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pulse Massey Community

Edition Nine March / April / May ‘18

In this issue: Community Hubs Update Learn what your community hubs have been up to Tatou te Iwi Saying goodbye to Massey Community Constable, Joe Beaumont Meet Our People Want to know who is responsible for making Massey Matters work? West Means Business Latest community courses from West Means Business Ethkick West Auckland residents take to the pitch Massey Youth Can What’s happening in our community for youth and how can you get involved

Thanks to our contributors You are what makes Massey Community Pulse interesting! We will consider any article or image that may be of interest to our community. The deadline for our next publication is Friday 6th April. For more information about contributing, email or phone 832 0431 Funders We achieve what we do because of support from our Funders; Henderson Massey Local Board, Foundation North, Lotteries and Trusts Million Dollar Mission.

A huge thanks for Green Fingers supporting our community. Find out the growing news from our community gardens On the Cover Boost 2017 graduates Henderson-Massey winning stall at the Local Board Update Christmas Treasure Hunt. The latest news from our Want to know more about local board representative; our Boost Leadership Shane Henderson programme? Call Massey Matters on 09 832 0431 Neighbours Day Find out what we are doing to celebrate Massey for Neighbours Day Community Connection We want to fund your idea or project! Find out how Massey Community Events Cut out for your fridge a list of all classes and events

CONTACT MASSEY MATTERS Email Phone Massey Matters 832 0431 Massey Community Hub 833 6650 Manager Laurel 027 722 1150 Office Massey Community Hub 385 Don Buck Rd 9am – 4pm Monday – Thursday 9am – 2.30pm Friday Online massey matters



Haere Mai, Welcome to 2018! We hope you had a fantastic summer break and spent time exploring your own neighbourhoods and creating your own magic in Massey. This year is going to rock! We are settled into Massey Community Hub, have a skilled and passionate team on board, exciting projects and heaps of opportunities for you to be part of what happens in Massey. Keep up with us: like us on Facebook, check out our website, (where you can sign up for our E Newsletter coming soon) or pop in and visit us at one of the hubs, a cuppa is always on offer. People often ask me ‘what does Massey Matters do?”. It’s a big answer, because we do many different things, all connected to our vision: Massey – a thriving place to live, work, play and grow. In a nutshell, we create opportunities to make connections between residents, community groups, organisations and agencies. We do this to empower you to lead change in your neighbourhood. Put another way, we are here to walk alongside, and work with you. You and us, we’re a team. Together Everyone Achieves More. This idea of working together is an aspect of ‘Place Making”, which we could say is the art of making great neighbourhoods; ones where people can hang out, meet each other, have fun, relax and form connections that make strong communities.

The Massey Matters team.

Neighbourhoods are where community begins, and community is what we are all about. And this is why we need you; you are the experts on what Massey needs to create great neighbourhoods. So let’s make 2018 a year of creating new ways of working together so we can achieve everything you dream of. Hands up if you say yes! to that?!

community hubs update Some of our Massey community members at one of our community lunches last year

Manutewhau Community Hub Welcome to 2018! We hope the New Year is treating you well so far.

meet some new people, as well as gaining new skills and confidence.

This year at the Hub we are focusing on participation and engagement. Meaning, we want to see more of our community getting involved and having a voice.

Being a volunteer with us can also go on your C.V. as a reference and job experience.

You can’t understand the amazing power of community until you are part of one. We believe that Massey as a community is a wonderful place for an easy pace of life filled with beautiful reserves and parks, shopping facilities and most importantly, amazing community organisations to get involved with. There is something for everyone so come along to the Hub and we can find the right fit for you. This year we would love to see an increase of volunteers at the Hub for our community lunches and open mornings. These are awesome opportunities to get involved and

What dreams do you have for the New Year and how can we help you reach them? We want to see you participate and engage with your dreams this year Massey. Come along to the Hub and we will uncover them together. And just remember: if you want to achieve the impossible you have to acknowledge that the word is actually saying I’m possible. Kia Kaha Massey.


