Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board held in the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Office, Shop 17B, 93 Bader Drive, Māngere or via MS Teams in accordance with the current Covid 19 restrictions on Wednesday, 21 September 2022 at 5.00pm.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Tauanu’u Nanai Nick Bakulich

Deputy Chairperson

Christine O'Brien

Members

Makalita Kolo

 

Papaliitele Peo

 

Togiatolu Walter Togiamua

 

Harry Fatu Toleafoa

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

Councillor

Alf Filipaina from 5.00pm to 5.43pm

General Manager –

Local Board Services

Louise Mason from 5.52pm to 7.13pm

 

 

 

 

 


Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board

21 September 2022

 

 

 

1          Welcome

 

Member Togiatolu Walter Togiamua led the meeting in a karakia.

 

 

2          Apologies

 

There were no apologies.

 

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number MO/2022/123

MOVED by Chairperson N Bakulich, seconded by Member M Kolo:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)          confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Wednesday, 17 August 2022, including the confidential section, as a true and correct record.

CARRIED

 

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

 

Note:   With the agreement of the meeting Item 6: Acknowledgments would be taken after item 30: Consideration of Extraordinary items.

 

 

7          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

 

The meeting acknowledged a minutes silence for the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

 


 

 

 

8          Deputations

 

 

8.1

Deputation - Counties Manukau Sports programmes

 

Russell Preston and Barry George were in attendance to present to the board.

 

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

 

 

Resolution number MO/2022/124

MOVED by Chairperson N Bakulich, seconded by Member W Togiamua:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      thank Russell Preston and Barry George from Counties Manukau Sport for their attendance and presentation.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     21 September 2022: Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board - Item 8.1 Deputations - Counties Manukau Sports programmes - presentation

b     21 September 2022: Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board - Item 8.1 Deputations - Counties Manukau Sports programmes - presentation

 

 

 

9          Public Forum

 

There was no public forum.

 

 

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

 

11

Governing Body Member Update

 

Resolution number MO/2022/125

MOVED by Chairperson N Bakulich, seconded by Deputy Chairperson C O'Brien:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      receive the verbal report from Councillor Alf Filipaina.

CARRIED

 

 


 

 

 

12

Local Board Leads and Appointments Report

 

Members Makalita Kolo, Papaliitele Peo and Deputy Chair Christine O’Brien’s Local Board Leads and Appointments Reports were tabled at the meeting.

 

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

 

Resolution number MO/2022/126

MOVED by Chairperson N Bakulich, 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     21 September 2022: Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board – Item 12 - Local Board Leads and
Appointments Reports - Member Makalita Kolo - report

b     21 September 2022: Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board – Item 12 - Local Board Leads and
Appointments Reports - Member Papaliitele Peo - report

c     21 September 2022: Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board – Item 12 - Local Board Leads and
Appointments Reports - Member Christine O'Brien

 

 

 

 

13

Chairpersons Report and Announcements

 

Chairperson Tauanu’u Nanai Nick Bakulich’s Chairpersons Report and Announcements was tabled at the meeting.

 

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

 

Resolution number MO/2022/127

MOVED by Chairperson N Bakulich, seconded by Member W Togiamua:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

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

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     21 September 2022: Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board – Item 13 - Chairpersons Report and Announcements - Tauanu’u Nanai Nick Bakulich - report

 


 

 

 

14

Auckland Transport Update on the Local Board Transport Capital Fund – August 2022

 

Resolution number MO/2022/128

MOVED by Chairperson N Bakulich, seconded by Member M Kolo:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      progress the following projects to continue:

i)       complete Criterion Square this financial year 2022/2023.

b)      defer the following projects until the next financial year (financial year 2023/2024):

ii)      Walter Massey shared park (stage 2)

iii)     Māngere-Ōtāhuhu bus seats / shelters.

CARRIED

 

 

 

15

Approval for a new private road name at 23 and 25 Sullivan Avenue, Mangere Bridge

 

Resolution number MO/2022/129

MOVED by Chairperson N Bakulich, seconded by Member W Togiamua:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      defer this item to the November 2022 business meeting and request that officers further engage with relevant hau kainga representatives to identify names appropriate for a new private road created by way of subdivision at 23 and 25 Sullivan Avenue, Māngere Bridge.

