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Manukau matters issue 5 2006

  1. 1. 10 SEPTEMBER 2006 ISSUE 5 MANUKAU COMMITTED TO THE COMMUNITY PAGE 2 MANUKAU EVENT LISTINGS PAGE 8 MATTERS STRONG POSITION FOR MANUKAU CITY A STRONG BALANCE SHEET AND A REASONABLE END-OF-YEAR POSITION IN TERMS OF OVERALL FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE SHOWS THAT MANUKAU CITY COUNCIL’S FINANCES ARE IN A GOOD STATE. In his end-of-year fi nancial report to the A number of signifi cant milestones Council Plan Committee on Tuesday 29 were achieved during the year, with the August, Director of Finance Dave Foster confi rmation of the draft 2006-16 LTCCP says the council has a total investment of following public consultation. This was the $380 million and $99 million debt. council’s fi rst audited long-term plan, with “This is a rare position for a local the document achieving an unconditional authority of Manukau’s size, and makes audit approval. council one of the strongest in the sector,” The establishment of Manukau Water Another milestone was the draft Rural Sewerage Plant and Reticulation Project was he says. Limited as a council controlled organisation Growth Strategy — a 20-year-plus plan approved for construction during the year. The report shows the organisation was completed successfully. Tomorrow’s to manage growth in land bordering the The Food Bowl land purchase was managed to deliver on an ambitious Manukau Properties Limited has continued coastline, and rural areas of the city. completed and the Stage 2 implementation work programme for the benefi t of the to be positioned to manage the creation of This draft strategy was developed during and master planning is well under way. community and, at the same time, embraced the town centre at Flat Bush. Manukau the past year for public consultation, In the tourism sector, council has some substantial changes in management City Investments Limited increased its which is now under way. undertaken a strategic alignment structure, approach and culture. shareholding in the Auckland International A number of other growth-related with Tourism Auckland, including joint Manukau Citu Council delivered the Airport to better position council’s long projects continue to be progressed involving development of marketing material. lowest rate increase of all the councils in term interests. the Auckland region. It also has the lowest The Housing for the Elderly review was “This is a rare position for a local authority of Manukau’s size, residential and business rates of Auckland’s completed and public consultation carried and makes council one of the strongest in the sector.” city councils. This was achieved while at the out through the long-term plan. same time changing its basis of rating from Several new facilities were completed the Mangere Puhinui zoned land near Mr Foster says the statement of fi nancial land to annual value in the 2006-16 Long including Te Matariki—Clendon Community the airport, at Whitford and Beachlands— performance shows a total favourable Term Council Community Plan (LTCCP). Centre and Library and the Manurewa Maraetai. variance to the adjusted budget of $256 Aquatic Centre—Ngaa Maahi a Rehia, In transportation, a highlight was the million at the net surplus line. This was due while a number of strategies and policies completion of the Manurewa Rail/Bus to the airport shares being transferred were adopted. Interchange together with the upgrade to Manukau City Investments Limited and of other stations. The Manukau Rail Link shown in the results as a gain on sale. enabling works have been approved as part Net expenditure exceeded adjusted of the SH1—SH20 motorway extension. budgets by $14.2 million, of which $10.5 Good progress was made on the million was directly attributable to Highbrook motorway interchange and depreciation and interest charges being roading link, which is expected to open in higher than anticipated. A further $3.7 April 2007. million of additional expenses included The planned 2005/06 Stormwater increased maintenance costs for properties, capital works programme was tendered and higher electricity costs for street and pipeworks construction commenced. lighting. Stormwater design for Flat Bush town centre The fi nal rating income fi gures are still was progressed. The Kawakawa Bay being reconciled. THE MANUREWA AQUATIC CENTRE — NGAA MAAHI A REHIA, ONE OF THE COMMUNITY FACILITIES COMPLETED BY MANUKAU CITY COUNCIL WITHIN THE 2005-06 FINANCIAL YEAR. NEWS, VIEWS, INTERVIEWS, EVENT LISTINGS, ENTERTAINMENT, PUBLIC NOTICES, JOBS... ALL INSIDE YOUR MANUKAU MATTERS
