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  1. 1. – TE KAEAEA MANUKAU ARCHITECTURE AWARDS PAGE 3 MATTERS M S 19 NOVEMBER 2006 ISSUE 10 MANUKAU’S NEW PLAYGROUND IS 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. MORE The playground features striking pukeko The playground includes a facility EFFICIENT 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 EFFECTIVE 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 COUNCILS WORK 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 TOGETHER the fact the creative facilities exercise the imagination as well as the body. THE ROPE JUNGLE GYM PAGE 2 NEWS, VIEWS, INTERVIEWS, EVENTS LISTINGS, ENTERTAINMENT, PUBLIC NOTICES, JOBS... ALL INSIDE YOUR MANUKAU MATTERS
  2. 2. – TE KAEAEA 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 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 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, 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 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
  3. 3. ARCHITECTURAL KNOWLEDGE IS POWER Teenagers, parents, caregivers, ACCOLADES FOR grandparents and education providers are encouraged to visit the Clendon Community Expo later this month to learn about local youth services. 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.
  4. 4. 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 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 walked. 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.
  5. 5. 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 in Manurewa.
  6. 6. 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 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. or visit 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; email a request for a position description Another benefi t for employers is the cost- valuable to the industry and helps improve their to; 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 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:
  7. 7. 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 (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 IVE • kitchen and oven cleaners • gas cylinders return level, requiring 2400m 3 of earthworks and the construction of carparks within the DALGETY DR • pesticides • glues HOMAI Road Zone involving approximately 630m 3 of earthworks. RAILWAY • oils and petrol • old batteries and more STATION Address for service: GHD, PO Box 76477, Manukau city Attn: Kara Beaumont Mc The following items will not be accepted: Submissions to this application must be received by 15 December 2006 VIL Asbestos, medical waste, ammunition or explosives. OAD If you wish to make a submission on the above application, you may do so by sending LY R WNS When: 10am—2pm Saturday 25 November BRO a written submission to the council addressed to the Manager — Resource Consents, RD Where: Public Carpark at the Homai Railway Station, Manukau City Council, Private Bag 76917, Manukau city — Attention: Resource Consents GL RUS 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. OU CE SEL Additional information may be viewed at: The submission must be on Form 13 dated, signed by you, and include the following info: ST L RO E 1 Your name, postal address and phone number/fax number. R RO AD Contact: Manukau City Council Call Centre 2 Details of the application your submission is in response to, including location. AD 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.
  8. 8. MANUKAU CALENDAR This is just a sample of the many events happening in Manukau. For a full list please visit 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 Price: FREE Seung Yul Oh’s project is part of ‘INTERACT! A time to enjoy some local entertainment Contact: Dyann Calverley 021 535682 Website: a series of artists’ projects which intersect and sing carols. Food vendors will be on 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 for his socially interrogative paintings and Contact: Peter Watts 09 534 2445 Our traditional end to the year. Neil Guyan sculptures, which lace their investigation Web: (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 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 Price: Gallery tickets $40; table tickets $80 Auckland University. She spent last year The Clevedon Village Farmers Website: Contact: 09 269 0066 studying in Munich with Michael Schäfer. Market The Manukau 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 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 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: Website: 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 Nutcracker Suite. 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. 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.