I hereby give notice that an ordinary meeting of the Henderson-Massey Local Board will be held on:




Meeting Room:



Thursday, 4 September 2014


Council Chamber
Henderson Civic Centre
6 Henderson Valley Road


Henderson-Massey Local Board









Vanessa Neeson, JP


Deputy Chairperson

Shane Henderson



Brenda Brady, JP



Peter Chan, JP



Warren Flaunty, QSM



Will Flavell



Tracy Kirkley



Luke Wilson



(Quorum 4 members)




Glenn Boyd

(Relationship Manager)

Local Board Services (West)



Busola Martins

Local Board Democracy Advisor


28 August 2014


Contact Telephone: (09) 440 7323

Email: busola.martins@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz






Henderson-Massey Local Board

04 September 2014



ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                        PAGE

1          Welcome/ Prayer                                                                                                            5

2          Apologies                                                                                                                        5

3          Declaration of Interest                                                                                                   5

4          Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                               5

5          Leave of Absence                                                                                                          5

6          Acknowledgements                                                                                                       5

7          Ward Councillors’ Update                                                                                            5

8          Deputations                                                                                                                    5

8.1     Waitemata City Football club                                                                              5

8.2     Parenting Hub in Tui Glen                                                                                  6

8.3     Foundation for Youth Development - Deputation                                            6

9          Public Forum                                                                                                                  7

10        Extraordinary Business                                                                                                7

11        Notices of Motion                                                                                                          7

12        Auckland Transport Quarterly Update to Local Boards: April – June 2014          9

13        Deferral of 2014/15 Capital Projects                                                                          43

14        Review of Alcohol Control Bylaws - Proposed bylaw for local board feedback 53  

15        Consideration of Extraordinary Items 



1          Welcome / Prayer


2          Apologies


At the close of the agenda no apologies had been received.


3          Declaration of Interest


Members are reminded of the need to be vigilant to stand aside from decision making when a conflict arises between their role as a member and any private or other external interest they might have.


4          Confirmation of Minutes


That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)         Confirms the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 21 August 2014, including the confidential section, as a true and correct record.



5          Leave of Absence


At the close of the agenda no requests for leave of absence had been received.


6          Acknowledgements


At the close of the agenda no requests for acknowledgements had been received.


7          Ward Councillors’ Update


Ward Councillors are given the opportunity to update board members on Governing body issues related to the Henderson-Massey local board area.


8          Deputations


Standing Order 3.20 provides for deputations.  Those applying for deputations are required to give seven working days’ notice of subject matter and applications are approved by the Chairperson of the Board.  This means that details relating to deputations can be included in the published agenda.  Total speaking time per deputation is ten minutes or as resolved by the meeting.



8.1       Waitemata City Football club


1.       To speak to the Henderson-Massey local board on the construction of a baseball pitch at McLeod Park, Te Atatu South.



That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)      Receives the deputation from the Waitemata City Football Club.




8.2       Parenting Hub in Tui Glen


To speak to the board on the possibility of establishing a parenting hub in Tui Glen.

Executive summary

This deputation is about presenting an idea to convert the blue, dilapidated ‘tourist flat 1 & 2’ cabin in Tui Glen into a Parenting Hub and Café. The presenter sometimes feels that the needs of parents are overlooked, and having a comfortable, modern, inviting place to go for a coffee would enable parents to socialize and find out about the assistance that is available to them.


The main objectives are:

-  To build a community for parents and caregivers.

-  To be responsive to the immediate and long term needs of parents and caregivers.

-  To keep prices reasonable and to put any profit from the café back into renovating further cabins for community use.

-  Remaining true to Tui Glen’s heritage status and history.

-  Development of a strategy to enable the café and parenting hub to eventually support itself financially.


That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)      Receives the presentation from Claire Kelly on the possibility of establishing a Parenting Hub in Tui Glen.



a          Parenting Hub in Tui Glen I.................................................................... 89

b          Parenting Hub in Tui Glen  II.................................................................. 95



8.3       Foundation for Youth Development - Deputation


To share the outcomes of funding support the Henderson-Massey Local Board has provided Foundation for Youth Development and to update the board of our activities in the local community.



That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)      Receives the deputation from Foundation for Youth Development.




9          Public Forum


A period of time (approximately 30 minutes) is set aside for members of the public to address the meeting on matters within its delegated authority. A maximum of 3 minutes per item is allowed, following which there may be questions from members.


At the close of the agenda no requests for public forum had been received.


10        Extraordinary Business


Section 46A(7) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (as amended) states:


“An item that is not on the agenda for a meeting may be dealt with at that meeting if-


(a)        The local authority by resolution so decides; and


(b)        The presiding member explains at the meeting, at a time when it is open to the public,-


(i)         The reason why the item is not on the agenda; and


(ii)        The reason why the discussion of the item cannot be delayed until a subsequent meeting.”


Section 46A(7A) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (as amended) states:


“Where an item is not on the agenda for a meeting,-


(a)        That item may be discussed at that meeting if-


(i)         That item is a minor matter relating to the general business of the local authority; and


(ii)        the presiding member explains at the beginning of the meeting, at a time when it is open to the public, that the item will be discussed at the meeting; but


(b)        no resolution, decision or recommendation may be made in respect of that item except to refer that item to a subsequent meeting of the local authority for further discussion.”


11        Notices of Motion


At the close of the agenda no requests for notices of motion had been received.


Henderson-Massey Local Board

04 September 2014



Auckland Transport Quarterly Update to Local Boards: April – June 2014


File No.: CP2014/19402






1.   The purpose of this report is to inform local boards about progress on activities undertaken by Auckland Transport in the three months April – June 2014 and the planned activities anticipated to be undertaken in the three months July – September 2014.

Executive summary

Significant activities during the period under review

Key Agency Initiatives

SMART (South Western Multimodal Airport Rapid Transit) Project

2.   Investigation into protecting a rail (rapid transit) corridor from Onehunga to the Auckland airport then connecting back to the main trunk line at Puhinui forming a rail loop.

3.   As part of planning for the future public transport network, Auckland Transport has been in discussion with Auckland Airport about making provision for a potential rapid transit corridor in its master plan. Rail has been identified as the best long term public transport option for improving transport in Auckland’s airport and south western area. Auckland Airport has allowed for a rail corridor and station at the terminal as part of its latest master plan. There are no confirmed alignments for rapid transit links outside the airport property yet and further work is required to confirm this and the timing of any construction. The project is currently in the development phase and public consultation will be carried out when there is more certainty on feasible alignments and station locations.

