I hereby give notice that an extraordinary meeting of the Pukekiwiriki Paa Joint Management Committee will be held on:




Meeting Room:



Monday, 1 December 2014


Papakura Local Board Chambers
Level 1
Papakura Service Centre
35 Coles Crescent


Pukekiwiriki Paa Joint Management Committee







Ted Ngataki

Ngati Tamaoho

Deputy Chairperson

Bill McEntee

Papakura Local Board


Stuart Britnell

Papakura Local Board


Brent Catchpole

Papakura Local Board


Graham Purdy

Papakura Local Board


Katrina Winn

Papakura Local Board


Michael Turner

Papakura Local Board


Karen Wilson

Te Akitai Waiohua


Willy Brown

Ngati Te Ata Waiohua


Lucy Tukua

Ngati Paoa Trust


Nathan Kennedy

Ngati Whanaunga


Dave Beamish

Ngai Tai ki Tamaki Trust

Alternate Members

Dennis Kirkwood

Ngati Tamaoho


David Wilson

Te Akitai Waiohua


Karl Flavell

Ngati Te Ata Waiohua


Jeff Lee

Ngai Tai ki Tamaki Trust


To be appointed

Ngati Paoa Trust


To be appointed

Ngati Whanaunga

(Quorum 3 members Papakura Local Board Members and 3 Iwi Representatives)



Trish Wayper

Local Board Democracy Advisor


11 November 2014


Contact Telephone: (09) 295 1331

Email: Patricia.Wayper@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz





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ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                        PAGE

1          Welcome                                                                                                                         5

2          Apologies                                                                                                                        5

3          Declaration of Interest                                                                                                   5

4          Leave of Absence                                                                                                          5

5          Acknowledgements                                                                                                       5

6          Petitions                                                                                                                          5

7          Deputations                                                                                                                    5

8          Public Forum                                                                                                                  5

9          Extraordinary Business                                                                                                5

10        Notices of Motion                                                                                                          6

11        Pukekiwiriki Paa Development Programme                                                               7  

12        Consideration of Extraordinary Items 



1          Welcome


            Member led the meeting in a Karakia.


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          Leave of Absence


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


5          Acknowledgements


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


6          Petitions


At the close of the agenda no requests to present petitions had been received.


7          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 Pukekiwiriki Paa Joint Management Committee. 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.


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


8          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 www members.


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


9          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.”


10        Notices of Motion


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


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Pukekiwiriki Paa Development Programme


File No.: CP2014/27720






1.       This report seeks the endorsement from the Pukekiwiriki Paa Joint Management Committee (PPJMC) of a development programme for the Pukekiwiriki Paa site.

Executive Summary

2.       This report was deferred at the Pukekiwiriki Paa Joint Management Committee held on Tuesday, 18 November 2014.  The Committee is to consider the report at a Workshop to be held on Monday, 1 December 2014 at 8.30 am.  At the conclusion of the Workshop a meeting of the Pukekiwiriki Paa Joint Management Committee is to be held to adopt the required resolutions.



That the Pukekiwiriki Paa Joint Management Committee:

a)      Approves the Pukekiwiriki Paa Ecological Restoration Plan as outlined in this report.

b)      Approves the layout and design of the boardwalk connecting the Red Hill Road entrance to the rock steps as set out in Attachment 3B.

c)      Approves the positioning of the suite of signs as set out in Attachment 3C.

d)      Assigns Member  _______________  from   _______________  iwi to undertake on-site monitoring of physical works in conjunction with Council representatives.

e)      Assigns Member  _______________  from    _______________ iwi to work with Council representatives to develop and present an induction for contractors.

f)       Approves the mown track layout as detailed in Attachment 3C.









