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  1. 1. 2 JULY 2006 MANUKAU A PASSION FOR HIGH FASHION? PAGE 3 MATTERS M S DRAMA ON YOUR DOORSTEP THEY’RE TOUGH, THEY’RE IN YOUR FACE AND THEY’RE SHOOTING IN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD. One of the biggest stars of the popular very beautiful. It’s very, very photogenic.” new television series Orange Roughies Many of the episodes are fi lmed along appears in nearly every scene, but doesn’t the coastline of the Manukau Harbour, give interviews, and doesn’t have top Puketutu Island and seemingly rural areas billing in the credits. Yet without it the such as the historic Otuataua Stonefi elds. series would not be possible. The Screenworks team of producer The tough police drama’s distinctively Chris Hampson, director Chris Bailey and Whereas with, say, the Waitemata Harbour, that’s what we wanted to make the show international look could be Los Angeles or writer Greg McGee, say all the people it’s very diffi cult to get to the margins.” about. The show is ostensibly a police Miami. But, it turns out, it’s a lot closer to they’ve encountered in Manukau “have “Also, if we want to recreate the look series set on the margins of land home. Large segments of the series are been good to us.” of a Far North village we can do that by and water.” fi lmed right here in Manukau city. “We’ve had really good support mixing about three locations from Council Events Advisor Ross Gallagher Produced by Screenworks, an from the council, which is enormously around here.” says the council has been working with a independent production house, Orange important in fi lming, as well as great Hampson fi rst saw Manukau’s potential number of fi lm and television production Roughies is about a special taskforce of cooperation from the people,” he says. as a fi lm location three or four years ago companies to shoot music videos, police and custom offi cers who police For Screenworks, fi lming Orange border security across our coastline. And when you see the international Roughies on location in Manukau was perfect because of the city’s terrifi c mix “I was really taken aback at how much coastline on the series, that’s Manukau of rural, urban and coastline landscapes of the Manukau Harbour is quite Harbour playing a starring role. in a central location. Manukau’s Great “I was really taken aback at how much South Road is big and wide enough to be untouched... It’s very, very photogenic.” of the Manukau Harbour shot as though it was in Los Angeles and, is quite untouched,” says Hampson says, in and around the airport when Screenworks was shooting a feature commercials and fi lm and television Screenworks’ producer can be made to look fi lm called Skin and Bone which was set in Manukau. Chris Hampson. “It’s all like the middle of in Taranaki. “We are a fi lm-friendly council”, nowhere, to fi t the To keep production costs down, says Ross Gallagher. “We’re working episode being shot. a cemetery scene for Skin and Bone was with another production company right “It has been great to shot at the old church and cemetery near now to fi nd the right location for an get easy access to the airport at the corner of Oruarangi Rd. upcoming fi lm.” the kinds of places “We shot with our backs to the Already Manukau’s beautiful we need to road with four lanes of traffi c roaring landscapes have been snapped up in get to. backwards and forwards out to the television commercials for Holden, airport, literally 15 feet away,” he says. McDonalds and Persil. “We had to re-voice it later in the The movies shot on Manukau location studio because of the roar of the traffi c. have included Rude Awakenings, Power But it works beautifully. And there were Rangers, Special Investigators and an cows on the other side of the fence. It’s upcoming Gibson series on settlers. real farms that sit just off very busy four- On Wednesday (5 July), Screenworks lane highways.” will be fi lming Orange Roughies all day Hampson says fi lming on location along Manukau’s Great South Road. See if enables them to get out into the you can spot them. community and try to show the best parts You can watch the fi rst series of of the region. Orange Roughies on Thursday nights “The wonderful thing about the region on TVOne. is the way it knits into the two oceans and NEWS, VIEWS, INTERVIEWS, JOBS, LISTINGS, ENTERTAINMENT, PUBLIC NOTICES... ALL INSIDE YOUR MANUKAU MATTERS