  2. 2. MANUKAU INORGANIC COLLECTION PROBLEMS MANUKAU RESIDENTS PUTTING OUT THEIR INORGANIC MATTERS RUBBISH TOO EARLY ARE MAKING NEIGHBOURHOODS Manukau Matters is published twice LOOK LIKE DUMPS AND CAUSING CONCERNS ABOUT a month by the Manukau City Council CHILDREN’S SAFETY. and delivered to more than 100,000 households, rural delivery addresses, Manukau City Council Environment and “If you haven’t received a fl yer from the and other locations within the Urban Design Committee Chair Noel council, don’t put out any inorganic rubbish.” neatly to stop neighbourhoods looking like a city boundaries. Burnside says it is time residents started An orange and blue fl yer will arrive a dump,” Cr Burnside says. Manukau Matters helps council taking more responsibility for keeping their week before collection. It tells residents Rubbish left on the side of the road for inform residents and ratepayers about neighbourhood clean. when rubbish can be put out and what not to long periods of time also increases the council decisions, activities, projects “We remind people every year to wait put out. likelihood of children playing with it and and events. It is a cost-effective way until they receive a fl yer from the council “The amount of rubbish is up about 30 hurting themselves, he says. of providing important statutory before putting out their inorganic rubbish. per cent on last year. That means it is very For more information about the inorganic information such as public notices But we’re still seeing rubbish on streets important to put out rubbish as close to the collection, call the council contact centre on concerning planning and resource weeks before it is due to be collected. collection date as possible and stack it 262 5104. consent issues. Manukau Matters also contains articles of interest to Manukau BREATHLESS ENCOUNTERS residents, promoting the city’s resources, attractions, facilities The anxiety and even the joys of undergoing a police-administered and community events. breathalyzer test will be put to music by the Manukau Symphony Orchestra at its Encounters concert later this month. CONTACT US AT The orchestra is promising an evening of serious, but EMAIL manukaumatters@ invigorating music conducted by Uwe Grodd on 23 September. manukau.govt.nz The show features Breathalyzer, a new work by Composer-In- EDITORIAL 262 5223 Residence John Rimmer, Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor EVENT LISTINGS performed by pianist Diedre Irons, and Mendelssohn’s www.manukau.govt.nz/events ‘Reformation’ Symphony No. 5. DISTRIBUTION 262 5104 Breathalyzer was inspired by an encounter with a police breath- COMMITTED TO THE POST Manukau City Council, testing unit in central Auckland at 10am on a week-day morning. Pvt Bag 76917, Manukau City And when highly respected New Zealand pianist Diedre Irons COMMUNITY (attention Manukau Matters) performs Schumann’s masterpiece it won’t be for the fi rst time. DESIGNED BY She played the same piece during her fi rst solo appearance with MANUREWA CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU Scenario Communications Limited the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra when she was only 12. (CAB) MANAGER, PAT GOODCHILD (CENTRE, EDITOR Jenna Moore PICTURED WITH TWO VOLUNTEERS), IS CHIEF WRITER Vienna Richards ENCOUNTERS: 7.30pm, Saturday 23 September 2006, RETIRING AFTER 32 YEARS SERVICE. Genesis Energy Theatre TelstraClear Pacifi c SHE HAS NOTHING BUT PRAISE FOR CAB WOULD YOU LIKE A DIGITAL For information phone 446 1097 or email mcso@xtra.co.nz VOLUNTEERS. VERSION OF MANUKAU MATTERS? Tickets: A reserve $38, B reserve $25, Students $15. In addition to your printed copy, we can Door sales from 6.30pm on the night. “Volunteers work here one half day a week and they do this because send you a PDF version. Email us at Book at Ticketdirect www.ticketdirect.co.nz or 0800 4 TICKET they want to,” she says. “These people like to help the community.” manukaumatters@manukau.govt.nz (0800 4 842538) — booking fees may apply. People might seek advice for matters such as child custody More information: www.mcso.org.nz and access, relationship breakdowns, food parcels, employment WANT TO This concert is made possible thanks to the generous support of disputes, budgeting, consumer law, residency and immigration, as Creative New Zealand, Manukau City Council, ASB Community well as seeking Justice of the Peace services. CONTACT COUNCIL, Trust, The Caversham Foundation and The Southern Trust. “When people come here they often have more than one OR YOUR ELECTED concern,” says Mrs Goodchild. “They might be leaving a relationship COUNCILLOR? or have been evicted from their home and in need of housing or legal advice.” Council’s main administration phone It is not just problems the service helps with — citizens advice number is 263 7100 (business hours). bureaux are also a natural fi rst port of call when you move into a Use the Call Centre on 262 5104 new area as they can provide a wealth of local information to help (24hours) for assistance with: graffi ti, you settle in. roading, signs, refuse disposal, traffi c, At the end of her service, Mrs Goodchild has this message: street lighting, environmental by- “My