24 SEPTEMBER 2006 ISSUE 6
FUN AND FREE PAGE 2 MATTERS
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP:
A rowing eight regatta of unknown date or location in the Manukau area (Readers are
welcome to send in details if they recognise this picture and can assist with information
about it), MCC Works Bucklands Beach 1949, Mangere Memorial Hall 1959.
HISTORY BE PART OF
AT YOUR INTERNATIONAL
FINGERTIPS For the second year, Manukau City Council
will be presenting the popular Manukau
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR HISTORICAL City Cultural Performance Garden at the
INFORMATION ON MANUKAU’S PEOPLE, Ellerslie International Flower Show at the
PLACES AND ACTIVITIES? Auckland Region Botanic Gardens from
Manukau City Archives are the ideal place to start your search, with A celebration of Manukau’s diverse
a vast range of information dating back to 1862. culture and developing arts scene, the
The records include the Roll of Honour for Mangere residents garden combines traditional plants,
who served in World War One, historical photographs and minute innovative materials, design and art
books and correspondence of various committees. works with performance.
Council Archivist Courtney Harper says the archives are open to The heart of the garden is its role as
— A MANUKAU TIMELINE
everyone and council would like to see more people make use of it. a venue for performing arts, and during
“The records give a fascinating insight into Manukau’s history. A further source of fascinating facts on Manukau’s past is the ﬂ ower show it will be brought to life
There is so much to learn from the archives, which range from Manukau’s Journey — an online selection of signiﬁ cant events in by an impressive line-up of performers
formal records to the more obscure. I’ve even found complaints the history of Manukau city and surrounding areas. and artists.
from the 1940s about teenagers sneaking alcohol into Saturday Manukau’s Journey is accessed through the Manukau The council is looking for a variety
night dances,” she says. Libraries website www.manukau-libraries.govt.nz . It contains of groups and individuals to be part of
The ﬁ les are not limited to council information. They include more than 3500 items referencing events dating back more than the Manukau City Cultural Performance
documents for the Howick Country Women’s Institute, Papatoetoe 300 years, plus a selection of historic photographs, documents Garden, and is calling for expressions
Patriotic Committee and Manurewa Central School. The collection and maps. of interest from performers who reﬂ ect
also holds data on sports events, social welfare activities, The resource carries a brief description of each event only, our vibrant and diverse city.
environmental issues and cemetery records. but in most cases lists of sources are attached, giving you For more information, contact
An appointment is needed to view the records. To schedule a enough information to carry out further research at the Central Amanda Wright, ph 262 5292 or email
time, call Courtney on 262 8900 extension 5855. Research Library, 15a Ronwood Avenue, Manukau City. email@example.com.
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OR YOUR ELECTED 3. Totara Park — Wairere Road, Manurewa
COUNCILLOR? Relax in this tranquil park while the kids enjoy the award winning
Council’s main administration phone adventure playground. Situated next to the main picnic area,
number is 263 7100 (business hours). summer pool, and Beaufords reception centre, the playground was
Use the Call Centre on 262 5104 designed to reﬂ ect traditional kiwi backyard tree huts and sandpits.
(24hours) for assistance with: grafﬁ ti, Guaranteed to keep the young ones amused for hours. Have a game
roading, signs, refuse disposal, trafﬁ c, of tennis or explore the easy bush walks or take a bike ride along
street lighting, environmental by- the bridle paths.
laws, noise complaints, dog control,
statistical information, LIM reports, 4. Lloyd Elsmore Park — Sir Lloyd Drive,
land rates and kerbside recycling. Pakuranga
The council’s website has contact Spread over 74 hectares, Lloyd Elsmore is one of Manukau’s
details for all elected Councillors and premier parks. Check out the numerous playgrounds; kick a ball
Community Board members, at: on the many sports ﬁ elds; swim for free in the 25m heated pool
www.manukau.govt.nz/elected.htm or let the toddlers splash in their own pool and fun fountains. Get
the kids out on to the new Kids MTB track to develop their off-road
5. Follow the Pohutukawa Coast trail to
Beachlands and Maraetai
Playgrounds, beaches, walking tracks — there’s lots of outdoor fun
to be found on the beautiful Pohutukawa Coast where you’ll ﬁ nd the
popular seaside village of Maraetai, Te Puru Park, and Omana and
Duder Regional Parks.
NEXT ISSUE Sunday 8 Oct 2006
ISSN 1177-522X More information on Manukau’s parks and playgrounds can be
found at www.manukau.govt.nz/parks
CONGRATULATIONS It’s time to don your exercise gear and take
part in The Sir Barry Curtis 10k Classic run/
TO MANUKAU’S walk. The event will take place on Sunday 15
October, and there is a spot prize of a return
BUSINESS WINNERS trip to the Gold Coast and other prizes worth
more than $30,000 up for grabs.
THE BEST OF MANUKAU’S BUSINESSES Race Director Bruce Calway says,
WERE HONOURED AT THE 2006 WESTPAC “it’s a community-based event supported
MANUKAU BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS by Manukau City Council and others and it’s
GALA DINNER ON FRIDAY 8 SEPTEMBER. a great way to promote a healthy and
ﬁ t lifestyle.”
Styrobeck Plastics Limited took the top accolade of Supreme “The point-to-point course runs along a
Business of the Year, with judges highlighting the company’s picturesque route starting at Musick Point,
outstanding leadership and quality in strategic planning, customer then passing through The Parade, Bucklands
focus, measurement, human resources, process management and Beach and ﬁ nishing at Lloyd Elsmore Park in
business results. WINNERS OF THE 2006 WESTPAC MANUKAU Pakuranga.”
