Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board held in the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Office, Shop 17B, 93 Bader Drive, Māngere on Wednesday, 16 May 2018 at 5.00pm.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Lemauga Lydia Sosene

 

 

 

Members

Tauanu’u Nick Bakulich

 

 

 

 

Carrol Elliott, JP

 

 

 

 

Makalita Kolo

 

 

 

 

Tafafuna’i Tasi Lauese, JP

 

 

 

 

Christine O'Brien

 

 

 

 

ABSENT

 

 

Togiatolu Walter Togiamua

 

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

 

Cr Alf Filipaina

 

 

 

Cr Efeso Collins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board

16 May 2018

 

 

 

1          Welcome

 

Tauanu’u Nick Bakulich led the meeting in prayer.

 

2          Apologies

  

Resolution number MO/2018/62

MOVED by Chairperson L Sosene, seconded by Member C Elliott:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board accept the apology from Togiatolu Walter Togiamua for absence.

 

CARRIED

 

            Secretarial Note: Cr Filipaina and Cr Collins for lateness.

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number MO/2018/63

MOVED by Chairperson L Sosene, seconded by Member T Lauese:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Wednesday, 18 April 2018 and 9 May 2018, as a true and correct record.

 

CARRIED

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

·                     After 17 years Barry O’Callaghan - Manager of the Otahuhu Library now feels that it is the right time to move on from Otahuhu and from Auckland.  He has thoroughly enjoyed his time in Otahuhu and the community is better connected and more positive than what it was many years ago and it has a very good future ahead of it.  This is partly down to having a strong local board which advocates strongly for its community and for its local libraries. The board thanks Barry for all his hard work and dedication.

·                     Ida Tupaea 25 years as a strong community advocate with the Mangere Community Law Centre.  Thank you Ida for your commitment to provide legal services to the community of Mangere and a few outside Mangere Residents.

·                     ANZAC celebrations:

Dawn Otahuhu RSA cemetery Otahuhu.

Mangere Bridge civic service parade with community, Mangere Bridge Domain Hall.

Otahuhu civic service parade with community, Otahuhu.

Niuean Soldiers Mangere.

Matala Celebration, Tongan Returned Servicemen, Mangere East.

Cook Island Soldiers, Cook Island Development Agency New Zealand memorial 500 soldiers, Mangere. 

Thank you to the staff for organising the services and especially the floral wreaths which were presented at most of the services that day, 25 April 2018.

·                     New Strategic Broker: Liz Muliaga who has now joined the Community Empowerment Team.

·                     New Engagement Advisor: Shoma Prasad who has now joined Local Board Services Team.

·                     Thank local board staff for working diligently through preparation of the MOLB submissions collating MOLB reports into the 10 year budget and helping organise the Have Your Say and other consultation collating responses 320 submissions from Mangere-Otahuhu residents and sommunity.

·                     The long awaited bus shelter at 3A Church Road, Otahuhu.

·                 Rotary Club of Otahuhu for the illustrated dictionaries they have supplied to all Year 4 students at Fairburn School, St Joseph’s Primary and Otahuhu Primary School

·          The Otahuhu College and staff involved in the lock down last week, the school was very well prepared and did a fantastic job communicating to the staff, students and parents, and subsequently to the community.

·                     Winter sports season are currently underway Manukau Rovers Premier – quest for the Gallaher Shield, Manukau East Hawks. Otahuhu Leopards – both in their quest for the Fox Memorial and current performance of the Manukau Football Club in the premier results this year.

 

7          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

8          Deputations

 

8.1

Deputation - Department of Conservation

 

Resolution number MO/2018/64

MOVED by Chairperson L Sosene, seconded by Member C Elliott:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board thanks Pieter Tuinder, Colleen Smith, Jacob Dexter from the Department of Conservation and representatives from Papatuanuku Marae, Makaurau Marae, Cook Island Development Agency New Zealand (CIDANZ),  Auckland Teaching Gardens and Mangere Mountain Education Trust for their attendance and update.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

9          Public Forum

 

9.1

Public Forum - Māngere Historical Society

 

Resolution number MO/2018/65

MOVED by Chairperson L Sosene, seconded by Member N Bakulich:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board thanks Joan Ping for her attendance and update.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

9.2

Public Forum - Bridge Park Tennis Club

 

The presentation tabled at the meeting is attached to the back of the minutes.

