275 Times May 2018

Mangere community news. This month: have your say on Auckland's Fuel Tax, stand up for Ihumatao, pathways for performing arts, rethink waste - and more!

Mangere community news. This month: have your say on Auckland's Fuel Tax, stand up for Ihumatao, pathways for performing arts, rethink waste - and more!


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EDITION #41<br />

MAY <strong>2018</strong><br />

<strong>275</strong><br />

Māngere’s<br />

times<br />

<strong>275</strong> times<br />

Our stories, our people, our Māngere<br />

Kōrero paki ō tatou, Tāngata ō tatou, Ngā Hau Māngere ō tatou<br />

Mangere driving tutor Koia Teinakore is concerned<br />

about the impact of the new fuel tax on local families.<br />



Auckland Council is asking for feedback on the<br />

Regional Fuel Tax and Regional Land Transport Plan.<br />

By Donna Wynd<br />

Two points need to be made<br />

about this: The first is that we<br />

all support taxes we think others<br />

will pay but that we can avoid.<br />

The second is that it is not<br />

fair for the Council to be<br />

asking the public to address<br />

complex policy problems<br />

without first helping people<br />

understand the issues, and<br />

what the options are.<br />

Several years ago, I was part<br />

of a transport funding group<br />

set up to consider Auckland’s<br />

transport funding in detail.<br />

It took a well-informed group<br />

of interested people about 18<br />

months of intense negotiation –<br />

not a couple of hours at a town<br />

hall meeting – to agree on the<br />

best way to fund improvements<br />

to Auckland’s transport system.<br />

Because the Independent<br />

Advisory Board’s (IAB) brief<br />

was quite specific, in some<br />

ways this was an easier<br />

>> continued on page 2<br />

Stand on<br />

the Land:<br />

26 <strong>May</strong><br />

It’s time again for<br />

our community<br />

to take a stand<br />

and demand that<br />

the beautiful<br />

landscape at<br />

Ihumātao, Māngere,<br />

be saved from<br />

destruction and<br />

protected for future<br />

generations under<br />

the mana of its<br />

tāngata whenua.<br />

SOUL (Save Our<br />

Unique Landscape)<br />

invites the people of<br />

Auckland to show<br />

our support for the<br />

protection of this<br />

beautiful place – to<br />

join together at<br />

a special ‘Hands<br />

Around the Land’ rally<br />

at Ihumātao, 2pm on<br />

Saturday 26 <strong>May</strong>.<br />

We want to make<br />

it clear to Auckland<br />

Council, the NZ<br />

Free!<br />

Above:<br />

Māngere MP Aupito<br />

William Sio at an<br />

earlier public protest<br />

on the land, speaks in<br />

strong support for the<br />

community campaign<br />

to save the disputed<br />

block at Ihumātao.<br />

(Photo: Roger Fowler)<br />

Government and<br />

Fletcher Residential<br />

that the people of<br />

Auckland say NO<br />

to destruction and<br />

YES to protection of<br />

this special heritage<br />

land as an essential<br />

part of the Ōtuataua<br />

Stonefields.<br />

For updates, see<br />

@protectIhumatao<br />

on Facebook.<br />

Toitū te whenua!<br />

Hundreds joined hands at Ihumātao two years ago as<br />

a powerful message of support. (Photo: Jacqui Geux)<br />


P3: Pasifika Fono P5: Upcycle or dump? P7: Maramataka

2<br />


Aloha!<br />

I’ve been<br />

getting a lot of<br />

good tips from<br />

our community<br />

about weight<br />

loss, after my April<br />

editorial on “Bucket List Wants”.<br />

Thank you all for your concern and<br />

willingness to help. I can’t wait to<br />

try some of your ideas. (Although<br />

for the sake of the world, I will<br />

forego the pole dancing workouts<br />

for the foreseeable future).<br />

I will however, stand... on the land.<br />

We’ve been talking about the<br />

Wallace Block land in Ihumātao<br />

forever now. It is atrocious that<br />

we are still having to talk about it<br />

in such a negative light today.<br />

Once this land, which is of cultural,<br />

historical and archaeological<br />

significance, is developed into a<br />

housing area, there’s no going back.<br />

