ARCHITECTURE AWARDS PAGE 3 MATTERS
19 NOVEMBER 2006 ISSUE 10
AN INSTANT HIT
CHRIS DEERE WITH SONS CONNOR AND REGAN GO FOR A RIDE ON A PUKEKO
PARENTS AND THEIR CHILDREN HAVE BEEN FLOCKING TO
MANUKAU CITY’S NEW WETLANDS PLAYGROUND SINCE IT
OPENED ON 12 OCTOBER.
The playground features striking pukeko The playground includes a facility
and wetlands sculptures, and the latest
equipment designed to support structured
with space for school and community
activities such as school holiday AND
and creative play.
Designed to attract visitors from across
the city, the playground has already
programmes, children’s parties and
meetings. Future plans for the facility
include an artist in residence and
achieved that goal with parents and children environmental education programmes.
from throughout Manukau turning up in Located off Stancombe Road opposite AUCKLAND’S
good numbers, especially at weekends.
Parents spoken to on Sunday 5 November
the Buddhist Temple, Wetlands Playground
is the ﬁ rst element of Barry Curtis Park to
said they are enjoying the focus on safety,
the variety of things for children to do and
be completed. The park will be a central part
of the new Flat Bush development. MASON WOODHOUSE TACKLES
the fact the creative facilities exercise the
imagination as well as the body.
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MANUKAU MATTERS BETTER DECISION MAKING
Manukau Matters/Te Ka eaea is
published twice a month by the AND MORE EFFICIENT SERVICES
Manukau City Council and delivered to
more than 100,000 households, rural
delivery addresses, and other locations
ACROSS THE REGION
within the city boundaries. COUNCILS IN THE AUCKLAND REGION
Manukau Matters/Te Ka eaea helps ARE WORKING TOGETHER TO IDENTIFY
council inform residents and ratepayers THE BEST WAY TO STRENGTHEN REGIONAL
about council decisions, activities, GOVERNANCE.
projects and events. It is a cost-
effective way of providing important Representatives from the eight councils in the Auckland region
statutory information such as public have focused on ways of making local government more effective
notices concerning planning and and efﬁ cient, and produced a discussion paper that explores three
resource consent issues. models for change.
Manukau Matters/Te Ka eaea also The paper has been developed to stimulate discussion by
contains articles of interest to Manukau the councils’ elected members. The models include a Voluntary
residents, promoting the city’s Cooperative Decision-making and Delivery model (enhanced
resources, attractions, facilities and status quo); a Shared Binding Decision-Making Model (creation
community events. of a ‘regional assembly’ comprising representatives of the
local authorities); and A Multifunctional Regional Authority (an
CONTACT US AT enhanced body integrating strategy and delivery).
EMAIL manukaumatters@ Feedback from councils, including Manukau, will be provided to
manukau.govt.nz a joint ofﬁ cers working group which will then develop a proposal
EDITORIAL 09 262 5223 for subsequent consideration by the councils. It is possible the PUBLIC TRANSPORT — ONE OF THE ISSUES FACING THE
EVENT LISTINGS www.manukau.govt.nz proposal will be a hybrid of the models presented for discussion. AUCKLAND REGION.
and select ‘calendar of events’ under “This is not about changing the territorial authority
the ‘most popular’ banner. boundaries,” says John Robertson, Mayor of Papakura and chair
DISTRIBUTION 09 262 5104 of the Political Reference Group for the project. “The Auckland Mayoral Forum passed resolutions on 15
POST Manukau City Council, “This is about building on existing programmes to make September to initiate a process for strengthening regional
Pvt Bag 76917, Manukau City greater Auckland more internationally competitive and governance in Auckland. This discussion paper is the ﬁ rst major
(attention Manukau Matters) sustainable in the long term, and to deliver on social and cultural milestone in the response to those resolutions,” Mr Roche says.
DESIGNED BY programmes for all our residents. As well as participating in the development of the document,
Scenario Communications Limited “This is one of the most important pieces of governance central Government has indicated its willingness to consider
EDITOR Jenna Moore work undertaken in the region for some time. All councils have changes to legislation if necessary.
CHIEF WRITER Vienna Richards committed to explore options to deliver better decision-making Mr Robertson says the timeframes for development of the
and more efﬁ cient delivery of services.” options has been extremely tight. Councils will need to formally
WOULD YOU LIKE A DIGITAL He says there is recognition that whatever happens in each resolve their position on a proposal by the end of November.
VERSION OF MANUKAU MATTERS? local council area has an effect on the region as a whole, and that “We need to deliver a proposal, together with the resolutions
In addition to your printed copy, we can growth pressures are being felt regionally. of all the councils, for central Government’s consideration
send you a PDF version. Email us at “The perceived lack of ‘one-voice’ speaking with clarity and in December, to enable any necessary legislation to be drafted,
firstname.lastname@example.org leadership has not helped us engage effectively with central consulted on and passed prior to the October 2007 local body
government, or helped us secure the additional funding that elections.”
Auckland, as a region, requires.” Once the proposal is with the Government, Mr Robertson
WANT TO CONTACT Independent Project Manager Brian Roche says the discussion says the public can have their say through the Select Committee
COUNCIL, OR YOUR document has been compiled in a joint process involving all process, and through their local council early next year.
