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, 21 February 2024 at 5:00 pm.

 

Te Hunga kua Tae mai | present

 

Chairperson

Tauanu’u Nick Bakulich

 

Deputy Chairperson

Harry Fatu Toleafoa

Via electronic link

Members

Joe Glassie-Rasmussen

 

 

Makalita Kolo

 

 

Christine O'Brien

 

 

Togiatolu Walter Togiamua

 

 

Te Hunga Kāore i Tae Mai | ABSENT

 

Member

Papaliitele Lafulafu Peo, JP

 

 

 

Te Hunga Āpiti kua Tae mai | ALSO PRESENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He Hunga atu anō i Tae mai | IN ATTENDANCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board

21 February 2024

 

 

 

1          Nau mai | Welcome

 

Member Togiatolu Walter Togiamua led the meeting in karakia.

The Chairperson invited all in attendance to introduce themselves to the meeting and acknowledged the passing today of friend and former colleague Fa'anānā Efeso Collins, MP and the subsequent changes to this business meeting.

 

 

2          Ngā Tamōtanga | Apologies

 

Resolution number MO/2024/1

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)          whakaae / accept the apology from Member Papaliitele Lafulafu Peo, JP for absence.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

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/2024/2

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

b)          whakaū / confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Wednesday, 6 December 2023 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 Chairperson advised attendees that acknowledgements intended to be heard at this business meeting, will be deferred to the 20 March 2024 business meeting, to allow the Member’s time to acknowledge and reflect on the life and passing today, of friend and former colleague Fa'anānā Efeso Collins, MP.

 

Secretarial note: A video of Fa'anānā Efeso Collins’ maiden speech to Parliament was played at this time to show aroha to the well respected leader. This was followed by individual reflections from the Members:

 

Deputy Chair Harry Fatu Toleafoa thanked the Chair and local board for enabling this tribute, and to members of the community who are uplifting the family in prayer. In due time, the details will be made known and Fa'anānā’s life can be celebrated, and his leadership and legacy acknowledged, not only for the community but more importantly for Fa'anānā’s children Kaperiela and Asalemo. Thanks for this fitting tribute at such an unfortunate time. Fa'afetai tele lava.

 

Chair extended condolences to Deputy Chair Toleafoa and his family who are heavily involved in the arrangements.

 

Member Christine O’Brien said she has known Fa'anānā for 10 years, having worked alongside him on the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board and Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board youth connections programmes, dedicated to finding employment opportunities and creating youth pathways through schools for Pacifica young people in South Auckland. Fa'anānā was a shining light and the major themes of his life were outlined in his maiden speech to Parliament, things that he had put into practice in Council. Member O’Brien acknowledged Fa'anānā’s “great sense of humour” and was impressed that “as Fa'anānā alluded to very lightly in his opening speech - as a younger man he may have held some views and with great humility and courage had always faced those issues, and looked within himself to make change, and made no bones about being very public about that as well. Another tremendous tribute to the person he was and very sad that Fa'anānā’s fantastic maiden speech was now his valedictory speech. I think the 276 connection can claim him now”.

 

Member Makalita Kolo expressed sadness and shock describing his passing as “this calling for Fa'anānā – he’s needed somewhere else” and offered her deepest condolences to Fa'anānā’s wife Fia and daughters, and to his mother and siblings at this time. Member Kolo reflected on the many community events she and Fa'anānā had attended over 20 years, and his connections to young people, including her own 22-year old daughter who followed Fa'anānā. Member Kolo thanked Fa'anānā for his good work in the community and his ability to connect pacifica to the wider world. Go well Fa'anānā.

 

Member Joe Glassie-Rasmussen gave glory and praise to God for Fes’ life of 49 years, describing Fes as “a mocker” and a people’s person as reflected in his leadership, actions and maiden speech, especially the closing words “peace, love, service and the lord”. Fa'anānā was “future focused - because he thinks about his children, that’s where his future focus comes from and I align with those values. When we make decisions, we think about our children and our next generation and that’s what moves my heart and brings me to tears”. Member Glassie-Rasmussen celebrated Fa'anānā’s faith in Christ and “the amazing legacy that inspired me and my young daughters who were shattered today. Thank you Chair – let’s celebrate his life”.

 

Member Togiatolu Walter Togiamua acknowledged the many tributes paid already, describing Fa'anānā as one individual who portrayed everything, courageous, articulate and that any opportunity, group or event Fa'anānā was involved with, was about “mana enhancing”. Member Togiamua shared that he had met Fa'anānā at the airport, travelling to support an event involving wife Fia, and when asked “is that where you’re heading to?” Fa'anānā replied “wherever the Lord sends me to”.