It doesn’t always need to be about<br />

money. In some instances, what<br />

something means to a community<br />

– to a people – is far more<br />

important than what goes into your<br />

wallets or bank accounts. This fight<br />

to Save Our Unique Landscape<br />

is one of those instances.<br />

We’re heading into winter and<br />

if the recent bout of unpredictable<br />

weather is anything to go<br />

by, then we will need to get ourselves<br />

prepared for emergencies.<br />

I’m not talking Doomsday bunkers,<br />

but making sure you have<br />

emergency supplies including<br />

water – and food that’s easy to<br />

store and carry – to last you and<br />

your family at least 72 hours.<br />

(Don’t forget your pets!)<br />

If you still have fallen trees and<br />

branches from the last storm<br />

blocking footpaths around<br />

your property, please contact<br />

Auckland Council: 09 301 0101.<br />

Lastly, we celebrate mothers<br />

this month. So on behalf of<br />

the staff of <strong>275</strong> <strong>Times</strong> – HAPPY<br />

MOTHERS’ DAY to all mothers.<br />

Hermann<br />

Tuataga Hermann Arp Jr<br />

Editor<br />



>> continued from page 1<br />

decision than what ratepayers<br />

and motorists are facing.<br />

After months of reading and<br />

pondering the options, the IAB<br />

decided against a regional<br />

fuel tax because it was unfair,<br />

provided no alternative, and did<br />

not deliver sufficient revenue.<br />

In its favour, it did not require a<br />

change to any legislation, and would<br />

be relatively easy to implement.<br />

A better solution<br />

Our preferred option was<br />

something called a variable<br />

motorway charge. This was<br />

similar to a congestion charge<br />

but applied only to motorways.<br />

It served the dual purpose of not<br />

only raising the revenue required<br />

but also providing an incentive for<br />

people to travel off-peak where<br />

possible. A regional fuel tax offers<br />

no incentive to travel off-peak.<br />

Lastly, a motorway charge still<br />

gave people the option of not<br />

using the motorway. The tradeoff<br />

was that they would take more<br />

time to get to their destination.<br />

A motorway charge isn’t perfect,<br />

but it is more equitable than a<br />

fuel tax, and directly addresses<br />

reducing congestion.<br />

Taking from the poor...?<br />

There is a further problem for<br />

South Auckland: given Auckland<br />

Working together<br />

for the community<br />

Transport’s priorities, it seems<br />

likely that a fuel tax will mean<br />

Auckland’s poorest residents (that<br />

is, those who travel the furthest<br />

to get to their low-paid jobs) will<br />

effectively subsidise light rail for<br />

the benefit of the wealthiest.<br />

So, do we need a regional fuel tax?<br />

No. There are smarter options.<br />

Find out more:<br />

If you’re going to make a submission<br />

on the regional fuel tax, you can<br />

read the IAB’s full report at www.<br />

shapeauckland.co.nz/media/1182/<br />

section-113-alternative-transportfunding-informationa4.pdf<br />


Submissions close 14 <strong>May</strong> at 8pm.<br />

Visit akhaveyoursay.nz to read<br />

the consultation documents,<br />

and give your feedback online.<br />

You can also have your say:<br />

• in person at a Council Service<br />

Centre, your local library, or<br />

on Tues 8 <strong>May</strong>, 6pm–8pm at<br />

Manurewa Intermediate School,<br />

76 Russell Road, Manurewa<br />

• by FREE post: AK Have Your<br />

Say, Auckland Council, Freepost<br />

Authority 182382, Private<br />

Bag 92 300, Auckland 1142<br />

• by email: akhaveyoursay@<br />

aucklandcouncil.govt.nz<br />

• on Twitter or Facebook:<br />

@aklcouncil #akhaveyoursay<br />

The Working Together Group has generously donated seven new sewing<br />

machines for the sewing classes at the Māngere East Community Centre.<br />

Centre Manager Hone Fowler (centre in white t-shirt) received the sewing<br />

machines at a recent community gathering at the Māngere East Hall,<br />

which was also attended by Local Board member Christine O’Brien (left).

