RATS! WE’VE GOT MICE!! PAGE 5 MATTERS
25 MARCH 2007 ISSUE 17
GUARDIANS OF THEIR FUTURE GET WALKING IN MANUKAU
KIWI ESPLANADE TO
MANUKAU’S COASTAL COMMUNITIES AND SCHOOL OTUATAUA STONEFIELDS
CHILDREN ARE JUMPING AT THE OPPORTUNITY TO PAGE 4
BE ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN KAITIAKI (GUARDIANSHIP),
MONITORING SHELLFISH AT THEIR LOCAL BEACHES.
Manukau City Council, the local community high educational values and to learn
and the Auckland Regional Council have more about the coastal environment,
joined forces to survey popular shellﬁ shing guardianship of shellﬁ sh resources for
beaches on Manukau’s eastern coast. the future and practical application of
Surveying events at Umupuia/Duders scientiﬁ c method. Pupils may in time learn
Beach and Kawakawa Bay involve 150 pupils to enter data into a computer program, DEALING WITH TRAFFIC
from Maraetai Beach and Clevedon schools, analyse information, prepare summaries
AND IMPROVING PUBLIC
volunteers from Weka Watch, Pohutukawa and report back. Pupils have responded
Coast Community Association, Te Puru Sea enthusiastically, keenly interested in seeing
Scouts, Kawakawa Bay Youth Group, private how their work over successive surveys
individuals, and support from Umupuia may assist future decisions about shellﬁ sh Proposals for major transport
Marae. The Department of Conservation and management. improvements in the eastern suburbs will
JOBS AT COUNCIL
the Chinese Conservation Education Trust The surveys will, along with information be discussed by Manukau City Council on PAGE 6
survey Cockle Bay, Howick. from groups around the region, provide 3 April.
Manukau City Council Environmental input into a three-yearly report on the state The council’s Transport Committee
Scientist James Corbett and Carol of shellﬁ sh populations in the Hauraki Gulf, will be considering recommendations for
McKenzie-Rex, Clevedon Community highlighting trends in environmental quality the Auckland Manukau Eastern Transport
Adviser, say the schools jumped at the and reasons for these changes. Initiative (AMETI), a joint project with
chance to participate in a project with James Corbett says Auckland’s large Auckland City Council and the Auckland
population with a taste for shellﬁ sh places Regional Transport Authority.
huge demands on kaimoana (food of the Its aim is to improve arterial roads
sea) along Manukau’s coast. Anecdotal severely congested with trafﬁ c and
reports from locals say our shellﬁ sh beds improve public transport so it can be a
are seriously depleted compared to one viable alternative to the car. Decisions
or two generations ago. Scientiﬁ c studies being made this year will provide
complement this information, provide a certainty about what package of
measure of changes over time and help transport improvements will be made in
pinpoint reasons for decline. All information the long-term, so the land needed can be
will be useful for a Ministry of Fisheries protected for the future.
review on shellﬁ sh management controls AMETI builds on work done for the
later this year. eastern transport corridor project, with a
Other signiﬁ cant pressures on speciﬁ c focus on the area between Glen
shellﬁ sh beds include ﬁ ne mud (carried in Innes and Botany.
stormwater run-off from coastal land) Although Auckland City Council has
smothering the shellﬁ sh, and the effects already made decisions on its preferred
of pollution. Both Councils have already projects, Manukau City Council won’t do
implemented controls to mitigate some of this until the 3 April meeting.
these effects and the community also has There will then be a number of
a large part to play. opportunities for people in the eastern
Members of the community are welcome suburbs to ﬁ nd out more and have their
SEE NIGEL BORRELL
to join the monitoring programme. For more say on the proposals.
information contact Carol McKenzie-Rex, Public information days will be held
on ph 262 5437, or ph 0272 299 791, in late April.
NEWS, VIEWS, INTERVIEWS, ENTERTAINMENT, PUBLIC NOTICES,
EVENTS, JOBS... ALL INSIDE YOUR MANUKAU MATTERS
All issues of Manukau Matters are available online at www.manukau.govt.nz
TE KAEAEA NEW GROWTH, NEW BEGINNINGS
MANUKAU MATTERS IN THE MAORI CALENDAR, MATARIKI IS ASSOCIATED WITH NEW GROWTH AND NEW
Manukau Matters/Te Ka eaea is BEGINNINGS — IT HAS PROVED AN APT NAME FOR TE MATARIKI CLENDON COMMUNITY
published twice a month by the CENTRE AND LIBRARY.
Manukau City Council and delivered to
more than 100,000 households, rural One year on from when this unique opposite; parents coming to the library have and after-hours youth programmes.
delivery addresses, and other locations experiment in the provision of community seen what’s on offer for their children next Some of the most at-risk young people
within the city boundaries. services was opened, the combined library door and are encouraging their family into in the area have been among the ﬁ rst
Manukau Matters/Te Ka eaea helps and community centre has not only won the activities and programmes on offer.” to beneﬁ t.
the council inform residents and several design awards, it has achieved Indeed, the popularity of the centre has “We’ve had kids come in here with
ratepayers about council decisions, the most important acclaim of all — wide attracted some issues that the centre staff, real problems, who we’re now looking at
activities, projects and events. It community use and support. youth workers and community are taking as suitable role models for a new youth
is a cost-effective way of providing The centre has recorded more than half steps to deal with. The surrounds of the mentoring programme,” says Youth
important statutory information such a million visits in its ﬁ rst year, issued more
centre have occasionally been associated Coordinator Joe Collins. “Young people with
as public notices concerning planning than 100,000 books through its library, with anti-social behaviour, largely by local leadership potential are being empowered
and resource consent issues. and its youth services, which began in youth gangs and their associates, attracted to work with the other kids here to help keep
Manukau Matters/Te Ka eaea also November, received nearly 1000 visits in by the centre’s amenities. But while of the peace and induce respect for each other
contains articles of interest to Manukau the ﬁ rst two months of operation. concern, this behaviour is not being allowed and the rules we work by.”
residents, promoting the city’s “This place is a magnet for young to undo the remarkable success of the Joe says it’s been a consultative process
resources, attractions, facilities and people,” says Rosetta Reti-Simanu, combined facility, she says. where the young people themselves have
community events. Implementation Manager, Te Matariki “The unwanted anti-social youth been involved in setting up the standards by
Clendon Community Centre and Library, behaviour carried out by a minority of which they are expected to behave. Rules
CONTACT US AT “and the community support has young people is a community issue”, Rosetta such as no gang colours, no “beef” —
EMAIL manukaumatters@ been amazing. says, “and the community is taking steps to meaning no stirring, ﬁ ghting or name calling
manukau.govt.nz deal with it. A pastors’ — and respect for others and for property
EDITORIAL 262 5223 “There is an amazing amount of raw talent network group has are applied.