CARRIED

 

 

 

16

Approval for a new private road name at 115 Walmsley Road, Māngere - Walmsley Terraces

 

Resolution number MO/2022/130

MOVED by Chairperson N Bakulich, seconded by Member W Togiamua:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      approve the name Māra Court for the new private road created by way of subdivision at 115 Walmsley Road, in accordance with section 319(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 1974 (road naming reference RDN90102257, resource consent references BUN60391932 and SUB60391934).

CARRIED

 


 

 

 

17

Approval for a new private road name at 36 Lyncroft Street, Mangere East

 

Resolution number MO/2022/131

MOVED by Chairperson N Bakulich, seconded by Member P Peo:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      approve the name Ngae Place (applicant’s preferred name) for the new private road created by way of subdivision at 36 Lyncroft Street, Mangere East, in accordance with section 319(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 1974 (road naming reference RDN90100167, resource consent references BUN60382346 and SUB60382348).

CARRIED

 

 

 

18

2022/2023 Māngere-Otāhuhu Quick Response, Round One grant allocations

 

Resolution number MO/2022/132

MOVED by Chairperson N Bakulich, seconded by Member W Togiamua:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)          reallocate $19,300 from the Customer and Community Services work programme line #263, Community grants Māngere-Ōtāhuhu with a current budget of $191,953 to the Customer and Community Services work programme line #3474, Youth Grants - Māngere-Ōtāhuhu with a current budget of $10,000; in response to the board’s desire to support a higher sum of youth applications in the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu local board area

b)         agree to fund, part-fund, or decline each application in the 2022/2023 Māngere-Otāhuhu Quick Response Grant Round One

 

Application ID

Organisation

Requesting funding for

Amount requested

Amount allocated

QR2309-105

Youthline Auckland Charitable Trust

Towards a contribution of annual costs to supervise and train volunteers at the Youthline House in Papatoetoe (October 2022 - March 2023)

$2,000.00

$2000.00

QR2309-106

Auckland Paraplegic and Physically Disabled Association Inc

Towards short course registration cost of Finance for Non-Financial Managers with Institute of Management New Zealand (October 2022 - December 2022)

$950.00

Decline – insufficient evidence of specific benefits to the community

QR2309-111

Counties Manukau Touch Association

Towards refreshments for volunteers and equipment for the Coaching Clinics and Events 2022/2023 in Williams Park (September 2022 - February 2023)

$2,000.00

$2000.00

QR2309-114

South Auckland Seniors and Youth Incorporated

Towards fuel vouchers, festival celebrations, refreshments, and venue hire of Ōtāhuhu Town Hall for the senior citizens' Diwali, Christmas, and New Year's celebrations (October 2022 - September 2023)

$2,000.00

$2000.00

QR2309-115

Pacific Island Law Students Association

Towards catering, equipment, and venue hire of Alexandra Park for the Pacific Island Law Students Association (PILSA) End of Year Gala Dinner (October 2022)

$1,200.00

$1200.00

QR2309-118

Te Whakaora Tangata

Towards catering and equipment for SoulMates course in Manurewa (October 2022 - December 2022)

$1,188.00

$1188.00

Total

 

 

$9,338.00

$8338.00

 

CARRIED

 

 

Chairperson Tauanu’u Nanai Nick Bakulich vacated the Chair at 6.20pm.

 

 

Deputy Chairperson Christine O’Brien assumed the Chair at 6.20pm.

 

 

19

2022/2023 Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Youth Grants

 

Chairperson Tauanu’u Nanai Nick Bakulich declared a non-financial conflict with applications YG2309-102 Jared, YG2309-103 Cherelle and YG2309-142 Manuia and took no part in the discussion or voting on these applications.