East West Link

4.   The primary objective of the project is to provide an improved freight connection between SH20/Onehunga and the Southdown (MetroPort) and adjoining SH1 inland port. It is expected that there will be growth of freight transport via this corridor. Safety, amenity and service upgrades will also be considered. At the moment, At is investigating what can be provided within the current road reserve; however, some land purchase may be required.

5.   The project team has started the process for procurement of a professional services contract for the production of the Detailed Business Case in 2014/2015, subject to approval of funding. The contract will be led by the Transport Agency, as principal.  Indicatively, the construction is scheduled to start by 2016/2017 with forecast completion by 2019/2020.



PT Development

City Rail Link

6.   The CRL is a 3.5km double track underground electrified rail line running under Auckland City centre from Britomart Station to the Western Line near the existing Mt Eden Station. Britomart would become a through station and provide for 3 intermediate stations in the Aotea, Karangahape Road and Newton areas. Following AT confirmation of the designated route recommended by the Independent Planning Commission, appeals were received from 6 parties and the Project Team is currently working with those appellants to work through matters raised.


Distributed Stabling – Detailed Design

7.   The project entails the development of out stabling facilities which support rail services throughout the region. These facilities are located in the South, CBD and West and comprise facilities for overnight stabling of trains and staff facilities. Installation of Transdev staff facilities at The Strand will be completed over the next 4 months.


Electrification Safety Works

8.   This project will identify and address safety risks arising from the introduction of overhead electrified traction infrastructure to the Auckland rail network. The scope of work includes implementation of recommendations from a series of risk reviews into public trespass/climbability risk at stations, investigation into possible platform-train interface and trip hazard issues between new EMUs and existing platforms. Fencing additions have been completed.  Anti-climb roller barriers are to be installed by the end of July.


Newmarket Crossing

9.   Upgrade a level crossing in Newmarket that constrains train movements into/out of Newmarket Station and inhibits planned increases in timetable frequencies. The preferred option has now been selected as the Cowie Street Linkway to Laxon Terrace.  Community group meetings commenced late February 2014, with the next meeting scheduled for early August 2014.  The design tender has been awarded and concept design is underway.


Upgrade Downtown Ferry Terminals

10. The waiting area on pier 2 is now complete and handed over.

11. The design for the new Pier 4 Pontoon has been completed and scoping and initiation works are under development in coordination with the Harbour Edge Programme.



PT Operations

Highlights for the quarter (April-June 2014)

12. Total patronage achieved a record 72.4 million annual passenger trips to end June 2014, with a +5.6% growth.

13. Rail patronage achieved a record 11.4 million annual passenger trips to end June 2014, with a +13.9% growth.

14. The Northern Express rapid transit Northern Busway bus service achieved a record 2.4 million annual passenger trips to end June 2014, with a +6.5% growth.

15. Other bus services achieved a record 53.4 million annual passenger trips to end June 2014, with a +4.2% growth.

16. Ferry services for the year to end June 2014 carried 5.1 million annual passenger trips, with an annual growth of +3.1%.

17. An Auckland milestone was achieved on Monday 28 April at 05:46 from Onehunga with the first new electric train (EMU) operating a revenue service between Onehunga and Britomart.

18. Green Bay / Titirangi New Bus Network Review and public consultation has been completed and the new service will be implemented in August.

19. Wi-Fi on the PT network is now available at rail and busway stations and some ferry wharves.

20. AT HOP integrated ticketing rollout has been completed across all bus, rail and ferry services.

21. 50 AT HOP retailers are available across Auckland, with 10 Customer Service Centres.

22. The AT HOP Day Pass was implemented on 1st July 2014 and offers travel for $16 across two zones, A and B, or $22 across three zones, A, B and C across rail, bus and inner harbour ferries.  The pass can be loaded on to an AT HOP card at AT Customer Service Centres, AT HOP ticket machines, ticket offices and AT HOP retailers.  The paper-based Discovery Day Pass is to be withdrawn at the end July.


Future outlook

23. The business case for integrated fares under a 5 concentric ring zonal model, including product and pricing scenarios, is progressing through to final recommendation.

24. The bus Public Transport Operating Model (PTOM) new draft contract has been finalised and will be distributed to incumbent bus operators for feedback in July. The bus PTOM Procurement strategy has been completed and NZTA approval will be sought in August.  The target is to tender the new South Auckland bus network in September, with a target go-live for services in the third quarter of 2015.

25. Work continues on developing the new PT journey planner.  This will deliver a step-change in the customer experience through improved functionality, putting more power in the hands of the customer.    

26. The revenue service progressive launch of new electric trains on to the Eastern Line is anticipated in August.

27. Planning is also underway for the delivery of the trial to equip Transdev Ticket Inspectors with personal CCTV cameras and the ability to issue Trespass Notices to those repeatedly travelling without a valid ticket.



Key Deliverables

28. Focus continues on the eight key strategic priorities on the rolling three-year business growth plan for Auckland public transport of:

·    Integrated ticketing and fares

·    Procurement and regulatory reform (PTOM – Public Transport Operating Model)

·    Rail electrification

·    Ferry improvements

·    New connected Network

·    On-time performance

·    First and Final Leg

·    Customer experience.



Road Design and Development

Glen Innes to Tamaki Drive Scheme Cycle Way

29. Provision of an off road cycle highway from Glen Innes Rail Station to Tamaki Drive.

30. This project is being delivered jointly with NZTA. Route options have been selected and the process of refining these (considering constructability issues) is underway.


Tamaki Drive Corridor upgrade

31. This project will consider Tamaki Drive from Quay Street through to St Heliers and will be looking at present and future land uses and how they impact on the function of the road, future traffic growth (improving traffic flows) and the provision of improved public transport. Initial assessment of Ngapipi Bridge and benchmarking of modal use is underway.


Quay Street - Seawall Seismic Upgrade

32. This project deals with the proposed upgrade to Quay Street to give effect to the aspirations of the City Centre Master Plan for the severance between sea and city to be minimised and to provide priority to pedestrians and cyclists over other travel modes. Further objectives are to improve the interface between the public transport facilities that are concentrated in the Lower Queen Street area. The project also deals with associated enabling works that include the seismic upgrade of the Quay Street seawall.

33. Two primary solution methodologies have been identified and reviewed. The procurement strategy is being prepared and this will assess Early Contractor Involvement and Design & Construct with a recommendation for a preferred option for AT Board approval.


