Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board held via MS Teams on Wednesday, 16 March 2022 at 5.00pm.  Either a recording or written summary will be uploaded on the Auckland Council website.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Lemauga Lydia Sosene

 

Deputy Chairperson

Tauanu’u Nanai Nick Bakulich

 

Members

Makalita Kolo

 

 

Christine O'Brien

 

 

Papaliitele Peo

 

 

Togiatolu Walter Togiamua

 

 

Harry Fatu Toleafoa

 

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

Councillors

Alf Filipaina to 6.20pm

 

 

 

Efeso Collins to 6.20pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1          Welcome

 

Deputy Chair Bakulich led the meeting in prayer.

 

 

2          Apologies

 

Resolution number MO/2022/23

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)          accept the apology from Member Peo for lateness.

CARRIED

 

 

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.

 

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number MO/2022/24

MOVED by Chairperson L Sosene, seconded by Member M Kolo:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)          confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Wednesday, 16 February 2022, as true and correct.

CARRIED

 

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

·       Farewell to our friend and staff member Janette McKain who has retired from Auckland Council. We wish her the very best in her retirement. Thank you Janette for all your service to the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board

·       Thank you to the community partners who have been assisting various Auckland Council project teams in helping members from the community to participate in the various online discussions

·       Cook Islands Outriggers Club Tatamariki – Letter of thanks received

·       Counties Manukau Junior Sports Awards

·       Auckland Voucher programme - grateful that many of the residents have applied to receive these and visit local businesses. 

o   A bonus draw has been confirmed for Explore Tāmaki Makaurau voucher programme

o   To date, more than 81,000 vouchers have been used, and more than 100 businesses have received bookings through the programme

o   The voucher programme is part of the Reactivating Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland Support Package announced by the New Zealand Government on 1 December 2021

o   Key numbers of the Explore Tāmaki Makaurau Voucher Programme, as of Tuesday, 15 March:

§  More than $6.5 million worth of vouchers has been redeemed with activity and attraction operators to date, of a total of $9 million available

§  81,000+ vouchers (of 100,000 available) have been used, so far

§  330,000+ experiences (individual tickets) have been booked using the vouchers

§  225,226 Aucklanders registered for the voucher programme from 15 December 2021 to 25 February 2022

§  100+ businesses have received bookings through the programme

·       Congratulations to Murray and Lesley Guptill, The Otahuhu RSA held a special ceremony last weekend to acknowledge them and awarded them medals reading out specific citations at the ceremony.  Mr and Mrs Guptill have been working in the local community for many years giving of service in different ways.  Thank you to you both.

 

 

7          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

 

8          Deputations

 

8.1

Deputation – Youthline

 

Elizabeth Maddison from Youthline was in attendance to present to the Board.

A copy of the presentation was included in the Agenda on pages 117 – 125.

 

Resolution number MO/2022/25

MOVED by Chairperson L Sosene, seconded by Member M Kolo:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      thank Elizabeth Maddison from Youthline for her attendance and presentation.

CARRIED

 

 

8.2

Deputation - Tāmaki Estuary Environmental Forum

 

Julie Chambers from Tāmaki Estuary Environmental Forum was in attendance to present to the Board.

A copy of the presentation was included in the Agenda on pages 127 – 140.

 

Resolution number MO/2022/26

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      thank Julie Chambers from the Tāmaki Estuary Environmental Forum for her attendance and presentation.

CARRIED

 

 

8.3

Deputation - Māngere Mountain Education Centre

 

This item was withdrawn.

 

 

9          Public Forum

 

There was no public forum.

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

11

Governing Body Member Update

 

Resolution number MO/2022/27

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      receive the verbal reports from Councillor Alf Filipaina and Councillor Efeso Collins.

CARRIED

 

Member P Peo joined the meeting at 5.15 pm.

 

12

Local Board Leads and Appointments Report

 

Members Christine O’Brien, Makalita Kolo and Walter Togiamua’s reports were tabled at the meeting.

A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minute attachment.