 

Resolution number MO/2018/66

MOVED by Chairperson L Sosene, seconded by Member C O'Brien:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board thanks Alexander Wilson, Vice President  and a member Casey from the Bridge Park Tennis Club for their attendance and update.

 

CARRIED

 

 

9.3

Public Forum - 9R Ngaio Avenue, Mangere Bridge

 

 

 

Resolution number MO/2018/67

MOVED by Chairperson L Sosene, seconded by Member C Elliott:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board thanks Mr & Mrs Paapu for their attendance.

 

CARRIED

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

11        Notices of Motion

 

There were no notices of motion.

 

12

Manukau Ward Councillors Update

 

Resolution number MO/2018/68

MOVED by Chairperson L Sosene, seconded by Member C Elliott:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board receive the verbal reports from Cr Alf Filipaina and Cr Efeso Collins.

 

CARRIED

 

Item 12 was considered after Item 13.

 

13

Local Board Leads and Appointments Report

 

Resolution number MO/2018/69

MOVED by Chairperson L Sosene, seconded by Member C O'Brien:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board receive the verbal and written updates from the local board members.

 

CARRIED

 

Item 12 was considered after Item 11.

 

14

Chairpersons Report and Announcements

 

Resolution number MO/2018/70

MOVED by Chairperson L Sosene, seconded by Member C O'Brien:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board receive the verbal update and written report.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

15

Mangere-Otahuhu Local Grant Round Two 2017/2018 grant allocations

 

Resolution number MO/2018/71

MOVED by Chairperson L Sosene, seconded by Member N Bakulich:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)         approved/granted/declined the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu  Round Two 2017/2018 applications listed in the table below:

NO.

Application ID

Organisation

Requesting funding for

Amount requested

Approve/

Grant/

Decline

1.

LG1809-202

Manukau Rovers Rugby Football Club (RFC) Incorporated

Towards 28 tracksuits for the under-twenty’s players at the Manukau Rovers Softball Club for Manukau Rovers RFC Under 20's team

$2000.00

$1,200.00

Approved to be paid from a previous grant not uplifted by the applicant

 

2.

LG1809-206

Mangere Bridge School Board of Trustees

A shipping container to be converted into a bike shed for the "Bikes in Schools Project" at Mangere Bridge School.

$12,362.00

$4,000

Granted

3.

LG1809-228

New Netball Team Limited

Towards the cost of hireage of the Pulman Arena in Takanini for the Round Robin "home" tournament for the Northern Stars Netball team.

 

$4,000.00

$1,000

Granted

4.

LG1809-244

Mangere Town Centre BID Incorporated

Towards a free daily exercise class in the Mangere Town Centre

$3,600.00

$3,600

Approved

5.

LG1809-248

Otahuhu Softball Club Incorporated

Towards the purchase of a ride-on mower to maintain the softball field at Sturges Park.

$15,353.00

$0

Defer consideration and investigate maintenance issue

6.

LG1809-250

 

Manukau City Association Football Club Incorporated

Towards a contribution of wages for community coaches to deliver and coordinate football programmes in schools and the community for the Mangere-Otahuhu area.

$10,000.00

$5,000

Granted

 

 

7.

LG1809-249

Mangere Central Indoor Bowling Club Manukau City Indoor Bowling Club Incorporated

Towards hall hire for the indoor bowling club at the Mangere Central Community Hall from July 2018 to July 2019 for

$1,132.00

$1,132

Approved

 

8.

LG1809-254

 

Waterlea Indoor Bowling Club

Towards hall hire of the Mangere Memorial Hall for the Waterlea Indoor Bowling Club.

$2,574.00

$1,323

Granted

 

9.

LG1809-258

 

John Walker Find Your Field of Dreams Foundation

Towards delivering sporting opportunities for primary school children in the Mangere-Otahuhu area.

$25,000.00

$10,000

Granted

 

10.

LG1810-239

Counties Manukau Sports Foundation

Towards community recreation and event co-ordinator wages

$7500.00

$0

Deferred waiting  further information.

 

 

11.

LG1809-235

Diabetes New Zealand - Auckland

Towards costs for the Healthy Options Positive Eating (HOPE) courses including wages, food, travel, translations, venue hire, pedometers and consultant fees.

