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  1. 1. – TE KAEAEA MANUKAU REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE PAGE 2 MATTERS 22 APRIL 2007 ISSUE 19 NEW INTERCHANGE THE COMPLETION OF A MAJOR NEW MOTORWAY LINK HAS CREATED DIRECT ACCESS TO HIGHBROOK BUSINESS PARK AND MANUKAU’S NEWEST RECREATION PARK. OPENS ACCESS TO The $74 million Highbrook motorway interchange, Highbrook Drive and motorway Manukau Mayor Sir Barry Curtis says the roading link and the Highbrook development HIGHBROOK improvements were opened on 17 April by Manukau Mayor Sir Barry Curtis and Transit Chief Executive Offi cer Rick Van Barneveld. are key projects for Manukau. “They will allow further economic growth and increased job opportunities. The interchange creates a direct link “The interchange has been one of the from the southern motorway to East Tamaki, city’s biggest transport projects. It opens Manukau’s biggest employment centre and access to one of our biggest and most to the new Highbrook Business Park, where exciting new developments — the Highbrook approximately 12,000 people are expected Business Park. The high standard being set to be employed. will further reinforce Manukau’s reputation The project has seen a signifi cant as a centre of business excellence. upgrade of the Princes Street, Otahuhu “The roading connection also means interchange and additional motorway lanes major improvements in access to East to the Highbrook interchange. Tamaki and areas like Botany and Flat Bush. The new connections allow easy access It will also take a lot of pressure off Otara’s to the 40 hectare Highbrook Park. The residential roads.” park includes the Pukekiwiriki crater, one of Auckland’s oldest volcanic craters, and a 12km coastal walking and cycling track. The opening of Highbrook Drive and the motorway interchange has allowed access to a part of Manukau which few people have visited before. The Waiouru Peninsula has been privately owned since the 19th century. More recently, it used to be the site of Sir Woolf Fisher’s Ra Ora horse stud. Council’s new mobile library Te Hiku (the fi tted with the latest computer technology. reviewed the service and timetable, and is area, phone 262 5101 or log on to hook) was launched on 10 April. It also has a special children’s area with the introducing 26 new stops to enable the bus key The new bus is a ‘low rider’ — a vehicle look and feel of a “cubby house”. to reach more people. words: mobile library. which is easier for people to access, and is Following public consultation, council has To fi nd out when the bus is visiting your GET ON BOARD TE HIKU — YOUR MOBILE LIBRARY NEWS, VIEWS, INTERVIEWS, ENTERTAINMENT, PUBLIC NOTICES, EVENTS, JOBS... ALL INSIDE YOUR MANUKAU MATTERS All issues of Manukau Matters are available online at
  2. 2. – TE KAEAEA MANUKAU MATTERS – Manukau Matters/Te Ka eaea is REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE YOU’D BE AMAZED AT HOW MUCH RUBBISH GOES TO LANDFILLS EVERY WEEK. EACH PERSON published twice a month by the IN MANUKAU SENDS APPROXIMATELY 250KG TO THE WHITFORD LANDFILL EACH YEAR, Manukau City Council and delivered to A TOTAL OF 85,000 TONNES FOR THE CITY. more than 100,000 households, rural delivery addresses, and other locations But most of it doesn’t have to be there in Toys, phones, keyboards and other within the city boundaries. the fi rst place. Audits of the average things you no longer use might be of use – Manukau Matters/Te Ka eaea helps Manukau household’s rubbish bag show to crèches, kindergartens and schools. the council inform residents and 66 per cent, or 7.8kg each week, could have puts donors in touch ratepayers about council decisions, been recycled or composted. About 20 per with them. www.renewwasteexchange. activities, projects and events. cent of the rubbish could have gone in the is another place to pass on It is a cost-effective way of providing recycling bin instead. Follow some of these everything from old computers to important statutory information such tips to reduce what you send to the landfi ll. building materials. as public notices concerning planning and resource consent issues. Think environmentally when you shop. Take your household hazardous – Manukau Matters/Te Ka eaea also Buy products with less packaging or waste (old batteries, car batteries, contains articles of interest to Manukau that can be reused or recycled. garden chemicals and waste oil) to residents, promoting the city’s Take your own cloth bags and say no the Hazmobile collection. The next resources, attractions, facilities and to plastic bags. Reuse the plastic one in Manukau is from 10am–2pm on community events. bags you do need or return them to Saturday 19 May in the Eric Baker Place supermarkets so they can recycle them. carpark at Hunters Corner. Find out CONTACT US AT more at EMAIL manukau.matters@ All plastic bottles and containers numbered 1 to 7, plus tins, cans, glass, Take unwanted paint and paint EDITORIAL 262 5223 EVENT LISTINGS www.manukau.govt. paper and cardboard can be put out for the kerbside recycling collection. containers to your local Resene ColorShop or Enviropaints in East TIDY KIWIS nz and select ‘calendar of events’ under the ‘most popular’ banner. DISTRIBUTION 262 5104 Squash plastic bottles, tins and cans to fi t more in the bin and help prevent it blowing around the street. Tamaki for recycling. Start a compost heap or worm farm SPOTTED POST Manukau City Council, to get rid of your food and garden MORE THAN 40 TIDY KIWIS Pvt Bag 76917, Manukau City Avoid or reduce the use of disposables scraps. Then put it to use on plants or DESCENDED ON EASTERN (attention Manukau Matters) (razors, nappies, pens, plates, cups etc). in your garden. BEACH TO DO THEIR BIT DESIGNED BY FOR THE ENVIRONMENT. Scenario Communications Limited EDITOR Jenna Moore Children and parents from Pakuranga CHIEF WRITER Vienna Richards NEW BINS WILL MAKE IT and Bucklands Beach playcentres recently picked up several bags of litter WOULD YOU LIKE A DIGITAL VERSION OF MANUKAU MATTERS? EASIER TO RECYCLE MORE untidy kiwis had thrown on the beach. Manukau City Council’s Come On: Be In addition to your printed copy, we can LARGE NEW MOBILE RECYCLING