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  1. 1. – TE KAEAEA MANUKAU CELEBRATE PASIFIKA PAGE 4 MATTERS 18 FEBRUARY 2007 ISSUE 15 RECORD YOUR OWN SONG LE N, YC FU HAVE YOU EVER WANTED TO C R RECORD A SONG OR ALBUM FOR YOUR CHOIR, FAMILY FO ALTH OR COMMUNITY GROUP? E ENT E WEEK If you thought it was just a pipe dream, HE D TH M think again. The Village Recording Studio, located at Otara Music Arts S Centre (OMAC) — the council funded AN VIRON BIKE 4 MWIAR community arts centre — is available for everyone to use, from enthusiastic amateurs to serious musicians. — Set up to record to the highest EN FEB commercial standards, with the latest 24 recording software and state-of-the- art technology, the building includes a 26-channel desk from the internationally recognised York St Parnell Studios. Anyone can realise their dream to record their own songs. The hourly rate of $50 is thought to be the lowest in the industry and studio technician and musician David Letoa says the studio is a treasure the community needs to know about. “I try to make it as easy as possible for clients and give them advice about what to do before they come in so they don’t waste their time,” he says. “For those who have a passion for music and want to do something about it, but don’t have much money to spend, this place is IT’S TIME TO GET ON Manukau has two fun events planned for all the family. Choose between an 8.5km for them.” YOUR BIKE AS THE FOCUS Bikewise Week. The Go By Bike Breakfast ramble along the Pohutukawa Coast or a He advises people who decide to GOES ON CYCLING FOR on Wednesday 28 February is being held 20km fun ride to Clevedon. There’s a free take up the opportunity to make sure BIKEWISE WEEK. in Manukau Square from 7am. People sausage sizzle at the end of the ride. they have rehearsed their material and who ride to work will get a free breakfast, Bikewise Week isn’t just for serious planned what they would like in terms of Bikewise Week runs from 24 February to entertainment and the chance to win prizes. cyclists, it’s also about encouraging those sounds, instruments and production. 4 March. It’s all about promoting cycling The Manukau Veterans Cycle Club hosts who ride occasionally or might be thinking To book a recording session and for as a good alternative to the car for getting the Pohutukawa Coast Country Ramble on about taking up cycling. more information, please call David around. Riding is fun, healthy and cheaper Wednesday 28 February. Meet at Umupuia Letoa on 2746400 or email him on than paying for fuel. It’s also good for Reserve in Clevedon at 6pm for a fun Go to page 5 for more related news the environment. evening of bike riding that’s suitable for NEWS, VIEWS, INTERVIEWS, ENTERTAINMENT, PUBLIC NOTICES, EVENTS, JOBS... ALL INSIDE YOUR MANUKAU MATTERS
  2. 2. – AD RO ROW TE KAEAEA KEY WN S RO MANUKAU MATTERS B AN walkway DA – Manukau Matters/Te Ka eaea is RO LE HA published twice a month by the lookout* SCO walking NFO AV Manukau City Council and delivered to EN RD more than 100,000 households, rural MM UE delivery addresses, and other locations disabled access ON within the city boundaries. (between Gibbons Road wildlife* MO RO – and Burundi Ave) NC Manukau Matters/Te Ka eaea helps R AD IEF UE council inform residents and ratepayers F D picnic area* A VE R OA YSON VEN toilets about council decisions, activities, RTH WO A projects and events. It is a cost- S ND K WA EE effective way of providing important dogs on leash CR (restrictions apply see FINLA statutory information such as public * found throughout walkway UI notices concerning planning and VE DI A HIN resource consent issues. RUN BU PU – Manukau Matters/Te Ka eaea also contains articles of interest to Manukau residents, promoting the city’s resources, attractions, facilities and WEYMOUTH community events. CONTACT US AT WALKWAY CLENDON PARK P WE YM OU T EMAIL manukaumatters@ STUNNING WESTWARD VIEWS OF P MANUKAU HARBOUR MANUKAU HARBOUR AND EASY D OA MA EDITORIAL 09 262 5223 ACCESS ARE FEATURES OF THE RSR ME HIA EVENT LISTINGS WEYMOUTH WALKWAY. P ITT PA L AV and select ‘calendar of events’ under RO E AD AD the ‘most popular’ banner. For most of its route from Roys Road in the south E NICHO LAS RO S DRIV DISTRIBUTION 09 262 5104 to Hanford Place on the shores of Puhinui Creek, ET TH POST Manukau City Council, the walkway comprises a wide concrete path H ON OU E R TON D Pvt Bag 76917, Manukau City which follows the gentle contours of the land GI B B YM (attention Manukau Matters) above Weymouth Beach. Its easy grade makes WE DESIGNED BY the walkway ideal for wheelchair use and people RI V E D TS R Scenario Communications Limited with pushchairs. EDITOR Jenna Moore At several intervals along the walkway, side T BRE CHIEF WRITER Vienna Richards tracks lead walkers down gravel paths and/or steps to the beach, where there are plenty of GIBBON S ROAD WOULD YOU LIKE A DIGITAL opportunities to explore rock pools and observe P ROAD VERSION