The spirit of Pasifika Fono <strong>2018</strong><br />

Over 200 educators,<br />

teachers and inspirational<br />

community leaders gathered<br />

at the Waipuna Conference<br />

Centre in Mt Wellington in<br />

April, for the bi-annual New<br />

Zealand Education Institute’s<br />

(NZEI) Pasifika Fono.<br />

This year’s theme was Wayfinders:<br />

Discovering New Horizons.<br />

Keynote speakers included<br />

historian and Rhodes Scholar<br />

Toeolesulusulu Damon Salesa,<br />

Pasifika health and wellbeing expert<br />

Dr Jemaima Sipaea Tiatia-Seath,<br />

Pasifika navigator Lilomaiava Ema<br />

Siope and sports psychologist to<br />

the All Blacks Gilbert Enoka.<br />

Each spoke about the opportunities in<br />

their lives and professions that have<br />

helped them find new horizons and<br />

push boundaries for Pasifika peoples.<br />

The two-day fono featured 30<br />

workshops, with presenters including<br />

passionate educators FlrorrinKeni<br />

and Moana Uriaro from Māngere’s<br />

Southern Cross Campus Preschool.<br />

Their interactive workshop explored<br />

strategies to ensure preschool<br />

children experience a seamless<br />

transition into Primary school.<br />

Other workshops covered cultural<br />

responsiveness, the realities<br />

of being a first time principal,<br />

Pasifika principals working<br />

collaboratively, reconnecting<br />

to culture through music and<br />

dance, growing polycultural<br />

leaders and suicide prevention.<br />

<strong>275</strong> <strong>Times</strong> editor Tuataga Hermann<br />

Arp Jr facilitated a workshop on<br />

Literacy through music: Finding<br />

your place in your identity.<br />

He was joined by Māngere College<br />

Cook Island students Nga Tere,<br />

Tonorio Tokotini and Tearataua<br />

Tavioni, with teacher Piri Tamihana.<br />

The group impressed attendees<br />

with their renditions of traditional<br />

Penrhyn and Manihiki cultural<br />

songs as well as the beats of the<br />

Kuki Airani (Cook Island) drums.<br />

“Sometimes the best path to new<br />

horizons, is to remember our past,”<br />

says Tuataga. “The quickest way to<br />

the past and back again – and then<br />

into the future – is through music.”<br />

NZEI’s Mereana Epi Mana believes<br />

the Fono is great way for educators<br />

to gain new ideas to help teach<br />

our Pasifika students today. And<br />

“to have our Māngere College<br />

musicians here, brought a true<br />

spirit to the fono,” she says.<br />

Above:Māngere College students Nga Tere<br />

(left and Tearataua Tavioni (right), with NZEI’s<br />

Mereana Epi Mana (centre). (Photo: John McCrae)<br />

Below:Educators from across the country gained<br />

new ideas about teaching Pasifika students at<br />

this year’s NZEI Fono. (Photo: John McCrae)<br />

Local Board<br />

chair Lemauga<br />

Lydia Sosene.<br />

So much to be thankful for<br />

Kia ora, tafola lava and warm greetings from all of us at the Local Board.<br />

I hope you had a chance to<br />

see the amazing Wizard of<br />

Ōtāhuhu theatre production<br />

at our Māngere Arts Centre.<br />

The board is really proud to<br />

have supported this awardwinning<br />

theatre company for<br />

the last five years, and it’s great<br />

to see it providing a launching<br />

pad for our talented young<br />

people to get into acting,<br />

directing and producing.<br />

Another great initiative our<br />

board funded, was the Pop<br />

art installations which were<br />

around Ōtāhuhu and Māngere<br />

during March and April. We<br />

got a lot of feedback about<br />

how great this project was<br />

for activating the public<br />

spaces around businesses and<br />

community facilities, so I hope<br />

you had a chance to play some<br />

ping pong or marbles at one<br />

of these fantastic installations.<br />

Ten Auckland parks have been<br />

awarded the prestigious Green<br />

Flag, including our very own<br />

Ambury Farm Regional Park.<br />

The awards assess how well<br />

parks meet the needs of the<br />

local community. Judging<br />

criteria includes quality of<br />

services, safety, maintenance,<br />

community involvement and<br />

sustainability. So well done<br />

to all the Ambury Farm staff<br />

who do such a great job<br />

keeping that park looking so<br />

good and making it such an<br />

integral part of our area.<br />

Speaking of hard-working<br />

staff, if you weren’t aware,<br />

the Moana-Nui-a-Kiwa’s<br />

indoor pool facilities will<br />

be closed till 13 <strong>May</strong> so<br />

staff can do their annual<br />

maintenance work on the<br />

facility. The Ōtāhuhu Tōia<br />

Pool & Leisure Centre already<br />

had its annual maintenance<br />

shutdown last month.<br />

To stay up with all that’s<br />

happening in our area,<br />

make sure you follow our<br />

Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board<br />

Facebook page: facebook.com/<br />

mangereotahuhu. Or email<br />

mangereotahuhulocalboard@<br />

aucklandcouncil.govt.nz to<br />

subscribe to our e-newsletter.<br />

Manuia,<br />

Lemauga Lydia Sosene<br />

Chair of the Māngere-<br />

Ōtāhuhu Local Board<br />






NEW<br />

LAYOUT<br />

MAY<br />

12 TH<br />


TO CITY<br />




On 12 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2018</strong>, the Landing Drive roundabout will be replaced by an<br />

intersection controlled by traffic lights. All vehicles will need to follow<br />

the light signals and stop on red.<br />

The new 8 lane intersection will increase capacity and improve safety and journey reliability to, from<br />

and within the Airport area.<br />

Work will continue to build traffic islands, median strips and lay the final road surface. This work is<br />

planned to be finished by August <strong>2018</strong>.<br />

12 <strong>May</strong> is weather dependent and may roll to 19 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2018</strong>.<br />

