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Mangere community news. This month: Support for Ihumatao, new 'regen' zone in Mangere East, rail to the airport - and more!

Mangere community news. This month: Support for Ihumatao, new 'regen' zone in Mangere East, rail to the airport - and more!


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EDITION #42<br />

JUNE <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 />

Strong community support<br />

for Ihumātao land battle<br />

Only a day after<br />

Bastion Point’s 40-<br />

year commemorations,<br />

hundreds of people<br />

gathered on contested<br />

land in Ihumātao to show<br />

their commitment to<br />

the ongoing campaign<br />

to stop an unwanted<br />

housing development<br />

by Fletcher Residential.<br />

Led by mana whenua, the ‘Take a<br />

Stand on the Land’ action drew strong<br />

support from the wider Māngere<br />

and Auckland communities.<br />

Standing alongside Ihumātao<br />

whānau were political and Māori<br />

leaders, kaumātua and kuia, activist<br />

groups, unions, families and students,<br />

all forming a human chain along<br />

the lower slopes of the ancestral<br />

maunga, Te Puketaapapatanga<br />

ā Hape (also known as Pukeiti,<br />

Auckland’s smallest volcanic cone).<br />

Demonstrators massed between<br />

brightly coloured flags to<br />

create a symbolic ‘protective<br />

arch’ over the land.<br />

They then converged<br />

to spell ‘SOUL’<br />

(‘Save Our<br />

Unique<br />

Free!<br />

Landscape’) on the hillside<br />

below, emphasising to Fletcher,<br />

the New Zealand Government<br />

and Auckland Council that the<br />

proposed development, known<br />

as SHA62, is unacceptable.<br />

The message? This land, adjoining<br />

the Otuataua Stonefields Historic<br />

Reserve, must be protected<br />

from further desecration.<br />

Despite the festival<br />

atmosphere,<br />

which included<br />

live music by<br />

veteran reggae<br />

musician<br />

Tigilau Ness,<br />

there was a<br />

strong sense<br />

of solidarity<br />

>> continued<br />

on page 2<br />

Hundreds of people gather on the land to form the word SOUL (Save<br />

Our Unique Landscape) and show their support for the protection<br />

of the threatened site at Ihumātao. (Photo: Qiane Matata-Sipu)