OF MANUKAU MATTERS? the wide variety of coastal birdlife. Fishing and In addition to your printed copy, we can shellfi sh gathering is popular in this area. WAIM N AI AV DOMAI ENU send you a PDF version. Email us at Along most of the beach, especially at the E K EE southern end, is a wide grass berm sheltered by WEYMOUTH CR trees, which provides many ideal spots for picnicing. MCLEO A D ROAD AT Perhaps the highlight of the walkway is the M WANT TO CONTACT TE MCINNE ever-changing views afforded of this tidal area of S ROAD AI COUNCIL, OR YOUR W Manukau Harbour and the Puhinui Creek. As the sea ROYS R ELECTED COUNCILLOR? recedes, extensive tidal rock shelves are revealed. OAD Council’s main administration phone The upper reaches of the inlet feature mangrove number is 09 263 7100 (business hours). Use the Call Centre on 09 262 forest and views across the unique, and ecologically important, landscape of the Puhinui Reserve. P 5104 (24 hours) for assistance with: From Roys Road to Hanford Place will take graffi ti, roading, signs, refuse disposal, 30 to 40 minutes at an easy pace (not including traffi c, street lighting, environmental side diversions). by-laws, noise complaints, dog control, statistical information, LIM reports, land rates and kerbside recycling. The council’s website has contact details for all elected Councillors and Community Board members, at: and click on ‘Your Council’, then select ‘Mayor and Councillors’ for their contact details or ‘Community Boards’ to see the lists of community board members. NEXT ISSUE Sunday 4 March 2007 ISSN 1177-522X
  3. 3. BEING “ENVIROSMART” IS GOOD BUSINESS CUSTOMERS COME FIRST FOR Manukau businesses may now be eligible for support to improve their environmental performance. RELATIONSHIPS SERVICE Businesses are being encouraged to join the EnviroSmart initiative, a national programme sponsored by Manukau City Council that focuses on improving environmental AN EFFICIENT, FRIENDLY, performance and resource effi ciency. Businesses have the chance to fi nd out more and to KNOWLEDGEABLE AND sign up at an information session on Tuesday 27 February. SPEEDY RESPONSE TO ALL Taking part in the programme has a number of benefi ts, including saving money by CUSTOMER QUERIES IS improving resource effi ciency and minimising waste. Being environmentally friendly THE GOAL OF MANUKAU is also good for the reputation of businesses, offering another competitive edge. CITY COUNCIL’S CUSTOMER Participating businesses commit to reduce solid waste and use energy, water and raw RELATIONSHIPS UNIT. materials effi ciently, as well as produce and purchase environmentally sound products and services. Ongoing support and advice is given to help companies achieve these objectives. Established to manage the council’s Twenty-two councils throughout New Zealand are now involved in EnviroSmart, which customer relationships in a focused and builds on a programme previously available only to businesses in the Auckland region. responsive way, the unit will handle all The information session being held at Manukau City Council will have a number “fi rst contact” inquiries to council whether of speakers talking about the benefi ts of being involved in EnviroSmart. by phone, email, mail or at Manukau City For more information or to register for an informational session visit Council’s customer centre. or phone 09 262 8900 ext 8346. “Our primary focus is customers,” says Manager Customer Relationships Debbie outcome for all parties in line with White. “The Customer Relationships Unit agreed service levels A RECORD NUMBER OF supports Manukau City Council’s mission • When meeting Customer Centre CHILDREN TOOK PART IN FREE to serve the people of Manukau through technical advisors to receive specifi c SWIMMING LESSONS HELD knowledge, innovation and leadership. advice on all regulatory matters, the IN MANUKAU POOLS IN LATE We will make sure our services meet the centre aims to ensure any advice JANUARY needs of the people who contact us.” given is documented for future The free “Whanau Nui” swim lessons were The heart of the Customer Relationships reference. presented by Injury Free Counties Manukau Unit is the council’s Contact Centre — in partnership with Manukau City Council which includes the Call Centre, Telephony What can customers expect from Leisure Services and WaterSafe Auckland. Suite and the Written Communications the unit? The programme targeted all families, with team — together with the Customer “The key word is accountability,” Debbie a special emphasis on Maori, Pasifi ka and new Centre for in-person contact and specifi c White says. “Our team has a wide immigrant families, which have been over- technical advice, including property knowledge of council activities, but if we represented in national drowning statistics. information. don’t know, we’ll take the time to fi nd out Drowning is the third highest cause of and get back to you with an answer. accidental death in New