The awards also inducted Peter Leitch, aka the Mad Butcher,
BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS Entrants, unless they are late
Noel Robinson and Dick Hubbard into the Manukau Hall of Fame, Westpac Supreme Business Westﬁ eld Manukau City Excellence registrations, will be transported to the
an acknowledgement of their business success and contribution to of the Year: in Customer Services course start line from Lloyd Elsmore Park.
the prosperity of the city. • Styrobeck Plastics Ltd Grange Lodge Entries close 10 October.
Prime Minister Helen Clark said the city’s business growth Brookﬁ elds Lawyers Realize Innovation Limited For more information and registration
and economy is helped by the positive approach of Manukau City Employer of Choice Excellence in Innovation & Strategy visit: www.sirbarrycurtis10k.co.nz.
Council and its economic development agency. • Kimberly-Clark New Zealand Styrobeck Plastics Ltd
“The city is consistently growing at a faster rate than the Express International Kiwi Discovery Ltd
national average. Last year Manukau’s economy grew by 5.7 per Logistics Excellence Excellence in Tourism
cent. You are a model for the rest of New Zealand.” in Exporting • TelstraClear Paciﬁ c Events Centre
A Manukau City Council-owned event, The Westpac Manukau • IBEX Group ACC ThinkSafe Workplace
Business Excellence Awards have been an annual ﬁxture on Enterprising Manukau Safety Award
Manukau’s business calendar for 14 years. Excellence in Small Business • Works Infrastructure
Enterprising Manukau CEO Gaelle Deighton says providing • HMI Technologies Ltd Manukau Community Foundation
recognition for our leading businesses is vital in encouraging our Employers & Manufacturers Business Contribution to the
entrepreneurs. “The 2006 awards have been another outstanding Association Excellence in Community Award
success and I encourage all Manukau businesses to enter next Manufacturing and Services • Times Newspapers Ltd
year”, she says. • Styrobeck Plastics Ltd • Ken Stevenson
Discover your creative side NATHAN HOMESTEAD MUSIC & CRAFTS WEEKEND WORKSHOPS
with… 70 Hill Road, Manurewa Guitar: group class with Andrew Wyatt. 11 November Soft Stone Sculpture:
Phone: 09 267 0180 Children’s Pottery I and II: fun ﬁred 1-Day Workshop with Gillian Elmslie.
ART, CRAFT, MUSIC, PERFORMING projects with Raewyn Neale. 18 & 25 November Basic Botanical
ARTS & LIFESTYLE CLASSES Teen Clay: get stuck into the potter’s Drawing: 2-Day Workshop with
Please contact Nathan Homestead wheel with Raewyn Neale. Brent McGuire.
Come and experience our programmes for dates and times.
at Manukau’s Arts Centres. Inspiring
classes and workshops for children, teens
ADULT CLASSES OTARA MUSIC
CHILDREN’S & TEENS’ CLASSES ART ARTS CENTRE
ART Adventures in the Abstract: Bairds Road, Otara Town Centre
Term 4, 2006 Programme Children’s Art I and II: get creative with Maria Fowler. Phone: 09 274 6400
starts 9 October. with Lorraine King. Painting: Elements of Design:
Comic & Cartoon Art I and II: draw with Niki Phillips. MUSIC CLASSES
a comic strip with Nooroa Te Hira. Enhance your Drawing Skills: All classes are evening/afternoon classes.
NATHAN HOMESTEAD with Brent McGuire. Monday
PERFORMING ARTS Mastering the Visual: Drawing, Painting Singing: sing your heart out with Pele Nili
Talented Tots: acting for toddlers and More with Brent McGuire. Drums: get ready to gig with Frank Elia
with Claire Coleman. LATIN DANCE – NATHAN HOMESTEAD Tuesday
Junior Drama: develop young talent PERFORMING ARTS Singing: join our group class with
with Danielle Cronin and Claire Coleman. Salsa: Introductory, Beginner’s Fia Wilson.
Intermediate Drama: playing around and Intermediate classes. Piano: with Esther Karunanayake.
with Danielle Cronin and Claire Coleman. DESIGN, MUSIC & CRAFTS Guitar/Bass: groove with Vernon Katipa.
Senior Drama: practise your melodrama Design for House & Home: Kitchens Wednesday
with Claire Coleman. and Bathrooms with Sylvia Sandford. Drums: get ready to gig with Frank Elia.
Kicks Junior Dance: upbeat and fun Flax Weaving: Raranga Harakeke with Thursday
with Heather Oldbury. Susan Winiata. Piano: bring a friend — join our group class.
Kicks Intermediate Dance: hit the hip Guitar: with Andrew Wyatt. Guitar: join our group class with
hop with Heather Oldbury. Jewellery Construction and Design: Vernon Katipa.
Term 4 enrolments OPEN NOW— Hip Hop Beats: learn the latest moves with Simon Misdale.
contact one of our Arts Centres today! with Katie Muller. Leadlighting: with Graham Futter. OMAC SOUNDHOUSE CLASSES — new!
INTENSIVE WORKSHOPS Mosaics: with Erin Gill. All classes are evening classes
For more information on intriguing
exhibitions, unmissable events and 18 November Shakespeare — Patchwork Quilting: with Gloria Davis. (for 11 years to adult).
motivating classes, pick up your FREE Play to Stage: with Claire Coleman. Pottery: with Raewyn Neale. Tuesday
copy of ARTS in the city available from 2 December Homestead Hip Hop: LIFESTYLE Beat Master: Progressive Sessions.
your nearest Arts Centre, Leisure Centre with Katie Muller. Yoga: with Eileen Laurie. Thursday
or Library. Yoga: with Shirley Goodwin. Beat Master: Progressive Sessions.
