Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board






Minutes of a meeting of the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board held in the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Office, Shop 17B, 93 Bader Drive, Māngere on Wednesday, 14 December 2016 at 5:00pm.





Lemauga Lydia Sosene





Tauanu’u Nick Bakulich





Carrol Elliott, JP





Tafafuna’i Tasi Lauese, JP





Christine O'Brien








Togiatolu Walter Togiamua

Makalita Kolo







Cr Alf Filipaina




Cr Efeso Collins









Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board

14 December 2016




1          Welcome


Tauanu’u Nick Bakulich led the meeting in prayer.


2          Apologies


Resolution number MO/2016/183

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board accept the apologies from Togiatolu Walter Togiamua and Makalita Koko for absence.




3          Declaration of Interest


There were no declarations of interest.


4          Confirmation of Minutes


Resolution number MO/2016/184

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Wednesday, 23 November 2016, as a true and correct record.




5          Leave of Absence


There were no leaves of absence.


6          Acknowledgements


·                      Young Enterprise National Awards - the national awards recognised student teams who were taking part in The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme (YES). Te Kāhui Kanorau from Te Kura Māori o Ngā Tapuwae won the Arts and Culture Award. The team shared their culture with the community by performing kapa haka at events throughout Auckland.

·                     Counties Manukau Sport Regional Awards

·                     Pacific Islands Dance Fono Trust awarded a Certificate of Appreciation to the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board for recognition of your support of Pacific Dance New Zealand’s projects and events during 2016.

·                     Otahuhu Town Hall Committee – thanked Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board for all their support through the year and wish them a Merry Christmas.

·                     Viscount School

·                     Congratulations to Joseph Parker for winning his Heavy Weight Boxing Title and wishing him and his family well for the future.


7          Petitions


There were no petitions.



8          Deputations



Deputation - Mangere Mountain Education Centre


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


Resolution number MO/2016/185

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)     thanks Simon Kozak and Graeme Campbell for their attendance and presentation.

b)    refers the presentation to Parks, Sports and Recreation and requests a report back with advice and options for supporting a sustainable, entrepreneurial future for Mangere Mountain Education Centre.

c)     requests a report on the status of Kingi Tāwhiao’s Cottage.





9          Public Forum



Public Forum - Auckland Niue Rugby League


Resolution number MO/2016/186

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board thanks Phillip Tasmania for his attendance.




Member C Elliott left the meeting at 5.45 pm.

Member C Elliott returned to the meeting at 5.49 pm.


10        Extraordinary Business


There was no extraordinary business.


11        Notices of Motion



Notice of Motion - Auckland Council as a Living Wage Council


Resolution number MO/2016/187

MOVED by Member C O'Brien, seconded by Member C Elliott:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      Notes that in the Mayoral Proposal on Items for Public Consultation on the Annual Budget 2017/18, His Worship the Mayor Phil Goff states he is “committed to achieving a living wage for Council employees”.


b)      Supports the Mayor's commitment to Auckland Council becoming a living wage employer

c)      Reconfirms its Resolution Number MO/2012/253 of 31 October 2012 and Resolution Number MO/2013/570 of 11 December 2013 and its commitment to the principle of the Living Wage, to support community well-being.

d)      Recommends:

(i)      That Auckland Council as a whole also support this principle.

(ii)      That Auckland Council, including CCOs, pay direct employees and contracted employees at least a Living Wage, in particular, through an immediate pay increase for the approximately 2,100 workers currently below the living wage and an adjustment for another 1,200 staff identified in the Mayoral Proposal as earning just above the living wage and who might require wage adjustments to preserve relativities.

(iii)     That Auckland Council incorporates the Living Wage and job security into its procurement policy and partnerships with social and environmental agencies.

(iv)     That all contracts entered into by Auckland Council, including CCOs, for work in the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board area will guarantee at least a Living Wage to all workers employed as a result of that contract.






Manukau Ward Councillors Update


Resolution number MO/2016/188

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

That the verbal reports from Cr Alf Filipaina and Cr Efeso Collins be received.