$9124.00

$9,124

Approved

11A.

LG1809-238

 

Ohomairangi Trust

Towards, programme facilitators to coordinate, prepare and deliver eight sessions to four groups of parents with Autistic children.

$12,800.00

$0

Declined

12.

LG1809-246

 

Mobility Assistance Dogs Trust

Towards the “Puppies in Prison” programme cost including the veterinary costs from 1 June 2018 to 30 September 2018.

$4,000.00

$2,000

Granted

13.

LG1809-247

Action Education Incorporated

Towards the cost of running 15 spoken word poetry workshops held at schools in the local board area.

$3,000.00

$0

Declined

Not eligible in this round -  encourage to come once a year

14.

LG1809-252

 

Life Education Trust Counties Manukau

 

Towards delivery of the health promotion programmes, Including the running costs of the mobile classroom, educational resources, insurances, salary and professional development of the educators to three Mangere-Otahuhu schools.

$12,000.00

$2,000

Granted

 

 

 

15.

LG1809-253

New Zealand Council of Victim Support Groups Incorporated

Towards the victim support volunteer programme including costs for training, recruitment and volunteers.

$3500.00

$3,500

Approved

 

16.

LG1809-259

Ambury Park Centre Incorporated

Towards the cost of hay for horses for two months for the riding therapy programme at Ambury Park.

$5,500.00

$5,500

Approved

 

17.

LG1809-263

Youthline Auckland Charitable Trust

Towards support for wages for a youth worker from 1 July to 31 December 2018.

$5,000.00

$5,000

Approved

18.

LG1809-264

Auckland Kids Achievement Trust trading as Graeme Dingle Foundation Auckland

Towards wages for a part-time “Stars” programme coordinator at Auckland Seventh Day Adventist High school.

$5000.00

$2,000

Granted

 

19.

LG1809-221

Mangere Town Centre Business Improvement District (BID) Incorporated

Fees and promotion for five Pacific language weeks in Mangere Town Centre

$8,000.00

$5,000

Granted

20.

LG1809-229

South Harbour Business Association Incorporated

Towards coordinator wages, administration costs and media preparation to develop a community response plan in Mangere-Otahuhu.

$72,050.00

$0

Declined

Officers from Civil Emergency and Management to assess this.

21.

LG1809-226

Family First Welfare Trust

Towards poster printing, venue hire, tutor's fees, resource material and child care for three workshops for women at the Otahuhu Town Hall.

$1831.00

$1,831

Approved

22.

LG1809-230

The Parenting Place

Towards a fee subsidy and the cost of a facilitator for the "Toolbox Parenting Courses" focussed on Maori and vulnerable families.

$2707.00

$2,707

Approved

  

23.

LG1809-231

Chinese New Settlers Services Trust

Towards venue hire and promotion for the Migrant Branch Service Centre, at Friendship House Manukau.

$4,000.00

$1,200

Granted

 

24.

LG1809-233

 

KidsCan Charitable Trust

Towards the purchase of food for school children in the Mangere-Otahuhu area.

$10,000

$4,000

Granted

25.

LG1815-212

 

                       

Project Litefoot Trust

 

Towards the overall cost of the project, tagged towards the cost of materials, equipment, advertising and promotion at Mangere and Otahuhu sports venues

$1,219.00

$1,200

Granted

 

27.

LG1810-202

New Zealand Kiribati National Council

Towards the National Kiribati youth dance competition in Otahuhu on 14 July 2018, including venue hire, artists and project manager fees, transport and catering.

$2880.00

$2,880

Approved

28.

LG1809-255

 

Mangere East Family Service Centre Incorporated

Towards the planning, designing, preparation and execution of the arts’n’crafts booth and pavilions at the Mangere East Family Centre for the Mangere Community Sculpture Garden.

$19,530

$4,296

Granted

Tagged to container

29.

LG1809-256

 

Pathways New Zealand Hip Hop Performing Arts Trust

Towards the administration costs for an eight week youth development performing arts course.

$2,000.00

$0

Decline – NZCEA outcome

30.

LG1809-214

Kahurangi Newton under the umbrella of Nga Kaitiaki O Ihumatao Charitable Trust

Tutorial fees, food, tools, petrol, venue hire, health and safety kits for weaving workshops from 2 June 2018 to 2 July 2018

 

$2500

$600

Granted

31.

