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Papakura Residents Sought for Comment on Effect of Welfare Reforms

Calling Papakura residents

The NZ Herald will mark the final stage of Paula Bennett’s welfare reforms coming into force on July 15 with a three-part series looking at how the reforms so far are affecting people’s lives on the ground in one community – Papakura has been selected because it is the Auckland local board area with the highest share of the working-aged population on benefits (18.9%). Day 2 of the 3-part series will focus on the drive to help/push sick and disabled people into paid work. Interviews can be for quoting or anonymous, whichever you wish. If you live in Papakura and would like to talk about how these changes are affecting you and/or people you know, please contact the Herald’s social issues reporter Simon Collins, if possible by this Friday July 5, on ddi 09 373 6473 or 021 612 423 or simon.collins@nzherald.co.nz

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

Nominations Sought for Community Volunteer Awards 2013 – Papakura

Papakura Local Board are calling for nominations to recognise individuals and groups who make a valuable contribution to our community. Papakura Local Board is seeking your nominations for its Community Volunteer Awards, which will be held on Thursday 6 June 2013.

Nominations should recognise individuals and groups who make a valuable contribution to the community in Papakura.

Some examples include:

− Individuals who make a difference in the organisation they belong to.
− Groups or organisations that make a difference to the community they operate in.
− Those under the age of 18 who demonstrate leadership or have helped their peers.
− Individuals or community groups that can demonstrate how they have contributed towards community safety.
− An individual who makes a difference in their local community by giving a helping hand when it’s needed.

To make your nomination(s) or for more information please contact Jacqui Hindmarsh, email papakuralocalboard@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz, or phone 09 295 1376.

Nominations close on Thursday 23 May 2013.

Find out more: please visit

Whanau Fun Day with Scribe in Papakura 1 Sep 2012

Coordinator Wanted for Panmure and Papakura Youthtown Branches

A Youth Coordinator is required for Panmure and Papakura branches.

These roles will coordinate youth events, programmes and activities for intermediate and secondary school students within the Panmure and Papakura communities.  Connecting young people to their communities via youth squads and utilizing the youth participation model to develop leadership skills, is the core objective of this programme and role, along with a strong focus on sports programmes for the wider youth community.

The Youth Coordinator – Panmure will be based at Central – Nelson St, whilst the Youth Coordinator Papakura will be based at Youthtown Papakura.

Please forward any applications of interest to Sonya@youthtown.org.nz.

Applications close 5pm Tuesday 31st July.


Community Events in Papakura Nov-Dec 2011


from Auckland Council Community Advisor for Papakura

November 2011

Papakura Social Services Network meeting

  • Wednesday 2 November 2011 9:00am – 10.00 am
  • Where: CAB 4a Opaheke Rosd, Papakura

Fireworks Spectacular

  • Friday 4 November 2011 Gates Open:     6:00pm – Event Ends:      9:30pm
  • Where: Massey Park, Ron Keat Drive, Papakura

Papakura Marae Carboot sale – Fundraiser for Kaumatua Kuia Dinner

  • Saturday 12 November 2011 Time:     8.00am – 12.00 noon
  • Carboot booking $15.00, All proceeds go to Kaumatua Kuia Christmas Dinner
  • Contact Rangi rangis@papakiuramarae.co.nz or DDI 2972887
  • Where: Papakura Marae 29 Hunua Road, Papakura

PAPCOSS Community and Social Services Expo

  • Friday 15 November 2011 Time:     10:30am – 12.00 noon
  • Where: Foyer to Museum and Library, Carparking28 East Street or 209 Great South Road, Papakura

Papakura Marae – Teal Ribbon Breakfast ‘Choose To Be Violent Free’

  • Friday 16 November 2011 Time:     7.00am – 8.00am
  • Tickets cost $10.00 Contact Rangi rangis@papakiuramarae.co.nz or DDI 2972887
  • Where: Papakura Marae Hunua Road Papakura

December 2011

Papakura Carols in the Park

  • Friday 2 December 2011   Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm
  • Where: TBA

Papakura Santa Parade

  • Saturday 3 December 2011 Time:  2:00pm-3:30pm
  • Where: Papakura Town Centre

Papakura Youth Event

  • Monday 5 December 2011 Time: 5:00pm-7.00pm
  • Where: The Gate, 26a Wood Street, Papakura

Papakura Social Services Network meeting

  • Wednesday 7 December 2011 9:00am – 10.00 am
  • Where: CAB 4a Opaheke Rosd, Papakura

Papakura Marae – Christmas in the Pa

  • Wednesday 14 December 2011   2:00pm-3:30pm
  • Stallholder booking $15 all proceed go to event
  • Contact Maisaele  DDI  2972163
  • Where: Papakura Marae 29 Hunua Road, Papakura



Self Massage Course

  • Date    Every Monday
  • Venue Old Central School  Wood Street Papakura
  • Contact Yu-Mei Lin 09 296 6465 or 021 386 009

Tai Chi

Gentle exercise for enhancing energy circulation,body coordination and mind concentration.

  • Venue:Old Central School (opp. to police station),
  • Wood Street, Papakura
  • Date: Monday 8.15-9.15pm.
  • Cost Up to 5 dollars by donation.
  • Contact Bernard (09): 266-9988. Or heart.bridge@slingshot.co.nz

Oriental Flower Arrangement Course

This course is for you to learn a simple and elegant way of arranging flowers. The principle of this arrangement is to create the feeling of peace, harmony and balance. Join us to enjoy the fun of this creative process.

  • Date:   Friday
  • Time:  10:00 am ~ 12:00 pm
  • Venue Old Central School
  • Cost:    Donation
  • Equipment: Scissors, Vase, Kenzan (pin holder)
  • Instructor: Amy Wu