PG 16178 418<br />


Upcycle ME!<br />

ME Family Services Resource Recovery Room Therapist<br />

Georgina Kelly-Ngatoko had an “eye-opening experience” on<br />

her recent trip with waste reduction organisation Waste Minz.<br />

By Justine Skilling<br />

Talking Rubbish, ME Family Services<br />

During the two-day trip, Georgina<br />

followed our trail of rubbish,<br />

checking out the Visy recycle<br />

plant in Onehunga, the Hampton<br />

Downs Landfill and Green Gorilla<br />

construction-waste recycling,<br />

as well as two community<br />

resource recovery centres.<br />

“I went on the trip to see what<br />

they do with our waste and how<br />

other communities deal with it”,<br />

says Georgina, whose work with ME<br />

Family Services involves connecting<br />

local families and organisations<br />

with resources recovered from<br />

Auckland Airport’s left luggage<br />

and lost property departments.<br />

Inspiration from ‘Upcycle Town’<br />

A highlight of the trip was the visit<br />

to Raglan, a small town of 2,000<br />

households a couple of hours’ drive<br />

south of Auckland. “It’s a real upcycle<br />

town”, says Georgina, describing<br />

the way the community reuses its<br />

rubbish in creative ways – from the<br />

upcycled wooden tables and chairs<br />

in local restaurants, to the broken<br />

plates used to create mosaics in<br />

the pavements around the town.<br />

“Even the waiting staff in a<br />

local café wear aprons made<br />

out of old jeans”, she says.<br />

In Raglan, the group visited<br />

the catalyst for all this upcycle<br />

mania – Xtreme Zero Waste,<br />

the community-owned and run<br />

resource recovery centre.<br />

The centre collects the town’s<br />

recycling, and food and inorganic<br />

waste, selling what it can back<br />

to the community through<br />

its onsite shop, and finding<br />

outside markets for the rest.<br />

“There’s a mixture of community<br />

employed there – young and<br />

old,” says Georgina. “They’re<br />

passionate about what they do.<br />

Everything is in its place”.<br />

What a load of rubbish!<br />

Contrast this with the final stop<br />

of the trip – Hampton Downs<br />

Landfill – a 386-hectare site in<br />

the Waikato that receives rubbish<br />

from most of the upper North<br />

Island, including Auckland.<br />

Hampton Downs has been operating<br />

for 12 years, with another 13 to<br />

go until it reaches capacity, at<br />

30million cubic metres of waste.<br />

Much of the rubbish inside the landfill<br />

will stay there forever. “It was really,<br />

really huge!” exclaims Georgina.<br />

“I couldn’t believe the rubbish that<br />

actually goes in there – 200 trucks a<br />

day! It was an eye opener”, she says.<br />

Throwing away tomorrow?<br />

Georgina came away with lots<br />

of questions and some pretty big<br />

concerns for how our children will<br />

deal with these landfills in the future.<br />

“What will happen when that’s all full?<br />

What if people need to build houses<br />

there in the future? It could actually be<br />

poisonous, damaging. It was horrible”.<br />

Returning from her trip, Georgina<br />

has mixed feelings. “At home we<br />

collect our food waste and put it<br />

Above:Georgina Kelly-Ngatoko<br />

took a two-day trip to see what<br />

happens to our rubbish.<br />

Below:Hampton Downs Landfill receives<br />

200 truckloads of rubbish a day.<br />

in our bokashi bin. Having seen<br />

that landfill, I wonder if it really<br />

makes a difference. It’s out of<br />

control”, she says. “I tell my family<br />

about what actually happens down<br />

there and that in time our children<br />

will be affected by this. It’s sad”.<br />

Taking another look at ‘junk’<br />

But she’s also come back inspired.<br />

“What’s happening in Raglan is<br />

something I could imagine happening<br />

here in our community”, she says.<br />

“I’m starting to look at the rubbish<br />

around my yard and thinking twice<br />

before putting it in the bin. I know<br />

we have people in our community<br />

who are passionate about doing<br />

things with unwanted junk.<br />

“Every community in Auckland needs<br />

a place to bring their unwanted and<br />

broken things and to get inspired<br />

about what they could make out of<br />

them instead of just dumping them”,<br />

Georgina says. “I think everybody<br />

should open their eyes a bit wider<br />

