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Niu Nesia Speaks: Spoken Word Workshops to Explore Identity with Young People

  • Are you of mixed Pacific heritage, born in Aotearoa & aged 16-24 years old?
  • Interested in exploring the story of your identity through spoken word poetry?

You are invited to an info evening for a  FREE 8 week Spoken Word Poetry programme as part of Grace Taylor’s Masters research project. Email grace.teuila@gmail.com


Changes to Auckland Public Transport Network: Have Your Say South Auckland

Over the next few years Auckland Transport is moving to a simpler, more integrated new public transport network for Auckland.

The New Network will change the way people travel. It is a region wide public transport network which is proposed to deliver bus services at least every 15 minutes throughout the day, seven days a week on major routes between the hours of 7am to 7pm.

It will allow more passengers to simply ‘turn up and go’ rather than planning trips around a timetable, offering Aucklanders more flexible travel options over large parts of the city all day, every day.

Due to the scale of change, consultation and implementation for the New Network has been broken into several phases. The process is starting with South Auckland’s network and will soon begin consultation.

To help you understand what the New Network will mean for you, we’ve released a video guide. You can view it here: http://www.aucklandtransport.govt.nz/newnetwork

Have your say

Consulting on the New Network for public transport in South Auckland

Consultation runs from Wednesday 19 June to 4pm Friday 2 August.

To find out more, come along to an open day near you. Check out the dates and times below. Representatives will also be out and about in the streets and shopping centres sharing information too.

Other parts of Auckland will be consulted on over the next few years and detailed route maps for those areas will then be available. Between 19 June and 2 August only feedback on the Southern Network is being sought.

Locations Dates Times

Papakura Crossroads Church

  • 25 Broadway, Papakura Saturday
  • 13 July 10am to 5pm

Manurewa Library

  • 7 Hill Road, Manurewa Monday
  • 15 July 10am to 7pm


  • Moana-nui-a-Kiwa Leisure Centre
  • 14 Waddon Place (Corner Mascot Ave and Waddon Place) Tuesday
  • 16 July 12 to 7.30pm

Papatoetoe Town Hall

  • 35 St George Street, Papatoetoe Wednesday
  • 17 July 10am to 8pm


  • Manukau Room, Auckland Council Civic Building
  • 31 Manukau Station Road (formerly Wiri Station Road) Thursday
  • 18 July 10.30am to 8pm

Otara Market

  • Community Centre
  • Newbury Street, Otara Saturday
  • 20 July 7am to 4pm

Otahuhu Recreation Centre

  • Fairburn Reserve, 30 Mason Ave, Otahuhu Thursday
  • 25 July 10am to 7.30pm

Onehunga Community Centre

  • Jackson & Yates Room
  • 83 Church Street, Onehunga Saturday
  • 27 July 10am to 5pm

Southern New Network launch

Attend the consultation launch with Mayor Len Brown

To open the consultation and get things going, Mayor Len Brown will join the community at Mangere Town Centre. All are welcome, so come along to find out more about the New Network, and to be the first to have your say.

  • What:  Southern Consultation Launch
  • When:  10am to 5pm, Wednesday 19 June
  • Where:  Mangere Town Centre (in the mall)

The Mayor will be there from 2pm to 3pm

Learn About New Blood Glucose Meters for People with Diabetes

Pharmac recently announced that they are changing the brand for subsidised Blood Glucose Meters. Those who monitor their blood glucose will need to change meter brands if they wish to continue to receive fully subsidised meters. A series of community meetings are being held to share information with the people who are affected by this change.

Youth Practitioner Wanted: Youthline Manukau


Youthline Manukau are looking for a vibrant Youth Practitioner who has or is completing a counselling qualification to provide youth and family counselling services, school based alcohol & other drug programmes and youth development programmes.
You must be passionate and skilled at engaging youth, especially young men, and their families, delivering effective therapeutic interventions that help them achieve positive outcomes. You have a vitality and energy that makes you fantastic in a group. On top of this, your professionalism is a given and you complete related administrative tasks with ease.
Knowledge of AOD, counselling and youth development are essential. Prior group facilitation experience and an HPCA Act or DAPAANZ registration would be an advantage.

Your key responsibilities would include:

 Providing counselling and support services to young people and families
 Providing group based youth development interventions and support to young people affected by alcohol and other drugs in schools
 Providing individual assessment and intervention to young people affected by alcohol and other drugs in schools
 Liaising with schools to support the development of young people
 Case noting and related administration.

You must have:

 A qualification in counselling or related field (or be completing one)
 A professional registration, or the ability to work towards one
 Experience working with youth and families
 Knowledge of AOD & youth development
 Excellent written and oral communication skills
 Flexibility, a can-do attitude and a passion for Youthline’s work.

Please email a cover email/letter and your CV to jayne@youthline.co.nz.

Applications close 5pm Monday 3rd September 2012

Settlement Support Network Meeting 9 June 2012

The Rights and Responsibilities of a New Zealander

  • Saturday 9 June 2012; 9.30am to 1pm
  • 35 A St George Street Papatoetoe (Chambers)

Settlement Support Coordinator Manukau warmly invites you to the next local settlement network meeting for Manukau focusing on the Rights and Responsibilities of a New Zealander.

The session aims to bring information as well as address challenging social justice issues. This is an opportunity to interact with the Human Rights Commission, NZ Police, Health Advocates, etc. pertaining to your rights.
Please feel free to share the invitation with your clients, and networks, so that they can all benefit from the pool of expertise.

  • RSVP by 4 June 2012 for catering purposes.
  • Ph: 263 5490 or Fax: 2635491
  • Email: manukau@arms-mrc.org.nz

Never2Old Sports Day 28 October

Age Concern are holding their Never2Old Sports Day

at the Allan Brewster Recreation Centre

on Friday 28th October 2011

From 9:30 – 2:00 pm. RSVP to annette.reilly@manukauleisure.co.nz

With table-tennis, heaps of fun games, volley ball, badminton, bowls.