Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Council gives green light to Torere

Media Release
29 August 2005

Council gives green light to Torere

Last Thursday (24 August), at a full meeting of Manukau City Council, councillors voted to rebuild Te Whare o Torere at the Emilia Maud Nixon Garden of Memories in Howick.

The decision followed an earlier workshop where councillors discussed the detailed plans and costing options.

The estimated building cost is $468,000. Of this, $166,000 is from insurance following the burning down of the previous building in October 2004. The rebuild is subject to the remainder being funded through a combination of externally sourced funding and, if necessary, through a reprioritisation of Council’s Property and Assets 2005/2006 programme.

Sir Barry Curtis, Mayor of Manukau says: “I am very pleased that councillors agreed to the rebuild of Torere. The challenge is now to work together and focus on securing the external funding needed to ensure Emilia Maud Nixon’s dream lives on.”

Carvings and tukutuku panels for the building, estimated at a cost of $250,000, will also be funded from external sources.

Once secured, the amount of external funding obtained will be reported to the Community Development Committee.

Councillors also requested a plan to protect and preserve the garden’s trees during construction.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>

ALSO:

Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>

ALSO:

Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>

ALSO:

General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Our Posturing At The UN

In New York, Key basically took an old May 2 Washington Post article written by Barack Obama, recycled it back to the Americans, and still scored headlines here at home… We’ve had a double serving of this kind of comfort food. More>>

ALSO:

Treaty Settlements: Bills Delayed As NZ First Pulls Support

Ngāruahine, Te Atiawa and Taranaki are reeling today as they learnt that the third and final readings of each Iwi’s Historical Treaty Settlement Bills scheduled for this Friday, have been put in jeopardy by the actions of NZ First. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Damage De-Regulation Is Doing To Fisheries And Education, Plus Kate Tempest

Our faith in the benign workings of the market – and of the light-handed regulation that goes with it – has had a body count. Back in 1992, the free market friendly Health Safety and Employment Act gutted the labour inspectorate and turned forestry, mining and other workplace sites into death traps, long before the Pike River disaster. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news