EVENT LISTINGS www.manukau.govt. out here. We’ve been using the arts, been established to “There is an amazing amount of raw
nz and select ‘calendar of events’ under particularly music and dance, to channel kids carry out after-hours talent out here,” Joe says. “We’ve been
the ‘most popular’ banner. into productive activity.” patrols around the using the arts, particularly music and dance,
DISTRIBUTION 262 5104 centre and nearby to channel kids into productive activity.
POST Manukau City Council, “It’s the combination that seems to Clendon shopping centre, offering pastoral It just takes a facility and programmes
Pvt Bag 76917, Manukau City work. We’ve had young people coming to care and support, but also encouraging kids like we offer, backed by support from our
(attention Manukau Matters) the recreation centre who see reading as to disperse and go home.” volunteers, and you can really tap into these
DESIGNED BY ‘not cool’, being exposed to the library The up-side of the attraction of the young people’s potential. Already we’ve
Scenario Communications Limited and its opportunities and starting to read centre has been the outreach to young seen young people get back into schools,
EDITOR Jenna Moore and spend time in here learning. And the people through the centre’s after-school alternative education and employment.”
CHIEF WRITER Vienna Richards
WOULD YOU LIKE A DIGITAL CALLING COMMUNITY GROUPS REQUIRING FUNDS
VERSION OF MANUKAU MATTERS? Every year Manukau City Council provides Pakuranga Senior Net is one
In addition to your printed copy, we can funding to local groups to enhance the organisation which has beneﬁ ted from
send you a PDF version. Email us at city’s development. grants made by the Howick and Pakuranga
firstname.lastname@example.org One of the ways it does that is through community boards. “We run hundreds of
community board grants, applications for computer courses for people aged over 55
which are being sought right now. and the money made it possible for us to
WANT TO CONTACT “April is an opportunity for purchase nine more ﬂ at screen monitors,”
COUNCIL, OR YOUR organisations looking for grants to says Chairman Harry Lewin.
ELECTED COUNCILLOR? complete application forms for Community If you’d like more information, contact
The council’s main administration Board Discretionary Funding,” says Jenny council’s Call Centre on 262 5104 and
phone number is 263 7100 (business Young, Community Funding Coordinator. ask for the contact details of your local
hours). Use the Call Centre on 262 A STUDENT AT TE MATARIKI CLENDON “The money comes from rates and has Community Adviser or Democratic
5104 (24 hours) for assistance with: COMMUNITY CENTRE AND LIBRARY been set aside for speciﬁ c purposes that Services Coordinator.
grafﬁ ti, roading, signs, refuse disposal, directly beneﬁ t residents and ratepayers.”
trafﬁ c, street lighting, environmental LOOK OUT FOR YOUR NEW The criteria includes: groups must
by-laws, noise complaints, dog control, MOBILE LIBRARY BUS be not-for-proﬁ t; show their work is of
statistical information, LIM reports, beneﬁ t to Manukau residents and meets a
land rates and kerbside recycling. Manukau’s new mobile library bus community need whether social, economic
The council’s website has contact Te Hiku will be ofﬁ cially launched at or environmental; show signiﬁ cant
details for all elected Councillors and 12 noon on Tuesday 10 April at Manukau voluntary and ﬁ nancial commitment; and
Community Board members, at: Square and all residents are invited to relate to one or more of the council’s
www.manukau.govt.nz and click on join in the celebrations. strategic priorities and values.
‘Your Council’, then select ‘Mayor and Can’t make it to the launch? Then Examples of projects that might attract
Councillors’ for their contact details or look out for your new colourful bus as it grants include: improving safety in public
‘Community Boards’ to see the lists of calls at one of 29 stops across the city, places; enhancing the image of the district;
community board members. commencing 11 April. encouraging recreation and leisure
The mobile bus book collection activities; new educational initiatives; and
NEXT ISSUE Sunday 8 April 2007 contains 9000 books, talking books events that build a sense of community.
ISSN 1177-522X and magazines. It is a ‘low rider’ bus Priority will be given to applicants involved
— a vehicle which is easier for people to in partnership connections that avoid
access — and is ﬁ tted out with the latest duplication of services and provide more PAKURANGA SENIOR NET
computer technology. efﬁ cient use of resources. COMPUTER CLASS
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RATE QUALITY OF LIFE
ACCORDING TO A MAJOR QUALITY OF LIFE SURVEY JUST
RELEASED, 89% OF MANUKAU’S RESIDENTS PERCEIVE
THEIR OVERALL QUALITY OF LIFE AS GOOD OR VERY GOOD.
The survey is the third in a two-yearly series Local Bill now before Parliament, and our
since 2001 and covers 12 of New Zealand’s Annual Plan 2007/08 proposes increased
largest cities. funding for eradication and enforcement.”