BINS BEING a Tidy Kiwi campaign provided resources send you a PDF version. Email us at INTRODUCED AFTER JULY 2008 WILL MAKE IT EASIER for the clean up and helped run it. FOR MANUKAU RESIDENTS TO RECYCLE MORE. Environmental Policy Analyst Mary Brown says it was great to see people of The 240 litre wheelie bins will be collected Around the world, local authorities are all ages participating in Be a Tidy Kiwi. WANT TO CONTACT fortnightly instead of weekly and will offer moving rapidly to all-in-one recycling bins as “Littering isn’t cool and caring COUNCIL, OR YOUR a lot more capacity for recycling. They will sorting technology improves. residents shouldn’t have to clean up after ELECTED COUNCILLOR? also help avoid the mess created in the The new materials recovery facility thoughtless people. The council’s main administration streets when items put out for recycling being created to sort the recycling will “It’s so important that people realise phone number is 263 7100 (business blow out of the existing open bins or from have modern technology that maximises they’re hurting the environment and hours). Use the Call Centre on 262 insecure paper bundles. what can be recycled. Alternative uses for spoiling people’s perception of Manukau 5104 (24 hours) for assistance with: Manukau City Council is working with smaller pieces of broken glass will also be by dropping rubbish. It’s easy to hold on graffi ti, roading, signs, refuse disposal, Auckland City Council on the new collection established, for example as material for to rubbish until you can put it in a bin or traffi c, street lighting, environmental service, which will also see the creation drainage and roading. a litter bag in your car.” by-laws, noise complaints, dog control, of a new materials recovery facility with Manukau and Auckland councils working If your community group wants to statistical information, LIM reports, advanced technology to sort the recycling. together produces several economies of help with a clean up or promote Be a land rates and kerbside recycling. Manukau residents can already put all scale. For example, cost savings when Tidy Kiwi at an event, phone the council The council’s website has contact plastic bottles and containers numbered 1 to getting bins produced and the larger on 262 5104 or email contactus@ details for all elected Councillors and 7, plus tins, cans and glass in the same bin. quantities of recyclables making it easier to Community Board members, at: These will go into the new bin along with secure long-term markets for the materials. and click on paper and cardboard. Another advantage of the new collection ‘Your Council’, then select ‘Mayor and Environment and Urban Design will be to reduce health and safety risks Councillors’ for their contact details or Committee Chairman Cr Noel Burnside says for workers by eliminating the need for ‘Community Boards’ to see the lists of making it easy is one of the most important collectors to have to run on the street, community board members. factors in getting people to recycle more. travel on the outside of vehicles and lift “Other councils that have changed from heavy crates. NEXT ISSUE Sunday 6 May 2007 crates to mobile recycling bins have seen Before the new bins are introduced ISSN 1177-522X recycling volumes increase by 15 to 25 Manukau City Council will be running a per cent. Twenty per cent of the average major public information campaign to Manukau rubbish bag should be in the ensure people are aware of the change recycling bin. If this was done it could nearly and encourage them to recycle and double the volume of recycling.” reduce waste. PAGE 2 All issues of Manukau Matters are available online at
  3. 3. COUNCIL HELP FOR PRESERVATION PUBLIC GETS SAY ON EASTERN OF HISTORIC TREASURES TRANSPORT IMPROVEMENTS Did you know there are 148 heritage other grants are available, whether the buildings and objects in Manukau that are work is part of a wider restoration or protected? Added to this are protected conservation plan, and the necessity or trees, archaeological features, geological urgency of the work. sites, and waahi tapu. If you own any Priority is given to those resources of these then you may be eligible for that are listed for protection in assistance from Manukau City Council to Chapter 6 of the District Plan help with protection, maintenance (visit and click or repairs. on ‘District Plan’). Through its Heritage Assistance In addition to this fund, the council Fund, the council provides fi nancial often waives the consent fees for work assistance to help owners with the cost on heritage buildings and resources, of maintaining heritage resources. such as trees, which require resource In the past, grants have been given consent, and where the work is in the for preparing conservation plans and public interest. condition reports, topographical surveys, For more information about the specialist drawings, replacing windows Heritage Assistance Fund, please and spouting and painting. Other work contact Alia Cederman, Environmental PUBLIC CONSULTATION IS UNDERWAY ON PROPOSALS that may also be eligible for funding Policy Planner, ph 262 8900 ext 5828 or FOR MAJOR TRANSPORT IMPROVEMENTS AROUND THE includes fencing to protect natural email PAKURANGA TOWN CENTRE AND ALONG TI RAKAU DRIVE. and cultural areas and pest control associated with heritage habitats. THE PAPATOETOE RAILWAY The proposals are part of the Auckland Tuesday 24 April 2pm to 7.30pm Applications for funding are assessed STATION, ONE OF MANUKAU’S Manukau Eastern Transport Initiative Mt Wellington Rugby Club, Hamlin Park, against specifi c criteria including the HISTORIC TREASURES. (AMETI), which Manukau City Council is Wilson Way (off Penrose Road), signifi cance of the resource, what working on with Auckland City Council and Mt Wellington the Auckland Regional Transport Authority (ARTA). Thursday 26 April 2pm to 7.30pm The Manukau proposals are: Panmure Community Hall, G Installation of bus lanes on the section of 7-13 Pilkington Road, Panmure Pakuranga Road between Panmure bridge and Ti Rakau Drive Saturday 28 April 11am to 3pm M A fl yover on Reeves Road over the Te Tuhi — The Mark, 13 Reeves Road, intersection with