I hereby give notice that an extraordinary meeting of the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board will be held on:




Meeting Room:



Thursday, 8 October 2020


This meeting will proceed via Skype for Business. Either a recording or written summary will be uploaded on the Auckland Council website


Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board










Lemauga Lydia Sosene


Deputy Chairperson

Togiatolu Walter Togiamua



Tauanu’u Nick Bakulich



Makalita Kolo



Anae Neru Leavasa



Christine O'Brien



Harry Fatu Toleafoa



(Quorum 4 members)




Janette McKain

Democracy Advisor


5 October 2020


Contact Telephone: (09) 262 5283

Email: janette.mckain@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz





Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board

08 October 2020



ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                         PAGE

1          Welcome                                                                                                                         5

2          Apologies                                                                                                                        5

3          Declaration of Interest                                                                                                   5

4          Approval to rename a private road (Maraea Lane) at 12 Atkinson Avenue, Otahuhu 



1          Welcome


2          Apologies


At the close of the agenda no apologies had been received.


3          Declaration of Interest


Members are reminded of the need to be vigilant to stand aside from decision making when a conflict arises between their role as a member and any private or other external interest they might have.





Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board

08 October 2020



Approval to rename a private road (Maraea Lane) at 12 Atkinson Avenue, Otahuhu

File No.: CP2020/14601




Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To seek approval from the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board to rename a new private road, being a commonly owned access lot recently named ‘Maraea Lane’ (Resolution number MO/2020/44), created by way of a subdivision development at 12 Atkinson Avenue, Otahuhu and to revoke the previous resolution.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Auckland Council’s road naming guidelines set out the requirements and criteria for proposed road names. These requirements and criteria have been applied in this situation to ensure consistency of road naming across Auckland.

3.       The renaming of ‘Maraea Lane’ is requested by Te Akitai Waiohua, who originally proposed the name but are since mourning the passing of ‘Maraea’ and no longer wish to have her name in the public realm at this time. The name ‘Maraea Lane’, which was approved on 6 May 2020 (Resolution number MO/2020/44), is to be renamed to the developer’s preferred name ‘Arataki Lane’. The developer (Usapho Limited) has agreed to this change.

4.       The Auckland Council Road Naming Guidelines state that road names are intended to be enduring and the renaming of roads is discouraged unless there are compelling reasons for a change. The issue identified above is considered a compelling reason.

5.       The name ‘Arataki Lane’ is acceptable for the local board to approve for use in this location, having been assessed to ensure that it meets Auckland Council’s Road Naming Guidelines and the National Addressing Standards for road naming. All technical standards are met and the name is not duplicated anywhere else in the region.



Ngā tūtohunga


That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      agree pursuant to standing order 1.10.4 to revoke the following resolution of the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board, adopted at its meeting on 6 May 2020, MO/2020/44.

a)         approve the name Maraea Lane for the new private road created by way of subdivision at 12 Atkinson Avenue, Otahuhu in accordance with section 319(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 1974 (resource consent reference BUN60343632 & SUB60343634)

b)      approve the road name ‘Arataki Lane’ for the new private road created by way of subdivision at 12 Atkinson Avenue, Otahuhu in accordance with section 319(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 1974 (resource consent reference BUN60343632 & SUB60343634).





6.       Site and location plans of the development can be found in Attachments A and B respectively.

7.       On 6 May 2020, the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu local board approved the name ‘Maraea Lane’, provided by Te Akitai Waiohua, for the new private road, being a commonly owned access lot (COAL) at 12 Atkinson Avenue, Otahuhu. ‘Arataki Lane’, had been proposed as an alternative and was the developer’s preferred name.

8.       On 9 July 2020, Council was advised that Te Akitai Waiohua were requesting the May decision be reversed and that ‘Arataki Lane’ be utilised, as ‘Maraea’ had since passed away; they were still grieving her passing and they were not yet ready to have her name in the public realm.

9.       Council staff notified the developer who noted that, while additional costs would be incurred, they wished to be respectful of the iwi’s wishes and were willing to withhold erecting signage if a replacement name could be quickly approved. The originally recommended name ‘Arataki Lane’ was considered most appropriate.

10.     This report therefore seeks to formally approve the renaming of the private road to ‘Arataki Lane’.

11.     This report requesting a decision to approve ‘Arataki Lane’ is put forward at an extraordinary business meeting as delaying would cause further significant financial implications for the developer, who has been agreeable and proactive throughout the road naming process. Formal approval of the road renaming is required in order to complete the creation of new titles.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

12.     The Auckland Council Road Naming Guidelines allow that where a new road needs to be named as a result of a subdivision or development, the subdivider/developer shall be given the opportunity of suggesting their preferred new road name/s for the local board’s approval.

13.     Auckland Council’s road naming criteria typically require that road names reflect one of the following local themes, with the use of Māori names being actively encouraged:

-   a historical or ancestral linkage to an area;

-   a particular landscape, environmental or biodiversity theme or feature; or

-   an existing (or introduced) thematic identity in the area.

14.     The proposed replacement name is Arataki Lane, Arataki being a Māori word meaning: to conduct, lead, point out, guide.

15.     Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) has confirmed that the proposed name is acceptable and not duplicated elsewhere in the region.

16.     ‘Lane’ is an acceptable road type for the new private road, suiting the form and layout of the road as per the Auckland Council Road Naming Guidelines.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

17.     The naming of roads has no effect on climate change. Relevant environmental issues have been considered under the provisions of the Resource Management Act 1991 and the associated approved resource consent for the development.


Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

18.     The decision sought for this report has no identified impacts on other parts of the council group. The views of council controlled organisations were not required for the preparation of the report’s advice.

Ngā whakaaweawe ā-rohe me ngā tirohanga a te poari ā-rohe

Local impacts and local board views

19.     The report seeks the decision of the local board and is not considered to have any immediate local impact beyond those outlined in this report.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

20.     Mana whenua were contacted as part of the original road naming process, described in the report received by the local board in May 2020. On the day of the May business meeting, Te Aakitai Waiohua commented that they opposed ‘Arataki Lane’, but also suggested the name ‘Maraea Lane’, along with two other names, in addition to the names the developer had proposed. Maraea Lane’ was approved by the local board.

21.     Te Aakitai Waiohua have subsequently identified that the name ‘Maraea Lane’ is no longer suitable due to the passing of ‘Maraea’ and a replacement name is required. No objections have been raised to the use of the name ‘Arataki Lane’, which was included as one of the road name options in the previous May report.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

22.     The applicant has responsibility for ensuring that appropriate signage will be installed accordingly once approval is obtained for the new road names.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

23.     There are no significant risks to council as road naming is a routine part of the subdivision development process, with consultation being a key part of the process.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

24.     Approved road names are notified to Land Information New Zealand and recorded on its New Zealand wide land information database which included street addresses issued by councils.


Ngā tāpirihanga






Site Location for 12 Atkinson Avenue



Site Plan for 12 Atkinson Avenue



Ngā kaihaina



Elizabeth Salter - Subdivision Technical Officer


David Snowdon - Team Leader Subdivision

Manoj Ragupathy - Local Area Manager


Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board

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Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board

08 October 2020