2<br />


Talofa lava<br />

The cold rains<br />

of winter were<br />

rolling across<br />

the Manukau<br />

Harbour,<br />

and as luck would have it,<br />

I was only halfway up a<br />

rocky slope of the Otuataua<br />

Stonefields in Ihumātao.<br />

The group of Māngere College<br />

geography students that I was<br />

with were already relaxing<br />

at the top (and had been for<br />

at least fifteen minutes).<br />

When I finally reached the<br />

summit of the dormant<br />

volcanic crater that had<br />

to be reconstructed after<br />

it was quarried out, a<br />

sense of accomplishment<br />

overwhelmed me.<br />

Then…I turned around.<br />

I saw buildings, warehouses and<br />

other structures tightening in<br />

around this cultural landscape.<br />

Cars full of people speeding past.<br />

No one cared that we were there.<br />

Down the road, on the shores<br />

of the harbour near the airport<br />

runways, are the fossilized<br />

stumps of a kauri forest. These<br />

trees once stood like majestic<br />

chiefs watching over their<br />

people, their land, their home.<br />

No one goes to see them now.<br />

Recently I received the Samoan<br />

matai title of Tuatagaloa<br />

(Tuataga for short) from my<br />

mother’s side of the family and<br />

the village of Manunu in Samoa.<br />

While the cultural significance of<br />

the title sits squarely within the<br />

confines of my family heritage<br />

and the customs of the Fa’a<br />

Samoa, I know that there are<br />

things in the big world that<br />

are scraping like bulldozers<br />

to erase its importance.<br />

It’s all up to us now.<br />

Stay warm out there Māngere.<br />

Alofa tele,<br />

Hermann<br />

Tuataga Hermann Arp Jr<br />

Editor<br />

Campaign<br />

supporters form<br />

a ‘protective arch’<br />

over the land<br />

and spell out the<br />

word ‘SOUL’ at<br />

Ihumātao. (Drone<br />

footage by Chris<br />

McKeen/Stuff)<br />

Support for Ihumātao<br />

>> continued from page 1<br />

and renewed energy for the campaign,<br />

which is now in its third year.<br />

“This land was stolen from our<br />

ancestors 150 years ago,” says<br />

Pania Newton. “Our people have<br />

continued to be kaitiaki of our<br />

whenua over generations, and<br />

we are here today to continue to<br />

defend it from further destruction.”<br />

Dr Haare Williams and Ihumātao<br />

kaumātua Maurice Wilson Jr<br />

opened the event with karakia and<br />

encouraging words of support.<br />

Dr Williams, a Ringatū minister and<br />

recipient of the New Zealand Order of<br />

Merit, said he had faith in the values<br />

of the Labour Party and in the Labour<br />

Party itself. However, if the Government<br />

could not find a solution to the<br />

housing problem in Auckland without<br />

the land at Ihumātao being taken,<br />

then he would consider returning his<br />

New Zealand Order of Merit medal.<br />

Green Party Co-leader Marama<br />

Davidson and Auckland Councillor<br />

Cathy Casey, who have supported<br />

the campaign since its inception,<br />

both publicly vowed to do all in their<br />

power to see the land protected.<br />

Other speakers emphasised the<br />

ongoing injustices suffered by<br />

Part of the ‘protective arch’<br />

at Ihumātao (Photo: Rebecca Hobbs)<br />

Above: Dr Haare Williams is<br />

considering returning his New Zealand<br />

Order of Merit medal if the Government<br />

allows the development at Ihumātao to<br />

go ahead. (Photo: Qiane Matata-Sipu)<br />

the people of Ihumātao and the<br />

importance of working out a<br />

different future for the land – one<br />

that all parties could live with.<br />

“This magnificent turnout on this<br />

cold, windy day in May, shows the<br />

strength of the community behind<br />

this campaign. Fletcher will have a<br />

bigger fight on their hands if they<br />

continue to push forward with the<br />

plans for development,” says SOUL<br />

spokesperson Brendan Corbett.<br />

Find out more at:<br />

www.soulstopsha.org<br />

Facebook: @protectihumatao

The story of my korowai<br />

Vai Edwards recently completed a beautiful<br />

korowai at the free classes at the Māngere<br />

East Community Centre. This is her story.<br />

By Vai Edwards<br />

My korowai is called Te Tahi Rangimarie (The<br />

peaceful one). It’s my first piece, and it represents<br />

me, my culture, and the peace and beauty of my<br />

mother’s homeland of Mangaia, Cook Islands.<br />

The rich dark brown at the bottom of the<br />

piece represents the island and its many<br />

caves and underground caverns. The green<br />

is the growth of the plants and trees.<br />

The lighter brown in the middle represents<br />

the people going about their daily business.<br />

The yellow is the warmth and happiness<br />

of the people, and the white represents my<br />

Heavenly Father watching over His people.<br />

The Ta’aniko motif at the very top is a pattern<br />

unique to the island of Mangaia. It represents two<br />

warriors tied together back-to-back in battle.<br />

Vai has given the korowai to her Māori cousin, who has<br />

been going through hard times, as a generous ‘gift of love’.<br />

Right:Vai Edwards proudly shows her korowai. (Photo: Lyn Doherty)<br />

Key priorities this year<br />

Tēnā koutou, tafola lava and greetings from our Local Board.<br />

Local Board<br />

chair Lemauga<br />

Lydia Sosene.<br />

I’m pleased to say we<br />

have completed our local<br />

board agreement for the<br />

financial year <strong>2018</strong>/19.<br />