  2. 2. WHY A SONGBOOK OF TRIBUTES MANUKAU NEW GRAFFITI ART MURAL UNVEILED AT THE TELSTRACLEAR PACIFIC EVENTS CENTRE MATTERS A pictorial songbook of tributes, or a Manukau Matters is published twice giant fi lm reel, are descriptions of the new a month by the Manukau City Council graffi ti art mural showcasing Manukau’s and delivered to more than 100,000 champions in sports, community, households, rural delivery addresses, entertainment and business, unveiled at and other locations within the the TelstraClear Pacifi c Events Centre city boundaries. in June. Manukau Matters helps council This stunning mural stands four inform residents and ratepayers about metres tall and goes 45 metres across council decisions, activities, projects the breadth of the waka-shaped wall at and events. It is a cost-effective way the centre. It celebrates excellence and of providing important statutory achievement in Manukau City and will be information such as public notices a talking point for years to come, says concerning planning and resource TelstraClear Pacifi c Events Centre CEO consent issues. Richard Jeffreys. sons and daughters including the late Jason Pocklington from Howick, who has Manukau Matters also contains The larger than life portraits pay Prime Minister David Lange, racing legend created a design of the different cultures articles of interest to Manukau tribute to some of Manukau’s most famous Possum Bourne, hip hop pioneering of Manukau. Isabella Shin from Howick residents, promoting the city’s songwriter and singer of How Bizarre Phil focused on the area’s environment and resources, attractions, facilities Fuemana and the fi rst female Olympic Otara resident and Cook Islander Jayson and community events. Gold Medalist Yvette Williams Corlett. Mokotupu’s design was inspired by whanau They join other famous faces such as Sir and creativity. CONTACT US AT Edmund Hillary, Jonah Lomu, John Walker, The unveiling was attended by John EMAIL manukaumatters@ Barbara Kendall and Sir Woolf Fisher. Walker, Possum Bourne’s widow Peggy The giant mural features the diverse Bourne and members of the Fuemana and EDITORIAL 262 5223 art and designs of four local artists, one Fisher families. EVENT LISTINGS as young as nine years old — Korean Kevin The mural, commissioned by the Lion Dong from Pakuranga. Kevin’s kiwi and Foundation and TelstraClear, took two DISTRIBUTION 262 5104 silver fern design can be found at the end weeks to paint. POST Manukau City Council, of the mural after David Lange. Well known graffi ti and hip hop artists Pvt Bag 76917, Manukau City There is the Pacifi c art design of 14- Otis Frizzell and Dan Tippett were the lead (attention Manukau Matters) year-old Lorraine Henderson from Tuakau, artists on the project, working from 10am DESIGNED BY who is of Papua New Guinean descent, and to midnight most days. Scenario Communications Limited EDITOR Jenna Moore CHIEF WRITER Vienna Richards MUSIC TO YOUR EARS PERFORMING ART AWARDS WANT TO MANUKAU RESIDENTS ARE INVITED Young people into music or dance will have the opportunity to CONTACT COUNCIL, TO A FREE ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE shine in the Manukau Secondary Schools Performing Art Awards. LATER THIS MONTH. The awards are presented annually and recognise classical and OR YOUR ELECTED contemporary music and dance performance. They are open COUNCILLOR? On the weekend of 21 to 23 July the Manukau City Symphony to secondary schools in the greater Auckland region and the Orchestra (MSCO), along with young Manukau musicians, will hold fi nals provide a great chance for students to perform in front Council’s main administration phone a weekend workshop entitled “Symphonic Journey”. Conducted of a crowd. number is 263 7100 (business hours). by Musical Director, Associate Professor Uwe Grodd, the young This year, prize money to the value of $4,000 is offered to Use the Call Centre on 262 5104 players will participate in the rehearsals and performance of schools ready to take up the challenge. The awards night is open (24hours) for assistance with: graffi ti, Tchaikovsky’s 6th Symphony, the “Pathétique” (in the sense of to the public — don’t miss out on the hot talent on stage and the roading, signs, refuse disposal, traffi c, “pathos” — a quality that arouses the emotions — not “pathetic”). excitement of the fi nals! street lighting, environmental by- This was Tchaikovsky’s fi nal work. He died nine days following laws, noise complaints, dog control, the première of the symphony after drinking a glass of unboiled 2006 Manukau Secondary Schools statistical information, LIM reports, water during a cholera epidemic. He is reputed to have called the Performing Art Awards — entries now open land rates and kerbside recycling. symphony his fi nest achievement. It is very dramatic, passionate Entry forms are now available from OMAC (Otara Music and The council’s website has contact music with wonderful melodies; at times sorrowful, at times Arts Centre). Ph. 274-6400 or email Chantelle Whaiapu details for all elected Councillors and bursting into happy tunes. at Community Board members, at: The orchestra is inviting residents to attend a free informal Entries due by Monday 24 July 2006. Heats: 4-25 August 2006, performance of the “Pathétique” at the Genesis Energy Theatre, OMAC. Finals and Awards Night: Friday 1 September, 6-10pm. TelstraClear Pacifi c, on Sunday 23 July at 2.30pm. Genesis Theatre, TelstraClear Pacifi c Events Centre (Entry $2) INORGANIC COLLECTIONS START THIS MONTH Good news for all of you who have day and will tell you what you need to and put their rubbish out for collection inorganic rubbish you’d like to say know about the collections (i.e. when too early, our streets could end up piled goodbye to. Manukau city’s inorganic they are and what you can put out with junk for weeks before being collected. collections start this month and will for collection). Remember to stack rubbish neatly so that continue until October. The most important thing to remember it’s not too much of an eyesore. Keep an eye out for the orange and is to wait for the fl yer advising each area’s blue fl yer in your letterbox. The fl yer will collection date before putting out your NEXT ISSUE Sunday 23 July 2006 arrive about one week before collection rubbish. If people get ahead of themselves