Zealand. The unit’s services include: “We’re looking to provide consistency • 24/7 telephone access via the Contact of service, a timely response. We promise Centre to assist with queries ranging to listen to feedback and seek to make from opening hours, rubbish, recycling, improvements where needs are identifi ed, rates and noise control, to graffi ti, be that with staff, our contractors or our fl ooding, blocked drains, fallen trees processes.” and faulty street lights Customer advocacy is another • Telephony Suite for answering and important element of the team. The unit’s transferring phone calls staff are often the link between members • Written Communications for email via of the public and council. They will always Contact Us (refer council website www seek to represent that person’s views, and correspondence wishes and needs in the best way they can Free Concert Series — a great way not related to a specifi c transaction. to other people in the within council. to round off a summer weekend The Customer Centre at Kotuku House “We’ll continually look for ways we can in Manukau Square comprises a team improve our customer relationships and At Nathan Homestead Grounds, 70 Hill Road, Manurewa of Customer Service Specialists and will conduct regular surveys to identify every Sunday in February. Bring along your picnic basket Technical Advisors. These staff provide areas that need improvement and monitor and blanket and be entertained. a mixture of general information — on our own performance,” Debbie White says. matters such as licensing, Resource Latin on the Lawn Country on the Lawn Management Act, Building Act and Looking to the future with Banda Latina with The Cavaliers regulatory bylaws — and specialist The Customer Relationships Unit is also Sunday 18 February, 4—6pm Sunday 25 February, 4—6pm advice, particularly in relation to future focused. Its goals include: Banda Latina is a hot Latin The Cavaliers is a five-piece band property. • One point of contact for ALL telephone American group everyone will of experienced musicians with a inquiries enjoy. Performing music ranging passion for good country music. from the romantic bolero, The band’s repertoire of songs, What happens when you contact the • Ability to conduct business online, swinging bossa nova, to the lively from old favourites through to Customer Relationships Unit including use of credit cards, use of new rhythms of salsa, lambada, modern country tunes, will tempt • General inquiries are answered by technology to access council services cumbia and merengue, their you to sing along. accessing council’s information • Detailed insight of community/customer exotic sound is guaranteed to Sit back and enjoy the tuneful records to ensure the answer given is needs such as proactive contact, have you up and dancing. country melodies of The Cavaliers. consistent and current with existing education programmes and so on Come along and spice up your policy or bylaws • Building strategic business partnerships Sunday afternoon with the rich • For issues such as noise control or with other organisations that council and exotic sound of Banda Latina. animal management, staff customers have to deal with (to help immediately record and refer customer requests to council decrease the number of different contacts a person might have to make FREE ENTRY! If wet or unsuitable weather, concerts will be cancelled. contractors for investigation and to get all the help and information Phone 267 0180 after 1pm for updates/cancellations. resolution. The requests are actively they need). monitored to ensure a positive
  4. 4. INTERNATIONAL SUMMER IS A BUSY TIME IN MANUKAU, WITH LOTS OF EVENTS ON OFFER ACROSS THE CITY. TO TOP IT OFF — IN FLAVOUR TO LATE FEBRUARY/EARLY MARCH, THE CITY IS HOSTING A NUMBER OF MAJOR NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS. FEBRUARY EVENTS FIP WORLD CUP ZONE 2007 FINALS 24 FEBRUARY — 4 MARCH Proudly sponsored by Manukau City Council, this event sees international polo action come to Clevedon, with teams from New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, India and Pakistan competing in the FIP World Cup Zone fi nals in a bid to qualify for the World Cup in Mexico later this year. The international event, being held in New Zealand for the fi rst time, will see more than 50 world-class players and 120 polo ponies compete over six days in what is touted as the fastest team sport in the world. Visit for more information. Venue: Clevedon Polo Grounds NZ MASTERS HOCKEY TOURNAMENT 3 — 10 MARCH Catch the excitement at the largest hockey tournament in the New Zealand Hockey Federation’s domestic season. Up to 800 players will take part in the 10-day event. See former New Zealand internationals and current New Zealand Masters players in action representing their provinces. Venue: Lloyd Elsmore Park, Pakuranga Road, Pakuranga THE LAND ROVER PUHINUI HORSE TRIALS 9 — 11 MARCH One of the premier equestrian competitions in