Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board






Minutes of a meeting of the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board held in the Otāhuhu Town Hall, 10 High Street, Otāhuhu on Wednesday, 16 March 2016 at 5.00pm.





Lemauga Lydia Sosene




Deputy Chairperson

Carrol Elliott, JP





Nick Bakulich





Tafafuna'i Tasi Lauese, JP





Christine O'Brien





Walter Togiamua








Leau Peter Skelton

Cr Arthur Anae







Cr Alf Filipaina













Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board

16 March 2016




1          Welcome


Tafafuna’i Tasi Lauese led the meeting in prayer.


2          Apologies


Resolution number MO/2016/22

MOVED by Chairperson L Sosene, seconded by Deputy Chairperson CM Elliott:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board accept the apology from Leau Peter Skelton for absence.




            Secretarial Note: Cr Arthur Anae tabled his apology for absence.


3          Declaration of Interest


There were no declarations of interest.


4          Confirmation of Minutes


Resolution number MO/2016/23

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)         Confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Wednesday, 17 February 2016, including the confidential section, as a true and correct record with the following amendment  “be funded from the local board Professional Development Fund”:

Item 24 Making Good Decisions (MGD) Course - Resolution number MO/2016/16

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board endorse member Christine O’Brien’s participation in the Making Good Decisions course to be held Wednesday 11 May and Thursday 12 May 2016 to be held in Auckland and that the cost of $2,002.60 (excl GST) be funded from the local board Professional Development Fund.




5          Leave of Absence


There were no leaves of absence.


6          Acknowledgements

·         2015 NZ Rugby League Awards:

Teuila Fotu-Moala (Otahuhu Rugby League Club) Women’s Player of the Year.

Raymond Talimalie (Mangere East RL Club) Premier Play of the Year.


·         Te Ao Māori has lost a prominent leader, historian, academic and stalwart of Te Reo Māori me ōna Tikanga, Dr Ranginui Walker. Dr Walker of Te Whakatōhea and Lebanese descent passed away in Auckland. The esteemed academic dedicated much of his life to documenting historical events of significance from a uniquely Māori perspective.He authored a number of respected works which included, Ka Whawhai Tonu Mātou: Struggle without End, which documented two centuries of the Māori struggle for justice, equality and self-determination.Dr Walker was born in 1932 and educated at St Peters Māori College, he was a primary school teacher for 10 years and maintained a lectureship at Auckland Teachers College for five years.More recently he was named as one of the top ten contenders nominated for the New Zealander of the year award, which highlighted his tireless efforts and contribution to Te Ao Māori.


·         Thank you from the Mums and Bubs Playgroup 2015.

·         Thanks to the organising committee of the Otahuhu Family Fun Day for a great event, including Christine Mercer and CLM, Barry O’Callaghan and the library staff, Genesis, Kings College, Westpac Bank, and the Otahuhu Arts and Culture Committee. On the day, in particular, on the volunteer side, the students of Kings College for their excellent support of the event, and in terms of pressure on the facility, the manager and staff of CLM.

·         Acknowledge the Rotary Club of Otahuhu for their well run Otahuhu Health and Wellbeing Expo.

·         Congratulations to the Otahuhu Softball Club Under 19 team, who are the 2016 Auckland champions.

·         Dame Nganeko Mihinnick, for the passing of her son Tahuna, our Board extends our sincere condolences to her and whanau at their loss.

·         Noel Robinson for the notification of the Soccer club unsuccessful application to host for the major tournament – however we pass on congratulations for securing training sessions of some of the teams competing in the competition.

·         The Manukau Beautification Trust for the removal of tagging and the clean up day at Moyle Park using over 100 volunteers from the community churches.


7          Petitions


There were no petitions.


8          Deputations


There were no deputations.


9          Public Forum



Public Forum – Beach Road Reserve and Proposed Favona Walkway




Resolution number MO/2016/24

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board thanks Mark Erskine for his attendance and questions he presented on the Beach Road Reserve and proposed Favona walkway.












Public Forum – Schoffs Road Reserve




Mr Minhinnick did not attend.




10        Extraordinary Business


There was no extraordinary business.


11        Notices of Motion


There were no notices of motion.



Manukau Ward Councillors Update


Cr Anae report tabled at the meeting is attached to the back of the minutes.


Resolution number MO/2016/25

MOVED by Chairperson L Sosene, seconded by Deputy Chairperson CM Elliott:  

That the verbal report from Cr Alf Filipaina and the written report from Cr Arthur Anae be received.






