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, 17 April 2024 at 5:00 pm.

 

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

 

Councillor

Alf Filipaina, MNZM

via electronic link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He Hunga atu anō i Tae mai | IN ATTENDANCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board

17 April 2024

 

 

 

1          Nau mai | Welcome

 

Member Togiatolu Walter Togiamua led the meeting in karakia.

 

The Chairperson invited all attendees to introduce themselves to the meeting.

 

 

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/2024/29

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, 20 March 2024, 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

 

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

 

·       acknowledge the passing of Melegalenu’u Ah Sam, MNZM, on Monday 15th April 2024. Mele was a cornerstone of the Māngere College community, dedicating over 30 years to nurturing the growth and development of both students and staff. In 2022 Mele was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to Pacific language education.

Here is her citation on receiving her MNZM:

“Melegalenuu Ah Sam is Deputy Principal of Māngere College. She established Samoan language teaching at the college, later driving the addition of Cook Islands Māori and Lea Faka-Tonga, and led the establishment of the Languages ‘L Block’ as a hub for Māori and Pacific learning. She is a founding member and executive officer of Fotu o Malama, the Association for Teachers of Samoan Language and Culture in secondary and tertiary sectors. She is lead coordinator of the Samoan stage and a member of the ASB Auckland Polyfest organising committee and Trust Board. Mrs Ah Sam is Treasurer of EFKS New Zealand New Vision Church”.

·       acknowledge the passing of community personality Tofilau Yolande Ah Chong. A former Broadcaster with PMN who was known for her fast wit and articulation of political and social issues. Tofilau in recent times was a valued staff member of The Cause Collective where she worked on local projects including at Imrie Park with the ‘One Love’ initiative. Tofilau is survived by her three children

·       pay tribute to two dear friends, Lalau Tanielu Paitomaleifi, fondly known as "Tani," and Toeolesulusulu Leata Laine Tipi, whose contributions have enriched various Pacific communities across Tamaki Makaurau. Their dedication to their faith-based communities and broader society has left an enduring imprint that will be deeply missed. Let us honour their memory and cherish the legacies they leave behind

·       congratulate former Manukau City Councillor Hugh Graham (President of Cook Islands Sports) awarded a FIVB Volleyball World Certificate of Recognition for his contribution to the sport of Volleyball both in the Cook Islands and worldwide

·       acknowledge the opening of the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Netball courts rubberization and upgrades, $400k secured through the Regional Growth Fund. Congratulations to President Cheryl Witana, club executive, players, support staff and affiliated families

·       congratulate the Tūpuna Maunga Authority together with Boffa Miskell who have been awarded the Recreation Aotearoa Whāiao Māori – Māori Outcomes Award 2024 for the Whānau Ātea at Te Pane o Mataoho / Te Ara Pueru / Māngere Mountain. This is a national award that recognises a programme or organisation making significant effort to support and engage with tāngata Māori within outdoor recreation in Aotearoa

·       acknowledge Lara Dolan Māngere Budgeting Services Trust, Chris Quin Chief Executive of Foodstuffs North Island and his team, all product donors for the official opening of the brand-new Tatou Social Supermarket located at 33 Walmsley Road, Ōtāhuhu. The opening of the new Tatou Social Supermarket is a significant milestone for both Māngere Budgeting Services Trust and Foodstuffs North Island and reflects both organizations’ commitments to tackling food insecurity. The new social supermarket will offer a supermarket-style environment where people experiencing food insecurity will have the opportunity to choose items that meet their dietary, cultural, and personal preferences

·       congratulate and welcome the new Principal of Māngere College, Geraint Tuiletoa Tagaloa

·       wish happy 30th birthday to Māngere East Family Services and huge thanks for all you do and have done for our community over the last three decades

·       congratulate the Māngere UFC Maramas for winning the inaugural Moana Cup

·       congratulate the Ōtāhuhu UFC Mens 1st team for winning the Maurice Scott Memorial Trophy (v Pukekohe)

·       congratulate all the finalists and winners of the Māngere–Ōtāhuhu Junior Sports Awards, with thanks to CM Sports for organising and to all the sponsors, especially the Māngere Cosmopolitan Club:

·            U13 Sportswoman of the Year Justyce Tonga

·            U16 Sportsman of the year Isaac Sulu-Kiripati

·            U16 Sportswoman of the year Marnie Toloa

·            Junior Coach of the year Cheryl Grbic

·            Junior Team of the Year Bader Intermediate Flag Team

·            U19 Sportsman of the year James Ford

·            U19 Sportswoman of the year Sienna French

·            Rising Star Award Frank Vaenuku

·       congratulate the Ōtāhuhu College team named Best team of the competition in the Auckland Secondary Schools Lawn Bowls

·       send many thanks to Library Manager Tasneem Mohammed and her team, Fatimah Foundation, SAMA and volunteers for the lovely Iftar dinner at Te Pātaka Kōrero Tōia / Ōtāhuhu Library

·       congratulate Artists and Top Printmakers 2024 whose  portfolios are touring New Zealand: Matthias Tui and Rohil Prasad (Ōtāhuhu College); Tasmia Mahomed (Southern Cross Campus)

·       congratulate the Ōtāhuhu College’s Senior Girls Volleyball team – North Island Secondary Schools Satellite Cup Champions 2024

·       congratulate John Fiu ‘Boulder Shoulders’ winning his first RYZE Fitness Studio adaptive wheelchair boxing match

·       congratulate all students, teachers, tutors involved in the Polyfest 2024 official opening / powhiri. It was amazing to see the beautiful cultures shared through language, singing and dance

·       send huge thanks to our Muslim community and FAINZ for hosting a wonderful dinner to breakfast for Ramadan. It was wonderful to see our community together to break bread and build a more connected community

·       send huge thanks to Toni and the team for the awesome Māngere Volunteer event, and appreciation and one year flood commemoration evening hosted by I AM Māngere. Wonderful evening of food, live music and fun stations for the kids

·       congratulate all the recipients and their families at the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Junior Sports Awards 2023 evening held at the Manukau Rovers Football club. It was a wonderful night of celebration and acknowledgement of achievements

·       acknowledge the premiere screening of the Cook Islands documentary “The Vaka That Waited”. Thank you, Chelsea, for being brave and courageous in sharing your journey to learn te reo Kuki Airani. All the best on future Cook Islands documentary

·       acknowledge the parliamentary delegation from Samoa and the dedication read out by the Speaker of the House. It was an honour for Member(s) to be part of the hosting

·       acknowledge the rangatahi Youth Environmental programme. Great to see our schools attend that event in numbers

 

7          Ngā Petihana | Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

Note: with the agreement of the meeting, Item 11 – Governing Body member Update, was taken after Item 7 – Petitions.


 

 


11

Governing Body member Update

 

Resolution number MO/2024/30

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      whiwhi / receive the verbal report from Manukau Ward Councillor Alf Filipaina, MNZM

                                                        CARRIED

 

Note: Apologies from Councillor Lotu Fuli for absence were received.

 

Note: Member Joe Glassie-Rasmussen left the room at 5.25pm and returned 5.26pm.

 

 

8          Ngā Tono Whakaaturanga | Deputations

 

 

8.1

Deputation - Mapu Maia Pacifica Health Services

 

Leiataua Anthony Leaupepe, Efarina Sititi and Christyanna Saufoi from Mapu Maia, a Pacifica NGO, were in attendance to share the work they do and services they provide in the community.

A copy of the presentation is attached to the Minutes and published to the Auckland Council website.

 

Resolution number MO/2024/31

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      whakamihi / thank Leiataua Anthony Leaupepe, Efarina Sititi and Christyanna Saufoi for their attendance and presentation.

 

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     17 April 2024: Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board - Item 8.1 - Mapu Maia Pacifica Health Services - deputation

 

 

8.2

Deputation - Pacific Boxing Academy

 

Leiataua Jeff Elia, founder of the Pacific Boxing Academy, was in attendance to talk about setting up a boxing centre in the local board area.

 

Resolution number MO/2024/32

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      whakamihi / thank Leiataua Jeff Elia for his attendance and verbal presentation.