Waterview Cycle Way connection

34. The Waterview Walking and Cycling project is required as a condition of the decision of the Waterview Connection SH20-16 Motorway Board of Inquiry decision to mitigate adverse social effects resulting from the loss of open space and reserves. The condition requires the provision of the shared path between and including the proposed Alford Street Bridge and the proposed Soljak Place Bridge, a length of approximately 3.4km. The new facility will provide a missing link in the existing Auckland Regional Cycle Network. AT is required to prepare a design sufficient to submit as part of the Notice of Requirement and Resource Consent documentation and obtain the necessary land owner and statutory approvals for the shared path. The land purchase process will be managed by AT. The preferred route option has been identified, although some negotiations are still underway with some landowners. Public consultation is planned for 23 and 24 July.



Community Transport

School Transport Programme and Road Safety Education

35. The number of schools signed onto the Travelwise Programme has now reached 401.

36. The Mayoral Travelwise celebration and the Walking School Bus Megastar event were undertaken in June to congratulate the schools and volunteers for their hard work and results achieved.

37. Key activities that were undertaken with the schools included Road Safety Week activities, Safety at the School Gate parking enforcement, speed enforcement campaigns undertaken with the NZ Police, cycle training, scooter training, school leadership programme for intermediate and high school students and school curriculum transport related activities targeted at road safety and school travel options.

38. Walking School Buses now number 387 in the region with a continued programme of recruitment and recognition for the volunteers who accompany the buses. 

39. Demand for cycle training is still strong from schools and greater partnerships with the NZ Police, Sports Trusts and Bike NZ have been developed to deliver cycle training and cycle safety. 

40. The following regional road safety education campaigns are being delivered over the coming six months: 

·    Local speed  campaign – focused at all road users

·    Sober Driver campaign – focused at Sports Clubs and bars

·    Cycle safety- winter campaign focused on be bright be seen

·    Back to school speed campaign  - focused on targeting drivers speed around schools


Travel Planning and Cycle and Walking

41. Commute travel planning packages and personal journey plans are being delivered across the region targeting business, communities, business associations and tertiary institutions.

42. The development of the Auckland Cycle network continues with priority being placed on working with the NZTA on Grafton Gully and Waterview, working with Local Board Greenway proposals, Beach Road, Great South Road, Puhinui Road and the New Zealand Cycle Trail network expansion programme of the Airport to City route.


Road Corridor Access

Corridor Access Request Applications

43. 1,207 CAR applications were approved in June, with 82% processed within 5 working days and 94% processed within 15 working days of lodgement.

44. In the last 3 months to the end of June 2014 there have been 3,801 CAR applications approved to carry out work on the road network. 


Ultra-Fast Broadband Rollout

45. The Year 3 (2013/2014) build has now been completed and the cabinets passed to Crown Fibre Holdings.  There is still some outstanding reinstatement work associated with the Year 3 build which will be completed over the next few months.

46. The Year 4 (2014/1205) build has commenced with CAR applications approved for 64 of the Year 4 cabinet areas with 28 of these already under construction.

47. The Year 4 build comprises 451 cabinet areas of which at least 25% will have some overhead deployment utilising existing power poles.


Watercare Hunua 4 Bulk Watermain

48. Watercare currently has three crews working at Tidal Road, Pah Road and Mountain Road in Mangere Bridge.  A fourth crew will be commencing work shortly in Victoria Street in Onehunga between Neilson Street and Church Street.

49. The work on Tidal Road will be finishing shortly and will then progress into Massey Road where it will proceed westwards until it reaches George Bolt Memorial Drive.  The work on Massey Road will require road closures and will be restricted to mid-block with full reinstatement required before a move to the next block.  There has been extensive consultation with PT, the Heavy Haulage Association and other key stakeholders to lessen the impact of these closures.


Overweight Permits

50. 179 overweight permit applications were approved in June 2014.  Of these, 168 (94%) were processed within the target timeframes of 3 days for single trip, multi travel and continuous renewal permits and 5 working days for continuous and area permits. 

51. In the last 3 months to the end of June there have been 532 overweight permit applications approved for travel on the AT road network.



Road Corridor Maintenance


52. The remaining pavement renewal projects on Okura River Road and Ngarahana Road have been completed.

53. The first section of the seal extension project on Matakana Valley Road has been completed.

54. The remediation work on the Victoria Road retaining wall is now complete.

55. Bridge renewal work has been completed on Hiki Culvert, Remiger Bridge, Rangitopuni Bridge and Rosemount Bridge.

56. The three new road maintenance contracts for the northern area commenced on 1 July 2014.  The respective contractors are Downer New Zealand (Rural North), Fulton Hogan Limited (Urban East) and Transfield Services Limited (Urban West).



57. The clean-up work on Great Barrier Island following the storm on 10 June 2014 will continue through the winter months as further loose material is washed down onto roads.  At this stage it is estimated that the total cost of the remedial work will be in excess of $6 million.

58. The pavement renewal projects on Carlton Gore Road, Aranui Road and Elstree Avenue were completed in June.

59. 35.7 km of AC resurfacing and 33.3 km of chipsealing were completed this year.



60. 15.1 km of AC resurfacing and 38.6 km of chipsealing were completed this year.  Projects were added to the programme in the last quarter.

61. 6.0 km of pavement renewals were completed with projects completed on Great North Road, Portage Road, Margan Avenue, Kinross Street, Birdwood Road, Henderson Valley Road, Nikau Street, View Road, Kervil Avenue, Rimu Street (2), West Coast Road and at the Great North Road/Titirangi Road intersection.

62. Retaining walls have been constructed at a number of sites including Titirangi Road, Titirangi Beach Road (3), Candia Road, Laingholm Drive, Crows Road, Sunnyvale Road, South Titirangi Road and Bethells Road.

63. Physical work has commenced on the major slip repair at 597 South Titirangi Road.  It is expected that work will be finished by early September.

64. 17.6 km of footpaths were either resurfaced or replaced this financial year. 



65. The remaining pavement renewal project on Waiuku Road has been completed.

66. The investigation and design for the pavement renewal projects in the 2014/15 programme are underway so as to enable an early start to construction in the upcoming summer months.

67. There has been 24.7 km of AC resurfacing and 170.1 km of chipsealing completed this year.  The AC resurfacing programme was increased in length from 21.5 km to 24.7 km in the last quarter.

68. 36.8 km of footpaths were either resurfaced or replaced this year.