Group shot of our amazing after school youth and helpers at the 2017 prize giving

WHERE ARE THE HUBS? Manutewhau Community Hub West Harbour School 74b Oreil Ave, West Harbour Tina or Samantha: 416 9397 manutewhau community hub Massey Community Hub Triangle Park 385 Don Buck Rd, Massey Melanie: 833 66550 Lincoln Heights Hub Lincoln Heights School 16 Keegan Drive, Massey Mel: 021 075 2292 lincoln heights community hub Our Massey whanau celebrating the end of year after school prize giving

Colwill Hub Colwill School Kintara Drive, Massey East Nicola: 027 446 2166 colwill community hub


le b a t s n o C Joemont Beau Tell us what you do in the community? I am the Massey Community Constable, I cover West Harbour, Whenuapai and most of Massey. I am currently based at the Massey Police Station and deal with neighbourhood and community issues and often work with local schools and youth. Where were you born? I was born in Felixstowe in the south England where I lived for my first couple of years, I don’t remember a lot about it but judging from old photos I spent a lot of time on the beach and eating ice-cream. What brought you to West Auckland? Originally what brought me to West Auckland was a Kiwi girl that I met in Scotland doing her OE. I moved out here nearly 20 years ago, and have lived and worked locally for most of that time. I have enjoyed being around the Waitakere Ranges and West Coast Beaches. How long have you worked in Massey? I have been the Massey Community Cop for the last 3 years but have worked around West Auckland for the last 18 years; 10 of those in the police.

What changes have you seen in Massey since you’ve been here? I think the most obvious change would have to be the development and growth of the area, every corner you turn there is a new building being built. What do you like most about the Massey community? In the police we often get to see the best and worst of any area, I have generally found the Massey Community quite resilient and with a good sense of humour. There are some incredible people out there doing some amazing things, and in the true Kiwi way don’t want to make a fuss about it. What is your favourite secret place in Massey? In the new Westgate development near the Resene paint store there is a quiet reserve overlooking a large pond with a few benches and picnic tables. You will sometimes catch me there having my Sushi when I need 5 minutes peace and quiet.


Where are you going to from here? From here I am moving to Northland with my family. I will also be changing my role with police and taking on a position in Youth Aid, some of the most rewarding parts of my current role have been working with youth so this feels like a natural next step. There are also some plans to do a bit more fishing. What are you going to miss most from your role here? I have been very lucky to work with a great group of guys here at the Massey Station, and have built some awesome partnerships in the community, a move north will mean moving away from those connections. If you were to return to Massey in 5 years, what would you like to see? With the rate of growth in the area it would be nice to see that Massey has retained its character, that and a few more doughnut shops!

MORE INFO Massey Community Police Station 390 Don Buck Road 09 832 4099

Meet Our Team at Massey Matters Laurel Belworthy – Manager 832 0431 / 027 722 1150 385 Don Buck Road, Massey Organisation / Funding / Strategic Partnerships Vinetta Pearce – Community Activator 832 0431 / 021 667 335 385 Don Buck Road, Massey Community Engagement / Community & Business Partnerships / Projects & Events Allen Taua – Youth Coordinator 832 0431 / 021 826 314 385 Don Buck Road, Massey Youth connections / Projects & Events (Youth Based) Zabeen Begum – Accounts Administrator 832 0431 385 Don Buck Road, Massey Accounts Payable & Receivable / Statistics Analysis / Massey Matters Administration Siobhan Kelly – Massey Community Hub Coordinator 833 6650 / 0226580178 385 Don Buck Road, Massey Venue Bookings & Maintenance / Massey Community Pulse Coordinator / Promotion & Media Samantha Baker – Manutewhau Community Hub Coordinator 416 9397 / 0227221144 74b Oriel Ave, West Harbour Community Liaison / Venue Management / Projects & Events Tina Ngatai – Manutewhau Community Hub Administrator 416 9397 74b Oriel Ave, West Harbour Venue Bookings / Promotion and Media / Projects & Events

WEST Means Business Economic Wellbeing in our Local Community With Christmas and the holiday season well and truly over the new year is often the time we begin to plan our finances, whether it be travelling overseas, looking for a new job, starting a savings account, paying off debt or learning to live more sustainably. WEST run courses to improve economic wellbeing including Becoming Financially Fit; a range of workshops covering topics such as starting a home-based business, ideas to earn extra income, borrowing sensibly and understanding loan contracts and setting and achieving financial goals. WEST also have courses to help find employment, sit a driver’s licence and obtain a work place certificate such as First Aid or Forklift Certificates. To find out more about how we can help you, come in and see us at 9 Henderson Valley Rd or phone 09 837 1741. We continue to update the ”Buy Local Directory”, an online directory of small local businesses, as we discover new local businesses. There are so many reasons why supporting local business is important, the main reason is job creation. WEST have worked with a number of businesses that started out small and have grown to a point where they need to employ workers. As a community we can support our local businesses to grow, visit www. to search for products or services available in your local area. If you know of a local business that isn’t on the directory please let them know about it – it’s free to advertise and they can join via the website.