Ti Rakau Drive that Pakuranga would create a direct link to the South Eastern Highway, a park edge road and Monday 30 April 2pm to 7.30pm localised road widening Glen Innes Community Hall, L Duplication of the South Eastern 96-108 Line Road, Glen Innes Highway bridge N Ti Rakau Drive bus priority improvements Tuesday 1 May 2pm to 7.30pm within the existing road reserve Pakuranga Baptist Church, 2 Fremantle COMMONWEALTH VISITORS TREATED O Raising Ti Rakau Drive over the intersections at Gossamer Drive and Place (fronting Ti Rakau Drive), Pakuranga TO LOCAL CULTURE DURING VISIT Trugood Drive so traffi c doesn’t have Wednesday 2 May 2pm to 7.30pm TO MANUKAU to stop for these intersections. Improve the alignment of Trugood Drive for better Remuera Golf Club, Winstone Drive (off Abbotts Way), St Johns A party of 50 delegates attending the week-long 2007 Commonwealth Local Government access to the business area. Conference was treated to award-winning cultural performances from two school groups There are also a number of Thursday 3 May 2pm to 7.30pm when visiting Manukau recently as part of a study tour to the city. improvements proposed in Auckland city St Matthias Church, 5 Thompson Road, The group included Ministers of Local Government as well as mayors and offi cials. that will benefi t Manukau commuters. The Panmure At TelstraClear Pacifi c Events Centre the visiting dignitaries were given a formal AMETI project’s total cost is an estimated welcome which included a stirring warrior challenge $1.5 billion, with $659.1 million needed for Saturday 5 May 11am to 3pm (whero) and a performance by the Te Whare Kura o improvements in Manukau. St Mary’s Co-Operating Parish, Piripono, the culture group from the Piripono immersion Among the expected benefi ts of the 132 Taniwha Street, Glen Innes school in Otara which won this year’s Maori cultural AMETI project are: performance section at the ASB Polyfest. • Allow planning for improvements Later a Cook Islands culture group from to Pakuranga town centre to go ahead Approximately 63 residential and 33 Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate in Otara entertained redevelopment to go ahead and provide commercial properties are directly affected the visitors with a stunning display of drumming, for future economic development within by the current proposals. There are also music and dance. They too are award-winners, the area some right-of-way properties where having won their division at Polyfest. • A fall in traffi c on Pakuranga Road from only driveways are affected. All affected Manukau Mayor Sir Barry Curtis says the 46,000 to 22,000 vehicles property owners will be contacted by delegates were delighted. “The two groups of • A fall in vehicle numbers from 40,000 to council. young people gave wonderful performances 18,000 per day on the section of Ti Rakau Property owners and the community and they’re a Drive next to Pakuranga town centre have the opportunity to fi nd out more and credit to their • Public transport will become a viable have their say at public information days. schools. We alternative to the car, with bus lanes and Following public consultation the council will wanted to give our visitors a taste of bus priority measures confi rm its preferred projects in late June. Manukau and its diverse cultures, and • Traffi c taken off residential streets and Find out more about the transport we succeeded.” concentrated on arterial roads. proposals at Manukau Matters Issue 19 PAGE 3
  4. 4. MANUKAU LIBRARIES HOSTS NEW ZEALAND POST BOOK AWARDS FESTIVAL 07 MANUKAU LIBRARIES WILL HOST SEVERAL EVENTS THROUGHOUT MAY AS PART OF THE NEW ZEALAND POST BOOK AWARDS FESTIVAL 07. The festival aims to encourage children the visit to Mangere East, Mangere Town, to read and enjoy books and culminates Papatoetoe Libraries and Tupu Library Every vote received puts the voter’s with the New Zealand Post Children’s by illustrator Ross Kinnaird, whose book nominated school in the draw to win Book Awards on Wednesday 16 May. It’s True! You can make your own jokes is $1000 of Booksellers Tokens. Storytelling, a pyjama party, joke a fi nalist in the awards. Events such as the New Zealand Post telling workshops and quizzes are just The Children’s Choice Award is decided Book Awards Festival provide a great some of the fantastic activities on offer by New Zealand’s toughest opportunity to get your children excited at your local library. critics, school-aged children and and interested in reading. The highlight of the festival will be teenagers. To vote go on line at Don’t miss out on these events: ILLUSTRATOR ROSS KINNAIRD VISITS Highland Park Library Pakuranga Library CHILDREN’S CHOICE MANUKAU LIBRARIES SOS EVENING STORYTIME WING IT! Vote for your favourite fi nalist books at Mon 7 May 2007 Wed 9 May, 6–7pm. A sea-themed family Sat 12 May, 10.30–11.30am. Draw and paint 9.30am Mangere East Library story evening to celebrate The Three Fishing a war plane to celebrate the fi nalist book by Every vote received puts the voter’s 11.30am Mangere Town Centre Brothers Gruff fi nalist book by Ben Galbraith Neville Peat Winging it! The Adventures of nominated school in the draw to win $1000 1.45pm Papatoetoe Library complete with chocolate fi sh! Tim Wallis. of Booksellers Tokens. 