 

 

Resolution number MO/2022/133

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson C O'Brien, seconded by Member W Togiamua:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)          note the reallocation of $19,300 from the Customer and Community Services work programme line #263, Community grants Māngere-Ōtāhuhu with a current budget of $191,953 to the Customer and Community Services work programme line #3474, Youth Grants - Māngere-Ōtāhuhu with a current budget of $10,000; in response to the board’s desire to support a higher sum of youth applications in the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu local board area

b)         fund, part-fund, or decline applications received to the 2022/2023 Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Youth Grants:

 

 

Application ID

Requesting funding for

Amount requested

Amount allocated

YG2309-102

Towards tools for carpentry apprenticeship with Firstkings Construction

$2,000.00

$1300.00

YG2309-103

Towards laptop for tertiary studies and cost to repair car for travel

$2,000.00

$2000.00

YG2309-106

Towards travel costs, books, and tech

$2,000.00

$2000.00

YG2309-107

Towards training gear and first aid course and travel

$2,000.00

$1300.00

YG2309-108

Towards costs to cover fees to attend the national volleyball competition in Tauranga in October 2022

$1,500.00

$1300.00

YG2309-113

Towards course books and laptop

$2,000.00

$1000.00

YG2309-114

Towards boxing gloves and pads to run six-week boxing leadership programme

$2,000.00

$1300.00

 

YG2309-115

Towards laptop and costs to purchase shirts and hoodies to sell to start business

$2,000.00

$1300.00

YG2309-118

Towards eyelash extension course

$2,000.00

$1000.00

YG2309-121

Towards student fees for university

$2,000.00

Decline due to grant round oversubscribed. Recommend applying again closer to time of university

YG2309-123

Towards laptop and camera for university

$2,000.00

$1000.00

YG2309-125

Towards laptop to assist in studies

$2,000.00

$2000.00

YG2309-129

Towards costs for travel, accommodation, entry fees and uniform to attend the World Age Trampoline Championships in Bulgaria in November 2022

$2,000.00

$2000.00

YG2309-130

Towards laptop, phone, stationary, other resources for small business

$2,000.00

$2000.00

YG2309-134

Towards camera, editing software, headphones, and laptop repair

$2,000.00

$2000.00

YG2309-136

Towards iPad pro for art

$1,825.00

$1000.00

YG2309-137

Towards Apple MacBook Pro for studies

$2,100.00

$1000.00

YG2309-139

Towards Apple iPad

$2,000.00

$1000.00

YG2309-141

Towards mentorship work week

$2,000.00

$1300.00

YG2309-142

Towards costs to purchase sewing machine, fabric, and dressmaker shears to start clothing line

$1,488.90

$1488.90

YG2309-143

Towards Adobe subscription of After Effects and Creative Cloud and travel costs

$2,000.00

$2000.00

Total

 

$40,913.90

$29,288.90

 

CARRIED

 

 

Chairperson Tauanu’u Nanai Nick Bakulich resumed the Chair at 6.27pm.

 

 

20

Local Board Annual Report 2021/2022

 

A copy of the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Annual report was tabled at the meeting.

 

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

 

Resolution number MO/2022/134

MOVED by Chairperson N Bakulich, seconded by Member P Peo:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      adopt the draft 2021/2022 Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Annual Report tabled at the meeting

b)      note that any proposed changes after the adoption will be clearly communicated and agreed with the chairperson before the report is submitted for adoption by the Governing Body on 29 September 2022.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     21 September 2022: Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board - Item 20 Annual Report - report

 

 

 

21

Update on the progress and achievements of Ara Kōtui (formerly Improving Māori input into local board decision-making) for 2019-2022

 

Resolution number MO/2022/135

MOVED by Chairperson N Bakulich, seconded by Member W Togiamua:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)          receive the report on progress and achievements of the Ara Kōtui programme for the electoral term (2019-2022).

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

22

Amendment to the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board 2022/2023 - 2024/2025 Customer and Community Services Work Programme

 

Resolution number MO/2022/136

MOVED by Chairperson N Bakulich, seconded by Member M Kolo:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      approve a change in budget allocation in the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board 2022/2023 to 2024/2025 Customer and Community Services work programme:

i)       amending the budget allocation in project ID No 32144 - Ngā Hau Māngere / Māngere Centre Park - construction of new ablution block, from $370,000 in 2024/2025 to $204,234 in 2024/2025 and defer the allocation of $165,766 to the following financial year 2025/2026. 

