Manurewa Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Manurewa Local Board held in the Manurewa Local Board Office, 7 Hill Road, Manurewa and via video conference (Microsoft Teams) on Thursday, 21 March 2024 at 1.32pm.

 

Te Hunga kua Tae mai | present

 

Chairperson (Acting)

Matt Winiata

 

Deputy Chairperson (Acting)

Anne Candy

 

Members

Joseph Allan

 

 

Heather Andrew

 

 

Angela Cunningham-Marino

 

 

Andrew Lesa

 

 

Rangi McLean

From 1.48pm

 

Te Hunga Kāore i Tae Mai | ABSENT

 

Chairperson

Glenn Murphy

 

 

Te Hunga Āpiti kua Tae mai | ALSO PRESENT

 

Councillor

Daniel Newman

Until 2.51pm, item 12

 


Manurewa Local Board

21 March 2024

 

 

 

1          Nau mai | Welcome

 

Member Andrew Lesa led the meeting in a karakia.

 

 

2          Ngā Tamōtanga | Apologies

 

Resolution number MR/2024/17

MOVED by Acting Chairperson M Winiata, seconded by Member A Lesa:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)         whakaae / accept the apology from Chairperson Glenn Murphy for absence and Rangi McLean for lateness.

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 MR/2024/18

MOVED by Acting Chairperson M Winiata, seconded by Member A Cunningham-Marino:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)         whakaū / confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 15 February 2024, as true and correct.

CARRIED

 

 

5          He Tamōtanga Motuhake | Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

 

6          Te Mihi | Acknowledgements

 

6.1

Acknowledgement - Fa'anānā Efeso Collins

 

Resolution number MR/2024/19

MOVED by Acting Chairperson M Winiata, seconded by Member A Candy:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)         acknowledge the passing of Fa'anānā Efeso Collins. The board acknowledges Efeso’s time in politics and his work and advocacy for his community.

CARRIED

 


 

 

7          Ngā Petihana | Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

 

8          Ngā Tono Whakaaturanga | Deputations

 

8.1

Deputation - Habitat for Humanity

 

Conrad La Pointe and Julia Tukiri from Habitat for Humanity were in attendance to speak to the board about the work the organisation undertakes. 

 

An updated presentation was given. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number MR/2024/20

MOVED by Acting Chairperson M Winiata, seconded by Member A Candy:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      whakamihi / thank Conrad La Pointe and Julia Tukiri from Habitat for Humanity for their attendance and presentation.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     21 March 2024: Manurewa Local Board - Item 8.1 Deputation - Habitat for Humanity presentation

 

 

Member Rangi McLean entered the meeting at 1.48pm

 

 

8.2

Deputation - Te Pou Herenga Waka Ama Club

 

Jonaan McLeod and Modesty Tautuhi from Te Pou Herenga Waka Ama Club were in attendance to speak to the board about how the funding they received from the 2022/2023 Manurewa Sport and Active Recreation Facilities Plan implementation was utilised.

 

Resolution number MR/2024/21

MOVED by Acting Chairperson M Winiata, seconded by Member A Cunningham-Marino:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      whakamihi / thank Jonaan McLeod and Modesty Tautuhi from Te Pou Herenga Waka Ama Club for their attendance and presentation.

CARRIED

 


 

 

8.3

Deputation - Mapu Maia

 

Anthony Leaupepe and Raymond Une from Mapu Maia were in attendance to speak to the board about the work that they do and how Mapu Maia could support the Manurewa community.

 

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

 

Resolution number MR/2024/22

MOVED by Acting Chairperson M Winiata, seconded by Member A Lesa:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      whakamihi / thank Anthony Leaupepe and Raymond Une from Mapu Maia for their attendance and presentation.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     21 March 2024: Manurewa Local Board - Item 8.3 Deputation - Mapu Maia presentation

 

 

9          Te Matapaki Tūmatanui  | Public Forum

 

9.1

Public Forum - No'oaere Glassie

 

No’oaere Glassie was in attendance to speak to the board about Tadmor Hall.