ELECTED COUNCILLOR? Auckland’s councils and central Government.
Council’s main administration phone
number is 09 263 7100 (business
hours). Use the Call Centre on 09 262
5104 (24 hours) for assistance with:
grafﬁ ti, roading, signs, refuse disposal, MANUKAU BUSINESSES
trafﬁ c, street lighting, environmental
by-laws, noise complaints, dog control,
statistical information, LIM reports,
GET ENVIRONMENT SMART
land rates and kerbside recycling. AS WORLD ATTENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE Fifty-eight businesses participated in Enviro-Mark, which was
The council’s website has contact HEATS UP, FOUR MANUKAU COMPANIES developed following a North Shore City Council pilot programme
details for all elected Councillors and HAVE BEEN RECOGNISED FOR LEADING THE involving seven businesses. Manukau City Council helped fund
Community Board members, at: WAY WITH ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY Enviro-Mark with other Auckland local councils, the Ministry for
www.manukau.govt.nz and click on BUSINESS STANDARDS. the Environment and Landcare Research.
‘Your Council’, then The success of this programme has seen it expanded to become
select ‘Mayor and Manukau City Council congratulates Criterion Group, Horton EnviroSmart, which now includes 23 councils across New Zealand.
Councillors’ for their Media, National Starch & Chemicals and Warehouse Stationery Eleven Manukau businesses have signed up to EnviroSmart.
contact details or for achieving Gold Enviro-Mark accreditation. The accreditation Manukau City Council Environment Director Ree Anderson says
‘Community Boards’ certiﬁ cates were presented last week by Governor General Anand highlighting environmentally friendly business practices is timely,
to see the lists of Satyanand and Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment given the current focus on climate change issues.
community board Dr Morgan Williams. “As well as being good for the environment, these changes to
members. The Auckland region Enviro-Mark programme helped these business practice are good for the bottom line.
businesses implement resource efﬁ ciency, waste reduction and “Receiving the accreditation is valuable for businesses because
energy efﬁ ciency programmes. They also introduced purchasing it means they can use Gold Enviro-Mark logos in advertising.
NEXT ISSUE Sunday 3 Dec 2006 policies to consider environmentally friendly products and This tells consumers they are dealing with an environmentally
ISSN 1177-522X environmental requirements for their suppliers. responsible company.”
For more information on EnviroSmart visit www.envirosmart.co.nz
ARCHITECTURAL KNOWLEDGE IS POWER
Teenagers, parents, caregivers,
grandparents and education providers are
encouraged to visit the Clendon Community
Expo later this month to learn about local
MANUKAU Hosted by the Clendon CAYAD
(Community Action on Youth and
Drugs) project team, the expo features
presentations from organisations such
as Career Services, Youth Transition,
CYFS, local police and Youth Law.
Topics include dealing with family group
WINNERS conferences, school disciplinary hearings,
2006 career advice and how to get help with
the many challenges facing young people
today, such as drug abuse and crime.
The Clendon CAYAD project was set
up in March 2004 and is a partnership
between the Ministry of Health and
Manukau City Council. It is one of 15
CAYAD sites across New Zealand
participating in a national programme
that targets the use of illegal drugs
amongst local youth.
“There is a wealth of community support
“This enterprising available in Clendon and Manurewa. Our
community library invites expo provides a great opportunity to
users, especially children connect local families to these services,”
and young people, in with says organiser Winnie Hauraki.
an environment that’s The Community Expo takes place on
welcoming and exciting.” 29 November at Te Matariki — Clendon
Recreation Centre, 17 Palmers Road,
TE MATARIKI CLENDON COMMUNITY Clendon, 1pm to 6pm.
CENTRE AND LIBRARY
MANUREWA AQUATIC Both buildings won in the Community “a really simple building, effective yet and materials, and environmental aspects
CENTRE — NGAA MAHI and Cultural section for their designer inspiring; an asset that the local community were also taken into account.
A REHIA AND TE MATARIKI Jasmax Ltd. can use and enjoy at no cost.” Director of Community for Manukau City
CLENDON COMMUNITY Judges commented that Te Matariki The NZIA Resene Local Awards for Council, Ian Maxwell is delighted with the
CENTRE AND LIBRARY provided “a bold form with a central Architecture were established to celebrate recognition from NZIA:
HAVE BEEN RECOGNISED entrance foyer also serving an existing the innovation, creativity and excellence of “The awards, the latest in a long line
IN THE 2006 NEW adjacent hall. This enterprising community architecture projects nationwide. for Manukau city’s community buildings,
ZEALAND INSTITUTE library invites users, especially children and The panel of judges visited each project, show we continue to maintain a level of
OF ARCHITECTS LOCAL young people, in with an environment that’s which were then evaluated against criteria excellence, in providing modern functional
AWARDS. welcoming and exciting.” such as the relationship of the building to its attractive buildings, which proudly reﬂ ect
Referring to the swimming pools at site and context, design quality, the community they serve.”
Manurewa Aquatic Centre — Ngaa Mahi building form, structure and spatial
a Rehia the judges said the building was qualities. User satisfaction, the use of colour
“A really simple building,
effective yet inspiring;
an asset that the local
community can use and
enjoy at no cost.”