3.30pm Tupu Library School groups are pre-arranged for these Mangere Bridge Library Auckland Botanic Gardens, Manurewa PICK A POSTIE! visits, however members of the public are HAVE YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES? HUNT FOR HIDDEN BOOK CHARACTERS! Imagine if your favourite book character welcome to attend. The after-school visit at Wed 9 May, 2–3pm. The NZ Army Sat 12 May, 2.00pm–5.00pm delivered your mail… Who would it be? Tupu Library is an open invitation to meet Recruitment Offi ce give a visual Tickets available from your local Manukau Draw it! You could win fantastic prizes! our guest illustrator. presentation to celebrate Janice Marriot’s library. Suitable for ages 5-12 years. $2 per Entry forms are available from your fi nalist book Soldier in the Yellow Socks: child. $1 for Tusitara Club members. Adults local library. Or post your entry to: New Otara Library Charles Upham our fi nest fi ghting soldier. free. Each child receives a character hunt Zealand Post Book Awards — Pick a Postie SAVE THE FISH QUIZ & WEB CHALLENGE sheet and goodie bag on completion. competition, Manukau Libraries, Private Bag Every afternoon Papatoetoe Library 76917, Manukau city. Entries close 29 April. Mon 7 May–Fri 11 May, 3.30–4.30 pm. EVENING STORYTIME & Howick Library Winners announced 16 May 2007. TREASURE HUNT PRESENT FROM THE PAST City Centre Library Thurs 10 May, 6.30–7.30pm. Tues 15 May, 1.30–2.30pm. TRIBAL SURVIVAL Presentation by storyteller Katy Mills, from Tues 8 May, 5.30–7.00 pm. Celebrate Bill Te Matariki Clendon Library the Howick Historical Village to celebrate O’Brien’s fi nalist book Castaway with a night JOKE WRITING WORKSHOPS the fi nalist book A Present from the Past by of survival games. Your tribe could be the Thurs 10 May, 9.15am–12.30pm (Juniors) Jennifer Beck and Lindy Fisher. ultimate winners. Bring a torch! Fri 11 May, 9.15am–12.30pm (Seniors) Workshops for local school children to Mangere East Library Mangere Town Centre Library celebrate fi nalist book It’s True! You can JUICY JOKES NEW ZEALAND POST BOOK AWARDS make your own jokes by Sharon Holt and Tues 22 May, 3.45–4.45pm. A prize FESTIVAL QUIZ Ross Kinnaird. for the best joke at the ‘Juicy Jokes’ Tues 8 May, 3.30–4.30pm. Test your Tusitara meeting to celebrate fi nalist knowledge on the New Zealand Post fi nalist Manurewa Library book It’s True! You can make your own books and authors in a fun quiz. KISS! KISS! YUCK! YUCK! jokes by Sharon Holt and Ross Kinnaird. Fri 11 May, 10.30–11.30am. Featuring the fi nalist picture book Kiss! Kiss! Yuck! Yuck! by Kyle Mewburn. $80,000 TO AID CRIME PREVENTION IN MANUKAU CITY Manukau City Council’s Community Safety range of initiatives, each targeting at- committee is pleased to provide funding The funding for community crime Committee has approved funding of risk and high-priority crimes, victims and and support to community groups that work prevention initiatives was awarded from the $80,000 for community-focused crime offenders within Manukau. hard to make our communities a safer and City-Wide Crime Prevention Fund agreed by prevention projects. Chair of the Community Safety more pleasant place to live. These funds will council as part of the 2006/07 Annual Plan. The successful projects refl ect a wide Committee Councillor Dick Quax says, “The make a real difference across Manukau.” Funding allocations: 1. Anglican Trust for Women and 3. Botany Crime Watch Patrol. $10,400 cellphones, two radios, one base unit 8. TYLA Otara Youth Project. $5737 Children (Pacifi c Island Family Service). toward the salary of an offi ce manager and aerial toward costs for youth and staff to attend $10,000 toward an eight-session family 4. Manurewa Business Association. 6. Otara Blue Light. $10,552 toward camp and the provision of uniforms and violence prevention programme for $5000 toward the annual cost of service the purchase of one laptop computer, shirts to students and staff Pacifi c Island men, their partners and by a private security company, provided one covered trailer and a full set of 9. Wiri Business Improvement families the association is successful in receiving DJ equipment Association. $5000 toward the annual 2. Botany Crime Watch Patrol. $2653 funding by way of a targeted rate 7. Otara Business Association. $23,400 cost of service by a private security toward the purchase of 70 caps and 5. Manurewa Crime Watch Patrol. $7258 toward travel costs, training, stationery company, provided the association is 100 t-shirts for use by crime watch toward motor vehicle expenses, stationery, and meal allowance for six ambassadors successful in receiving funding by way of a patrol members phone and ID cards, the purchase of 16 who patrol the Otara Town Centre and targeted rate. high-visibility jackets, two its surrounds PAGE 4 All issues of Manukau Matters are available online at
  5. 5. Manukau Leisure Services / Term Two 2007 With Manukau City Council’s excellent network of heated indoor Leisure News pools, it’s always a good time to get in the water. Whether you’re swimming for fitness, learning to swim or just want to bring the family to play — there is a council pool near you, and entry is free. Lloyd Elsmore Park Leisure Centre Sir Lloyd Drive, Pakuranga, Papatoetoe Centennial Pools phone 535 5502 Sutton Crescent, phone 278 4167 Do you know about the many opportunities It’s getting cooler outside but the water’s for fi tness and fun in our fantastic pool always warm in our heated pools and they complex? offer a fun way to keep active during winter. • Aqua-robic classes are a great low Enjoy the comfort of our indoor heated impact cardio workout. We have four pools free of charge — and if that’s not Manurewa Aquatic Centre morning and four evening classes each enough, for a really low price you can soak — Ngaa Mahi a Rehia week. Morning classes are 9–10am in the spa ($2) or really heat up in the Swimsation Swim Schools Sykes Road, Manurewa, phone 269 0930 on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and sauna ($4). Mangere, Manurewa, Otara, Papatoetoe Saturday. Evening classes are 6–7pm For family fun and fi tness you can’t beat the on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and We now offer late night lane swimming. Learn to swim with the professionals at your Manurewa Aquatic Centre. Entry to the pool Thursday. $4.50 per class or get a 10- Clock up some laps on Monday, Wednesday local Swimsation swim school. is free. class concession card for $40. and Thursday nights 8.00–8.45pm. Just $2 • Tone those legs while going easy on your per person. Term two swimming lessons will run from Aqua-robics and aqua-jogging classes joints — go aqua-jogging! Join in on Monday 23 April to Sunday 1 July and • Gentles aqua-robics classes: Tuesday and Thursday mornings, For a fun workout, join our aqua-robics enrolments are NOW OPEN. 8.30am on Mondays, Wednesdays 9.15-10am. $4.50 per class. classes, available two nights a week. Aqua- and Fridays. There is also a FREE 12noon • Late night swims. Night-time lane robics gives you a great low impact workout. It’s never too late, or too early, to learn to class on Fridays, sponsored by swimming — only for adults. Late night Come along at 6.15–7.00pm each Wednesday swim. Swimsation provides lessons for all Raukura Hauora. swims are 7.00–8.45pm on Monday, and Friday. Just $4 per class. ages and abilities (six months through to • Tidal Blast aqua-cardio classes: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. adults), with structured classes in a warm, for a more vigorous workout. $4 covers swimming, spa, sauna and Aqua-cise classes are a more gentle comfortable and fun environment. 