69. 17.7 km of pavement renewals were completed this year with projects completed on Te Irirangi Drive (2 sections), Great South Road (5 sections), Ti Rakau Drive (2 sections), Prince Regent Drive, Cook Street (Howick), Princes Street (Otahuhu), Massey Road,  Carruth Rd (Papatoetoe), Great South Road (4 sections), Mahia Road, Roscommon Road, Hill Road, Sheehan Avenue, Hunua Road (2 sections), Whitford-Maraetai Road, Takinini-Clevedon Road, Ponga Road, Ararimu Road, Pukeoware Road, Costello Road, Edinburgh Street/Massey Avenue roundabout (Pukekohe), King Street/West Street roundabout (Pukekohe), East Street (Pukekohe), Queen Street (Pukekohe), Sommerville Road, Rogers Road, Ostrich Farm Road, Stan Wright Road and Waiuku Road.



70. New street lights are being installed in conjunction with the undergrounding of overhead power lines at the Mt Smart Road/Mays Road intersection and on Bassett Road in Remuera.

71. There has been 4,237 luminaires and 696 street light poles replaced this year



Road Corridor Operations

Route Optimisation: Investigation and analysis

72. The planned route optimisation for 2013/2014 has been completed including the Central City routes.

73. Changes to the operation of the Traffic Signals have been made to improve performance on the following routes:


Quay St

Lower Hobson St

Solent St

Customs St

Lower Hobson St

The Strand

The Strand

Quay St

Alten Rd

Wellesley St


Grafton Rd

Albert St

Quay St


Queen St

Quay St

Newton Rd


Karangahape Rd

Franklin Rd

Mayoral Dr/Cook St

Wellesley St W

Wellseley St E

Nelson St


Fanshawe St

Hobson St

Quay St


Karangahape Rd

Ponsonby Rd

Grafton Rd

Symonds St

Mt Eden


Grafton Road

Khyber Pass

Symonds St

Victoria St

Hobson St

Stanley St

Fanshawe St

Hobson St

Beaumont St

Higbrook Dr


Te Irirangi Dr

Jervois Rd

Wharf St

Beaumont St

Ponsonby Rd

Khyber Pass

College Hill Rd

Rosebank Rd

Great North Rd

Patiki Rd

Neilson St


Church St


74. The effect of these changes is being monitored and there has already been positive feedback. Reports are being completed to summarise the work, analysis and results.

75. Physical Works Programme (other routes across the region:

·    24 projects are at the scheme design stage

·    4 projects are at the detailed design stage

·    8 construction projects are in progress.


Network Safety & Operations Improvement Programme

Safety Around Schools Programme (part of the region wide School Travel Planning process)

76. The 2013/2014 Safety engineering programme of $8,482,695 delivered 86 projects across 25 schools including:

·    15 projects completed in the Central area

·    50 projects completed in the South area

·    5 projects completed in the North area

·    16 projects completed in the West area

·    2014/15 Safety engineering programme developed for 20 schools.


Minor Safety Improvements Programme

77. 98% of the 2013/2014 Minor Safety Improvements Programme has been completed with 2% still in construction or procurement.


Regional Safety Programme

78. 75% of the 2013/2014 Regional Safety Programme is completed with 25% of projects still in construction for completion in 2014/2015


Urban Kiwi RAP and Red Light Camera Programmes

Urban Risk Mapping

79. The Urban KiwiRAP star-rating contract awarded in late June.  The contractor is anticipating start up in August pending work visa approval. A procurement plan is being prepared to engage a Project Manager.


Red Light Cameras

80. Roll out of five additional Auckland RLC sites is planned. Site selection review by key stakeholders is taking place in July with procurement processes underway for installation of sites using existing technology. No further sites are being considered until finalisation of new technology by NZ Police later this year.

Parking and Enforcement

Fanshawe Street Bus Lane

81. Enforcement of the new bus lane on Fanshawe Street was implemented. The warnings period was extended to four weeks due to the high volumes of traffic.  A week’s stand-down followed before live enforcement commenced. To date there has been very good compliance, with 130 infringements being issued since live launch on 4 June. This represents an average of just 14 enforcements per day across all enforcement zones on Fanshawe Street. This can be compared to Onewa Rd which has been live for several years and where there are 20 enforcements per day on average.


Kingsland Paid Parking Zone

82. Consultation was carried out in December 2013 on changes to the parking in the Kingsland town centre. The purpose of the changes was to improve the parking availability and give customers flexibility on their length of stay. Currently there are mostly 60 minute time restrictions in Kingsland and parking is near capacity during the middle of the day, evenings and weekends. The project proposes using pay and display parking with no time limits, a 10 minute grace period and demand responsive pricing. Prices will be set to achieve a target occupancy range of 70-90% at peak times. There was over 50% support for the proposal and the Kingsland Business Association supports the proposal. The parking changes will go live on 14 July and there will be advisory signs in Kingsland for two weeks prior.


Newmarket Paid Parking Zone

83. Consultation was carried out in December 2013 on changes to the parking in the Newmarket. The purpose of the changes was to improve the parking availability and give customers flexibility on their length of stay. Currently there is a wide range of parking restrictions in Newmarket which create confusion for customers. Parking is near capacity on certain streets which creates increased levels of congestion as cars circle to find parking. The project proposes using pay and display parking with no time limits, a 10 minute grace period and demand responsive pricing. Prices will be set to achieve a target occupancy range of 70-90% at peak times. Most streets in Newmarket already have pay and display; however, some streets will be converted from time restrictions to pay and display. There was over 50% support for the proposal and the Newmarket Business Association supports the proposal. The parking changes will go live in early August.


Auckland Parking Discussion Document

84. The parking discussion document was released in May 2014. The document provides commentary on key parking challenges and invites the public to send feedback and ideas on how we manage parking into the future. We’ve made suggestions on how AT might approach various parking challenges and asked the public what they think on themes such as removal of parking on arterial roads, management of parking within the city centre and other town centres, and extension of park and rides. The document has attracted a lot of media attention and over 350 submissions have been received so far. Consultation closes on 31 July 2014.



That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)      Receives the Auckland Transport Quarterly Report: April – June 2014.











Schedule of undertaken activities for the fourth quarter



Travelwise activities broken down by local board



Travel Control Committe Decisions



Local Board Advocacy report



Local Board Transport Capital Fund report





Busola Martins - Local Board Democracy Advisor


Glenn Boyd - Relationship Manager Henderson-Massey, Waitakere Ranges, Whau


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Deferral of 2014/15 Capital Projects


File No.: CP2014/19672






1.       To seek agreement from the Henderson-Massey Local Board to the list of capital projects outlined in Attachment A that are proposed for deferral from 2014/2015, prior to consideration by the Finance and Performance Committee on 18 September 2014.

Executive summary

2.       Prior to decisions being made by the Finance and Performance Committee regarding a 2014/2015 capex deferral programme, engagement was held with all local boards.