MANUREWA AQUATIC CENTRE
— NGAA MAHI A REHIA
COULD YOU TEACH OTHERS TO SWIM?
WHY NOT BECOME A SWIMSATION TUTOR? SEE PAGE 6 FOR DETAILS.
IT’S YOUR CHOICE —
LOOK FOR THE ‘A’ GRADE
Summer is the peak season for food poisoning and it is not just the
family barbecue where folk can be at risk. Commercial food outlets
are also places where health risks occur, if hygiene practices are not
up to scratch.
This is why Manukau City Council encourages people to check
SHONA FISHER, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT FOR MANUKAU PARKS, GIVES MANUKAU CITY’S PERFORMANCE GARDEN the food grading certiﬁ cate of the outlets from which they purchase
A FINAL CHECK BEFORE THE SHOW OPENS. food. These certiﬁ cates show how well a business meets food
hygiene laws and help people make informed decisions about where
FLOWER SHOW DELIGHTS THE CROWDS to buy.
Most businesses selling food in Manukau should have one of
MANUKAU CITY COUNCIL WAS the city’s primary and intermediate school students, these certiﬁ cates displayed on their shop-front. This includes
PROUD TO HOST AND SPONSOR a range of monumental and striking sculptures, and local dairies, takeaways, bakeries, petrol stations and smaller
THE 2006 ELLERSLIE the Manukau City Cultural Performance Garden, which supermarkets. Exceptions are large supermarket chains, which have
INTERNATIONAL FLOWER SHOW, was brought to life during the show by an impressive their own food safety systems in place.
WHICH TRANSFORMED PART OF line-up of emerging and established performers An A-grade certiﬁ cate means those food premises have achieved
THE AUCKLAND BOTANIC GARDENS and artists (including Russel Walder and Whirimako the highest level of compliance with food hygiene standards at
IN MANUREWA THIS WEEK. Black, Soifua, the Nairobi Trio, Nesian Mystik and the the time of inspection by one of council’s Environmental Health
Manukau City Symphony Orchestra). Ofﬁ cers.
Over the past few days, Manukau has laid out the The Manukau City Cultural Performance Garden If people have a complaint about poor food preparation, dirty
welcome mat for the 65,000-plus people who were is to be relocated in its near entirety as a permanent premises, or wish to report a business not displaying its certiﬁ cate,
expected at the show to experience glorious gardens, performance space at Fergusson Oaks Reserve in call Manukau City Council’s call centre on 262 5104. It is open 24
newly released plants, and unique New Zealand art Otara for people to enjoy for years to come. hours a day, seven days a week.
ﬁ rst hand. For a complaint about sickness caused by food or ﬁ nding items
The ﬂ ower show has seen some of the best of in food, call the Auckland Regional Public Health Service on
Manukau on display — scarecrows made by some of 09 623 4600.
To check the latest grades of your local shops and food outlets,
CONGRATULATIONS! log onto council’s website at www.manukau.govt.nz and then select
Congratulations to all schools who entered “council services” at the top of the page. From the list on the left,
the Manukau Beautiﬁ cation Trust’s Best select “food premises” and then, from the pop-up menu, “food
Schools Landscape Competition. premises grades”.
The competition, which was open
to all schools in Manukau, celebrated
the work schools have done to beautify CHOOSE TO BE VIOLENCE-FREE
their grounds. More than 200 people joined Manukau’s Anti-Violence Rally as it
Trust General Manager, Graeme Bakker, marched from Hayman Park to Manukau Square on Thursday 2
said that the key thing judges were looking November. The marchers wore teal ribbons to signify their anti-
for was innovation and creativity. violence stance and chanted “freedom from violence” as they
1ST EQUAL The rally was organised by the South Auckland Family Violence
STUNNING SCULPTURES Willow Bank School, Howick Prevention Network (SAVFPN) as part of the Counties Manukau
A FOCAL POINT Mountain View Primary, Mangere Bridge Family Violence Awareness Week from 2 — 12 November.
Manukau city’s ‘An Eye For Sculpture’ has been one of the “Family violence thrives in secrecy, which is why awareness
highlights of this year’s Ellerslie International Flower Show. 2ND weeks are vital,” said SAVFPN Manager Rodger Smith. The network
The exhibition, which has been sponsored by the council, Beachlands School, Beachlands lets families know there is help and support available.
featured 25 works from some of New Zealand’s most celebrated A variety of speakers and performers took part; the most moving
sculptors — including Manukau-based artists Fred Graham, 3RD EQUAL speech delivered by Viscount Primary students Monique and
Richard Matthieson, Dion Hitchins, and Richard Shortland- Our Lady Star of the Sea School, Howick George.
Cooper (whose Millennium Sculpture features in Manukau’s Elm Park Primary School, Pakuranga “When you beat and hurt us, it not only affects our relationships
city centre). with adults and others…it affects the way we learn and, ultimately,
Curated by Clevedon-based sculptor James Wright, Manukau MERIT AWARDS our future,” said George.
city’s ‘An Eye for Sculpture’ was set amongst a grove of Totara Mangere Central School, Mangere Sir Barry Curtis, Mayor of Manukau, paid tribute to the young
trees — the perfect setting for works made from a vast range of Pakuranga Heights Primary School, people participating and said improving safety in the community
material such as bronze, wood, stainless steel, glass, stone and Pakuranga and in homes is the number one concern.