  3. 3. WHY IS THIS IN MY LETTERBOX? AN INTRODUCTION TO MANUKAU MATTERS Manukau Matters is the new publication It will promote the city’s resources, produced by Manukau City Council to attractions and facilities and every second improve communication to residents. issue will include a diary of events and It will be delivered twice a month to leisure programmes of interest nearly 100,000 letterboxes throughout to residents. the city. Important public notices Sir Barry Curtis, Mayor of Manukau, Most of the council’s public notice says the council is committed to informing advertising will appear in Manukau Matters. These will include notices of NEW FACILITIES FOR “I have believed for some Council and Community Board meetings, “A PLACE TO REMEMBER” time that the council should and notices that affect the day-to-day have its own means of lives of residents such as resource Manukau Memorial Gardens celebrates all denominations. communicating with the consents, road closures, alcohol bans diversity and colour like no other “The new technology means that if public.” and other prohibitions, planning changes, cemetery in the country. someone wants to show a PowerPoint notices of new or changed bylaws, and The beauty of the grounds is the presentation of their loved ones, a DVD residents and ratepayers about council so on. Situations Vacant advertisements fi rst thing you’ll notice, creating or video, play music, or even record the decisions, activities, projects, how rates for community jobs within Manukau City moments when you forget you are in a service to watch later, we can do it for are being spent and why. Council will also be listed. cemetery. This is an atmosphere further them,” says Mrs Mudgway. “I have believed for some time that Why is this in my letterbox? encouraged by the staff here, led by The newest addition to the Memorial the council should have its own means of Manukau Matters is not an advertising Cemetery and Crematorium manager Gardens’ facilities is the Magnolia Room, communicating with the public,“ Sir Barry circular, it is a council newspaper Noelene Mudgway. a private committal room with its own says. “City or region-wide newsletters are with important news for all residents. The focus at these beautiful gardens discrete entry for family and friends to published by a number of city and regional Therefore the delivery people have is on celebrating people’s lives and say their fi nal farewells. councils. They are an effi cient and cost been instructed to place the paper in all having a place to remember. Whether you are visiting the Hindu effective way of getting information to letterboxes, including those that have “You never see culture displayed as temple on the grounds as you drive down all residents.” “no circulars” or “no junk mail” signs. prominently as you do at a funeral,” says to the crematorium or the Muslim area The newsletter will also promote the What’s wrong with using local papers? Mrs Mudgway, who has worked at the near the entrance, the RSA war veterans positive and interesting events, facilities Mr Auton says Manukau Matters is an cemetery and crematorium for the past or the colourful Pacifi c Island gravesites, and developments going on in Manukau additional means of getting important nine years. all people are welcomed and accepted. and encourage residents to take maximum information to ratepayers. It is intended “When it comes to a funeral, people “We celebrate culture and diversity enjoyment in, and benefi t from, the great to complement, not replace, local go back to their traditions, their here,” says Mrs Mudgway. “We’re things the city has to offer. newspapers. protocols and ancestry to make sure it is creating a tranquil place for people to Cost Neutral “The council will maintain its done right,” she says. come to. That’s what our signature is: “The new publication will not require any relationship with local media and continue “Getting it done right” is further a place to remember.” additional spending by council,” says to issue press releases and respond to enhanced by new facilities at the “This is where the living can come council Chief Executive Offi cer Leigh media inquiries,” he says, “however it is gardens. There is a new function lounge, and share time with those who have Auton. “Instead, it will be paid for with recognised that a lot of the information and the chapel capacity has recently passed on, and