Auckland Transport Update - December 2016


Resolution number MO/2016/189

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)       receive the Auckland Transport Update – December 2016 report.

b)      commends the new Mangere bus interchange and toilet, but would ask Auckland Transport to consider and respond to the following:

          i)     There is a lack of a direct bus route connection to Middlemore Hospital, which is an important destination for members of our community.

          ii)    There are deficiencies in design that impact accessibility for older and disabled members of the community, for example: bus stop seating is not located next to where the buses actually stop to pick up passengers, large spaces exist without seating and there is a general lack of bus stop seating.

c)       commends the Future Streets project, but would ask Auckland Transport to consider and respond to the following:

          i)     Ensure that cars are not parked in areas that have been developed for pedestrians.

          ii)    Fix pavement treatments that have already started to deteriorate. 

d)      expresses the board’s disappointment in the delay of the bus shelter at 3 Church Road, Mangere Bridge.

e)       requests relevant officers to seek statistics and evidence of the impact of Future Streets regarding safety from crime and the community satisfaction perspective.




Member N Bakulich left the meeting at 6.20 pm.

Member N Bakulich returned to the meeting at 6.25pm.



Māngere-Ōtāhuhu FY17 Community Facilities Renewals Work Programme Update


Resolution number MO/2016/190

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      approve the projects below to be included in the 2016/17 Community Facilities Renewals Work Programme:

i)       Tōia: Otahuhu Pool & Leisure Centre - Minor Upgrade.

b)      note that budgets outlined are indicative to deliver the additional projects and any budget variances (within scope) will be managed within the total region-wide renewals funding envelope.

c)      requests that council officers use the name Tōia consistently in association with the centre.





New Road Name Approval for a Road Created by way of Subdivision at 168-196 Princes Street East, Otahuhu


Resolution number MO/2016/191

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board approves the road name ‘Paneika Lane’ proposed by iwi, for the new jointly owned access lot created by way of subdivision at 168-196 Princes Street East, Otahuhu, in accordance with section 319(1)(j) of  the Local Government Act 1974.



Secretarial Note: Member Carrol Elliott voted against Paneika Lane.











Mangere-Otahuhu Quick Response Round Two 2016/2017


Resolution number MO/2016/192

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board approve/grant or decline the applications listed below:

Application No.

Organisation Name


Total Requested

Approve/ Grant/ Decline



Genesis Youth Trust

Towards provision of food, refreshments, entertainment and prizes for the “Tagz  Out” event.





Rise UP Trust

Towards expert Niuean Language tuition to prepare and facilitate 10 two hour lessons and resources for whanau fono at the week 10 community festival.






Mangere East Family Service Centre Inc.

Towards providing a venue for retired men and caregivers of brain injury men to participate in practical work projects.







Action Education Inc

Towards the costs of running 10 spoken word poetry workshops to be held at schools in the Mangere Otahuhu Local Board area.






Otahuhu-Mangere Youth Group

Towards funding a programme coordinator to facilitate a six week programme.






The New Zealand Retreat (Auckland) Ltd.

Towards acquiring a Defibrillator for use at “The Retreat” and surrounding areas







Mangere East Access Trust

Towards volunteer costs, refreshments, one off transport costs, the cost for a sewing machine, material and costume making for the Persian New Year






Age Concern Counties Manukau Inc

Towards venue hire, a facilitator and catering costs for a strategic planning day




Christians Against Poverty New Zealand

Towards annual costs of a client freephone for the Mangere-Otahuhu proportion of clients






Sustainable Coastlines

Towards students' transportation costs in the Mangere-Otahuhu area.






Shakti Asian Women's Centre Inc.

Towards covering the costs of transportation, venue hire, volunteer expenses, material and resource costs andcosts for a primary facilitator.







Auckland Niue Rugby League Incorporated

Towards purchasing of uniforms






Mangere/Papatoetoe Pacifica Community safety Patrol Trust

Towards purchasing of fuel for the patrolling van and oil maintenance.






Portage Crossing Traditional Canoeing and Sailing Association

Towards purchasing of medals and 250 tee shirts with the Portage Crossing logo and 25th Year anniversary





Pacific Aotearoa Women's Sports Inc

Towards the outfitting of participants in tee shirts to promote positive messages for a one day event. .






Time To Thrive To Stay Alive Charitable Trust

Towards bike tools and equipment







Okareka Dance Company

Towards five scholarships for students in the Mangere area where they show a passion in dance but may not have the resources to participate.






OnBoard Skate Incorporated

Towards the cost to deliver the skate safe and scooter safe programmes between November 2016 and April 2017





Total Requested









Annual Budget 2017/2018


Appendix B and C tabled at the meeting are attached to the back of the minutes.