45,000-year-old kauri. “If we could stop family violence in its tracks, we wouldn’t need
the extra police in Manukau city,” he said.
VISITS FROM ANIMAL OWNERS OF UNREGISTERED
DOGS IN MANUKAU CITY
be impounded. Owners will then have
seven days to pay outstanding fees, which
CONTROL OFFICERS ARE URGED TO GET THEIR
ANIMALS ‘ON THE BOOKS’
will include a $300 infringement for
non-registration; plus impounding fees of
— NOW. $40 for the ﬁ rst impounding, $80 for the
second and $120 for the third.
Otherwise, they’ll be liable for substantial As warranted ofﬁ cers, all DSS Animal
ﬁ nes when they’re caught up in a current Control Ofﬁ cers carry identiﬁ cation. They
sweep of the city by animal control ofﬁ cers will immediately issue a registration tag
who are visiting homes in urban and rural and receipt to the dog owner.
areas to ensure all dogs are registered. The ofﬁ cers will also be visiting
All dogs older than three months must rural properties to conﬁ rm how many
be registered every year. Payments were farm working dogs will be exempt from
due in July but, while they will have to microchipping. Owners of dogs kept solely
pay a late registration fee, owners of for the purpose of heading or driving stock
unregistered dogs can avoid an additional will be issued with a ‘Microchip Exemption
ﬁ ne by registering them now. Certiﬁ cate’ containing the dog’s details.
If an ofﬁ cer from council contractor If you have an unregistered dog, avoid
DSS Animal Management ﬁ nds a dog is high ﬁ nes by calling the Manukau City
unregistered, the owner will be required Council Call Centre on 09 262 5104 to
to immediately pay a late registration fee request a dog registration form, or pick
of $120 per dog in cash. If the owner is one up at the Customer Centre at Kotuku
unable to pay the fee at the time of the House, Manukau Square.
ofﬁ cer’s visit, the unregistered dogs will
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF DISABLED PEOPLE
Since 1992, the United Nations has observed “It’s about achievement in the
the International Day of Disabled Persons on arts, sports, entertainment and across
3 December to acknowledge the value and other ﬁ elds,” she says. “This is exciting
importance of disabled people worldwide. because it celebrates diversity without
Manukau City Council, in consultation being negative.”
with the Disability Steering Group, is Statistics suggest one in ﬁ ve
organising a civic event to celebrate of any population has some form of
disability achievement and talent. The disability – that’s 65,000 to 70,000
day will feature performances from The people in Manukau city alone.
Touch Compass Dance Company and the Council’s Community Development
SmoothStream Band. Award-winning Senior Planner Raewyn Stone says the
comedian Philip Patson will MC the event event will raise the proﬁ le of disabled
with contribution from Wheel Blacks coach people and the Disability Steering Group.
Grant Sharman. “It will make people aware council has
Council’s Disability Steering Group a Disability Policy, and that it recognises
Co-Chair Martine Abel says this will and values the contribution of disabled
highlight some fantastic examples of what people to the city.”
people are doing with their lives, in spite
of their disability.
ARIAS AND ARABESQUES ‘WING AND WAVE’ WINS
A FUN-FILLED CHRISTMAS FEAST FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY VESSEL & SCULPTURE AWARDS
The Manukau City Symphony Orchestra’s enjoy popular opera and ballet music WELLINGTON ARTIST Second prize of $1000 went to Howick
Christmas concert, Arias & Arabesques, with diva Helen Medlyn, conductor Peter JOHNNY TURNER TOOK HOME sculptor Tanya Blong for her whimsical work
will be a night to remember. Watts and dancers from the prestigious THE TOP PRIZE OF $2500 IN ‘My boat is leaving today’, with the $750
Presented at the Genesis Energy Manukau City Youth Dance Company. THE 9TH MANUKAU VESSEL third prize going to Soﬁ a Athineou from
Theatre, TelstraClear Paciﬁ c Events Centre Manukau City Council is one of the AND SCULPTURE AWARDS Henderson. Her brightly-hued green cast
on Saturday 2 December, concert goers will major sponsors of the orchestra. ANNOUNCED ON FRIDAY glass work ‘Lahani’ impressed the judge who
3 NOVEMBER. commented: “It has a perfect ﬁ nish, texture
The programme includes: • Rossini – Una voce poco fa and luminous quality that tingles with life
• Bizet – Seguidille (Barber of Seville) His beautiful stone work, ‘The Wing and gives it a sense of intrigue”.