Manukau Leisure Services / Term Four 2006
Spring is here – a great time to turn over a new leaf and
boost your activity levels. Get along to your local recreation
or leisure centre and check out these great opportunities.
After school on Mondays: 5—9 yrs, Walk the Coast to Coast in November. Keep active in the ﬁtness centre. Pick up
intermediate level fundamental sports skills. Grab some comfortable walking shoes and an aerobics timetable and join our popular
Minis’ Catch, Kick & Throw: teaches basic ball join us for this great walk from the Waitemata classes ﬁve days a week.
skills. For 2—4 yrs, Wednesday at 11am. harbour to the Manukau harbour. The 16km
Put a spring in your step each Wednesday
takes in several city parks including the
More recreation opportunities morning and stride it out with our weekly
Domain, Mt Eden and One Tree Hill. An easy
All ages are welcome at our popular table power walking group. The walking group
pace caters for all levels. We stop for lunch.
tennis club on Wednesday nights 6—8pm. Join heads off at 9am each Wednesday. The cost is
Friday 10 November, please book by
in for round-robin play under the expert eyes just $2 per walk for health club members and
3 November. $40.
of champion player Li Chun Li. $6 for casual $3 for non-members.
visits or $50 for a 10-week concession card.
Pakuranga Youth Centre Swing by for a casual game of badminton or
13 Reeves Road, Pakuranga table tennis. Courts are available on Saturdays
phone 576-9739 5—7pm. Hire charges: badminton ($8/hr/court)
or table tennis ($5/hr/court).
Retired recreation. If you’re 50+ join us for
social games 12.30—2.30pm on Tuesdays and
Join the Pakuranga Youth Club with Thursdays. $30.00 for 10 sessions.
Playstation, movie nights, games evenings Need a space? Venue hire is available.
and monthly outings. You can also join the
Young New Zealanders’ Challenge and learn
leadership skills, event planning/fundraising
and more. $30 per term. Howick Recreation Centre Mangere, Manurewa, Papatoetoe
Saturday afternoons from 1.00–5.00pm is 563 Pakuranga Highway
Youth Time — hang out at the centre and take phone 534-5153 Term four swimming lessons run from Monday
part in activities like basketball, table tennis, 9 October to Sunday 17 December, providing
music and other games. Youth Time is just $1. A great variety of programmes in term four. ten weeks of lessons before summer arrives.
Children aged under 8 must be accompanied Something for everyone. Try something new For all ages and abilities (6 months through
by an adult. this term. to adults).
Learn to play the guitar. Lessons for Development programmes for younger
Te Puru Fitness Centre children include:
Lessons provide a great platform to introduce
beginners and advanced guitarists are children to water, swimming in a warm,
954 Whitford Maraetai Road
on Wednesday afternoons. Contact us for • Movement to learn — Early stages comfortable, fun environment while promoting
more details. (6—12 months), Baby gym (12—24 months). water safety and interaction with others.
Our updated aerobics timetable includes: • Gymnastics classes — Toddlers Structured classes cater from beginner levels
Monday 9am — Pilates (2—3 years), Preschool (3—4 years). to advanced technique.
Our term four basketball programmes cater to
Tuesday 6.30pm — Yoga • Kiwee sports — Preschool (3—4 years)
all ages: Early payment incentive. Pay for your term
Thursday 7pm — Pilates Thursday 9.30am and Friday 1.30pm ($35).
• Mini Basketball Hoopsters for 5—7yrs four swimming fees by 9 October 2006 and
Saturday 9.30am — Box ﬁt. After school classes for 5—8 years, Monday
builds a basic understanding of the game you will go in the draw to win a portable DVD
Aerobics classes are free to ﬁtness centre 3.45pm ($40).
& skills in a fun way. 3.30—4.30pm Tuesday. player. See your local swim school coordinator
members. Non-members are also welcome to • Catch, Kick & Throw — introduces 3—5
• Junior Basketball Hoopsters for for terms, conditions and more information.
join in; it’s $6 for casual classes or $60 for a year-olds to fundamental sports skills.
8—10yrs is lots of fun and builds on skills
12-class concession card. Wednesday 1.30pm ($35). Swimsation term four theme week
and technique development. 3.30—4.30pm
Friday. Our popular basketball programme for ages — Christmas! The Swimsation team will get
• Senior Basketball Hoopsters for 11yrs nine and over continues with these sessions: into the Christmas spirit this year with each
and over is a fun class that includes • Senior basketball competition: 14—18 yrs, swim school holding a Christmas party at
practice for game situations. Mondays 6pm, 8 week programme $40. their facility for Swimsation children and their
4.35—5.35pm Friday. • Junior basketball competition: 9—13 yrs, families. These parties are great fun with Santa
Thursdays 4—6pm, 8 week programme $40. making a special appearance at each party!
Our social basketball competition for adults
continues on Tuesday nights, 6.30—10.00pm. Have a go at yoga: Swimsation has qualiﬁed instructors, low class
Grab some friends and form a team for this fun • Tuesday 10.30am (general level) ratios, achievement ribbons and much more.
way to keep active after work. Cost is $25 per • Wednesday 9am (intermediate) For more information please contact your local
team for each game. • Wednesday 10.30am (beginners). Swimsation coordinator:
Mangere: Moana-Nui-a-Kiwa Leisure Centre
Manukau On The Move • Wednesday 6.45pm (beginners)
Gymnastics Phone 274-6904 • Thursday 9am (intermediate) — Tracey Paitai Ph: 275-8979
Our gymnastics programmes provide some 8 week programme $70. Manurewa Aquatic Centre
‘Manukau on the Move’ is council’s mobile — Dawn Taffard Ph: 269-0937
excellent learning and extension activities for
outdoor recreation team. Drop in for a casual game of basketball, Papatoetoe Centennial Pools
the youngest members of your family. We offer
badminton or table tennis in the weekend. — Karen Fairclough Ph: 279-0485.
