Papakura Local Board






Minutes of a meeting of the Papakura Local Board held in the Local Board Chambers, 35 Coles Crescent, Papakura and via video conference, on Wednesday, 26 April 2023 at 4.03pm.


Te Hunga kua Tae mai | present



Brent Catchpole


Deputy Chairperson

Jan Robinson



Felicity Auva'a



George Hawkins



Kelvin Hieatt



Andrew Webster




Te Hunga Āpiti kua Tae mai | ALSO PRESENT



Daniel Newman

(From 4.30pm via Microsoft Teams)









Papakura Local Board

26 April 2023




1          Nau mai | Welcome


Member Andrew Webster led the meeting in prayer.



2          Ngā Tamōtanga | Apologies


Resolution number PPK/2023/45

MOVED by Chairperson B Catchpole, seconded by Member K Hieatt:  

That the Papakura Local Board:

a)          accept the apologies from Councillor Angela Dalton for absence, and Councillor Daniel Newman for lateness.





3          Te Whakapuaki i te Whai Pānga | Declaration of Interest


There were no declarations of interest.



4          Te Whakaū i ngā Āmiki | Confirmation of Minutes


Resolution number PPK/2023/46

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson J Robinson, seconded by Member G Hawkins:  

That the Papakura Local Board:

a)          confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Wednesday, 22 March 2023, as a true and correct record.




5          He Tamōtanga Motuhake | Leave of Absence


There were no leaves of absence.



6          Te Mihi | Acknowledgements


There were no acknowledgements.



7          Ngā Petihana | Petitions


There were no petitions.



8          Ngā Tono Whakaaturanga | Deputations


There were no deputations.



9          Te Matapaki Tūmatanui  | Public Forum


There was no public forum.



10        Ngā Pakihi Autaia | Extraordinary Business


There was no extraordinary business.


Note:     The chair accorded precedence to item 12 Chairperson’s update at this point. Item 11 Governing Body Members’ Update was taken after item 19 Consideration of Extraordinary Items.



Chairperson's update


A letter to Mana Whenua was tabled by the Chair. A copy of this letter has been placed on

the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as an attachment to the minutes.


Resolution number PPK/2023/47

MOVED by Chairperson B Catchpole, seconded by Member F Auva'a:  

That the Papakura Local Board:

a)      receive the verbal report of the Papakura Local Board Chairperson.

b)      record the tabled letter affirming Papakura Local Board’s enduring commitment to partnering with iwi mana whenua on Te Kete Rukuruku and other initiatives.




a     Tabled Document - Letter To Mana Whenua - Te Kete Rukuruku 2023




Papakura Local Grants, Round Two and Multi-board Grants, Round Two 2022/2023 Grants Allocation


Member Kelvin Hieatt declared an interest and took no part in the discussion or vote on application LG2314-253, Papakura Theatre Company Inc.


Resolution number PPK/2023/48

MOVED by Chairperson B Catchpole, seconded by Member A Webster:  

That the Papakura Local Board:

a) agree to fund, part-fund or decline the following 2022/2023 Papakura Local Grants Round Two applications:


Application ID


Requesting funding for

Amount requested



Papakura Business Association

Towards the replacement of director signage for the community in Papakura on the June 2023.




Papakura High School

Towards running a Papakura Fest 2023 such as covering mics, PA systems, lighting, power generator, truck stage, DJ Lenski, security cost at Papakura High School on the 17th of June 2023.




Kura Cares Charity

Towards the cost of project administration, traffic control equipment to run the event Papakura Proud Day at Massey Park on the 3rd of June 2023.




The Rising Foundation Trust

Towards the operating costs for full-time TRF Programme Coordinator at Papakura High School from 8th May 2023 to 11th June 2023




Drury Playcentre

Towards purchasing science play equipment / educational resources for children aged 0 to 6 at Drury Playcentre from May 2023 to June 2023.




She Sharp Charitable Trust

Towards the associated costs to deliver the "She Sharp STEM Day Out West" programme between May 2023 to September 2023.