LG1809-245

Pacific Islands Dance Fono trading as Pacific Dance New Zealand

Towards the provision of free matinee shows and a dance costume exhibition at the Mangere Arts Centre, for local primary and secondary school students.

$5,000.00

$5,000

Approved

32.

LG 1807-330

The Kids for Kids Charitable Trust

Towards venue hire and production costs for a youth choir performance.

$2,789.94

$2,789.94

Approved

 

33.

LG1813-212

Age Concern Counties Manukau

Towards the cost of providing counselling services to older adults in South Auckland.

$7,740.00

$3,000

Granted

 

 

34.

LG1809-220

Otahuhu Mainstreet and Commercial Association Incorporated

Towards the Otahuhu Ethnic Food Festival on 29 September 2018.

$20,000

Withdrawn

35.

LG1809-242

Breakthrough Centre New Zealand

Towards the Omega Family Day, including stage, radio transmission, hiring of a gazebo, tee shirts and lunch for volunteers, bouncy castles, food hampers, inflatable slides and  marketing costs.

$10,000.00

Deferred until next financial year

36.

MOLB FPF - 1803

Toano’a O Aotearoa Community Trust

Towards the Tongan elderly group exercise programme

$2,500.00

$2,500

Approved

 

Total

 

 

$340.691.94

$92,182.94

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

16

Auckland Transport May 2018 update to the Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board

 

Resolution number MO/2018/72

MOVED by Chairperson L Sosene, seconded by Member C O'Brien:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      receive the Auckland Transport May 2018 update report.

b)      requests Auckland Transport  to provide further details and progress update about the Local Transport Capital Fund project, ‘Building a two lane roundabout at the intersection of Bader Drive and Idlewild Avenue’, with specific reference to implications arising from New Zealand Transport Authority’s planned works in the area.

c)      requests Auckland Transport to ensure clearing and cleaning of cycle lanes, particularly those built under Te Ara Mua – Future Streets project, as debris after recent storms are hazardous for cyclists and pedestrians.

d)      requests that Auckland Transport officers table project proposals separate to regular update reports and bring the ‘Car seat project proposal’ (para 27 of report) to a board workshop for further discussion.

 

CARRIED

 

Item 16 was considred after Item 17.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17

Draft 2018-2028 Regional Land Transport Plan, draft Regional Fuel Tax proposal and draft Contributions Policy

 

The feedback was tabled at the meeting and is attached to the back of the minutes.

 

Resolution number MO/2018/73

MOVED by Chairperson L Sosene, seconded by Member C Elliott:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board give formal written feedback on:

a)      the draft 2018-2028 Regional Land Transport Plan (attached to these minutes).

b)      the draft Regional Fuel Tax Proposal (attached to these minutes).

c)      supports in principle increased contributions due to the rapid growth of our city as proposed in the draft Contributions Policy, to be targeted toward the local board area that they are derived from,  but asks officers to ensure local boards are given more time to develop local board feedback on regional polices in future.

 

CARRIED

 

Item 17 was considred after Item 15.

 

18

Mangere Otahuhu Facility Partnership Fund - Allocation of funding for projects in 2017/2018.

 

Resolution number MO/2018/74

MOVED by Chairperson L Sosene, seconded by Member C O'Brien:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)         approve a grant of $10,000 from line item number 1561 of the Mangere Otahuhu Local Board 2017/2018 work programme, to Counties Manukau Zone of New Zealand Rugby League, towards the completion of a facility strategy plan prioritising the future location in the Manukau Ward.

 

b)         approve a grant of $46,451 from line item number 1561 of the Mangere Otahuhu Local Board 2017/2018 work programme, to Manukau Rovers Rugby Football Club Incorporated, to construct women’s toilets and upgrade men’s toilets. 

 

c)         approve a grant of $35,302.07 from line item number 1561 of the Mangere Otahuhu Local Board 2017/2018 work programme, to Manukau City AFC Incorporated, to upgrade the kitchen appliances and install a kitchen bench. 

 

d)         approve a grant of $8,758.72 from line item number 1561 of the Mangere Otahuhu Local Board 2017/2018 work programme, to Manukau City AFC Incorporated, to install a new PA system.