gym classes for: Women’s Adventure Group
Contact the centre for available times. Or,
• Babies (12—24 months): Tuesday and This is a casual social group designed to
have a go at social volleyball on Saturdays
Wednesday mornings. encourage women from all walks of life to have
a go at a wide variety of outdoor adventures,
10.45am—12.45pm. Otara Leisure Centre
• Toddlers: Thursday mornings
Cnr Bairds Road and Newbury Street
• Pre-schoolers: Monday and Friday from biking to sailing. No-one is expected to be If you’re a Nifty 50 you’re also welcome to
afternoons. an athlete or an expert — absolute beginners come to our social badminton sessions, on
• School children aged 5—12: Wednesday are welcome, and you’re sure to have fun. Mondays 1—3pm. Just $4 per session. If you’re looking for something social and fun
and Thursday after school. All gear and transport is provided. We can pick to do after work, grab some mates and register
Future leaders. Are you aged 14 or over and
Enrol now for term four classes. up from Beachlands, Whitford or East Tamaki. for our term four tag. Tag is an indoor game,
interested in developing leadership skills? Ask
similar to touch, but with a new dimension. Five
Kiwee Sports Paddle a kayak in October! Kayaking is fun about our volunteer leadership programme.
players are on the court, and you can also have
Kiwee Sports offers Kiwi kids an introduction for all ages. Join us for a relaxing paddle on We’ll help develop your potential, and you can
three subs. Games are Wednesday evenings
to a wide variety of sports. Children can try a the sheltered waters of the Clevedon River. put your skills into practice, leading younger
from 6pm. Register your team now!
different sport every week, including hockey, All equipment is provided. Bring some warm children in our school holiday programmes;
soccer, softball, athletics and cricket. clothes, your lunch and a sense of adventure. or try volunteering for our gymnastic and Six to 12 year-olds are encouraged to join our
Wednesdays at 1pm: for 3 and 4 year olds. Friday 13 October, book by 6 October. $45. basketball programmes. junior touch programme this term.
We’ll be playing in a local tournament with range of activities, such as swimming, Tai Chi. For those who want a more ‘peaceful’
other teams from the East Tamaki area. library visits and recreation time. A pick form of exercise that improves balance and
Thursdays 4—5pm. Enrolments open now. up service is provided for Waterlea mobility. Join us on Tuesday and Thursday
Primary, Mountain View and Nga Iwi mornings at 10—11am.
For an excellent, low impact, group exercise
schools. Children from other schools also
session join us for a free aquarobics class each Something for the young, Nesian Extreme
accepted if they have transport organised.
Wednesday, 6.30—7.30pm. Work out to music Youth group, for 10—25 year olds. Mix
in the pool with a friendly group of locals. and mingle, be part of the internationally
recognised Duke of Edinburgh Award.
A gold coin is all you need for a casual game of
Wednesdays at 6pm.
table tennis. Table tennis tables are available
for $1 per person from Monday to Thursday. Other great activities you can join include Allan Brewster Recreation
badminton (Mondays 7—9pm), line dancing Centre
(Mondays 7—9.30pm), salsa dancing Tavern Lane, Papatoetoe
(Tuesdays 7.15—9pm) and NZ Ryushuryu phone 277-7222
freestyle karate (Fridays 5—6.30pm). Our popular programmes for children and
Why not give one of these a go? adults are continuing in term four, along with
some new programmes.
Programmes for children
Manurewa Leisure Centre Kiwee Tots preschool gymnastics classes for
Frances Road, Manurewa 2—5 year olds. Fun and interactive classes help
phone 267-4646 your child develop motor skills, coordination
Moana-Nui-a-Kiwa and conﬁdence. In term four we have two
It’s all go at the Manurewa Leisure Centre with classes on Tuesdays, at 9.30—10.15am and at
Leisure Centre heaps of fun activities to get involved in. Check 12.30—1.15pm. The 8—week term costs $30.
Cnr Mascot Ave and Waddon Place, Mangere
out these opportunities in term four. Phone us Enrolments are open.
or drop by to ﬁnd out more.
Children love basketball, and our Kiwee
Our popular activities and programmes are
continuing in term four. Come along and join in.
Get outdoors for some gentle exercise with a Te Matariki Clendon Basketball programme for ages 5—13 years is
friendly group. All ages are welcome to join our Community Centre & Library a great start. Mondays from 4—5pm.
Aquatics $1 Walkﬁt sessions, Mondays and Wednesdays Palmers Road
at 9am, starting from 25 October. Hip Hop dance: 5—13 year olds can burn off
• The Mangere Swim Club welcomes phone 269-0500
after school energy and learn cool moves to
swimmers from primary and secondary
Aerobics classes run from Monday through Children and teens can learn the latest dance the latest beats. On Thursdays from 4—5pm.
school levels for competitive swimming (this
Thursday, with instructors teaching Pilates, moves in our popular hip hop dance classes.
is not a learn-to-swim club). Have fun and The Kiwee Kids Club provides quality before
step, tae bo, and pump — a great way to keep A really fun way for kids to keep active and
meet new friends. Contact: Mike Anelu and after school care for children Monday
your exercise routines varied and fun. Pick up build conﬁdence. Three classes this term: 5—10
(President) 276-8876. through Friday. Before school from 7am, and
a timetable at reception. year olds are 3.30—4.30pm on Mondays; 11—15
• The Masters Swim Club is for adults who after school until 6pm. Talk to us about your
year olds are 3.30—4.30pm on Fridays, and
are active swimmers and would like to Children’s programmes this term include our child’s requirements.