WEST Means Business WEST are always on the lookout for new workshop and course ideas. If you have an idea for a workshop please get in touch with us via the website or email nz WEST Means Business * Website Design * Branding * Social Media Marketing - Facebook * Developing your Small Business * IRD Business Health Check * IRD GST * BNZ Financial WEST Driver Education * Learner Licence Theory Preparation * Restricted Licence Preparation * Full Licence Preparation WEST Training * F Endorsement / Forklift Certificate * OSH Operators Certificate * English Conversation classes – elementary/beginner/intermediate/ reading and writing * Treaty of Waitangi * Financially Fit WEST Work Ready * Support for people wanting to access employment or further training For more information on any of the courses we offer please email, phone 09 8371471 or visit us at 9 Henderson Valley Rd, Henderson.

Ethkick West time again! Free family fun day Saturday 3 March 2018, Fred Taylor Park, Massey 8.30am – 4.30pm

Ethkick West is organised by Community Waitakere in partnership with Auckland Council, Northern Football Federation and NZ Police, supported by Waitakere City Football Club, the Waitakere Ethnic Board, Sports Waitakere, the Human Rights Commission, West Auckland Local Boards and The Trusts Community Foundation.

Up to 32 men’s and women’s teams will be part of this fun day that aims to be a West Auckland culturally diverse, community celebration - building friendship through football. An important part is the 7-a-side football tournament, For further information: but the main aim is to have a family fun Mandy Spencer day. Free entry to watch and enjoy. There will be food stalls with yummies from different parts of the world for sale, info stalls, and family fun activities. We hope that as many as possible will come to this free event to share what makes West Auckland special, and to support one or several of the teams.


Free Family Fun Day Celebrating West Auckland Cultural Diversity Food stalls, Info stalls, 7-a-side football tournament Saturday 3 March 2018 Fred Taylor Park, Massey 8.30am – 4.30pm Brought to you by Community Waitakere with Auckland Council, Northern Football Federation, NZ Police, Waitakere City Football Club; supported by The Trusts Community Foundation;

Opp page: Women’s winners from Tuvalu Clockwise from top: kids playing for the win, Dame Susan Devoy and MP Carmel Sepuloni at Umma Trust Ethiopian Food stall, India vs Nepal, kids’ battle of the blocks Photos by Edith Tuanai (Community Waitakere)

For further information: Mandy Spencer

youth update Youth Voice Camp 2017

Last year some of our youth had the opportunity to gather with other leaders from other youth groups of West Auckland; Ranui 135, Zeal, OPHS youth and Te Atatu youth. Youth voice 2017 weekend camp was at the Kiwanis Lodge. We had development activities, entertainment nights and leadership activities. The aim of the camp was to help leaders identify other leaders by understanding the attributes of a leader. This year Youth Voice Camp will be held at ZEAL and we are excited to see what will spring up for Youth Voice 2018 MYC Youth Upcoming Events For 2018 – Our Theme - Grit This year our MYC youth group will be focusing on co-designing our next set of future events – Youth Voice – Haunted House TBC – Boys To Men Program TBC

Shoot All Out – Annual Event 2017 Recap The shoot all out competition was a stunner!! We had over 30 ballers, 80 attendees and some great prizes. Congratulations to the shoot all out winners of 2017. Michael Henare – Shoot Out Competition Champion for ages 11 – 13 Andrew Deluo – Shoot Out Competition Champion for ages 14 – 16 Kees Groothans – Shoot Out Competition Champion for ages 17 – 19 These guys had a magnificent time and thank you to our MYC Project Team and Raise Up for designing the event. Take a look at some of the highlights.


WEST Work Ready / Massey Matters 2017 Recap Youth programs for teens looking for work. Massey Matters has collaborated with West work ready to get our youth aged 16 onwards ready for work in Massey. If you have or know any young adults looking to spring into employment or prepare for a new adventure send them to us so we can get them involved. Parents, if interested, please add yourself and your child to our Youth employment page so we can offer them opportunities that suit them. youthworkready/ We would also like to congratulate Connor Bennett and Georgina for taking the time to get their learners license. MYC Project Team & Recruitment For 2018 We are now taking new leaders who are interested in shaping our future youth-led events. We will only be taking 15 young people and there is a process to be eligible. Apply here to see if you fit our MYC suit and culture – https://form.