CARRIED

 

 

23

Local Board input on the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management

 

Resolution number MO/2022/137

MOVED by Chairperson N Bakulich, seconded by Deputy Chairperson C O'Brien:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)         receive the public feedback on Auckland Council proposal to implement the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020 for Auckland

b)         support the public views on the Auckland Council proposal to implement the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020 (noting that only 5 submissions were received from this local board area) and provide the following feedback on how the planning committee should address matters raised in public feedback:

              i)           support the intentions of ensuring that fresh water is protected and maintained to a suitable level and that the ecosystem health, and its associated benefits are preserved and appropriate to the type of freshwater bodies

             ii)           ensure preserving the preservation of the drinking water supply and the high quality of potable water (free of contaminants) as water is an invaluable necessity for all sorts of lifeforms and living beings

           iii)           support appropriate management of water quality and safety with respect to industry and property development, and the need to educate people to appreciate the value of these waterways and how to respect them.

c)         note the waterbodies within Māngere-Ōtāhuhu local board area (for example Pūkaki Lagoon, Harania Stream, Māngere Lagoon, Ōruarangi Creek, Te Ararata Stream and within Ambury regional park) and the significance that these bodies hold for the community and in Mana Whenua ancestors’ history. The health of our waterways is important to the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu community and a key objective in the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Plan 2020

d)         endorse upholding Te Mana o te Wai in the management of water, the integrated and holistic health and wellbeing of water

e)         recommend ensuring that the level of compliance is achievable and, if implemented, central government provides further funding to support local authorities to enforce regulatory matters

f)          note the importance of engaging with Iwi Mana Whenua to ensure that the archaeological evidence around these water bodies are preserved and that the geological features as well as the habitat and ecosystem of these freshwater bodies are protected

g)         note the importance of engaging with farmers in the area surrounding the freshwater bodies to ensure that the water isn’t polluted with animal waste.

CARRIED

 


24

Amendment to the Tūpuna Maunga Authority Integrated Management Plan

 

Resolution number MO/2022/138

MOVED by Chairperson N Bakulich, seconded by Member H Toleafoa:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)          provide the following feedback on the proposed amendment to the Tūpuna Maunga Authority Integrated Management Plan:

              i)        the board supports more native trees being planted in Tāmaki Makaurau, as they provide habitat and food sources for our native birds, bees, insects and invertebrates. They are vital for stabilising soils, reducing sedimentation, and moderating erosion. Also, native trees provide soil and water conservation, facilitate carbon activity, improve biodiversity and increase the number of pollinators and natural pest predators

             ii)       the board supports management plans that will enhance natural processes such as plant regeneration and succession, reduce wind damage to forests and reduce predation of birds, lizards and invertebrates (e.g. insects, spiders and worms). Successful management will reduce the need for further intervention

           iii)       the board requests that actions take place immediately to minimise delays to any planting programmes, and that is supported by adequate resources to deliver the objectives set out in Tūpuna Maunga Authority planting programme as per its values

           iv)       the board requests the Tūpuna Maunga Authority note the local board is inundated with objections and queries on the Integrated Management Plan, in particular the management of the exotic trees and habitats on our maunga

             v)       the board requests an amendment that the correct maunga is referred to, including the plans and purpose of this document as noted in attachment A page 109 of the plan.  The initial sentence which reads, “..restoration of Te Tātua-a-Riukiuta/ Big King” should read “…restoration of Ōtāhuhu/ Mt Richmond”

           vi)       the board requests that in future more public engagement feedback is made available to local boards to assist with local board’s advocacy

          vii)       the board notes Ōtāhuhu/Mt Richmond is not in our local board area but is located on the north eastern cusp of the Ōtāhuhu ward of our local board and is a significant landmark that holds significant meaning to our community

        viii)        the board requests that the base of this maunga and the walkways that are used by our constituents are allocated additional resources to improve these assets, adding value to the experience of visiting this maunga and enjoying its native trees.