a class for teens 16+ is 7—8pm on Thursdays.
meet others in an enjoyable atmosphere. ever-popular gymnastics, basketball and
Enrolments open now. Contact Victor, phone Social sports for adults
Swims every Wednesday 7.00—8.15pm. netball sessions:
269-0500. New in term four is Tertiary Touch. Join
Plus on the ﬁrst Wednesday of each
• We have gym classes for ages two years this popular social sport by grabbing some
month you get free access to the spa. Adults — get on court after work on a
and up, including incentive award levels for mates and registering your team. Teams play
• Aquarobics classes are held every Monday Wednesday with our social basketball series,
school children. Speak to us about the best each Thursday 12.00—2.30pm. Staff have
and Wednesday morning, 11am—12pm in the from 7.00—9.30pm. Registration not required.
session for your child. registration details.
teaching pool. FREE admission. Make up your own team or make new friends by
• Fun Ferns is a great place to develop a
• The Outdoor Fun Pools will be opening in joining in the fun. Indoor Soccer: unwind at the end of the week
passion for netball. Just $20 for the term.
December for another summer full of fun. with fun indoor soccer. 6.30—9pm on Fridays.
Wednesday afternoons 4pm—5pm. Step Up aerobics classes are on four nights a
• Green Prescription programmes continue
• Basketball — Our Hoop Troop, McDribbler week. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6—7pm, and Squash club: squash is fast, fun and great for
from September, presented in association
and Fundamentals basketball sessions are Mondays and Wednesdays at 5.30—6.30pm. ﬁtness. Join in on Tuesdays 5.30—8pm. $4 per
with the Counties Manukau Sports
continuing. We can help put your child into Tutors: Roberto Mendez (Monday) and Hilda person. Gear available to hire.
Foundation. Contact us for more info.
the right classes. Be quick to secure Hei (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday).
Table tennis: our social table tennis sessions
Recreation Centre their place.
Children’s programmes are at 1—3pm on Fridays. $2 includes all the
• Wiggle your way through some Polynesian • Hoop Troop sessions for 5—8 years, 8—10
Gymnastics, basketball and Kiwee sports are gear, afternoon tea and friendly company.
music at the FREE Health Paciﬁca aerobics years and 11—14 years (new class) are on
fun ways for your child to learn new skills and
classes. Have fun at keeping healthy and Thursdays after school. Aerobics: get into shape with our awesome
increase their physical and social conﬁdence.
active every Tuesday and Thursday • Fundamentals classes are on Mondays Les Mills aerobics classes, including Body
Enrolments open now for these courses:
10.30—11.30am in the stadium. at 5.30pm for ages 10—15, and Tuesday at Balance, Body Combat, Body Jam, Body Pump,
• Kiwee Sports, Tuesdays 4.30pm. With a
• The evening mixed basketball league 5.30pm for ages 15—18. Body Step and RPM. We also have our own
different sport to try each week, children
continues until mid-December. A new • The McDribbler programme for 5—7 years popular boxing and kick boxing classes each
ﬁnd this a really fun programme and learn
league for 2007 will start in February. and 8—13 years is on Fridays. week. Classes on six days a week — $6 each.
lots of new skills. For ages 5—12 years.
To register contact Malaina at the centre. • We also have a Wednesday evening Pick up a timetable from reception.
• Primary basketball, Wednesdays 4pm
• Lil’ Kiwa pre-school gym classes start basketball competition for Year 9 and Year
on the indoor court. Always a popular Hall hire: if you have a special event coming up
26 October. Excellent for young children to 10 students. A great way to unwind at the
programme. — from a wedding to conference — speak to us
develop conﬁdence and skills. Just $25 for end of the day in a social setting. Games
• Pre school gymnastics, Thursday about our rooms for hire that will accomodate
the term. run from 6—9pm. Register your team now.
mornings. Start your children’s love up to 1000 guests.
• Our youth team building programme
Adults’ basketball: guys it’s your turn on the of gymnastics early.
caters for secondary schools and private
court on Thursday nights 6—9pm with our • After school gymnastics, Thursdays
training establishments. The programme
basketball social competition. Play starts 19 3.30pm.
Watch out for more news from
aims to build conﬁdence and self esteem, Manurewa Aquatic Centre,
Oct — get your team together and register now.
using exciting and fun activities that keep Visit us at the centre or phone us on 269-0500
participants active throughout the Our popular Goldz Club is back again from for enrolment information.
Papatoetoe Centennial Pools
entire session. 11 October. All ‘Golden Oldies’ are welcome for Look out in 2007 for these new sports: and Lloyd Elsmore Park Leisure
• Our OSCAR before and after school care social sports and a get-together. Wednesdays rugby league, volleyball, New Zealand tag, Centre in our next edition.
programme provides a fun and enjoyable from 10am—12pm, just $2 a session. and badminton coaching.
SITUATIONS VACANT PUBLIC NOTICES
Recreation Programmers Library Assistants Schedule of meetings for October 2006
Aquatic/Lifeguard Papatoetoe Library
Pursuant to Section 46 Part 7 of the Local Government Ofﬁ cial
We are looking for 5 Recreation 1 x Part-time (Sat and Mon 14.5 hrs)
Information and Meetings Act 1987 public notice is hereby given
Programmers to run aquatic-based 1 x Part-time (Mon—Thu 30 hrs)
programmes in addition to regular We are seeking enthusiastic and motivated people with a of the meeting times and dates of the Manukau City Council and
life-guarding duties. passion for library services and an interest in their local its Standing Committees for the month of October 2006.
community. The ability to provide excellent customer service The following Standing Committee meetings will be held in
You will need to: and to be able to work as part of a team is essential. Applicants the Manukau Room, Manukau Civic Centre on the date speciﬁ ed.