and see what’s happening with our<br />

rubbish and what it looks like for<br />

the future of our young ones”.<br />


Students from the Pathways to Performing Arts<br />

Programme celebrated their graduation in April<br />

with a BBQ outside Māngere Town Centre.<br />

6<br />

Good Seed Trust<br />

hosts a<br />


all proceeds to Breast<br />

Cancer Foundation<br />



Saturday 12th <strong>May</strong> , 7am to 8.30am<br />

Shiloh Hall 201 Buckland Rd, Mangere<br />

Pre-Paid tickets of $20pp will be sold at Good Seeds Children Centre<br />

EFTPOS available<br />

All tickets must be Paid by Wednesday 9th <strong>May</strong> at 4pm.<br />

RSVP to Natasha Salei 0274772995 or 09 <strong>275</strong> 1069<br />

12y.o.+ please<br />

Pathways to performing arts<br />

By Shirl’e Fruean<br />

This month Word on<br />

the Street is all about<br />

‘Pathways to Performing<br />

Arts’ (PTPA) – a free<br />

community programme I<br />

set up in 2006 for young<br />

people from Māngere<br />

who were having trouble<br />

staying in school.<br />

Some were talented<br />

dancers, singers and<br />

emcees. They just needed<br />

guidance and someone<br />

who understood them<br />

to give them a chance.<br />

There were no free performing<br />

arts classes in our<br />

community back then, so<br />

I linked up with Puritia,<br />

the kaitiaki of the Māngere<br />

Community House, who<br />

signed me up as a tutor.<br />

Each week, young people<br />

would come to learn<br />

music, dance and acting.<br />

They were excited that<br />

there was somewhere to<br />

go after school – a safe<br />

space where they felt<br />

respected and empowered<br />

to express themselves<br />

through their art.<br />

One of the students<br />

in that first class was<br />

14-year-old Amanda<br />

Ashton, who went on<br />

to become a presenter<br />

on Māori TV and is now<br />

a successful business<br />

woman in Rotorua.<br />

The PTPA programme<br />

expanded when I became<br />

a performing arts tutor at<br />

Te Wānanga O Aotearoa<br />

a few years later.<br />

Over 100 students<br />

graduated from that<br />

course, many with<br />

memories of performing<br />

on the same stage as<br />

Pieter T, Scribe, David<br />

Dallas, Smashproof and<br />

Sweet & Irie – all of whom<br />

were making big names<br />

for themselves at the time.<br />

This year, I started<br />

running a PTPA<br />

programme at Māngere<br />

Town Centre Library.<br />

The first students from the<br />

six-week course (Hanna<br />

So’oalo, Donnell Fa’auma,<br />

Lucy Ru, Taimana Tahana-<br />

Pou, Asena & Abigail<br />

Panuve, Younis A Abdallah,<br />

Johvani & Mikeymalik<br />

Sagala, Yarran Kelemete<br />

and Cece Apineru) all<br />

graduated in April.<br />

On graduation day, they<br />

performed “Thank you”<br />

an original song which<br />

they wrote as a tribute to<br />

their loved ones. Some<br />

of the parents shed tears<br />

of joy as they watched<br />

their children performing<br />

for the first time.<br />

New PTPA classes will be<br />

starting at the Māngere<br />

Town Centre Library,<br />

Māngere East Library<br />

and Te Oro Community<br />

Centre this month.<br />

For more info, email<br />

queenshirlemusic@<br />



With just<br />

a little ‘Patience’<br />

A remix of Rihanna’s debut single<br />

catapulted local musician See Naylors<br />

into the international spotlight last<br />

year, with the help of a home garage<br />

and a backyard music video.<br />

Giving the Māngere artist a nod of appreciation,<br />

pop megastar Rihanna tagged See Naylors’ version<br />

of ‘If It’s Lovin’ That You Want’ to her Instagram<br />

account – and the social media network went mad.<br />

Thousands of people all over the world viewed the<br />

video, and many immediately began calling for more.<br />

See Naylors (real name Sione Filihia) teased fans<br />

with snippets of his next single – featuring fellow<br />

Māngere artist Swiss – but it wasn’t until March this<br />

year that‘Patience’ finally went live on YouTube.<br />

From there, the single shot onto the playlist at<br />

NiuFM and into the New Zealand club scene.<br />

Sione has recently parted ways with his record<br />

label and decided to go fully independent.<br />

He isn’t opposed to working with a label in<br />

the future, but right now he’s comfortable<br />

doing his own thing. When <strong>275</strong> <strong>Times</strong> caught<br />