Security Gate Beach Road Favona


Resolution number MO/2016/26

MOVED by Chairperson L Sosene, seconded by Deputy Chairperson CM Elliott:  


That the Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board approves retaining the security fence and gate at Beach Road subject to the following:

a)         The gate is opened at 7am and closed at 7pm each day.

b)         Auckland Council assumes responsibility for opening and closing the gate.

c)         This arrangement may be amended or concluded, with notice and at the discretion of the local board, whenever access is required for council-related projects such as mangrove removal or esplanade/coastal walkway development.






Auckland Transport Update - March 2016


Resolution number MO/2016/27

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board receives the Auckland Transport March 2016 monthly report.






New Road Name Approval sought by Watercare at 500 Island Road, Mangere Bridge


Member Walter Togiamua voted against the resolution.


Resolution number MO/2016/28

MOVED by Member TF Lauese, seconded by Deputy Chairperson CM Elliott:  

That the Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board, pursuant to section 319(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 1974, approves the road name ‘Mark Ford Drive’, proposed by the Applicant, for the new road at 500 Island Road, Mangere Bridge.






Timing for review of local dog access rules Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board area


Resolution number MO/2016/29

MOVED by Chairperson L Sosene, seconded by Deputy Chairperson CM Elliott:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      Approve the review of local dog access rules in the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board area in 2016/17.

b)      Request the Manager Social Policy and Bylaws provide a report to the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board by December 2016 to enable the local board to determine the content of the review.






Mangere Bridge and Mangere East Heritage Survey


Resolution number MO/2016/30

MOVED by Chairperson L Sosene, seconded by Member TW Togiamua:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      Approves the project brief for the Māngere Bridge and Māngere East heritage survey.

b)      Notes that a heritage consultant will undertake the project, to be selected by the Heritage unit project coordinator.

c)      Approves $30,000 of the local board’s Heritage Survey LDI budget for the purposes of the project for the 2015/2016 financial year.

d)      Approves a further $35,000 of the local board’s Heritage Survey LDI budget for the purposes of the project in the 2016/2017 financial year.












Performance Report for the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board for the quarter ending December 2015


Resolution number MO/2016/31

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      Receive the Performance Report for the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board for the financial quarter ended December 2015.

b)      Approve the reallocation of $20,000 unspent funding from the LDI Southern Recycling Centre options development work programme, as forecast by Local Environment Management staff, to the Community Response Fund in the Community Services Activity.

c)      Approve allocation of $400 from the Community Response Fund for the funding top-up of the annual Samoan Language Week debate to be held at Tōia Library.






Community Led Small Build Programme


Resolution number MO/2016/32

MOVED by Chairperson L Sosene, seconded by Deputy Chairperson CM Elliott:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      Receives the update on the Community Led Small Build programme

b)      Delegates Chair Lemauga Lydia Sosene or Walter Togiamua to provide the local board’s views on new applications for the programme in the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board area.

c)      Would like to understand how much community demand exists for this programme and how it will be promoted and communities engaged.





Regional Facilities Auckland - Second Quarter Report 2015-2016


Resolution number MO/2016/33

MOVED by Chairperson L Sosene, seconded by Member TW Togiamua:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board notes the Regional Facilities Auckland Second Quarter Report 2015/16.






ATEED Performance Report for the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board  for the six months ending December 2015


Resolution number MO/2016/34

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board receives the ATEED six monthly report for the period 1 July to 31 December 2015.






Draft Business Improvement District Policy (2016) – local board feedback


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


Resolution number MO/2016/35

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board approves the feedback on the draft Business Improvement District Policy (2016) which is attached to the back of the minutes.






Feedback on the Draft Civil Defence and Emergency Management Group Plan


Resolution number MO/2016/36

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson CM Elliott, seconded by Member N Bakulich:  

The Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board welcomes the opportunity to provide its views on the Auckland Civil Defence and Emergency Management Group Plan (ACDEM) 2016/2021 and makes the following comments:


i)         Supports the intent of the ACDEM plan to improve the readiness of Auckland communities for civil emergencies.

Part A

ii)        Request that the action points noted on pg. 7 provide greater detail as to the specific practical actions to deliver on the ‘Smart City’ concept.

