence (Scentless Camomile)
Omaui Residents (J Smellie & others) - Evidence Esther & Clinton Penney Powerpoint
Omaui Residents (J Smellie & others) - Hearing Evidence
Omaui Residents (N Jarvis, C Penney, E Penney & others) - Hearing Evidence
MACDONALD Allan Charles - Hearing Evidence
Omaui Ahu Whenua Trust - Hearing Evidence
POHIO Tony Joseph - Hearing Evidence
FORTUNE David - Hearing evidence

Audio files (MP3)

Day 1
Day 2

Introduction and karakia
Introduction
Staff outline of proposal
Makarewa Catchment Liason Committee (MacPherson, Denise)
Taylor, Nicola
Department of Conservation (Preston, Tony; Carter, Kevin & Ledgard, George)
Smellie, William & Julie
MacPherson, Denise and Warren
Southland Conservation Board (Whitehead, John)
Rakiura Titi Islands Administering Body (Davis, Tane)

Fiordland Marine Guardians (McLeod, Rebecca)
Fortune, David

Gamble, Willy
Taiaroa, Marco; Goomes, Donny & Goomes, Peter)
Predator Free Rakiura Leadership Group (Carter, Bridget)
Heron, Casie

Forest & Bird Society (Maturin, Sue)
Omaui Residents Group 1 (Penney, Clinton & Esther)

Omaui Landcare Trust (Loan, Malcolm)

Omaui Residents Group 2 (Jarvis, Nico)

Collins, John
Omaui Residents Group 2 (Donaghy, Cliff)

Mid Dome Wilding Trees Charitable Trust (Bowman, Richard)
Omaui Residents Group 2 (Horrell, Jenna)
Predator Free NZ trust & Morgan Foundation (Morgan, Jessi)
Omaui Residents Group 2 (Horrell, Tim)


Omaui Residents Group 2 (Malcolm, Helen)


Omaui Residents Group 2 (Smellie, William & Julie)


Pohio, Tony


MacDonald, Alan & Omaui Ahu Whenua Trust (MacDonald, Alan)

Harmful species – animal, plant and marine – pose a majorthreat to our region, both ecologically and economically.

Our Regional Pest Management Strategy has been reviewed to meet the requirements in the Government’s National Policy Direction for Pest Management and a new Southland Regional Pest Management Plan and Biosecurity Strategy developed.

The strategy outlines how Environment Southland will oversee the management of biosecurity over the next five years, including key objectives and how these may be achieved. It’s our vision for biosecurity into the future and, together with the Southland Regional Pest Management Plan, tells Environment Southland’s biosecurity story.

The new Pest Plan looks quite different to the previous Pest Management Strategy because it contains fewer specified pests and rules. This is largely because many harmful species do not need regional rules to manage them.

Developing our Plan has been a long process,involving many different levels of consultation with a variety of groups and individuals over several years.

The proposal was released for public consultation, along with a draft Biosecurity Strategy, in August 2018 and received over 100 written submissions, with more than 20 submissions presented in person to the hearing panel.

The hearing panel read all the written submissions and listened to the views of those who submitted in person during the hearing process. All of these were carefully considered while developing the final recommendations for the council.

The Council accepted the decision on 22 May and agreed to notify the final plan on 14 June. The plan is now subject to appeals until 5 July.

We are extremely grateful for all the effort the community has put into being partof this process. Building the most effective Pest Management Plan for Southland requires community input and consideration of a wide range of views. The submissions process is an important part of that and the feedback from everybody has helped us create an effective plan to support Southland’s biosecurity requirements for the next 10 years.

Decision documents

Southland Biosecurity Strategy 2019-2024
Southland Regional Pest Management Plan - 2019-2029
Southland Regional Pest Management Plan - Decision Table
Southland Regional Pest Management Plan - Decision Report
Southland Regional Pest Management Plan - Tracked changes (10.8 MB)
Public Notice - Decision on the Southland Regional Pest Management Plan 2019-2029

Submissions

Submissions report - Proposed Southland Regional Pest Management Plan
Submissions - Proposed Biosecurity Strategy

Hearings

Hearings have been scheduled for Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 February 2019. On Wednesday 20 March there will be an opportunity to hear staff responses to Questions. For more details please see the hearing schedule.

Hearing Panel - Minute 1
Hearing Panel - Minute 2
Staff report on the Proposal for a Southland Regional Pest Management Plan
Regional Pest Management Plan - Staff Recommendations Report
Regional Pest Management Plan - Staff Recommendations Report - Undaria addendum
Regional Pest Management Plan - Staff responses to Hearing Panel - Minute 2

Supporting documents

Proposal for a Southland Regional Pest Management Plan
Proposed Biosecurity Strategy (including Operations Plan)
Cost Benefit Analysis Part A
Cost Benefit Analysis Part B
Strategy Summary
Consultation document
Submissions report - Proposed Southland Regional Pest Management Plan
Submissions - Proposed Biosecurity Strategy

Evidence

Day 1 (Monday 18 February 2019)

GAMBLE Willy - Hearing Evidence
COLLINS John - Hearing Evidence
Forest and Bird - Hearing evidence
SMELLIE William & Julie - Hearing Evidence
SMELLIE William & Julie - Evidence (Bill Chisholm)
TAYLOR Nicola Jane - Hearing Evidence
TAYLOR Nicola Jane - Evidence (PowerPoint presentation)
Fiordland Marine Guardians - Hearing Evidence

Day 2 (Tuesday 19 February 2019)

MacPHERSON Denise & Warren - Evidence (Mallard Duck)
MacPHERSON Denise & Warren - Evidence (Scentless Camomile)
Omaui Residents (J Smellie & others) - Evidence Esther & Clinton Penney Powerpoint
Omaui Residents (J Smellie & others) - Hearing Evidence
Omaui Residents (N Jarvis, C Penney, E Penney & others) - Hearing Evidence
MACDONALD Allan Charles - Hearing Evidence
Omaui Ahu Whenua Trust - Hearing Evidence
POHIO Tony Joseph - Hearing Evidence
FORTUNE David - Hearing evidence

Audio files (MP3)

Day 1
Day 2

Introduction and karakia
Introduction
Staff outline of proposal
Makarewa Catchment Liason Committee (MacPherson, Denise)
Taylor, Nicola
Department of Conservation (Preston, Tony; Carter, Kevin & Ledgard, George)
Smellie, William & Julie
MacPherson, Denise and Warren
Southland Conservation Board (Whitehead, John)
Rakiura Titi Islands Administering Body (Davis, Tane)

Fiordland Marine Guardians (McLeod, Rebecca)
Fortune, David

Gamble, Willy
Taiaroa, Marco; Goomes, Donny & Goomes, Peter)
Predator Free Rakiura Leadership Group (Carter, Bridget)
Heron, Casie

Forest & Bird Society (Maturin, Sue)
Omaui Residents Group 1 (Penney, Clinton & Esther)

Omaui Landcare Trust (Loan, Malcolm)

Omaui Residents Group 2 (Jarvis, Nico)

Collins, John
Omaui Residents Group 2 (Donaghy, Cliff)

Mid Dome Wilding Trees Charitable Trust (Bowman, Richard)
Omaui Residents Group 2 (Horrell, Jenna)
Predator Free NZ trust & Morgan Foundation (Morgan, Jessi)
Omaui Residents Group 2 (Horrell, Tim)


Omaui Residents Group 2 (Malcolm, Helen)


Omaui Residents Group 2 (Smellie, William & Julie)


Pohio, Tony


MacDonald, Alan & Omaui Ahu Whenua Trust (MacDonald, Alan)