Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board held on Wednesday, 20 April 2022 at 5.00pm via MS Teams. 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

 

 

ABSENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

Councillors

Alf Filipaina from 6.15pm

 

 

 

Efeso Collins from 6.02pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN ATTENDANCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board

20 April 2022

 

 

 

1          Welcome

 

Deputy Chair Tauanu’u Nanai Nick Bakulich led the meeting in prayer.

 

2          Apologies

 

There were no apologies.  Note apologies from Councillors Alf Filipaina and Efeso Collins for lateness.

 

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/2022/37

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

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

CARRIED

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

 Chair Lemauga Lydia Sosene -

·     sincere condolences to Whaea Dame June Jackson who passed away recently. Dame June Jackson was a staunch advocate for Māori people, and we thank her for the many years of service nationwide and locally

·     congratulations to the Siva Afi Festival Organisers for their online event held recently

·     congratulations to Counties Manukau Sport for their recent Sports Awards sponsored by Honda New Zealand.  Thank you Member Walter Togiamua for attending on behalf of the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board

·     Papatūānuku Kōkiri marae – acknowledging the marae’s composting initiative to ‘supercharge’ the Māngere marae’s good works through reducing waste and living sustainably.

 

Deputy Chair Tauanu’u Nanai Nick Bakulich -

·     the passing of Malagaoma Allan Va'a (Queens Service Medal) on 11 April 2022, aged 58, former Manukau City Councillor – Otara Ward.  Respected community leader in South Auckland, in particular Otara where Allan has left a legacy of leadership spanning many years

·     Faumuina To’aletai Mafaufau David Tua (New Zealand Order of Merit).  Will be inducted in to the Boxing Hall of Fame at the Crystal Ballroom in Montebello Los Angeles

·     Māngere East Hawks (AUCKLAND) U16 girls are the New Zealand Rugby League National 9’s Champions.  Seriah Palepale has been named Most Valued Player of the tournament. Josinah Tauiliili and Clover Roberts join Seriah in the U16 girls tournament team.

                                                     

7          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

8          Deputations

 

8.1

Deputation - NZ Police update to community

 

Acting Inspector Steven Smith from New Zealand Police was in attendance to provide an update to the local board on community matters.

 

Resolution number MO/2022/39

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      thank Acting Inspector Steven Smith from New Zealand Police for his attendance and presentation.

CARRIED

 

8.2

Deputation - Vaka Manu'kau Niue Community Trust

 

Shaun Togiamua from Vaka Manu’kau Niue Community Trust was in attendance to introduce the Trust and their vision to set up a fale pola for the Niue community.

 

Resolution number MO/2022/40

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      thank Shaun Togiamua from Vaka Manu’kau Niue Community Trust for her attendance and presentation.

CARRIED

 

8.3

Deputation - Old Māngere Bridge replacement

 

Grace Doughty and Ronnie Salunga from Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency were in attendance to provide an update to the local board on the progress of construction of the replacement bridge.

 

A copy of the presentation appears on pages 191–197 of the official agenda and is available on the Auckland Council website.

 

 

Resolution number MO/2022/41

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      thank Grace Doughty and Ronnie Salunga from Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency for their attendance and presentation.

CARRIED

 

 

9          Public Forum

 

9.1

Public Forum - Fix Up Look Sharp

 

Jane Treseder would like to introduce Fix Up Look Sharp to the local board and seek support for her project.

A copy of the presentation appears on pages 199-233 of the official agenda and is available on the Auckland Council website.

 

Resolution number MO/2022/42

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      thank Jane Treseder from Fix Up Look Sharp for her attendance.

CARRIED

 

 

9.2

Public Forum - Free Fares - Aotearoa Collective for Public Transport Equity

 

Marina Hay from Free Fares – Aotearoa Collective for Public Transport Equity was in attendance to advocate for free public transport for community card holders, tertiary students and under-25 year olds.

A copy of the presentation appears on pages 235-238 of the official agenda and is available on the Auckland Council website.