6.45pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday steam room. form of aqua-robics, and you can join in and Thursday. • Aqua-run sessions. This fun water on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from What’s happening at Swimsation this • Deep water aqua-jogging classes obstacle course is in the pool each 12noon–1pm. The cost is just $2 per session, term? Plenty of fun competitions for all with aqua belts provided: weekend from 12noon–1.30pm, for ages and includes a free spa afterwards! our swim school students PLUS go in the Thursdays 10.30am and evening classes 8–12yrs. $2 per child. draw to win a hamper by paying your on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday • Birthday parties. You can book a Does your sports team need a good indoor term two fees before the cut-off date. For 6–6.45pm. pool for your own private party on the winter training option? Ask us about JAGS, more information please ask your local weekend. Two session times available: a great cross-training workout in and around coordinator. All classes are 45 minutes and cost $4 each. 2.15–4.15pm and 4.30pm–6.30pm. the pools. Our staff can customise a JAGS You don’t need to book to enjoy the classes, Contact reception for booking details. programme for your team. JAGS provides Swimsation has qualifi ed instructors, just pay at reception to receive your band great variety for team training sessions. low student-tutor ratios, achievement and jump on in! The pools are open 6.00am–6.45pm Monday ribbons and much more. For more to Friday, and 9am–6.45pm on weekends Swimsation learn to swim lessons continue information please contact your local JAGS sports team programme and public holidays. in term two for all ages and abilities. Please Swimsation coordinator: Get a JAGS programme for your sports phone 279 0485 for class information. team! JAGS programmes combine a variety In the fi tness centre, you can join our Moana-Nui-A-Kiwa of cross-training activities in and around popular spin classes and get fi t having PLEASE NOTE Leisure Centre (Mangere) the pool. Let JAGS staff tailor a programme fun on a stationary bike. We have three Tracey Paitai Ph 275 8979 to meet your team’s specifi c training classes each week: Monday 7.15–8.00pm, In the interests of water safety, requirements. See our fi tness staff for Wednesday 6.15–7.00am, and Friday Manukau City Council requires all children Manurewa Aquatic Centre bookings and enquiries. 10.15–11.00am. under the age of 10 years to be watched Dawn Taffard Ph 269 0937 by a responsible adult (aged over 16) at Splashes Café Bookings are essential. Phone the fi tness all times. Papatoetoe Centennial Pools If you’ve worked up an appetite in the gym centre on 535 5502. Karen Fairclough Ph 279 0485 or pools, then you’re sure to fi nd some great The caregiver must be ready and able to food and drink at Splashes Café, open daily A sunbed is available at the centre. Casual give the child immediate assistance in the Norman Kirk Memorial Pools (Otara) from 8am. Even if you’re not exercising, why $6.00 and concession card $45 (10 passes), water if required. Alan Pask Ph 274 6317 not stop in for a relaxing lunch or coffee? bookings essential. Manukau Matters Issue 19 PAGE 5
  6. 6. PUBLIC NOTICES ANZAC DAY Wednesday 25 April 2007 Members of the public are invited to attend the following events to commemorate ANZAC day in Manukau city. Free Immigration Clinic Manurewa Howick and Districts at Manurewa Citizens’ Public service: The public service will be held at the War Public service: The service will be at Stockade Hill, Howick, Advice Bureau Memorial Cenotaph (outside Manurewa Central School) corner at 11am. A free and confi dential immigration clinic Hill and Great South Roads, Manurewa, commencing at 10.30am. Parade Commander: M Cole. is now operating at Manurewa Citizens’ Guests and dignitaries are requested to be seated by 10.15am. Dress: RSA personnel — mufti, with medals, others — uniform Advice bureau. An immigration lawyer Fall-in: The parade will fall-in outside the RSA Headquarters, of the day. is available to offer 15 minutes of free Maich Road, Manurewa, at 9.45am, march-off at 10am sharp. Fall-in: Mellons Bay Road, adjacent to the top of Picton Street. advice on all immigration issues. Parade Commander: Chris McMahon Assemble 10.30am, march-off 10.45am. The clinic will operate fortnightly on Dress: Mufti — service medals should be worn Route: Depart Mellons Bay Road — Ridge Road to Stockade Hill Tuesdays between 12 noon and 1.00 pm. There will be no wet weather cancellation. The public service Domain. The next scheduled clinic will be on will be held under cover at Hillcrest Shopping Complex, Great Order of March: Smiths Locksmiths Manukau City Brass Band, Tuesday 11 May 2007. South Road, Manurewa — all units to report independently. Chairperson Pakuranga Community Board and RSA President, Appointments can be made by Dawn Parade: Assemble at the Manurewa RSA at 5.45am. March returned and ex-servicewomen, returned and ex-servicemen, phoning the bureau on 266 5729 or down Maich Road, Station Road, Great South Road to Cenotaph offi cial guests, RSA women’s section, fi re brigade, 40 Squadron visiting the bureau which is situated where the Dawn Service will be held at 6.15am. ATC, school representatives, uniformed youth groups. at the Library Centre, 7 Hill Road, There will be no wet weather cancellations. Return route: Following the commemorative service the parade Manurewa. will march to the RSA building via Picton Street and Wellington Papatoetoe Street. Residents of Papatoetoe and District are invited to attend a Ceremonial: Chair of the Howick Community Board, John