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 on Wednesday, 6 December 2023 at 5.01pm.

 

Te Hunga kua Tae mai | present

 

Chairperson

Tauanu’u Nick Bakulich

 

Deputy Chairperson

Harry Fatu Toleafoa

 

Members

Joe Glassie-Rasmussen

 

 

Makalita Kolo

 

 

Christine O'Brien

 

 

Papaliitele Lafulafu Peo, JP

 

 

Togiatolu Walter Togiamua

 

 

Te Hunga Kāore i Tae Mai | ABSENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

Te Hunga Āpiti kua Tae mai | ALSO PRESENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He Hunga atu anō i Tae mai | IN ATTENDANCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board

06 December 2023

 

 

 

1          Nau mai | Welcome

 

Member Togiatolu Walter Togiamua led the meeting in prayer.

 

The Chairperson invited all in attendance to introduce themselves to the meeting. Destiny Harris, the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board rangatahi in the TUIA programme (Auckland Council initiative to develop and enhance the way in which rangatahi Māori contribute to communities throughout New Zealand), was invited to join the Members at the Boardroom table.

 

 

2          Ngā Tamōtanga | Apologies

 

There were no apologies.

 

 

 

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 MO/2023/180

MOVED by Chairperson N Bakulich, seconded by Deputy Chairperson H Fatu Toleafoa:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)          whakaū / confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Wednesday, 15 November 2023, and the extraordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Wednesday, 29 November 2023, including the confidential section, as a true and correct record.

 

CARRIED

 

 

5          He Tamōtanga Motuhake | Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

 

6          Te Mihi | Acknowledgements

 

The Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board acknowledgements:

·        Ronald William Kennedy (Ron). A long-time Māngere resident who passed away on 21 November 2023. Life Member of the Manukau Rovers Rugby Football Club. Ron is survived by his 3 sons, a sister and many mokopuna

·        acknowledge the retirement o le Afioga ia Faatili Iosua Esera MNZM, Principal of Sutton Park School. He has been a Principal for 39 years in New Zealand from Wellington to Auckland and many places in between

·        acknowledge Siapo Auvae of the Māngere Arts Centre, for her 22 years of long service to Auckland Council

·        congratulations Valerie Lui, Club Secretary of the Māngere East Rugby League Hawks for receiving the Auckland Rugby League 2023 - Administrator of the Year

·        applause for Māngere-Ōtāhuhu residents who sang in the Signature Choir for the successful Mana Moana Show at Spark Arena. An electric celebration of Pasifika talents in collaboration with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and attended by over 7,000 people. Congratulations on a spectacular event held on the 24th November. Acknowledgement to residents in our Māngere-Ōtāhuhu ward who were a part of the choir: Loretta Nui Tuigamala Ai’i & Fiona Bakulich

·       congratulations to all the nominees and award–winners at the 2023/24 CM Sporting Excellence Awards (in which Māngere Otahuhu did quite well):

o    Junior Team of the Year – Kings College Mixed Tennis Team

o    Katie Unkovich (ICON Trampoline Club)

o    Referee/Umpire/Official of the Year – Janine Glover (ICON Trampolining Club)

o    Top Team of the Year – Ōtāhuhu Softball Premier Women’s Team

o    Service to Sports – Alana Costley - ICON Trampoline Club

o    Volunteers of the year included – Annabel French (ICON Trampoline Club),

o    Sportswoman of the Year (supported by the Māngere–Ōtāhuhu Local Board) – Katie Doar (Southern Districts Hockey Club)

·       congratulations Ōtāhuhu College for their ambitious planting day – many native trees and plants have gone in.