CARRIED

 


25

Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Council-controlled Organisations Quarterly Update: Quarter Four, 2021/2022

 

Resolution number MO/2022/139

MOVED by Chairperson N Bakulich, seconded by Member M Kolo:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      receive the Council-Controlled Organisations Quarterly Update for Quarter Four (April to June) 2021/2022 

b)      receive updates to the Joint Council-Controlled Organisations Engagement Plan 2022/2023.

CARRIED

 

 

26

Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Progress and Achievements Report 2022

 

A copy of the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Progress and Achievements Report 2022 was tabled at the meeting.

 

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

 

Resolution number MO/2022/140

MOVED by Chairperson N Bakulich, seconded by Member M Kolo:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      receive the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Progress and Achievements Report 2022 for this electoral term

b)      delegate to the Chairperson the authority to make any final minor amendments to the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Progress and Achievements Report 2022 before publication.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     21 September 2022: Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board - Item 26 Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Progress and Achievements Report 2022 - report

 

 

27

2022 local government elections - meetings and decision-making until new local board members make their declarations

 

Resolution number MO/2022/141

MOVED by Chairperson N Bakulich, seconded by Member W Togiamua:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      confirm that the local board’s existing urgent decisions delegations process will be utilised where decisions are required from the local board between the final local board business meeting (21 September 2022) and the end of term (15 October 2022)

b)      note that from the commencement of the term of office of new members until the inaugural meeting of the incoming local board (interregnum), all decision-making will be undertaken by the Chief Executive under current delegations

c)      note that the Chief Executive will not be required to comply with consultation requirements in the local boards’ delegation protocols when making decisions during the interregnum

d)      request that the Chief Executive exercise restraint when making decisions during the interregnum and to consider referring significant decisions to the first meeting of the incoming local board.

CARRIED

 

 

28

Local board resolution responses, feedback and information report

 

Resolution number MO/2022/142

MOVED by Chairperson N Bakulich, seconded by Member H Toleafoa:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      note the Health, Safety and Wellbeing report linked to this agenda report.

CARRIED

 

 

29

Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Workshop Notes

 

Resolution number MO/2022/143

MOVED by Chairperson N Bakulich, seconded by Member H Toleafoa:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      receive the workshop notes from the workshops held on 3 August, 10 August and 24 August 2022.

CARRIED

 

 

30        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinIry items.

 

 

Note:   With the agreement of the meeting Item 6: Acknowledgements will be taken after item 30: Consideration of Extraordinary items.

 

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

·         The Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board acknowledge the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of New Zealand and Her Other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith. For many of us, she was the only head of state we have known in our lifetimes. As such, she provided a symbol of continuity and stability in an ever-changing world. We honour her lifetime of service to the nation and the Commonwealth.

 

Chair Tauanu’u Nanai Nick Bakulich

         Ray Clough, a resident of Māngere Bridge for 65 years, passed away 9 September. He was 94yrs old. Ray was an ornithologist who, among other things, worked with Watercare to create the bird roosts in the harbour. See these articles:

 

-        https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/restored-land-brings-back-the-birds/DNA6GQQALDVIX3UPO5GK4YBB4A/

-        https://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/manukau-courier/8189014/Wild-birds-rule-the-roost

         Bruce Cliffe died on 13 July. He was 75yrs old. He was an MP from 1990 to 1996. In his second term he was Minister for ACC and an Associate Minister of Finance. He lived at Oruarangi Road in the old Ascot House which he had restored to its former glory

         congratulations to 275 Times Co-Founder Justin Latif for winning the Community Journalist of the Year at the 2022 Voyager Media Awards

         2022 Auckland Rugby Union Club Awards:

-        Best and Fairest Club Player - Savelio Robati (Manukau Rovers)

-        Men's Club Player of the Year  - Faletoi Peni ( Manukau Rovers)

-        Premier Club Coach of the Year - Doug Sanft (Manukau Rovers)

Member Papaliitele Peo left the meeting at 7.02pm

         local boxer John Fiu in his appearance on the Unbreakable Series, advocating for Adaptive Boxing for the Disability Community

         endorse member sentiments and acknowledgements to our staff, and note Manoj Ragupathy Local Area Manager online who has played a big role for local board members this term.