This agreement is to deliver<br />

on the first year of the threeyear<br />

Local Board Plan 2017.<br />

We have considered your<br />

feedback from the Have Your<br />

Say consultation on the annual<br />

plan and long-term plan and<br />

thank you for the comments.<br />

While I can’t go into all of it due<br />

to space, what you have told us<br />

has helped shape and decide<br />

our priorities in a number<br />

of areas: Environmental<br />

sustainability, which means to<br />

reduce waste, build capacity<br />

and innovative initiatives for<br />

recycling and support the<br />

cleaning up of our streams<br />

and beaches will continue to<br />

attract our strong support.<br />

Sustainable practices by groups<br />

and businesses, including the<br />

monitoring of maintenance<br />

contractors, so our town<br />

centres remain clean and<br />

attractive, is high on our list.<br />

Through the local grants<br />

and arts broker programme<br />

we continue to assist<br />

community groups to run<br />

their activities and events.<br />

Collaboration and communityled<br />

initiatives result in a sense<br />

of safety and connectedness in<br />

neighbourhoods, and part of<br />

this is our strong advocacy to<br />

reduce the proliferation of offlicenses.<br />

We will continue this in<br />

advocacy for better conditions<br />

of boarding houses in our area.<br />

Promoting active lifestyles,<br />

along with improving the<br />

local parks and playgrounds,<br />

including the implementation<br />

of the Boggust Park concept<br />

plan is a key deliverable<br />

in this financial term.<br />

Advocating for funding to<br />

develop Māngere East area<br />

as a vibrant community hub<br />

will be a primary focus for<br />

our board’s advocacy.<br />

Free access to swimming<br />

pools for all adults,<br />

through locally targeted<br />

rates will continue.<br />

Promoting local tourism and<br />

opportunities to showcase<br />

our community’s unique<br />

cultural identity and natural<br />

environment is also ranked<br />

high as we develop ongoing<br />

relationships with mana<br />

whenua with shared interests.<br />

Thank you for your ongoing<br />

support to achieve these<br />

results in Māngere-Ōtāhuhu.<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 />



Light rail to the airport:<br />

Is it best for Māngere?<br />

As heavy rail to the<br />

airport looks likely<br />

to be replaced by<br />

light rail, we asked<br />

Councillor Mike Lee<br />

– a leading advocate<br />

of public transport<br />

for many years – why<br />

he still prefers the<br />

heavy rail option.<br />

By Donna Wynd<br />

<strong>275</strong> <strong>Times</strong>: Public transport<br />

from Māngere to the airport<br />

and Onehunga/Penrose is a<br />

live issue for our community.<br />

You’ve described light rail to the<br />

airport as a ‘folly’. Why is that?<br />

XX<br />

Mike Lee: Trains have superior<br />

speed, capacity and much greater<br />

predictability of journey time.<br />

Most major cities around the world<br />

use heavy rail rather than light<br />

rail for their international airport<br />

connections. This also applies<br />

to cities such as Melbourne and<br />

Sydney which have light rail.<br />

Melbourne has the biggest, most<br />

sophisticated light rail system in the<br />

world, yet Melbourne will be using<br />

trains for its airport connection.<br />

<strong>275</strong> <strong>Times</strong>: Māngere has one of<br />

the highest rates of private motor<br />

vehicle use in Auckland. Local<br />

people are therefore likely to take a<br />

disproportionate financial hit from<br />

the proposed regional fuel tax.<br />

If the light rail option goes<br />

ahead, do you think Māngere<br />

residents will see a benefit to<br />

match their contribution?<br />

XX<br />

ML: Yes. The proposed tramline<br />

with its 20 tram stops will certainly<br />

take them to the city via Dominion<br />

Road and of course to the airport.<br />

But the train service as originally<br />

agreed would have have given<br />

them much greater choices,<br />

including access to the airport,<br />

Papakura and Pukekohe, and to the<br />

east, and – with a simple crossplatform<br />

transfer enabling access<br />

to the central and western line – as<br />

far as Henderson and beyond.<br />

<strong>275</strong> <strong>Times</strong>: There have been<br />

suggestions that a rail link from<br />

Puhinui to the airport would<br />

be an acceptable substitute<br />

to the link via Onehunga.<br />

In your view, is this likely to work?<br />

XX<br />

ML: Ideally, for the airport<br />

travellers, yes. A 30-minute fast<br />

train journey to the CBD from the<br />

airport via Puhinui has recently<br />

been scoped. However – to the<br />

disappointment of many Māngere<br />

4<br />

Manukau South Volleyball (in light green)<br />

with the visiting Utah Valley University<br />

women’s volleyball team (in dark green).<br />

(Picture: Tuataga Hermann Arp Jr)<br />

Volleyball<br />

Visitors<br />

By Tuataga<br />

Hermann Arp Jr<br />

Every four years, the<br />

Utah Valley University<br />

(UVU) women’s volleyball<br />

team tours New Zealand,<br />

and the Manukau South<br />

Volleyball team – made<br />

up of Māngere and<br />

South Auckland locals<br />

– are always there to<br />

give them a challenge.<br />

This year, UVU also<br />

played the New Zealand<br />

Women’s Volleyball team<br />

before heading to Samoa.