 

Resolution number MO/2022/28

MOVED by Chairperson L Sosene, seconded by Member P Peo:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      receive the verbal and written reports from local board members.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     16 March 2022: Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board – Item 12 Local Board Leads and Appointments Report – Christine O’Brien report

b     16 March 2022: Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board – Item 12 Local Board Leads and Appointments Report – Makalita Kolo report

c     16 March 2022: Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board – Item 12 Local Board Leads and Appointments Report - Walter Togiamua report

 

 

13

Chairpersons Report and Announcements

 

Resolution number MO/2022/29

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      receive the verbal update and written reports from the local board Chair.

CARRIED

 

 

14

Reserve revocation of 5R Ferguson Street, Māngere East, 31R Killington Crescent, Māngere and 1-5 Lippiatt Road, Ōtāhuhu

 

Resolution number MO/2022/30

MOVED by Chairperson L Sosene, seconded by Member H Toleafoa:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)          refuse to provide feedback at this time as the board has not been given access to a copy of the Hearing Panel recommendation report following the hearing on the proposed reserve revocation

b)         note the board does not accept the reasoning from staff for withholding this report, which included concern about setting a precedent, requiring Governing Body to access the information first, the need to avoid local boards critiquing an otherwise public report, and that a Hearings report is irrelevant to local boards in providing its views

c)          note that it is inappropriate for staff to withhold information which will soon be a public document as this does not align with quality advice standards, the shared governance model, or the principle of making all relevant information available

d)         note that it is unfair to ask boards to consider the Hearings report only once it is published on a committee agenda and then provide its views at the committee, as that would not enable all local board members as a collective to meaningfully consider the Hearings report on such an important issue to the local community as the disposal of local reserves

e)          request the Parks, Arts, Community and Events Committee postpone consideration of this item to give the board the time to access the information from the Hearing Panel, consider it further and provide their informed views to the Governing Body

f)           request the Chair attend the meeting of the Parks, Arts, Community and Events Committee to raise the board’s concerns and state its views further

g)         request these resolutions be circulated to all local boards for their information and seek their support for the board’s position and the principle that boards are provided all available and relevant information to inform their views.

CARRIED

 

Note: Under Standing Order 1.9.7, member N Bakulich’s abstention was recorded

 

 

15

Local board input to development of Auckland Transport’s Interim Speed Management Plan

 

Resolution number MO/2022/31

MOVED by Chairperson L Sosene, seconded by Member M Kolo:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)         support the development and implementation of an Interim Speed Management Plan (ISMP) 2023 - 2026 to help reduce deaths and serious injuries on our local roads

b)         request that the ISMP focuses on protecting people, particularly vulnerable people like children, cyclists, pedestrians, the elderly and those uniquely abled when using our local transport network

c)          request additional infrastructure and programmes to promote alternative modes of transport such as walking, cycling, and bettering public transport that is affordable, accessible and supports the needs of the local community such as shift working and working multiple jobs

d)         request areas where urbanisation and motorisation continue to grow are investigated to reduce speed limits as these places are where cars, cyclists and pedestrians mostly interact

e)          acknowledge that lower speeds are key to creating livable streets and can contribute to transport, environment and safety outcomes in the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Plan 2020

f)           requests higher investment in cycling infrastructure and resourcing in the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu area instead of an unfair focus on the central isthmus

g)         endorse the following roads, school zones, and marae and faith community locations for investigation to reduce speed limits as proposed by Auckland Transport:

         (i)  road names

 Road name

Suburb

Existing speed limit

Creamery Road

Māngere

60 km/h

Kirkbride road (60 and 50 km/h section only)

Māngere

60 km/h

Favona Road

Favona

60 km/h

Greenwood Road

Māngere

60 km/h

Ihumatao Quarry Road

Māngere

100 km/h

Ihumatao Road

Māngere

100 km/h

James Fletcher Drive

Ōtāhuhu

60 km/h

Massey Road (60 and 50 km/h section only)

Māngere

60 km/h

Mckenzie Road

Māngere Bridge

60 km/h

Renton Road

Māngere

100 km/h

Walmsley Road

Māngere

60 km/h

Oruarangi Road

Māngere

50/100 km/h

Ruaiti Road

Māngere

50 km/h

Pukaki Road

Māngere

60 km/h

Waipouri Road

Māngere

50   km/h

  

 

 

(ii)  school names

 