3.       Between 12 and 19 August 2014, staff attended 21 local board workshops to outline the capex deferral process and obtain feedback on proposed deferrals affecting each local board area.

4.       On 21 August 2014, the Finance and Performance Committee resolved that decisions on the deferral of local board capital projects from 2014/2015 to 2015/2016 be deferred until local boards have formally considered and responded to each project in full (FIN/2014/47).

5.       The list of capex projects proposed for deferral is outlined in Attachment A. 



That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)      formally considers and agree the deferral of capex projects outlined in Attachment A to 2015/2016.

b)      note that any projects where timing has been deferred, but project planning is underway, should be given high priority in the 2015/2016 capital programme.





1.       As foreshadowed in the 2014/2015 Annual Plan and LTP workshops, operating budgets for 2015/2016 (the first year of the LTP 2015-2025) would need to be reduced by about $90 million to achieve a 2.5 per cent average rates increase.

2.       It is not possible to reduce the average rates increase for 2015/2016 down to 2.5 per cent solely by reducing or deferring capex in that particular year. The lagged impact of changes in the capital programme on operating budgets means that reducing or deferring capex in 2014/2015 will have a greater impact on rates for 2015/2016.

3.       Since amalgamation the quantum of planned projects each year has exceeded the council parent’s capacity to deliver. While delivery capacity is now increasing, a significant bow wave has built up. This historical underspend is acknowledged in the Annual Plan and factored into council’s rates and debt projections by way of a $207 million assumed underspend. However, the individual projects that will not be delivered are not explicitly identified in the Annual Plan as they had not yet been identified.

4.       Council staff have reviewed 2014/2015 capex budgets to identify work that must be completed this year as a matter of practical necessity, or where not doing the project in this timeframe would negatively impact existing service levels, external revenue or the realisation of efficiency savings.

5.       The specific categories used to develop the list of deferred projects and process undertaken is explained further in Attachment B which was circulated to Local Boards prior to the proposed capex projects for deferral being discussed at a recent workshop.

6.       In order to develop a realistic capex programme for 2014/2015 and contain pressure on rates in 2015/2016, staff recommend that the capex projects included in Attachment A for the council parent be explicitly deferred from 2014/2015 to 2015/2016, and be included as part of the LTP prioritisation process.

7.       Between 12 and 19 August, staff attended workshops for all 21 local boards to obtain feedback on the proposed capital deferral schedules for 2014/2015. This engagement provided opportunity for local boards to ask questions, reinforce the reason for deferring capital funds and provide feedback on the status of projects in alignment to criteria used to assess proposed deferrals.

8.       Of the total proposed projects for deferral tabled at the Finance and Performance Committee on 21 August 2014, regional projects amounted to $80 million, local projects amounted to $35 million and CCO’s collectively deferred $109m.

9.       Staff reduced the total of local projects for deferral by approximately $7 million due to responding to the information provided through the recent workshops held with local boards. These reductions were due to corrections in applying the criteria used for identifying potential deferrals. Attachment A takes into account these reductions.

10.     Local boards also identified projects that are discretionary and could be deferred, but which are very important to their local community. Rather than making decisions about removing any high-priority discretionary projects from the deferral list, staff included these comments in the schedule provided to the Finance and Performance Committee.

11.     The decisions being made are budget adjustments that represent timing changes only. Any decisions to drop or reprioritise projects should be made as part of the LTP process.

12.     Through September and October Local Boards, the Governing Body, CCOs and council staff will all contribute to the development of draft LTP 2015-2025 budgets in response to the Mayoral Proposal. Decisions on discretionary local budgets will be made by Local Boards in October and decisions on regional activities and local asset based services will be made by the Budget Committee on 5-7 November.

13.     Local Board Plans, along with the Auckland Plan and the agreed spatial priorities will help inform this prioritisation. Final decisions on which projects are included in the LTP 2015-2025 will be made by 30 June 2015, following full public consultation.







List of 2014/2015 projects proposed for deferral until 2015/2016 including Local Board feedback



Local Board Memo distributed prior to the workshops on 7 August 2014





Taryn  Crewe - Financial Planning Manager - Council Parent


Matthew Walker - Manager Financial Plan Policy and Budgeting

Glenn Boyd - Relationship Manager Henderson-Massey, Waitakere Ranges, Whau

Karen Lyons - Manager Local Board Services


Henderson-Massey Local Board

04 September 2014



Henderson-Massey Local Board

04 September 2014



Henderson-Massey Local Board

04 September 2014



Review of Alcohol Control Bylaws - Proposed bylaw for local board feedback


File No.: CP2014/19008





1.       The purpose of the report is to provide local boards with a copy of the proposed Auckland Council Alcohol Control Bylaw 2014 and to request formal feedback by resolution.

2.       Local boards are also requested to appoint a review panel to make recommendations to the local board on the review of the local alcohol bans.

Executive summary

3.       On 22 July 2014, the Regulatory and Bylaws Committee recommended to the governing body to adopt the Statement of Proposal for the proposed Alcohol Control Bylaw 2014 (Attachment A) for public consultation (resolution number RBC/2014/27). The governing body formally adopted the Statement of Proposal on 31 July 2014 (resolution number GB/2014/70). Following this discussion, the council commenced public consultation (using the special consultative procedure), on 15 August 2014.

4.       In addition to the public consultation process, staff are seeking feedback from local boards on the proposed bylaw. 

5.       The proposed Alcohol Control Bylaw 2014 will establish the bylaw structure and delegation that will be used to make, review, amend or revoke alcohol bans. Decisions on existing and new alcohol bans will be made by local boards after a new bylaw is adopted. This ensures decisions meet the proposed new requirements in the bylaw.

6.       Regardless of the final form of the bylaw and delegations, local boards have an important role in the review of alcohol bans and the appointment of an alcohol ban review panel is sought.

7.       Details of the proposed bylaw are outlined in the report.



That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)      provides formal feedback (by passing resolutions) on the proposed Auckland Council Alcohol Control Bylaw to the hearing panel, including whether the local board wish to meet with the hearing panel

b)      appoint a local alcohol ban review panel comprised of up to three local board members to make recommendations on the review of the alcohol bans in the local board area

c)      appoint one member as a chairperson of the local alcohol ban review panel

d)      delegate to the chairperson of the local board the power to make a replacement appointment to the review panel in the event that any member appointed by the local board under resolution (b) is unavailable.



8.       The Local Government (Auckland Transitional Provisions) Act 2010 requires the review of all seven legacy alcohol control bylaws (previously called liquor control bylaws) and associated alcohol bans (previously called liquor bans) by 31 October 2015.