“<br />

...light rail<br />

simply does not<br />

have the speed<br />

and capacity to<br />

solve the growing<br />

problem of traffic<br />

congestion<br />

at Auckland<br />

International<br />

Airport...<br />

Councillor Mike Lee<br />

Mike Lee at the launch of Auckland’s electric trains in 2014. (Photo: Mike Lee’s blog)<br />

residents, led by the Local Board,<br />

Auckland Transport’s blocking of<br />

the rail corridor at Neilson Street<br />

Onehunga makes achieving an<br />

Onehunga rail connection more<br />

challenging – but still not impossible<br />

if there was strong political leadership.<br />

The real danger is Auckland<br />

Transport will also try to block the<br />

potential rail corridor between<br />

the airport and Puhinui.<br />

<strong>275</strong> <strong>Times</strong>: Finally, groups such as<br />

Greater Auckland and the Greens<br />

now favour the light rail option.<br />

Given this political backing,<br />

is heavy rail to the airport still<br />

feasible, and what would be<br />

needed to make this happen?<br />

XX<br />

ML: International experience tells<br />

us that light rail simply does not have<br />

the speed and capactiy to solve the<br />

growing problem of traffic congestion<br />

at Auckland International Airport –<br />

only a train service can do that.<br />

This is an incredibly serious<br />

question with billions of dollars at<br />

stake which Māngere people will<br />

be asked to help pay for through<br />

rates, PAYE and new fuel taxes.<br />

It’s too important to be left to noisy<br />

bloggers, or newby politicians<br />

who frankly have had no practical<br />

experience whatsoever with light rail.<br />

The best long term interests of<br />

Auckland International Airport,<br />

the people of Auckland and<br />

indeed New Zealand need to<br />

come before personal egos.<br />

<strong>275</strong> <strong>Times</strong>: Councillor Lee,<br />

thank you for your time. We<br />

look forward to catching up<br />

with you in the future.<br />

XX<br />

ML: No worries Donna.<br />


TE TAHI O<br />

PIPIRI –<br />

By Ayla Hoeta<br />

Te Tahi o Pipiri (<strong>June</strong>) brings<br />

the start of the Māori new year!<br />

For many, the new year starts on<br />

the day that Matariki (Pleiades) rises<br />

– around 12 <strong>June</strong>. Depending on<br />

the area you come from, however,<br />

you may have a different marker.<br />

º º Tribes from the west coast use<br />

Puanga (Rigel in Orion), which<br />

is also known as Puangarua or<br />

Puangakairau, to mark the new year.<br />

Puanga will rise on 5 or 6 <strong>June</strong>.<br />

º º Some northern tribes take the<br />

first full moon (Rakaunui) after<br />

the rise of Puangarua as their<br />

marker. This means their new<br />

year starts around 28 <strong>June</strong>.<br />

º º Tainui tribes use two stars.<br />

Some use Puanga, while others<br />

along the west coast such as<br />

Manukau, Raglan and Kawhia use<br />

the setting of Rehua (Antares) in<br />

the west. Rehua sets at the same<br />

time that Puanga rises in the east.<br />

The message from our kaumātua for<br />

this korero is: be inclusive of other<br />

tribal markers as well as Matariki.<br />


2, 3 & 4 <strong>June</strong> – Korekore Te<br />

Whiawhia, Korekore Te Rawea<br />

& Korekore Piri nga Tangaroa:<br />

Low-energy days. Good for quieter<br />

activities, planning, reflecting<br />

and letting go of worries.<br />

5, 6 & 7 <strong>June</strong> – Tangaroa A Mua,<br />

Tangaroa A Roto & Tangaroa<br />

kiokio: There’s lots of ika to catch,<br />

and kai flourishes when planted<br />

on these days. They’re also good<br />

days to sort any issues you might<br />

have, because there’s a greater<br />

chance of a positive outcome.<br />

9, 10 & 11 <strong>June</strong> – Orongonui,<br />

Omauri & Mutuwhenua: Good<br />

for planting all types of kai.<br />

12 <strong>June</strong> – Whiro: Lowest-energy day.<br />

A perfect time to reflect. rest and plan.<br />

Also a good night to torch for eels.<br />