The positive perception of quality of life Manukau residents also have issues
extends to overall health and well-being, around crime and safety. They report
with 86% of Manukau’s residents rating feeling less safe in their homes,
their overall health as good or very good. neighbourhoods and city centre than the
“The survey is in line with what we rest of New Zealand.
already know. There are some areas we can “Our communities want to see more
be particularly proud of and others where visible police day and night”, Cr Brown
we know we can do better,” Manukau City says. “By the whole community pulling
Council’s Strategic Directions Committee together in partnership, through, for
chair Colleen Brown says. instance, Tomorrow’s Manukau, we can
Manukau residents are more likely to work towards a safer city with reduced
agree (78%) that their city has a culturally crime rates.“ PREPARING FOOD FOR SALE AT HOME?
rich and diverse arts scene (New Zealand
64%). Thirty-one per cent of Manukau
The safety, convenience and cost of
public transport are further concerns
GET THE LEGAL REQUIREMENTS RIGHT
residents were likely to have mentioned expressed by Manukau residents. Protecting public health and ensuring legal “Preparing food at unapproved/
good facilities and services, compared with “Again, we are working with the requirements are met is behind a Manukau unregistered premises can put it at serious
17% throughout New Zealand. Auckland Regional Council and ARTA to City Council Environmental Health campaign risk of contamination, which can cause
“There are areas that continue to be a address these issues. A good example is to ensure city residents are aware of their customers to become very ill,” Ms Edwards
concern to us, such as crime, safety and the Manurewa Transport Interchange, obligations if running a food business from says. “It is very important that food for
grafﬁ ti,” Cr Brown says. “We have taken linking bus and train services to improve their home. sale is made in a controlled and regulated
positive steps regarding grafﬁ ti, with the services and convenience for passengers.” “People think making and selling environment to protect public health. People
food from home might be a good way of making and selling food from unregistered
generating extra income or creating a premises are liable to prosecution.”
MANUKAU CITY COUNCIL FINALISES FUNDING small business,” says Trish Edwards, one She emphasises, however, that the legal
AGREEMENT WITH HOUSING NEW ZEALAND of council’s Environmental Health Ofﬁ cers requirements for a home food business
“but it’s important not to start preparing do not apply when people make food for
Manukau City Council has entered into a pleasant home environment for residents”. food until all health and other relevant special charitable or community occasions
partnership with Housing New Zealand Housing Minister Chris Carter says regulations have been met. on a one-off basis. Baking cakes for sale at
Corporation to upgrade its 515 Housing for the loan demonstrates the government’s “A lot of people don’t realise that the local school fair, for example, is exempt
the Elderly units. determination to improve the availability you cannot use an existing domestic from the legislation.
Manukau Mayor Sir Barry Curtis and of good quality affordable housing in kitchen to operate a food business from “The food hygiene rules are for people
Chief Executive Ofﬁ cer Leigh Auton New Zealand. home. A separate kitchen and storage making food from home and selling the food
have signed the documents securing a “We believe that everyone deserves area, ﬁ tted out in accordance with the at home or at a ﬂ ea market as a business for
$1.5 million suspensory loan from the access to decent housing, and we are not Food Hygiene Regulations must be their own ﬁ nancial beneﬁ t, and they must be
Government’s Housing Innovation (Local afraid to step up and help local constructed, and the premises must complied with — even if that business only
Government) Fund. communities achieve this goal.” be ofﬁ cially registered.” operates on an occasional basis.”
Sir Barry says, “I wish to acknowledge The loan is interest free and will be The business also needs to comply To get started on organising a home
the generosity of the Government for this waived at the end of 20 years provided with the rules for Home Enterprises under enterprise food business, contact
ﬁ nancial contribution which will help us to council still owns the Housing for the council’s District Plan and a building council’s Citizen and Customers Centre
upgrade our housing for elderly citizens. Elderly sites used as security for the loan. consent will be required for the kitchen for an information pack, or council’s
“I have seen some of the newly upgraded facilities. Once all relevant approvals are Environmental Health Unit and ask to
units at Leabank Court. They’re a big SIR BARRY CURTIS AND HOUSING MINISTER obtained, the premises can be registered speak to an Environmental Health Ofﬁ cer,
improvement and CHRIS CARTER CHAT WITH LEABANK COURT and begin operating in the same way as or visit www.manukau.govt.nz —
provide a very RESIDENT ALAN LATTA ABOUT THE RECENT other commercial food premises. Keyword: food premises.
UPGRADE OF HIS UNIT IN
FIRE RISK STILL HIGH IN MANUKAU’S RURAL AREAS
Recent rainfall has not been enough to “There have been no rural ﬁ re permits
offset the high ﬁ re danger in rural issued in recent weeks because of the
Manukau says council’s Principal Rural elevated ﬁ re danger, and the rains we had
Fire Ofﬁ cer Bryan Cartelle. recently have not been enough to ease
Some parts of the Auckland region that policy.
are experiencing near-record dry spells “This means that if people see a
and there have been several rural ﬁ res suspicious ﬁ re in a rural area they should
in Manukau in recent weeks, Mr Cartelle assume it is not a permitted ﬁ re and
says. He reminds residents that Manukau call 11 1.”
operates within a Restricted Fire Season Mr Cartelle says anyone wanting to
and ﬁ re permits must be obtained for inquire about a ﬁ re permit should call
open ﬁ res. council’s Call Centre on 262 5104 or him
direct on 0274 977841.
Manukau Matters Issue 17 PAGE 3
A combination of several connecting walkways, the route passes
KIWI ESPLANADE TO through lands administered by Manukau City Council, Auckland
Regional Council and Watercare Services Ltd. Its separate sections
OTUATAUA STONEFIELDS can be done as short walks or the whole done as a day walk
(there and back), or a half day if you can arrange transport at the
HISTORY, MAJOR CONSERVATION INITIATIVES, AND SPECTACULAR Beginning at the inner reaches of the Manukau Harbour beside
WILDLIFE COME TOGETHER IN THIS ROUTE WHICH WANDERS ALONGSIDE Mangere Bridge, the ﬁ rst part of the route is the well-formed
THE MANUKAU HARBOUR COASTLINE BETWEEN MANGERE BRIDGE Manukau City Council Kiwi Esplanade Walkway, which explores
AND THE OTUATAUA STONEFIELDS. the waterfront of Mangere Bridge township, terminating at its
western end on the borders of Auckland Regional Council’s Ambury
Ambury is a working farm open to visitors for picnics, education
programmes and exploration of its paddocks, farm animals,
abundant birdlife, and historic remnants of Maori occupation.