the Southern Hemisphere, this event includes dressage, cross-country and showjumping, features top riders from New Zealand and overseas, and more than $30,000 in prize money. Visitors will be entertained by a variety of attractions and entertainment during three days of competition. Venue: Puhinui Reserve, Prices Road, Manukau HOWICK IN THE PARK 10 MARCH Come along to Lloyd Elsmore Park and enjoy this annual family fun day to celebrate the modern, changing cultural diversity of the greater Howick area. There will be a full range of entertainment including stage and roving performers, a Scottish tattoo, ethnic food, local craft stalls and much, much more. Venue: Lloyd Elsmore Park, Pakuranga Road, Pakuranga CELEBRATE PASIFIKA STORYTIMES FOR MARCH For the month of March Manukau Libraries will celebrate Pasifika cultures in the city PASIFIKA! by presenting storytelling, with Pacific themes in English and in various Pasifika languages. Along with storytelling the libraries THE AUCKLAND REGION IS HOME TO THE will run electronic quizzes about various LARGEST POPULATION OF PEOPLE OF Pacifi c countries. PACIFIC ISLAND ETHNICITIES IN THE WORLD. PACIFIC PEOPLE AND CULTURE MAKE AN Wednesdays IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTION TO THE REGION’S Te Matariki Clendon CREATIVITY, VIBRANCY AND DIVERSITY. and Howick Library 9.30am Pacifi c talent across the region will be showcased throughout Manukau City Centre 11 am March during the Celebrate Pasifi ka festival. This year, Manukau City Council will host several events, Thursdays including the inaugural Manuland Sculpture Symposium at Mangere Papatoetoe Bridge, art exhibitions at Fresh Gallery Otara, Nathan Homestead and Pakuranga Library 10.30am and Mangere Arts Centre. Manukau libraries will also offer Pacifi c- themed storytimes for children and Pakuranga’s te tuhi the mark Fridays will host a Pollywood fi lm screening. Mangere East, Mangere Town Centre, Council is also one of the major sponsors of another Celebrate Manurewa, Mangere Bridge Pasifi ka feature event, the ASB Polyfest — the world’s largest Maori and Highland Park 10.30am and Pacifi c Island Secondary Schools cultural festival — being held in late March at the Manukau Sportsbowl. Otara Library 3.30 pm More information on Celebrate Pasifi ka events in Manukau is available on the events calendar back page of this issue. The full Saturdays programme of local events will be published in the next issue of Manukau City Centre 11am Manukau Matters.
  5. 5. CYCLE SAFELY MAJOR IMPROVEMENTS As the new suburb of Flat Bush develops ARE UNDERWAY TO MAKE it will have cycle lanes on all the main roads. IT EASIER AND SAFER FOR The fi rst, from Ormiston Road into Flat Bush CYCLISTS TO GET AROUND town centre, is expected to open in February IN MANUKAU MANUKAU. 2008. Flat Bush will also have a 35km off-road The city currently has 28km of on-road network through its green fi ngers and parks. cycle lanes and cycle paths next to roads. This will be the largest off-road network in By the end of 2007 this will have expanded New Zealand when construction is complete to between 43 and 70km, dependent on in 2014. funding and community board approval. Cycle lanes are also planned on routes Manukau City Council is spending that include Highland Park to Botany Downs; approximately $1 million a year on improving Ormiston-Sandstone-Whitford-Maraetai; cycling facilities. This is subsidised by Land Pakuranga Rd and Bucklands Beach Rd. Transport New Zealand and a $4.1 million At a regional level the Auckland Regional Infrastructure Auckland/Auckland Regional Transport Authority has recently produced a Holdings grant. The aim is to have a cycle 10-year sustainable transport plan. The plan network of more than 100km by 2010. aims to double the number of cyclists by There are already cycle lanes or paths 2016 and make cycling: on Great South Road, George Bolt Drive, • Safe, direct and pleasant Te Irirangi Drive, Stancombe Road, • A natural choice for short journeys Weymouth Road and East Tamaki Road. • More popular, thus increasing the This will be expanded in 2007 to extend numbers of people cycling coverage on Great South Road, Highbrook • Safer, with improved infrastructure Drive and sections of Buckland, McKenzie, quality. Coronation and Ormiston Roads. INFO SECURITY FOR CYCLING COMMUTERS M anu w w w.m o rd : c ycli n Cyclists will soon be able to leave bikes securely locked up at Manurewa and Papatoetoe key w .nz r ta .co rail stations while they catch the train. w w w.a x x .co .nz Cycle lockers are being provided at the Manukau stations as part of a regional project a w w w.m n .o rg .nz to provide 30 new secure lockers at four rail stations. w w w.c a .o rg .nz p a rc Papatoetoe will have eight lockers in the park and ride carpark, adjacent to the w w w.s pedestrian entrance to the train station. Six lockers will be provided at Manurewa station near the bus stops, adjacent to the northern side of the pedestrian