 

e)         approve a grant of $28,232.50 from line item number 1561 of the Mangere Otahuhu Local Board 2017/2018 work programme, to Manukau City AFC Incorporated, to upgrade men’s and women’s ground floor toilets, complete plumbing for a new laundry and the tuck shop sink, add a new bench for the tuck shop and install a new hot water cylinder.

 

f)          approve a grant of $5,290.00 from line item number 1561 of the Mangere Otahuhu Local Board 2017/2018 work programme, to Mangere Centre Park Sports Association Incorporated to reseal the level 1 kitchen floor.

 

g)         request the balance of $15,965.91 from line item number 1561 be transferred to the Mangere Otahuhu Local Board 2017/2018 community grants fund. 

 

CARRIED

 

 

19

Māngere Community Initiatives

 

Resolution number MO/2018/75

MOVED by Chairperson L Sosene, seconded by Member M Kolo: 

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board supports in principle:

a)      further investigation to extend Māngere Community House - Te Whare Koa on Māngere Centre Park to accommodate larger groups whilst protecting the heritage values of the facility.

b)      further development of a proposal to make application for land owner approval to establish a facility for BikeFIT (Time to Thrive to Stay Alive Trust) on Māngere Centre Park.

d)      further investigation to redevelop the existing community centre on Walter Massey Park as part of the local board’s one local initiative.

e)      further development of a partnership proposal to make application for land owner approval by Cook Island Development Agency New Zealand (CIDANZ) and the Auckland Teaching Gardens Trust which includes the development of the oneVILLAGE concept and expansion of the Auckland Teaching Gardens on Old School Reserve.

f)       further development of an interim proposal to make application for land owner approval by CIDANZ to develop a teaching kitchen, shared market space and a café on Old School Reserve.

g)      expansion of the Auckland Teaching Gardens Trust’s activities outside of their proposed lease area to be defined through the development of the activation and concept plan for Old School Reserve.

h)      further development of a proposal by Kalapu Maile Ua Trust to form partnerships with other island groups and make application for land owner approval to develop a multi-purpose cultural and community centre on Radonich Park.

i)       exploration of options for Yog Sewa within Māngere should the Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board not support a location within its boundary.

 

CARRIED

 

Resolution number MO/2018/76

MOVED by Chairperson L Sosene, seconded by Member N Bakulich:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board supports in principle:

c)      further development of a proposal to make application for land owner approval by FITLIFE Trust to locate their Dome on Māngere Centre Park for the short term (approximately 5 years), whilst exploring more permanent medium to long term opportunities.

There was a show of hands and the motion was lost 3 against 2 for.

Lost

 

 

 

20

Options to resolve encroachments at 9R Ngaio Avenue Māngere Bridge

 

Resolution number MO/2018/77

MOVED by Chairperson L Sosene, seconded by Member C Elliott:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      resolves to rescind the resolution MO/2017/11 of 21 June 2017.

b)      requests staff to draft an easement in favour of the owners of  the property at 1/37 Kiwi Esplanade Mangere Bridge to reduce the encroachments at Kiwi Ngaio Reserve 9R Ngaio Avenue, to the satisfaction of the Head of Stakeholder and Land Advisory, Community Facilities Department.

c)      requests council Legal Services staff to draft an encumbrance to inform knowledge of the easement, to be registered on the title of the land at 1/37 Kiwi Esplanade (Lot 3 DP 17984).

d)      requests that the encumbrance requires the encroachments to be extinguished by the current owners when the land and buildings are sold or significantly redeveloped by them and that the easements registered in the owners favour also be surrendered at the same time.

e)      resolves to provide assistance for the establishment of a new, permeable fence to be erected to the satisfaction of the Manager Land Advisory Services.

f)       notes that the existing 1987 minor easement is unaffected except where significant redevelopment of the land and buildings allows compliance.

 

CARRIED

 

Member Christine O’Brien voted against this item.

 

Item 20 was considered after Item 22.