·       congratulations to Raj Lal, 2023/34 OBA BID Chair and to the new committee members

·       congratulate all our local MPs who took their oaths of office for the 56th Parliament yesterday: Lemauga Lydia Sosene, Hon Jenny Salesa, Hon Willie Jackson, Hon Peeni Henare, Fa’anana Efeso Collins

·       acknowledge the Monte Cecilia Trust on their 40th anniversary dinner. We recognise their unwavering commitment to addressing immediate and associated housing needs, as well as their relentless advocacy for reforming and improving government policies. Their dedication and tireless efforts in supporting vulnerable communities have made a profound impact, fostering positive change and offering hope to those in need

·       congratulations and appreciation to the organizers of the F.I.N.E festival, especially for the successful Fiafia night

·       commend the Māngere East festival for its annual celebrations, providing a vibrant platform for cultural performances that beautifully showcase the diversity and unity within the community

·       gratitude to the Māngere Bridge community for their consistent advocacy to maintain a safe and peaceful environment, particularly around the Nga Hau bridge. Having heard their concerns firsthand and witnessed their perseverance, the board are hopeful that the legislative amendments will significantly contribute to addressing their rightful concerns and fostering a safer community for all

·       thanks to CLM and Bernie Tovio for their remarkable efforts in organizing the sports leader’s breakfast. Their dedication to fostering sports leadership and their accomplishments throughout the year are commendable, enriching the community through sports and creating a strong network for aspiring leaders

·       acknowledge the Ōtāhuhu 175th Centennial. Established in 1848 as one of New Zealand’s oldest settlements. Acknowledgement to Bella and all involved in organising the event at the Ōtāhuhu Town Hall

·       acknowledge Mr Tom Webb, for his leadership over the past 8 years serving at Māngere College as school Principal. We wish him the very best in his new role as Principle at Mt Roskill Grammar

·       acknowledge Davina, Stephen and Josh at the Department of Corrections Māngere for the opportunity to meet and share your services with our members. Thank you for sharing the robust processes in place to maintain community safety

·       extend our deepest gratitude to our council officers for their unwavering professionalism, wisdom, and unrelenting commitment in ensuring that we consistently deliver the best for our community. Throughout the year, their tireless efforts, dedication, and hard work have been the cornerstone of our collective success, despite the challenges we've encountered along the way. Your exceptional care and concern for our community shine through in every decision, action, and initiative you undertake. Your commitment to serving the needs of our community with integrity and diligence reflects your genuine passion for making a positive difference in the lives of our residents. Thank you for your invaluable contributions and unwavering dedication towards building a stronger, more vibrant, and supportive community for us all. Malo le tautua

·       acknowledge Nga Manga Network Committee, a network of people living and working in Māngere who meet, share and connect for the betterment of the Māngere community

·       the board want to express our deepest gratitude for your unwavering efforts, remarkable support, unwavering advocacy, constructive accountability, and even your heartfelt criticism. In the wake of the challenges we faced during the Auckland Anniversary floods and cyclone Gabrielle, your resilience and the incredible spirit of collectiveness have left an indelible mark on our hearts. The love and unity displayed within this community are unparalleled, a testament to the very essence of Māngere and its fabric. It's a community built on the foundation of love, service, and genuine care for one another.

 

Throughout the trials we've endured, the way each member of this community has rallied, supported, and uplifted one another embodies the true strength and character of Māngere-Ōtāhuhu. Your solidarity and empathy in the face of adversity exemplify the genuine bonds that tie us together as neighbours and friends. The compassion and resilience shown during these challenging times only reinforce the extraordinary nature of this community.

 

Your commitment to standing by each other's side, offering a helping hand, and embodying the spirit of unity and support have been an inspiration to us all. Together, we have weathered the storms, both literal and metaphorical, and emerged stronger, connected by a profound sense of community. Thank you for showcasing the incredible power of compassion and solidarity, which continue to define Māngere-Ōtāhuhu as a beacon of love and care.

 

 

7          Ngā Petihana | Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

Note: with the agreement of the meeting, Item 11 - Governing Body member Update, Item 12 - Board Members’ Report and Item 13 - Chairperson’s Report were taken at this time.

 

11

Governing Body member Update

 

Councillor Alf Filipaina and Councillor Lotu Fuli tabled their apologies for absence. Both councillors are currently in a meeting of the Governing Body’s Budget Committee.