Spiller, Manukau Parks Combined Civic and RSA Commemorative Service to be held and the President of the RSA will extend compliments to the Rangers’ walk and talk outside the Papatoetoe Memorial Library, Wallace Road, parade from the saluting base in upper Picton Street during the programmes 2007 Papatoetoe. march-past following the service. The service will be preceded by a parade of various Refreshments for youth groups: In the President’s Lounge, Explore the beautiful organisations, which will assemble at the Central School basement of RSA building, Wellington Street, following the Clevedon Scenic Reserve Grounds, corner Gt South Road and St George Street, return march. Take a walk with our park ranger Papatoetoe, at 10am. At 10.15am wreaths will be laid at the Administration: 1. Non-marching returned services personnel are through 100 hectares of native bush, Papatoetoe Central School Memorial Gates and then the parade invited to join the parade at Stockade Hill. Limited seating will be wetlands and waterfall habitat rising will march to Wallace Road for the Commemorative Service. provided. 2. Transport requirements for older or incapacitated 225 metres above the Wairoa River. Limited seating will be available for those who require it. veterans should be advised to the Secretary/Manager of the Learn about, and how to identify, the Dawn Parade: Assemble at the Manukau Memorial Gardens Howick RSA (telephone 534 9702). A bus will be provided. native plants, birds and insects in the Chapel, Puhinui Road, at 5.45am. Dawn service will be held In the event of inclement weather, the service will be held in reserve while increasing your knowledge at 6am. the Howick Recreation Centre, Pakuranga Highway. This will be of the environmental issues which the There will be no wet weather cancellations. announced over Newstalk ZB cancellations reserve faces. Dawn parade: Assemble at the Mellons Bay Road (by large Pine Note: Good level of fi tness and mobility Mangere Bridge tree) at 5.50am. At 6am the parade marches to Stockade Hill for required. The parade will form-up in Coronation Road in the Mangere the dawn service. Cost: Free. Bridge Village at 9am. The march will commence at 9.30am going Date: Friday 11 May 2007. via Coronation Road to Domain Road and then to the Mangere Clevedon Time/Location: 84R North Road, Memorial Hall for the remembrance service at 10am. A service will be held at the All Souls Church, North Road, Clevedon. 9.30am–12.00 noon. Clevedon at 10am. All welcome. Discover the history of Beachlands Hampton Park The parade will leave the Beachlands RSA car park at 9.30am and march to the Beachlands Memorial Hall. All welcome. An opportunity to discover this fascinating historic volcanic reserve. Otara Learn about its extensive Maori and The parade will assemble at the Pacifi c Islands Presbyterian European cultural heritage and increase Church, Ferguson Road, Otara, at 7.30am and march to the East your understanding of the volcanic and Tamaki Cenotaph, East Tamaki Domain for the service. Members geological history of the reserve. Well of the public are welcome to join the parade and to attend the known local historian Alan La Roche will service. Seating will be provided for the elderly. Wreaths will be be leading the tour accompanied by Park laid at the Cenotaph after the service. Ranger Anna Baine. Note: Average level of fi tness and mobility required. TIME TO SAY THANKS TO MANUKAU’S VOLUNTEERS Cost: Free. Every year Manukau City Council’s energy to their community. Recognition work they do.” Dates: Friday 4 May 2007. community boards host receptions events will take place in the third week of The council would like to hear from Time/Location: 9.30am–11.30am. throughout the city to recognise the June in these areas. Volunter recognition members of the public about volunteers 334 East Tamaki Road, East Tamaki. contributions of Manukau’s hardworking events will be held for the Clevedon, making a difference in the Botany, Howick, volunteers. Papatoetoe and Pakuranga communities Mangere and Otara communities and Cost: Free. Last year the boards presented next year. deserve recognition for their work. SPACES ARE LIMITED — certifi cates of appreciation to more Mayor of Manukau Sir Barry Curtis Nomination forms are available from BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL. than 900 volunteers. Because of this says, “Each year thousands of dedicated Manukau Libraries, Citizens Advice Bureaux, overwhelming response it’s been decided to individuals make a huge contribution to Howick Information Service, leisure and Contact: Park Ranger — Education: hold the Volunteer Recognition Awards over Manukau’s clubs and organisations and arts centres, council’s Customer Centre or Anna Baine 027 270 8297 two years. the well-being of people in our city. Most downloaded from or 262 8900 ext 8224 for further This year it’s the turn of Botany, Howick, of these groups would fold without this The closing date for nominations to information or to make a booking. Mangere and Otara communities to say commitment and it is only fi tting that we be forwarded to Manukau City Council is thanks to all those who give their time and thank our volunteers for the marvellous Friday 11 May. PAGE 6 All issues of Manukau Matters are available online at