Part B

iii)          Support the actions noted on pg. 13 relating to greater community education and ownership through greater engagement with schools and early childhood education centres. This is critical to future readiness for civil defence events.

iv)         Request that specific references to faith based communities and non-profit organisations be included in the types of groups to be targeted for community education and partnership in the wider community readiness programme.

v)          Requests that action points noted on pg. 23 be amended to reflect greater engagement with business entities to improve community responsiveness to civil defence events.


vi)          Requests Auckland Council to invest appropriately and model the readiness to Auckland communities.



Secretarial Note: During Item 23 at 7.21pm the Chair Lemauga Lydia Sosene vacated the Chair and the Deputy Chair Carrol Elliott resumed the Chair.



Adoption of the Youth Connections South Local Governance Group Terms of Reference


Resolution number MO/2016/37

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson CM Elliott, seconded by Member CF O'Brien:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board adopt the Youth Connections South Local Governance Group Terms of Reference, replacing the current terms of reference adopted in 2012.



Secretarial Note: The Chair Lemauga Lydia Sosene returned to the meeting at 7.23pm during Item 24.


The Deputy Chair Carrol Elliott vacated the Chair and Lemauga Lydia Sosene resumed the chair at Item 25.



Local government elections - order of names on voting documents


Resolution number MO/2016/38

MOVED by Member N Bakulich, seconded by Member TF Lauese:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board recommends to the governing body that candidate names on voting documents should be arranged in alphabetical order of surname. 






Local Government New Zealand Annual General Meeting and conference


Resolution number MO/2016/39

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson CM Elliott, seconded by Member N Bakulich:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      Nominate Member Christine O’Brien to attend the Local Government New Zealand 2016 Annual General Meeting and Conference from Sunday 24 July 2016 to Tuesday 26 July 2016 on the basis that the conference programme is relevant to the Local Board’s work programme

b)      Confirm that conference attendance including travel and accommodation will be paid for in accordance with the current Auckland Council Elected Member Expense Policy.





Community-led alcohol licensing project - six month report


Resolution number MO/2016/40

MOVED by Chairperson L Sosene, seconded by Member TW Togiamua:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board note the local board’s community-led alcohol licensing project report for the period October 2015 to March 2016.



Secretarial Note: Member Tafafuna’i Tasi Lauese left the meeting during Item 27 at 7.43pm and returned at 7.45pm.



Governance Forward Work Calendar


Resolution number MO/2016/41

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

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





Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board Workshop Notes


Resolution number MO/2016/42

MOVED by Chairperson L Sosene, seconded by Deputy Chairperson CM Elliott:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board workshop notes from the workshops held 3 and 10 February 2016 be received.






Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board Members - Portfolio, Outside Organisations and BID Updates


Members written reports are attached to the back of the minutes.


Resolution number MO/2016/43

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

That the written and verbal updates from local board members be received.






Chairpersons Announcements


The Chairperson written report is attached to the back of the minutes.


Resolution number MO/2016/44

MOVED by Chairperson L Sosene, seconded by Deputy Chairperson CM Elliott:  

That the verbal update and written report be received.





32        Consideration of Extraordinary Items


There was no consideration of extraordinary items.  












Walter Togiamua closed the meeting in prayer.



8.03pm                                               The Chairperson thanked Members for their attendance and attention to business and declared the meeting closed.












Item 12 Cr Anae Report


Councillor Arthur Anae’s activities bulletin

3 February 2016

Community Safety and Development Committee meeting

Town Hall

9 February 2016

Economic Development Committee agenda briefing

135 Albert Street

11 February 2016

Auckland Development Committee meeting

Town Hall


16 February 2016

Economic Development Committee meeting

135 Albert Street


Hearings Committee meeting

135 Albert Street



18 February 2016

Governing Body meeting

Town Hall


24 February 2016

Extraordinary Governing Body meeting

Town Hall



Item 22 Māngere-Ōtāhuhu local board feedback on - Business Improvement District (BIDs) Policy and Policy Operating Standards 2016 –V2.0


The Māngere-Ōtāhuhu local board welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback on the proposed Business Improvement District Policy and Policy Operating Standards (2016).

Therefore the local board provides the following feedback:


i)      That the local board request the opportunity to speak in support of their written submission to the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee.