 

 

12

Local Board Leads and Appointments Report

 

Members Christine O’Brien, Togiatolu Walter Togiamua, Makalita Kolo and Harry Fatu Toleafoa and Joe Glassie-Rasmussen’s Local Board Leads and Appointments reports were tabled at the meeting.

A copy is attached to the Minutes and published to the Council website as Minute Attachments.

 

Resolution number MO/2023/181

MOVED by Chairperson N Bakulich, seconded by Deputy Chairperson H Fatu Toleafoa:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      whiwhi / receive the written reports from local board members.

 

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     6 December 2023: Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board - Item 12 - Board Members Report - Christine O'Brien

b     6 December 2023: Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board - Item 12 - Board Members Report - Togiatolu Walter Togiamua

c     6 December 2023: Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board - Item 12 - Board Members Report - Makalita Kolo

d     6 December 2023: Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board - Item 12 - Board Members Report - Harry Fatu Toleafoa

e     6 December 2023: Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board - Item 12 - Board Members Report - Joe Glassie-Rasmussen

 

 

Note: With the agreement of the meeting, Chairperson Tauanu’u Nick Bakulich afforded Ōtāhuhu resident Max Harris the opportunity to speak on the conflict at Gaza.

 

 

13

Chairperson's Report

 

Resolution number MO/2023/182

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      whiwhi / receive the chairperson’s verbal report and highlights support for a permanent ceasefire by Israel and Hamas, and calls on the Auckland Council Governing Body and the New Zealand government to support a ceasefire.

 

CARRIED

 


 

 

 

8          Ngā Tono Whakaaturanga | Deputations

 

8.1

Deputation - Swimgym and Find Your Field of Dreams

 

Rick Pickard, General Manager of Find Your Field of Dreams, was in attendance on behalf of Horst Miehe, Director of Swimgym, to provide an update on progress made, benefits to the community, Swimgym’s involvement in and support for the Find Your Field of Dreams programme and to highlight challenges and opportunities.

 

Resolution number MO/2023/183

MOVED by Chairperson N Bakulich, seconded by Deputy Chairperson H Fatu Toleafoa:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      whakamihi / thank Rick Pickard for his attendance and presentation.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

8.2

Deputation - Ōtāhuhu Town Hall Committee

 

Bella Tamotu, Manager of the Ōtāhuhu Town Hall Committee Board was in attendance to present the 2022-2023 financial report, which is a requirement as a community partner to Auckland Council.

The presentation was tabled at the meeting. A copy has been attached to the Minutes and published to the Auckland Council website as a Minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number MO/2023/184

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      whakamihi / thank Bella Tamotu, Manager of the Ōtāhuhu Town Hall Committee Board for her attendance and presentation.

 

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     6 December 2023: Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board - Item 8.2 - Deputations - Ōtāhuhu Town Hall Committee - presentation

 


 

 

 

8.3

Deputation - Blue Light Ventures Incorporated

 

Brendon Crompton, COO of Blue Light Ventures Incorporated was in attendance to give the Board and community a picture of what they do. Blue Light is a Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Quick Response Grant recipient.

The following video presentation was presented to the meeting:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_zkkArknk0

 

Resolution number MO/2023/185

MOVED by Chairperson N Bakulich, seconded by Member J Glassie-Rasmussen:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      whakamihi / thank Brendon Crompton for his attendance and presentation.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

9          Te Matapaki Tūmatanui  | Public Forum

 

9.1

Destiny Harris - TUIA rangatahi

 

Destiny Harris, the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu TUIA rangatahi, was in attendance to talk about her experiences in the programme.

 

Resolution number MO/2023/186

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      whakamihi / thank Destiny Harris for her attendance and public forum presentation.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

10        Ngā Pakihi Autaia | Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

Note: Item 11 - Governing Body member Update, Item 12 - Board Members’ Report and Item 13 - Chairperson’s Report were taken before Item 8 - Deputations.


 

 

14

Te Pūkaki Tapu o Poutūkeka Co-Management Committee

 

Dominic Wilson, Head of Co-Governance and Jake Boyce, Advisor Co-Governance were in attendance online to speak to this item.