• Purcell – When I am Laid in Earth • Mascagni – Cavalleria Rusticana and Wave’ (carried us here), impressed So high was the standard of entries this
(Dido & Aeneas) Intermezzo exhibition selector and judge Filipe Tohi year that three merit awards were awarded
• Verdi – Stride la vampa (Il Trovatore) • Tchaikovsky – Nutcracker Suite with its strong, powerful outlines and form, to artists Mia Straka, Margaret Bell and
• Handel – Cara sposa (Rinaldo) (excerpts) with clear references to a bird in ﬂ ight Katherine Batchelor.
and ﬂ owing water. The underside of the Manukau’s Vessel and Sculpture Awards
sculpture resembles the body of a waka continue to grow in status with more
or canoe with reference to movement and than 90 entries received this year from
journeys. throughout New Zealand. Guest selector
A master sculptor, Johnny decided to and judge, renowned Tongan artist Filipe
enter the awards at the very last minute, Tohi, had a tough job selecting the 47
making the journey to Auckland with his entries for exhibition.
entry precariously stowed in the back of The exhibition runs until 28 November
his ute. at the historic Nathan Homestead
PEACE OF MIND ON YOUR PIECE OF LAND EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Spring is one of the busiest times for house sales A LIM will also conﬁ rm that all buildings on the AT COUNCIL
in New Zealand. Before purchasing a home it is property have the necessary Code Compliance For these and other employment opportunities at council visit: www.manukau.
important you take the time to check all legal Certiﬁ cates (CCC). A CCC is a very important document govt.nz and select ‘Jobs at council’ under the ‘most popular’ banner.
requirements relating to the property have been because it conﬁ rms all building work has been carried
met, and building consents obtained for any additions out in accordance with approved plans and building
or alterations made to the house. regulations have been met. Casual Library Assistant
We recommend you obtain a LIM (Land Information Manukau City Council charges a $305.21 fee to Manukau Libraries
Memorandum) report from the council. The LIM sets issue a LIM for properties in residential and rural We are seeking bright, energetic people with good
out the information the council has on ﬁ le for the areas. This is a small price to pay for vital information communication skills who enjoy working with people to join our
property. This includes a legal description of the area, about what is likely to be the biggest investment in pool of casual library staff. You need to be willing to work in any
what zone it is in, any public works planned, building most people’s lives. of council’s 14 libraries. Considerable public contact is involved
consents, rates, water charges and the government A LIM report normally takes 10 working days, but an and the successful applicants must be able to work well under
valuation. A recent addition to LIM reports is urgent service is also available. To ﬁ nd out more about pressure and cooperatively as part of a team. A good general
information on natural hazards, for example erosion, getting a LIM report call 09 262 5104, email lims@ knowledge and a keen interest in literature are essential. The
slippage, or the potential for ﬂ ooding or storm surges. manukau.govt.nz or visit www.manukau.govt.nz to work involves carrying out general library routines in a busy
download an application form. automated library system. For further information about the
typical requirements of casual library staff and conditions
of appointment, please contact one of the following Library
Managers: Lesley Speed ph: 09 535 5935 or Lyn Blaker
ITO GRADUATION CEREMONY ph: 09 262 5420
MORE THAN 70 INDUSTRY TRAINING Vacancy Number: MM 3596
GRADUATES FILLED THE WAKA Applications close: 1 December 2006, 12 noon
HALLS OF TELSTRACLEAR PACIFIC
EVENTS CENTRE EARLIER THIS
MONTH IN A CEREMONY OPENED Library Assistant, Part-time
BY THE MAYOR OF MANUKAU CITY Manukau City Centre Library
SIR BARRY CURTIS, WITH KEYNOTE We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated person with a
SPEAKER HON NANAIA MAHUTA passion for their local community and an interest in working
(REPRESENTING THE PRIME SIR BARRY CURTIS, JUDITH COLLINS, PITA SHARPLES
with children. The ability to provide excellent customer service
MINISTER). and to work as part of a team is essential. Applicants should be
conﬁ dent communicators and comfortable using a computer.
It’s the ﬁ rst time Manukau city has hosted its own Students at the celebration completed a wide range Training will be provided.
Industry Training Organisation (ITO) graduation of courses including apparel and textiles, joinery,
celebration. electrical supply, electro technology, hairdressing, 1 x 6.5hrs — Saturdays
Councillors, Government ministers, local MPs and retail meats, plastics and materials processing, 1 x 10.5hrs — weekdays
business leaders were on hand to applaud some of the printing, furniture, local government, building Vacancy Number: MM 3598
newest entrants into the job market. construction and COMPETENZ (Engineering). Applications close: 30 November 2006, 12 noon
“We can be proud of them. They’re equipped “Manukau city is committed to increasing the
with the right skills and work experience to provide number of industry trainees and apprenticeships as
immediate beneﬁ ts in productivity for employers,” part of council’s commitment to the ﬁ ndings of the
says council’s Education and Employment Planner, Future Skills Demand report in 2004,” says Filemoni.
Filemoni Timoteo. “Industry training provides “As we grow the workforce and provide upskilling For more details on these vacancies, or to view the full list of
employers with an immediate return on their and training opportunities, our city’s economy will employment opportunities at Manukau City Council, you can visit
investment.” also grow. It makes people more employable and www.seek.co.nz/manukau; email a request for a position description
Another beneﬁ t for employers is the cost- valuable to the industry and helps improve their to email@example.com; or phone 09 262 8907. Please quote
effectiveness of industry training. Staff learn while wage or salary.” the vacancy number with all requests or inquiries and with your
on the job, and the ITO even subsidises the cost If you’d like to ﬁ nd out more about the Industry application. Manukau City Council is a progressive organisation with
of training. Training Organisation, go to www.itf.org.nz a leading role in the Local Government sector and a commitment to
the Treaty of Waitangi.
BE A SWIMSATION TUTOR
If you’ve always liked the idea of becoming plenty of training, Melanie says it’s more
a swimming tutor, give Manukau city’s about communication and the ability to
Swimsation School a call. teach people of different levels.