Local board roles and responsibilities

ii)     Support the greater emphasis in the revised policy for collaborative relationships between local boards and the business associations running a Business Improvement District (BID) programme. The policy notes the benefits of such relationships specifically as BID programmes and local board outcomes are generally aligned in favour of improved local economic outcomes and town centres. The success of BIDs is important to the wellbeing of local communities.


iii)    Support the improved clarification (pg 21- Policy) about the role of local boards, BID programmes and council but note that there is an emphasis on local boards to:


a.    Support strategic alignment between local boards and BIDs

b.    Approve BID expansions and boundaries

c.    Provide feedback to business association on annual reporting

d.    Seek alignment between other local board activities and BID programmes

e.    Recommending BID programme target rate to the governing body

Request that there is clarification on the specific role of council staff to support the responsibilities tasked to local boards. It is unclear from the table who will support the local board with the responsibilities noted in ‘a-e’.

iv)   Request clear role allocation as to who will lead the various processes identified in the table 2 to support BIDs in developing their strategic plans, organise local board/ BID forums and supporting the requirement for BID reporting to the boards. In practice, this may prove to be difficult and impractical without expert council officer advice to the BIDs or local boards.


v)    Request the introduction of a 1 to 2 year transition period where capacity building support by council is provided to BID’s particularly smaller BID’s to ensure the success of all our BIDs under the new policy. The greater emphasis of responsibility on the BID’s themselves is supported by the board, but to be implemented in a manner that minimises the risk to smaller BID programmes.



vi)   Supports the requirement for BID programmes to have key performance indicators (KPIs). This is an important policy principle that should be retained in the BID Policy (2016). The policy should require KPIs to be meaningful, measurable and aligned to achieving the outcomes in the business association’s strategic plan. BID programmes reporting on their progress in achieving their KPIs could be used as a mechanism to determine the effectiveness of a BID programme.


vii)  Request further investigation into options for supporting ‘at risk’ or smaller BID programmes financial reporting and options conveyed to those smaller BIDs such as Māngere East & Māngere Bridge.  The local board are concerned with the potential costs of independent auditing. Bulk purchase of audit services should also be explored by council as an option for clusters of BIDs, particularly smaller BIDs.


viii) Does not support the requirement for mandatory reporting in the early stages of instituting the new policy. As noted in iv) above, a transition period should be instituted to allow for those BIDs requiring support to be given an opportunity to develop capacity within a reasonable timeframe.


ix)   Alternately supports the BIDs having a voluntary reporting requirement during a transition period to encourage an active working relationship and to allow for local board oversight. As no decision is sought, a local board workshop or portfolio briefing may be appropriate. 


x)    Supportive of the local board receiving an annual report from council on individual BID programmes. The purpose of this report and the decision being sought from local boards needs to be clarified. It is seen as an opportunity to report on how the BID programme is doing in relation to the three success factors in the BID Policy as well as the BIDs own KPIs. This would give local board information accompanied by staff advice with regards to the function of the BID and the management of the targeted rate money. The decision sought from local boards could be to recommend to the governing body to continue/not continue striking the targeted rate.


Ongoing capacity building:

xi)   Notes that there is concern by the local board that current support by council officers for BIDs will be lost with the implementation of the new policy. This is particularly critical for smaller BID’s in the local area such as Māngere East and Māngere Bridge which in the boards view requires continued need for greater officer support.


BID Programme leverage


xii)  Supports of the example of Māngere Town Centre BID which contracts to council to deliver improved cleaning services through tendering for council contracts. The Māngere–Ōtāhuhu Local Board strongly supports local procurement with regard to Auckland Council contracts and local BIDs should be able to compete in those processes, creating income streams, local jobs and more customised service levels appropriate to town centres.






Item 30 Member Elliott report



Report from Carrol Elliott Local Board Member March 2016



Has attended:


Citizenship ceremony with Lydia, and Nick,


Portfolio meetings for Transport,  Infrastructure, Environment and Heritage,


The Weed Management Political Advisory Group to accept the Terms of Reference and elect George Wood as chair,


The Family Day at Toia with Christine Lydia, and Nick,


Return visit from the Inorganic collection Planners with Lydia,


The quarterly meeting of the Tamaki Esturary Environment Forum,


Mangere Bridge BID meeting. This conflicted with a Planned Board workshop, but as it was the first meeting I had found out was on, checked with the Chair and attended the BID meeting. I requested a possible change of day for their meetings from Wednesdays. I also gave the Secretary my card again to enable them to inform me of future meetings, time, date, and possible cancellations.