overbridge. The lockers mean cyclists can connect with bus and train trips, leaving their bike and gear safe and dry. The lockers require a $2 coin to operate, which is refundable. Consideration will be given to providing cycle lockers at more rail stations and public transport interchanges in the near future. Work will also start soon to look at other forms of cycle parking at key destination points for shoppers, commuters and at other community facilities. CYCLE ROUTES DEFINED IN NEW MAP A MAP OF THE BEST CYCLE ROUTES IN WESTERN MANUKAU IS NOW AVAILABLE. The map has been developed by the Auckland Regional Transport Authority (ARTA) with support from Manukau City Council. The routes have been recommended by cyclists from Cycle Action Auckland and show how to get around on quieter roads, cycle lanes and roads with space for cyclists. The map shows locations of cycle lockers, cycle shops, train stations and other landmarks. It also has tips and advice for cycling safely. Copies will be available at council libraries and recreation centres, or by contacting MAXX on 366 6400 or
  6. 6. PROPOSED RURAL FIRES BYLAW PROJECT WALKTHROUGH A new bylaw is being proposed to prevent • allow people to light an open fi re in a Green and grey has been added to the problems with fi res in rural areas. rural fi re area or rural area during a thin blue line to help make the streets It is among proposals by Manukau City restricted fi re season, provided they of Manukau safer. Council to revoke current bylaws for spa have a rural fi re permit and are Known as Project Walkthrough pools used by the public, bathhouses and operating within its rules the initiative has been operating since massage parlours, open air fi res and the • prohibit the lighting of open fi res December and will fi nish about mid-March. sale of second hand clothes. in a rural fi re area or rural area It is a joint community activity supported The aim is to use the most appropriate during a prohibited fi re season, except by the New Zealand Police, Manukau City methods for dealing with any problems. For in accordance with a special fi re permit Council and local volunteers. example, the powers of the Medical Offi cer • authorise the council to make rules Decked out in green and grey refl ector of Health would be used to deal with public about the lighting of open fi res in the jackets, patrol teams do the rounds health risks relating to the sale of second open fi re season, and the matters that of Mangere Bridge, Otara, Otahuhu, hand clothes. will be considered by the council when Manurewa, Papatoetoe and Manukau city The current Bathhouse and Massage deciding whether to grant a rural fi re centre, two nights a week. Council’s Community Safety Planner Parlours Bylaw contains health and hygiene permit or special fi re permit in a Project Coordinators Antoinette Manoj Ragupathy says the project is an controls for premises suspected of being restricted or prohibited fi re season. Williams and Mereana Peka say the aim important part of council’s crime used for the purpose of prostitution prior to of the project is to reduce alcohol-related prevention initiatives. the legalisation of brothels. Similar controls In the last 10 years the council has received harm, antisocial behaviour and increase “We can’t expect the police to deal are now specifi cally contained in Manukau very few complaints or taken enforcement safety awareness. with and take responsibility for all crime City Council’s Brothels Bylaw. action relating to the other bylaws. Friday and Saturday nights see the prevention issues, so this scheme is owned For more information phone the council two working from 8pm through to 3am and run by the community,” he says. The new Rural Fires Bylaw would: call centre on 262 5104 or visit www. (sometimes 6am) from the Otara Maori “Council is in the background supporting • allow people to light an open fi re in and enter keyword: Wardens’ Offi ce. They say it’s a labour of Project Walkthrough and helping fund it.” a rural fi re area or rural area during bylaws. Written submissions are open from love for them because they care about Mr Ragupathy says council would like the open fi re season, provided they 17 February to 4pm, 2 April 2007. their community. to extend the programme longer than comply with any council rules Initially made up of Maori Wardens, the the three months of the peak period but walkthrough teams now include Pacifi c would require more funding partners. peoples and other community-minded Other funders include, the Police Crime individuals concerned about youth and Prevention Unit and the Alcohol Advisory PUBLIC NOTICES neighbourhood safety. Council (ALAC). Revocation of Local Purpose Reserve Mangere Town Centre — 121R Bader Drive, Mangere EMPLOYMENT For these and other employment Pursuant to Section 24 of the Reserves Act 1977, Manukau City Council notifi es its intention to revoke the reserve status over the land described in the