On the border of the farm park, a few metres southwest of
the visitor centre, a path links with an unsealed vehicle track,
with off-shoot paths, that wanders south along the Mangere
Ihumatao foreshore. This is an area rich in history and natural
beauty, stretching seven kilometres from Ambury to the Otuataua
Stoneﬁ elds, administered by Watercare Services Ltd.
The main feature of the Watercare section is New Zealand’s
biggest coastal marine restoration project, which was done as part
of the upgrade of the Manukau Wastewater Treatment Plant that the
“Tens of thousands of migratory birds visit to
feed in the tidal reaches of the harbour and rest
on the banks, joining the many permanently
resident bird species that can be viewed there.”
walkway also passes. During the upgrade, 500 hectares of oxidation
ponds were removed, reuniting the original foreshore with the sea.
This included the Mangere Lagoon, a volcanic caldera that had been
used as a sludge pond, which is now restored to a tidal inlet and is a
haven for birds. In excess of 300,000 coastal plants were hand-
planted to begin the process of natural regeneration of coastal
forest and salt marshes. The restoration also included building shell
banks to encourage roosting and nesting birds. Tens of thousands of
migratory birds visit to feed in the tidal reaches of the harbour and
rest on the banks, joining the many permanent resident bird species
that can be viewed there. Bird hides are located along the route.
Best viewing times are at high, or on the incoming tide.
At the southern end, the Watercare track joins Manukau City
Council’s Otuataua Stoneﬁ elds Historic Reserve, where a network of
tracks explore features of early Maori and European settlement. It is
one of the last places remaining where visitors can see large-scale
evidence of how people once lived and worked in the volcanic areas
of Auckland. The durable stone walls and other features date back
to the beginnings of Maori settlement.
Access: While parts of Kiwi Esplanade and Ambury Regional Park
are accessible by wheelchair, the bulk of the paths on this route
are rough and suitable only for walkers with stout footwear.
The unsealed road through the Watercare section is popular with
mountain bikers. For the most part the route is ﬂat and easy
walking. The Stoneﬁ elds area is rougher underfoot and there are
some small hills. Dogs are not allowed in Ambury Park, or on
the Watercare Coastal Walkway or the Otuataua Stoneﬁ elds.
Recommended: Plan a walk for the high tide and take binoculars
for bird watching. Approach hides quietly and stay off the
protected bird banks.
Useful websites: Ambury Regional Park:
Watercare Coastal Walkway:
Otuataua Stoneﬁ elds: A brochure on the Stoneﬁ elds is not yet
available on council’s website. To obtain a printed copy phone
our 24-hour Call Centre on 09 262 5104
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HELPING FAMILIES MAKE THE BEST DECISION
Cheryl Brown loves her job, but it is major elements of her job.
sometimes stressful, and that’s when she’s “Naturally, people arrive here in various
able to “nip up to see Dad and have a natter”, states of grief and many people just don’t
which always helps calm things down and know what to do. We can help sort things
put life in its proper perspective. out, give people time to look at all the
Cheryl is a Customer Service Ofﬁ cer at options — burial or cremation, what sort of
Manukau Memorial Gardens and her Dad’s plot, does it need to be in an area where
ashes are interred in a plot overlooking the there are less restrictions on decorations
spacious and beautiful surroundings of the or headstone size — all these things. It’s
gardens that are her workplace. important that for the surviving family they
“Dad chose these gardens to be his ﬁ nal are empowered to make a decision that they
resting place before I started work here,” are always going to be happy with.
she says. “It was a natural decision, it “There are so many different cultures
seemed the right place. I’ve been here about coming here, we ﬁ nd ways of dealing with
two and a half years and at the end of every them all. Sometimes I have to draw a lot of
day I like to drive out so I can go past him to pictures, or call upon a funeral director from
say goodnight.” the same culture to interpret. But that’s the
Cheryl says deciding to be interred at rewarding part of the job — when you see
Manukau Memorial Gardens was the best people happy and at peace with the decision
decision for her Dad and for the surviving they have made for their loved one.”
family, as the gardens are such a place Manukau Memorial Gardens are owned
of peace and the staff have an amazing and operated by Manukau City Council.
personal commitment to the care, in
perpetuity, of those laid to rest there. For more information phone Manukau
And it’s helping people make the best Memorial Gardens on 279 8232,
possible decision for their loved one and or visit the website at
for themselves — one that they will always www.manukaumemorialgardens.co.nz
be happy with — that she says is one of the
COUNCIL OFFICERS VISITING YOUR PROPERTY? ASK TO SEE ID
Manukau residents are encouraged to ask
for proof of identity when they receive visits
asks for access to a property they have to
produce a warrant or form of identiﬁ cation,
GET INVOLVED IN YOUR
from council workers or contractors.
Counties Manukau police have reported
if asked. This includes council contractors
and council-controlled organisations like
receiving complaints that people claiming Manukau Water. IF YOU’D LIKE TO TAKE A MORE ACTIVE ROLE IN YOUR
to work for the council are going into If someone can’t produce a warrant or NEIGHBOURHOOD, OR WANT YOUR VOICE TO BE HEARD,
some homes and stealing wallets or other identiﬁ cation, then it’s likely they ONE OF THE BEST WAYS IS TO GET YOURSELF INVOLVED
other valuables. aren’t genuinely working for the council. WITH YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY BOARD.
When someone working for the council
Community boards are often referred to as of ﬁ ve elected members and one to three
the “grassroots of democracy” in that they councillors. Meetings are advertised in the
RATS! WE’VE GOT MICE!! represent an opportunity for people to be
heard at a very local level.
second issue of Manukau Matters in each
month (see page 7), and members of the
MANUKAU RESIDENTS ARE REMINDED THAT RAT AND MICE There are eight community boards public are welcome to attend and/or ask to
INFESTATIONS ARE A PUBLIC HEALTH RISK AND IT IS THE in Manukau city: Manurewa, Pakuranga, speak during the public forum.