Attachment Pukekiwiriki Paa Development Programme Agenda Report_  1 December



Attachment Pukekiwiriki Paa Layout and Design of the Boardwalk_1 December



Attachment Pukekiwiriki Paa Sign and Mown Path Layout_1 December



Attachment Pukekiwiriki Paa Interpretive Signage Text_ 1 December





Trish Wayper - Local Board Democracy Advisor


Rex Hewitt - Relationship Manager


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Pukekiwiriki Paa Sign and Mown Path Layout


1          Regulatory sign

2          Naming sign

3          Interpretive sign - geology

4          Regulatory sign

5          Interpretive sign - archaeology

6          Interpretive sign – cultural history

___     Mown path layout

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DRAFT – Pukekiwiriki Paa Interpretive Signage Text


The hill and fortress Paa known as Pukekiwiriki was used and occupied by ancestors of the current Mana Whenua. The Iwi who have Mana Whenua can trace their links with the Paa through their whakapapa reaching as far back as original Turehu, Tainui and

Arawa Waka individuals and Toi. There is also some common ancestry with Waiohua and co-operation and historical alliances which also serves to unite Mana Whenua over the use and occupation of the Paa.


What is now Papakura was once wide open to attacking tribes. Only one great fort – Pukekiwiriki, guarded the coastal flat land which provided a natural and convenient track for invaders. Pukekiwiriki was certainly among the strongest forts in South Auckland and remains one of the more dominant promontories of Papakura. Its historic battlements are still to be seen from the fine view obtained from the highest point on the commanding spur called Kirikiri ridge, which runs into the plain. The north east and south sides of this bastion consist of vertical cliffs while the front, facing the sea, is bisected by a trench two metres deep which was once considerably deeper.


Hongi Hika’s advance through south Auckland was stopped when he attacked the impregnable Paa. Probably the invulnerability of the fortress Paa assisted the defenders in thwarting Hongi’s purpose, but the Ngapuhi chief felt compelled to pay tribute to the bravery and spirit of the combined Waiohua/Waikato defenders. They were a definite breakwater against the tide of invasion, providing Hongi Hika with the first major setback in his ‘musket’ campaign. The red soil crowning the heights of Pukekiwiriki serves as a reminder to the protracted battle fought on its lower slopes. Descendants of the defenders point to the natural deposits of red soil and say that they were stained permanently by the blood of those who fell in the battle.


Prior to 1822 and the battle with Hongi Hika, the maunga was known as Paritaiuru – cliff that leans or declines from perpendicular. Only after the battle with Hongi Hika did the Paa become known as Pukekiwiriki – which translates as ‘hill of the bones of the Chief.’ Because of the battle, the numerous lives lost and the importance of the result to Mana Whenua, the increased significance of the maunga was acknowledged by all the local Iwi and strengthened by the fact that the dead were interred nearby. Parts of the Paa and its surrounds are therefore sacrosanct.


Mana Whenua with an interest in the wider Pukekiwiriki site have formed a Kaitiaki collective. The groups working together as a collective are: Ngai Tai, Ngaati Paoa, Ngaati Tamaoho, Ngaati Te Ata, Pukaki Te Akitai and Ngaati Whanaunga.




Pukekiwiriki has a unique geological past and the site is the remainder of an extensive tuff (compacted volcanic ash deposit). The site is regionally significant as the only geological evidence of the activity of the Red Hill volcanic centre.  The Red Hill volcanic centre was active 1.1 million years ago. This has meant that most traces of the Red Hill volcanic centre have eroded and been overlain with more recent tertiary and quaternary sediments.   

The eroded layers are explained by upward fining of air fall deposits - heaviest at the bottom finest at the top, which erode differentially (finest deposits erode faster).  The vertical joints result from cooling and are exacerbated by water erosion. This has left the exposed south eastern cliff faces with a peculiar rounded and ‘pancaked’ appearance.  



Various archaeological surveys have been conducted on the site since the 1960’s all of which record a range of man-made pits, banks and ditches and their condition. The most significant features are the defensive trench and the storage pits although there is some evidence of occupation pits (whare) as well. Please respect these features which are vulnerable to visitor impact.