1 have been in correspondence with Ian Smallburn about the granting of a non-notifiable status of a 22 year lease for a foreign owned company to compost food waste on Puketutu Island. The response has been slow, but a council officer has agreed to come and meet with me and the Chair over the lack of consultation.


Also ongoing contact with planning office re an application for a child care centre in a  traffic area with major congestion problems with access and egress. AT is going to do a survey of their own, and not rely on the traffic report of the applicant.


Item 30 Member Bakulich report


Portfolio Update from Board Member - Bakulich




16 February 2016


Attended Citizenship Ceremony at the Vodafone Event Centre

17 February

Attended the MOLB Business Meeting


18 February





23 February

Meet members of the USO bike ride for Cancer


24 February

Meet Marcus Braithwaite & George Feitje of Waste Solutions, Infrastructure & Environmental Services

Concerns regarding the Inorganic collection


25 February

Attended the ‘Have your say’ Community BBQ at the Mangere East Community Centre


26 February

Attended the Auckland Community Sport Workshop


27 February

Attended the Otahuhu Family Day at Toia


27 February

Attended the ‘Rep your Beats’ competition at the Mangere Arts Centre


1 March

Open Space Network

Mana whenua engagement

1 March

Meet at Kiwi Motel with Businesses surrounding Mangere Cemetery to discuss a possible liquor ban application.


1 March

Meet with Darren Kalka


3 March

Meet with Chair, Tafafunai & HNZ Manager of the South-East region to discuss Yates Road reserve


3 March

Economic Development

Arts & Culture




8 March

Open Space Network


Recreational Facilities


9 March

MOLB Workshop



Item 30 Member O’Brien report

Member O’Brien  Report

Meetings Attended



20 February

Blake Road Reserve Rehabilitation event

20 February

Angela Tiatia’s artist talk - Survey / Fā’aliga – Mangere Arts Centre

22 February

Alliance Health Plus meeting – Youth engagement

24 February

Inorganic Rubbish concerns meeting

24 February

Otahuhu Network Meeting

25 February

TSI Maori and Pasifika Trades Training breakfast

25 February

Youth Connections South LGG meeting

27 February

Otahuhu Family Fun Day

1 March

Taku Tamaki exhibition opening, MIT Manukau

3 March

Portfolio meetings – Economic Development; ATEED; Youth; Arts & Culture; Libraries

4 March

TSI / Co-Design Lab catch-up

5 March

International Women's Day event, CM NCW

5 March

Otahuhu Health and Wellbeing Expo

5-8 March

Out of Auckland

9 March

LB Workshop

10 March

Have Your Say community engagement meeting

11 March

It's Noon campaign briefing

12 March


12 March

White Night – Mangere Arts Centre

14 March

Town Hall Community Centre / Otahuhu Youth Panel support meeting

16 March

Polyfest opening and powhiri

16 March

Wiri Correctional Facility CIF meeting

16 March

MOLB Business Meeting


ITEM 30 Member Togiamua Report

Member Togiatolu Walter Togiamua Report

Meetings Attended




Portfolio – Parks & Recreation


Portfolio – Recreation & Leisure


MIT Pasifika Leaders Fono – Manukau MIT


Powhiri & Opening -  Waka Ama building opening - Ian Shaw Park Otahuhu


Massey Homestead Event – Weaving group display


Portage Crossing Waka Ama Festival - Mangere


USO Bike ride telephone conference – MOLB Office


ATEED –  Waka Ama Takapuna Cup


USO’s bike ride briefing meeting


USO’s bike event


Portfolio - 2.30pm Parks, Leases& Facilities


Portfolio - 3.00pm Community Empowerment


Portfolio - 3.30pm Community Services


Leave of Absence


Returning from Leave


Powhiri – Pacific Arts Association Symposium: Auckland Museum 



Flag raising ceremony






Item 31 Chairs Report


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The Chair has outlined activities after the 16 February 2016 Monthly Report to Tuesday 15 March 2016.

Executive Summary

The Chair has attended Invitations, Meetings and Community Events.


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Receive Chair Lemauga Lydia Sosene’s February-March 2016 Report.



17 February 2016

Auckland Development Governing Board Workshop.

Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board Business Meeting.


18 February 2016

Meeting with ATEED Representative re Pasifika Festival 2016.

Meeting with Officers Spatial Priority Team Otahuhu-Middlemore cluster.

Portfolio Meetings – Mangere Arts Centre, Transport, Infrastructure, Environment, Civil Defence, Heritage.