• have excellent customer should be conﬁ dent communicators, have excellent English The Resource Consent hearings will be held in the Totara Room,
service skills skills, and be comfortable using a computer. Training will Manukau Civic Centre.
• enjoy high customer contact be provided.
• have a current First Aid Certiﬁ cate Hearings Committee 3 Oct 06 9.30am
• have experience in aquatic Vacancy Number: 3526 Economic Development Committee 4 Oct 06 5.00pm
programming, and Applications close: 28 September 2006, 12 noon Community Safety Committee 5 Oct 06 9.30am
• have, or have the ability to Transport Committee 5 Oct 06 5.00pm
obtain, the National Lifeguard Corporate Governance Committee 10 Oct 06 5.00pm
Award (Pools). Child Advocacy Coordinator Community Development Committee 11 Oct 06 5.00pm
Permanent Part-time 20 hrs per week Environment & Urban Design Committee 12 Oct 06 5.00pm
Vacancy Number 3511 Community Advocacy & Funding Hearings Committee — 16—20 Oct 06 9.30am
Papatoetoe Centennial Pool The coordinator communicates with schools, health promotion, Draft Rural Strategy
1 x 40 hour position social services and child support agencies to support Te Tiriti o Waitangi Committee 17 Oct 06 3.00pm
Vacancy Number 3515 collaboration in the area between child advocacy programmes. Strategic Directions Committee 17 Oct 06 6.00pm
Lloyd Elsmore Park Leisure Centre An understanding of child poverty issues and local support Hearings Committee — 24—27 Oct 06 9.30am
1 x 40 hour position agencies will be an advantage. Your background may be in Draft Rural Strategy
Vacancy Number 3516 social services, health promotion, education or coordination.
Manurewa Aquatic Centre Negotiation skills and political acumen will also be required. The Council meeting will be held in the Council Chambers on
1 x part-time position — 16 hours 26 October 2006 commencing at 5.00pm.
Vacancy Number 3517 Vacancy Number: 3460
Moana-Nui-a-Kiwa Applications close: 28 September 2006, 12 noon Community Board meetings will be held as follows:
2 x part-time positions Mangere Community Board 2 Oct 06 5.00pm
32 hours and 16 hours Nga Tapuwae Community Centre
253 Buckland Road, Mangere
Applications close: 28 September Recreation Programmer Botany Community Board 2 Oct 06 6.30pm
2006, 12 noon Te Matariki Clendon Community Centre & Library Conference Centre, Level 1, (Opposite Lift)
We are seeking an experienced person to develop innovative Botany Downs Secondary College
and fun programmes at Te Matariki Clendon Community Centre 575 Chapel Road, Howick
Business Support Ofﬁcer & Library — Manukau’s ﬁ rst “centre complex” — to deliver joint Clevedon Community Board 9 Oct06 7.30pm
Manukau Memorial Gardens Library and Leisure services. Clevedon Hall
Manukau Memorial Gardens is a unit Pakuranga Community Board 9 Oct 06 7.30pm
within Manukau City Council that The ideal person will have: Community Room, Pakuranga Library
provides cremation and burial services • Experience to serve customers from a vibrant and multicultural Complex, Aylesbury street, Pakuranga
to the residents of the city. If you are community Otara Community Board 16 Oct 06 5.00pm
highly organised, have a good eye for • The ability to relate to different age groups Otara Music Arts Centre
detail, work well in a team environment • Excellent communication skills Otara Town Centre, Otara
and enjoy challenges then you are the • Relevant experience/qualiﬁcations in the sport and leisure industry Manurewa Community Board 16 Oct 06 6.30pm
person we are looking for. • A current First Aid Certiﬁcate Totara Room, Level 3
This position will be responsible for • A full driver’s license. Manukau Civic Centre
providing business administration and Howick Community Board 30 Oct 06 7.00pm
support to the Manager and the team Vacancy Number: 3508 Howick Room, Howick Library
at Manukau Memorial Gardens. You will Applications close: 28 September 2006, 12 noon Uxbridge Road, Howick
also be responsible for procurement, Papatoetoe Community Board 30 Oct 06 7.00pm
debt management and accounts Papatoetoe Chambers
administration, the monitoring of ISO Recreation Programmer 31—33 St George Street, Papatoetoe
9001:2000 and the implementation of Howick Recreation Centre
business processes to meet the needs We are looking for an enthusiastic and energetic person to
of the business. develop and deliver a variety of leisure programmes catering Customer Support
To succeed in this role you will have for a range of age groups. Applicants must have excellent Permanent, Part-time 16 hours
initiative, be able to communicate communication skills, relevant qualiﬁ cations in the sport and Papatoetoe Centennial Pools
effectively to a wide range of people, leisure industry, and hold both a current First Aid Certiﬁ cate and We require a positive, friendly person with excellent customer
work autonomously and have excellent a full driver’s licence. Administration, cash handling, reception service skills to work part-time (Saturdays and Sundays) in
computer skills. and computer skills will be an advantage. our reception area. Candidates should have a good working
Please note this position is being readvertised, previous knowledge of computer systems, great communication skills
Vacancy Number 3514 applicants need not apply. and must enjoy dealing with customer enquiries and requests.
Applications close: 28 September
2006, 12 noon Vacancy Number: 3487 Vacancy Number: 3512
Applications close: 28 September 2006, 12 noon Applications close: 28 September 2006, 12 noon
For more details on these vacancies, or to view the full list of employment opportunities at Manukau City Council, you can
visit www.seek.co.nz/manukau; email a request for a position description to email@example.com; 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.