PROPERTY OWNER’S RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THESE Howick, Botany, Otara, Papatoetoe, Speaking at public forums can be
PESTS ARE CONTROLLED. Mangere and Clevedon. Each of these has arranged through the Democratic Services
a public forum which enables residents to staff listed below or by contacting your
The reminder follows an increase in Cracks, holes and gaps in houses should be raise a wide variety of community issues. community board chair, whose details
complaints to council about rats and mice in sealed or repaired to prevent mice and rats “During local body elections, voters can be found on Manukau City Council’s
the Papatoetoe ward. from gaining access to buildings. have the opportunity to elect the website www.manukau.govt.nz (click
The biggest problem caused by these Small infestations can be dealt with using community board members for their area,” on ‘your council’ and then ‘community
rodents is the risk to public health because traps and/or poisons. A serious infestation says Warwick McNaughton, Manukau boards’).
they can spread diseases such as plague, might require the use of a professional pest City Council’s Manager Democratic Contact Democratic Services staff on
typhus and leptospiroisis to humans. control company. Processes. “A member’s primary role is to 263 7100 and ask for:
In addition, they can cause a lot of property To make a complaint about a rodent be an advocate for residents, raising local Botany: Charles Rhodes
damage through gnawing building ﬁ ttings problem contact concerns with Council and, when it comes Clevedon: Bryan Cartelle
and furniture, and have been known to Manukau City Council’s to budget time, inputting on the things Howick and Otara: Shirley Samuels
cause building ﬁ res by gnawing on Call Centre on their district feels is important.” Papatoetoe and Pakuranga: John Skelton
electrical wiring. 262 5104. The council People can choose to stand for election Manurewa and Mangere: Liz Fairlie
The best way to prevent infestations are: also has a brochure to their community board in the local
to store food and rubbish in containers that titled “Controlling authority elections in October this year,
don’t allow these animals to gain access; Rats and Mice” but the way most people get involved is
only put rubbish out an hour or two before which can be picked when a neighbourhood issue affects them.
it is due to be collected; not allow sections up at council’s People can take issues up with their board,
to become overgrown as these are great customer centres which represent the matter to Council,
places for rats and mice to hide. One of the or ordered make recommendations, and work closely
important things to avoid is throwing seed through the Call with staff to address locals’ concerns.
and other food outside for birds as this is Centre. A community board usually consists
an open invitation for a mice infestation.
Manukau Matters Issue 17 PAGE 5
PUBLIC NOTICES Manukau Parks
Rangers’ walk and talk
Manukau Parks Update The Resource Management Act 1991 programmes 2007
March 2007 Manukau Operative District Plan 2002 Experience the mystery of
Public notice of the availability of a Summary of the
Submissions received to Proposed Plan Change No. 19 — Vision: provide the public with an
Colin Dale Park rezoning educational and informative journey/
experience of the natural and cultural
Murvale Reserve Redevelopment A summary of the submissions received to the above Proposed heritage of Mangere Mountain. Take
Walkways Upgrade Plan Change is now available for inspection. A copy of the a walk with a park ranger and teacher
Proposed Plan Change and the Summary of Submissions from the Mangere Mountain Education
As part of Manukau City Council’s redevelopment plans for received can be viewed at Manukau City Council libraries, the Centre. Increase your understanding of
Murvale Reserve the existing walkways are being upgraded. Citizen and Customer Centre (ground ﬂ oor of Kotuku House, the geological and cultural history of the
New sections will also be added to increase accessibility. Manukau Square, Manukau city); or on the council’s website mountain and surrounding area.
Construction will take place over two stages during the next www.manukau.govt.nz/tec/district/intro.htm (click on the Plan Wednesday 11 April 2007
12 months. Change Register). A full copy of the original submissions is kept from 9.30 to 12 noon.
at the Citizens and Customer Centre for inspection. 17 Domain Road, Mangere Bridge.
1 The ﬁ rst stage of construction includes upgrading the Any person may make a further submission in support of, or
southern walkways in the reserve. Work is due to in opposition to, any original submission up until the close of Take a trip to Otuataua Stoneﬁ elds
commence shortly and is expected to be completed before business on Friday 27 April 2007.
the end of June 2007. Further submissions should be on Form 6 as prescribed Vision: provide the public with an
2 Stage 2 includes upgrading the northern walkways and by the Resource Management (Forms, Fees and Procedures) educational and informative journey
creating new links. Work is expected to commence in Regulations 2003. Copies of Form 6 are available from the into the natural and cultural heritage
October 2007. Citizen and Customer Centre, Manukau City Council libraries or of the fascinating Otuataua Stoneﬁ elds
by requesting a copy on ph 262 8900 ext. 8361, or fax 262 5169. Reserve. Take a walk with a park ranger
For safety reasons, some sections of walkways will be closed Further submissions should be sent to Plan Change through the reserve and learn about the
to the public during construction. Please do not access the Submissions, Manukau City Council, Private Bag 76917, reserve’s cultural history and geology.
fenced off areas. Manukau city, Attention Melanie Hart (Administration Ofﬁ cer). Friday 13 April 2007
Within ﬁ ve working days of making a further submission you from 9.30am to 12 noon.
If you have any queries or concerns during this upgrade, are also required by the Resource Management Act to send 56 Ihumatao Quarry Road, Mangere.
please do not hesitate to contact the Project Manager: a copy to the person whose submission you are supporting
Drew Kenny, Frame Group Ltd, PO Box 147 211, Ponsonby, or opposing. Note: Average level of ﬁ tness and
Auckland. Phone: 09 638 7221 Fax: 09 376 0513. After further submissions close, council will schedule mobility required.