thanks to all the volunteers, the council and the managers who laws, noise complaints, dog control, sustain us. And — for anyone interested in volunteering — you get statistical information, LIM reports, such a lot back from doing something for the community.” land rates and kerbside recycling. All Manukau Citizens Advice Bureaux are seeking volunteers The council’s website has contact so they can continue their free service to thousands of residents. details for all elected Councillors and As well as helping others, volunteering is a great way to meet new Join ‘Manukau on the Move’ – Community Board members, at: people and develop new skills. TEEN EXTREME outdoor adventure week www.manukau.govt.nz/elected.htm Don’t worry if you don’t think you have the skills and experience Monday 25 – Friday 29 September 2006 for: — volunteers are fully trained and receive ongoing support. The next KAYAKING AUCKLAND PARKS CHALLENGE training course begins Tuesday 10 October in Otara. CYCLE AND HOT POOLS SURVIVOR For more information about the service, or to volunteer, please SUITA call 0800 367 222 (0800 FOR CAB), visit www.cab.org.nz or contact TREE TOP ADVENTURES FOR A BLE G E 12–16S your local Citizens Advice Bureau: BE QUICK, CALL 274 6904 YEA RS Otara CAB Shop 1-2, 46 Fair Mall Avenue, Bairds Road. Ph 274 6577. SUPERVISION RATIOS LIMIT PLACES Mangere CAB Library complex, 15 Orly Road. Ph 275 9541. Pakuranga-Eastern Manukau CAB Library complex, Aylesbury St, Parents: These programmes are provided by ‘Manukau on the Move’ – Pakuranga. Ph 576 8331. NEXT ISSUE Sunday 24 Sept 2006 the outreach service of Manukau City Council, with professional, trained recreation staff and well-maintained equipment. Papatoetoe CAB 35a St George St (behind town hall). Ph 278 5191. Manurewa CAB Library complex, 7 Hill Road. Ph 266 5729.
  3. 3. HOW SAFE IS YOUR FAMILY IN THE WATER? SITUATIONS Seasonal Lifeguards — Looking to earn $$$ over the Customer Support — Permanent, Part-time summer season? (16 hours) With warmer weather just around the VACANT Manukau Leisure Services Manurewa Aquatic Centre Ngaa Mahi a Rehia corner, now is an ideal time for families Manukau Leisure Services seek Seasonal to think about how safe their children will Lifeguards for their six swimming pools. We require a positive, friendly person be in the water once summer arrives. We offer: Training, which includes with excellent customer service skills Manukau Swimsation swimming Librarian — Learning Support water safety, fi rst aid, drug and alcohol to work part-time at our reception schools are running free swimming (Rangatahi) awareness and working with people who area. Candidates should have a good assessment days for families. Tupu Dawson Road Youth Library have special needs; An enjoyable working working knowledge of computer systems Everyone is welcome to attend the Are you a registered teacher who has environment; Part-time or full-time and must enjoy dealing with customer sessions, which will show what level drive and passion to work alongside employment for 4 months (November inquiries and requests. children are at with their swimming and our Pasifi ka community, facilitating the — March); Opportunities for permanent Vacancy Number: 3498 give parents an important understanding Ministry of Education-funded Study employment. Applications close: 14 September 2006, of how safe they and their families are in Support Centre at Tupu Youth library? You will: Be a profi cient swimmer; 12 noon and around water. Up to 30 hours are available in this Have the ability to obtain the Manukau’s friendly and fully-qualifi ed vibrant and exciting environment. National Lifeguard Award; Have a Swimsation team will also be on hand to NZ school curriculum knowledge and current First Aid certifi cate; Have good Manukau Leisure Services advise about the different learn-to-swim IT savvy is essential and library communication skills. Special Projects programmes that are available at local experience desirable. You will be based at one of the Te Matariki Clendon Community Centre swimming pools. Vacancy Number: 3496 following pools: Manurewa Aquatic The successful applicant for this six- Free swimming assessment days are: Applications close: 14 September 2006, Centre Ngaa Mahi a Rehia; Papatoetoe month fixed-term project management Moana-nui-a-Kiwa 12 noon Centennial Pools; Moana-Nui-a-Kiwa role will have signifi cant facility and Mascot Avenue, Mangere Centre, Mangere; Otara Leisure Centre; people management experience Friday 15 September, 3.30pm—5.30pm Lloyd Elsmore Park Leisure Centre; and qualifi cations. You will possess Manurewa Aquatic Centre Library Business Support Totara Park Pools. exceptional customer service skills Ngaa Mahi a Rehia Assistant Vacancy Number: 3499 and have the necessary expertise to Mountfort Park, Manurewa Manukau Libraries Applications close: 21 September 2006, develop and implement “fi rst point