 

Resolution number MO/2022/43

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      thank Marina Hay from Free Fares - Aotearoa for her attendance and presentation.

CARRIED

 

 

9.3

Public Forum - Prohibition of freedom camping at Māngere Bridge

 

Dr Frances Hancock and Kathy Robinson would like to add support to the local board’s attendance at the Freedom Camping Bylaw 2022 hearing on April 22.

 

Resolution number MO/2022/44

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      thank Dr Frances Hancock and Kathy Robinson for their attendance and support.

CARRIED

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

Governing Body Member Update

 

Resolution number MO/2022/45

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

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

CARRIED

 

 

12

Local Board Leads and Appointments Report

 

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

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

 

Resolution number MO/2022/46

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

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

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     20 April 2022 Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board – Item 12 Local Board Leads and Appointments Report – Walter Togiamua report

b     20 April 2022 Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board – Item 12 Local Board Leads and Appointments Report – Christine O’Brien report

 

 

13

Chairpersons Report and Announcements

 

Chair Lemauga Sosene’s report was tabled at the meeting. 

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

 

Resolution number MO/2022/47

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

 

Attachments

a     20 April 2022 Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board - Item 13 Chairs Report - Lemauga Lydia Sosene Report

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14

Economic Broker Report

 

Resolution number MO/2022/48

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      approve Auckland unlimited pursuing deferral of $85,000 funding for the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Economic Broker role (SharePoint #1672) to the 2022/23 financial year

b)      allocate further LDI budget of $75,000 in the 2022/23 financial year and $160,000 in the 2023/24 financial year to fund a two-year fixed term contract for a Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Economic Development Broker commencing in July 2022

c)      request that Auckland Unlimited provide an evaluation of the economic broker role including its effectiveness in addressing local economic development outcomes and any changes that need to be made to the role by early 2024 as a pre-requisite for the local board to consider extending the funding beyond 2023/24.

CARRIED

 

 

 

15

Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board and Youth Grants Programme 2022/2023

 

The author of the report has provided an updated version of the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Grants Programme 2022/2023 provided as Attachment A that was tabled at the meeting. 

A copy of the report was placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minute attachment.   

 

Resolution number MO/2022/49

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      adopt the updated Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Grants Programme 2022/2023 provided as Attachment A

b)      adopt the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Youth Grants Programme 2022/2023 provided as Attachment B

c)      delegate to the Chair the ability to amend the wording of the policy and the programme as discussed at the meeting.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     20 April 2022 Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board – Item 15 Local Board Grants Programme 20222023

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16

Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Work Programme Reallocations 2021/2022

 

Resolution number MO/2022/50

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)       note a total budget of $70,000 is available in the 2021/2022 financial year for reallocation from five work programme activities tracking towards underspent as follows:

i)     ID# 1767 - venue hire subsidy - $7,000

ii)    ID# 276 - town centres and business improvement districts Māngere-Ōtāhuhu - $23,000

iii)   ID# 839 - MO Te Kete Rukuruku (Māori naming of parks and places) - $18,000

iv)   ID# 294 - event partnership fund Māngere-Ōtāhuhu (Christmas events) - $3,000

v)    ID# 293 - event partnership fund Māngere-Ōtāhuhu –$19,000

b)      defer consideration of this report until the board is provided with further information and other options for discussion at a workshop.

CARRIED

 

 

17

Transport Emissions Reduction Plan

 

Resolution number MO/2022/51

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)          support the proposed draft Transport Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP) to reduce Auckland’s transport emissions significantly by 2030 and contribute towards reducing the global warming effect from greenhouse gases added by transport emissions

b)         agree with the proposed systems approach in developing high-level programmes of interventions, which will work in synergy to create a transport system that is sustainable by design and achieves broad wellbeing goals

c)          request that findings from the package of interventions work, that identify the legislative, regulatory, financial, and cultural impediments to achieving emissions reductions of the scale required by the TERP, is shared with the local board to guide the local board’s future work programme and advocacy to achieve the 64% emissions target by 2030

d)         support ways to dramatically reduce transport emissions in its local board area, or more broadly while achieving wider wellbeing outcomes