Email: email@example.com hearings of all submissions to the Proposed Plan Change and Cost: Free.
those submitters who have indicated that they wish to do so will SPACES ARE LIMITED —
Council apologies for any inconvenience caused during be given the opportunity to present their submissions to the BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL.
construction. Once completed we are sure residents will enjoy Hearings Committee of Council. Contact: Park Ranger — Education:
the improved walkways. If you require more information about making a further Anna Baine 027 270 8297
submission please telephone 262 8900 ext. 8361. or 262 8900 ext 8224 for further
Manukau Parks www.manukau.govt.nz/parks.htm This Notice ﬁ rst publicly notiﬁ ed on Friday, 23 March 2007. information or to make a booking.
EMPLOYMENT Library Assistant
Part-time 28.75 hours, Manurewa Library
OPPORTUNITIES AT Are you enthusiastic, customer-focused and passionate about working in public
COUNCIL libraries? The ability to provide excellent customer service and to be able to work as
part of a team is essential. Applicants should be conﬁ dent communicators. The ability to
For these and other employment opportunities at council visit: speak Te Reo Maori would be an advantage.
www.manukau.govt.nz and select ‘Jobs at council’ under the ‘most popular’ banner. Vacancy Number: MM 3692 Applications close: 2 April 2007, 12 noon
Customer Service Adviser
Botany Library Librarian — Research Library
Come and join the team at the award winning Botany Library, in the heart of the Botany Manukau Libraries, 37 hours
town centre. We need a fun, dynamic, motivated, IT-savvy Customer Service Adviser We are looking for a highly motivated librarian to join our Research Library team.
who has a positive attitude, excellent customer service skills and lots of initiative. You will assist in the delivery of specialist reference and research services and the
The position is full-time, working Tuesday to Saturday (8 hours per day between the development of digital and heritage resources. You will have a tertiary qualiﬁ cation in
hours of 8.30am and 9pm). librarianship or equivalent, advanced reference and research skills, and a knowledge of
Vacancy Number: MM 3697 Applications close: 2 April 2007, 12 noon digital information resources.
Vacancy Number: MM 3690 Applications close: 2 April 2007, 12 noon
37.5 hours per week including Sundays, Pakuranga Library Librarian — Corporate Library
We are seeking enthusiastic and motivated people with a passion for their local Manukau Libraries, 20 hours
communities who believe libraries can be fun, friendly and fantastic. The ability to We are looking for a highly motivated librarian to join our Corporate Library team.
provide excellent customer service and to be able to work as part of a team is essential. You will assist in the delivery of specialist reference and research services to Manukau
Applicants should be conﬁ dent communicators and comfortable using a computer. City Council staff. You will have a tertiary qualiﬁ cation in librarianship or equivalent,
Training will be provided. advanced reference and research skills, and knowledge of NZ legal resources.
Vacancy Number: MM 3693 Applications close: 2 April 2007, 12 noon Vacancy Number: MM 3691 Applications close: 2 April 2007, 12 noon
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 firstname.lastname@example.org; 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.
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Important notice for Manukau community groups Council and Community Board Meetings for April 2007
Remember to register with Charities Commission
Pursuant to Section 46 Part 7 of the Local Government Ofﬁ cial Information and
All charitable organisations (i.e. charitable incorporated societies and trusts) Meetings Act 1987, public notice is given of the meeting times and dates of the Manukau
MUST apply for registration before 1 July 2008 if they wish to keep their charitable City Council and its Standing Committees for the month of April 2007.
status and be exempt from paying tax on income. The following Standing Committee meetings will be held in the Manukau Room,
Manukau Civic Centre on the date speciﬁ ed. The Community Board Resource Consent
The Charities Act 2005 provides for the setting up of the Charities Commission to Hearings will be held in the Puhinui Room, Manukau Civic Centre, and the Commissioners
register and monitor all charities in New Zealand. This is intended to improve the Hearing meeting will be held in the Totara Room, Level 3, Manukau Civic Centre.
accountability of the charitable sector and make more information publicly available. Clevedon CB Resource Consents Hearings Committee 2 April 2007 9.30am
All previous designations of “charitable status” will no longer be valid for taxation Hearings Committee 3 April 2007 9.30am
purposes. Existing charities and charitable incorporated societies must now formally Transport Committee 3 April 2007 5.00pm
apply for registration as a registered charitable entity if they wish to: Economic Development Committee 4 April 2007 5.00pm
• Be exempt from paying tax on their income and have donations exempt from gift duty Community Safety Committee 5 April 2007 9.30am
• Be registered on the new charities register Corporate Governance Committee 10 April 2007 5.00pm
• Use the phrase “registered charitable entity”. Community Development Committee 1 1 April 2007 5.00pm
Environment and Urban Design Committee 12 April 2007 5.00pm
More information on the changes to the Charities Act, as well as registration forms, Howick CB Resource Consent Hearings Committee 12 April 2007 9.30am
are available from www.charities.govt.nz or by phoning 0508 242 748 (toll free). Strategic Directions Committee 17 April 2007 5.00pm
Registrations must be completed before 1 July 2008 when existing taxation exemptions Te Tiriti o Waitangi Committee 18 April 2007 5.00pm
will be lost. Creative Communities Assessment 24 April 2007 6.00pm
If an organisation is an incorporated society but not a charity, then it does not need Council 26 April 2007 5.00pm
to register. Commissioners Hearing 30 April 2007 9.30am
If you have difﬁ culty getting information, Manukau City Council’s Community Council Plan 30 April 2007 9.30am
Advisors may be able to assist. Contact: email email@example.com or phone
262 5441. The Council meeting will be held in the Council Chambers on 26 April
commencing at 5.00pm.