 

21

Business Improvement District (BID) Programme Compliance Report to Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board for Financial Year 2016/2017

 

Resolution number MO/2018/78

MOVED by Chairperson L Sosene, seconded by Member T Lauese:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      recommends to the governing body to strike the targeted rates for inclusion in the 2018-19 Annual Plan/Budget for the following BIDs:

·      $28,800 for the Māngere Bridge Progressive Business Association

·      $6,100 for the Māngere East Village Business Association

·      $284,949 for the Māngere Town Centre Business Association

·      $628,425 for the Ōtāhuhu Business Association

·      $81,325 for the South Harbour Business Association.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22

Proposed Establishment of Auckland Food Alliance

 

Resolution number MO/2018/79

MOVED by Chairperson L Sosene, seconded by Member C Elliott:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      endorse establishment of a pilot Auckland Food Alliance for a period of two years from August 2018.

b)      endorse the approach for Auckland Food Alliance, once established, to focus on Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board during the pilot phase.

c)      request a minimum of six-monthly updates from the Alliance on progress. 

 

CARRIED

 

Item 22 was considered after Item 19.

 

23

Auckland Council's Quarterly Performance Report: Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board for quarter three, 1 January - 31 March 2018

 

Resolution number MO/2018/80

MOVED by Chairperson L Sosene, seconded by Member C O'Brien:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      receive the performance report for the financial quarter ending 31 March 2018.

b)      approve an additional budget of $5,000 for Community-led response to alcohol licensing (item 2798) from the board’s Community response fund budget to cover any further specialist advice and support.

c)      receive the update information and approve a grant of $9,000 from the Mara Kai work programme, for equipment to the Auckland Teaching Garden Trust. (Attachment E – Memo – Update information on work programme item 632).

d)      appreciates receiving information for item 2390 in a workshop on the proposed extensive refurbishment of the library at Mangere Town Centre. Noting the significance and high usage of the facility, the local board requests officers report to a local board  business meeting at the earliest summarising the key parts of the upgrade, to illustrate how it will improve the experience for the users, outlining the implications for the users while the work is being done (e.g. any closures or disruption to normal services). And further, the report should outline the total value of the work and key dates for when the work will take place.

 

e)      transfer the remaining budget of $126,490 to the board’s community grants project line.

 

f)       reallocate the existing balance of the funding from the Māngere Community Initiatives project of approximately $15,000 to finalise the concept plan for Māngere Centre Park  – work Item 3429.

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

 

24

Review of Auckland Council’s representation arrangements for the 2019 elections

 

Resolution number MO/2018/81

MOVED by Chairperson L Sosene, seconded by Member N Bakulich:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      endorse the general approach to the review of Auckland Council’s representation arrangements for the 2019 elections, which is to make changes on an issue-by-issue basis and to not seek significant change.

b)      endorse the Joint Governance Working Party’s position on the following matters with respect to the review of Auckland Council’s representation arrangements for the 2019 elections:

i.        that all Governing Body members are to continue to be elected by ward as decided by the Governing Body

ii.       that the current number of members in each ward is retained

iii.      that the Waitematā and Gulf ward non-complying variance (population per member) should be addressed by reducing the size of the isthmus part of the ward on both the east and the west of the ward as in ‘Option 1’, with the resulting changes for neighbouring wards as set out in that option

iv.      that the Rodney ward non-complying variance (population per member) should be retained on the basis that compliance would result in splitting communities of interest or joining disparate communities of interest

v.       that the area alongside the Kaipara Harbour does not have a community of interest with Warkworth, and that the Rodney Local Board is invited to provide feedback on the alternative options for subdivision arrangements.

c)      endorse the following recommendations with respect to the review of Auckland Council’s representation arrangements for the 2019 elections, noting that they have yet to be considered by the Joint Governance Working Party:

i.        that the Botany subdivision non-complying variance (population per member) should be addressed by moving the southern boundary of the Howick ward southwards and that the Howick Local Board is invited to provide feedback on the two alternative options

ii.       that the Manurewa-Papakura ward non-complying variance (population per member) should be retained on the basis that compliance would result in splitting communities of interest or joining disparate communities of interest

iii.      that the Waitematā Local Board consider whether subdivisions within the board area are appropriate

iv.      that the Upper Harbour Local Board consider whether subdivisions within the Board area are appropriate.

d)      provide any other feedback on the review of Auckland Council’s representation arrangements for the 2019 elections.

e)      delegate authority to the Chairperson to represent the board’s views on the review of Auckland Council’s representation arrangements for the 2019 elections should the Joint Governance Working Party seek further engagement with and/or feedback from the board prior to reporting to the Governing Body with a proposal in July 2018, or during the consideration of submissions following public notification.

