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18 FEBRUARY 2007 ISSUE 15
YC FU HAVE YOU EVER WANTED TO
C R RECORD A SONG OR ALBUM
FOR YOUR CHOIR, FAMILY
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
Centre (OMAC) — the council funded
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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
“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 email@example.com
the environment. evening of bike riding that’s suitable for
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NEXT ISSUE Sunday 4 March 2007
BEING “ENVIROSMART” IS GOOD BUSINESS
CUSTOMERS COME FIRST FOR Manukau businesses may now be eligible for support to improve their environmental
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. www.envirosmart.co.nz 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,
manukau.govt.nz) 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
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
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 www.ﬁ ppolonz.com
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
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 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
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
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
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
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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
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 www.maxx.co.nz.
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 manukau.govt.nz 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:
www.manukau.govt.nz 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 www.seek.co.nz/manukau; email a
request for a position description to email@example.com; 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.
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 www.manukau.govt.nz (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
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:
• Kitchen and oven cleaners
• Pesticides AY
• Oils and petrol HIG
• Pool chemicals AN
• Gas cylinders
• Old batteries and more.
The following will NOT be accepted: asbestos,
medical waste, ammunition and explosives. POOL
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, www.hazmobile.govt.nz
Contact: Manukau City Council Call Centre 09 262 5104 or Auckland Regional Council
Enviroline 09 366 2000.
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 www.manukau.govt.nz 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Email: email@example.com Website: www.akhockey.org.nz
To 20 February Every Sunday Website: www.manukau.govt.nz 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 clevedonvillagefarmersmarket.co.nz 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: www.ticketdirect.co.nz 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com Team Tag Triathlon classical to contemporary. Venue: Prices Road, Puhinui Reserve
Website: www.manukau.govt.nz 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: www.asbcollegesport.co.nz Venue: Nathan Homestead Website: www.3dayevent.co.nz
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 10 March
presented by Arts and Parks, Manukau Venue: Clevedon Polo Grounds Website: www.manukau.govt.nz Howick in the Park
City Council. Email: enquiries@ﬁ ppolonz.co.nz The Cavaliers’ repertoire of country songs Venue: Lloyd Elsmore Park
Website: www.ﬁ ppolonz.com 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: email@example.com
held a World Cup Polo Tournament. Some of Go By Bike Day Breakfast Website: www.howicklions.org.nz
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bloodlines & (Re)Connections Website: www.manukau.govt.nz/events 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: email@example.com Venue: TelstraClear Paciﬁ c Events Centre Hours: 10am—4pm
Contact: Ema Tavola Website: www.manukau.govt.nz 770 Great South Road, Manukau Contact:
Phone: 09 274 6400 Part of Celebrate Pasiﬁ ka, this solo Price: FREE Filipe Tohi
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org exhibition by Glenda Vilisoni explores the Hours: From 8.30am Phone: 021 077 0383
Website: www.manukau.govt.nz artist’s connection with her birthplace in Website: www.ngapuhifestival2007.maori.nz Email: manulandofﬁ email@example.com
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: www.manulandnz.com
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
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.