Schedule (below), OPPORTUNITIES opportunities at council visit: and select ‘Jobs at as holding of the land as reserve does not best fi t the actual use of the land as a town centre car park. AT COUNCIL council’ under the ‘most popular’ banner. A plan of the reserve to be revoked may be inspected at the main council administration building, Wiri Station Road, Level 11, attention Brett Plummer, between Administration Assistant — Organisational Performance 9.00am and 5.00pm weekdays. Any person wishing to object to the revocation of the Best Practice reserve may do so, in writing and addressed to, Manukau City Council, Private Bag 76 The Organisational Performance Directorate needs you. You will be a highly valued 917, Attention Brett Plummer, no later than 19 March 2007. part of the Best Practice Team working in the Customer Relationship area. You need to be profi cient in the Microsoft suite of programmes, able to operate a data show, compile Schedule reports and organise agendas, meetings and take minutes. Other duties include ISO Lot 2 DP 77892 contained in NA34A/1109 administration. You will need to show initiative but be prepared to take direction, able Lot 3 DP 77892 contained in NA40D/1160. to prioritise and keep to timeframes while still ensuring quality and accuracy, and have an accurate typing speed of 65wpm. We offer a great team to work with, competitive remuneration, Learning and Development and a career path. Manukau Parks — Free ranger walks and talks 2007 Vacancy Number: MM 3650 Applications close: 22 February 2007, 12 noon Mangemangeroa Reserve 108 Somerville Road, Howick, 9.45am—12.30pm, Friday 2 March. An opportunity to explore the natural forest landscape and estuary of this beautiful and Recreation Programmer Aquatics / Lifeguard diverse valley situated at the edge of urban Manukau. Learn about its cultural heritage, (Permanent, Part-time 32 hours ) increase your understanding of the valley’s ecosystems, and develop an awareness of Manurewa Aquatic Centre the environmental issues that face the area today. We are looking for a part-time recreation programmer aquatics/lifeguard to join Average level of fi tness and mobility is required because you will be walking over our team at Manurewa Aquatic Centre. undulating terrain. Bus provided from end of walk back to start. You will be required to run aquatic-based programmes in addition to regular Clevedon Scenic Reserve life-guarding duties. You will need to: 84R North Road, Clevedon, 9.30am—1.00pm, Friday 16 March. • have excellent customer service skills Take a walk with our Park Ranger through 100 hectares of native bush, wetlands and • enjoy high customer contact waterfall habitat rising 225 metres above the Wairoa River. • have a current First Aid Certifi cate Learn about, and how to identify, the native plants, birds and insects in the reserve • have experience in aquatic programming, and while increasing your knowledge of the environmental issues which face the area today. • have, or have the ability to obtain, the National Lifeguard Award (Pools). Good level of fi tness and mobility required. Vacancy Number: MM 3671 For free bookings for the above ‘walk and talk’ tours, or for more information, contact Applications close: 22 February 2007, 12 noon Park Ranger — Education, Anne Baine 027 270 8297 or 09 262 8900 extension 8224. For more details on these vacancies, or to view the full list of employment opportunities at Manukau City Council, you can visit; email a request for a position description to; or phone 09 262 8907. Please quote the vacancy number with all requests or inquiries and with your application. Manukau City Council is a progressive organisation with a leading role in the Local Government sector and a commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi.
  7. 7. Council and Community Board Meetings for March 2007 Changes to bylaws — have your say Pursuant to Section 46 Part 7 of the Local Government Offi cial Information and Manukau residents are invited to have their say on proposed changes to bylaws for Meetings Act 1987, public notice is hereby given of the meeting times and dates of the open air fi res, the sale of second hand clothes, bathhouses and massage parlours and Manukau City Council and its Standing Committees for the month of March 2007. spa pools. The following Standing Committee meetings will be held in the Manukau Room, A summary brochure, full proposal and submission forms are available at the Manukau Manukau Civic Centre on the date specifi ed, the Community Board Resource Consent City Council Customer Centre, Kotuku House, Manukau Square, any Manukau city library, Hearings will be held in the Puhinui Room, Manukau Civic Centre and the Pacifi c Island council’s website (keyword: bylaws), or by calling the council call Advisory Committee meeting will be held in the Totara Room, Level 3, Manukau centre on 262 5104. Civic Centre. Submissions must be received by 4pm, Monday 2 April 2007. Where