Manurewa Local Board






Minutes of a meeting of the Manurewa Local Board held in the Manurewa Local Board Office, 7 Hill Road, Manurewa on Thursday, 9 July 2020 at 6.00pm.






Joseph Allan


Deputy Chairperson

Melissa Atama



Anne Candy



Tabetha Gorrie

Via electronic attendance


Rangi McLean



Glenn Murphy



Ken Penney



Dave Pizzini

Via electronic attendance





Angela Dalton


Daniel Newman, JP

Manurewa Local Board

09 July 2020




1          Welcome


Board Member Glenn Murphy led the meeting in prayer.



2          Apologies


There were no apologies.



3          Declaration of Interest


There were no declarations of interest.



4          Confirmation of Minutes


Resolution number MR/2020/82

MOVED by Chairperson J Allan, seconded by Member G Murphy:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 18 June 2020, as true and correct.




5          Leave of Absence


There were no leaves of absence.



6          Acknowledgements



Acknowledgment - Passing of Marlene Borell


Resolution number MR/2020/83

MOVED by Member A Candy, seconded by Member R McLean:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)   acknowledge Marlene who passed away at her home in Greenmeadows

Avenue on Friday last week. She lay at home on Saturday 4th July and

was taken back to Tauranga on Sunday to be interred with her dear

husband, the late Reginald ‘Doc’ Borell on Monday 6th July. 


Briefly Marlene and Doc Borell, together, have absolutely stamped their  

imprint on Manurewa. 


Doc was a Trustee/Treasurer for the Manurewa Marae Trust Board and for  

many years the whole family was active in fundraising for the building of

what was to become the Manurewa Marae complex.  In fact, their son Nigel

became a voluntary student of Whakairo under Peter Boyd (who was a

tutor at St Stephen’s School). Which led to Peter mentoring Nigel, as a

James Cook High School student, in designing and undertaking the

beautiful Kowhaiwhai and Mural artwork within the Wharenui “Matukurua”

from 1997 through to the opening in 1999.  From these humble beginnings

with the support of his parents, Nigel has climbed the Arts and Culture

ladder and is currently the Maori Art Curator at the Auckland Art Gallery.


Marlene was an active member of the Maori Women’s Welfare League in

Manurewa, and she was the Founder of Te Kaha o te Rangatahi, initially set

up as a wrap-around service for teen mothers and their babies in Panmure,

then extended to Otahuhu/Papatoetoe and finally reviewed and refocused

to youth in general.  It is worthy to note that Te Kaha o te Rangatahi are an

integral part of Manurewa Marae to this day, and participated in the Covid-

19 response by packaging 30,000 hygiene packs for the people of



May another taonga from Manurewa, Marlene Borell, rest in peace with her

dear husband Reginald ‘Doc’ Borell and rise in glory.

Moe mai te moengaroa, Marlene, moe mai, moe mai, moe mai.




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.




Governing Body Members' Update


There was no governing body members’ update.




Chairperson's Update


There was no chairperson’s update.




Wiri Stream Reserve Playground


Resolution number MR/2020/84

MOVED by Chairperson J Allan, seconded by Member A Candy:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      approve the finalised concept design of the neighbourhood park playground on Wiri Stream Reserve between 52 and 54 Trevor Hosken Drive provided as Attachment A to be funded through the Transform Manukau programme and delivered by Panuku and maintained by the Community Facilities department

b)      allocate up to $20,000 from Manurewa Local Board’s Locally Driven Initiatives Financial Year 2022 budget for the installation of an accessible drinking fountain located by the playground.





Local board input into the Emergency Budget 2020/2021


A copy of the Local Board input into the Emergency Budget 2020/2021 report was tabled at the meeting. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Coucil website as a minute attachment.



Resolution number MR/2020/85

MOVED by Chairperson J Allan, seconded by Deputy Chairperson M Atama:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)         receive consultation feedback on regional proposals in the Emergency Budget 2020/2021 from people or organisations based in the Manurewa local board area

b)        adopt the Manurewa Local Board feedback on the Emergency Budget 2020/2021 as per Attachment B to the minutes.




a     Local board input into the Emergency Budget 2020/2021

b     Manurewa Local Board feedback on the Emergency Budget 2020/2021



15        Consideration of Extraordinary Items


There was no consideration of extraordinary items.   





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