In Search Of Rangatahi Representatives

Hey Folks,This is an awesome opportunity for young Maori in the Rodney area.

Would be awesome if you could put people forward that would take advantage of the opportunity to represent Rodney.

Let me know if you have anyone that you think would fit.


A virtual team representing Community Development and Safety, the Independent Māori Statutory Board, Te Waka Angamua, Community and Cultural Strategy and Rangatahi (from the Youth Advisory Panel) has been set up to support rangatahi in having a voice across the region by creating a Foundation Rangatahi Panel. The project has reached a stage now where we are seeking interest from rangatahi to be involved in the foundation panel who will be tasked with formalising the next stage of the process.Attached is the pānui to be distributed through your networks.

The deadline for nominations to be received is early May . I will be in contact to hear how progress is going.

Daniel Pouwels |Principal strategy analyst, children and young people

Auckland Council,

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Are you Ethnic, Pacific or Senior?

Media release – 7 February 2014

Auckland Council is calling for applications for three advisory panels covering Ethnic Peoples, Pacific Peoples, and Seniors.

The panels are designed to provide the council with strategic “big picture” advice on issues important to diverse groups, helping the council to engage effectively with   communities.

“The panels alert the council to critical community concerns, allowing us to work across generations, ethnicities and cultures as part of creating the world’s most liveable city,” said Mayor Len Brown.

The council is seeking applicants who have good knowledge of their communities, and are across emerging trends, challenges and opportunities, and have   experience with governance and advisory roles.

Applicants also need a broad perspective on the future direction of Auckland as envisioned in the Auckland Plan, the council’s defining blueprint for managing growth and change in the city.

Shortlisted applicants will be notified and interviewed by a selection panel comprising council and community representatives.

Application forms are available online or from libraries and council service centres from 7 February 2014.  Applications close on 20 February, 2014.

Information on the role of advisory panels and the application process is available on or by calling 09 301 0101.

Ethnic Peoples and Pacific Peoples’ advisory panels were statutory bodies created under legislation for the first term of the new council.  They were disestablished one month before the 2013 local body election. The council has agreed to retain the concept of advisory panels and has introduced a new one for Seniors (people over 65 years). The council already has other advisory panels including the Youth Advisory Panel and Disability Strategic Advisory Panel.

For other council news, please go to the Council website.

In the meantime, if you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing us at


Kind regards

Victoria Ly

The Power of Communities – a free workshop with Jim Diers: 22 August in Wellsford

On behalf of Rodney Local Board, you are invited to attend a free, interactive workshop with Jim Diers, an international presenter who has worked extensively with rural communities on community development.

Click Here for a flyer showing all the details     Please pass this on to the networks that would be interested and RSVP to by Friday 16 August if you want to attend.

Significant Issue

Tuesday evening’s Auckland Council Draft Unitary Plan presentation brought out about 40 people from Puhoi as well as Upper Waiwera and Mahurangi West. Andrew Cranna-Powell described the distress being caused to landowners such as himself by the proposed imposition of SEAs – Significant Ecological Areas -designations on rural properties, seemingly without consultation. AU planner and presenter Peter Vari agreed there might be a possibility of more debate on this issue if landowners got together and requested it. Andrew’s email is
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