Notice Of Day Of Election
Mangere Ward Councillor
Notice is given under Section 65 of the Local Electoral Act
Paciﬁc Island Advisory Committee (PIAC) Your local CAB needs you!
2001 that the following persons have been duly nominated
Public notice is given of the September meeting of the Paciﬁ c If you enjoy working with people, want as candidates for the ofﬁ ce of:
Island Advisory Committee to Manukau City Council. to give something back to your local
community, and have a free half a day Mangere Ward Councillor (1 vacancy)
21 September 2006, commencing at 6.00pm a week — why not volunteer at your local
Totara Room, Level 3, Civic Centre, Citizens Advice Bureau? ALP Kelvyn (Independent)
31–33 Wiri Station Road, Manukau As well as helping others, CAB DAVID Maria (Labour)
For more information contact: volunteers beneﬁ t in a range of ways. HAKAORO Hakaoro (Independent)
Faama Viliamu, PIAC Coordinator Volunteering is a great way to meet new PEARSON Nigel (Independent)
Call 262-8900 ext 8469 or email firstname.lastname@example.org people and develop new skills, plus it REREKURA Sam (Independent)
looks great on your CV. SAAFI Edward (Independent)
All ﬁ ve Manukau Citizens Advice TAYLOR Sylvia (Mangere Residents & Ratepayers)
Social Investment Funding available for Bureaux are seeking volunteers so they TURNER Fia
Citywide Projects – Reminder can continue to provide support to
thousands of residents who rely on this As there are more candidates than there are vacancies to
Does your organisation provide services to the Manukau free service every year. be ﬁ lled, an election will be held under the First Past the Post
community but need to increase its ability to deliver Last year, Manukau Citizens (FPP) electoral system by postal vote concluding at noon on
services more effectively? Advice Bureaux helped with 49,400 Wednesday 25 October 2006.
enquiries ranging from practical
Manukau City Council is calling for applications to its Social neighbourhood information to advice Issuing of Voting Documents
Investment Fund for city-wide projects. Your project must about New Zealand laws. Voting documents will be posted to eligible electors from
beneﬁ t residents of three or more wards in the city. Don’t worry if you don’t think you Tuesday 3 October 2006.
Council welcomes funding applications from groups seeking have the skills or experience — volunteers
more than $20,000 to help deliver their programmes. are fully trained and receive ongoing Return of Voting Documents
Of particular interest is support for initiatives targeting youth support. The next training course begins Voting documents must be returned not later than noon
skills development. The grant can be awarded to a one-off in early October in Otara. on Wednesday 25 October 2006 to the Electoral Ofﬁ cer,
‘seed’ funding application for a new programme, or for an Manukau City Council. Voting documents can be returned
existing programme. For more details and to register: by mail in the envelope provided or hand delivered to the
The other key focus is services and programmes for selected call Kelly on 09 262 8901 Manukau City Council Civic Building, Wiri Station Road,
disadvantaged communities. Manukau during normal business hours.
Initiatives that are eligible for central government contract CABs are located in Otara, Manurewa,
funding are not eligible for Council funding. Papatoetoe, Mangere and Pakuranga. Special Voting Facilities
Special Voting in terms of the Local Electoral Act 2001 and
To ﬁ nd out more about this fund please phone 262 8900, ext the Local Electoral Regulations 2001 may be exercised at the
8367 or visit our website www.manukau.govt.nz/funding.htm above location or by phoning the Electoral Ofﬁ ce on 262 8900
Applications close: 4.00pm Friday, 29 September 2006
Registration of Enrolment
(This notice was ﬁ rst published in Manukau Matters, Issue 3, Under section 30 of the Local Electoral Regulations 2001
6 August 2006) a person may apply to enrol as a residential elector at Post
Shops or as a ratepayer elector at Manukau City Council ofﬁ ce,
not later than the day before the close of voting.
SoundHouse, Digital Music Studio
Manukau City Council has resolved under Section 79 of the
Local Electoral Act 2001 to process voting documents during
Cut some tracks like a music pro… the voting period.
Learn the secrets of music production…
Rock down and create your own CD... Dated at Manukau, 5 September 2006
John Skelton, Electoral Ofﬁ cer
It’s easy, affordable and unique —
right here in Manukau!
Create Your Own Eden
At Otara Music and Arts Centre night classes we’ll teach
Free Composting courses 2006
you to make music using computer technology and digital
sequencing software at our new state-of-the-art digital If you are a Manukau city resident you can take advantage of
music studio, OMAC SoundHouse™. these free Create Your Own Eden courses and book a place to
Located in Otara town centre, it is one of only two learn about home composting and worm farming. You will receive
SoundHouse™ facilities in New Zealand, and 60 such Beat Master: Progressive Sessions a $20 discount voucher to purchase a compost or worm bin upon
facilities in operation worldwide. For groups and individuals (11 years and over). completion of the course.
For bookings contact Juanita Nili at Otara Music Term 4 classes commence: Day Date From To
Arts Centre. Tuesday 10 October, for 5 weeks Saturday 7 October 10.00 am 12.00 noon
Phone: 09 274 6400 or Thursday 12 October, for 5 weeks. Saturday 28 October 10.00 am 12.00 noon
Fax: 09 274 1454 Saturday 25 November 10.00 am 12.00 noon
Email: email@example.com Time: 6.30pm—8.30pm
Cost: $75.00 Venue: The Logan Campbell Education Centre
Book now, as places are limited! Additional Costs: $5.00 per CD with original song. Botanic Gardens, 102 Hill Road, Manurewa
For more information visit:
MANUKAU CALENDAR Kia Orana Festival of Art 19 November
This is just a sample of the many events happening in Manukau.