Community Board meetings will be held as follows:
Community Board Discretionary and School Holiday Funding Mangere Community Board 2 April 2007 5.00pm
for Community Groups Nga Tapuwae Community Centre
253 Buckland Road, Mangere
Funding is now available to community programmes and activities during the Botany Community Board 2 April 2007 6.30pm
groups and organisations to enhance the July 2007 school holidays. All providers Botany Library, 1 Sunset Terrace
community, economic and environmental must have OSCAR accreditation (phone Botany Shopping Centre, Botany Downs
development of Manukau city and its 0800 559 009 for more information on Otara Community Board 16 April 2007 5.00pm
residents. accreditation). Please note that groups Otara Music Arts Centre, Otara Town Centre, Otara
Each of the city’s eight community are required to contribute at least one- Clevedon Community Board 16 April 2007 7.30pm
boards has funding to allocate to third of the overall cost of the project. Clevedon Hall, Main Road, Clevedon
groups carrying out projects in their Applications to both funds close at Pakuranga Community Board 16 April 2007 7.30pm
communities. 4pm Friday, 27 April 2007. Community Room, Pakuranga Library Complex
If your group is working on a project For application forms or further Aylesbury Street, Pakuranga
or service that beneﬁ ts the residents of information please phone the Manurewa Community Board 23 April 2007 6.30pm
one or two communities within Manukau Funding Administrator on 262 8900 Manukau Room, Manukau Civic Centre
city, you are welcome to apply to our extension 8367. Howick Community Board 23 April 2007 7.00pm
Community Board Discretionary Fund. Information and application forms Fencible Lounge, Howick Library, Uxbridge Road, Howick
School Holiday Programme funding may also be accessed via council’s Papatoetoe Community Board 23 April 2007 7.00pm
is also available to assist community website www.manukau.govt.nz/ Papatoetoe Chambers 31-33 St George Street
organisations to provide holiday funding.htm Papatoetoe
Early Childhood Educators Changes to Bylaws — Have Your Say
Te Matariki — Clendon Community Manukau residents have been invited Bathhouse and Massage Parlours Sale of Second Hand Clothing, Bedding,
from 18 February 2007 to have their say Bylaws Hire of Clothing
Two permanent positions (15—40hrs per on proposed changes to bylaws for open The proposal is to revoke the current The proposal is to revoke the current
week) for Early Childhood Educators air ﬁ res, the sale of second hand clothes, bylaw and rely on the existing powers bylaw and rely on Medical Ofﬁ cer of
with Diploma of Teaching, or currently bathhouse and massage parlours and under the Brothels Bylaw and Health Health and practices of traders as the
in training, have become available at Te spa pools. Act 1956 to address health and hygiene most appropriate way to deal with public
Matariki Clendon Community Childcare A summary brochure, full proposal problems of premises used for the health risks from second hand clothing
Centre. A current First Aid certiﬁ cate and submission forms are available purpose of prostitution. and bedding.
is also required. The people we seek will at: the Manukau City Council Citizens Fire Prevention Spa Pools
be enthusiastic, motivated and able to and Customer Services Centre, Kotuku The proposal is to prevent ﬁ res in the The proposal is to revoke the current
work in our team environment. House, Manukau Square; any Manukau open air from creating a nuisance bylaw and address public health
An ability to provide stimulating fun City Council library; council’s website to people or danger to people and problems of spa pools accessible to
and innovative educational programmes www.manukau.govt.nz keyword: bylaws; property by adopting a new Rural the public by providing information
is also required. This position provides or by calling the council call centre on Fires Bylaw, relying on existing powers to spa pool operators, using existing
an ideal opportunity if you seek 262 5104. Submissions must be received under the Local Government Act, powers under the Health Act 1956 and
ﬂ exibility in working hours to ﬁ t in by 4pm, Monday 2 April 2007. Where to or existing powers of the Auckland powers of the Department of Labour
with study or other commitments. send your submission: Post to: Manukau Regional Council and police, and the and Environmental Risk Management
Will consider job share. City Council, Private Bag 76917, Manukau New Zealand Fire Service to provide ﬁ re Authority.
Vacancy Number: MM 3711 (Attention Mohammed Hassan, Manager safety information. The current bylaw is
Applications close: 2 Apr 2007, 12 noon City Environment). proposed to be revoked.
Manukau Matters Issue 17 PAGE 7
MANUKAU CALENDAR Every Tuesday, until 10 April
Get Up and Dance!
13 & 14 April
NZ Hip-Hop Championships
This is just a sample of the many events happening in Manukau. Free Salsa Classes and 2007 NZ BBoy
For a full list please visit www.manukau.govt.nz and click on “Calendar of Events” Venue: Manukau Square Venue: TelstraClear Events Centre
in the “Most Popular” box at the top right of the page. Scroll down and click on Hours: 6pm–7pm Great South Road, Manukau city
“Find out what’s on in Manukau”. Contact: Greg Whaiapu Hours: TBA
1 April Phone: 274 6400 Price: Fri 13 Apr: $15 Junior Prelims/varsity
Multi-day events One-day events Manukau City Concert Band Email: firstname.lastname@example.org prelims, $20 adult prelims.
— Musical Delight Website: www.manukau.govt.nz Sat 14 Apr: $15 BBoy Crew Battle, $20 SDNZ
Until 29 March Venue: Papatoetoe Town Hall, St George St Get active with our free salsa dance classes Hip-hop Dance. No door sales.
Who’s afraid of Hours: 3–4pm this summer! If you love to dance, or just Email: email@example.com
the big bad wolf? Price: Entry by donation want to have a go, then join us every week Website: www.nzhiphopchamps.co.nz
Venue: te tuhi — the mark Contact: Calvin Norton in Manukau Square. There’s great music, For the ﬁ rst time in New Zealand’s young
13 Reeves Road, Pakuranga Phone: 278 1315 and an awesome tutor, Coco Sequeiros, modern culture, the big names and pioneers
Hours: 9.00am–8.30pm, Mon–Thurs, Email: icywhi firstname.lastname@example.org from Banda Latina. So put on some of Hip-Hop Dance have united to serve the
8.30am–4.30pm, Fri–Sun A fun and often fast medley of pieces suited comfortable clothing and come along for art, serve the youth, serve the nation.