“If teaching people of all ages — from If would-be tutors show potential and
babies to adults — to swim, is something enjoy the role, they are encouraged to
you’d like to do, we’d love to hear from you,” complete further training. Swim tutoring
says Melanie Gregory, Centre Manager of represents a great opportunity to step
Papatoetoe Centennial Pools. “And if, after into the recreation industry, interact with
trying it out, you ﬁ nd it’s not your thing, children, and could lead to part-time work.
you’re under no obligation to continue. Manukau’s Swimsation Schools are
“Our approach is simple, positive and located at the Norman Kirk Memorial Pool
fun, so tutors need to be easy to chat to, in Otara, the Manurewa Aquatic Centre,
have good communication skills, and be Moana-Nui-a-Kiwa in Mangere, and the
approachable to children, parents and other Papatoetoe Centennial Pools.
adults,” says Melanie. For more information, please call Paula
The good news is you don’t have to be a Faamalepe on 021 534 834 or Melanie
brilliant swimmer yourself to teach others. Gregory on 09 278 4167.
While it is a specialist skill and involves Website: www.swimsation.com
PUBLIC NOTICES Council and Community Board Meetings for December 2006
Pursuant to Section 46 Part 7 of Local Government Ofﬁ cial Information and Meetings
Act 1987 public notice is hereby given of the meeting times and dates of the Manukau
Resource Management Act 1991
City Council and its Standing Committees for the month of December 2006.
Manukau Operative District Plan 2002
The following Standing Committee meetings will be held in the Manukau Room,
Public notice of Proposed Plan Change No. 17 (Private Plan Change Request)
Manukau Civic Centre on the date speciﬁ ed. The Resource Consent hearings will be held
At its meeting of 12 October 2006 Council’s Environment and Urban Design Committee in the Puhinui Room, Manukau Civic Centre.
resolved to accept a request for a Private Plan Change to the Manukau Operative Hearings Committee – Plan Change 13 - Maritime 1&4 Dec 9.30am
District Plan 2002. (Min EUD/OCT/1713/06) Hearings Committee 5 Dec 9.30am
This Proposed Private Plan Change seeks to modify the Kelly’s Cove Structure Plan Corporate Governance Committee 5 Dec 5.00pm
and rules which apply to the Structure Plan area, so as to increase the maximum number Hearings Committee – PC10 – Home Enterprises 6-7 Dec 9.30am
of household units that may be established within the Structure Plan area from 360 to Community Development Committee 6 Dec 5.00pm
463 and to remove minimum lot sizes of 800, 1000, 1200, 1500 and 1600 square metres Community Safety Committee 7 Dec 9.30am
that apply throughout the Structure Plan area and apply a 700 square metre minimum Transport Committee 7 Dec 5.00pm
lot size. Environment and Urban Design Committee 12 Dec 5.00pm
A full copy of the Proposed Plan Change can be inspected at Manukau City Council Te Tiriti o Waitangi Committee 13 Dec 3.00pm
Libraries; the Citizen and Customer Centre, Ground Floor Kotuku House, Manukau Square Strategic Directions Committee 13 Dec 6.00pm
or the Council’s website www.manukau.govt.nz/tec/district/intro.htm (click on the Plan ARC/MCC Joint Commissioners Hearing 14, 15, 19 Dec 9.30am
Change Register). The Council meeting will be held in the Council Chambers on 14 December 2006
Any person may make a submission to the proposal up until close of business commencing at 5.00pm.
on 19 December 2006. Community Board meetings will be held as follows:
The submission must be on FORM 5 as prescribed in the Resource Management (Forms Mangere Community Board
Fees and Procedures) Regulations 2003, and must state whether or not you wish to be Nga Tapuwae Community Centre, 253 Buckland Road, Mangere 4 Dec 5.00pm
heard on your submission. Copies of Form 5 are available from the Citizen & Customer Botany Community Board
Centre, from Manukau City Libraries or by requesting a copy on 262-8900 ext. 8361 or Conference Centre, Level 1,
Fax 262-5169. Botany Downs Secondary College, 575 Chapel Road, Howick 4 Dec 6.30pm
Submissions should be sent to: Plan Change Submissions, Manukau City Council, 31-33 Otara Community Board
Wiri Station Road, Private Bag 76917, Manukau City. Attn: Melanie Hart. Otara Music Arts Centre, Otara Town Centre, Otara 11 Dec 5.00pm
The process for public participation in the consideration of a Proposed Private Plan Clevedon Community Board
Change under the Resource Management Act 1991 is as follows: Clevedon Hall, Clevedon 11 Dec 7.30pm
• after the closing date for submissions, the Council must prepare a summary of the Pakuranga Community Board
submissions and this summary must be publicly notiﬁ ed; and Community Room, Pakuranga Library Complex,
• there must be an opportunity to make a further submission in support of, or in Aylesbury Street, Pakuranga 11 Dec 7.30pm
opposition to, the submissions already made; and Manurewa Community Board
• if a person making a submission asks to be heard in support of his or her submission, Manukau Room, Level 2, Manukau Civic Centre 18 Dec 6.30pm
a hearing must be held; and Howick Community Board
• the Council must make a decision on the Proposed Private Plan Change and include its Howick Range Trust, 80 Wellington Street, Howick 18 Dec 7.00pm
reasons; and Papatoetoe Community Board
• the person who made the request, or any other person who has made a submission, Papatoetoe Chambers, 31-33 St George Street, Papatoetoe 18 Dec 7.00pm
has the right to appeal against the decision to the Environment Court.