Community Organisation Meeting, Epiphany Community Trust.

Manukau Sunset Rotary Branch Meeting.


19 February 2016

Site Visit – Samoan Consulate Building Mangere with HWTM Len Brown, Officers.


20 February 2016

Community Event – Blake Road Reserve Mangere.


22 February 2016

Site Visit – Future Streets Project Plan with Health Officials from Researched Study.

Regional Chairs’ only Forum.

Regional Chairs’ Monthly Forum.

Community Event – USO Bike Ride, Mangere Arts Centre.


23 February 2016

New Inorganic Collection Meeting with Officers to raise issues from Mangere-Otahuhu Communities.

Site Visit – Portage Crossing Route Otahuhu with Officers.

Governing Board Meeting – Unitary Plan Committee CBD.


24 February 2016

Meeting with Manager Local Board Services.

New Inorganic Collection Meeting with Officers.


25 February 2016

Meeting with Parks Officer.

Site Visit – Local Parks Mangere.


Governing Board Workshop with Regional Chairs’ CBD.

Community BBQ Event ‘Have Your Say’ Mangere East Community.

Manukau Sunset Formation Meeting.


26 February 2016

Site Visit – Mangere Town Centre.

Forward Planning Discussion.


27 February 2016

Community Event Family Fun Day Toia Recreational Precinct Otahuhu.

Attended Community Event Movie Palestinian Director Emad Burmat Movie ‘5 Broken Cameras’, also hosting debate afterwards. Mangere Arts Centre.


29 February 2016

Tikanga Maori – Te Wanaga o Aotearoa Mangere Campus.

Mangere Mountain Education Trust Board Meeting.

Community Event – Living Wage Campaign Launch, Moyle Park Mangere.


1 March 2016

Tikanga Maori – Te Wanaga o Aotearoa hosts, Mangere Arts Centre.

Open Space Network Meeting.

Community Meeting – Businesses adjacent Mangere Lawn Cemetary.


2 March 2016

Attended Sir Ranginui Walker Tangi – Orakei Marae CBD.


3 March 2016

New Inorganic Collection follow up Meeting with Officers.

Meeting with Housing NZ Regional Manager re Yates local Park.

Portfolio Meetings – Economic Development, Community Events Schedule.


4 March 2016

Community Interview about Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board Business Objectives.


7 March 2016

Community Hui – Mahi Takitini, Oranga Taiao CBD.

Elected Member Development Meeting CBD.


8 March 2016

Meeting with Parks Manager re Mangere Centre Park.

Unitary Plan Committee CBD.

District Licensing Panel Members’ closed workshop CBD.


9 March 2016

Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board Workshop.


10 March 2016

Community Event – Have Your Say Meeting, Otahuhu Town Hall.


11 March 2016

Community Event – Counties Manukau Police Pay Parade & Awards Ceremony, Otahuhu Primary School.


12 March 2016

Pasifika Festival Western Springs Auckland, Mayors’ Walkabout.




14 March 2016

Pacific Arts Association International Symposium, Powhiri, Auckland Museum CBD.

The Southern Initiative Local Governance Group Meeting, Manukau.


15 March 2016

Te Wanaga Aotearoa Mangere Campus Reps Meeting.

Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board Presentation, re District Licensing Committees Recruitment, to Governing Board Hearings Committee CBD.


Correspondence Received:


Mangere Town Centre BIDs – re Fruit Shed Issues.

Barnados Cape Road Mangere – re extension of their current premises.

Counties Manukau NRL – re their local club issues.

Businesses near Mangere Lawn Cemetery – re security issues.

Bill Kirk re All Tide Boat Ramp Mangere Bridge – re cleaning contract service levels.

Sustainable Business Council, Green Precinct, Auckland Airport – re workshop brief.

Mr De Groot – re light rail options to the Airport.

NZ Cancer Society – re support for the USO Bike Ride hosted @ Mangere Arts Centre.

Resident – re Resource Consent application building new Petrol Station in Mangere East.

Sun Pix Productions – re filming request of USO Bike Ride in Mangere Arts Centre.

Bill Kirk – re land between old Mangere bridge and motorway bridges be reclaimed.

Jim Jackson – re Mangere Bridge replacement.

Living Wage Team – Invitation Living Wage Launch.

Dale Temo – re request information local Outdoor Witnessing Programme.

Mangere Town Centre BIDS – re local business query.

Epiphany Pacific Trust – re request long term lease information.

