Minutes of a meeting of the

Forestry Subcommittee

Te Kōmiti Āpiti, Ngahere

Held in the via Zoom on Tuesday 22 March 2022, commencing at 1.02p.m.


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

In Attendance:    Councillor R Sanson, and Governance Advisers (A Fon, K McLean)

Apologies :          Nil



Karakia and Mihi Timatanga

1.       Apologies

There were no apologies.

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      1 December 2021

The minutes were updated to reflect the correction to Item 9 page 7 – he reported delays in health, safety and recreational considerations, should read ‘he reported delays in resource consenting considerations’

Document number M19127, agenda pages 4 - 7 refer.

Resolved FS/2022/001


That the Forestry Subcommittee

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

Murray/Her Worship the Mayor                                                      Carried


6.       Chairperson's Report

There was no Chairperson’s report for this meeting.

However, the Chairperson indicated that Mr Sam Nuske would be including information on current operations and markets.

7        Forestry Update - Number 18

Document number R26482, agenda pages 7 - 22 refer.

Group Manager Infrastructure, Alec Louverdis, presented the report and answered questions on ungulate control, Marsden, Maitai and Roding harvesting, Forestry High Level Review, carbon credit potential and budgets.

PF Olsen representative, Mr Sam Nuske, presented the quarterly report and noted that although the domestic and export log market was strong that this was balanced by high fuel costs and demand for ships.

Mr Nuske answered a question regarding disposal of slash, confirming that where practical the slash was diverted to other use such as landscaping supplies or bio fuel.  If it was uneconomic to remove, then it was stockpiled away from waterways and will over time breakdown into mulch.

Landvision Limited representative, Mr Lachie Grant, updated the subcommittee on replanting alternative species.

Resolved FS/2022/002


That the Forestry Subcommittee

1.        Receives the report   (R26482) and its attachments (A2853830, A2853822 and A2823832).


Skinner/Fulton                                                                              Carried


Karakia Whakamutanga


There being no further business the meeting ended at 1.40pm.


Confirmed as a correct record of proceedings by resolution on 20 September 2022.



That the Audit, Risk and Finance Subcommittee

1.     Confirms the minutes of the meeting of the Audit, Risk and Finance Subcommittee, held on 22 March  2022, as a true and correct record.