CARRIED

 

 

25

Governance Forward Work Calendar

 

Resolution number MO/2018/82

MOVED by Chairperson L Sosene, seconded by Member M Kolo:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board notes the Governance Forward Work Calendar.

 

CARRIED

 

 

26

Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Workshop Notes

 

Resolution number MO/2018/83

MOVED by Chairperson L Sosene, seconded by Member T Lauese:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board receive the workshop notes from the workshops held on 4 and 11 April 2018.

 

CARRIED

  

 

27        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.  

 

28

Local Board feedback on the Local Government (Community Well-being) Amendment Bill

 

Resolution number MO/2018/84

MOVED by Member C Elliott, seconded by Member N Bakulich:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)         supports the amendments to the Local Government (Community Well-being) Amendment Bill and the intent:

 

·         to reinstate the purpose of local government to promote the social, economic, environmental and cultural well-being of communities

·         to restore the power to collect development contributions for a wider group of infrastructure projects.

b)         notes that Chair, Lemauga Lydia Sosene has volunteered to be on the political working group that will approve the final submission.

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Member O’Brien closed the meeting in prayer.

 

 

9.11 pm                                              The Chairperson thanked Members for their attendance and attention to business and declared the meeting closed.

 

CONFIRMED AS A TRUE AND CORRECT RECORD AT A MEETING OF THE Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

DATE:.........................................................................

 

 

 

CHAIRPERSON:........................................................


Item 9.2 Presentation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Item 14 Chairpersons Report

 

Lemauga Lydia Sosene

Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board Chair

Report –  April-May 2018

 

Events:

·         Community Event Future Streets Workshop reviewing Future Streets and ongoing events to showcase and have an ongoing strategy with Community partners for example Moana Nui a Kiwa Leisure Centre, Nga Iwi Primary, TSI, Mangere Community Law Centre, Health, Future Streets Project Team, Auckland Transport, MOLB.

·         Ida Tupaea surprise Anniversary Luncheon.

·         Wantok Exhibition Opening at the Mangere Arts Centre, celebrating and showcasing Melenisian women from NZ, Australia, Fiji and inviting the Indegenous Aboriginal community who also partook in these festivities.  This is the inaugural exhibition for Melenisian women and part of the Regional showcase of activities at the Mangere Arts Centre, to celebrate New Zealand women being the first country in the world giving Women the right to vote - commemorating 125 years, 19 September 1893.

·         NZ Citizenship ceremony 200+ new NZers.

·         Mangere ECE Project Joint MOE and TSI, acknowledging the work of TSI AC and 25 ECE’s in Mangere the evidence being collated over the last 12 months. There is a desire to explore some of the findings further as these are Tamariki in Mangere-Otahuhu attending those 25 ECE facilities.

·         Cook Island Community Tertiary Graduation Dinner to celebrate 50+ graduates.

·         Speaker at Komiti Pasifika annual conference E Tu Union.

·         Inaugural event - Pink Ribbon Breakfast Mangere supporting Breast Cancer Awareness.

·         Blessing of Mr Teau Mangere Bikefit new home, Centre Park Depot Robertson Road, Mangere.

 

Meetings:

·         Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board Members with Aktive and contractor CLM.

·         Tupuna Maunga Authority Meeting held at Maungawhau Kiosk.

·         Dr Mary Dawson and new strategic broker Liz Muliaga.

·         Southern Local Board Chairs’ Forum Manukau.

·         Chair Val Payne Mangere Bridge Residents & Ratepayers issues.

·         NZTA and Bike Auckland Bike Ride along Bader Drive bridge connects to Mangere Centre Park.

·         Regional Chairs’ Forum CBD Auckland.

 

Special Meetings:

·         MOLB SUBMISSION (to GB): Waste Management and Minimisation Plan 2018

·         Auckland Plan Refresh Workshops

·         MOLB SUBMISSION (to AT Board): Auckland Regional Land Transport Plan 2018-2028

·         MOLB SUBMISSION (to GB Regulatory Committee): Auckland Council Hygiene Health Bylaw Review with Tufuga Su’a Lawrence Ah Ching

·         Radio WAATEA and WAATEA Marae Discussion with Listeners and Maori community on the Regional Fuel Tax and the Draft Auckland Regional Transport Plan

·         Extra MOLB Business Meeting to approve decisions and input into the 10 year Budget 2018-2028, draft Auckland Plan and draft Waste Management and Minimisation Plan 2018.  Also covered feedback on Rates Remission and Postponement Policy.