 

Chairperson Tauanu’u Nick Bakulich noted “this is a business meeting with a difference. Today, the Board should have been acknowledging Fa'anānā’s maiden speech but there’s been a change as Fa'anānā’s life has come to a sudden end”. In closing this part of the meeting, Chair acknowledged that Fa'anānā’s term(s) as Ward Councillor, came in tough times, including during the Ihumatao land claim, noting also his visit to the Recovery Centre following the 2023 floods and message to the Chair to pass regards to those involved in the recovery effort, describing what he had seen at the Centre as “an operation going quite well”. Last night, Fa'anānā  was on Radio 531PI’s Niuean programme speaking to the community. Finally, Chair reflected that “whilst this is a very sad day, he died while in public service. I suppose in the days to come we can reflect back and say that he died doing what he was born to do - to serve others. We await instructions from the family … this Local Board will join others and await Auckland Council’s delegation to the whanau”. 

 

Secretarial note: Local Area Manager, Victoria Villaraza, read the message from Auckland Council’s Chief Executive, Phil Wilson, to the whole of Auckland on the passing of Fa'anānā Efeso Collins.

 

 

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 Lotu Fuli tabled her apologies for absence.

Councillor Alf Filipaina, MNZM was unable to attend.

 

 

 

12

Local Board Leads and Appointments Report

 

Member Harry Fatu Toleafoa, Member Christine O’Brien and Member 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 a Minute Attachment.

 

Resolution number MO/2024/3

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

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

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     21 February 2024: Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board - Item 12 - Board Members Report - Harry Fatu Toleafoa

b     21 February 2024: Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board - Item 12 - Board Members Report - Christine O'Brien

c     21 February 2024: Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board - Item 12 - Board Members Report - Joe Glassie-Rasmussen

 

 

 

13

Chairperson's Report

 

There was no verbal report.

 

 


 

 

8          Ngā Tono Whakaaturanga | Deputations

 

8.1

Deputation - Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Netball Centre

 

This item has been deferred to the 20 March 2024 business meeting of the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board.

 

 

 

8.2

Deputation – Youthline

 

The presenters were unable to attend. This item will be deferred to a future business meeting.

 

 

 

9          Te Matapaki Tūmatanui  | Public Forum

 

There was no public forum.

 

 

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

 

Resolution number MO/2024/4

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note the refreshed Te Pūkaki Tapu o Poutūkeka Co-management Agreement provided in Attachment A of the agenda report.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

15

Te Kete Rukuruku Tranche Three Site Selection

 

Resolution number MO/2024/5

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      whakaae / approve the addition of five parks and three libraries, shown in table one below, for Māori naming as part of Te Kete Rukuruku.

Table one

Existing Name

Address

David Lange Park

98R Bader Drive, Māngere

Luke Street East Esplanade Reserve 1

132 Luke Street East, Ōtāhuhu

Favona Road Esplanade Reserve

2R Favona Road, Favona

Norana Avenue Reserve

31 Norana Avenue, Favona

Walter Massey Park

10R Hain Avenue, Māngere East

Māngere Bridge Library

5-7 Church Road, Māngere Bridge

Māngere East Library

370 Massey Road, Māngere East

Māngere Town Centre Library

121 Bader Drive, Māngere

 

b)      whakaū / confirm the list of 27 parks and three libraries detailed in Attachment A for tranche three of Te Kete Rukuruku and invite iwi to provide Māori names as dual names for these sites

c)      acknowledge the intent for Auckland Council to enter a mātauranga agreement that commits to upholding the correct use of Māori names and to use them only for purposes that have a community outreach or educational purpose (non-commercial use)

d)      ohia / endorse the Te Kete Rukuruku programme and process for Māori naming of parks and facilities.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

16

Aorere Pocket Park gifted name Reporepo Park from Te Ākitai Waiohua

 

Resolution number MO/2024/6

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      whai / adopt Reporepo Park as the new name for Aorere Pocket Park.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

17

Auckland Council’s Quarterly Performance Report: Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board for quarter two 2023/2024

 

Resolution number MO/2024/7

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      whiwhi / receive the performance report for quarter two ending 31 December 2023.

b)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note the financial performance report in Attachment B of the agenda report will remain confidential until after the Auckland Council Group half-year results for 2023/2024 are released to the New Zealand Exchange (NZX), which are expected to be made public on 28 February 2024.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

18

Hōtaka Kaupapa / Governance Forward Work Calendars

 

Resolution number MO/2024/8

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

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

 

CARRIED

 

 

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

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.


 

 

5.56 pm                                              The chairperson thanked members for their attendance and attention to business and declared the meeting closed with a prayer by Member Glassie-Rasmussen.

 

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

 

 

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