10 SEPTEMBER 2006 ISSUE 5
COMMITTED TO THE COMMUNITY PAGE 2
MANUKAU EVENT LISTINGS PAGE 8 MATTERS
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
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.
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 email@example.com 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.”
firstname.lastname@example.org (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
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
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.
HOW SAFE IS YOUR
FAMILY IN THE WATER?
SITUATIONS Seasonal Lifeguards —
Looking to earn $$$ over the
Customer Support —
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
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 email@example.com. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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