Great Potentials Foundation New Zealand

Towards purchasing a new printer at their Takanini Family Service Centre.




Papakura Business Association

Towards installation and take down of Christmas Stars in Centre Court and in the big tree from 11 Nov 2023 to 10 January 2024.




Papakura Business Association

Towards Anzac Day Flag install and takedown in Papakura in Great South Road, Averill Street, Railway Street, Wood Street, Elliot Street and Broadway from March 2024 to April 2024.




Papakura Business Association

Contribution towards the cost of installing and de-installing the Matariki flags at Papakura Town Centre from June 2024 to July 2024.




Papakura Business Association

Towards the total cost of running the Papakura Street FEST 2024 at the Great South Road and Broadway on the 4th of May 2024.




Papakura Business Association

Towards Chilling in the park event in Central Park, Opaheke Road, Papakura on the 3rd of December 2023.




Te Whakaora Tangata

Towards the costs for the Term 2 Graduation - Venue Hire, Sound Technician costs, along with funding towards the cost of printing resources for the Term 2 Family Restoration Course and Graduation at Manurewa from May 2023 to July 2023.




Papakura Business Association

Towards the costs for Christmas Flag install and take down in Papakura from 16th Nov 2023 to 10th Jan 2024.




Manako Sugiyama

Towards advertising, printing, props and hiring other dog trainers at Jack Farrell Reserve from 4th May 2023 to 28 May 2023.




Royal New Zealand Plunket Trust

Towards purchase of car seats and booster seats to provide to whānau in need at Papakura from May 2023 to April 2024.




Papakura Business Association

Towards costs of professional production of Quarterly report, Annual report, Events report from July 2023 to June 2024.




Papakura Community Trust

Towards covering facility costs related to running weekly youth group and bread table at the Redhill Community Centre for 20 weeks/6 months at Papakura from May 2023 to September 2023.




Papakura Playcentre

Towards purchasing of new equipment and furniture that will allow to make learning environment more inclusive, accessible and safer at Papakura Playcentre.




Papakura & Districts Historical Society Incorporation

Towards wall mounted display case cost, delivery, and installation cost at Papakura from May 2023 to June 2023.




Loopy Tunes

Towards delivering Loopy tunes bilingual Māori music session covering loopy tunes performance fee, car hire cost, sound equipment, airfare cost, fruit platter catering cost at Papakura on the 5th of May 2023.




Auckland southern District Chinese Association Incorporated

Towards venue hire, instructor's allowances, band fee, choreography fee, dancing and group performers cost, transportation subsidies to host event of 2023 Chinese Traditional Dragon Boat Festival and Matariki at Takanini Library from May 2023 to November 2023.




Te Maunga Kōhungahunga

Towards buying flat panel shelter to protect one side of the building at Bates Street, Papakura from May 2023 to December 2023.




Counties Manukau Badminton Association

Towards coaching, affiliation fees and insurance/power cost to run Papakura Junior Badminton Development Program at Papakura from June 2023 to December 2023.




Papakura Bears Basketball club

Towards Papakura Recreation Centre venue hire for 7 months and purchase of sports equipment at Papakura from June 2023 to March 2024.




Papakura Tennis and Squash Club Inc

Towards buying Squash and Tennis Racquets as well as paying a koha to the volunteers for their time at Papakura from June 2023 to July 2023.




Glass Ceiling Arts Collective Ltd.

Towards proportion of the technical support, sound and lighting costs and the venue hire costs for performances at Off Broadway Theatre Papakura from May 2023 to September 2023.




Papakura Parents Centre

Towards buying New TV, New Melamine Cups, Presenter Fees, and Host Fees to run parent education courses at Elizabeth Campbell Hall from June 2023 to December 2023.




New Zealand Warbirds Association Inc

Towards compliance costs of the "Warbirds on Parade" event in Papakura.




Youthline Auckland Charitable Trust

Towards training and providing clinical supervision for our volunteer counsellors who staff the Youthline Helpline in support of the young people of the area and their whanau at Papatoetoe from June 2023 to March 2024.