MORE INFO Contact Allen Taua ph: 021 826 314 MYC – Massey Youth

Manutewhau Hub Garden Do you like delicious fresh food picked straight from the garden? The Manutewhau Hub garden is in full bloom with delicious vegetables that need to be eaten! If you want some yummy summer salads come along and pick them for your whanau. These veggies are free for all community members who help out in the garden. If you don’t know much about gardening, we can work with you to show you what’s a weed and what’s not! It doesn’t take much to keep the garden growing, but it does take people who are willing to help out. If that sounds like something you would be interested in then come along to the Manutewhau Hub and get stuck in this year.

Above: Our littlest Hub member getting suck into the garden Above left: Our awesome volunteer Sarah, getting ready to do some planting


Triangle Park Community Teaching Garden

Focus on Soil + Winter Growing April 8, 2018 (Eco-Fest) 10am – 12pm

Promoting gardening & healthy eating.

Learn how to achieve ‘the best you can get’ from your garden by building healthy soil and growing plants to enhance nutrition levels. Soil fertility, crop rotation and edible selection for winter will be covered.

We are a group of volunteers who meet at 10am on Wednesdays and Saturdays to garden. All welcome! We share the work, then we share produce – we don’t like to find others have abused our hard work – spend two hours working with us and we’ll give you free veggies and more! Don’t steal our produce! Join our garden to grow vegetables, herbs, fruit and flowers using organic principles. Learn to use common resources to support your own veggie garden to grow nourishing food.

Cost $20. Bookings essential. Contact Judy Keats Part of EcoWest Festival 17 March – 15 April 2018 EcoDay – Sunday 15 April 2018 Olympic Park & EcoMatters Environment Trust, New Lynn EcoDay is Auckland’s biggest eco family day out, a free event with live music, great food and a variety of eco activities to enjoy.


Update An Oxfam report has recently stated that the richest 1% of New Zealanders sucked up 28% of the wealth created last year. The 1.4 million people who make up the poorest 30% only got 1%.

and we desperately need a public pool for the northwest of our city. It has been the long-term position of our board, and I have to say our councilors as well have been pushing hard for this issue for a long time.

I think it would be no surprise to many in Massey that the inequality gap seems to widen year upon year, and I think this has huge risks for our whole community. I hope that all branches of Government can focus on creating jobs and opportunities in Massey and across the West, so that we can arrest these statistics and make our community a prouder place to be. At a local level, we are always very keen to hear ideas on how we can promote this in the neighbourhood, so do keep in touch.

With limited resources and other areas also needing infrastructure, we cannot guarantee success. However, what we can promise you is that your local board and councilors are fighting together for you on this issue. West Auckland only has 1 of 29 pools in the city, and I actually think a case can be made for pools in both the northwest and the innerwest to serve growing communities.

At the local board, we have a huge year ahead. The 10-year Budget consultation document is coming, and with that is a chance for Massey residents to tell the Governing Body enough is enough

Our tamariki would benefit hugely from access to water. It will improve quality of life in the city, and it’s only fair. Watch this space for when the consultation document comes out, I hope we have plenty of Massey residents having their say. Shane Henderson, Chair Henderson-Massey Local Board

Laurel with a load of rubbish we cleared from the Manutewhau reserve

Massey community neighbours catching up at the Manutewhau Hub Neighbours’ Day

Reserve The Date Saturday 24th March Manutewhau Reserve awa clean up and Neighbours Day! This year we are partnering again with Eco Matters and Leataata Preschool to take action on protecting our natural resources. Together we will be working to clean up the rubbish surrounding the stream and reserves. If you want to be a part of a community that takes pride in our neighbourhood, then come along and support us. In the afternoon we will be having our annual Neighbours Day celebration in the Manutewhau Reserve (opposite the Manutewhau Hub). This year, we are changing things up a bit and focusing on helping celebrate neighbours working together. We are looking for 14 street champions who are ready to get stuck in ... sound interesting? Then give us a call to find out more. Times to be confirmed: please keep an eye on our Facebook pages to keep up to date. Kia Kaha Massey. Our place, our work, our pride. Love Massey!


Massey Community Fund Did you know that there is a fund available for residents of Massey, or people and organisations that wish to deliver an activity or project that benefits the residents of Massey? It is called the Massey Community Fund and there is a funding round every two months during the year. The purpose of the fund is to empower residents to lead projects that will contribute to making Massey a thriving place to live, work, play and grow. It operates through funding from the HendersonMassey Local Board and projects must be undertaken within the boundaries of Massey or demonstrate that they will provide real benefits to Massey residents. Applications can be made by an individual, group (two or more people) or organisation working locally in the Massey area. You can also apply if you are under the age of 16 but must apply with the permission of a parent or guardian.

