Manukau Harbour Forum






Minutes of a meeting of the Manukau Harbour Forum held in the Māngere-Otāhuhu Local Board Office, Shop 17, 93 Bader Drive, Māngere Town Centre on Friday, 14 December 2018 at 12.02pm.




Deputy Chairperson (Presiding)

David Holm

Puketapapa Local Board


Alan Cole

Franklin Local Board


Joseph Allan

Manurewa Local Board


Chris Makoare

Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board


Dawn Trenberth

Otara-Papatoetoe Local Board


Bill McEntee

Papakura Local Board








Saffron Toms

Waitakere Ranges Local Board


Carrol Elliott, JP

Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board


Tracy Mulholland

Whau Local Board



Manukau Harbour Forum

14 December 2018




1          Welcome


The Chairperson opened the meeting and welcomed everyone present.



2          Apologies


Resolution number MHFJC/2018/33

MOVED by Member W McEntee, seconded by Deputy Chairperson D Holm:  

That the Manukau Harbour Forum:

a)         accept the apologies from Chairperson Saffron Toms, Members Carrol Elliot and Tracy Mulholland for absence.




3          Declaration of Interest


There were no declarations of interest.



4          Confirmation of Minutes


Resolution number MHFJC/2018/34

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson D Holm, seconded by Member C Makoare:  

That the Manukau Harbour Forum:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Friday, 19 October 2018, including as a true and correct record.




5          Leave of Absence


There were no leaves of absence.



6          Acknowledgements


There were no acknowledgements.



7          Petitions


There were no petitions.



8          Deputations


There were no deputations.



9          Public Forum


There was no public forum.


10        Extraordinary Business


There was no extraordinary business.




Elected Members update


Member Joseph Allan noted that XRACE event is planned at Totara Park on Saturday, 23 March 2019. XRACE is an adventure race where parent and child race together, locate and complete mystery challenges while racing the clock and all the other family teams.

Member Bill McEntee noted Pahurehure Inlet Protection Society’s work towards restoration of the inlet, the work included removal of mangroves. Papakura Local Board has received a presentation from PIPS on their work.

Member Chris Makoare noted that Mangere bridge is now permanently closed because of concerns about public safety. The bridge links the Onehunga and Māngere Bridge communities. The gates on the bridge have been permanently locked and four security guards are patrolling the bridge 24/7 and CCTV is being installed. The Old Māngere Bridge is more than 100 years old and its condition has been deteriorating for some time. The transport agency is upgrading the underpass next to the Manukau Harbour Crossing motorway structure, which has a walking and cycling track under the road deck. This will be the alternative route connecting the Onehunga and Māngere Bridge communities until the replacement bridge is built.

Deputy chair David Holm noted that a letter from Chairperson, Saffron Toms and himself (on behalf of Manukau Harbour Forum) has been send to both Stephen Town (Auckland Council CEO) and Councillor Penny Hulse (Chair Environment and Community Committee)

seeking their assistance and advocacy support to Stats NZ and asking for release of Stats NZ land use survey data which can be used for the hydrodynamic modelling.

Deputy chair David Holm also noted that Puketapapa Local Board has been made aware of issue of religious artifacts/ cultural offerings being dumped in the Manukau Harbour. Puketapapa Local Board is working on a ‘Religious and Memorial Practice’ sign with the purpose of educating people around the issue and what can and cannot be dumped in the water. A copy of draft sign has been placed on the official minutes and are available on the Auckland Council website.


Resolution number MHFJC/2018/35

MOVED by Member W McEntee, seconded by Member D Trenberth:  

That the Manukau Harbour Forum:

a)      receive verbal updates from members Joseph Allan, Bill McEntee, Chris Makoare and David Holm.




a     14 December 2018 - Manukau Harbour Forum - Item 11 - Elected Members Updates, Religious and Memorial Practices (Cultural Practises Sign), tabled





Manukau Harbour Forum - Presentation to Environment and Community Committee on sediment issues in the harbour


Resolution number MHFJC/2018/36

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson D Holm, seconded by Member C Makoare:  

That the Manukau Harbour Forum:

a)      receive the presentation made to Environment and Community Committee at 4 December 2018 meeting which highlighted the forum’s objectives and endorsed the integrated approach to improve management of sediment entering water bodies, including the Manukau Harbour and its tributaries.





Confirmation of workshop records


Resolution number MHFJC/2018/37

MOVED by Member J Allan, seconded by Member D Trenberth:  

That the Manukau Harbour Forum:

a)      receive the workshop records for workshop held on 19 October 2018, as presented in Attachment A to this report.




14        Consideration of Extraordinary Items


There was no consideration of extraordinary items.   





12.28pm                                             The Chairperson thanked Members for their attendance and attention to business and declared the meeting closed.