Representative SOUL Trust – re funding from MOLB.

Manukau Beautification Trust – re Environment Project in local area Moyle Park.

NZ Cancer Society – re local smokefree policy.

NZ Korean Society – Invitation to upcoming Korean Day.

Ohomairangi Trust – re query Massey Homestead Mangere East.

Mangere Bridge Residents’ and Ratepayers Association – re extra Parking Mangere Bridge Village.

Connect the Dots Programme – re Programme Alteration query to Grant.

Te Pane o Mataoho Mangere Mountain Education Trust – re upcoming Board Meeting.

Te Aho Tapu Trust – re Programmes in Mangere East.

Auckland Transport Liaison – re ‘Love being a Local’ campaign.

Jenny Toso – re Otahuhu Community facebook page.

Consultant – re Blake Road Reserve Open Day.

German Citizen JFischer – PHD student / interview local community.

Otahuhu Resident – re Driveway access footpath Issue Princes Street Otahuhu.

Mike Wilcox – re Anzac Tree Plaque Mangere Bridge War Memorial Hall.

Kinderland Educare – re local planting programme.

Samoan Consulate – re local building project further land query.

Jim Jackson – re NZTA Council Heritage Report Mangere Bridge Hearing.

Favona tenant – local boarding house in Favona, complaint of rent rise.

Te Warena Taua – re proposed Road Naming of new local road.

Accelerating Auckland Community Group – re local programming update.

Te Warena Taua – re proposed Road Naming of new local road.2.

Justin Latif – re monthly 275 Times.

RiseUp Trust – Invitation to local event.

Mai Chen – re Superdiversity monthly newsletter.

Ms Moody – re complaint re local issues.

Local Government NZ – re February 2016 Zone One monthly meeting minutes.

DB Breweries Otahuhu  - re Site Visit postponed (with Mayor and other Chairs LB).

Legal Auckland Council – re legal opinion Wickman Way Resource Consent.


Info2040 Richard Burton – re Unitary Plan Committee changes.

Manukau Beautification Community Trust – re progress report in Papatoetoe Initiatives.

Mangere Bridge Community Organisation – re request for funding local initiative.

Otahuhu Community Hall Committee – re monthly meeting minutes.

Noel Robinson – re update Oceania Football League Training.

Manukau Beautification Community Trust – re Invitation Eye on Nature Event.

Favona Primary School – re information re community award.

Mangere Town Centre BID – re rubbish behind Foodworld in carpark area.

ATEED – re Youth Innovation Contest Initiative.

Manukau Beautification Community Trust – re fotos of recent local initiative.

Leva organisation – re Conference Growing Pasifika Solutions Young People.

Local Resident – re complaint recent inorganic collection.

Ms Cruz – re Intership opportunity request.

Cr Penrose – re local Transport query.

Te Akitai Waiohua Iwi Chair – re proposed Road naming local road.

Fetu Taiala Aoga Amata – re Invitation.

Mr Erskine – re Beach Road Reserve Mangere.


 Watching Brief


-       Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan – our Board considered the ‘out of scope’ Item, that had been decided by the Unitary Plan Committee, with the Item being taken to the Whole of Governing Body.  The Item was voted down, and lost in a recent Governing Board February 2016, after many of the Residents’ groups were outraged and organised Public Submissions..  What that means is that Unitary Plan will not consider any ‘out of scope’ changes specifically to revert back to the original submissions filed. 


-       Annual Plan 4 key questions from Governing Board to the Community.


-       Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board Area Plan – this was carried out in the 2010-2013 election period.  Being the first Local Board to successfully complete our Area Plan, the community  Board can be confident, the exercise provided the privileged opportunity for consideration of Zones and land uses within Mangere-Otahuhu Ward Boundaries.  As a result, a number of discussions had already been held and informed the Unitary Plan.   Unlike other Local Board Areas, they did not have this opportunity.


-       The Board took the courageous step of funding and supporting local strand of an Arts International Symposium co-ordinated and organised by the Pacific Arts Association.  The Board had chosen to satisfy one of 2013-2016 Mangere Arts Centre will be hosting the final day of the Symposium.  An updated report will be included April 2016.


-       NZTA Kirkbride Tunnel and Road construction works, Site Visit will be held in the next month.


-       District Licensing Recruitment Process 2016.


-       New Inorganic Collection 2016 Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board Areas.


-       Mangere Pedestrian Bridge Replacement.