e)          support interventions, incentives and investment to enable public transport to be a preferred travel choice and an integrated system that consists of:

i)        a rapid transit network that provides fast, frequent and reliable travel between major parts of Auckland

ii)      frequent, connector and local public transport services, often running in dedicated bus or transit lanes, that focus on more local trips and provide access to rapid transit

iii)     walking, cycling and park and ride facilities that make it easy for people to access public transport

f)           note the significant financial constraints council is facing to invest in addressing climate change and looks forward to receiving and commenting on options to fund and implement the results from the intervention work to increase the usage of public transport, and recommends that these interventions should draw on best practice identified globally which likely includes:

i)        accessible neighbourhoods in an accessible region

ii)      using online options where appropriate e.g. working from home

iii)    replacing private vehicles trips with active, public, and shared modes

iv)    transitioning to zero emissions vehicles

v)      better options for moving goods

g)         note the barriers that might prevent the implementation of a sustainable, healthy, accessible, and equitable transport system for Auckland, and agrees with the following potential solutions:

i)        timely and well-informed spatial planning and planning of transport and infrastructure that have been consulted locally

ii)      land use changes that enhance accessibility by bringing destinations closer to make walking, cycling and public transport competitive modes for daily trips

iii)    ensuring any interventions implemented are focused on combating climate change and reducing energy dependence on emissions producing fuels

iv)    enhancement of safety and health outcomes to support behaviour change and reduce private vehicle travel

v)      considered demand management strategies are developed to attempt to reduce private vehicle use, this could include bylaw changes i.e. parking strategies, incentives, share car trips, travel off-peak are promoted

h)         support ways to build public support for the initiatives that will be introduced as part of the Transport Emissions Reduction Plan such as:

i)        a phased approach to implement any planned intervention also to enhance any public transport or ride sharing programme that these should be promoted through regional events such as ‘Share a ride to work day’

ii)      creative campaigns, like the carless days for motor vehicles from the 1970s to combat petrol shortage can be reintroduced, but focused on emissions reduction

iii)    that the local board has input into local communications, support building and education programmes

i)           note that while the board is supportive of significant intervention and investment to reduce transport based emissions, that decisionmakers and advisors need to assess all interventions through a lens of how it impacts the most vulnerable and least resilient communities and households, so interventions are designed to mitigate the impact on those communities least able to bear their burden as much as possible.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

18

Auckland Transport - Activities in the Road Corridor Bylaw 2022

 

Resolution number MO/2022/52

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)          support the proposed draft Activities in the Road Corridor Bylaw 2022, which will make it easier for members of the public to find information about regulations, and for Auckland Transport to regulate activities consistently and appropriately including future-proofing as required to the changing needs that involve road corridors

b)         note that the local board is disappointed that Auckland Transport is slow to complete its iwi engagement to include the results in this report, as the input of iwi and te ao Māori perspectives and Māori kaitiakitanga are key elements that the local board support when developing local bylaws

c)          request more clarity when tikanga for tangi, or funerals, occur as these events do involve large numbers of attendees in the Manukau ward, and provisions to manage these gatherings require clarity around traffic management and parking in our road corridors

d)         note the recent protest on vaccination mandates and request that a balance can be identified in this bylaw to meet the needs of both protestors and road users who are adhering to the road corridor rules, and minimise any compromise to all road corridor users' safety and wellbeing

e)          support the Franklin and Rodney local boards and local boards with large rural areas, and their input into developing this bylaw to ensure a rural perspective is represented in particular the bylaws, Part 5: Livestock on Roads.