of Saturday 16 September, 12pm—2pm We require a skilled and motivated 12 noon contact” service improvements across a Norman Kirk Memorial Pool person to join our team to ensure the diverse range of recreation and leisure Bairds Road, Otara delivery of quality business support environments. Friday 29 September, 3.30pm—5.30pm services to Manukau Libraries. Assistant Team Leader — Vacancy Number: 3495 Papatoetoe Centennial Pools Applicants will demonstrate through Early Childhood Educator Applications close: 14 September 2006, Sutton Crescent, Papatoetoe qualifi cations and previous experience, Te Matariki Clendon Community Centre 12 noon & Library Saturday 30 September, 12pm—2pm effective administration skills, excellent customer service, an aptitude for An exciting opportunity has arisen to procurement and the ability to carry be part of a motivated and committed Co-ordinator Injury Free MANGEMANGEROA out general offi ce tasks. This position is team. Are you energetic, innovative Counties Manukau (Pacific) COASTAL WALK being re-advertised, previous applicants and keen to share your knowledge and — Permanent Part-time Now is the best time of year to visit need not apply. experience to assist in the development (32 hours per week) Manukau city’s Mangemangeroa Coastal Vacancy Number: 3455 of our team? You will need a Diploma Community Advocacy & Funding Walk. In early spring kowhai trees in Applications close: 14 September 2006, of Teaching (ECE), full or provisional A person with passion for the community this outstanding piece of coastal forest 12 noon Teacher Registration and a current First is required to facilitate collaboration will be in full fl ower, attracting tui in Aid certifi cate. Benefi ts include: of injury-prevention agencies and large numbers. • Staff superannuation scheme community organisations (e.g. churches). Forest and Bird is hosting a fi eld trip to For more details on these vacancies, or to • Training and development opportunities An understanding of Manukau’s Pacifi c the walkway on Saturday 16 September at view the full list of employment opportunities • Other staff privileges communities, and excellent skills in 10am. Meet at the at Manukau City Council, you can visit www. Vacancy Number: 3486 facilitation, relationship building, carpark, south end seek.co.nz/manukau; email a request for a Applications close: 14 September 2006, planning and reporting are needed. of Somerville Rd. position description to jobs@manukau.govt. 12 noon A qualifi cation or experience in health Bring lunch. For nz; or phone (09) 262-8907. Please quote the promotion or community development more information vacancy number with all requests or inquiries is essential. contact Graham and with your application. Manukau City Vacancy Number: 3458 Sella on Council is a progressive organisation with a Applications close: 14 September 2006, 276 3092. leading role in the Local Government sector 12 noon PURIRI IN FLOWER AT MANGEMANGEROA and a commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi.
  4. 4. PUBLIC NOTICES Pacific Island Advisory Schedule of Meetings for Schedule of Meetings for the remainder of September 2006 Committee (PIAC) September 2006 (Repeated notice — fi rst advertised in full, pursuant to Section 46 Part 7 of the Local Public notice is given of the September Public Notice is hereby given in terms Government Offi cial Information and Meetings Act 1987, in Manukau Matters Issue Four, meeting of the Pacifi c Island Advisory of the Local Government Offi cial 20 August 2006.) A public notice reminder is hereby given of the meeting times and Committee to Manukau City Council. Information and Meetings Act 1987 of dates of the Manukau City Council and its Standing Committees for the remainder of the an amendment to the September 2006 month of September 2006. 21 September 2006 schedule previously notifi ed. The following Standing Committee meetings will be held in the Manukau Room, Commencing at 6.00pm The meeting of the Botany Resource Manukau Civic Centre on the date specifi ed. Totara Room, Level 3, Civic Centre, Consents Hearings Committee previously Corporate Governance Committee 12 Sept 5.00pm 31–33 Wiri Station Road, Manukau scheduled for 18 September 2006 will Community Development Committee 13 Sept 5.00pm For more information contact: now be held on Thursday 21 September Environment and Urban Design Committee 14 Sept 5.00pm Faama Viliamu, PIAC Coordinator 2006, commencing at 9.30am in the Te Tiriti o Waitangi Committee 19 Sept 3.00pm Call 262-8900 ext 8469 Puhinui Room. Strategic Directions Committee 19 Sept 6.00pm or email fviliamu@manukau.govt.nz The Council meeting will be held in the Council Chambers on 28 September 2006 commencing at 5.00pm. Land Use Resource Consent Community Board meetings will be held as follows: Te Puru Function Room, Beachlands, Clevedon 1 1 Sept 7.30pm Notifi cation of an Application for Resource Consent