Badminton New Zealand Incorporated

Towards venue hire and buying shuttlecocks - Yonex for New Zealand Under 13 National Championships at Elliot Street, Papakura from September 2023 to October 2023.




Papakura Rugby Football Club Incorporated

Towards buying Netballs equipment's such as netballs, flat cones, gear bags, agility ladders, folding water bottle holders, power compressor ball pump, squeeze whistles, reactor balls, bibs at Ron Keat Drive and Bruce Pulman Park from May 2023 to September 2023.




South Auckland Choral Society Incorporated

Towards venue hire, advertising, website, stationary, music scores and copyrights publishing for annual choral singing and performing programme for 2023 at crossroads Methodist church, Papakura from May 2023 to December 2023.




Papakura Theatre Company Inc

Towards covering the cost to replace the outdoor electronic display sign at Off Broadway Theatre, Papakura




Action Education Incorporated

Towards facilitating 20 spoken word workshop which includes travel, administration, supervision, equipment, and resources cost at Rosehill College from May 2023 to September 2023.




The Period Place

Towards purchase disposable and reusable period products for Impact Partner Programme at Onehunga from June 2023 to May 2024.




Sustainable Papakura

Towards covering the cost for specialised signage, printing, market promotion materials at Papakura from May 2023 to May 2024.




Drury United Soccer Club

Towards buying 75 junior and youth team shirts at Drury Sports Complex from May 2023 to March 2026.




Communities Against Alcohol Harm Inc

Towards covering the cost of supporting Papakura community members with professional advice, and ongoing support & training through online or in person from May 2023 to October 2023.




The Re-Creators Charitable Trust

Towards running a community upcycling workshop at community venues from June 2023 to December 2023.




Manukau Beautification Charitable Trust

Towards delivering Eye on Nature and EcoFest event at wider South Auckland region from March 2024 to April 2024.




EE Bishop

Towards venue hire to run a musical production called Disney's Little Mermaid JR at Off Broadway Theatre Papakura from June 2023 to July 2023.




Papakura Marae Society Incorporation

Towards purchasing uniforms for new recruits of the Papakura Marae Māori Wardens at Papakura Marae from March 2023 to February 2024.










b)      agree to fund, part-fund or decline the following 2022/20223 Multi-board Local Grants Round Two applications:

Application ID


Requesting funding for

Amount requested



Fix Up Look Sharp

Towards leasing costs of the 2 spaces in Onehunga and Avondale from June 2023 until June 2024.




Pohutukawa Coast Bike Club Incorporated

Towards building further three trails to complete the Mareatai Mountain bike park, The 2023 Final Touch’s Project




David Riley

Towards Eight bilingual Pacific superhero children's books and audiobooks from June 2023 to October 2023




Big Buddy Mentoring Trust

Towards operational costs (such as wages, rent, transport, equipment) to recruit volunteer mentors for young boys with no father in their lives in Auckland (September 2023 - September 2024)




Babystart Charitable Trust

Towards wages, packing, courier costs, baby clothing and care items from 1 June 2023 to 31 May 2024




Bellyful New Zealand Trust

Towards contribution to overall costs for meal production and service delivery from 1 June 2023 to 31 December 2024




YMCA Fundraising

Towards costs for sport camp events at 2487 Hunua Road from 1 June 2023 to 31 October 2023




Young Workers Resource Centre

Towards education coordinator wages and teaching resources costs from June 2023 till May 2024.




Anxiety New Zealand Trust

Towards costs of the development, production and distribution of the brochures and cards; and the video-conferencing equipment and installation




Road Safety Education Limited

Towards the wage costs for the programme co-ordinator for the delivery of the Road Safety Programme across Auckland between 1 June 2023 to 31 May 2024.




Pet Refuge New Zealand Charitable Trust

Towards administration costs for the Pet Refuge from 5 June 2023 to 31 March 2024




Counties Manukau Sport Foundation

Towards venue hire, catering, facilitation costs, photography, technical hire, and technical support at Sports bowl Function Centre on 26 May 2023




The StarJam Charitable Trust

Towards workshops' costs of tutor fees, venue hire, tutor and volunteer training, regional programme coordinator`s salary and equipment between 5 June 2023 to 31st December 2023.