to send your submission: Council (to adopt draft Long term Post to: Manukau City Council, Private Bag 76917, Manukau (Attention Mohammed council Community Plan (LTCCP)) 1 March 2007 5.00pm Hassan, Manager City Environment). Papatoetoe Community Board Resource Summary of proposed changes: Consents (CBRC) Hearings Committee 5 March 2007 9.30am Bathhouse and Massage Parlours Bylaws Hearings Committee 6 March 2007 9.30am The proposal is to revoke the current bylaw and rely on the existing powers under the Economic Development Committee 7 March 2007 5.00pm Brothels Bylaw and Health Act 1956 to address health and hygiene problems of premises Community Safety Committee 8 March 2007 9.30am used for the purpose of prostitution. Transport Committee 8 March 2007 5.00pm Fire Prevention Corporate Governance Committee 13 March 2007 5.00pm The proposal is to prevent fi res in the open air from creating a nuisance to people, or Community Development Committee 14 March 2007 5.00pm danger to people and property, by adopting a new Rural Fires Bylaw, relying on existing Environment and Urban Design Committee 15 March 2007 5.00pm powers under the Local Government Act or existing powers of the Auckland Regional Strategic Directions Committee 20 March 2007 5.00pm Council, New Zealand Police and the New Zealand Fire Service to provide fi re safety Te Tiriti o Waitangi Committee 21 March 2007 5.00pm information. The current bylaw is proposed to be revoked. Howick CBRC Hearings Committee 27 March 2007 9.30am Sale of Second Hand Clothing, Bedding, Hire of Clothing Council 29 March 2007 5.00pm The proposal is to revoke the current bylaw and rely on the Medical Offi cer of Health and The Council meetings will be held in the Council Chambers on 1 March and 29 March practices of traders as the most appropriate way to deal with public health risks from 2007 commencing at 5.00pm. second hand clothing and bedding. Community Board meetings will be held as follows: Spa Pools Mangere Community Board 5 March 2007 5.00pm The proposal is to revoke the current bylaw and address public health problems of spa Nga Tapuwae Community Centre pools accessible to the public by providing information to spa pool operators, using 253 Buckland Road, Mangere existing powers under the Health Act 1956 and powers of the Department of Labour and Botany Community Board 5 March 2007 6.30pm Environmental Risk Management Authority. Botany Library, 1 Sunset Terrace Botany Shopping Centre, Botany Downs Howick Community Board 26 March 2007 7.00pm Fencible Lounge, Howick Library Uxbridge Road, Howick Otara Community Board 19 March 2007 5.00pm Otara Music Arts Centre, Otara Town Centre, Otara Clevedon Community Board 12 March 2007 7.30pm Maraetai Hall, Rewa Road Maraetai Community Board 12 March 2007 7.30pm Community Room, Pakuranga Library Complex Aylesbury Street, Pakuranga Manurewa Community Board 19 March 2007 6.30pm Manukau Room, Manukau Civic Centre Papatoetoe Community Board 26 March 2007 7.00pm Papatoetoe Chambers, 31—33 St George Street Papatoetoe The HazMobile is coming to a car park near you! Free household hazardous waste collection The HazMobile is a free mobile household hazardous waste collection service. Now’s your chance to dispose of unwanted: FO • Polishes RT • Kitchen and oven cleaners UN ES • Pesticides AY HW RO • Oils and petrol HIG AD GA • Pool chemicals AN UR SIR PAK • Gas cylinders LL OY • Glues D DR • Old batteries and more. IVE BE The following will NOT be accepted: asbestos, LL LLOYD ELSMORE SR medical waste, ammunition and explosives. POOL OA D When: 10am—2pm Saturday 24 February 2007 Where: Lloyd Elsmore Park public car park, near the netball courts on Sir Lloyd Drive. Additional information/copies of this notice may be viewed at: Libraries, Kotuku House, Customer Call Centre, Contact: Manukau City Council Call Centre 09 262 5104 or Auckland Regional Council Enviroline 09 366 2000.
  8. 8. MANUKAU CALENDAR To 25 February Hakari — Celebration! 3 — 10 March NZ Masters Hockey This is just a sample of the many events happening in Manukau. Venue: Nathan Homestead, 70 Hill Road, Tournament For a full list please visit and click on “Calendar of Events” in the Manurewa and Mangere Arts Centre, Venue: Lloyd Elsmore Park “Most Popular” box at the top right of the page. Scroll down and click on “Find out what’s Mangere Town Centre Hours: 8am—10pm on in Manukau”. Hours: Various, Monday – Sunday Contact: Kerry Hayward Contact: Noelle Jakeman Phone: 09 576 0683 Multi-day events One-day events Phone: 09 262 8900 Email: Email: Website: To 20 February Every Sunday Website: This is the largest hockey tournament Seung Yul Oh “Bearing” The Clevedon Village Farmers Held over two of our Arts Centres, this held in NZ and competition will be fi erce Venue: te tuhi — the mark, 13 Reeves Road, Market will be an exhibition of images celebrating with many former NZ and NZ Masters Pakuranga Venue: Sale Yards, Monument Road 10 years of Toi o Manukau Trust and the representatives taking part. Hours: 9.30am—8.30pm, Mon—Thurs, Clevedon Waitangi Day Family Celebrations event. 