up with him, he’d just left work for the day<br />

– as a product packer for Cotton On.<br />

‘’I have to eat and pay the bills,’’ he says, laughing.<br />

‘’As an independent artist, you’re juggling all<br />

the roles: producer, manager, agent, vocalist,<br />

instrumentalist and promoter – and on top of<br />

all that your role in your family and home.”<br />

Big dreams for See Naylors (AKA Sione Filihia)<br />

Sione thinks the biggest difficulty independent<br />

artists face is sound quality, but with the help<br />

of friends in the industry, and testing his sound<br />

with audiences, he’s found what resonates well.<br />

His dream is to break into the international scene.<br />

‘’It’s possible,” he says. “Savage has done it. And<br />

the thing I like about Savage is his work ethic and<br />

his ability to remain grounded and humble.”<br />

Sione has been battling a kidney illness recently.<br />

While he has his high and low days, he says<br />

he’s now managing this challenge better.<br />

‘’It isn’t going away, but it hasn’t stopped<br />

me from working on realising my dreams.<br />

It is what my life is,’’ he says.<br />

A former student of Māngere College, Sione finds<br />

opportunities to inspire others.‘’To this next<br />

generation I say: always chase your dreams.’’<br />

Sione’s singles are available for sharing and<br />

downloading free on SoundCloud and YouTube.<br />

You can find him on social media @seenaylors.<br />


By Ayla Hoeta<br />

Kia ora koutou, welcome to<br />

the last month of the year!<br />

Known as Hakiharatua, Haratua and<br />

Te Wehewehe, this is the time we<br />

prepare for the rising of the star<br />

Puanga (Rigel in Orion) and the Māori<br />

New Year (in West Coast communities).<br />

It’s a great time to organise your<br />

calendar. Take advantage of lowenergy<br />

days like Whiro (13 <strong>May</strong>) to<br />

make your plans. Then, when Oturu,<br />

Rakaunui and Rakau Ma Tohi (high<br />

energy days) come back ‘round<br />

in June – you’ll be ready to start<br />

putting those plans into action!<br />


29, 30 April & 1 <strong>May</strong> – Oturu,<br />

Rakaunui & Rakau Ma Tohi: High<br />

energy days. Great for events,<br />

sports, planting and most things<br />

that require lots of energy.<br />

3, 4 & 5 <strong>May</strong> – Korekore Te Whiawhia,<br />

Korekore Te Rawea & Korekore Piri<br />

nga Tangaroa: Low energy days.<br />

Good for quieter activities, planning,<br />

reflecting and letting go of worries.<br />

When energy starts to return, you can<br />

rebuild your strength and start afresh.<br />

6, 7 & 8 <strong>May</strong> – Tangaroa A Mua,<br />

Tangaroa A Roto & Tangaroa kiokio:<br />

Fishing and planting days. There’s<br />

lots of ika to catch, and kai flourishes<br />

when planted on these days. Also<br />

a good time to sort any issues you<br />

might have, because there’s a greater<br />

chance of a positive outcome!<br />

10, 11 & 12 <strong>May</strong> – Orongonui,<br />

Omauri & Mutuwhenua: Good<br />

for planting all types of kai.<br />

13 <strong>May</strong> – Whiro: Lowest<br />