Resolution number MO/2016/193

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      agrees indicative locally driven initiative allocations for 2017/2018 (Attachment A).

b)      recommends continuation of the local targeted rate of approximately $31.06 including GST (subject to inflation rate) per inhabited dwelling to provide free adult entry to swimming pools in the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board area.

c)      adopts local content for consultation (Attachment B tabled at the meeting).

d)      agrees key advocacy issues (Attachment C tabled at the meeting).


e)      agrees that the chairperson be delegated the authority to make any final minor changes to local consultation content for the Annual Budget 2017/2018 prior to publication, including online consultation content.    







Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board input on Rates Rebate (Retirement Village Residents) Amendment Bill


Resolution number MO/2016/194

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board provides the following input to Auckland Council’s submission on the Rates Rebate (Retirement Village Residents) Amendment Bill:

i)       The local board supports the principle of eligible residents living in retirement-villages who have occupation rights agreements (ORAs) individually receiving the relevant rates rebate.






Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board Workshop Notes


Resolution number MO/2016/195

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board workshop notes from the workshops held on 2, 9, 16 and 30 November 2016 be received.






Governance Forward Work Calendar


Resolution number MO/2016/196

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

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






Local Board Leads and Appointments Report


Resolution number MO/2016/197

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

That the verbal updates from local board members be received.








Chairpersons Report and Announcements


Resolution number MO/2016/198

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

That the verbal update and written report be received.







23        Consideration of Extraordinary Items


There was no consideration of extraordinary items.  









Member Tafafuna’i Tasi Lauese closed meeting in prayer.






7.01pm                                               The Chairperson thanked Members for their attendance and attention to business and declared the meeting closed.











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Item 17


Appendix B

Annual Plan 2017/2018 - Local Consultation Content

Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board

Each year we review priorities and activities in your local board area to make sure we continue delivering the right outcomes. We welcome your input in shaping our focus for the 2017/2018 year.

Message from the chair 

Talofa lava,


This year is the third year of the council’s 10 year budget and is a year that we are concentrating on the things you have told us are important to you and achieving the outcomes already identified through our local board plan.

The local board plan outlines the outcomes we want for Māngere-Ōtāhuhu, one of which is to ensure that the many parks and open spaces we are blessed to have, are clean and safe environments for people to enjoy.

We advocated for the area to be better connected via walkways, cycleways and improved public transport networks and for high quality transport projects – things that are now a reality.

We will continue to advocate on your behalf to reduce off-licences and harm from alcohol in our communities.

Our cultural diversity is something to celebrate and be proud of.  We want to enable local people to harness their culture and use their creative talents so that Māngere-Ōtāhuhu can become the heart of Māori and Pasifika arts and culture, attracting people to the area.

This is your community, so get involved and help us create an exciting future and new opportunities for the people of Māngere-Ōtāhuhu.



Manuia tele,

Lemauga Lydia Sosene

Chair, Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board


What we have done

Since adopting our local board plan, we have completed Toiā in Ōtahuhu – the multipurpose community facility with pools, outdoor play area and library; the Ōtāhuhu Train and Bus Station; a major upgrade for the Mangere Town Centre Bus Station and new public toilets. We also launched Te Ara Mua – Future Streets to improve pathways, crossings and safety around Māngere Town Centre.


What we plan to do

Based on our 10-year budget, in 2017/2018 we plan investing $5.6 million to renew and develop assets in your local board area and $16.3 million to maintain and operate these assets and provide other local initiatives.  This includes:


Our local budget will deliver programmes and projects valuing just over $2 million. Programmes and projects will address local board plan outcomes to preserve and maintain our environment, economic development and help build a thriving local community.

We have approximately $790,000 to invest towards other local capital projects and want your ideas for consideration. 

 What might change

We don’t propose to change the overall direction for the next year, with programmes planned and delivered within a 10-year budget (2015-2025).

However we propose the following priorities for 2017/2018:

-       Continue to fund additional library opening hours in the local board area

-       Local Youth Connections project


What do you think?

Have we got our priorities right?




Item 17

Appendix – C

Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board – Annual Agreement 2017/2018

Proposed advocacy items


Description – Why is it a priority?

Advocating to


Waste management and our environment




The city’s waste-minimisation plan implementation requires that communities are prepared, equipped and supported to reach waste reduction targets.