 

Resolution number MO/2023/187

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      tautapa / delegate Reserves Act powers and duties over Te Pūkaki Tapu o Poutūkeka Historic Reserve and Associated Lands (Pūkaki Tapu) in accordance with option B set out in the agenda report:

Option B (as reflected in the draft co-management agreement clauses at Attachment C).

b)      whakaae / agree to the refreshed Te Pūkaki Tapu o Poutūkeka Co-management Agreement in Attachment A to the agenda report, and subject to the resolution of the Local Board at a) on the delegation of Reserves Act powers

c)      delegate authority to the Chair of the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board to agree changes of a minor nature to the Te Pūkaki Tapu o Poutūkeka Co-management Agreement in Attachment A of the agenda report, in consultation with Te Ākitai Waiohua / Pūkaki Māori Marae Committee

d)      tautapa / delegate authority to the Chair of the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board and the Auckland Council chief executive to sign on behalf of Auckland Council the Te Pūkaki Tapu o Poutūkeka Co-management Agreement in Attachment A of the agenda report

e)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note the Chair of the Pūkaki Māori Marae Committee and the Chair of Te Ākitai Waiohua Settlement Trust will be invited to sign the refreshed Te Pūkaki Tapu o Poutūkeka Co-management Agreement

f)       tuhi ā-taipitopito / note the appointment of Members Togiamua and Glassie-Rasmussen to the Te Pūkaki Tapu o Poutūkeka Co-management Committee on 7 December 2022 (MO/2022/171)

g)      koupou / appoint the Chairperson of the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board as an additional member to Te Pūkaki Tapu o Poutūkeka Co-management Committee, to come into effect on agreement with Te Ākitai Waiohua / Pūkaki Māori Marae Committee on a total Co-management committee membership of six

h)      whakamihi / thank the officers of Te Waka Tai-ranga-whenua / Co-Governance team for their outstanding commitment, invaluable contribution, and hard work, particularly in crafting a refined Pūkaki Co-Management Agreement. Your dedication to Māori and our community's aspirations is truly appreciated.

 

CARRIED

 


 

 

 

15

Consideration on deferred grant application LG2409-117 - Counties Manukau Sports Foundation

 

Amber Deng, Grants Advisor was in attendance online to speak to this item.

 

Resolution number MO/2023/188

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      agree to part fund the amount requested of deferred application LG2409-117:

Application ID

Organisation

Main focus

Requesting funding for

Amount requested

Approve/

Decline/

Partial

LG2409-117

Counties Manukau Sport Foundation

Sport and recreation

Towards event setting up, venue hire, promoting, operational cost, prize and vouchers and other related cost for Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Junior Sports Awards event at Manukau Rovers Rugby Football Club on 22 February 2024

$8,870.00

Partial

$7000

 

 

CARRIED

 


 

 

 

16

Aorere Pocket Park concept plan

 

The “Proposed new pocket park for Aorere endorsement of additional amenity” memo was tabled at the meeting.

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

 

Resolution number MO/2023/189

MOVED by Chairperson N Bakulich, seconded by Member J Glassie-Rasmussen:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      whai / adopt the Aorere Pocket Park concept plan.

 

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     6 December 2023: Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board - Item 16 - Aorere Pocket Park concept plan - memo

 

 

 

17

Hōtaka Kaupapa / Governance Forward Work Calendars

 

Resolution number MO/2023/190

MOVED by Chairperson N Bakulich, seconded by Deputy Chairperson H Fatu Toleafoa:  

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note the Hōtaka Kaupapa.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

18

Record of Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Workshop Notes

 

Resolution number MO/2023/191

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / receive the workshop notes from the workshops held on 1 November 2023, 8 November 2023, 15 November and 22 November 2023.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

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

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

 

 

 

6.53 pm                                              The chairperson thanked members for their attendance and attention to business and declared the meeting closed with a karakia from Member Joe Glassie-Rasmussen.

 

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

 

 

 

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