The address for service of the submissions is as stated above.
Land Use Resource Consent
This Notice ﬁ rst publicly notiﬁ ed on 17 November 2006.
Notiﬁ cation of an Application for Resource Consent under Section 94(c) of
the Resource Management Act 1991
Manukau City Council has received an application for resource consent from
The HazMobile is coming to you!
Manukau Parks of Manukau City Council (Proposal Number: 31357)
Get rid of your household hazardous wastes
Location: 74R Porterﬁ eld Road, Whitford
The HazMobile is a free mobile household hazardous Lot 25 DP 165505, Lot 7 DP 158439, Lot 4 DP 94331, Lot 5 DP 150551, Lot 6 DP 158439,
waste collection service. Now’s your chance to dispose Lot 4 DP 158439, Lot 19,20 and 26 DP 165505
of your unwanted: Restricted Discretionary Activity for the construction of a 4km recreational walkway and
• polishes • pool chemicals cycleway in the Public Open Space 5 zone (Esplanade Reserve) within the 100-year ﬂ ood
• kitchen and oven cleaners • gas cylinders return level, requiring 2400m 3 of earthworks and the construction of carparks within the
• pesticides • glues HOMAI Road Zone involving approximately 630m 3 of earthworks.
• oils and petrol • old batteries and more STATION Address for service: GHD, PO Box 76477, Manukau city Attn: Kara Beaumont
The following items will not be accepted: Submissions to this application must be received by 15 December 2006
Asbestos, medical waste, ammunition or explosives. OAD If you wish to make a submission on the above application, you may do so by sending
When: 10am—2pm Saturday 25 November BRO a written submission to the council addressed to the Manager — Resource Consents,
Where: Public Carpark at the Homai Railway Station, Manukau City Council, Private Bag 76917, Manukau city — Attention: Resource Consents
corner of Dalgety Road and Browns Road, Manurewa. Team, Level 4, Kotuku House, to arrive no later than the date given in the notice above.
Additional information may be viewed at: The submission must be on Form 13 dated, signed by you, and include the following info:
www.hazmobile.govt.nz 1 Your name, postal address and phone number/fax number.
Contact: Manukau City Council Call Centre 2 Details of the application your submission is in response to, including location.
09 262 5104 or ARC Enviroline 09 366 2000 3 Whether you support or oppose the application.
4 Your submission with reasons.
5 The decision you wish the Manukau City Council to make.
Amendment to Schedule of Meetings for November 2006 6 Whether you wish to be heard in support of your submission.
The application(s) can be viewed and copies of submission forms are available at the
Public notice is hereby given in terms of Local Government Ofﬁ cial Information and Public Counter, Kotuku Customer Centre, Kotuku House, Manukau Square, Manukau city.
Meetings Act 1987 of an amendment to the Schedule of Meetings previously notiﬁ ed. Please contact Ivy Heung on telephone (09) 262 8900 extension 8128 if you have any
Pursuant to Standing Order No. 1.16 an Extraordinary Meeting of Council will be held queries about the application. A copy of your submission must be served as soon as
on 28 November 2006 in the Council Chambers commencing at 7:00pm to consider its reasonably practicable on the applicant and should be sent to the relevant Address for
Regional Governance Proposal. Leigh Auton, Chief Executive Ofﬁ cer Service as detailed in the advertisement(s) above.
This is just a sample of the many events happening in Manukau. For a full list please visit
www.manukau.govt.nz and click on “Calendar of Events” in the “Most Popular” box at the
top right of the page. Scroll down and click on “Find out what’s on in Manukau”.
Multi-day events One-day events
To 29 November To 20 February 2 December 14 December
Sweet Punch Seung Yul Oh “Bearing” Carols in the Park Botany Community Board
Venue: te tuhi the mark Venue: te tuhi the mark Venue: Te Puru Park Christmas Concert
Hours: 9.00am—8.30pm Mon — Thurs Hours: 9.00am—8.30pm. Mon —Thurs Hours: 6.30pm—10.00pm Venue: Botany Town Centre Mall Sound Shell
10.00am—4.30pm Fri — Sun 8.30am—4.30pm Fri — Sun Contact: Jackie Matthews 09 536 7239 Hours: 6.30pm—8.00pm
Contact: Emma Bugden 09 577 0138 Contact: Emma Bugden 577 0138 firstname.lastname@example.org Price: FREE
email@example.com Seung Yul Oh’s project is part of ‘INTERACT! A time to enjoy some local entertainment Contact: Dyann Calverley 021 535682
Website: www.tetuhi-themark.org.nz a series of artists’ projects which intersect and sing carols. Food vendors will be on Dyann.firstname.lastname@example.org
Sweet Punch: recent Nordic video with te tuhi’s community user groups’, site so enjoy a family picnic dinner ﬁ rst. Community groups perform items for the
which in July saw Auckland artist Sean Kerr Entertainment begins at 7.30pm. Christmas season.