There is a need to get communities ready for change and finding opportunities in the way waste will be managed.


Proactive support at this stage of the roll-out of changes in how council manages waste is important. This needs to be for multiple actions - communication, engagement, encouraging social enterprise and community –led initiatives. 


Ongoing work to develop local community recycling centres and waste reduction is a priority in the southern area. The board requests continued action for the regional scoping exercise to investigate the siting of various regional resource recovery centres and support for local community recycling centres.



Governing Body



Mangere East: A priority focus and initiatives to enhance this centre as a thriving, liveable community





The Mangere East area requires coordinated investment for planning and implementation. The local community facilities are rundown, old or not fit for use. A community facility needs assessment was completed in 2015 and next steps need to be progressed. For this, coordinated planning and investment is vital to shape a high-quality built area for a liveable community.  The local board requests the governing body commit to capital funding through the next review of the Long-term Plan (LTP) for delivery of the Community Facilities Network Plan. Further to coordinate work through Panuku Development Auckland and Auckland Transport  to focus on Mangere East area to develop this centre as a liveable community .



Governing Body


Panuku Development Auckland


Auckland Transport



Boarding houses and high quality neighbourhoods 




The Māngere-Ōtāhuhu local board area has seen gradual proliferation of boarding houses and council’s investigation has confirmed very poor standards and breaches of the building code on these sites.

The board recognises the pressure on land, need for affordable housing and a range of provision for all. However the concern is that this is at the cost of deteriorating neighbourhoods and poor living standards in the area.


There is a need for balanced, planned growth that is monitoring for the environmental impacts - traffic, noise- as there is also an “intensification by stealth” taking place. Currently, council has limited means to assess or address the impacts of the proliferation of boarding houses. The board continues to advocate for better monitoring of boarding houses. It must ensure that building code standards and a decent standard of living are maintained. Currently, council has limited means to assess or address the impacts of the proliferation of boarding houses. Data from regular monitoring can better to inform future decision-making.



Governing Body



Alcohol harm minimisation initiatives: Supporting community voice and empowerment





Reducing harm from alcohol in the local communities is of high priority for Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board.

The Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act (the Act) came into effect in late 2013.  The Local Alcohol Policy, a key instrument for addressing the negative impacts of alcohol on our communities, is yet to be finalised.  The board will continue to supporting local communities to have their say through the hearings processes afforded them by the recent legislation.


There are challenges for the community in responding to issues surrounding reducing harm from alcohol. Inaccessible language used by the District License Committee (DLC), inconsistency in decisions across the region and limited integration to address signage inconsistencies between by-laws, district plans and those resulting through DLC decisions are key examples. The board will continue to voice their concerns to ensure that these issues are identified and addressed as it is critical to assess the overall success of the act in achieving its intent.


The board seeks a framework to monitor the success of the Act in practice and consideration of legislative change.


Governing Body


Development of an Auckland gateway programme


Leverage key opportunities with major stakeholders like Auckland International Airport Limited (AIAL) and to utilise the unique natural and cultural characteristics of Māngere-Ōtāhuhu to achieve economic outcomes. The airport is New Zealand’s gateway to the world.  Their longer term plans to be a major hub connecting Asia and South America over the next 30 years, second runway offer opportunities for partnerships and attracting tourism. Council’s investment in the Otāhuhu-Middlemore Spatial Priority Area, Greenways and Local Paths can be leveraged for economic and community outcomes by aligning efforts with stakeholders. The board sees potential to achieve local as well as city-wide aspirations of more jobs via new industry growth, support for Māori tourism and heritage tourism initiatives – such as “Ōtāhuhu Portage Crossing” project – narrowest part of the North Island.

The board request Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) to prioritise a gateway programme in the local board area to establish and grow Auckland's cultural and heritage tourism industry.


Governing Body


Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED)



Re-visit the heavy rail option for central city (CBD) to airport rapid transit


The airport to CBD rapid transit project has long-term strategic importance for Auckland’s future commuter and freight


The current selection for light rail between central Auckland and Māngere fails to consider major growth implications for areas in the south, north and west. Auckland's strategic long-term transport security for both commuter and industrial heavy freight will not be served by the current plans for industry.


The board would like that a heavy rail link to the airport option is reconsidered and requests Governing body and Auckland Transport investigate into the heavy rail option.