9.       In December 2012, Parliament enacted the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This in turn amended the Local Government Act 2002. The requirements for making or continuing individual alcohol bans has changed significantly with the passing of the Local Government (Alcohol Reform) Amendment Act 2012 (the Act).

10.     The Act introduced a higher threshold to be met for alcohol bans to be made or continued.  The higher threshold requires that the council is satisfied that there is evidence to show a high level of crime or disorder is caused or made worse by the consumption of alcohol in that public place and that the alcohol ban is a reasonable restriction on people’s rights in light of that evidence.

11.     The process for making a bylaw under the Local Government Act 2002 requires that the council determine if a bylaw is the most appropriate response to a problem. A bylaw must also be in the most appropriate form and must be consistent with the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990.  All bylaws must meet the legal requirements as set out in the Bylaws Act 1910, including not being unreasonable, providing rules that are proportionate to the issues being addressed and not being beyond the powers of the enabling legislation.

Current Auckland regulation

12.     Currently, there are seven legacy alcohol control bylaws and more than 1,600 individual alcohol ban areas across Auckland.  The legacy bylaws significantly differ in their drafting style and presentation.

13.     In general, all legacy bylaws provide the structure used to make alcohol bans. Some legacy bylaws enable the making of alcohol bans by resolution while others require a change to the bylaw itself. Making alcohol bans by resolution means the level of consultation is determined on a case by case basis and can result in more effective and efficient decisions compared to amending the bylaw.

14.     An assessment of the appropriateness of the legacy bylaws indicate that:

       A single bylaw is necessary to enable the adoption of alcohol bans that prohibit or regulate or control the consumption or bringing into or possession of alcohol in public places. The New Zealand Police consider that limiting the consumption of alcohol in public places may reduce alcohol related harm.

       It is appropriate to delegate decisions on alcohol bans in local public places to local boards.

15.     Within an alcohol ban area the possession and consumption of alcohol is prohibited during the time the ban is operational.  Exceptions enable alcohol to be transported in an unopened container to and from licenced and private premises.

16.     Enforcement of the bylaw is the responsibility of the New Zealand Police. The police have powers of search, seizure and arrest, and may issue a $250 infringement notice for breach of an alcohol ban.

Auckland Council’s proposed Alcohol Control Bylaw

The council’s decision to adopt the proposed Auckland Council Alcohol Control Bylaw for public consultation

17.     On 22 July 2014, the Regulatory and Bylaws Committee recommended to the governing body the Statement of Proposal for the proposed Alcohol Control Bylaw.

18.     On 31 July 2014, the governing body adopted the proposed Alcohol Control Bylaw Statement of Proposal (Attachment A), which includes the proposed bylaw for public consultation (resolution number GB/2014/70).

19.     Following the decision, the council commenced the public consultation process (using the special consultative procedure), on 15 August 2014. The key consultation dates are summarised in the table below:




Table 1. Key consultation dates



15 August 2014

Written submission period opens

15 September 2014

Written submission period closes

September/October 2014

Staff will review and analyse all submissions in a report to the hearings panel

Report will include all formal feedback received from local boards

Early/Mid October 2014

Public hearings will be held by hearing panel

This will include an opportunity for local boards to meet with the hearings panel

End October 2014

Hearings panel will report back to governing body (final bylaw adopted)

18 December 2014

Bylaw commences


Summary of proposed alcohol control bylaw content

20.     This section of the report summarises the key proposals contained in the proposed bylaw.

21.     The purpose of the bylaw is to control the consumption or possession of alcohol in public places to reduce alcohol related harm. This aligns to the section 147 (Power to make bylaws for alcohol control purposes) of the Local Government Act 2002.

22.     The bylaw proposes that local boards be delegated decisions on making, reviewing amending or revoking alcohol bans in local areas. This supports previous feedback obtained by local boards requesting this delegation from the governing body.

23.     Alcohol bans of regional significance will remain the responsibility of the Regulatory and Bylaws Committee. This is consistent with the Auckland Council Long Term Plan where issues of a regional significance are the responsibility of a council committee.

24.     It is proposed within the bylaw that prior to making a new alcohol ban, the council be satisfied that the alcohol ban gives effect to the purpose of the bylaw and comply with criteria and decision making requirements Subpart 1 of Part 6 of the Local Governments Act 2002; and section 147B of Local Government Act 2002. This includes that:

       There is evidence that the area to which the bylaw applies (or will apply by virtue of the resolution) has experienced a high level of crime or disorder that can be shown to have been caused of made worse by alcohol consumption.

       The alcohol ban is appropriate and proportionate in light of the evidence and can be justified as a reasonable limitation on people’s rights and freedoms.

25.     Four different times are proposed in the bylaw for consideration of new alcohol ban areas:

       24 hours, 7 days a week (at all times ban)

       7pm – 7am daily (evening ban)

       10pm – 7am daylight saving and 7pm – 7am outside daylight saving (night time ban)

       7pm on the day before to 7am on the day after any weekend, public holiday or Christmas/New Year holiday period (weekend or holiday alcohol ban).

These times are a guide to improve consistency across Auckland. This recognises that in some instances the use of the times specified may be disproportionate to the evidence of the problem and therefore contrary to the statutory requirement that requires alcohol bans to be proportionate in light of the evidence. These times are generally consistent with a number of legacy council bylaws.

26.     Enforcement of alcohol bans is the responsibility of the New Zealand Police. The penalty for breaching an alcohol ban is a $250 infringement under the Local Government (Alcohol Ban Breaches) Regulations 2013.

Review of local alcohol bans

27.     To ensure local board decision making on the existing alcohol bans is consistent with the new bylaw, local boards will be required to review all bans once the bylaw is adopted. It is a statutory requirement these all be reviewed by 31 October 2015 otherwise the bans will lapse.

28.     Staff will support the local board review. The proposed alcohol ban review process is outlined in the table below:

Table 2. Proposed local board review process



September 2014

Local boards establish local alcohol ban review panels to review existing local alcohol bans

End October 2014

Final Alcohol Control Bylaw adopted by governing body

November 2014 – end February 2015

Staff to present information on local alcohol bans to each local alcohol ban review panel and assist the panels in making recommendations on existing local alcohol bans

March 2015

Recommendations of the local alcohol review panels presented to local boards

April/May 2015

Public consultation on alcohol controls (if required by local boards)

June 2015

Alcohol bans adopted by local boards

October 2015

Legacy alcohol bans lapse.