 

 

Lemauga Lydia Sosene

Chair

 

16 May 2018

 


 

 

Item 17 Feedback

2018-2028 Regional Land Transport Plan and Regional Fuel Tax Feedback

 

Affordable

Being able to afford a relatively comfortable standard of living is the challenge for people in our community.

 

Mangere-Otahuhu is an area of high deprivation. This is fact. You only have to look at the statistics.

 

We have the highest number of unemployed youth in Auckland.  Compared to the rest of the region our people are earning considerably less with the local average income medium for adults, at $19,700 per annum compared to $29,600 – the Auckland medium and the medium household income is $59,900 per annum, compared to $76,500 for Auckland.

 

Most of our families live tough, and we are literally bracing ourselves for the implications of the looming regional fuel tax to hit our pockets! It is important therefore that public transport is cheaper and easier to access. 

 

This must be a joint approach between Auckland Transport and central government.  The main way of changing this is through amending  the ‘fare box recovery’ rate. This is the amount of operational cost that is expected to be recovered from public transport ticket sales.  The remainder being made up of subsidies from local and central government.

 

In Auckland the current rate is 47%. Some NZ cities have higher rates like Wellington 53%.

 

But other areas have lower rates for example Canterbury 41%, Waikato 31% both of which have large urban areas. If we look across the Tasman - Sydney has a rate of 20%. Canberra 21% and Melbourne 30%

 

MOLB is advocating for a decrease in the rate of ‘Fare Box Recovery’ to a level that is consistent with these Australian cities and that is not inconsistent with some other areas in NZ.

This will mean an increase in the subsides on public transport (PT) and would allow the ticket prices to be lowered.

 

The MOLB understands that there are significant financial considerations but is keen to advocate for lower priced PT.

 

 And we know the feedback to the long-term plan supports a regional fuel tax, but the fact that only 0.4% of our population made submissions means this result is inconclusive.

 

In our local area, we have the Otahuhu station - a modern and beautiful facility and the revamped bus interchange in the Mangere town centre but if people can’t afford to use the services provided – they are not relevant.

 

(LTP fuel tax results: support 49%/do not support 44%; MOLB population 79,990).

 

 

Regional Land Transport Plan Feedback

 

Integrated approach: Mangere-Otahuhu Roading Network

 

As we know Auckland Airport is an important employment area, as well as the international gateway to New Zealand. Rapid growth in employment and tourism is placing substantial pressure on the transport network that serves the airport and its surrounds.

 

Without a major increase in the proportion of people accessing the airport by public transport, the road network will not be able to function effectively, and the success of this critical employment area will be placed at risk.

 

We are advocating for Auckland Transport, New Zealand Transport Association, and the Council family to work together, and deliver the following projects in a timely manner:

 

1.    East West Route 32

This project could potentially encompass several of the board’s major aspirational projects such as:

·         One Local Initiative – Mangere East precinct

·         Portage project initiative

2.    Light rail - Mangere town centre as a key station as part of rapid transit rail to airport.

·         We want a stop close to the Mangere town centre to integrate with the transport developments already invested in this area.

3.    Safety is an important focus in the area. Future Streets and to some extent Otahuhu streetscape upgrade, has alleviated some of our road safety problems.

·         The recently released Government Statement Policy for Transport 2018, where our board agreed to a joint submission with the other local boards in response to this policy. We did this as ‘safety’ was one of the main priority areas. By doing this we want to gain more programmes and more capital investment like our Future Streets initiative for our area.

 

By working together our local board believes we will deliver our projects and keep our streets safer. By working together you will help deliver our local board plan’s transport outcome 4: “a well-connected area”.

 

We want to deliver this outcome, but we need everyone working together.

 

We have consistently said as part of our regional advocacy that we want to see heavy rail connected and including Auckland Airport.

Please investigate options between heavy and light rail, from the CBD to Onehunga, and then Mangere to the airport.