energy day. Best for reflecting,<br />

resting and planning. A good<br />

night to torch for eels.<br />

Thanks whānau! For an updated copy<br />

of the maramataka dial, or if you<br />

need help to set it, email me: ayla.<br />

hoeta@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz<br />


Community Notices<br />


South Auckland Leaders & Communicators invite you to<br />

a FREE workshop on Saturday 12 <strong>May</strong> from 10am–1.30pm,<br />

at Allan Brewster Leisure Centre, Tavern Lane, Papatoetoe.<br />

Learn how to be the confident speaker and leader that you’ve<br />

always wanted to be. Adults and youth (11–17 year olds)<br />

welcome. Contact Hitesh for more info. Ph. 020 0561501<br />

or area_h6@toastmasters.org.nz.<br />


Make your support visible! Join hands with SOUL (Save Our<br />

Unique Landscape) and help create a massive human chain<br />

around Ihumātao. It’s time to show Fletcher Residential,<br />

Auckland Council, and the Government that this whenua must<br />

be protected. Sat, 26 <strong>May</strong>, 2–3pm. Meet at the Kaitiaki Village,<br />

Ihumātao Quarry Rd, Māngere at 2pm. This is a free, childfriendly<br />

event. More info on Facebook @protectIhumatao<br />


Learn to play the ukulele: Celebrate NZ Music Month with an<br />

afternoon ukulele lesson. Fri 25 <strong>May</strong>, 3:30pm–4:30pm. A small<br />

number of ukulele will be available for participants to use<br />

during the class, but do BYO uke if you have one! All welcome.<br />


Māngere East’s Village Café and MAU Studio in collaboration<br />

with Satya Chai Lounge and Plant Magic are putting on a<br />

FREE pop-up breakfast serving a selection of South Indian<br />

favourites. Sat, 9 June, 9am–12pm. Māngere East Hall (Metro<br />

Theatre), 362 Massey Rd, Māngere East. Check out<br />

@TheVillageCafeMangereEast on Facebook for more info.<br />


Time to spare, or skills to share? Volunteer for Citizens Advice<br />

Bureau (CAB) in Māngere, Ōtāhuhu or Papatoetoe. The CAB<br />

is all about the client – making sure individuals do not suffer<br />

through ignorance of their rights and responsibilities. Apply<br />

online at www.cab.org.nz, or call or drop in. CAB Māngere is on<br />

the Orly Ave side of Māngere Town Centre (ph. 09 <strong>275</strong> 6885),<br />

CAB Ōtāhuhu is in the Tōia Precinct, 30–34 Mason Ave (ph. 09<br />

216 9813) and CAB Papatoetoe is at the back of the Town Hall,<br />

35A St George St, Old Papatoetoe (ph. 09 278 5191).<br />


Māngere East Community Centre runs FREE & low-cost classes<br />

in parenting, te reo Māori, Samoan, korowai, drivers licence<br />

theory, tai chi, zumba – and more! Visit www.mangereeast.org,<br />

email: fiona@mangereeast.org, ph. <strong>275</strong> 6161 or drop in to 372<br />

Massey Rd (behind the library) Māngere East to find out more.<br />

Community Notices are FREE for community groups.<br />

To list your group or event in the next issue, send<br />

us a 50-word summary by 15 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2018</strong>.<br />

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