  7. 7. Council and Community Board Meetings for May 2007 Resource Consent Notifi cation of an application for resource consent under section 93(2) Pursuant to Section 46 Part 7 of Local Government Offi cial Information and Meetings of the Resource Management Act 1991 Act 1987 public notice is hereby given of the meeting times and dates of the Manukau City Council and its Standing Committees for the month of May 2007. Manukau City Council has received an to arrive no later than the date given in application for resource consent from the relevant notice above. The following Standing Committee meetings will be held in the Manukau Room, Jig Saw Early Learning Centre. The submission must be dated, Manukau Civic Centre on the date specifi ed. signed by you, and include the following Economic Development Committee 9 May 2007 5pm The location of the site to which this information. Transport Committee 10 May 2007 5pm application relates is 12 William Woods Corporate Governance Committee 15 May 2007 5pm Court, Dannemora, Manukau. 1 Your name, postal address and phone Community Development Committee 16 May 2007 5pm number/fax number. Environment and Urban Design Committee 17 May 2007 5pm Lot 327 DP 211678. 2 Details of the application in respect Strategic Directions Committee 22 May 2007 5pm of which you are making the Council Plan Committee 29 May 2007 3pm It is proposed to operate a Sessional submission, including location. The following Standing Committee meetings will be held at the meetings room at Kindergarten for up to 30 children on 3 Whether you support or oppose Rainbows End, Corner Great South and Wiri Station Roads, Manukau: site. The building that will be used as the application. Hearings Committee 8 May 2007 9.30am part of the operation is a heritage 4 Your submission with reasons. Community Safety Committee 10 May 2007 9.30am building (Willowbank Cottage) and is 5 The decision you wish the Manukau The following Standing Committee meeting will be held at Pukaki Marae, Pukaki Road, protected under the Manukau Operative City Council to make. Mangere: District Plan. 6 Whether you wish to be heard in Te Tiriti o Waitangi Committee 23 May 2007 5pm support of your submission. The following Community Board Resource Consent Hearing will be held in the Address for service: Mark Harrison and conference centre at Finn McCool’s Irish Pub, 712 Great South Rd, Manukau, Vicki Taussaint, 2/73 Frank Nobilo Drive, The application(s) can be viewed and NOT at the Civic Centre as previously advertised: Howick. copies of submission forms are available Clevedon CB Resource Consents Hearings Committee 14 & 15 May 2007 9.30am at the public counter, Customer Centre, Ward centre: Botany Library Kotuku House, Manukau Square, Manukau The Council meeting will be held in the Council Chambers on 24 May city, and the ward centre identifi ed in commencing at 5.00pm. Submissions to this application must the consent notice above. Any inquires Community Board meetings will be held as follows: be received by no later than 5.00pm on regarding this application should be Mangere Community Board 7 May 2007 5pm Monday 21 May 2007. directed to Kathleen Alo on telephone Nga Tapuwae Community Centre, 253 Buckland Road, Mangere If you wish to make a submission 2628900 ext. 5825. Botany Community Board 7 May 2007 6.30pm on the above application you may do A copy of your submission must be Botany Library, 1 Sunset Terrace so by sending a written submission to served as soon as reasonably practicable Botany Shopping Centre, Botany Downs the council addressed to the Manager on the applicant and should be sent Clevedon Community Board 14 May 2007 7.30pm — Resource Consents, Manukau City to the relevant Address for Service as Clevedon Hall, Main Road, Clevedon Council, Private Bag 76917, Manukau city detailed in the advertisement above. Pakuranga Community Board 14 May 2007 7.30pm Community Room, Pakuranga Library Complex Aylesbury Street, Pakuranga Otara Community Board 21 May 2007 5pm PUT COUNCIL ON YOUR “TO DO” LIST Otara Music Arts Centre, Otara Town Centre, Otara Building, renovating or landscaping? Depending on what you have planned, you may need Manurewa Community Board 21 May 2007 6.30pm a building or resource consent from the council. Manukau Room, Manukau Civic Centre Take the opportunity to talk to us at the Manukau Home and Garden Show about the Howick Community Board 28 May 2007 7pm consenting process and what it might mean for your renovating and landscaping plans. Fencible Lounge, Howick Library, Uxbridge Road, Howick After all, it costs nothing to ask! Papatoetoe Community Board 28 May 2007 7pm Manukau Home & Garden Show, 4-6 May 2007, TelstraClear Pacifi c Events Centre. Papatoetoe Chambers, 31-33 St George Street, Papatoetoe WANTED A SKILLED ADMINISTRATOR EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES WITH GREAT PEOPLE SKILLS AT COUNCIL Community Advisory Services staff are someone who’ll keep them up to the pace, For these and other employment opportunities at council visit: very much at the coal-face of interaction and keep them grounded and in touch with and select ‘Jobs at council’ under the ‘most popular’ banner. between council and the many and varied the wider service. communities in Manukau city, and are often In short, says Kelly Huia, who is Administration Support — 30 hours per week working on their own, away from their currently providing Administration Community Advisory Services support base. Support to Community Advisory Services, Interested in becoming the ‘hub’ of administrative and clerical support to a diverse team The very nature of the job also means it needs someone who has excellent of community-based staff across Manukau city? that these community-based staff are people management skills and is a super- We are looking for a calm, skilled administrator who enjoys working to ever-changing often passionate about the initiatives and experienced offi ce administration person. demands, is customer-focused, has a positive ‘can do’ attitude, is detail conscious and projects they are involved with in their local Kelly only does 10 hours a week in this enjoys deadlines! At least two years’ experience in a related fi eld and a high level of community. demanding role, so if you think you have the competence in the Microsoft Offi ce suite is essential. For these reasons, they need a solid personality and the skills to fi ll in the other “anchor”, someone who they can rely on 30 hours this position requires, take a look Applications close: 30 April 2007, 12 noon for administrative support, and assistance at the following situations vacant position Vacancy Number: MM 3680 with reports and presentations, but also and send in your application. 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. Manukau Matters Issue 19 PAGE 7