walk amongst the money previously budgeted to be spent on council needs to convey to residents been expanded to accommodate 250 fl owers, the roses and the trees and just communication in other ways.” would not meet the criteria for inclusion people seated, with an overfl ow area for have time,” says Allison Sutherland, Manukau Matters will contain articles as ‘news’ in local media, or could not be at least 150 more. Manukau Memorial Gardens Customer on council services, activities and reported in the detail council requires.” Memorial Gardens also has the latest Services Manager. projects in the city. state of the art multimedia technology For more information or a tour of in the chapel, which holds services for the new facilities, call 279 8232. A PASSION FOR HIGH FASHION? ANNUAL VALUE RATING MAKE YOUR MARK ON THE CULT-COUTURE STAGE LANDMARK DECISION FOR MANUKAU CITY COUNCIL Last year the Villa Maria Cult-Couture designer’s imagination!” wearable art entries were outstanding, The categories are: Recycled In what is one of Manukau city’s most important policy decisions, so here’s your chance to be part of Revolution, Formally Yours, Obviously Manukau city councillors have voted to change the basis of the this exciting fashion occasion. Council Organic, A Flight of Fantasy, city’s rating system. Arts Manager Leisa Siteine is calling Matrimonial Bliss, On the Streets Manukau city rates will, from the 2006/07 year, be based on all budding designers, artists and plus a special Students Award for Annual Value (AV), rather than the existing Land Value system. wearable art enthusiasts to enter secondary school students. Council believes Annual Value will minimise rating anomalies, the 2006 awards. Entries close on 1 September 2006. and more equitably distribute the rates burden across the city. “This year Cult-Couture is bigger The competition is open to anyone of The preferred option put forward in the draft Long Term and better than ever,” says Leisa. secondary school age and upwards. Council Community Plan, of ARV158 (Annual Value with “We are hosting two spectacular Finished garments must be received by a targeted refuse charge of $158), was amended to include shows and the grand prize is 20 September. A preview evening will be a Uniform Annual General Charge of $300. $15,000. Designs should refl ect held on 13 October, followed by the The effect will be to narrow the band of increases or the diverse cultures and life of awards night on 14 October. Both events decreases in rates. Manukau. With six categories to will be held at the Genesis Theatre, Further details of the fi nal Long Term Plan will be included choose from there is opportunity TelstraClear Pacifi c Events Centre. in the next issue of Manukau Matters on 23 July, and on to showcase designs from the Entry forms are available from Chantelle traditional to the outrageous Whaiapu, phone 09 275-0482 or email — the only barrier is the
  4. 4. MANUKAU WATER LAUNCHED AS STAND-ALONE IT’S CHANGING TIMES FOR MANUKAU WATER AS IT MAKES THE TRANSITION FROM A BUSINESS UNIT OF MANUKAU CITY COUNCIL TO A COUNCIL CONTROLLED ORGANISATION (CCO). Manukau residents and businesses $1.143 per cubic metre, and will be billed while business users will pay $950. Beachlands and Maraetai residents will will notice some differences, but chief quarterly. The big change is that water These charges apply for up to 400 cubic also be invoiced for wastewater charges executive Raveen Jaduram says Manukau bills must be paid to Manukau Water metres of wastewater a year and will be directly by Manukau Water Limited. Water Limited wants to work with its Limited, not to Manukau City Council,” included in the quarterly bill for water. “We’re aware that some people customers to ensure the change is as Mr Jaduram says. Community and business users will will have questions and concerns. smooth as possible. The other difference will be charges pay $2.38 per cubic metre for wastewater We encourage them to call us on At the time of writing, the council had for wastewater, previously included used above that allowance, up to 25,000 (09) 262 5491 for any information approved the policies and wastewater with rates. cubic metres. about billing, water usage and payment tariffs as part of the draft Long Term Residential properties will pay a fixed “We will negotiate charges for usage options,” Mr Jaduram says. Council Community Plan. These decisions charge of $320. Community organisations over 25,000 cubic metres, and we’ll also were to be ratifi ed by Council on 29 June. like churches, schools, sports and carry out wastewater audits, to help “Water will be billed to residents at recreation facilities, will be charged $650, people reduce their wastewater bills.” NEWS ALERT Manukau City Council has lots of exciting LET’S GET SITUATIONS VACANT Fitness Instructor — Part Time Howick Recreation Centre plans for your community. Watch out for PLANTING Are you looking for fl exibility in working hours to fi t in with study or other the full details of the project known as If you have a