18, 19 & 20 <strong>June</strong> – Tamatea<br />

a Ngana, Tamatea a Hotu &<br />

Tamatea a Io: Moderate energy<br />

days. Great for fishing.<br />

Thanks whānau! If you need a dial<br />

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

hoeta@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz<br />


Amatakiloa<br />

The road to<br />

For a majority<br />

of Māori and<br />

Pasifika peoples,<br />

education is<br />

the key to a<br />

better future.<br />

But the pressures<br />

of achieving<br />

consistently at a<br />

high standard is<br />

often a difficult<br />

road to navigate.<br />

By Tuataga Hermann Arp Jr<br />

For thirty Manukau Institute<br />

of Technology<br />

(MIT) students, the road<br />

is made easier with a<br />

strong support network.<br />

whanau<br />

oha<br />

love<br />

6<br />

ECE Centres of the highest<br />

quality (20hrs free ECE*)<br />

Experienced, qualified staff<br />

from many backgrounds<br />

Reliable, affordable After-<br />

School Care<br />

Over 10 Years in<br />

community<br />

We care about<br />

FAMILY<br />

one organisation, many services.<br />

we'd love to help out!<br />

MITTSA president Lisate (Richard) Latu (centre) and the team (Photo: Simon Tu’ikolovatu)<br />

MIT’s Tongan Students’<br />

Association (MITTSA)<br />

is made up of students<br />

primarily from Māngere,<br />

Ōtāhuhu and Ōtara.<br />

It’s the only Pacific student<br />

association at the South<br />

pariv<br />

aiga<br />

kaing<br />

Creative, structured<br />

Holiday Programmes<br />

Regular Fathers & Kids<br />

events<br />

SuperGrans programme<br />

for local mums<br />

Community Playgroup<br />

FREE Van pick-ups<br />

201 Buckland Road, Mangere & 18A Mervan St, Mangere<br />

goodseedtrust www.goodseedtrust.co.nz (09) <strong>275</strong>-1065<br />

Auckland campus,<br />

where over 80% of<br />

students are Pasifika.<br />

“Our goal at MITTSA is<br />

to help each other get to<br />

graduation,” says Lisate<br />

(Richard) Latu, MITTSA<br />

President. “There is a<br />

massive drop off after<br />

years one and two. Here<br />

at MITTSA we provide<br />

that needed support.”<br />

Since 2004, MITTSA<br />

has taken a group<br />

of students to the<br />

Amatakiloa Conference<br />

– an annual event<br />

that brings together<br />

Tongan students from<br />

tertiary institutions<br />

across New Zealand.<br />

The conference gives<br />

students an opportunity<br />

to network with others<br />

studying in the same<br />

fields, discuss cultural<br />

identity, develop<br />

stronger study habits<br />

and participate in<br />

cultural customs<br />

that are normally<br />

reserved for nobles.<br />

“Learning and<br />

understanding their<br />

culture, who they are<br />

as Tongans and what<br />

it means to be part of<br />

a family – is central<br />

to obtaining a great<br />

education,” says Nia<br />

Tupouniua, MITTSA<br />

treasurer, mentor<br />

and Māngere local.<br />

The Tongan community<br />

reputedly has the<br />

highest number of<br />

PhD graduates per<br />

capita in the Pacific.<br />

“This is where I think<br />

we as Tongans find<br />

our passion and drive<br />

for education,” says<br />

Europa Kupu, Pasifika<br />

Student Advisor at MIT.<br />

“Most of us only have<br />

to look back one<br />

generation to see that<br />

we are children of<br />

immigrants whose sole<br />

aim in moving away<br />

from the motherland<br />

was to provide a better<br />

future for their children.<br />

“They understand that<br />

education is key and so<br />

they instil that in us –<br />

not only in words, but<br />

in actions,” she says.<br />

This year’s group is the<br />

largest that MITTSA has<br />

ever taken to Amatakiloa.<br />

To raise money for their<br />

trip to Wellington in<br />

July, MITTSA will host<br />

a public Fiefia Night on<br />

the 22 <strong>June</strong> starting<br />

at 7pm in the Tanoa<br />

Room at the MIT Pasifika<br />

Community Centre,<br />

53 Ōtara Road, Ōtara.