KidsCan Charitable Trust

Towards administration costs from 5 June 2023 to 15 December 2023




Fiji Girmit Foundation

Towards funding for 14th May event to be held in Auckland Region




Community Cat Coalition Incorporated

Towards cat desexing procedures from 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2024




The Operating Theatre Trust trading as Tim Bray Theatre Company

Towards ticket purchase and bus costs from 24 June 2023 to 15 November 2023




Disability Sport Auckland Inc

Towards cost covering sign writing the accessible van, covered equipment trailer, Flags and banners from May 2023 to April 2024.




Showquest Charitable Trust

Towards running showquest Auckland show by covering the cost for venue hire and covering production cost from 28th June 2023 to 30th June 2023












Seeking views on the proposed approach for Katoa, Ka Ora -  Speed Management Plan for Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland 2024-2027


Resolution number PPK/2023/49

MOVED by Chairperson B Catchpole, seconded by Deputy Chairperson J Robinson:  

That the Papakura Local Board:

a) provide the following views on the proposed approaches for development of Katoa, Ka Ora a Speed Management Plan for Auckland




Papakura Local Board views

Approach One

An easy-to-understand approach



·       treating blocks of roads/ local road areas to ensure consistent speed limits across the same types of roads e.g., similar urban residential roads don’t have limits of 30, 40 and 50 km/h in adjacent streets



·       matching the speed limit to the use and design of the road, i.e. slower speeds for areas that have higher amounts of people walking and cycling such as residential roads, near schools and/or town centres, and for roads that are designed for lower speeds


The board supports an approach to reduce speed limits in other areas where there are high concentrations of people, such as cultural and religious facilities so that they are treated in the same manner as schools, eg:  Papakura Marae, Churches, Gurdwara Sikh Temple, community facilities, sports fields etc (25 May 2022 resolution i) PPK/2022/83).


In relation to Papakura Marae the board requests that a 40kph flashing speed limit sign be installed that the marae can activate at their busy times.


The board believes reducing speed limits on main arterial roads from 50 kph to 30kph potentially creates a hazard with drivers constantly looking at speedometers rather than focussing on the road.



·       filling in ‘gaps’ so there are not small pockets of untreated roads which is inconsistent for drivers




·       treating roads that could be rat runs, e.g., drivers take short cuts through local residential streets or traffic is pushed from one road to another.



Approach Two

A high benefit cost ratio approach, proposing methods that provide higher return on investment.


·       permanent changes for local roads




·       variable changes at school gates for arterial roads (high movement roads) and high-speed rural roads


The board believes the optimum is for flashing signs for speed reduction in front of schools during school hours, with zero tolerance for vehicles travelling at 50kph, rather than a permanent reduction of the speed limit on main arterials and rural roads.



·       changes for high-risk roads, or town centres on high-risk roads where support has been identified from previous engagement


Support 30kph in the Papakura town centre and Arion Road, Takanini, as traffic travels at a low speed anyway.


·       complementing planned infrastructure or developments, e.g. new housing areas.

Support the approach to include any new roads that appear within the boundaries of areas that already have reduced speed limits, so that they also have reduced speed limits to ensure consistency in an area.

(board resolution e) 25 May 2022)


Tailored approaches

Approach Three

An approach that is responsive to requests from partners and communities for specific speed limit reductions. These include requests from mana whenua, local boards, schools and community groups.


Support an approach that is responsive to requests. 


Airfield Road, Papakura, is a rural road becoming an urbanised area. Holy Trinity Catholic School has raised safety concerns about traffic turning into and out of the school. 


Requests from community groups, schools, individuals, etc. may need to be tested against wider views of road users.


Approach Four

An approach that covers a high percentage of roads in the local board area for this phase of the programme.