CARRIED

 

8.3

Deputation - LIA Social Solutions

 

Stuart Ramsay, CEO of LIA Social Solutions was in attendance to update the Board about the organisation and its work, which is a requirement of the leasing/tenancy agreements with Council.

A copy of the presentation is attached to the Minutes and published to the Auckland Council website.

 

Resolution number MO/2024/33

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      whakamihi / thank Stuart Ramsay for his attendance and presentation.

CARRIED

 

 

Attachments

a     17 April 2024: Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board - Item 8.3 - Deputations - LIA Social Solutions

9          Te Matapaki Tūmatanui  | Public Forum

 

 

9.1

Louisa Lavakula - Niuean Returned Servicemen Association

 

Louisa Lavakula, QSM was in attendance to talk about plans for a Niuean Returned Servicemen memorial.

 

Resolution number MO/2024/34

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)        whakamihi / thank Louisa Lavakula, QSM for her attendance and public forum presentation

b)       tono / request that officers report back on whether a cenotaph can be erected on a residential property at 149 Hall Avenue, to acknowledge the Niuean solders who served New Zealand in World War One.

 

CARRIED

 

Note: Member Togiatolu Walter Togiamua declared a non-financial conflict of interest in Item 9.1 - Louisa Lavakula - Niuean Returned Servicemen Association and took no part in the discussion nor decision making process.

 


 

 

10        Ngā Pakihi Autaia | Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

Note: with the agreement of the meeting, Item 11 - Governing Body member Update was taken after Item 7 - Petitions.

 

 


12

Local Board Leads and Appointments Report

 

Members Togiatolu Walter Togiamua, Christine O’Brien, Makalita Kolo, Joe Glassie-Rasmussen and Harry Fatu Toleafoa’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/2024/35

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     17 April 2024: Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board - Item 12 - Board Members Report - Togiatolu Walter Togiamua

b     17 April 2024: Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board - Item 12 - Board Members Report - Christine O'Brien

c     17 April 2024: Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board - Item 12 - Board Members Report - Makalita Kolo

d     17 April 2024: Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board - Item 12 - Board Members Report -      Joe Glassie-Rasmussen

e     17 April 2024: Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board - Item 12 - Board Members Report -      Harry Fatu Toleafoa

 

 

 

13

Chairperson's Report

 

Resolution number MO/2024/36

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      whiwhi / receive the chairperson’s verbal report.

 

CARRIED

 


 

 

 


14

Review of the allocation table recording the allocation of decision-making responsibility for non-regulatory activities

 

Resolution number MO/2024/37

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)         tono / request for non-regulatory activities which require both regional and local decisions, the allocation of decision-making responsibility is applied on a case-by-case basis

b)         tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that there are no substantive changes proposed to the allocation of decision-making for non-regulatory activities. However, local boards are primarily responsible for decision-making regarding local parks. While there are no proposed changes to this, there's a need to manage overlaps, especially when park decisions intersect with stormwater management

c)         tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that work is underway to consider whether, from a policy perspective, local boards should be able to make both the acquisition and disposal decision as part of land exchanges and this will be considered through the next annual review of the allocation table or through the local board delegation protocols, which are due to be reviewed later this year

i)        as stormwater management, flood resilience, and water quality efforts usually have a regional scope. Again, according to existing rules, decision-making for these activities falls under the Governing Body's jurisdiction to ensure a coordinated approach across the city, this requires clarification

d)         tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that the updated process for decision-making of stormwater activities will be reviewed with local boards in six months’ time and any issues arising will be considered through the next annual review of the allocation table or through the local board delegation protocols, which are due to be reviewed later this year

e)         tono / request that the Governing Body direct staff to investigate further whether, from a policy perspective, local boards should be able to make decisions on stormwater activities, or aspects of them.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

15

Hōtaka Kaupapa / Governance Forward Work Calendars

 

Resolution number MO/2024/38

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

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

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 


16

Record of Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Workshop Notes

 

Resolution number MO/2024/39

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

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / receive the workshop notes from the workshops held on 6 March 2024, 13 March 2024 and 27 March 2024.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

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

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

 

6.41 pm                                              The chairperson thanked members for their attendance and attention to business and declared the meeting closed with a tatalo from Deputy Chair Toleafoa.

 

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

 

 

 

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