Regen Zone<br />

A new community<br />

space is being birthed<br />

in Māngere East,<br />

on a small piece of<br />

vacant land behind<br />

ME Family Services<br />

in Ferguson St.<br />

By Justine Skilling<br />

Talking Rubbish, ME Family Services<br />

The 300m 2 site is set to become a<br />

hands-on learning, teaching and<br />

regeneration space for young and<br />

old, with community gardens,<br />

a “makerspace”, and seating,<br />

eating and meeting areas.<br />

ME Family Services Social Designer<br />

John Belford-Lelaulu has been<br />

working with groups of students<br />

from De La Salle College and Unitec<br />

to plan the space, starting with<br />

getting to know the land itself.<br />

“Before being drained for farming<br />

in the 1800s, Māngere East<br />

was once a swampy wetland<br />

area, valued for its natural<br />

resources and as a place for<br />

preserving taonga”, says John.<br />

“We want to honour and<br />

reflect that history in our<br />

design of the Regen Zone”.<br />

Most of us have forgotten that<br />

swamps played a really important<br />

role in the eco-system, slowing<br />

the flow of water through the<br />

land and capturing and storing<br />

the nutrients to create life.<br />

ME Family Services hopes that<br />

the Regen Zone will play a<br />

similar role for the community,<br />

by slowing the flow of waste<br />

from our homes to landfill and<br />

capturing its value for re-use.<br />

John and his team are scavenging<br />

neighbourhood waste to create<br />

the space, using tyres from<br />

nearby Milan Motors for seating<br />

and garden beds, and wood<br />

pallets from local businesses<br />

for composting areas.<br />

An old shipping container<br />

is being refurbished for the<br />

“makerspace”, an area where<br />

locals can try their hand at fixing<br />

and making their own things.<br />

“At uni you’re learning all the<br />

theoretical stuff. It’s great to get a<br />

taste of the real stuff, to be handson<br />

in your own community. It’s<br />

very special being close to home”,<br />

says Unitec student Tevita Vikilani.<br />

Above:Israel Toleafoa (Unitec<br />

student), Koia Teinakore, Tevita<br />

Vikilani (Unitec student),<br />

George Karan (Unitec student),<br />

John Belford-Lelaulu (Social<br />

Designer, ME Family Services)<br />

Inset:Phillip Muller (Unitec student)<br />

sketches ideas for the Regen Zone.<br />

Fellow student Phillipp<br />

Muller agrees. “It’s a good<br />

experience to get your feet<br />

into the real world”, he says.<br />

Once completed, ME Family<br />

Services wants the space to be<br />

used by the whole community<br />

– including local schools and<br />

preschools, as well as neighbours.<br />

“We want to provide a little local<br />

space where people can engage<br />

with other each and with the<br />

natural world. A sacred space<br />

where people can regenerate<br />

their waste and themselves”,<br />

says CEO Peter Sykes.<br />

The space will offer authentic,<br />

organic opportunities for people<br />

to learn about gardening,<br />

reducing waste and upcycling<br />

– “the things our ancestors<br />

have done for millennia!”<br />


Community Notices<br />



This two-day workshop aims to encourage Māngere/Ōtāhuhu<br />

hustlers to think about their potential as microbusinesses,<br />

and to grow as part of a thriving economy. Facilitated by ME<br />

Family Services. 19-20 <strong>June</strong>, 8:30am-4pm. Mangere East Rugby<br />

League & Sports Club, 10 Hain Ave, Mangere East. Come for<br />

the full two days or just part of the event. $10 for residents,<br />

small-to-medium businesses and social enterprises. For more<br />

information and to register, visit @LEDMangere on Facebook.<br />


July 16-18 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday). For juniors /<br />

youth aged 9 to 19. Walter Massey Park, corner Massey &<br />

Buckland Rds, Māngere East. $20 per day (includes free t-shirt<br />

and bootbag). To register, call Hone: 021 299 0210 or email<br />

manukauunitedfootballclub@gmail.com<br />


Make the most of the school holidays at Māngere East<br />

Community Centre. Get into our great local facilities, as well as<br />

trips to activities such as Bounce’n’Beyond, Ōtara Fresh Gallery,<br />

Skateland, rock climbing, Mumuland, beaches and more! For<br />

school children aged 5–14. WINZ subsidies are available. Ellina<br />

and Mat can assist you with your application. Don’t miss out –<br />

register today: oscarcoordinator@mangereeast.org.<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 />

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