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, 3 May 2017 at 5:00pm.





Lemauga Lydia Sosene




Deputy Chairperson

Togiatolu Walter Togiamua





Tauanu’u Nick Bakulich





Carrol Elliott, JP





Tafafuna’i Tasi Lauese, JP (until 5.48pm during Item 4)





Christine O'Brien








Makalita Kolo






Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board

03 May 2017




1          Welcome


Member Lauese led the meeting in prayer.


2          Apologies


Resolution number MO/2017/69

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board accept the apology from Makalita Kolo for absence.





3          Declaration of Interest


There were no declarations of interest.





Annual Budget 2017/2018


Replacement of Attachment C tabled at the meeting and amended Attachment D are attached to the back of the minutes.


Resolution number MO/2017/70

MOVED by Chairperson L Sosene, seconded by Deputy Chairperson W Togiamua:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      Approve the final 2017/2018 Locally Driven Initiative budgets by project, within funding envelopes (Attachment B).

b)      Agree the advocacy initiatives for inclusion in the 2017/2018 Local Board Agreement (Attachment D).

          i)     Include progressing the Portage spatial priority area project within our advocacy items in attachment D.

c)      Confirm the local board’s key advocacy priority for the organisation to work on as follows: develop the Mangere East precinct as a priority to enhance this centre as a thriving and liveable community (first initiative Attachment D).

d)      Confirm the board’s views on these regional financial policy issues:

i)       Acknowledge that the majority of the local submitters support a 2.5% rates increase which the board supports accordingly;

ii)       Paying for tourist promotion: tourist operators should be contributing to the infrastructure costs to council that arise from tourism subject to any necessary amendments to give consideration to differing levels of targeted rate based on geographic location and type of accommodation to ensure practicality and fairness. The money raised should be fairly allocated to infrastructure within the local board’s area;

iii)     Paying for housing infrastructure: the money raised should be fairly allocated to infrastructure within the local board’s area;

iv)     The board strongly support paying council staff a living wage and urge council officers to explore the business case in advocating to contractors in paying their employees a living wage.

v)       Housing First approach on reducing homelessness: The board strongly supports collaborations and Council’s investment in developing and implementing this comprehensive approach to reduce homelessness together with appropriate access to lockers, showers and toilets, to assist homeless people to move on to appropriate accommodation.

e)      Recommend that the governing body adopts for inclusion in the Annual Plan 2017/2018 a targeted rate set as a uniform charge per separately used or inhabited part of a property, on residential properties in the Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board area, for the purpose of fully subsidising entry to swimming pools for persons 17 years and over. Further, that the local board notes the rate is estimated to be $31.06 including GST, based on current cost estimates and the number of separately used or inhabited parts of a residential property in the Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board area.

f)       Recommends $175,000 of 2016/2017 LDI opex be deferred to 2017/2018 and approves Attachment C tabled at the meeting.




g)      Note the public feedback on the draft annual plan, and refer all feedback to relevant council departments for their consideration and reporting as appropriate (Attachment A).




 Member Lauese left the meeting at 5.48pm during Item 4.






Member Bakulich closed the meeting in prayer.


5.50pm                                               The Chairperson thanked Members for their attendance and attention to business and declared the meeting closed.














Item 4 Attachment C Replacement


Attachment C   Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board


2016/17 LDI Operational projects that meet the criteria for deferral


      Mangere Town Centre Collective Promotion - $20,000

      Mangere-Otahuhu LED Action Plan Implementation $10,000

      Assess options for multi-use facility in Mangere East $50,000

      Teaching Gardens Otahuhu $12,000

      Community safety $20,000

      CCTV and town centre safety initiatives $20,000

      Mangere Arts Centre Business Plan Initiative $35,000

      Activation of Parks $8,000



Item 4 Attachment D Replacement


Attachment D – Advocacy

The following is the most recently approved list of advocacy for the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu local board, adopted in December 2016 as part of the annual plan process.




Advocating to

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

The Māngere 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 Māngere East area to develop this centre as a liveable community.

Governing Body

Panuku Development


Auckland Transport

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

Fund the Portage Spatial Priority Area project      

The Portage project is a priority for the local area and the site is of national significance. This is also a work stream of the Otāhuhu-Middlemore Spatial Priority Area, however no funding has been prioritised for this project.  The board advocates that this project is funded in the next LTP budget, including exploring funds from council departments that are involved in this spatial priority area’s work streams.


Boarding houses and high quality


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 improve boarding house conditions for the tenants.

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


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 citywide 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)

To advocate for heavy rail as the preferred option, and include light rail for central city

(CBD) to airport under the Rapid Rail model.


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 the Rapid Rail to support heavy and light rail link to the airport option is reconsidered and requests Governing body and Auckland Transport investigate into the heavy rail option.

Governing Body, Auckland Transport, New Zealand Transport Authority