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DRIVE Update: Christmas Special Hui & Notices

DRIVE announces the final hui date for the year, featuring guest musician Sam RB and a chance for you to perform.

Date: Thursday 18 December
Time: 10.45 for an 11am start
Place: Pacific Business Trust, 733 Great South Road, Papatoetoe

RSVP’s are essential as lunch will be supplied. DRIVE may not be able to cater for all needs, but please get in touch if you have any dietary requirements.

The October Hui was a productive day of brainstorming what was important to consumers, and what they wanted from services. Drive hopes to give you further feedback about this soon. They also have a list of events that are happening in the next couple of weeks that may be of interest. These include several art events, training opportunities and some chances for you to use your experiences to give some feedback around parenting and mental illness, and the Auckland Council psychoactive substances policy.

Contact DRIVE via:

Email: sheree.veysey@connectsr.org.nz

Mailing address: DRIVE Network, PO Box 102 149, North Shore Mail Centre, Auckland, 0745, New Zealand

Auckland Council Research Project Seeks Participants with Disabilities from New Lynn, Papatoetoe and Albany

Research Project: How do you feel about living in your local neighbourhood and community

Receive $35

Ignite Research are interviewing people in several Auckland areas for Auckland Council and would like to hear people’s stories about what it’s like living in New Lynn, Papatoetoe, Albany.

If you, or someone you know, would like to take part in this research project and receive a $35 Warehouse voucher and go into a draw for another $100 voucher, for just 40 minutes of your time, then read on.

Ignite Research want to talk to people who…

  • Live in Papatoetoe, Albany, New Lynn
  • Are aged 17-100
  • Are Pacific, Indian, Korean, Chinese, European or Pākehā
  • Have a disability

If you or someone you know fits the description, call email or text Deb on 4795430 / 022 3514537 or dhullaswan@gmail.com, giving the person’s age, ethnicity, and which one of the descriptions above they fit. Deb will sort out a suitable time to talk with you over the next couple of weeks.

Ignite Research, 110 Mt Eden Rd, Auckland

Navigating the Health System for Older People | The 4 Senses: 19 June 2013

Age Concern Counties Manukau is holding a series of seminars in Papatoetoe during 2013.

This pilot programme with guest speakers will cover in detail what services are available to support you should your circumstances change in your retirement years. Get prepared – what would you like to know before you need these services?

In June “The 4 Senses” will explore the impact ageing has on vision, hearing, mouth (dental), and the medications we consume. 4 guest speakers will each give a short presentation on their services with plenty of time for questions and answers.

To be held 10am – 12 noon on Wednesday 19th June at St Johns Community Centre, 120 Great South Road, Papatoetoe.

Morning tea is included.

No entry charge, but donations towards costs gratefully received.

Bookings essential, please ring the Age Concern office on 09 279 4331 Ext 800 or email sandya@accm.org.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

YouthLaw joins Youthline at The Station


YouthLaw has moved premises to Youthline’s Papatoetoe Youth Development Centre

 – The Station!

YouthLaw is a national community law centre for children and young people under 25 providing free legal information, advice, law related education, law reform service and, where capacity permits, representation services.

Vanushi Walters Managing Solicitor says “through our 0800 UTHLAW advice line we provide over 3,000 hours of free legal advice to children and young people across the country.  Our teamis there to support and advise young people when they feel unsafe at home or at school, face being kicked out of school or are being treated unfairly by employers. We reach over 6,000 children, young people and those who work with them each year, through our legal education programmes and have a proactive law reform programme advocating for the rights of under 25 year olds.”

“We are a national service and will always have staff working and collaborating nationally with our local partners where our most vulnerable young people live, work and play and, through our pro bono partnership with Minter Ellison Rudd Watts, will retain a central Auckland city presence.

“However, the decision to move stems from two key drivers within our strategic vision:

“Firstly, Youthline’s vision of partnership across the Youth Sector fits perfectly with our own vision.  We believe that closer collaboration between core services should be at the heart of any strategy to improve social and justice outcomes for our most vulnerable young people.  This move is the start of what we hope will be a long term partnership with Youthline as we look to championing a new vision for young people in New Zealand through our operational plan – Safe. In School.Out of Jail.