For a full list please visit www.welcome2manukau.com The proposed Kia Orana Festival of Art
Panasonic People’s Triathlon
event due to take place at the Mangere
Town Centre carpark from Thursday 28 Venue: Maraetai Beach
FREE EVENT LISTING September to Saturday 30 September has Hours: 8.00am—12.00 noon
Once a month, Manukau City Council will publish an events diary in Manukau Matters, which been postponed until further notice. The Price: Free
will feature the highlights of a comprehensive events list available on the council’s website. event organiser is working with council Contact: Frank Clarke
If you would like your event to be listed, please submit your event details online at to obtain the necessary approvals for the Phone: 09 299 7971
www.manukau.govt.nz/events. Click “submit an event” and follow the prompts. event to take place at a later time. Check Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your event will automatically appear on the website and key events will also appear out the events listing page on our website Website: www.peoplestri.com
in Manukau Matters. www.manukau.govt.nz/events to see when
this and other events are taking place. These triathlon events are
Period events One-day events enthusiastically taken up by people of
all ages. The series is designed to be a
social event as well as sporting contest.
24 September 13—14 October
Picnic lunches and post-race socialising
is part of the distinctive atmosphere of
Polish Heritage Fun Day Villa Maria Cult-Couture these event.
Venue: Polish Heritage Museum,
125 Elliot Street, Howick Venue: TelstraClear Paciﬁ c Events Centre
Hours: 1.30pm—3.30pm Hours: 7pm 11 February 2007
Price: $2 per child, adults free Price: TBA
Contact: Julie Todd Contact: Ticket Direct
Phone: 09 533 3530 Phone: 0800 484 2538
Molenberg SUB Series
Email: email@example.com Website: www.ticketdirect.co.nz Venue: Clevedon A&P Show Grounds
Website: www.polishheritage.co.nz/ Hours: First event starts at 11am
museum/museum.htm If you’re passionate about art, fashion
Clevedon A&P Show Price: Adults $45, $35, $25
and culture, then book now for the Venue: Clevedon A&P Grounds Contact: Roger Mortimer
Family Fun Afternoon, puzzles, spectacular and entertaining evening Hours: 9am—5pm daily Phone: 09 917 2136
crafts, stories, movies and more. shows — a cultural extravaganza Price: Free Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bookings essential. celebrating Cult-Couture. Contact: Chris Moxon Website: www.sarahulmer.co.nz
Why not head along to the Annual Walk, run or Cycle ride …
Clevedon A&P Show where you’ll ﬁ nd Please note that SUB Ride is a women’s
29 September 3—28 November
something for the whole family. and children’s only event.
Sukhwinder Musical Nite 9th Manukau Vessel &
Venue: TelstraClear Paciﬁ c Events Centre
Sculpture Exhibition and
Price: $75, $60 or $40 Venue: Nathan Homestead
Contact: Box Ofﬁ ce Hours: Monday to Friday 9am—5pm,
Phone: 09 976 7777 Weekends 1pm—4pm
Email: ticketing@paciﬁ c.org.nz Price: Free
Website: www.paciﬁ c.org.nz Contact: Chantelle Whaiapu
Phone: 09 275 0482
With a Live Band, Exotic Dancers, Email: email@example.com 14—19 November
Bhangra and Sukhwinder Singh this Website: www.manukau.govt.nz
promises to be an incredible night packed
with exciting entertainment. The Manukau Vessel & Sculpture
Ellerslie Flower Show
Exhibition and Award showcases Venue: Botanical Gardens
outstanding vessel and sculpture work Hours: 10am—6pm Wed, Thurs, Sun,
11 February 2007
7 October by artists from throughout New Zealand. 10am—10pm Fri, Sat
Early Bird Price: Adult $28, Child (5-14)
$5, Senior Citizen $24, Family (2 adult,
Mazda Summer Matinee
Uxbridge, 25th Celebrations 3—5 November 2 children) $60. Note transaction fees Venue: Villa Maria Estate, 118
Gala Day will apply. www.ticketek.co.nz Montgomerie Road, Mangere
Venue: Uxbridge, Howick’s Creative Centre Contact: Seline Harder Hours: 12.00 noon—3.30pm
Dunkleys Great New Zealand Phone: 09 579 7038 Price: Tickets range from $25—$69
Craft Shows Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact: Paul Hersh
Contact: Sarah Clacher Venue: TelstraClear Paciﬁ c Events Centre Website: www.ellerslieﬂ owershow.co.nz Phone: 09 638 7073 Ext: 204
Phone: 09 535 6467 Hours: 10.00am—5.00pm daily Email: email@example.com
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Price: Adult $10, Senior/Student $7, In 2006, Manukau City Council will be Website: www.sarahulmer.co.nz
Website: www.uxbridge.org.nz Child $3 presenting the popular Manukau City
Contact: Box Ofﬁ ce Cultural Performance Garden for the Enjoy this opportunity to picnic on
The day will feature cultural Phone: 09 976 7777 second year. A celebration of Manukau’s the resplendent Villa Maria Estate
performances, live music, entertainment Email: ticketing@paciﬁ c.org.nz diverse culture and its developing overlooking the vines whilst the
for the kids, a wine and food tent and Website: www.craftshows.co.nz arts scene, the garden contrasts the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and
much more. The day will ﬁ nish on a high established and the contemporary by guests entertain you with a variety of
note with an art auction, featuring works For those who make crafts and those who weaving together traditional paciﬁ c musical gems.
by many of Auckland’s prominent artists just love to buy them — Dunkleys Great New cultures, forms and plants with Each ticket provides entry to the
— so come along and make a bid! Zealand Craft Shows are New Zealand’s innovative materials, design and concert and a generously ﬁ lled picnic
most popular and exciting craft events. modern performance. hamper.