 

Resolution number MR/2024/23

MOVED by Acting Chairperson M Winiata, seconded by Member R McLean:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)         whakamihi / thank No’oaere Glassie for her attendance.

CARRIED

 

 

9.2

Public Forum - Jane Anstey

 

Jane Anstey was in attendance to speak to the board about Tadmor Hall.

 

Resolution number MR/2024/24

MOVED by Acting Chairperson M Winiata, seconded by Member H Andrew:   

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)           whakamihi / thank Jane Anstey for her attendance.

CARRIED

 

 

10        Ngā Pakihi Autaia | Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.


 

 

 

11

Governing Body Members' Update

 

Resolution number MR/2024/25

MOVED by Acting Chairperson M Winiata, seconded by Member H Andrew:   

That the Manurewa Local Board:

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

CARRIED

 

 

12

Chairperson's Update

 

Resolution number MR/2024/26

MOVED by Acting Chairperson M Winiata, seconded by Member A Candy:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      whiwhi / receive the verbal report from the Manurewa Local Board Acting Chairperson.

CARRIED

 

 

13

Election of Acting Deputy Chairperson

 

Resolution number MR/2024/27

MOVED by Acting Chairperson M Winiata, seconded by Member H Andrew:   

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)         agree to utilise System B of Schedule 7, Part 1, Clause 25 of the Local Government Act 2002 to elect its acting deputy chairperson.

CARRIED

 

The acting chairperson called for nominations for an acting deputy chairperson from 21 March 2024 to 28 April 2024.

 

Member Heather Andrew nominated member Anne Candy as acting deputy chairperson.

Member Angela Cunningham-Marino seconded the nomination.

There were no further nominations.

 

Resolution number MR/2024/28

MOVED by Member H Andrew, seconded by Member A Cunningham-Marino:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

b)        elect Member Anne Candy as deputy chairperson for the period of 21 March 2024 to 28 April 2024

c)         tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that for period two: Monday 29 April 2024 to the end of the 2022-2025 political term Matt Winata will be the chairperson and Glenn Murphy will be the deputy chairperson.

CARRIED

 


 

 

14

Proposed new Commercial Lease at 90R Wairere Road, The Gardens

 

Resolution number MR/2024/29

MOVED by Acting Chairperson M Winiata, seconded by Member R McLean:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      whiwhi / receive the report and consider the recommendation in Attachment A of the agenda report

b)        agree that item 14: Proposed new Commercial Lease at 90R Wairere Road, The Gardens be deferred until after public submissions have closed on 22 March 2024.

CARRIED

 

 

15

Auckland Transport -  Project Kōkiri - Setting priorities for Auckland Transport project and programme engagement

 

Resolution number MR/2024/30

MOVED by Acting Chairperson M Winiata, seconded by Acting Deputy Chairperson A Candy:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      receive and consider the recommendations in the Project Kōkiri - Setting priorities for Auckland Transport project and programme engagement report in Attachment A

b)        whakarite / provide the following views on the proposed work programme on the projects the local board requests Auckland Transport to:

i)          Collaborate with the local board on:

A)        Great South Road signalised pedestrian crossing project, near Nanaksar Sikh Temple

B)        Roys Road traffic calming and bus stop relocation project

C)        Riverton Drive and Porchester Road intersection safety improvements project

D)        Pedestrian and raised level crossing removals or modification projects

ii)         Consult with the local board on:

A)        Rata Vine Drive kerb buildout safety improvement project

B)        Weymouth roundabout safety improvements project

C)        Russell Road and Swallow Drive intersection safety improvements project 

D)        Driver speed feedback sign relocation project

E)        School Safety Programme

F)        Manukau Cycle Focus area 10-year programme

G)       Road corridor renewals

H)        New bus shelter locations

iii)       Inform the local board about:

A)        Rail station upgrades, including the uneven platform surface remedial works at Homai Station