love of the outdoors and commitments? We have several part time positions available early mornings, LTCCP (Long Term Council Community would like to leave your mark on the evenings and weekends for someone qualifi ed or working towards a recognised Plan) in the next issue of Manukau community there will be a planting day fi tness qualifi cation. Applicants must be enthusiastic and motivated and enjoy Matters, in your letterbox on 23 July. at Whitford Point Reserve in Kawakawa working with people of all ages. A current fi rst aid certifi cate and a recognised fi tness Bay, on Saturday 15 July at 1pm. Planting qualifi cation or part qualifi cation are required. Administration and computer skills FREE EVENT LISTING days are a free, fun way for you and your would be an advantage. Manukau City Council will publish family to help protect and enhance your Vacancy Number 3415. Applications close: 6 July 2006, 12 noon. a monthly events diary in Manukau local parklands. You should wear boots, For more details on this vacancy, or to view the full list of employment opportunities Matters, featuring highlights of a bring water, sunscreen and wet weather at Manukau City Council, you can visit; email a request for a comprehensive events list available on gear because the event will go ahead position description to; or phone (09) 262-8907. Please quote the the council’s website. If you would like rain or shine. Plants and spades are vacancy number with all requests or inquiries and with your application. your event to be listed, please submit provided. For further details phone Manukau City Council is a progressive organisation with a leading role in your event details online at 262-8900 ext 8735 or 8426. the Local Government sector and a commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi. Discover your creative side with ... Come and experience our programmes at Manukau’s Arts Centres. Inspiring classes and workshops for children, teens and adults. Term 3 2006 Programme – starts 17 July OTARA MUSIC ARTS CENTRE NATHAN HOMESTEAD 70 Hill Road, Manurewa Ph 267 0180 Bairds Road, Otara Town Centre, Ph 274 6400 INTENSIVE WORKSHOPS LATIN DANCE ART, CRAFT, MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS & LIFESTYLE CLASSES Audition Technique • Musical Madness Salsa with Coco Sequeiros MUSIC CLASSES • Improve Your Improv All classes are evening/afternoon classes Please contact Nathan Homestead for dates & times DESIGN, MUSIC & CRAFTS MONDAY MUSIC AND CRAFTS Design for House & Home CHILDREN’S & TEENS’ CLASSES Guitar – group class with Andrew Wyatt with Sylvia Sandford Singing – sing your heart out with Pele Nili Drums – get ready to gig with Frank Elia ART Children’s Pottery – fun fired projects Flax Weaving: Raranga Harakeke Children’s Art – get creative and have fun with Raewyn Neale with Susan Winiata TUESDAY with Lorraine King Teen Clay – get stuck into the potter’s wheel Guitar with Andrew Wyatt Singing – join our group class with Fia Wilson Comic & Cartoon Art – draw your own with Raewyn Neale Jewellery Construction and Design Piano – with Esther Karunanayake comic strip with Nooroa Te Hira with Simon Misdale Guitar / Bass – groove with Vernon Katipa ADULTS’ CLASSES Leadlighting with Graham Futter WEDNESDAY PERFORMING ARTS ART Mosaics with Erin Gill Drums – get ready to gig with Frank Elia Talented Tots – time for toddlers to act up Patchwork Quilting with Gloria Davis Adventures in the Abstract with Alison Thomas with Claire Coleman THURSDAY Junior Drama – develop young talent Painting: Elements of Design with Niki Phillips Pottery with Raewyn Neale Piano – join our group class with Melanie Page Enhance your Drawing Skills with Niki Phillips with Danielle Cronin & Claire Coleman Art in Action with Niki Phillips LIFESTYLE Guitar – join our group class with Vernon Katipa Intermediate Drama – playing around with Yoga with Eileen Laurie Mastering the Visual: Drawing, Painting and Danielle Cronin & Claire Coleman Yoga with Shirley Goodwin More with Brent McGuire VILLA MARIA CULT-COUTURE 2006 Senior Drama – practise your melodrama Melding art, with Claire Coleman WEEKEND WORKSHOPS culture and Kicks Junior Dance – upbeat and fun 24 June & 1 July Mosaic 2-Day Workshop with Erin Gill high fashion with Heather Oldbury 29 July Digital Photography 1-Day Workshop with Fiona de Gruchy to create Kicks Intermediate Dance – hit the hip hop 2 & 9 September Mosaic 2-Day Workshop with Erin Gill a wearable with Heather Oldbury 16 & 23 September Basic Botanical Drawing 2-Day Workshop with Brent McGuire taonga Hip Hop Beats – learn the latest moves 23 September Digital Photography 1-Day Workshop with Fiona de Gruchy with Katie Muller 30 September Soft Stone Sculpture 1-Day Workshop with Gillian Elmslie Entry forms available now from Mangere Term 3 Enrolments OPEN NOW - contact one of our Arts Centres today! Arts Centre, ph 275 0482 For more information on intriguing exhibitions, unmissable events and motivating classes pick up your FREE copy of available from your nearest Arts Centre, Leisure Centre or Library.