Local board views and implications

29.     The review of the legacy bylaws was discussed with local boards in the context of the significant other changes arising from new alcohol-related legislation.  In relation to alcohol bans, local boards sought clear decision-making criteria, some form of regional consistency in times while providing for local variation where necessary, provision for temporary changes, and local board delegations.

Māori impact statement

30.     Throughout the initial engagement phases of the review project, staff worked with the Community Policy and Planning team, Te Waka Angamua, policy advisors at the Independent Maori Statutory Board (IMSB) and Hapai Te Hauora Tapui to deliver a program for engaging with Māori on alcohol issues.

31.     As part of this, staff ran a workshop with rangatahi (youth), organised a rangatahi engagement session as part of the Atamira event and held a hui with mana whenua and mataa waka to discuss both the Local Alcohol Policy Project and the Alcohol Control Bylaw Project.

32.     There is broad support from the police iwi liaison officers, mana whenua and mataa waka in relation to protecting children and young people from the harms associated with alcohol consumption in public places.


33.     If adopted as proposed local boards will be required to review all current alcohol bans after the bylaw is adopted by 31 October 2015. This ensures that decisions on alcohol bans meet the proposed new requirement in the bylaw and the enabling legislation.

34.     The Policies and Bylaws Unit will assist local boards with this process. Polices and Bylaws staff have been collating evidence from legacy council files, the Police and community safety audits and are working closing with Integrated Bylaw Review Implementation team to ensure practicality and ease in the implementation of the Auckland-wide bylaw. As part of this process, the appointment of local board alcohol ban review panels is sought.







Statement of Proposal - Review of Alcohol Control Bylaws



Proposed Alcohol Control Bylaw





Kylie Hill - Policy Analyst


Helgard Wagener - Team leader, Policies and Bylaws

Glenn Boyd - Relationship Manager Henderson-Massey, Waitakere Ranges, Whau


Henderson-Massey Local Board

04 September 2014



Henderson-Massey Local Board

04 September 2014





Henderson-Massey Local Board

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Item 8.2      Attachment a    Parenting Hub in Tui Glen I                             Page 89

Item 8.2      Attachment b    Parenting Hub in Tui Glen  II                           Page 95

Henderson-Massey Local Board

04 September 2014



Tui’s Nest Parenting Hub


The Need

I am a mother of 4 children, aged between 6 months and 6 and a half living in Te Atatu South, West Auckland. As you can imagine, over the last 6 and a half years I have been to numerous coffee groups, playgroups, plunket services, wriggle and rhyme sessions, baby massage groups, etc. These groups have been a wonderful way for children to learn to interact with others, whilst providing physical and mental stimulation for them. I have, however, noticed that there are not many groups or resources aimed at ‘looking after’ caregivers – by which I include mums (mostly), dads, grandparents, foster parents or anyone else who has the rewarding (but sometimes challenging!) job of looking after children. I know from experience that there are days when you just need to leave the house for some sanity and I’m a great believer that a healthy, happy, confident caregiver makes for a healthy, happy, confident child. Below, I have bullet pointed some of the areas where I believe an additional service would be beneficial:

-     Most groups and services caregivers attend with their children offer very basic refreshments or none at all. Mums often meet in cafes for coffee groups as they provide good quality refreshments and a pleasant non- threatening environment. However, cafes are expensive – particularly if you have gone from two incomes to one – and, whilst they are child friendly to a point, they also have to consider the enjoyment of other patrons

-     Many activities are set out to ‘teach’ parents how to parent – rather than celebrate what they have learned or what has come naturally

-     If the environment was less educational and more open users may be more likely to discuss domestic violence, postnatal depression or drug/alcohol abuse

-     Current services do not provide a platform for information to be ‘passed down’ through generations. Maintaining this is particularly important, since families are now so geographically spread out

-     Most activities have to be booked or organized ahead or do not run every day. This is not ideal for a mum who’s having a stressful day and just needs to ‘break out’ with her child for some adult interaction or help

-     There is little consideration given to mothers or fathers who need to work during the week and would like to partake in activities at the weekend (particularly inexpensive ones)

-     There are very few ways for a new mum to exercise during the day without having to organize childcare

-     If you try to host a coffee group anywhere other than home, there is more often than not a charge for the room rental (even at plunket)

-     Current programs can sometimes be culturally insensitive

-     Many of the current activities are not sufficiently advertised (very little use of social media, if any, although most mums use it and it’s cheap and easy to keep updated)

-     Local child related businesses may be able to provide the most up-to-date information to assist caregivers

-     Some services can be expensive to access on a one-on-one basis (eg lactation consultant, dietician) however, they are cheaper for a group

-     Some luxury services, such as beauty therapy or massage are impossible to attend with children, but would be easier in an area where the children have entertainment

-     It is sometimes remarked upon that Te Atatu South lacks a ‘heart of the community’

The facilities available for parents within Henderson/Te Atatu South need to align with the demographic and social changes in the area. The diverse and ever growing number of local parents need an inviting and accessible drop-in centre, which aims to foster a sense of community by promoting openness, acceptance and understanding, whilst also facilitating parent requested teaching and activities. The lack of inexpensive opportunities for fathers and working mothers to engage in regular, organized activities with their children and other parents at the weekend should also be addressed. Events, courses and groups are currently run from various locations and the nature of the advertising for them does not make use of free and specific on-line social media opportunities which many parents engage with.

The Vision

I would like to open a café in Tui Glen, with an inside space that can be made available for a variety of activities to support and celebrate mums and other caregivers.

Tui Glen is a beautiful place with a location and structure that really lends itself to becoming a unique community hub. The restoration of the old huts and the construction of the fantastic playground have already made it a cheerful, exciting and popular location for families. It would be thrilling to take that a step further and put the buildings to use to enhance the community. The profit from the café would be used (possibly along with sponsorships) to renovate the interior of some of the other huts in the glen so that they can also become part of the hub.


The Purpose

The purpose of this business it to offer parents, particularly mothers, a comfortable and inviting environment in which to socialize and allow their children to socialize. Parenting courses will be run from the facility to assist and empower parent to raise their children to the best of their abilities. Parents would be encouraged to request groups and course that they feel could be beneficial for them and the hub would seek to organise them as promptly as possible. I do not believe that this type of facility is currently running in this area. I am also not aware of any ‘drop-in’ parenting centres.


Mission Statement:

To provide our local families with a vibrant and inclusive hub, where they can connect and socialize whilst inspiring, polishing and celebrating parenting.  The activities and resources available will be shaped and defined by the parents who use it. The hub will utilize and promote a beautiful and interesting location, which has already undergone development to make it a ‘family favourite’. Engagement will be fuelled by word-of-mouth and a daily, engaging social media presence. As a social enterprise, the hub will eventually fund its own on-going costs through the revenue from an on-site café, which will provide tasty, healthy, inexpensive food and beverages.