under Section 94C of the Pakuranga Community Board Resource Management Act 1991 Community Room, Pakuranga Library Complex, Manukau City Council has received an application for resource consent from Baverstock Aylesbury Street, Pakuranga 1 1 Sept 7.30pm Park Limited. Otara Community Board Location: 29 Kensway Drive, Flat Bush. Lot: 501 DP 340756. Otara Music Arts Centre, Otara Town Centre, Otara 18 Sept 5.00pm Discretionary Activity for a comprehensive residential development comprising the Manurewa Community Board construction of 2 apartment buildings (containing a total of 96 units) and a retirement Totara Room, Level 3, Manukau Civic Centre 18 Sept 6.30pm complex (containing a total of 238 units and associated communal facilities); and Howick Community Board infringing the District Plan provisions relating to site coverage, maximum height, private Howick Range Trust, 80 Wellington Street, Howick 25 Sept 7.00pm outdoor space, residential privacy requirements and front yard boundary fencing. Papatoetoe Community Board The proposal includes land modifi cation works and the provision of associated Papatoetoe Chambers, 31-33 St George Street, Papatoetoe 25 Sept 7.00pm infrastructure and roading. Address for service: Barry Rae Transurban Limited, PO Box 90 921, AUCKLAND; Formal notifi cation of meetings for the month of October 2006 will be advertised in Attention: Michelle Carr Manukau Matters Issue Six, scheduled for publication on Sunday 24 September, 2006. Submissions on this application must be received by 6 October 2006 Otahuhu community plan Manukau Memorial Gardens Land Use Resource Consent — public open day Notice of burial sites maintenance Notifi cation of an Application for Resource Consent under Section 94C of the Otahuhu’s close links to Manukau city Manukau Memorial Gardens advises Resource Management Act 1991 mean that Auckland City would like to families and friends of those buried Manukau City Council has received an application for resource consent from Baverstock advise of a public open day. within the Gardens that a clean-up of all Park Limited. Auckland City has been working with burial areas will begin on Monday Location: 29 Kensway Drive, Flat Bush. Lot: 501 DP 340756. the Otahuhu community since May 2006 1 1 September. Discretionary Activity for a comprehensive residential development comprising the on developing a long term plan for the Staff will be removing all non- construction of 6 apartment buildings (containing a total of 296 units); and infringing area. The open day is a chance to view compliant items/decorations from the District Plan provisions relating to maximum height, private outdoor space, feedback gathered to date. burial plots. residential privacy requirements and front yard boundary fencing. The proposal Open day: 21 September from 3pm If families and friends are unable to includes a parking shortfall, land modifi cation works, and the provision of associated to 7pm, with presentations at 3.30pm remove such items/decorations before infrastructure and roading. and 6pm. Location: Otahuhu Community the start of the clean-up, these items will Address for service: Barry Rae Transurban Limited, PO Box 90 921, AUCKLAND; Town Hall (10-16 High Street). be removed by staff and held in storage Attention: Michelle Carr Find out more about the plan by for collection within two months. Submissions on this application must be received by 6 October 2006 visiting www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/ If you require further information or otahuhucommunityplan have any questions, please contact: If you wish to make a submission on any of the above applications, you may do so by sending a written submission to the council addressed to the Manager — Resource Consents, Allison Sutherland Manukau City Council, Private Bag 76917, Manukau city — Attention: Otara Botany Clevedon Manukau Memorial Gardens Resource Consents Team, Level 4, Kotuku House, to arrive no later than the date given in 357 Puhunui Road the relevant notice above. Papatoetoe The submission must be dated, signed by you, and include the following information: Ph 09 250 0074 1 Your name, postal address and phone number/fax number. 2 Details of the application in respect of which you are making the submission, including location. 3 Whether you support or oppose the application. 4 Your submission with reasons. 5 The decision you wish the Manukau City Council to make. 6 Whether you wish to be heard in support of your submission. The application(s) can be viewed and copies of submission forms are available at the Public Counter, Kotuku Customer Centre, Kotuku House, Manukau Square, Manukau city. A copy of your submission must be served as soon as reasonably practicable on the applicant and should be sent to the relevant Address for Service as detailed in the MANUKAU MEMORIAL GARDENS advertisement above.

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