School zone

Suburb

Waterlea Primary

Māngere Bridge

Mount Richmond School

Ōtāhuhu

Fairburn School

Ōtāhuhu

Sutton Park School

Māngere

Nga Iwi School

Māngere

       

         (iii)  marae

 

Marae areas

Proposals

Oruarangi Road (n)

80 to 60km

Ihumatao Quarry Road

100 to 80km

Ihumatao Road (w)

100 to 40km

Ihumatao Road (e )

100 to 60km

Renton Road

100 to 60km

Oruarangi Road (s)

100 to 60km

Ihumatao Village/Papakainga

50 to 40km

Massey Road

60 to 50km

Pukaki Road

60 to 30km

 

h)         request Auckland Transport to engage with the local board once the consultation has been completed later in 2022 and before the ISMP is adopted as public feedback including from mana whenua will help the local board further shape its ISMP to meet local needs and potentially include additional roads, school zones, and areas significant to mana whenua

i)           request the Governing Body, Auckland Transport and Waka Kotahi trial free public transport in Auckland, and especially in the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu area, urgently to reduce car use, reduce  household transport costs, reduce carbon emissions, improve air quality and reduce congestion.  

CARRIED

 

 

16

Council-controlled Organisations Quarterly Update: Quarter Two, 2021-22

 

Resolution number MO/2022/32

MOVED by Chairperson L Sosene, seconded by Member M Kolo:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      receive the Council-controlled Organisations Quarterly Report for Quarter Two 2021-22

b)      approve updates to the Joint CCO Engagement Plan 2021-2022.

CARRIED

 

 

17

Governance Forward Work Calendar

 

Resolution number MO/2022/33

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      note the Governance Forward Work Calendar.

CARRIED

18

Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Workshop Notes

 

Resolution number MO/2022/34

MOVED by Chairperson L Sosene, seconded by Member M Kolo:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      receive the workshop notes from the workshops held on 2 February, 9 February, 23 February 2022.

CARRIED

 

 

Public Excluded

Resolution number MO/2022/35

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)          exclude the public from the following part(s) of the proceedings of this meeting.

The general subject of each matter to be considered while the public is excluded, the reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter, and the specific grounds under section 48(1) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 for the passing of this resolution follows. This resolution is made in reliance on section 48(1)(a) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 and the particular interest or interests protected by section 6 or section 7 of that Act which would be prejudiced by the holding of the whole or relevant part of the proceedings of the meeting in public, as follows:

 

         Item 19 - David Lange Park - destination playground concept plan approval

Reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter

Particular interest(s) protected (where applicable)

Ground(s) under section 48(1) for the passing of this resolution

- The public conduct of the part of the meeting would be likely to result in the disclosure of information for which good reason for withholding exists under section 7

s7(2)(j) - The withholding of the information is necessary to prevent the disclosure or use of official information for improper gain or improper advantage.

In particular, the report contains detailed financial information that has an impact on the financial results of the Auckland Council group half-year result, that requires release to the New Zealand Stock Exchange.

s48(1)(a)

The public conduct of the part of the meeting would be likely to result in the disclosure of information for which good reason for withholding exists under section 7.

 

The text of these resolutions is made available to the public who are present at the meeting and form part of the minutes of the meeting.

 

CARRIED

 

6.59pm            The public was excluded.

Resolutions in relation to the confidential items are recorded in the confidential section of these minutes and are not publicly available.

7.41pm            The public was re-admitted.

19

David Lange Park - destination playground concept plan approval

 

Resolution number MO/2022/36

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      approve the concept design for a destination playground at David Lange Park provided in Attachment A of the agenda report and request staff to progress stage one of the project to detailed design and construction

b)      agree, to support mana whenua’s request for the cultural narrative in Attachment B to remain confidential, while mana whenua continue planning storytelling initiatives for the community prior and during construction

c)      thank Te Akitai Waiohua and Te Ahiwaru Waiohua for gifting the cultural narrative of “Te riri o Mataaoho” (The Wrath of Mataaoho) to this project and the community.

CARRIED

 

 

20        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

 

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

 

CONFIRMED AS A TRUE AND CORRECT RECORD AT A MEETING OF THE Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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