Projects can be about: •

reating a sense of belonging and C pride in Massey e.g. neighbourhood based activities.

eading an activity or community L group.

roviding opportunities to enhance P the lives of our tamariki (children).

ctivities and training for young A people (13 – 18 year olds)

nhancing the quality of life for our E senior citizens

S upporting ethnic and culturally diverse communities in Massey.

I mproving the natural and urban environment of Massey.

Prevention of family violence

n idea that will contribute to making A Massey a thriving place to live, work, play and grow.

What can be funded? Priorities will be given to projects that support residents to connect with each other and participate in the Massey Community.

What will not be funded? •

Existing projects or activities.

ctivities or services that are not held/ A provided within the boundaries of Massey and/or produce benefits for Massey residents.

ctivities aimed at promoting A political party goals.

Massey Community Network And Residents’ Forum Meeting Dates

ctivities aimed at promoting A religious beliefs.

Massey Community Network Meetings 10 – 11.30am

xpenses not directly related to the E project.

Expenditure already incurred.

rojects focused on financial gains P or profit for the applicants.

8th March 3rd May 5th July 6th September 1st November

The next funding round applications are due on Friday 23rd February with another round due Friday 20th April. If this sounds like something that could be of benefit to you, or you would like more information on the fund, then please contact Vinetta at community@ or 021 667 335.

Massey Residents’ Forum Meetings 6.30 – 7.30pm 8th February 5th April 7th June 2nd August 4th October 6th December Theme of meetings and location TBC closer to the time of meeting. For more info contact: Massey Matters 832 0431 or Vinetta 021 667 335 Facebook: Massey Matters


MANUTEWHAU HUB Free Counselling Mondays 9.30am – 2pm

Portuguese Language Classes Fridays 4 – 5.30pm

Home 2 Grow Thursdays 10am – 12pm (first Thursday of the month)

Korean Dance Mondays 10.30am – 12pm

Available for Hire Saturdays & Sundays

Children’s Autism Mondays 3 – 6.30pm

Community Lunches Fridays 12 – 1.30pm 9 Feb, 9 March, 6 April

Drop in / Meet the Team Thursdays 10.30 – 11.30am (last Thursday of the month)

Toastmasters Mondays 7 – 9pm HIPPY Group Tuesdays 9.30am – 12.30pm Project Club Tuesdays 12.30 – 2.30pm Herbalife Fitness Club Tuesdays 9 – 10am

Open Mornings Wednesdays 9.30 – 11am 28 March, 11 April MASSEY COMMUNITY HUB Kanga Training Mondays 10 – 11.45am Vaka Pasifika Mondays 6.30 – 9.30pm

Overcoming Anxiety and Depression Colombian Traditional Wednesdays 10.30am – 12pm Dance & Culture Mondays 7 – 9pm Homework Club Communicare Wednesdays 3 – 4.30pm Tuesdays 9am – 1pm IRD & GST Workshops Free Counselling Thursdays 9.30am – 1pm Tuesdays 1 – 4pm ESOL Tai Chi Thursdays 10am – 12pm Tuesdays 7 – 8pm Lego Club Wednesdays 2 – 3, 7 – 9pm, Thursdays 3 – 4.30pm Saturdays 10am – 12pm

Meditation & Sound Healing Thursdays 10.30 – 11.30am (weekly) 7.30 – 8.30pm (fortnightly) ESOL Thursdays 1.30 – 3pm Niutau Group Thursdays 6.30 – 10.30pm (fortnightly) Flax Weavers Fridays 9.30 – 11.30am Muslim Prayer Group Fridays 1.15 – 2.45pm Niutau Cultural Group Fridays 6.30 – 10.30pm Parents Night Out Fridays TBC Guitars & Stars Saturdays 1 – 5pm (fortnightly) Haven Church Sundays 9am – 1pm

The Wagglers Course Thursdays 7.30 – 8.30pm

Play Now Wednesdays 9.30 – 11am

Merge NZ Sign Language Thursdays 7 – 9pm

Quilters & Stitchers Wednesdays 12.30 – 3pm

Free Counselling Fridays 9.30am – 2pm

Te Reo Wednesdays 10am – 12.30pm GOT AN EVENT? (fortnightly) Send your event or activity info for the next edition of Youth Connections Massey Community Pulse to Wednesdays 3.00 – 5pm

Friendship Support Group Fridays 9.30 – 11am

Discover Church Sundays 4.30 – 7pm Mediation Sundays 6 – 8pm (third Sunday of the month)

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