B)        Minor and major public transport infrastructure improvements

C)        Grand Vue Road safety improvement project

D)        Great South Road and the planned late running bus traffic signal priority programme

c)         whakarite / provide the following projects or programmes for Auckland Transport to consider for inclusion in future work programmes and reporting:

i)          Management of trucks and courier vans parking in non-commercial and industrial areas

ii)         Installation of red-light cameras on major and arterial roads to deter rat running

iii)       Improving public transport in the area, including investigating AT On Demand services, increasing the frequency of buses within the local area, and increasing the safety for both bus drivers and public transport users

iv)       Increase the number of shared paths in the area to improve walking, cycling and multi-modal options for residents

v)         Walking and cycling connections between Manurewa and Waiata Shores

vi)       A proactive approach to improve the quality of the road surface in the immediate vicinity of other ongoing projects

vii)      Quarterly updates on the death and serious injuries (DSI) statistics in the Manurewa Local Board area and Auckland-wide

viii)     Updates on the maintenance budget spend in Manurewa in comparison to other local board areas

ix)       Updates on what prevention measures are underway and plan to be taken to minimise the damage and effects of future storms, floods and other natural disasters, including cesspit maintenance to ensure free flowing water

d)        tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that concrete on-road cycle lane separators are not supported by the local board as approved in the previous resolution: MR/2023/88.

CARRIED

 

 

16

Local board input to Auckland Council Submission on the draft Government Policy Statement on Land Transport 2024-34

 

Resolution number MR/2024/31

MOVED by Acting Chairperson M Winiata, seconded by Member H Andrew:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      provide / whakarite provide the following local views on the draft Government Policy Statement on Land Transport 2024-34 discussion document to inform the council’s submission:

i)          tautoko / support the increase in funding for road maintenance, including a ringfenced budget for repairing potholes on local road networks

ii)         tautoko / support increasing the resilience of the roading network to limit the impact on the network when there are severe weather events and natural disasters

iii)       do not support the reduction in funding for public transport infrastructure and services as reliable and accessible public transport is crucial in easing congestion, mitigating the effects of climate change and providing more transport options for all

iv)       do not support removing climate change as one of the four key strategic priorities. Manurewa is a community that is particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change

v)         do not support safe speeds no longer being a component towards road safety. Manurewa has high DSI rates and the local board will be continuing to support efforts to change these statistics for the safety of the community and support Auckland’s goal of Vision Zero

vi)       tautoko / support the increased focus on enforcement for drink-driving, drug-driving, disqualified drivers and other illegal behaviours

vii)      do not support the omission of safety initiatives and mitigations for pedestrians and cyclists as active and multi-modal options should be safe, accessible and encouraged

viii)     tautoko / support the reduction of spending on raised crossings, subject to consideration of signalised crossings on arterial roads, in instances where they do not improve safety

ix)       do not support the omission of joint transport planning including the Auckland Transport Alignment Project (ATAP) as there needs to be greater communication and planning between central and local government, not less

x)         tautoko / support the additional funding and delivery towards Mill Road as one of the proposed Roads of National Significance

xi)       tautoko / support the Airport to Botany Busway project as a Major Public Transport Project

xii)      tautoko / support the SH1 Papakura to Drury and the South Auckland package as Major Transport Projects.

CARRIED

 

 

17

Representation review and local board reorganisation

 

Resolution number MR/2024/32

MOVED by Acting Chairperson M Winiata, seconded by Member A Lesa:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      whakarite / provide the following feedback on any matters relating to the review of representation arrangements for the current 21 local boards:

i)          do not support the scenario of fewer local boards

ii)         do not support amalgamation of local boards

iii)       tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that if the outcome of the reorganisation review is to reduce the number of local boards, local board members need to be remunerated adequately as there will inevitably be an increase in responsibility and scope

b)      whakarite / provide the following feedback on the proposal to reduce the number of local boards through a reorganisation plan noting that Governing Body has supported the development of a 15 local board model as described in this report:

i)          restructures have not been favourable to Māori and Pasifika. The local boards with the highest proportion of Māori and Pasifika continue to be disproportionally negatively affected by restructures and change, including with this proposal

ii)         Manurewa and Papakura would be disadvantaged due to the lack of facilities, funding, and growth compared to other local boards. This board is already being asked to optimise buildings that are not in a good condition as there are little funds to renew them