8.30am—4.40pm, Fri—Sun Hours: 8.30 am—12 noon 7 March Contact: Emma Bugden Contact: Helen Dorresteyn 25 February Tutus on Tour — Royal New Phone: 09 577 0138 Phone: 021 523 616 Music in the Park Zealand Ballet Seung Yul Oh’s project is part of ‘INTERACT! Email: helen@ Venue: Uxbridge — Howick’s Creative Centre Venue: TelstraClear Pacifi c Events Centre a series of artists projects which intersect Hours: From 4.30pm 770 Great South Road, Manukau with te tuhi’s community user groups’. An authentic Farmers Market with organic Price: $15 Hours: 7.30—7.40pm and spray-free produce, gourmet provisions Contact: Bo Greenwood Contact: or phone 20 February for 8 weeks sourdough bread, venison, beef, smoked and Phone: 09 535 6467 0800 224 224 Get Up and Dance! wet fi sh, wine, fresh baking, espresso and Email: A wonderful collection of fi ve classical and Venue: Manukau Square pony rides for children. Featuring a talented mix of local and contemporary dance works. Hours: 6pm—7pm Auckland music. Bring your picnic dinner, Contact: Chantelle Whaiapu 21 February rug and friends to enjoy a smorgasbord 9 — 11 March Phone: 09 2750482 Auckland Secondary Schools of music, crossing the genres from jazz to Land Rover Puhinui Horse Trial Email: Team Tag Triathlon classical to contemporary. Venue: Prices Road, Puhinui Reserve Website: Venue: Maraetai Manukau City Get active with our free salsa dance classes Hours: 8.30am—2pm 25 February Hours: 8.30am—5.30pm daily this Summer! If you love to dance, or just Contact: JulieAnn Heynen Country on the Lawn Contact: Glenn Wallace want to have a go, then join us every week Phone: 09 845 8496 with The Cavaliers Phone: 09 573 3290 in Manukau Square. There’s great music, Website: Venue: Nathan Homestead Website: and an awesome tutor, Coco Sequeiros, from Secondary Schools Team Tag Triathlon. 70 Hill Road, Manurewa The Land Rover Puhinui Horse Trial is Banda Latina. So put on some comfortable Hours: 4—6pm an equestrian event featuring dressage, clothing and come along for some fun 24 February — 4 March Contact: Chantelle Whaiapu cross-country and show jumping. and fresh air. Open to beginners through FIP World Cup Polo Zone D Phone: 09 267 0180 to advanced. Get Up and Dance! is jointly Finals Email: 10 March presented by Arts and Parks, Manukau Venue: Clevedon Polo Grounds Website: Howick in the Park City Council. Email: enquiries@fi The Cavaliers’ repertoire of country songs Venue: Lloyd Elsmore Park Website: will be sure to entertain young and old alike. Hours: 10am—5pm The staging of the FIP (Federation of If wet, concert will be cancelled. Contact: Leigh Dixon International Polo) World Cup Zone Finals at Phone: 09 272 9990 Clevedon will be the fi rst time NZ Polo has 28 February Email: held a World Cup Polo Tournament. Some of Go By Bike Day Breakfast Website: the best players from around the world will Venue: Manukau Square A day of entertainment and enjoyment, be coming to Clevedon to compete in this Hours: 7—9 am including stage and “walk-around” prestigious event. Contact: Laura Southward performers, arena presentations, ethnic Phone: 09 262 5273 food and local crafts stalls. 24 February — 17 March Email: Bloodlines & (Re)Connections Website: 12 — 25 March To 22 February Venue: Fresh Gallery Otara Cycle to work and be in for top prizes, Manuland Pink Taro Hours: Tuesday—Friday, 10am—5pm entertainment and a yummy breakfast! Sculpture Venue: Fresh Gallery Otara, Saturdays, 8am—2pm Symposium Otara Town Centre Contact: Ema Tavola 3 March Venue: Mangere Bridge Hours: Tuesday—Friday, 10am—5pm; Phone: 09 274 6400 Ngapuhi Festival 2007 Manukau Saturdays, 8am—2pm Email: Venue: TelstraClear Pacifi c Events Centre Hours: 10am—4pm Contact: Ema Tavola Website: 770 Great South Road, Manukau Contact: Phone: 09 274 6400 Part of Celebrate Pasifi ka, this solo Price: FREE Filipe Tohi Email: exhibition by Glenda Vilisoni explores the Hours: From 8.30am Phone: 021 077 0383 Website: artist’s connection with her birthplace in Website: Email: manulandoffi Pink Taro evokes a sense of place and Niue and themes and issues relating to This will be an awesome day for all the Website: experience where produce and foodstuffs contemporary Niuean culture. whanau to come together and enjoy Part of Celebrate Pasifi ka, Manuland is are very much part of the local community. celebrating our unique Ngapuhi heritage. a new sculpture project that will bring Mere Clifford’s seemingly nonchalant There will be entertainment galore including together the fi nest New Zealand sculptors painting style carefully questions South live music and kapa haka and of course lots with indigenous artists from around the Auckland’s place in Aotearoa New Zealand. of fun rides for the tamariki. Pacifi c and North America. 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 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.