Approach Five

An approach that implements approved changes early in the local board area for this phase of the programme.





b)         reiterates the requests for Auckland Transport to investigate:

i)               the installation of a flashing school zone sign on Walters Road between Cosgrave Road and Grove Road (25 May 2022 resolution a) PPK/2022/83).

ii)             the traffic speeds on Walters Road from Grove Road to Battalion Drive (25 May 2022 resolution e) PPK/2022/83).

iii)            options to slow traffic in Gosper Road, Waiata Shores, between Brylee Drive and Te Napi Drive, as traffic is speeding up after Brylee Drive (25 May 2022 resolution f) PPK/2022/83).

iv)            options for slowing traffic in the roading precinct bounded by Clevedon Road, Settlement Road, Dominion Road and Marne Road, which includes Scott Road and Kelvin Road (25 May 2022 resolution g) PPK/2022/83).

v)             the installation of a flush median lane to allow traffic to safely turn right into the Holy Trinity School on Airfield Road. (25 May 2022 resolution h) PPK/2022/83).






Local Crime Fund


Resolution number PPK/2023/50

MOVED by Chairperson B Catchpole, seconded by Member G Hawkins:  

That the Papakura Local Board:

a)      whakarite / provide the following feedback on the preferred option for distribution of the Local Crime Fund:

i)      The board’s preferred option is Option One (Local board allocation – spend on local safety and youth initiatives), as due to budget constraints the board is unable to continue part-funding of local safety initiatives:


·       the Papakura Business Association partnership including:

o   the Papakura Safety Co-ordinator role

o   the monitoring of the CCTV cameras role


·     the board is likely to have to significantly reduce funding to:

o   Neighbourhood support

o   Crimewatch.


ii)      The funding formula should include growth, deprivation and population, or be evenly split across all local boards.


iii)    If the Governing Body was to decide on using options 2, 3 and 4, then the board requests that the scope of those options is broadened to allow coverage of the safety initiatives mentioned above that the local board can no longer partially fund.


iv)    The board notes this is a one-off funding opportunity and that these organisations will still need to make plans for responding to ongoing local board and governing body budget shortfalls.





Addition to the 2022-2025 Papakura Local Board meeting schedule


Resolution number PPK/2023/51

MOVED by Chairperson B Catchpole, seconded by Member F Auva'a:  

That the Papakura Local Board:

a)      whakaae / approve the addition of two meeting dates and one extraordinary meeting date to the 2022-2025 Local Board meeting schedule to accommodate the Annual Budget 2023/2024 and Local Board Plan 2023 timeframes as follows:

i)       Wednesday 10 May 2023 at 4.00pm, extraordinary meeting on Annual Budget 2023/2024 

ii)      Wednesday 21 June 2023 at 4.00pm, additional meeting

iii)     Wednesday 13 September 2023 at 4.00pm, additional meeting

b)      whakaae / agree the additional and extraordinary meetings be held at the Papakura Local Board Chambers, Level 1, 35 Coles Crescent, Papakura.





Papakura Local Board Governance Forward Work Calendar - April 2023


Resolution number PPK/2023/52

MOVED by Chairperson B Catchpole, seconded by Member A Webster:  

That the Papakura Local Board:

a)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note the Governance Forward Work Calendar – April 2023.





Papakura Local Board Workshop Records


Resolution number PPK/2023/53

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson J Robinson, seconded by Member K Hieatt:  

That the Papakura Local Board:

a)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note the Papakura Local Board workshop records held on:

i)       1 March 2023

ii)      8 March 2023

iii)     15 March 2023

iv)     22 March 2023 

v)      29 March 2023

vi)     5 April 2023





19        Te Whakaaro ki ngā Take Pūtea e Autaia ana | Consideration of Extraordinary Items


There was no consideration of extraordinary items.


Note: Item 11, Governing Body Members Update, was considered at this point



Governing Body Members' Update


Resolution number PPK/2023/54

MOVED by Chairperson B Catchpole, seconded by Deputy Chairperson J Robinson:  

That the Papakura Local Board:

a)      whiwhi / receive the verbal update from Councillor Daniel Newman.




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