CARRIED

 

 

19

Local board feedback on the draft 2021 Regional Parks Management Plan

 

Resolution number MO/2022/53

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)         receive the public feedback on the draft 2021 (Tuhinga Hukihuki Mahere Whakahaere i ngā Papa Rēhia ā-Rohe) Regional Parks Management Plan

b)        note the total of 4684 written submissions including 1038 individual and 88 submissions from organisation’s with high degree of knowledge and involvement

c)         note there were 7 individual and 10 pro forma submissions received from people within the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu local board area

d)        support the proposals of the draft 2021 Regional Parks Management Plan

e)         support the engagement that occurred with 16 mana whenua and the Tāmaki Makaurau Mana Whenua Forum throughout the preparation of the draft plan, to meet Reserves Act requirements to give effect to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and to align to the council’s commitments to improving Māori outcomes and the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu local board commitment to engaging with mana whenua and iwi

f)          provide the following feedback on the draft 2021 Regional Park Management Plan to the hearings panel:

i)       request further work to be done by Auckland Council to apply dual naming to the regional parks. e.g. Ambury Park

ii)     note that the board strongly opposes car parking charges as it will limit the big families in our community to be able to enjoy the regional parks and it will discourage our community from visiting Auckland’s regional parks

iii)    support co-governance of the regional parks and mana whenua input into the regional parks management decisions including walkways, tracks, planting and any significant designs or historical elements by engaging with iwi, hau kainga for Māngere-Ōtāhuhu rohe

iv)    support the continuation of keeping the farm animals in some of our regional parks. e.g. Ambury park; due to the lack of the farms and similar visiting experience around the region

v)     request further investment towards the regional parks’ walkways and tracks, noting the particular interest of this request due to Ambury Park’s location within the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu local board area. 

vi)    support the redevelopment of Ambury Park and the regional parks in general to allow for more visitors and a better experience for those visitors, including new access to the shoreline

vii)  support the idea of expanding self-contained vehicle-based camping opportunities on the regional parks

g)         appoint Chair and Deputy Chair or their delegate(s) to speak to the hearings panel on the board’s feedback in f) on 9 May 2022.

CARRIED

 

 

20

Submission on central government’s proposals to transform recycling in Aotearoa

 

Resolution number MO/2022/54

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)        support the Ministry for the Environment’s consultation document: Te kapanoni i te hangarua: Transforming recycling:

i)      towards a container return scheme

ii)    improvements to household kerbside recycling that standardises material collections, urban food scraps collection, and

iii)   a strategy to separate food scraps from general waste for all businesses

b)        request that this feedback is read in conjunction with the local board’s input to Auckland’s Waste Management and Minimisation Plan, which require multiple actions by authorities to support our local community to achieve set targets in these proposals, accompanied by a well thoughtout communication strategy, developed with the local board

c)        request that this feedback is read in conjunction with the local board’s position on the Kerbside Refuse Charging 2021, which support’s a status quo position, but could include central government support to off-set costs placed on local household budgets

d)        request inclusive communication, meaningful engagement, support for social enterprise and enabling community-led initiatives, towards achieving a sustainable circular economy be included in Auckland Council’s final submission in responding to the Ministry’s consultation document

 

e)        support improving kerbside recycling, but requests further work on how this transformation can provide a clear alternative and affordable ways for locals to dispose of waste that doesn’t qualify for the inorganic or the regular waste collections

f)          note that communicating these proposals to the local community is key to the success of these programmes. The local board request that a systematic approach is developed that includes educational programmes, incentives such as local procurement that might involve our youth and children. Also, communication platforms like the radio and online webinars, that are affordable, accessable and can accommodate our cultural and language needs, are also supported by the local board

g)        advocates that:

i)        the collection list of collectable materials is broadened, and

ii)      a local community recycling centre to be established in the areas of Favona or Māngere’s Airport Oaks

h)         delegate to the Chair the ability to amend the resolutions of item 20 as discussed at the meeting.

CARRIED

 

 

Member Makalita Kolo left the meeting at 8.51pm.

 

 

21

Governance Forward Work Calendar

 

Resolution number MO/2022/55

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      note the Governance Forward Work Calendar.

CARRIED

 

 

22

Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Workshop Notes

 

Resolution number MO/2022/56

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      receive the workshop notes from the workshops held on 2 March, 9 March, 23 March and 30 March 2022.

CARRIED

 

 

23        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

Member Peo ended the meeting with a prayer.

 

 

 

9.11 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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