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Who's in TANK

Who is in the TANK Group comprisings 30+ Hawke's Bay members representing a wide range of commercial and environmental interests, with an independent facilitator.

The TANK project is taking a community-based decision-making approach to work out how these unique water bodies should be managed.

The TANK Group comprises 30+ Hawke's Bay members representing a wide range of interests, with an independent facilitator. This is consistent with many approaches to develop freshwater management plans in New Zealand. The Group operates under an agreed Terms of Reference and has met regularly since October 2012 to build shared understanding and a basis to draft this Plan Change.

There are also 5 working groups established to help tackle the work required.

A wide range of science, cultural and economic information is necessary to assist decisions, and science and other reports are found under Resources.

TANK Group

Aki Paipper Ngāti Hori ki Kohupātiki
Brett Gilmore Hawke's Bay Forestry Group
Bruce Mackay Heinz-Wattie's
Connie Norgate Department of Conservation
Craig Thew Hastings District Council
Emma Taylor Gimblett Gravel Grape Growers’ Assoc.
Hugh Ritchie Federated Farmers
Ivan Knauf Dairy Sector
Jason Strong Napier City Council
Jenny Mauger Ngā Kaitiaki o te Awa a Ngaruroro
Jerf van Beek Twyford Irrigators Group
Joella Brown Ngā Marae o Heretaunga
John Cheyne Te Taiao Hawke's Bay Environment Forum
Kim Anstey Napier City Council
Lesley Wilson Hawke's Bay Fruitgrowers' Association
Marei Apatu Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga
Mark Clews Hastings District Council
Matt Brady Dept of Conservation
Mike Glazebrook Ngaruroro Water Users Group
Nathan Burkepile Fish and Game NZ (Hawke’s Bay)
Neil Eagles Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society (Napier)
Ngaio Tiuka Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated
Nicholas Jones Hawke's Bay District Health Board
Peter Kay HDC Rural Community Board / Sheep and Beef Sector
Scott Lawson Hawke's Bay Vegetable Growers
Te Kaha Hawaikirangi Nga Hapu o Tutaekuri
Tim Herman Pipfruit New Zealand
Mark Venman Fish and Game Hawke's Bay
Vaughan Cooper Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society (Hastings)
Xan Harding  Hawke's Bay Winegrowers


TANK Working Groups

Five working groups have been set up to help get through the large amount of work required – community engagement, stormwater, wetlands/lakes, mana whenua, economic assessment.

  Engagement Stormwater Wetlands/ Lakes Mana whenua Economic Assessment
Convenor Drew Broadley Rina Douglas Gavin Ide Joyce-Anne Raihania Mary-Anne Baker
TANK Bruce MacKay
Lesley Wilson
Brett Gilmore
Hugh Ritchie

Aki Paipper
Mark Clews
Nick Jones
Vaughan Cooper
Neil Eagles
Jenny Mauger

Aki Paipper
Ivan Knauf
John Cheyne
Nathan Burkepile
Neil Eagles
Peter Kay

to be confirmed]

Bruce MacKay
Ivan Knauf
Jerf van Beek
Lesley Wilson
Mark Clews
Nick Jones
Mike Glazebrook
Xan Harding
Peter Kay
Hugh Ritchie
Marei Apatu


Tom Belford
Robyn Wynne-Lewis

Anna Madarasz-Smith Andy Hicks
Gary Rushworth
  Tom Belford

Additional support is provided by HBRC staff and other experts as required.

General Staff Contacts

For more information on specific aspects of this project, contact:

Policy (Project Coordination)    
Mary-Anne Baker +64 6 833 5478
Land Management    
Nathan Heath +64 6 835 9209
Stephen Swabey +64 6 833 8038

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