Deputy Chair Christine O’Brien

·         acknowledge the passing of Queen Elizabeth II

·         acknowledge the passing of Triple Teez team member and cycling supporter Kana Riki

·         acknowledge young Ōtāhuhu sports star Aleiyah Tuala – this year so far, she has made these teams: AGGS 1st XV rugby union team; AGGS Premier Touch team; Fetu Samoa U16 Girls team; Auckland U18 Central-West Rugby Union team (playing Saturday 24th, North Harbour Domain, 1pm); NZ Touch U16 Girls; Counties Manukau Touch Rep; Counties Manukau RL Stingrays U16s; Counties Manukau Maori RL U16s and Revelation Open Women’s Touch

·         congratulations Ōtāhuhu Leopards Premier and Premier First teams for winning the Kiwi Shield for 2022

·         congratulations to Ōtāhuhu Leopards’ Jamel Hunt on winning ARL Club Player of the Year (awarded from votes from all the other Clubs)

·         congratulations to Ōtāhuhu Leopards’ Mavae Manuika winning the ARL Premier Mens Top Try Scorer 2022

·         congratulations to Ōtāhuhu Leopards’ Tafao Asaua for winning Premier Women Player of the Year (voted by other Clubs/Teams)

·         congratulations to all Leopard players named in the CM Stingrays and wider squads for Counties U16s and U18s teams

·         congratulations Phillip Tasmania and organisers for a very successful Niue/Cook Island league tournament at Walter Massey Park

·         congratulations to De La Salle for being crowned national champions after winning the NZRL Secondary School Premiership

·         congratulations Lagi Maama, Feohi‘anga Ālonga ‘ia Kalaisi kava and vocal-instrumental musical collective, Professor Mahina and all concerned at a fantastic two nights of  Tongan classical music Koe Pō Hiva Tu'ufonua FakaTonga, Māngere Arts Centre

·         thank the staff past and present for their guidance and support, in particular former Democracy Advisor Janette McKain who was the steady hand on the till for so long

·         acknowledge former Chair Lemauga Lydia Sosene for her leadership during the term

·         acknowledge former board member Dr Anae Neru Leavasa for his support particularly in the area of health and the uniquely abled during his term

·         acknowledge and thank mana whenua in particular Whaea Kath Wilson and Matua Dave Wilson Takaanini for their unfailing support of the board, advice and challenges – we couldn’t have done it without them.  Also Kowhai Olsen, Martin Te Moni and Geoff Cook for their assistance around the Area Plan as well as our strategic work this term

·         acknowledge our librarians who, when facilities were closed during Covid, turned their hands to the phones to make sure our seniors were safe and cared for, to staff who managed food parcels, who did whatever it took to make sure our people had enough to eat and that they were connected. Thank you all so much for all that you’ve done.

Member Makalita Kolo

·       I acknowledge Dr ‘Okusitino Mahina, Kolokesa Mahina Tuai, for the eloquent concert. A Night of Tongan Classical Music night. I’m sincerely thank you and it was heart-warming to hear Queen Salote of Tonga most precious treasure.

 

Member Papaliitele Peo returned to the meeting at 7.05pm.

 

Member Papaliitele Peo

·         acknowledge the staff for their support since the by-election.

 

Member Harry Toleafoa

·         thanks to local board services, other staff and community for their support in a challenging term

·         thanks to Chair Tauanu’u Nanai Nick Bakulich and Deputy Chair Christine O’Brien for their experience and guidance in an unprecedented term.

 

Member Togiatolu Walter Togiamua

·         acknowledge elected members

·         thanks to officers and staff for their mahi and good work focussing on our community’s aspirations

·         thanks to Chair Tauanu’u Nanai Nick Bakulich for great leadership, that our board has always been known for.

 


 

 

 

7.13 pm                                              The Chairperson declared the formal part of the meeting closed and noted the whakawātea (ceremonial blessing) would occur immediately following closure.

 

In accordance with Clause 8.1.4 of the Auckland Council Local Board Standing Orders, we hereby confirm the correctness of the minutes of the last meeting of the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board, held on Wednesday 21 September 2022, prior to the next Auckland Council election.

 

 

 

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