Minutes of a meeting of the

Forestry Subcommittee

Te Kōmiti Āpiti, Ngahere

Held in the Council Chamber, Floor 2A, Civic House, 110 Trafalgar Street, Nelson on Wednesday 29 September 2021, commencing at 3.33p.m.


Present:             Mr J Murray (Chairperson), Her Worship the Mayor R Reese, Councillor T Skinner, Independent Forestry Expert P Gorman and Group Manager Infrastructure A Louverdis

In Attendance:    PF Olsen representatives (S Nuske and J Tansey), LandVision Ltd representative (L Grant), Governance Advisers (J Brandt and K McLean)

Apologies:          Councillor K Fulton (other Council business)


1.       Apologies

Resolved FS/2021/006


That the Forestry Subcommittee

1.       Receives and accepts the apology from Councillor K Fulton – on other Council business.

Murray/Her Worship the Mayor                                                   Carried


2.       Confirmation of Order of Business

There was no change to the order of business.

3.       Interests

There were no updates to the Interests Register, and no interests with items on the agenda were declared.

4.       Public Forum

There was no public forum.

5.       Confirmation of Minutes

5.1      23 June 2021

Document number M18743, agenda pages 5 - 7 refer.

Resolved FS/2021/007


That the Forestry Subcommittee

1.    Confirms the minutes of the meeting of the Forestry Subcommittee, held on 23 June 2021, as a true and correct record.

Skinner/Her Worship the Mayor                                                  Carried



6.       Chairperson's Report

Document number R26268

There was no Chairperson’s Report.


7.       Forestry Update - Number 16

Document number R26006, agenda pages 8 - 66 refer.

Group Manager Infrastructure, Alec Louverdis, presented the report.

Tantragee Block harvesting. The Subcommittee expressed its thanks and appreciation to PF Olsen, Council officers and the affected residents for making the delivery of the Tantragee harvest a complete success.

Marsden Harvesting. PF Olsen representative, Sam Nuske, answered questions relating to wind damage and harvesting of this site.

LandVision representative, Lachie Grant, presented his alternative species update (attachment 6 to the report). He noted the damage to newly planted natives at the Brook site caused by high numbers of deer. Discussion took place regarding the timing of plantings and the Parks and Reserves deer reduction programme.




Resolved FS/2021/008


That the Forestry Subcommittee

1.       Receives the report   (R26006) and its Attachments (A2738154, A2738155, A2742664, A2719738, A2738156 and A2742185); and

2.       Notes that the harvesting of blocks in the Maitai Valley will commence in October 2021; and

3.       Approves the harvesting of around 15Ha of Block 42.05 (Marsden Valley) to occur in 2021/22, one year ahead of schedule.    

Skinner/Her Worship the Mayor                                                  Carried


There being no further business the meeting ended at 4.17p.m.


Confirmed as a correct record of proceedings by resolution on (1 December 2021):


Resolved FS/2021/010

That the Forestry Subcommittee

1.   Confirms the minutes of the meeting of the Forestry  Subcommittee, held on 29 September 2021, as a true and correct record.

Skinner/Her Worship the Mayor                                                 Carried