iii)       a combined Manurewa and Papakura board would be disadvantaged due to the social economic status of the area

iv)       there are local boards that are struggling and already have different amount of greenspace, dilapidated buildings and don’t have the funding to fix them. These areas can be propped up for now but there is still work to do to limit the disparity between boards. There needs to be modelling that shows what less local boards will look like over the next 30 years

v)         more scenarios should be explored that support boards which are not currently proposed for amalgamation being amalgamated or having areas added so they would all be a similar size to a Manurewa-Papakura board

vi)       there are many smaller communities that find council difficult to engage with already. Increasing the scale of the local board area and local board population will mean that it is even harder for them to engage with council

vii)      communities travel locally and are not necessary going to travel to another part of an enlarged local board area. This would reduce engagement with local board and council in general

viii)     further options regarding local board boundaries needs to be explored to enable a greater distribution of equity and growth

ix)       consideration should be given to the feedback from iwi given Te Tiriti obligations

c)      support a reorganisation plan for local boards proceeding to public consultation.

CARRIED

 

 

18

Proposals for More Empowered Local Boards

 

Resolution number MR/2024/33

MOVED by Acting Chairperson M Winiata, seconded by Member A Lesa:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      whakarite / provide the following feedback on staff proposals for more empowered local boards:

i)       tautoko / support the principle of subsidiarity where local decisions are made locally

ii)      tautoko / support local boards to receive quality strategic advice to allow for better decision making and outcomes for the community

iii)     tautoko / support increased decision-making and the ability for local boards to do more

iv)       tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that with increased decision-making a higher quality of advice and ensuring strong, integrated advice to local boards needs to be prioritised

v)         tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that there is a disconnect currently where there is a lack of staff response, advice, and understanding of governance which impacts the local board’s ability to make quality decisions for the community

vi)       tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that although local boards have the option to pursue optimisation, the advice and support to allow boards to pursue this option has been lacking

vii)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that a number of reports still go to Governing Body where there are no Local Board Views sections. There is an opportunity for this to be better scrutinised by the Governing Body and empower local boards

viii)     tono / request that a strategic assessment of council’s lease portfolio is undertaken to better understand council owned assets, including use, service needs, and provisions, to better allow the assets to serve the changing demographics and needs of the community.

CARRIED

 

 

19

Local board feedback on freshwater management in Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland

 

Resolution number MR/2024/34

MOVED by Acting Chairperson M Winiata, seconded by Member A Cunningham-Marino:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      kohuki / consider feedback received from their communities in the second phase of public consultation to inform implementation of the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020 in Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland

b)      whakarite / provide feedback as per the consultation questions in Attachment A.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     21 March 2024: Manurewa Local Board - Item 19 Local board feedback on freshwater management in Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland

 

 


20

Update on Watercare and Eke Panuku work programmes for Quarter Three (Jan - Mar 2024) and CCO Engagement Plans

 

Resolution number MR/2024/35

MOVED by Acting Chairperson M Winiata, seconded by Member H Andrew:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      whiwhi / receive the update on Council-controlled Organisation Engagement Plans and Watercare and Eke Panuku work programmes for Quarter Three (Jan-Mar 2024).

CARRIED

 

21

Manurewa Local Board Hōtaka Kaupapa / Governance Forward Work Calendar - March 2024

 

Resolution number MR/2024/36

MOVED by Member R McLean, seconded by Member A Cunningham-Marino:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note the Hōtaka Kaupapa / Governance Forward Work Calendar.

CARRIED

 

 

22

Manurewa Local Board Workshop Records

 

Resolution number MR/2024/37

MOVED by Member J Allan, seconded by Acting Deputy Chairperson A Candy:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note the Manurewa Local Board workshop records from:

i)       1 February 2024

ii)      8 February 2024

iii)     15 February 2024

iv)     22 February 2024.

CARRIED

 

 

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

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

Member Rangi McLean closed the meeting with a karakia.

 

 

3.23pm                                               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 Manurewa Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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