To 29 November collaborate with members of Pakuranga’s
Andy Leleisi’uao — The Ballad SeniorNet group. 6 — 16 December 14 December
of the Cheeky Darkie Uxbridge Participants’ Thursdays @ Seven,
Venue: te tuhi the mark 23 November Exhibition Glad Tidings
Hours: 9.00am—8.30pm. Mon — Thurs Thursdays @ Seven Venue: Uxbridge Gallery, Uxbridge Howick’s Hours: 7.00pm—8.00pm
8.30am—4.30pm Fri — Sun Venue: All Saints’ Howick Creative Centre Venue: All Saints, Howick
Contact: Emma Bugden 09 577 0130 Hours: 7.00pm—8.00pm Price: FREE Contact: Peter Watts 09 534 2445
Samoan artist Andy Leleisi’uao is known Price: Donation Contact: Sarah Clacher 09 535 6467 email@example.com
for his socially interrogative paintings and Contact: Peter Watts 09 534 2445 firstname.lastname@example.org Our traditional end to the year. Neil Guyan
sculptures, which lace their investigation email@example.com Web: www.uxbridge.org.nz (conductor) brings us carols and Christmas
into racial stereotypes and consumer And now for something completely different! An exhibition of artworks by the students’ of Music from the Pakuranga College evening
culture with a dark humour. Directed by Melody Lowe, GAC (women’s Uxbridge, Howick’s Creative Centre. class choir and the All Saints Choir.
barbershop chorus) have frequently been
To 28 November NZ champions and this year represent 7 December
9th Manukau Vesssel & the country in the international awards in Thursdays @ Seven
Sculpture Exhibition and Calgary and Canada. Venue: All Saints’ Howick
Award Hours: 7.00pm—8.00pm
Venue: Nathan Homestead 29 November Price: Donation
Hours: 9am—5pm Mon — Fri Counties Manukau Sporting Contact: Peter Watts 09 534 2445
1pm—4pm Sat — Sun Excellence Awards 2006 firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Chantelle Whaiapu Venue: Telstra Clear Paciﬁ c Events Centre Flora Lee is an outstanding pianist presently
09 275 0482 Hours: 6.30pm to 10.30pm studying for a Doctorate in Musical Arts at 26 November, 3, 10, 17, 24 December
email@example.com Price: Gallery tickets $40; table tickets $80 Auckland University. She spent last year The Clevedon Village Farmers
Website: www.manukau.govt.nz Contact: 09 269 0066 studying in Munich with Michael Schäfer. Market
The Manukau CarmenT@cmsport.co.nz Programme of music by Mozart, Debussy Venue: Sale Yards, Monument Road,
Vessel & Counties Manukau Sporting Excellence and Rachmaninoff. Clevedon
Sculpture Awards 2006 is an event acknowledging Hours: 8.30am—12 noon
Exhibition and sporting achievements on and off the 9 December Contact: Helen Dorresteyn 021 523 616
Award showcases ﬁ eld by Counties Manukau sports people, Manurewa Christmas firstname.lastname@example.org
outstanding teams, clubs and ofﬁ cials. The awards gala in the Park Organic and spray-free produce, gourmet
vessel and ceremony has an expected guest list of Venue Manurewa Rugby Club, provisions, sourdough bread, venison, beef,
sculpture work more than 400 people. Mountfort Park smoked and wet ﬁ sh, wine, fresh baking,
by artists from Hours: 4.00pm—9.00pm espresso and pony rides for the children.
throughout New 2 December Contact: Mark Beale 09 266 3032
Zealand. Arias & Arabesques email@example.com 10 December
Venue: Genesis Energy Theatre at A family free event. Giant sausage sizzle, The Clevedon Village Farmers
To 4 December TelstraClear Paciﬁ c glow candles, big stage events and Market PLUS Wine on Sunday
Yazma Smith — New Work Hours: 7.30—9.30pm thousands of giveaways. Hours extended to 1.30pm
Venue: Mangere Arts Centre Price: A reserve $38, B reserve $25, In addition to the weekly Farmers Market,
Hours: 9am—5pm, Mon — Fri Students $15 ‘Wine on Sunday’ features wines from
Contact: Chantelle Whaiapu 09 275 0482 Contact: Pauline Logger 09 446 1097 local vineyards.
Website: www.manukau.govt.nz Website: www.mcso.org.nz
Manukau born and raised, Nga Puhi artist MCSO presents a Christmas Feast
Yazma Smith is a qualiﬁ ed painter who has showcasing diva Helen Medlyn, the
developed a successful arts practice. Manukau City Youth Dance Company and
conductor Peter Watts, performing popular
arias and excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s
Free Event Listing
Once a month Manukau City Council will publish an events diary in Manukau Matters, which will feature the highlights of the comprehensive events list on the council’s website. If you would like your event listed, please visit www.manukau.
govt.nz and click on “Calendar of Events”. Follow the instructions to submit your event details. Your event will appear on the website and from these listings a range of key events will be selected for publication in Manukau Matters. Note: It is
the responsibility of the event submitter to ensure the information provided is complete and accurate. The above events diary is published by the council in good faith from details provided to it by event organisers via the council website. The
council makes no claim as to the accuracy or authenticity of the content of the web site events listing or its reproduction (in full or part) in Manukau Matters.