  8. 8. MANUKAU CALENDAR 5 May North Island Dancesport 17 May to 9 June Fresh Gallery Otara Turns 1! This is just a sample of the many events happening in Manukau. Championships Venue: Fresh Gallery Otara, Shop 5, For a full list please visit and click on “Calendar of Events” Venue: Chinese Community Centre, 46 Fairmall, Otara Town Centre in the “Most Popular” box at the top right of the page. Scroll down and click on 99 Taylor Rd, Mangere Bridge Hours: Tuesday–Friday 10am–5pm; “Find out what’s on in Manukau”. Hours: 1.45pm–11pm Saturday 8am–2pm Price: Adult: $15.00, Seniors and under 15: Contact: Ema Tavola Multi-day events One-day events $7.00, Family: $35 Phone: 09 274 6400 Contact: Jo Nicholson Email: First and third Saturday each month Phone: 021 129 1915 Website: Mangere Bridge Craft Market Email: The 15th exhibition at Fresh Gallery Otara Venue: Village Square, Coronation Road, Sizzling Latin and Stunning Ballroom will be a multi-media exhibition celebrating Mangere Bridge FISHMARKET, Dancing Competition. the fi rst birthday of the gallery, its artists, Hours: 10am to 2pm OTARA BY exhibitions and community. Featured artists Contact: Carol-Anne Armitage PHOTOGRAPHER 10 May include Luse Namani, Samiu Napa’a and Phone: 622 1338 GREG SEMU. ART Source Danielle Meredith. Email: Programme Launch Visit this art and craft market at the 3 May to 2 June Venue: Otara Music Arts Centre, 17 May Mangere Bridge Village Square. Stalls How to Tread Lightly and Live Cnr Newbury Street and Bairds Road, National Young Leaders’ Day include locally crafted jewellery, puppets, Like a Shadow: Photography Otara Town Centre Venue: TelstraClear Pacifi c Events Centre cards, handknitting etc. Held the fi rst and — A Family Affair Hours: 7pm Hours: 9am–2.30pm third Saturday of every month — weather Venue: Mangere Arts Centre, Shop 17, Contact: Candy Elsmore The National Young Leaders’ Days are an permitting. If interested in having a stall Mangere Town Centre Phone: 027 279 0002 annual event initiated to develop student — please contact Carol-Anne on PH 622 1338 Hours: Tues–Fri, 9am–5pm; Sat, Email: leadership in schools and build a better or 0274 406 4112. 8.30am–3pm Website: future for young people. Contact: Chantelle Whaiapu Are you motivated and bursting with ideas? 28 April Phone: 09 275 0482 Don’t know where to start? Or how to keep 18 May STOMP 2007 Email: going? ART Source is your chance to get AotearoaHA Venue: TelstraClear Pacifi c Events Centre Website: your creative business ideas and projects Venue: TelstraClear Pacifi c Events Centre Hours: Day Heats: 9am–4pm, An exhibition of photography by Greg Semu, moving. Make sure you attend the ART Hours: 8pm–10pm Evening Finals: 7pm Evotia Tamua Thompson and Eimi Tamua. source programme launch to fi nd out more. Price: Tickets from $20 available at Price: $10, under 5yrs free Greg Semu has consistently and ART Source has been developed by the Arts TicketDirect Contact: Harvest Group Trust provocatively explored issues surrounding Regional Trust Te Taumata Toi-a-Iwi (ART). Contact: or phone Phone: 021 793 450 traditional adornment, the role of the fanau 0800 224 224. Email: and the religious colonisation of indigenous 10 May The all new Festival Event hosted by the This year’s event will showcase the skills peoples in the Pacifi c. This series of works Stephen K Amos darling of New Zealand’s comedy Oscar and talent of approximately 20 gospel based focuses on the people of Manukau. Venue: TelstraClear Pacifi c Events Centre Kightley brings some of NZ’s most talented youth dance teams battling it out for $3000 Hours: 8pm–10.15pm Maori and Pacifi c Island comedians to the prize money. Dance teams do not have to be 4 May to 3 June Contact: Tickets available from stage for an evening of massive humour church based, however all music and moves Works by Donna Campbell TicketDirect, or and laughter. must be Christian/gospel based. STOMP Venue: Nathan Homestead, phone 0800 224 224 2007 will also showcase a Polynesian 70 Hill Road, Manurewa Amos’ comedy show is packed with well 19 May to 27 May Market, Life Skills Market and Careers Hours: Monday–Friday 9am–5pm; observed material performed hilariously. His Embroidery Exhibition Market throughout the day events. weekends 1pm–4pm affection for the audience is the killer blow, Venue: Old Town Hall, George Street, Contact: Chantelle Whaiapu culminating in an all singing, all dancing Papatoetoe 28 April Phone: 09 267 0180 party to which everyone is invited. No one Hours: 1pm to 4pm on 19 May, Stamp Exhibition Email: could possibly have left this feel good show 10am to 4pm other days Venue: Papatoetoe Town Hall, Website: without a beaming smile on their face. Price: $2 admittance at the door St George St, Papatoetoe. Donna Campbell (Nga Puhi, Ngati Ruanui) Contact: Barbara Clark Hours: 10am to 4pm is a weaver and multi-media artist known 13 May Phone: 09 576 5623 Contact: Noel Ross for her innovative work in fl ax. Much of her RUN Auckland Series Race 2 An exhibition of work by local embroiderers Phone: 278 8578 recent work explores the female form, which Venue: Eastern Beach, Pakuranga showing various types of needlework. Email: she describes as “sourcing the feminine in Hours: 8am–12 noon Price: Free entry — door prize Maori art,” and incorporates both found and Price: $15 23 May Display of stamps featuring seven made objects in her work. Contact: Dion Jelley The Investment Adventurer stamp dealers. Email: Dr Gareth Morgan 4 to 6 May Website: or Venue: TelstraClear Pacifi c Events Centre Manukau Home Hours: 6pm–8pm and Garden Show A series of 5km or 10km fun runs and Price: Tickets $15 payable at the door, with Venue: TelstraClear Pacifi c Events Centre walks in fi ve different locations throughout all proceeds going to Kidz First, matched Phone: (06) 8776 475. Auckland from April to July. Race Two dollar for dollar by the Morgan Family Email: features a scenic run along the Eastern Charitable Foundation. Website: Beach foreshore on 13 May. Seats are limited, admission not guaranteed LITTLE BLACK The 2007 Manukau Home and Garden show without registration. DRESS, is promising to be the biggest home-related Registration: GARMENT show ever held in Manukau — with local and High profi le economist, author, investment BY DONNA national businesses showcasing a full range manager, columnist and philanthropist. CAMPBELL of indoor/outdoor products. 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. PAGE 8 All issues of Manukau Matters are available online at