“Secondly, we want to be well equipped to identify and deliver services to children and young people living in communities of priority need across New Zealand and accordingly want our home to be within one of the largest of these priority communities.  To be truly effective our services must be easily accessible, our advocacy must respond directly to need and importantly our sense of place must be strongly tied to the identity of the most vulnerable communities we serve.”

YouthLaw’s new contact details are:

Physical address:

Level 1, 145 St George St, Papatoetoe, Auckland

Postal address:

PO Box 200020, Papatoetoe Central, Auckland 2156


For information and advice and any of the lawyers, use the existing number: 0800 UTHLAW (0800 884 529). YouthLaw’s main phone number is  09 250 2670.

Traditional Indian Indoor Games Day for Women: Papatoetoe, 16 June 2012

For Women only…Traditional Indian Indoor games Day

  • Saturday 16 June 2012
  • 10am-2pm
  • Allan Brewster Recreation Centre Papatoetoe

Punjabi Cultural Association Inc. Papatoetoe invites all women to make new history while celebrating the 150th year of Papatoetoe. Kho-Kho, Knuckle bones, Spoonrun, Satapu, Three legged race, Shatranj, Matching picture n person, Blindfolded catch, Kokalachi paki, &Lots of Fun games, food n Prizes! FREE!!! FREE!!!!FREE!!

Contact Anita or Gurpreet to register:
Anita at anitabadwal@hotmail.com or Gurpreet at bitty1102@msn.com

Papatoetoe’s 150th Birthday Parade

 Street parade and celebration!

Join your community including all Papatoetoe schools for a street parade to celebrate Papatoetoe’s 150th birthday!

  • Date: Monday 2 April 2012
  • Time: 10am

The parade starts at the Papatoetoe Sports Centre car park, Hunters Corner and will make its way along Great South Road to Kolmar Road, down Kolmar Road to St George Street to Tavern Lane (by the Old Papatoetoe Railway Station) to the Town Hall.

If you have any enquiries, please contact Pat Taylor, phone: 09 277 8280 or email: grange.lodge.motel@xtra.co.nz, www.papatoetoe150.co.nz

To mark the occasion Youthline will be giving out cake with every hot drink purchased at the Thyme Out at The Station (Cafe) at 145 St George Street.

At the Papatoetoe Town Hall and the Papatoetoe Chambers there will be displays outlining Papatoetoe’s diverse and fascinating history

Akld Airport Grants Open

Auckland Airport Community Trust is now accepting applications for the 2012/13 Community Grants programme.

The Community Trust was established in 2003 to distribute charitable funds on behalf of Auckland International Airport Limited, and has awarded over $2million funding to date.

Community Grants are only available to organisations that operate projects which benefit communities within the Trust’s Area of Benefit.  The Area of Benefit is clearly defined by a map which can be viewed on the Trust’s website:  www.aucklandairportcommunitytrust.org.nz

In general terms, this area covers parts of the suburbs of Wiri, Mangere, Papatoetoe, Otara, East Tamaki, Flatbush and Whitford.  Applicants are strongly urged to check there alignment with the Area of Benefit before applying.

For the 2012/13 Community Grants programme, the Trust will continue its focus on supporting projects that support:

  • a) Literacy –  with a particular emphasis on projects or programmes which engage families in their children’s learning, including programmes which enhance the literacy levels of the adults involved
  • b)Life skills – in particular programmes or projects which build upon the Trust’s on-going investment in literacy development; and which build resilience within individuals, families and the community served by the Trust.

Applicants must be an incorporated society, charitable trust or otherwise have donee status.  A full guide to applying can be viewed on the Trust’s website.

Applications opened 12th December 2011 and will be accepted until 5pm on 31st March 2012.  Successful applicants will be notified in June 2012, and funds will be paid in January 2013 for projects to be delivered across the 2013 calendar year.

To apply, download an application form from the Trust’s website and return it as per the guidelines to: Administrator, Auckland Airport Community Trust, PO Box 59 023, Mangere Bridge 2151