Contact: Cam McCracken to a 1 April concert. Ranging from selections some fun and fresh air. Open to beginners It’s all about Hip-Hop Dance Culture
Phone: 577 0138 from The Muppets to The Syncopated Clock, through to advanced. Get Up and Dance! affecting movements of positive social
Email: email@example.com this is sure to be enjoyed by all. is jointly presented by Arts and Parks, change in the lives of our young people.
Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? presents Manukau City Council. Junior, Varsity, Adult and BBoy divisions
contemporary artists delving into the rich 5 April will compete for the respective titles to
terrain of fairytales, history and the occult, Krump Kings Until 14 April represent New Zealand in July at the “World
either through contemporary revisitation Venue: TelstraClear Paciﬁ c Events Centre Buy Spend Save Now Hip-Hop Championships” in Los Angeles.
of existing narratives, or in developing their Hours: 6.30pm-10pm Venue: Fresh Gallery, Otara Town Centre
own complex mythical lands. Contact: tickets available from TicketDirect Hours: Tuesday–Friday 10am-5pm; 19 April—12 May
Phone: 0800 224224 Saturday 8am-2pm Niu Life — Manukau’s Paciﬁc
29 March—6 April Website: www.ticketdirect.co.nz Contact: Ema Tavola People: A Photographic
Crossroads Tight Eyez, the founder of Krump Kings and Phone: 274 6400 Narrative
Venue: Harlequin Theatre Krump Kings team from America comes to Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Venue: Fresh Gallery, Otara Town Centre
563 Pakuranga Road, Howick Auckland for the ﬁ rst time to restore the Website: www.manukau.govt.nz Hours: Tuesday–Friday 10am-2pm;
Hours: 8pm, Sunday 6pm show. meaning of krump with a special concert. This new installation exhibition is an exciting Saturday 8am-2pm
No show Mon/Tues The atmosphere will be one of connecting collaboration between performance/multi- Contact: Ema Tavola
Price: $25 Adults, with the audience teaching how to krump media artist Shigeyuki Kihara, emerging Phone: 09 274 6400
$22 Seniors/Students + booking fee and what it means to krump. Releasing their artist and curator Ema Tavola and cultural Email: email@example.com
Contact: iTICKET gifts and talent, teaching positive principles commentator Sieni Salesa. Website: www.manukau.govt.nz
Phone: 361 1000 and values to life and a spectacular 45 Manukau Arts presents a community project
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org minute show of raw krumping. 29 March—28 April that reﬂ ects the cultural and social identity
Broadway, cabaret and jazz revue. Featuring Hide and Seek of Paciﬁ c Island life. Supported by the
top local musical theatre and classical Every Tuesday, until 10 April Venue: Mangere Arts Centre Paciﬁ c Island Advisory Committee, it afﬁ rms
singers, with live jazz ensemble. Get Up and Dance! 93 Bader Drive, Mangere Town Centre the generational bond that Paciﬁ c peoples
Free Hip-Hop Classes Hours: Tuesday–Friday 9am-5pm; have with Manukau city. Following its
31 March—1 April Venue: Manukau Square weekends 8.30am-3pm hugely successful opening at Mangere Arts
Manukau City Symphony Hours: 4.45pm–5.45pm Contact: Chantelle Whaiapu Centre, Niu Life will show in Otara. People
Orchestra Genesis Energy Contact: Greg Whaiapu Phone: 275 0482 are invited to view almost 300 photographs
Autumn Concerts Phone: 274 6400 Email: email@example.com from the past 50 years that show the many
Venue: TelstraClear Paciﬁ c Events Centre Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.manukau.govt.nz facets of life for Paciﬁ c communities living
Hours: Saturday 31 March 2007 Website: www.manukau.govt.nz This group exhibition brings together in Manukau city.
7.30pm–10pm Get grooving with our free hip-hop dance designers and artists with a passion for
Sunday 1 April 2007, 2.30pm–5pm classes this summer! If you love to dance, seeking out hidden treasures. 21 April
Price: $15–$38, plus booking fees or just want to have a go, then join us every Festival of Colours
Contact: Box Ofﬁ ce week in Manukau Square. There’s great 30 March—29 April Venue: Allan Brewster Recreation Centre,
Phone: 976 7777 music, and an awesome tutor. So put on Painting Installation Manukau
Email: ticketing@paciﬁ c.org.nz some comfortable clothing and come along by Nigel Borrell Hours: 10am until late evening
Website: www.paciﬁ c.org.nz for some fun and fresh air. Open to anyone Venue: Nathan Homestead Contact: Yasmin Sait
Swedish soprano Maria Keohane performs aged 10 years or above. Get Up and Dance! 70 Hill Road, Manurewa Phone: 835 9555/ 834 1057
operatic arias with the Manukau City is jointly presented by Arts and Parks, Hours: Monday–Friday 9am-5pm; Email: email@example.com
Symphony Orchestra, and Christine Chang, Manukau City Council. weekends 1pm-4pm The very best theatre, music, exhibitions,
winner of the Genesis Energy 2007 Classic Contact: Chantelle Whaiapu food and dance from the variety of cultures
Quest, performs Chaminade’s Concertino Phone: 267 0180 that make up our community. The festival
for Flute. The MCSO, conducted by Music Email: firstname.lastname@example.org will run for the whole day until late night and
Director Uwe Grodd, is joined by Auckland Website: www.manukau.govt.nz performers from all parts of the Auckland
Philharmonia percussionists Vadim A solo exhibition by contemporary Maori region will take part.
Simongauz, Jenny Raven and Judy Stokes in artist Nigel Borrell, whose painting
the premiere performance of John Rimmer’s technique is based on his training in textile
Manukau Refrains. The performance printing and design. He uses fabric dyes,
concludes with Ravel’s dramatic Bolero. ﬁ bre reactive inks and occasional additions
of woollen embroidery and iridescent paints
to create soft dreamlike forms. IMAGE: NIU LIFE AT FRESH GALLERY, OTARA
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.
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