Kaipātiki Local Board newsletter
One month left to have your say on the draft Auckland Unitary Plan
Mayor Len Brown will be attending the Birkdale andBeach Haven Residents and Ratepayers Associationmeeting on 13 May to discuss local issues and the draft
Auckland Unitary Plan. It’s a great opportunity to nd
out what the plan could mean for the area.
13 May 2013, 7.30pm
Beach Haven Hall,336 Rangatira Road, Beach HavenWe have had worthwhile and productive discussionsat our community meetings focusing on the different
aspects of the draft Auckland Unitary Plan. Kaipātiki’s
consultation camper is still out in the community to help
locals nd out more so they can provide their feedback
to help shape the plan.
You also have the chance to nd out more with the
consultation campervan this month.
• Gleneld Market – 12 and 26 May, 5pm• Birkenhead Artisan Market – 18 May, 8am-1pm
There have been many discussions about what theunitary plan will mean for our communities. We aregetting lots of feedback around many issues, includinghousing density, the environment and infrastructure tosupport Auckland’s growth.Feedback for the draft plan closes on Friday 31 May 2013and we encourage you to visit www.shapeauckland.co.nz
to nd out what it means for your community and have
Onepoto Pond to be de-silted
Onepoto Pond at Onepoto Domain will be de-silted next year. KaipātikiLocal Board, with support from Auckland Council’s Governing Body,has secured funding to restore the pond. Local residents have asked for
the pond to be de-silted for a number of years and the local board is
pleased to have advocated successfully for the work to be progressed.The project is currently in a design phase, and more details about thework will be available later this year.
Big nish in Shore to Shore race
Kaipātiki Local Board would like to congratulate Birkenhead local Jayden Burrell for his achievement in the Shore to Shore Fun Run inMarch. Jaden has an extremely rare genetic disorder that makes evensimple tasks painful and difcult. Doctors initially did not expect him tobe able to walk, but the 21 year old has overcome many obstacles to
complete the fun run in one hour and four minutes – 56 minutes ahead
of his original goal. Congratulations, Jayden, your story is inspiring!
Kaipātiki’s youth panel gets to work
The Kaipātiki Local Youth Board will be representing the area’s young people and feeding into the local board’s discussions anddecision-making. The youth members will provide young people’sperspectives and advocate on behalf of Kaipātiki’s younger residents.Local board Chairperson Lindsay Waugh is looking forward to workingwith the youth board. “One of the rst things we’d like to work withthem on is getting their views on the draft Regional Public TransportPlan, as the mapping of bus routes has a direct bearing on how youngpeople get around Auckland.”
Local board member Richard Hills with theKaipātiki Local Youth Board.