Products and Services

-     A café providing takeaway and eat-in beverages and fresh cabinet food made on the premises. Indoor toys would be provided for children

-     Organisation, space and advertising for parent requested groups, for example:

Coffee groups (privately organized or organized through the hub)

Baby massage groups

Baby product demonstrations (eg cloth nappies, slings, etc)

Budgeting talks

Parenting courses

-     A weekly event enabling local elderly people to meet up with and assist new mothers

-     A weekly beautician

-     Weekend music groups for parents who work during the week to enjoy with their children

-     Promotion of local businesses and products

-     During the summer it may be possible to organize mother and baby exercise groups (such as yoga or pilates) or mother and child dance lessons to be held on the grass. The café would make an excellent start/finish point for pram walks.

The café would be open from 10am until 3pm. To keep costs down it would not run a full menu.  The café could be used outside regular hours for children’s parties, baby showers and local business events.

As mentioned previously, it would be the aim to renovate some of the other huts. These would be available to groups that needed a less public location such as postnatal depression and domestic violence support groups. It could also be somewhere for a lactation consultant or dietician to work from. Businesses could use them for product demonstrations or focus groups. They could also be used for art and music lessons.


- Services all provided in one place – this is convenient for the user and also makes advertising to repeat customers easier

- No other ‘drop-in’ centre locally

- Building is not currently used and renovation will improve look of area

- Keeps Tui Glen in use – less vandalism and keeps it associated with its historical roots

- Target market already using social media, so easy to advertise to (and ‘Tui Glen Hub’ Facebook page is already generating interest)

- Facility will pay its own running costs after the first year

- Good parking nearby

- Naturally beautiful location

- Already good foot traffic from use of playground and local facilities

- No other cafes in reserve area or nearby

- Other cafes opening locally would probably not have a dramatic effect, as the hub is aimed at a specific group

A heavy social media campaign, a comprehensive leaflet drop to local child support services and interest from current park and playground users will generate visitors to the hub. The café will provide a non-threatening environment for people to come in and have a look. Once inside, it will be the role of the manager to engage caregivers, enthuse them about up-coming events and work to build a sense of community and openness.



- Seasonal and daily weather variations could make the cafe hard to staff, as the playground receives less foot traffic in winter and on rainy days

- Using half the area for non-revenue making activities could put the café under financial pressure

These weaknesses could be minimized by careful and regular analysis of budgets. Elimination of fixed overheads where possible (rates? rent? food licence?) and minimization of variables, by reacting swiftly to customer volume changes are crucial. Whilst organizing and advertising groups and events should be a high priority at all times, this is particularly important at times when customer numbers are expected to slow.


- Market research shows that people already want this – goodwill

- Profit can be used to renovate other huts, which, whilst providing more ‘buzz’ in the area, would make more room for additional groups and activities and therefore create additional custom – resulting in higher revenue and profit, enabling further development of huts (commercial kitchen - Bellyful? Healthy food for kids? Plunket Family Centre? Kid’s clothes exchange? Etc)

- The uses of the hub would remain fluid – to be shaped by parent requirements. Goals should be set to ensure relevant courses are booked promptly in line with caregiver requests.

- The hub should be energetic and engaging with the ability to react quickly if a course of activities is not generating participation and interest. The hub should be a hive of activity where users can walk in at any time and find something interesting happening

- Hours could be lengthened in summer in-line with playground use

- Building could be hired outside hours for activities like kid’s parties, baby showers, local business events, etc.

- Online coffee groups could be established and advertised from the hub

- Could look into off-site catering opportunities at a later date

- 2013 census showed there to be almost 25% more families with children in the Henderson-Massey Area since 2001 (statistics taken from http://www.stats.govt.nz/Census/2013-census/data-tables)

- Between the 2006 and 2013 census, the largest growth was seen in the $50000-$70000 ‘personal income’ group. The most common occupational group is still ‘professionals’ (statistics taken from ttp://www.stats.govt.nz/Census/2013-census/data-tables)


Overall, a fluid approach to this project is crucial – moulding the product around user requirements at all stages. Census information depicts a considerable rise in the number of families with children in the Henderson-Massey area. Many of the families that use the facility will have dropped from two incomes to one since having a child. This and the steep rise in house prices in the area, mean that many families who enjoyed a reasonably high standard of living before children, have had to reconsider their financial situation whilst raising them. This makes pricing at the café very relevant, and something which needs to be considered carefully. Reasonable pricing, along with a continuous effort to meet user’s expectations should ensure that the goodwill of customers is maintained.


- Heritage building so renovation could pose problems

- Vandalism

- Another café opening in the reserve

- Big outlay expense – funding?


I visited the cabin with a local builder, who advised me that due to the extensive fire damage and poor condition of the hut, it would most likely need to be demolished and rebuilt. I spoke to Stephen Curham, a Heritage Architect at Auckland Council regarding this. He advised that he considered it better to have the site put to use, even if that meant rebuilding the cabin from scratch. It would be good to keep the original shape, size and colour and use the same building material to maintain as much of the history as possible. Since the other huts have been smartened up, there seems to have been less vandalism to the area. In fact, the only cabin which currently shows signs of damage is this hut – probably because it’s the only one still in poor condition. I believe (and hope!) that after renovation it will become less of a target for vandalism. Rebuilding the hut rather than renovating should enable potential builders to quote more accurately, which may make applying for funding easier.


Henderson-Massey Local Board

04 September 2014



Summary of Presentation

I wish to present my idea to convert the blue, dilapidated ‘tourist flat 1 & 2’ cabin in Tui Glen into a Parenting Hub and Café. As a mother of 4, I feel that sometimes the needs of parents are overlooked, and having a comfortable, modern, inviting place to go for a coffee would enable parents to socialize and find out about the assistance that is available to them. Many groups, courses and activities could be run from the hub. Tui Glen is the ideal location, as families already make use of the wonderful playground and beautiful setting. The main objectives I would hope to achieve would be:

-     To build a community for parents and caregivers

-     To be responsive to the immediate and long term needs of parents and caregivers

-     To keep prices reasonable and to put any profit from the café back into renovating further cabins for community use

-     Remaining true to Tui Glen’s heritage status and history

-     Development of a strategy to enable the café and parenting hub to eventually support itself financially

I look forward to meeting you all and thank you for the opportunity to present my idea.


Claire Kelly